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News: Super Smash Bros. Pros Explain Competitive Theories in Reading, Zoning and the "Neutral Game" 

Super Smash Bros. Pros Explain Competitive Theories in Reading, Zoning and the "Neutral Game" 

If you fancy brawling with the best, watch this

Your humble writer, like many in the Nintendo Life team, likes Super Smash Bros. a lot, with the latest entries on Wii U and 3DS pushing our buttons. While some of us in the broader community may be decent players that can compete well in occasional online matches, competitive pro players are naturally...

News: Sonic and Mega Man amiibo Available Again from Nintendo UK Store, But Reports of Cancelled Shulk Pre-Orders Also Surface

Sonic and Mega Man amiibo Available Again from Nintendo UK Store, But Reports of Cancelled Shulk Pre-Orders Also Surface

Pre-order customers aren't all feeling it

Update: Nintendo UK has provided us with the following statement on the issue of cancelled Shulk amiibo pre-orders. Nintendo UK can confirm that the Nintendo Official UK Store has had to cancel a very limited number of pre-orders for the Shulk amiibo. Nintendo is in the process of contacting those...

News: Pre-orders Now Open at GameStop for the Wii U GameCube Controller Adapter

Pre-orders Now Open at GameStop for the Wii U GameCube Controller Adapter

Comes with purchase of Gamecube Controller

Fans of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U were doubtlessly celebrating when the GameCube adapter was announced alongside the Super Smash Bros. Invitational for this year's E3; many say that the GameCube controller offers up the best control scheme for the fighting game. Nintendo clearly underestimated its...

Rumour: Rayman Could be Planned as DLC in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS

Rayman Could be Planned as DLC in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS

Apparent screens and video appear on the web

UPDATE: The video below has now been revealed by the creator to be a very elaborate hoax made using editing software; that's another Smash Bros. rumour down for now. ORIGINAL STORY: It seems like the Super Smash Bros. hype train just never stops rolling. Prior to the release of Super Smash Bros. for...

News: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Apex Champion Calls For Unity in Competitive Smash Scene

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Apex Champion Calls For Unity in Competitive Smash Scene

"It will take time, but it’s possible"

It's clear that eSports have evolved and grown on a significant scale when calls for it to be considered an Olympic sport are, for the first time, not entirely unreasonable. With sports such as shooting, archery et al - which are arguably reliant on skill and co-ordination rather than athleticism - are...

Video: Did You Know Gaming Tackles Super Smash Bros. Once Again

Did You Know Gaming Tackles Super Smash Bros. Once Again

Mostly focused on Wii U and 3DS entries

Super Smash Bros. on both Wii U and 3DS were two of the biggest hits in 2014, representing the first portable and HD arrivals in the franchise. They're still serving up new contents and updates, with recent additions including additional 8-player Smash stages on Wii U and data sharing + amiibo support on 3DS...

News: Super Smash Bros. 3DS amiibo Update Drops Tomorrow

Super Smash Bros. 3DS amiibo Update Drops Tomorrow

Just in time for the New Nintendo 3DS launch

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U was the game which unleashed the power of amiibo on the world, but it's easy to forget that the title was preceded by its 3DS sibling - which still doesn't have support for Nintendo's interactive figures. However, that is set to change tomorrow as Nintendo is releasing a free...

Weirdness: There’s A Tomato In My Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

There’s A Tomato In My Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

Tomatoes, tomatoes everywhere!

The Super Smash Bros. series has had its fair share of glitches over the years, but this latest one might take the cake, or should we say tomato. Presenting – the Maxim Tomato glitch. This freshly ripened error allegedly morphs all items in any mode into tomatoes whilst maintaining the primary functions. Character...

News: ​Sakurai Considered Having All Fighters Unlocked In Super Smash Bros. For Wii U

​Sakurai Considered Having All Fighters Unlocked In Super Smash Bros. For Wii U

Nothing of value comes easily

Masahiro Sakurai has published a new "Smash Bros. Diaries" entry in the latest issue of Game Informer, and one question in particular struck a chord with Smash fans: had he ever considered allowing the fighter unlocks in the 3DS version to transfer over to the Wii U version? Although Sakurai's answer started with a...

News: Apex 2015 Ends With The Conclusion Of A Bitter Rivalry And A Failed Chance at Redemption

Apex 2015 Ends With The Conclusion Of A Bitter Rivalry And A Failed Chance at Redemption

Smell ya later

Now that Apex 2015 is over and done with, it can be safely said that it was a pretty big deal. The popular fighting game tournament set a few records, with over 1024 entrants in Super Smash Bros. Melee - beating out the previous record held by EVO at 970 - and over 800 entrants in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, claiming the title for...

Live: Apex 2015 Prepares to Crown Its Champions on the Final Day

Apex 2015 Prepares to Crown Its Champions on the Final Day

Rounding off a dramatic weekend

Apex 2015 has had a dramatic route to its finale, today, with venue issues forcing a rapid move to a brand new location; through support from sponsors and dedicated fans it somewhat defied the odds to ensure that almost all rounds could be completed ahead of its final day. Though the tournament hosts multiple games,...

News: Another Wii U GameCube Controller Adapter Battles For Your Smash Bros. Loyalty

Another Wii U GameCube Controller Adapter Battles For Your Smash Bros. Loyalty

Supply and demand, once again

The official Wii U GameCube Controller Adapter is a rare and peculiar beast. Only useful for one game on the system, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, it doesn't even work in the console's Wii mode; yet despite this it was highly desired when it launched alongside the game. For dedicated players of the brawling series the...

News: Apex 2015 Moves to New Venue, Kicks Off Today

Apex 2015 Moves to New Venue, Kicks Off Today

Live footage inside courtesy of VGBootCamp, too

Apex 2015, which aims to be the biggest Smash Bros. tournament ever, suffered a high-profile setback on its first day when its venue was shut down on fire marshal orders. At that stage there was doubt over how the tournament could move forward, but the good news is that plenty of support and a shift of...

News: Popular Super Smash Bros. Tournament Apex 2015 Put on Hold Due to Fire Marshal Sanctions

Popular Super Smash Bros. Tournament Apex 2015 Put on Hold Due to Fire Marshal Sanctions

Yes, really

This weekend is supposed to feature one of the best-known competitive gaming events of the year - in Nintendo circles - with Apex 2015; Apex is typically referenced as one of the largest Smash Bros. tournaments of its kind in the world. In a bizarre turn of events, however, the current rounds for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Super...

News: Masahiro Sakurai Once Again Highlights The Possibility He'll Step Away From Game Development

Masahiro Sakurai Once Again Highlights The Possibility He'll Step Away From Game Development

"I doubt I'll be able to go on making games if it continues like this"

Throughout the course of development for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS series creator Masahiro Sakurai highlighted the demands of producing the titles. With ever-increasing modes and a growing roster, Sakurai-san often used his Famitsu Weekly article to emphasize...

News: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Update 1.0.2 Adds a Host of Extra Stages for 8-Player Smash

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Update 1.0.2 Adds a Host of Extra Stages for 8-Player Smash

More mayhem to enjoy

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U has been slower on the uptake with software updates than its portable brethren, possibly due to multiple balancing tweaks in the Nintendo 3DS version being rolled into version 1.0.1 on the home console title. Today does bring us version 1.0.2, however, and while it's not the whopping update to deliver...