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Masahiro Sakurai Confirms Smash Bros. Reveal For Next Week's Nintendo Direct

Posted by Damien McFerran

"For the first time, simultaneously worldwide!"

Masahiro Sakurai has taken to Twitter to confirm what we perhaps already knew — next week's E3-flavoured Nintendo Direct will contain footage of the new Super Smash Bros. title.

The tweet — which has been translated by Kotaku — reads as follows:

Notice: On the June 11th 11PM Nintendo Direct, the first footage of the new Smash Bros will be aired for the first time. For the first time, simultaneously worldwide! Don't miss it.

The new game will be hitting both the Wii U and 3DS. Excited yet?


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Phantom_R said:

Ironically, the man who left Nintendo because of the constant sequels... is now tasked with trying to follow up Super Smash Bros. Brawl. The world is watching, Sakurai. And once this thing hits the 3DS our social lives are over.



Einherjar said:

Im so damn nervous...i oh so much wish that it turnes out absolutely great but something inside me fears the fact, that namco is making it. But i need to get off work for that somehow...
I cant wait



HeatBombastic said:

@Phantom_R Well, I'll be playing on Wii U and 3DS. I cringe a bit when people refer to Wii U and 3DS games and only say 3DS, but it's understandable.



Wilford111 said:

Oh man I hope I see it. Not sure because of my schedule, but I'm excited, that's for sure!!



rjejr said:

Well I'm impressed they'll have something to show for a game I don't see coming out for a long time yet.

I'm really anxious to see what it looks like. SSBB was an early Wii game but I'm not sure anything looked better on the Wii except maybe SMG2. MHTri was close. Oh well, less than a week now.



Megumi said:

Man, I can't stop thinking who's going to be in this roster, lol. Please bring back Mewtwo, and keep all my other favorite characters. (like Meta Knight and Ike)



AlternateButtons said:

Please, I've BEEN on the hype train since the 3D Mario was confirmed. Though this announcement just gave us a whole new souped-up engine. FULL SPEED AHEAD



3Daniel said:

Dont drop the jiggles!
Also im curious to see how they handle the 3ds vers. That cartoon network punch kick whatever game proved to me that 4 player brawling on the handheld isnt ideal as the camera can't showcase the action properly.



UnseatingKDawg said:

Sweet Jesus... I can't wait!

@The-Chosen-one: What's wrong with Jigglypuff and Mr. Game & Watch? They're decent. If any characters should be removed, they should be Marth and Toon Link...



The-Chosen-one said:


i just dont like them, and you are right, toon link also, i liked young link more instead of toon link lol.
i want the main character from the new anounced Xenoblade game for WiiU. nintendo has a lot of cool first party characters.
i really cant wait to see the trailer! i hope that they also show some new characters instead of Link pikachu mario and kirby lol



Mk_II said:

Nintendo will own this holiday season and blow the PS4 and Xbox One out of the water. Mark my words



RevolverLink said:

I'll be really interested to see how different the two versions are, particularly whether the 3DS version will just be a lower-res version of the console game or if it will do things to stand out on its own terms.



Nintendude789 said:

@3Daniel cough*Kid Icarus*cough

My body is so ready for this game. When I got Brawl, I played it for months. I'll probably pre-order both versions, even thou I don't have a Wii U yet.



Sekuiya said:

I still think it's too soon. Development has "barely" (as in Sakurai standards) just began. I want it to be the BEST Smash EVER!



Adam said:

I would cry for almost a moment in time if Jigs was removed. Sad I won't be demoing this at Best Buy from the sound of it, since he only mentions video.

Will Japan's direct be first?



3Daniel said:

@Nintendude789 but arena battlers like ki dont zoom out as your character is always front and center. If brawl were on 3ds at times your character may only be a few pixels tall.



NintyMan said:

Yes, people, I'm pleased this is coming to pass! Mere Screenshots just won't cut it. It sounded like an okay idea earlier this year, but at this point, no, we need a trailer, so I'm glad Iwata realized that. Maybe this means that the games are further in development than previously thought?

Suddenly, Nintendo's prospects at E3 got brighter. All abroad the hype train!



The-Chosen-one said:

if the 3ds game is a different experience i will buy both, buth DEF getting this for wiiU lol
that game is a must have



3Daniel said:

@Yrreiht im there with you. I have no doubt the wii u vers will be awesome but the 3ds vers is more concerning to me. Perhaps if they use smaller stages. Cant wait for the reveal tho!



MadAdam81 said:

I'll get it for Wii U, but I think the 3DS version will sell very well indeed, and along with 3DS Lego City convince people to buy a Wii U to play the proper version.



Rafie said:

@Joshers744 AGREED! Melee should have support here. I would love that as a Wii U title for digital download. Imagine the amount of sales Ninty would have.

I don't know about you guys, but I'm DOUBLE DIPPING BABY!!!! I got to have both versions. Wii U and 3DS!!! I guess I will be handing out my friend codes here pretty soon.



flummerfelt said:

So ready for these games. Brawl was great, but I really hope that the new SSB game can be as top notch as Melee was. Maybe I have a soft spot for it since it's the first one I played... But regardless, ill probably purchase both on day one. Gotta love Smash!



Klunk23 said:

Too bad I can't watch it live because I've got summer marching band on tuesdays, but I'll definitely watch it when I get home.



InfernoHamadi said:

I cant contain my self im so excited
ill shot hyper beams on my laptop when watching the nintendo direct because of excitment



Sneaker13 said:

Never been into the Brawl series. It's fun but so overrated. I think I wait with it till it drops some in price. I'm more excited about the new Mario Kart. Hope it will be good.



bassoongoon said:

This is awesome, if not very surprising. I am excited for E3 and the whole flood of NL articles that will come with it!



Ralizah said:

Awesome. If it has online multi-player, I'll definitely be getting the 3DS version.



AJWolfTill said:

Presumably it wouldn't need to focus on everyone at once as only one player will be using the screen? Or at least this could be switched with the tap of a button.



idork99 said:

Since its Namco-Bandai's first time making a Smash game and because its the first time the series is attempting cross play between the Wii U and 3DS, I do have some sort of skepticism. I'll keep my fingers crossed and hope for the best



DerpSandwich said:

I'm honestly surprised we're getting anything more than screenshots considering how recently it went into development. Maybe Nintendo is getting their act together as far as development time goes.



3Daniel said:

@AJWolfTill hopefully the two screens would give 2it viewpoints. One a closeup and the other full view of battle. Not being able to see what your competition is up to would hinder gameplay. Imagine not seeing your opponent carrying a bombomb because they arent in sight or if you couldnt see someone edge gaurding because the camera was focused on you off stage.



Neferupitou said:

MAN!..Too bad i,m working right now so .. it,is impossible to perform my combo Happy dance + strange scream.



DarkLloyd said:

It seems some of you thinking both versions are going to be the same lol

anyways i'll be getting both day one



Nico07 said:

@Einherjar Namco worked on Star Fox Assualt, which to me is an excellent game and I am sure they will do a great job. And of course it will be a day one purchase for me, hopefully not holiday 2014 though as I hope to be playing the new Zelda game then.



Bulbousaur said:

4 days, 19 hours, 11 minutes and 10 seconds to go until E3!!!
Not like I have a countdown on my phone or anything...



TallBoy said:

cant wait for next week what they going show new chars new stages new items new finalsmash hold on for 1 minute let me get my list



Funny_Moblin said:

Hopefully we'll be able to play on the Wii U by playing it on our 3DS, similar to Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate.

By the way, the news of Super Smash Bros. U appearing during E3 didn't surprise me, but what did surprise me is that they will show a footage, as I thought they would only show screenshot!



smashbrolink said:

I get the feeling that we're going to have a HUGE amount of trouble trying to view the Direct on the Nintendo website. It's going to be SO PACKED. I'll be surprised if the stream doesn't go down due to an excess of visitors.XD



Whopper744 said:

....anybody else alittle worried it's going to be a 10 second teaser, with like, a quick animation of Mario or something punching the screen or something?



Rafie said:

@Nintendude789 Dude I think that goes without saying. Preorders alone will reach unheard of numbers for the Wii U currently. THEE moments when a trailer for the game or gameplay itself has'll hear the buzz about the preorders going through the roof!



smashbrolink said:

Who else is literally CURSING over their work schedule on the 11th?
It's torture to have to wait!X_X



Capt_N said:

@Joshers744: If it's more than a 5-10sec. teaser clip of something similar to what you mentioned, I won't be surprised if it changes drastically, by the time the game hits. If it (is more than what you said it could be, &,) stays consistent by the time the game hits, it will mean Nintendo had a better time developing this, had a huge amount of help from Namco, &/or possibly went into this Smash title more knowledgable, & prepared for what they wanted it(the final product) to be.

I don't own a WU yet, but I think I will proceed to do what I done for the Gamecube; before I got one, I had Melee for months. Melee was my first Gamecube game; wish I had never sold it sometimes, though it did provide Christmas present purchasing money(for others).

I love my 3DS, use it quite literally everyday. I am skeptical of that ver.s of the game. I'll wait, & see.



JoshdahYosh said:

namco in this gotta mean Pac Man. I love Pac Man!! Would be cool to see him in smash universe.



Emaan said:

Literally can't control my excitement right now.

All aboard the hype train! >:3



TheHeroOfLegend said:

Also, so pumped for this game! I've been waiting for more info on this game!! Definitely getting it! This will spark up Wii U sales!



DarkNinja9 said:

let the hype train begin!! wooot least its going to be nice to see maybe what characters they picked



3DGamer said:

My body is ready..........................................................................................................nevermind



chiefeagle02 said:

I think I'll get it for my 3DS, because portable Smash Bros is too cool an idea to for me to pass up (also don't have a Wii U yet).

Can't wait to see what Nintendo unveils this Tuesday.



Einherjar said:

@Nico07 Yeah, i know, Assault was excellent and one of my favorites (despite all the hate). I fear that it has just a tad too much "namco" influence, i cant really tell you what that even means. But on the other hand, I got massivly hyped for brawl...and then ended up never even playing it that much...although i played the live out of melee (a couple hundret hours play time). Maybe its just the uncertainty, cince we know absolutely nothing about it...we know better next week



GamerZack87 said:

Super Smash Bros., Mario Kart U and Super Mario U! Throw in some Skylanders SWAP Force info and I'm spoiled this E3 season!



WaveBoy said:

If my boy Mega Man manages to make it in i'll start crying pixels & bits!
Simon Belmont and Bill rizer would be the NintenIcing on the cool spot cake.



The-Chosen-one said:

Lol then the captain N team is complete.
Yeah Megaman would be nice tho.
Id really want to have the guy from Xenoblade in it.

i think sonic will be back, and maybe someone from ubisoft, with the support they are giving.
I also want the Specials (super) attacks back , Stage builder (but more improved) mini games, alot of characters and costumes to unlock. i want DLC in the Future (that will keep the game alive VERY long)

i loved the dramatic story/Adventrue mode in brawl, so i hope they can top that one. the cutscenes just brought the characters to life.



P-Gamer-C said:

No new ips oh well better than nothing i hope its better than brawl it was a big letdown



Serdadu said:

I just hope the 3DS version will be good, because I don't have a Wii U yet.
There must be graphic downgrade in 3ds :/



LtAldoRaine said:

@The-Chosen-one I know it's just a mode in a game filled to the brim with content,but I hope they improve the adventure mode a little bit. It was too repetitive on Brawl. That said,the cutscenes were extraordinary. I really hope they do that kind of story mode again,because that was the best fan service ever. That Great Insvasion cutscene ...goosebumps every time.



Prof3ssorMGW said:

Getting it for both the Wii U & 3DS day one! Going to make top 10 on the leaderboards, I'm calling it now!



Melkaticox said:

@Phantom_R Why would you get the 3DS version? The only reason people play Super Smash is to play it with kinda impossible to do on the 3DS.



Phantom_R said:

@Melkaticox What!? Take a big ol' step back and think about what you just said. I can still play with friends who have their own systems, plus there's also Wi-Fi. And it's still a great game even without friends...

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