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Super Smash Bros' Pic of the Day Dies, but the Community Provides

Take a look at the best Smash Bros artwork you'll find on the Miiverse community.

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For nearly every day since June 11, 2013, Super Smash Bros director Masahiro Sakurai has posted a brand-new picture from the game. Every post included a photo and a description of some new character, stage, of feature for the game. Hardcore fan checked into Miiverse once a day just to see was Sakurai was going to post.

On Friday, after more than a year's worth of posts, Sakurai announced that the Pic of the Day was ending.

"Pic of the day has continued since E3 2013, and I would like to bring this series to a close today," wrote Sakurai in a post translated by his staff. "A total of 384 posts and roughly 500 screenshots have been posted, and there's even more screenshots if you count the ones I've posted for different regions."

"The origins of pic of the day was sharing one picture a day of the game in development inside the company. It started out just as a small bonus for the staff," he added. "However, once we started sharing pictures with the public, it was a much tougher process. We had to be more careful to choose appropriate pictures to post while keeping a consistant schedule regardless of how busy we got, all while some people only wanted new information from my posts. It's nice to finally be able to get one weight off of my shoulders."

While official pictures from Sakurai's team are ending, Super Smash Bros is now in the hands of fans. In addition to being able to share basic screenshots and sketches on Miiverse, Super Smash Bros includes the Photo Gallery, allowing players to collect trophies, pose them in small dioramas, take pictures, and even draw on those pictures before sharing them online. With a bit of imagination and effort, the community is offering up their own Pic of the Day now.

Compiled here is some of the more interesting screenshots and sketches - compromising picture of Zero Suit Samus aside - from the Super Smash Bros Miiverse community.

Straight Screenshots

Here's a few entries that are either straight screenshots or pictures done in the Trophy Room. No sketching madness, just the pure unsullied image.

Sonic shows off his new Super Sonic style. From user Dissidia 12.
If Grand Theft Auto V can add a first-person mode, what about Smash? From user Anthonyps00.
Still waiting on Capcom to do another Mega Man game? So is the Smash community. From user and Let's Player ClementJ64.
Sometimes people forget how fast Sonic is. From user UnknownUsername1.
Hissatsu! From user EdgarYolo.
From your nightmares. Zero Suit Wario. From user Inconsistency.
I'm tired of being your punching bag. From user Anthonyps00.
After many, many games. Ganondorf finally gets his due. From user Benji2606.
All we've ever wanted in a Duck Hunt game. From user Hot2SitonTrees.