Nintendo's big live show at this year's E3 is a celebration of the franchise and also a live tournament of Super Smash Bros. on Wii U. Hosted by Geoff Keighley and with well-known competitors, this could be a battle for the ages.
Posted by Thomas Whitehead
That's your lot, folks!
Zero Suit Samus plays for time and then knocks Kirby out of the park!
Who do you want to win?
Favourite contestant so far?
Mega Man just got ponged!
Villager Final Smash FTW!
Holy moly! What a corker of a sudden death!
Wii Fit Trainer's Final Smash is most certainly "fit" for purpose.
Time to battle it out in the Fire Emblem themed stage.
Samus' Final Smash looks just a tad powerful...
Skyward Sword themed stage now. Feels a bit like Delfino Plaza did in Super Smash Bros. Brawl where it moved between points of interest.
Seeing some different environments within this level. The way it changes so seamlessly is beautiful.
Little Mac is dishing out those hits.
The first match will be Greninja vs. Olimar vs. Zelda vs. Little Mac.
Our first competitors are coming on to the stage!
This last chap seems a little too excited.
Samus and DK didn't make a cut for the Invitational -- but it'll be good to focus on the newer characters.
Does this guy ever age? He looks about twenty years younger than he actually is!
Each player has to pick a different character, meaning we should see a great deal of variety on the battlefield.
Time to find out who's who!
The final has no items, so will be purely skill-based!
Stock with time puts it closer to your standard pro Super Smash Bros. setup, except for items.
Time for some rules...
Who is your favourite character from the upcoming Super Smash Bros. games? Sound off in the comments!
Wow, there's a lot of passionate fans in the audience to cheer on the competitors!
We've moved to the theatre, it's coming!
How are you all on the hype levels, then?
We're looking forward to this in the office, it'll be awesome to see the pros duke it out.