During today's Super Smash Bros. presentation, series creator Masahiro Sakurai confirmed that both Ryu from Street Fighter and Roy from the Fire Emblem series will be headed to Nintendo's popular fighting game for Wii U and 3DS. Both Roy and Ryu release alongside Lucas today for $3.99 each.Additionally, Kirby's Dreamland stage from the original Nintendo 64 game is coming to both the 3DS and Wii U versions of the game. Other classic stages from the N64 game are in the works as well, and a Miiverse stage has been confirmed for release on the Wii U version.A number of Mii Fighter costumes were revealed, too. Fans of Splatoon will be pleased to know they can dress up their fighter as an inkling boy or girl when the new content rolls out today.Nintendo is holding its E3 Digital Event on Tuesday morning, so be sure to stay tuned to GameRevolution for all the exciting announcements. … [Read more...] about Roy and Ryu Join the Fight in Super Smash Bros.
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Super Smash Bros. will launch in 2014 and include new characters Villager from Animal Crossing and Mega Man, Nintendo announced today during Nintendo Direct.Those familiar with the series will also recognize returning characters Mario, Fox, Donkey Kong, Link, Kirby and many more. You can watch the trailer below. Super Smash Bros . was first revealed during E3 2011, where it was described to have cross-platform play on Wii U and 3DS. The title is in development at Sora Ltd., creator of Kid Icarus: Uprising for the 3DS, and Namco Bandai games.The last game in the series, Brawl, launch for Wii in 2008. Brawl introduced several new levels and characters, including Snake, Sonic, Pokemon Trainer and more. … [Read more...] about Super Smash Bros. coming in 2014, introduces Animal Crossing, Mega Man characters
Wii Fit Trainer, the female avatar that shows players of the game how to perform the Wii Fit's exercises, will be a playable character in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS, Nintendo announced during a showcase at E3 2013.The character will utilize "moves that really are quite healthy for her," Project Sora's Masahiro Sakurai said during the showcase before demoing the game live before the audience. He wasn't kidding — in one maneuver, Wii Fit Trainer performed a yoga stretch lunge, striking an opponent in her path.Wii Fit Trainer joins Mega Man, Animal Crossing's Villager and a slate of returning characters confirmed for the title. … [Read more...] about Wii Fit Trainer a playable character in Super Smash Bros.
The new Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS is shaping up to be a return to the more hardcore four-player fighting game experience of its GameCube predecessor, game director Masahiro Sakurai says.In an interview with Polygon, Sakurai explained many of the gameplay changes coming to the Wii U and 3DS fighter. He also touched on what's staying the same and, in some cases, being removed.The speed and style of gameplay in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is being designed to live somewhere between the previous two games in the series, Brawl for Wii and Melee for GameCube."To paint in broad strokes, Melee is for the maniac, the veteran player, while Brawl is for a newer, more casual gamer, as far as the speed goes," Sakurai explained. "Melee, of course, is super fast, and the people who are used to that game love that gameplay. But it may be a barrier for folks who found it a little imposing. Brawl was designed to be more approachable and … [Read more...] about New Super Smash Bros. removes tripping; game speed between Brawl and Melee
Masahiro Sakurai takes the process of adding new characters to the Super Smash Bros. seriously — possibly to the detriment of his mental and physical well-being. Choosing who stays and who goes on the game's roster is "almost deadly in the amount of time it takes me," the director of the new Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS tells Polygon.At E3 last week, Nintendo showed first footage of the next Super Smash Bros., revealing a handful of returning favorites (Mario, Link, Pikachu, Kirby) and three brand-new fighters: Mega Man, Villager from Animal Crossing and the Wii Fit Trainer.What's more difficult than adding a character, Sakurai says, is the removal of characters from Nintendo's fighting game series and the distress that causes its players. "Taking a character out [of Super Smash Bros.] is what really hurts a lot.""The amount of stress I feel, it's almost to the brink of death," Sakurai says of designing Smash Bros.'s character roster. "Because it's not … [Read more...] about Super Smash Bros. director says character selection is stressful ‘almost to the brink of death’
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
[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]
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 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.?