The buzz around Super Smash Bros. remains strong, with the last week being relatively dramatic for the upcoming Wii U and 3DS blockbusters.

Masahiro Sakurai contributed to the commotion with his Director's Room Miiverse community posts, particularly with a new character reveal — which verified a recent leak. Last week's drama also included amiibo figure details, a free soundtrack offer and news of a double 3DS bundle on the way to Europe.

Lots to enjoy, then, with the screens below also showing plenty of interesting details from the games themselves — click on the date heading to visit the posts in question and give them a Yeah.

25th August

In Classic mode, you can choose your next challenge on the route map. Looks like Master Hand is waiting at the end, but perhaps something might change if you raise the intensity…?!

26th August

Being able to cheer someone on is what really makes spectating matches fun. This time, 1st and 2nd place will get prizes in four-player matches, and spectators can bet the gold they win on Bonus Chances.

27th August

28th August

29th August

29th August — Shulk Reveal

Shulk's sword, the Monado, slashes enemies with a beam when activated, so it can strike from long range. What really makes this weapon unique is that when the Monado Arts are activated, it can change Shulk's features and abilities! Emerge victorious in battle by changing your abilities strategically!!

[List of Monado Arts]
翔 (Jump): higher jumps, lower defense.
疾 (Speed): faster movement, weaker attacks.
盾(Shield): higher defense, slower movement.
斬(Buster): stronger attacks, weaker launch ability.
撃(Smash): Stronger launch ability, weaker attacks, lower defense against launching.

Plenty to consider this time — let us know which are your favourite posts in the poll and comments below.

What's your favourite Smash Bros. screen this week? (293 votes)

Mario bets big for an intense battle


We get a look at the Classic mode map on 3DS


Time to bet on our favourites in Spectator mode


King Dedede rewards fans with a win


The Villager looks rather concerned as a bomb is set to blow


Sophia the Mii means business as moves are customised


Mii characters with menacing grins are out to get you


Shulk dares all to take him and the Monado on


Sheik takes evasive action from a Shulk attack


Shulk shows off his special moves with fancy symbols


Um, I can't decide


I don't like any of them


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