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Nintendo Has Nothing to Say About Recent Smash Bros. Video

Posted by Alex Olney

Unconfirmed video doesn't faze the gaming giant

Nintendo have stood firm in light of the recent video claiming to be a leak from Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. After understandably claiming copyright infringement on the uploaded videos showing footage from the upcoming title with three otherwise unannounced characters as the focus – followed by their subsequent removal – Nintendo had this to say:

"We have nothing to announce at this time. For the list of announced playable characters for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS please visit: www.smashbros.com."

Nintendo is very serious about any potentially leaked information, so it comes as no surprise that they are treating this footage in the way that they are.

What are your thoughts on the recent developments? Do you think we could see an admission from Sakurai, or is this just admittedly clever hogwash thrown together for attention?

[via gonintendo.com]

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Prof_Clayton

#3

Prof_Clayton said:

The leak is legit. The amount of time to put into creating a collection of videos of that caliber, fluid and all, is too much to do since E3 unveiled the menus. To then take the characters and perfectly line them up while the screen is moving would be very time consuming. Finally, during this time of supposed creation of the videos, it would be likely for these characters to be unveiled... making it a very minimal chance this is fake. Someone wanted to cause a stir- and they did. The fact that Nintendo bothered to respond confirms it, as no other leak has recieved mention at all.

IxC

#4

IxC said:

I am now worried that other parts of the leaks will be true.

If there are dlc characters I will be more disappointed than I have ever been in anything ever.

Don't do it Nintendo. Please.

AdmiralThrawn

#6

AdmiralThrawn said:

I have the videos on my phone and computer. I'll upload them to Youtube again and again. NOA you can't stop us. We already know. You have failed.

Lizuka

#7

Lizuka said:

Though Lucas is my main in Brawl and I'd also miss the Ice Climbers, I'd be completely okay with the rumors being true. I figure some of Lucas's moveset'll be folded into Ness (mostly in the areas where Lucas is undeniably better, like his PK Thunder and maybe the fact that his Magnet does damage), which'd be alright with me. Maybe could even do the Lucas as a Ness skin thing.

Speaking of, yeah, if this is true I'm going to be using Lemmy a lot.

mystman12

#8

mystman12 said:

Y'know, doesn't Nintendo usually say if something isn't real if it's not? Because that would confirm that the leaks are true whenever Nintendo has nothing to say.

IxC

#11

IxC said:

@Grumblevolcano

I don't remember Sakurai saying that, but I'll take your word for it. And if the leaker is lying too, that's even better.

I will be disappointed if Ice Climbers aren't in though. I never played as them. But they were just nice to be there. But I'd rather them not be in than them be dlc if the choice must be made.

Prof_Clayton

#12

Prof_Clayton said:

@WaLzgi Right, but they didn't deny it. And they have been told of other leaks, which they don't respond to at all, some of which became very big as well. This was a quick decision to try and remove the content, which was their property they claimed, and did not deny at all.
When they're confirmed, you'll see. ;)

Lizuka

#15

Lizuka said:

@IxC I'd way, way, way rather have them as DLC than not in the game at all. I'm perfectly okay with DLC, and a game like Smash Bros. absolutely should have it. There are a lot of characters, skins, and potential stages that could be put in for those willing to pay for them.

NintyMan

#16

NintyMan said:

I’d actually prefer Nintendo had stayed silent on this. Responding to it at all is going to make people think the leaks are real, and especially with Nintendo’s seemingly neutral response. These leakers are such jerks; they clearly love to step on people’s toes and they're getting exactly what they want. I’ll feel bad for Sakurai if these are real.

Dark-Luigi

#17

Dark-Luigi said:

Man, Leaks can really mix you up huh? :P

Anyways, regardless if it's real or not, I'm still getting the game, of course.

IxC

#18

IxC said:

@Lizuka

NO!!!!!!!

Just release the game complete and leave it alone.

How will we play the game with all it's content in 10+ years time when the Wii U is taken offline? To which you might say "they'll release a complete edition". But that's what the original release should be in the first place!

SkywardLink98

#20

SkywardLink98 said:

Still on the fence over whether it's real or not. Nintendo didn't deny it, and they probably would if it was faked.

Lizuka

#22

Lizuka said:

@IxC DLC is not always an excuse to release an unfinished game. Sometimes, it's just giving you some extra content for a game after it has been out for awhile, and with the long, long waits between each Smash Bros. game, DLC would be a great way to keep the games interesting for the foreseeable future, and for Nintendo to keep making money off of them.

MasterGraveheart

#23

MasterGraveheart said:

I still don't completely buy the leaks and they probably pulled them just because it would cause some people to get excited over something that wasn't true. Hopefully this was all just an early build or something.

millarrp

#24

millarrp said:

I'm haven't bothered watching the leaked footage yet. Nintendo seems to be releasing a steady stream of official pics, music, and videos to satisfy my interest. Besides there are always gong people that with enough time and effort can create convincing looking fake footage.

IxC

#25

IxC said:

@Lizuka

It is always an excuse for that exact thing.

And it especially would be in this case if a veteran like the Ice Climbers were held back. There is no need for content to keep coming. Because the game will already be packed with enough content. And there are hundreds of other games worth playing in between the launches of smash bros games.

Nintendo has Amiibo to make money long term on smash this time. And that's a much better idea than fragmenting the userbase of a game.

The day Nintendo starts copying the way other publishers do dlc is going to be a terrible terrible day. And I really hope it isn't going to start with smash bros.

Sir_JBizzle

#26

Sir_JBizzle said:

What if this was all some elaborate hoax by Sakurai just to troll us? Muhahaha!!!!!! (not that I actually believe that lol)

OrionX2

#27

OrionX2 said:

Just saying, just like with the Pokemon X and Y leaks that happened a while back, until i see the words Nintendo has confirmed that... then i am going to call this leak as false. From what i heard some of the sprites and stuff were a little suspect.

Smash_kirby

#28

Smash_kirby said:

One thing I noticed about the character selection screen leak is the fact there is still room for more character, seeing as both Smash 64 and Brawl had even placed character selection screens, the same for the 3DS E3 demo from the twitch streaming of the Treehouse.

Sir_JBizzle

#29

Sir_JBizzle said:

@IxC well we don't know anything yet, so we probably shouldn't get all worked up over something that may not even be in the cards at all. Though I do understand your concern.... If they do anything DLC wise, it'll probably be long after the fact and more than likely substantial DLC like Luigi U. At least I hope it would...

ValiantPixel

#30

ValiantPixel said:

If the footage is indeed being reviewed by the ESRB, then we should be seeing another (official) trailer to announce these three characters. I approve of this! :D

midnafanboy

#31

midnafanboy said:

Wait i just came back from school and, i saw this article and i'm reading people's comments saying the leak is real. What happened?

unrandomsam

#32

unrandomsam said:

@IxC They already are (NSMB2 / Mario Golf / Fire Emblem : Awakening).

Just thankfully not all the time yet. (But Amiibo by definition is just on disk DLC unlocked by physical junk).

SylveonLover

#33

SylveonLover said:

I really don't want this to be true, the character and stage select screens are ugly, there are some questionable character choices (Dark Pit and Dr. Mario), and the dog would do better as an assist trophy.

Lizuka

#34

Lizuka said:

@midnafanboy The guy who posted the roster screen a few days back put up a series of videos showing Shulk (which is the main character I mind being in there, since I am sick of hearing about how amazing Xenoblade is) and Bowser Jr. in action and Nintendo very quickly removed them.

2Sang

#35

2Sang said:

Obviously it's real at this point. 686 trophies is great, but the characters cut are a bummer. Especially since Lucas was a main of mine. On the flip side Dr. Mario checks in.

IxC

#36

IxC said:

@unrandomsam

I'm less concerned with games that aren't important.

NSMB2. This did annoy me. But the stages were coin rush only. If they released extra worlds, I'd be livid.

Mario Golf. Not an important game. I don't care.

Fire Emblem. I haven't played, so I don't know what's going on there.

I don't like them doing dlc of any kind. But I don't care too much when the games involved are just things like Mario Golf. If they're just going to stick to Mario's sports spin-offs, then fine, ruin those games, I don't care.

But if dlc starts creeping into smash bros, metroid, zelda (proper zeldas, not hyrule warriors), starfox or mario platformers. There's going to be a problem.

WebHead

#37

WebHead said:

Sakurai is probably pretty ticked right now. I doubt Nintendo would've taken those down if there wasn't at least some truth to them.

NintyMan

#40

NintyMan said:

The fact that the leaker lied about DLC should just really put the whole thing into question and shows how much of a troll he must be. And yet some of the leaked images like of the trophies look very real. What if there is some truth and lies mixed into this? Such as a character being real but not another? That could be possible.

midnafanboy

#41

midnafanboy said:

@WebHead Ahh this is a good thing the Troll has been slayed by his own team.And that means sakurai can't be a troll no more, but yes right now he must trying to find the guy who made and fire him with a passion.

MasterWario

#43

MasterWario said:

It's funny because all I've felt about Smash Bros. since the leak has been sadness. If King K. Rool was leaked well...that'd be a different story then.

noctowl

#45

noctowl said:

@IxC Mario golf had day one dlc and a season pass. Mario kart 8 is getting dlc. The day has already passed. Smash will get dlc eventually and I can't wait to download it.

WreckItRyan

#47

WreckItRyan said:

THE DOC IS IN! And I am so hyped to beat up that Duck Hunt dog. And remember guys, since All-Star Mode was still locked in the leaked photos, and the character roster doesn't look full, we don't have all the characters yet.

NintyMan

#48

NintyMan said:

One thing's for sure; I'm really looking forward to the final Super Smash Bros. Direct that should surely be just around the corner to clear this all up once and for all!

MrGawain

#49

MrGawain said:

You have to feel sorry for Nintendo. They go to great lengths to create what they believe to be a great product (and most of the time is). They get criticised by fans, journalists and other gaming companies about not keeping up with the times. They get criticised by fans, journalists, and other gaming companies for 'doing new, un-Nintendo things'. You want DLC but not this DLC, you want 45 characters but won't buy the game because they haven't put the 3rd shyguy from the left in level 2.4 of SMB2. They don't have 3rd party games. They've bought exclusivity on a 3rd party game people wanted to be multiplatform. I read someone online saying Nintendo didn't want 3rd party games to sell on the Wii U so they didn't outsell Nintendo in house titles- Bullploppy. Every decision or policy they make is scrutinised whereas somehow half of the things Sony and Microsoft do are somehow forgotten or excused as 'the way of the world'. They have lines they will not cross, such as cheapening their product with mobile games and loosening the laws to protect kids from predators and unsuitable content online which they get dragged through the mud for. They take the time to make Nintendo Directs and little reveals to get us all excited about their most important game this year, only for it to be leaked to completely stamp out the magic of anticipation.

Can't we just let Nintendo produce the games we love without picking holes in everything and dissecting the carcass? They can't give us EVERYTHING, and they can only play with the hand they dealt out to themselves for this round. a big chunk of their Management and Development staff are walking wounded yet they stick with making the Nintendo product. They don't owe us anything, but they try to squeeze as much fun into their products to entertain us. They may make little mistakes and do things for business we may not agree with, but they still do Nintendo better than any other gaming company around.

I appreciate Nintendo, and I'm pretty sure whatever they deliver in the next few months I'm going to love.

Lizuka

#50

Lizuka said:

@MrGawain Not that people don't pick them (and everything else) apart needlessly a lot of the time, but we don't owe them any consideration or respect so long as we have to give them money to have their products.

KodyDawg

#51

KodyDawg said:

Allow me to translate: "We didn't think it would come to this, so we will now try and make you forget about the leaked footage with a link to the SSB website.

Love ya, Ninty. ;)

Spartacus3765

#52

Spartacus3765 said:

@IxC The way I feel about DLC is pretty simple, yet I understand in this day and age how it can be complicated/expected in almost every game.

1. No mention of DLC prior to launch for the title. However, if mentioned, prior to release, it should be as vague as possible to lead to the idea that it will be to ADD TO THE EXPERIENCE. In other words, if any of the characters already talked about, any original characters from previous titles, (or even these ones that are possibly leaked) are indeed DLC, yeah I would agree, that kinda sucks. But if there's even MORE characters waiting that we don't know about and they're released 6 months later, I think you'll be interested. ;-)
2. If the game feels complete on it's own merits upon release, I WOULD COMPLETELY MERIT DLC. Want an example? Try playing Fallout 3 and see the DLC available for that title. Amazing amount of content in the standalone version of the game. Have no problem adding content to an already robust title. Smash will be no different.
3. If you feel the game is amazing and don't want to add to the experience, that's up to you. But if you're tempted by any DLC that could ADD to your experience, then I don't think you should feel jaded that Nintendo would give you that extra bonus. Smash will no doubt be high in content on it's own, so I really don't think you should fear what DLC content they would ADD to the already jam-packed experience.

In a time where Nintendo needs to try some new things to get people back on board with them, I say DLC should be looked into. And although I agree, the Amiibo system they'll have should work in tandem, who's to say that won't be their approach to DLC? Get the figure at the store, also have it in the game. The question that everyone is still concerned about is price on these individual figures/possible DLC. We should find out soon.

AlexSora89

#53

AlexSora89 said:

EUREKA MOMENT ALERT
I bring to your attention this article's image: Mario, Nintendo's mascot, punching Bowser in the groin.
One of the leaked characters is Bowser Junior.
GIVE A RAISE TO WHOEVER IS IN CHARGE OF THE ARTICLE PICS.

drewb0203

#54

drewb0203 said:

What a bummer. The whole roster leaked. No more characters that I'm interested in besides Little Mac

AlexSora89

#56

AlexSora89 said:

Also, DLC is needed if Ice Climbers aren't in the basic roster.
Scratch that, it's needed, period! DLC between versions would help SSB3DS get the characters that, by December, would also end up in SSBWiiU by default.
In other words: I predict that, after release, the 3DS version would get more characters as DLC, while the WiiU will have all of 'em on the disc itself.

KryptoKrunch

#57

KryptoKrunch said:

If this is true, it's a really solid roster. We'll most likely get DLC so Ice Climbers, Lucas, Wolf and other characters could always get a second chance.

Findonovan95

#58

Findonovan95 said:

It looks like there's a lot of pain in that picture, lol
I'm so hyed for smash bros. I'm really hoping I have enough to get it for the 3DS and Wii U but I probably won't be able to.

As it comes closer to the release date I'm finding it harder to decide which one to get. Probably Wii U though so I can get some friends around for some tournaments when I get back to uni, lol

WYLD-WOO

#59

WYLD-WOO said:

Nintendo pulling the video off utube makes it seem more credible in my eyes. Come on Nintendo, you have the best plumbers in the business, sort them leaks out...

faint

#60

faint said:

@IxC so your saying once the roster is totally maxed you never want another fighter added. Also why wouldn't it be free kinda like mario kart? I personally like the way they have handled dlc with the exception of fire emblem. Those prices are to damn high for what you get IMO

Spoony_Tech

#63

Spoony_Tech said:

If I were Nintendo and this turns out to be true I wouldn't mention them at all and let the game launch. Hide them so deep in the game that they are the last characters to find. Give us some doubt for as long as possible.

Lizuka

#64

Lizuka said:

@Spoony_Tech You are aware it's far, far too late to do that and the game was finished months ago, right? And what's the point? Leaks happen - leaks will always happen - and they don't do any harm whatever.

Spoony_Tech

#65

Spoony_Tech said:

@Lizuka Nothings ever too late. Require a day one patch. It would be easier to do for the 3ds because you can go anywhere to dl it.

Hero-of-WiiU

#67

Hero-of-WiiU said:

Sad it was leaked, sure it's cool for us for a little while but not long after do get a feeling of spoil.

Dodger

#69

Dodger said:

Of course they didn't confirm it. It very likely that it is a real leak, but while there is doubt, there is going to be discussion and free advertising. Is Shulk in the game or not? Why the heck would anyone want Duck Hunt Dog as anything more than an assist trophy? Is this the full roster? The gaming section of the internet is paying attention to Sm4sh, and that is good for Nintendo. They just have to play their part well. It is a bit hard for me to feel bad for them.

DiscoGentleman

#70

DiscoGentleman said:

It might be a good idea for Nintendo to do an impromptu direct addressing this- make the most out of the leak by turning it into promotion.

Mega719

#71

Mega719 said:

Why delete the videos in the first place if you aren't implying anything? I was the many who saw it fake for many reasons but this makes me a believer . Sucks to be wrong but hey Snake is back 😄

MagicEmperor

#72

MagicEmperor said:

I would actually be over the moon if the Duck Hunt dog made it in. I'd be so stoked. No lie! Think of all the people I'd annoy...

jjmesa16

#73

jjmesa16 said:

Not surprising that Nintendo has nothing to say about this video. That all but confirms the three characters

Capt_N

#74

Capt_N said:

Someone modified their copy of Project M perhaps? Unless that Brawl Yoshi stage in one of those videos is a Classic stage.

B3ND3R

#75

B3ND3R said:

I watched the video before it got taken down and it seemed pretty real.. But I guess we will just have to wait and see..

miiandmario

#76

miiandmario said:

It seems pretty legit but still until its confirmed by Nintendo we have to rule it as false.

Iggly

#77

Iggly said:

I personallly don't care as I would've planned to spoil myself of who would be in smash by the 3DS release. [Due to the fact I'm buying the Wii U version] Though I feel sorry for both Nintendo and the fans who prefer to have surprises.

B3ND3R

#79

B3ND3R said:

Still excited and looking forward to the Shulk trailer.. Because it will have to be really epic xD Although the Monado is now just a glorified beating stick, since it can't cut people.. But I'm sure getting smacked upside the head with it hurts like heck xD

IceClimbers

#80

IceClimbers said:

I'm just hoping Duck Hunt Dog's reveal trailer has Samus shooting down Ridley and then the Dog holding him up like this:
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Turbo857

#82

Turbo857 said:

@Lizuka

Part of this leak suggests that Wolf, Lucas, Snake, and the Ice Climbers will be DLC. Ness deserves the slot but Lucas is a better character. And I don't think they'd just leave the Ice Climbers out of this one.

umegames

#83

umegames said:

@IxC Don't over react just yet, for all we know the DLC characters will be freely unlocked in due time.
1. Sakurai is not a fan of DLC, and i also heard that when the wii-u version releases, the DLC characters will become free.

allav866

#84

allav866 said:

I don't see the problem with having DLC characters. According to the leak, only one character is new, and doesn't sound like a very interesting character, so they could either be very cheap, or cost nothing at all. Including them as an extra data file is also probably the only way to include them at all, seeing how big the roster has become, especially if the leak is true.

IceClimbers

#85

IceClimbers said:

I could see Ice Climbers not being in the main game on the 3DS version and then added as mandatory free DLC before the Wii U version comes out, or just mandatory free DLC after both versions are out. Main reason they'd be released as DLC is due to not having enough time to work out the issues on the 3DS version.

therealmario101

#86

therealmario101 said:

I'm always disappointed when things get spoiled, but as much as I hate to be THAT girl, I'm going to say it anyways. It was going to get spoiled for all of North America anyways, since Japan is getting it early. So yeah, the only real harm in my opinion was that it was spoiled for Japan, and spoiled a bit earlier than intended for North America. As for avoiding looking at the Japanese release, to avoid spoilers, you should know as well as I do, it'd be impossible to miss it from SOMEONE. Someone would mention it, or a website would write an article about it. OR the Smash site itself will spoil it all before the release ANYWAYS. But like I said, I'm only slightly disappointed by spoilers, so no big deal here. I already had every character I wanted confirmed~

Zatioichi

#87

Zatioichi said:

Okay so call me crazy but I'm still on the fence about this. It could very well be true but couldn't you also fake this kinda easily? Couldn't you just a green screen like with movies and then just toss it footage from a brawl mod? It sounds dumb I know but we never see hand operating the controls in any of the videos. Either way we'll see in less than 6 weeks so I wouldn't stress to much over this.

Trikeboy

#88

Trikeboy said:

The footage that was leaked is hard to fake. Bowser Jr isn't like that in any of the Brawl hacks. Nintendo should take their lumps and admit those three are coming. There was even a leaked roster screen that was incomplete. It had space for 6 more character tiles. Also, Mii fighters hadn't been unlocked yet. There are still secret fighters in the game.

midnafanboy

#89

midnafanboy said:

@Zatioichi If that was the case then Nintendo wouldn't care if it's just a brawl mod video that someone made and put leak next to it.But that's not the case cause Nintendo took every leaked video down and their still doing it right now. And that shows this is important to Nintendo and it must be real,cause a big company like that wouldn't waste their time with this if it was fake.

Zatioichi

#90

Zatioichi said:

@midnafanboy
What if it's a way to generate more buzz? Have everyone thinking these are the characters only to have minds blown when the game comes out. What if it was an earlier build that was going to be scrapped before it leaked? I still think it's too soon to confirm at least for me. "Trust half of what you seen and none of what you hear."

midnafanboy

#91

midnafanboy said:

@Zatioichi Well either way the one person who got screwed here is Sakurai.Cause all his hard work with these characters leaked by some idiot with a camera.

Zatioichi

#92

Zatioichi said:

@midnafanboy
Very true. I just really don't want that to be the case when the game is just around the corner. I understand the want to know but sometimes its just best to just accept the surprise :3

kereke12

#95

kereke12 said:

Of course they don't, like always. Its a bit obvious that this rumor seems to be true if Nintendo is not saying anything. Cause if it were fake Nintendo would of made a "Company Statement" saying that this is all a fake.

IceClimbers

#97

IceClimbers said:

@Trikeboy Apparently Mii Fighters are on a separate page or something. At least that's what I heard. There's definitely room for more characters though.

BakaKnight

#98

BakaKnight said:

What if the leak is real, but Nintendo is buying time while Sakurai is turning the whole project upside down and change roster for turn the leak into a fake leak? XD

I know I know, too close to release for do any changes now, but I could see Sakurai do that if the leak wasn't so last minute... then again Palutena was leaked long ago and they simply didn't care at all and her official reveal was brilliant and shocking anyway! Wait... I just realized no leak can beat an official smash reveal, no matter the truth, the leaker "lost" anyway XP

IceClimbers

#103

IceClimbers said:

So, is anyone else gonna enjoy Falcon Punching the Duck Hunt Dog? That first FALCON PUNCH on it will feel amazing.

luckybreak

#104

luckybreak said:

@IxC Yes he did say there would be no DLC, there shouldn't be things in the game only certain people have. So I think if these characters are going to be added late it will just be an update, not paid DLC.

Sforzando

#106

Sforzando said:

I believe the roster is legit.
However, the DLC characters are likely untrue. I heard it was somebody who used the same username as the leaker. Or maybe the leaker is mentally unbalanced.

In any case many of these leaks are DEFINITELY legit. The videos for one. There is NO WAY anybody could have faked those. Look at the animations. Neogafers have pointed out other details I don't understand, such as how Bowser's flame breath works matches how it works in ssb4 rather than brawl. It's not a brawl mod.

This is most likely a NOA employee who got hold of what Nintendo was sending to ESRB and released it online. Adding credence to this is the contents of an imgur image dump. It shows a bunch of trophies of female characters zoomed in on the crotch, butt and chest. Content that would be sent to ESRB as it would affect the rating. I am convinced of this.

However, I am highly unsure about the DLC characters. The leaker trolled Nintendo, he is likely trolling us in that regard.

I think the roster is legit for sure. But it is almost certainly incomplete. One of the screenshots leaked shows All-Star Battle mode (I think that's what it's called--the mode you unlock after you get every character) is still locked. So there are still a few more slots.

And Duck Hunt dog reminds me so much of my initial reaction to the pac-man reveal that I sincerely believe he's included.

Lizuka

#107

Lizuka said:

Well, today's screenshot shows a menu that was shown in one of the leaks. So, uh... Yeah, this is legit.

Cia

#108

Cia said:

Doubting the reality of this leak is silly. It also confirms the obvious: the reality of the character screen leak before this.

Ev0s

#109

Ev0s said:

@IxC me neither, I also remember him saying no more clone characters like Dr Mario. So I'm confused by that a bit.

Azooooz

#113

Azooooz said:

I hate those kind of people. Developers works so hard to please us, yet they hardly get praised and talked about. But when some stupid guy claims that the leak is from the actual game, people get paranoid and gets more than 200 comments in less than an hour.

I was really excited for the game's surprises, but it looks like the surprises has been completely ruined. I hope they won't announce another Smash Bros. until it's near release date.

DrJoson

#114

DrJoson said:

@IxC Why be disappointed? They can only put in so many characters before release, Sakurai himself has said that. With DLC post release we could get all the characters who missed the cut. It's likely that it would be free as well. Isn't that a good thing? :S

Grumblevolcano

#115

Grumblevolcano said:

@DrJoson "It's likely that it would be free as well" I strongly disagree with this statement, if you look at all the DLC released for 3DS/Wii U the only content which is free is the Mercedes vehicles for Mario Kart 8 and of course that would be free as it's the only way successful advertising of the GLA would work. Everything else is paid just like I'd expect that new characters and tracks in Mario Kart 8 would not be free.

Sugar_Crunch_BD

#117

Sugar_Crunch_BD said:

The character select screen was always a little bit off, why is lucina not with the other fire emblem buddies?

Sugar_Crunch_BD

#118

Sugar_Crunch_BD said:

Maybe they have no comment because shulk and gannon on are in, but bowser Jr is not (please, I know I'm holding on strings but bowser Jr looks so dumb)

Lizuka

#120

Lizuka said:

@Grumblevolcano Nintendo's done some other free DLC, though not a lot. Animal Crossing had some random items, there was a free level pack in NSMB2... If the Ice Climbers were cut entirely due to difficulties trying to get them to work on the 3DS I could see them being free, but I couldn't see anyone beyond that.

Which is a-okay with me, I'm perfectly fine with playing for characters. I'm hoping I get the chance to, preferably a lot of them.

Sugar_Crunch_BD

#122

Sugar_Crunch_BD said:

I've always been against DLC in games when it has been revealed prior to the release of the game, but in a fighting game, it makes more sense.

Plus, we need DLC to get the 3rd shyguy from the left on level 2.4 in SMB2.

Amateur

#124

Amateur said:

I'm afraid that something bad will happen with all this footage floating all over,

Omarpixel9

#126

Omarpixel9 said:

@IxC Wow. You seem to be really upset. Look, the game already has a lot of quality and since it's going to be around for a lot of years DLC is a great way to keep us satisfied with new content over the years. Nintendo isn't EA, so it's no problem.

CamWFC91

#127

CamWFC91 said:

@MrGawain I couldn't agree more. Reading the comments on forums (this site particularly) makes my blood boil. People are getting so worked up about Smash Bros. Almost every character release so far has been scrutinised and has had some sort of backlash from some fans.

It looks fantastic and we are lucky to have a game like this. Who cares if there is DLC eventually. There are ALREADY more characters than in brawl so its not like Nintendo are screwing us.

Be grateful or shut up.

ikki5

#130

ikki5 said:

@AdmiralThrawn So... you are going to be a douche to to people who want to keep things a surprise and special? Why is it so important that these videos stay out that you feel that you MUST upload them when Nintendo takes them down? Is this your goal in life? To make things less fun and enjoyable for people?

Linker2A03

#131

Linker2A03 said:

I guess that, judging from the complaints about the roster, this game isn't everyone's cup of tea. I don't see how, though. When's the last time anyone has had a chance to see an official product featuring Mario, Pac-Man, Sonic, and Mega Man... all in the same game?

I'm stoked about the possible inclusion of Duck Hunt, as well.

FlaygletheBagel

#132

FlaygletheBagel said:

I'm honestly frustrated at this leak getting out, and I also feel so horribly bad for Sakurai, who went through hand injuries making this game, who went to great lengths to keep us on our toes and surprise us, who toiled over this game night and day just to have it spoiled before it even hits stores.

Shame on anyone who relishes in the fact that this leak got out. Like it or not, this kind of stuff hurts Sakurai. He was so excited for people to see the cutscenes in Brawl, and got saddened and frustrated when people put all of the Subspace cutscenes on Youtube. That's the very reason he isn't including a Subspace campaign in the new games. If it upset him when people posted the game's content to YouTube AFTER the game came out, imagine how he feels now, when the game's nearly-full roster leaks weeks BEFORE the game comes out.

I like knowing the full roster as much as anybody, but dang, people. Think of the guy who is actually making this content for you. If I were him and I had to go through crap like this, I would just stop making these games altogether.

Yorumi

#133

Yorumi said:

Of course they have nothing to say, the ninjas have captured the leaker and shipped him off to a secret location to undergo re-education. They can't exactly come out and announce that now can they?

Mega719

#134

Mega719 said:

@Alex_Olney A tweet seems to confirm that Nintendo apparently caught the one responsible which was a NOA employee involved with sending a copy to ESRB to get the game rated. He/She is fired and getting sued by Nintendo, so far this is just said in a random tweet but you should update this until proven wrong

hylian-pudding

#135

hylian-pudding said:

lol People complaining about DLCs. Don't freaking buy it if you don't like it.

Also, not sure why people don't just wait for everything to be officially announce, instead of posting leaks and making Nintendo mad.

B3ND3R

#137

B3ND3R said:

To those who think Japan gets it first.... They get it on October 3... Same as the rest of us.
EDIT: NEVER MIND, I just looked it up again, I'm a derp.

JaxonH

#138

JaxonH said:

@IxC

Why? We're already getting more characters than any other Smash in the past, and this off the heels of Sakurai's initial statement that there would be less characters this time around.

If they wanna offer us even more characters via DLC, I say thats a good thing. You can always opt to not purchase he DLC and you'll still be sitting on more characters than any other game.

Emaan

#140

Emaan said:

Sakurai has probably already sent out Reggie to punish whoever leaked this. Please understand, you better run for your life ;)

Austroid

#146

Austroid said:

I've noticed that Smash 4 has added a lot more realistically-proportioned humans into the mix. I find it boring in the sense that "that's the best they can come up with?" At least Wii Fit Trainer is quirky.

We need more zany characters like Bowser Jr. and Duck Hunt Dog, should this leak prove to be true.

RaphaBoss

#147

RaphaBoss said:

@Lizuka
I know. the most disapointing thing about this game. I still hope he get new moves thoug, like he did in the transition from Melee to Brawl.

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