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Super Smash Bros. for 3DS Impressions

Posted on September 21, 2014 by Jason Nason

To say the game has been highly anticipated would be an understatement, so when I found out that Nintendo was releasing a demo for Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo 3DS I was very excited. Sure, the demo only features a mesely five fighters. Yes, there is only one stage to battle on in the demo. True, there is a limit to the number of times that the demo can be booted up before it expires.

But getting to play Super Smash Bros. before the North American release, which is just over two weeks away now, I’ll gladly take these limitations.

It’s time to Smash.

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Nintendo Announces Three New 3DS XL Special Editions

Posted on September 11, 2014 by Jason Nason

Nintendo announced three new special editions of the Nintendo 3DS yesterday.

Nintendo announced the three special-edition Nintendo 3DS XL systems during the GameStop EXPO in Anaheim, California. The new systems include a red or blue Super Smash Bros. edition, a special NES edition as well as a Persona Q Edition, which is being released in conjunction with Atlus’ new game Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth.

“More than 12 million systems in the Nintendo 3DS family have been sold in the U.S. alone,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “These new models give shoppers even more choices during the holiday shopping season. Based on past experience, these special editions likely won’t stay on shelves for very long.”

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Super Smash Bros 3DS Demo Released in Japan

Posted on September 10, 2014 by Jason Nason

Nintendo released a demo for the upcoming Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo 3DS. In Japan, anyway.

In the demo, gamers can pick among 5 fighters with which to play. The stage is Battlefield, and the rules are fixed. There will be a few items and assist trophies available too. You can also battle via local wireless.

In a Miiverse post, Masahiro Sakurai told users outside of Japan to stay tuned for more news about the demo for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. Could we see the demo in tomorrow’s Nintendo download?

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Pac-Man Added to Super Smash Bros.

Posted on June 13, 2014 by Jason Nason

If the lineup of fighters in Nintendo’s upcoming Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS wasn’t big enough, yet another fighter has been announced.

As Nintendo puts it, four of the greatest icons in video game history are coming together for the first time in one incredible game. At the E3 video game trade show in Los Angeles, Nintendo revealed that PAC-MAN would be joining the cast of the upcoming Super Smash Bros. games for the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS systems. The addition of the BANDAI NAMCO Games Inc. icon brings together video game legends Mario, Mega Man, Sonic the Hedgehog and PAC-MAN in one game for the first time.

The foursome joins dozens of other characters in the game, which will launch for Nintendo 3DS on October 3rd, and on Wii U during the 2014 holiday season.

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Nintendo’s New Way to Play: amiibo

Posted on June 13, 2014 by Jason Nason

Nintendo unveiled new NFC figures today at their E3 event, which are a little like the Skylanders and Disney Infinity series of figurines. You can import the characters into your game and build their stats. This isn’t really anything new for sure, but the fact that Nintendo plans to make the figures compatible with multiple titles that are in development is.

The figures are being called amiibo. aMiibo, get it?

The interactive figures will have the ability to communicate with multiple specially designed games by just touching them to the Wii U GamePad controller. Nintendo plans to release first series of amiibo this year alongside Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

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New Super Smash Bros. Direct Details

Posted on April 8, 2014 by Jason Nason

A new Nintendo Direct video today revealed a ton of new details about the upcoming Super Smash Bros. video games for the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Series creator Masahiro Sakurai hosted the video and announced that the launches of the games will be in different launch windows.

The Nintendo 3DS version of the game is planned for a release this summer, while the Wii U version is planned for a winter 2014 release window. Both games will be available in stores and in the Nintendo eShop. Sakurai also detailed many of the stages and items in both versions, described the games’ online functionality, revealed a new mode exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS version and announced Greninja, a Pokémon from the Pokémon X and Pokémon Y games, as a new playable character.

“New Super Smash Bros. games are a major event for video game fans everywhere, and present an experience that only Nintendo can offer,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Fans have two launches to look forward to this year, and they will want to get in plenty of practice with the Nintendo 3DS version so that they can be prepared for the launch of the Wii U game later in the year.”

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Super Smash Bros. Nintendo Direct Coming Tuesday

Posted on April 4, 2014 by Les Major

Eager for more news on Super Smash Bros. the latest in the series coming to both Wii U and 3DS? Nintendo does confirm these will be new details. Any speculation on what could be coming our way? I have a few hopes myself. Dr. Wily perhaps? Who knows! Personally, and it’s a long shot, I’d love to see Wart from Super Mario Bros. 2 the USA version. After all, it is a featured game in the upcoming NES Remix 2 available later this month on the Wii U eShop. The Nintendo Direct will be on Tuesday, April 8th, at 6 p.m. EST and viewable here: http://www.Nintendo.com/Nintendo-Direct


Separate Trophies Confirmed for 3DS/Wii U versions of Super Smash Bros

Posted on January 6, 2014 by Jason Nason

Super Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai shared another screen shot today from the upcoming game, confirming that trophies will be different in the 3DS and Wii U versions of the game. The trophies in the 3DS version will be based on handheld games while the Wii U version will feature trophies based on home console games.

The screenshot shared today is from the 3DS and is a trophy based on The Legend of Zelda.

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Rosalina Joins Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart 8

Posted on December 18, 2013 by Jason Nason

Rosalina, who was introduced in the wildly enjoyable Super Mario Galaxy games for Wii, will be a playable character, accompanied by her starry friend, Luma when Super Smash Bros. launches on the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS in 2014. Not only that but she will also be playable in Mario Kart 8.

I am personally thrilled at the addition and am glad that Nintendo keeps revealling new playable characters for Super Smash Bros. There can never be enough characters to battle it out with and I am also hoping that there are plans to release even more as DLC after the games release. I don’t care if they are paid or free add on characters. The more the better!

New playable characters in Mario Kart 8 include Rosalina as well as various “Baby” Nintendo characters, like Baby Mario, Baby Luigi, Baby Peach and Baby Daisy. New course settings shown in a new gameplay video include an airport, the desert and high in the clouds, and vehicles including UFOs, four-wheel ATV buggies, standard karts as well as bikes.

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Toon Link Revealed For Super Smash Bros Wii U

Posted on September 26, 2013 by Rae Michelle Richards

The roster of Nintendo characters ready to battle it out in Super Smash Bros for Wiiu / 3DS expands with an entrant from the high seas – Toon Link! Fresh from his HD over makeover courtesy of the recently released Wind Waker HD, the younger version of link is ready to try his hand at melee on Nintendo’s latest home console.

We’ve got a selection of screnshots from the WiiU version of Super Smash Bros after the jump. As soon as Nintendo releases a video of him in action we will bring it you!
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No Cutscenes or Story Mode For The Next Super Smash Bros

Posted on July 27, 2013 by Rae Michelle Richards

Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros series is quite possibly one of the greatest ideas of all time – let’s take beloved video game characters from the last few decades and have them battle it out – but the next entry in the long running franchise will lose two of its greatest advancements: a single-player story mode and cut scenes. These enhancements were introduced in 2008’s Super Smash Bros Brawl, and were lauded by many Smash fans, myself included, and now they will be no more.

In a recent interview with Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu series director Masahiro Sakurai broke down his decision to remove them from the development process simply: He feels that the experience of watching the game’s planned cut scenes will be ruined by interned users uploading the videos to the internet. Read More


Super Smash Bros for Wiiu/3DS Will Not Support Gamecube Controllers

Posted on June 19, 2013 by Rae Michelle Richards

If you’ve got a drawer full of GameCube controllers, just itching to be used once the latest Super Smash Bros  is released in 2014, you might be a little disappointed given the news that the game will not support GameCube controllers. The GameCube was originally unleashed upon the masses in November of 2001, after twelve years the fighting community is going to have to get used to new control schemes.

Nintendo’s classic pro controller offers players an option more similar to the Xbox 360 game pad than the GameCube controller, but it might be the best alternative. A lot of huff and puff was made over the layouts offered by the WiiMote when Brawl was released back in 2008.

Every fighting fan has their favorite tools, some use stock controllers, some use special third party controllers designed for their favorite fighters and others still use expensive arcade fight sticks to try and replicate the feel of a coin operated machine.

Given the apparent lack of GameCube support in the next Smash Bros, what will you chose to lay down the beat down.



New Characters Join The Battle

Posted on June 11, 2013 by Broken Joysticks

As we mentioned earlier here  two characters were shown with the first images of Super Smash Brothers on both 3DS and Wii U. Another character you wouldn’t even begin to imagine has also join the brawl. Below you can view the trailer for the character as well as the developer diary from Masahiro Sakurai himself. He makes some key points about a few of the returning characters and as to how stages will differ between Wii U and 3DS version. Read More


The First Look At Super Smash Bros for Wii U / 3DS

Posted on June 11, 2013 by Rae Michelle Richards

We’ve waited two years to get our first glimpse at Super Smash Bros for the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Wait no longer because during their E3 Direct live-stream Nintendo showed off not one but two trailers featuring gameplay from both versions.

We don’t know about any content difference between the two games but the 3DS version has a very distinct cell shaded style, while the Wii U version looks like Super Smash Bros Brawl on current-generation HD steroids. In terms of gameplay, it’s pretty similar to previous games in the franchise – at least from the four or so minutes they broadcast. No new items or game changing mechanics, like Brawl’s  final smashes, were shown. We also don’t know how the two versions will connect together, either.

Oh, you want to know about new characters? Joining the fisticuffs are an avatar from the Animal Crossing series and a certain beloved CapCom character who has seen some better days. No, we won’t spoil it – just watch the trailers below.Read More


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