According to Super Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai, there was only one development studio fit to make the latest entry in Nintendo's fighting franchise for Wii U and 3DS.In an interview with Nintendo Dream (via NeoGAF) Bandai Namco was truly the only suitable team to take on the project. "We thought it would be better to have one single company work for us, so we choose to work with Bandai Namco Games who produce Tekken and other games," he explained."When thinking about a Japanese company that can make a large-scale fighting-game, there was only this one company. It would be quite difficult for other companies I think."Do you think there's another studio out there that could have done a better job? If so, sound off with your development team of choice in the comments below. Related Reading: Sakurai Likely Done Making Smash Bros. Games Super Smash Bros. U Owners Experiencing Console-Bricking Error Smash Bros. … [Read more...] about Sakurai: Bandai Namco the Only Developer Suitable for Smash Bros.
Nintendo is sponsoring a portion of the upcoming Apex 2015 gaming event.Team Apex announced on Twitter that they're partnering with Nintendo for a Super Smash Bros. tournament at the aforementioned event. It didn't take long for the Big N to respond with a retweet, effectively confirming the news.All four Smash Bros. games will be featured at the event.Apex 2015 runs from January 30 to February 1 and will be held in in Secaucus, New Jersey. For more information, check out their official site. … [Read more...] about Nintendo Sponsoring Super Smash Bros. Event
Nintendo has just released an update that unlocks an additional fifteen stages for 8-player battles in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.The update, dubbed version 1.0.2, is just 316MB in size and adds nine regular stages plus six Final Destination stage variants to the 8-player mix.Here's a list of the unlocked stages that will now work with eight players: Regular stages: Mario Circuit (X) Luigi's Mansion Pyrosphere Norfair Lylat Cruise Pokémon Stadium 2 Animal Crossing - Town and City Animal Crossing - Smashville Wii Fit Studio Final Destination stages: Mario Galaxy Mario Circuit (X) Kirby: The Great Cave Offensive Lylat Cruise Pokémon Stadium 2 Animal Crossing - Town and CityAre you a fan of 8-player Smash? Let us know what you think of the chaotic Wii U-exclusive mode in the comments below. … [Read more...] about Smash Bros. Wii U Update Adds More 8-Player Stages
Nintendo will be rolling out an update tomorrow for 3DS owners that adds amiibo functionality to the device."A free update will also be released on 10th February for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS that will enable amiibo from the Super Smash Bros. Collection to be used with the new systems," Nintendo of Europe announced in a press release.While older models of 3DS don't support NFC out of the box, Nintendo plans to release an add-on that will allow users to scan in their figurines. Meanwhile, those who pick up a New Nintendo 3DS or New Nintendo 3DS XL will have the functionality built right in. … [Read more...] about Amiibo Support Coming to Smash Bros. 3DS Very Soon
[Update] Sorry, Rayman fans! It appears this rumor was just an elaborate hoax.See how the culprit pulled it off in the video below.[Original] It looks like Super Smash Bros. fans may have more to look forward to than just Mewtwo joining the roster, as Rayman has apparently been leaked as yet another forthcoming downloadable character.A number of screenshots have popped up on the web showcasing Rayman's inclusion in the game. Here's a look at the character select screen of the 3DS version, where both he and Mewtwo are included.If that's not enough evidence for you, here's another image. Nintendo has yet to confirm Rayman's inclusion in the game, so we'll have to treat this as rumor for the time being. We'll be sure to keep you updated if/when the Big N or Ubisoft decide to break the silence.In the meantime, comment below and let us know whether or not you think Rayman would make a nice addition to the Smash roster.[Via NeoGAF] … [Read more...] about Rumor: Rayman Coming to Super Smash Bros. 3DS, Wii U [Update: Debunked]
Nintendo has slashed the price of three amiibo from its Super Smash Bros. line of collectible toys. Now you can purchase Donkey Kong, Yoshi, and Princess Peach each for $9.99. The current going price for the rest of Nintendo's NFC-enabled toys is still locked in at $12.99. You can check out the company's entire lineup of amiibo on its official site right here.Which of Nintendo's collectible figurines do you already have? I've managed to resist falling down that rabbit hole, but I'm afraid I may finally cave when Charizard makes its way to store shelves.In case you missed it, we took a look at some of the craziest amiibo defects. Some of them are quite hilarious. A Samus with two arm cannons? Yes please![Via Nintendo News] … [Read more...] about Nintendo Discounts Three Smash Bros. Amiibo
Masahiro Sakurai, the director of the Super Smash Bros. series, recently revealed that Takamaru was going to be a playable character in the latest entry of Nintendo's popular fighter.Why didn't the samurai who made his debut on the Famicom many, many years ago make the cut? Sakurai explained in a video interview that the team feared not enough people would recognize the character, so he was made into an assist trophy instead.For those who don't know, Takamaru was the protagonist of a game called The Mysterious Murasame Castle, which launched on the Famicom Disk System a good long while ago.[Via GameFAQs] … [Read more...] about Takamaru Was Going to Join Super Smash Bros.
Nintendo has just announced the release details for the upcoming Super Smash Bros. downloadable character, Mewtwo.Those who registered both the 3DS and Wii U of Nintendo's fighter will be able to download the character on April 15. Meanwhile, the rest of the Nintendo fan base can pick up the character for $3.99 on April 28. Those who want Mewtwo on both versions can get buy him for both 3DS and Wii U for $4.99.Stay tuned to GameRevolution for more info coming out of today's Nintendo Direct. … [Read more...] about Mewtwo Smash Bros. DLC Gets Price, Release Date
Nintendo has just announced that Lucas, the popular character from the Mother franchise, will be coming to Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.Gamers who played Super Smash Bros. Brawl back on Wii will be familiar with the character, who plays a whole lot like his Earthbound counterpart, Ness.Stay tuned for more exciting announcements coming out of today's Nintendo Direct. … [Read more...] about Lucas Is Coming to Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U
One of Capcom's most famous fighters, Street Fighter's Ryu, could be coming to Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, according to unconfirmed details culled from the game's latest update.In a post on Reddit, user "shinyquagsire23" posted alleged decrypted files from Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS' latest patch, version 1.06. Nintendo released the software update for Smash early this morning, which adds "new functionality for purchasing DLC" and adjustments to the game's balance, according to Nintendo's brief patch notes.But shinyquagsire23 said the update also includes some hidden file references to characters that aren't currently featured in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS: EarthBound's Lucas, Fire Emblem's Roy and Street Fighter's Ryu. Lucas, who previously appeared in Brawl, was recently confirmed as an upcoming downloadable character.Roy from Fire Emblem hasn't been announced, but four other Fire Emblem characters are playable in the game: Marth, … [Read more...] about Is Street Fighter’s Ryu coming to Super Smash Bros.?