"It might be good to take on more of a consulting role"
No, we don't mean that Genesis
Rare is also open to giving IP to third parties
As we all know, Rare used to be a solid partner for Nintendo. During the N64 years, Nintendo held a significant stake in the UK firm, which created seminal games like Donkey Kong Country, GoldenEye 007, Blast Corps, Perfect Dark and Donkey Kong 64. It was also the company responsible for the N64...
But his role remains uncertain...
Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai has revealed via Twitter that he is working on the Switch version of the popular fighting franchise, which was officially announced during yesterday's Nintendo Direct. According to
Hold the front page. Nintendo has finally confirmed that Super Smash Bros. is coming to the Nintendo Switch this year. The news was revealed during today's Nintendo Direct broadcast, and was very much the "just one more thing" megaton, left right to the very end. Sadly, no gameplay was shown, but we do know that Splatoon's Inklings will...
"It might be good to take on more of a consulting role"
Masahiro Sakurai has created some incredible games, but he's most commonly connected with the Super Smash Bros. series. Sakurai is forever hinting that he can't be in charge of Smash forever, and in a recent interview with Japanese magazine Famitsu - which is in the process of being...
No, we don't mean that Genesis
Genesis? No we're not talking about the North American alter ego of SEGA Mega Drive or the first book of The Bible, we're talking about something even holier: Smash Bros! Based in the United States, Genesis is a semi-regular tournament that brings some of the best players from around the country (and the world) to...
Takes place July 18th
HyperX - the gaming division of Kingston Technology - has announced that it is holding a special eSports tournament later this month at its headquarters in Orange County, and Nintendo titles will feature prominently. The event will bring together the best Street Fighter V, ARMS and Super Smash Bros...
Keeping it real fake
With E3 just around the corner it's fair to expect plenty of daft rumours to come out of the woodwork, but the recent Smash Bros. leak really seemed to divide the community. The quality of these screens suggested authenticity; to some, it was the fact that they looked so good that caused suspicion. Now, the man behind these...
The amiibo train steamrolls on, for Nintendo have announced 12 new amiibo coming to store shelves this summer in its latest Nintendo Direct. New The Legend of Zelda amiibo: First up is an arguably strange choice - more Zelda amiibo! To be specific, this includes three versions of Link from past The Legend of Zelda games Majora's...
Not coming at launch, apparently
Although amiibo sales are down, the range of NFC-enabled toys is still an important revenue stream for Nintendo. However, we're now hearing reports that fans might have to endure a wait for the remaining two Smash Bros. amiibo - Bayonetta and Final Fantasy VII's Cloud Strife - until next year. The rumour comes from
"Someone else caught your eye?"
As we reported recently, version 1.1.6 of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS launches soon, and according to Nintendo it will add some additional balance the game. While that might sound like quite a thorough process, it would appear that this update is focused solely on a single fighter: the recently-introduced...
Super Smash Bros. is pretty great as we all know, and Jazz - while not to everyone's tastes - is a musical genre which has its fair share of fans. However, fuse the two together and you've got something so smooth it puts a baby's bottom to shame. Performed by Andrew Barhite and "composed" by Adam Lindgren (AKA Armada), this awesome freeform...
"I wouldn't wanna pick one and just go with Street Fighter"
Ryu's timely appearance in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS was a welcome surprise for fighting game fans, as the character is one of the most iconic in the entire genre. With Street Fighter V now available on the PlayStation 4, interest in the series has reached new levels and during...
Bayonetta and Corrin wrap up the cast
Choosing a lead image for a Nintendo Download Update can sometimes be fun, and in the case of this week's EU article the obvious choice was Bayonetta fighting Duck Hunt Duo, which is a fun sentence as well as an entertaining screenshot. Following the weekend announcement of the final Smash Bros. DLC arriving...
Personally, I prefer home delivery
The next instalment of Nintendo's NFC figures is on the way, and you can now pre-order the Falco amiibo from Nintendo UK ahead of its launch date of November 20th in the region; this joins similar pre-orders around the world for the popular Star Fox character. The amiibo costs £10.99 in this listing (as always)...
Winner of gaming Hexathlon to be crowned at EGX
If you're a regular reader of the site, you'll probably know we really love EGX (formally Eurogamer Expo). This year's expo has moved from its old location at Earls Court, London, which has sadly been demolished to make way for residential apartments; this year from 24th-27th September EGX will be in...
Playing by Nintendo's rules
This week brought some exciting news for Super Smash Bros. fans, with both current-gen versions getting updated to version 1.1.0. That meant paid DLC in both versions, but on Wii U also delivered YouTube replay uploads and online Tourneys. We know how the Tourneys work and have been
We'll take (mew)two please!
It seems like only yesterday that Pokémon favourite Mewtwo was added to the Super Smash Bros. roster as a DLC update. The only thing that has been missing is an accompanying amiibo, which even prompted a fan to create their own! Mewtwo fans need not give up hope however as an our Nintendo Life features contributor Alan...
The Super Smash Bros. series has had some particularly pleasing crossovers - from Snake in the past to the ongoing appearances of Sonic and more besides - but the DLC arrival of Ryu nevertheless feels like a notable high point. In terms of fighting royalty the lead fighter of the Street Fighter series is hard to ignore. As...
He plays a mean Luigi
James Miller is rather good at Super Smash Bros. He recently won Nintendo UK's Super Smash Bros Invitational event at the MCM Comic Con in Birmingham - a massive achievement for many players but merely another title in Miller's eyes; he's already made his presence felt in the UK's Smash community several times in the pa
Club Nintendo members had some exciting emails this week, as they included Mewtwo codes for the latest Super Smash Bros. titles on Wii U and 3DS. Unfortunately some players experienced a downside, triggering a glitch in the Wii U version that blocked access to online play. In multiple cases players seemed to corrupt their save data...
Complete with four pads
Super Smash Bros. may be the big thing on Wii U and 3DS right now, but veteran players will lovingly recall when they played the first entry on the N64 all those years ago. If you're hankering to revisit the past - or you're a newcomer who wants to see how it all started - then you might want to point your browser towards
But didn't make the cut (no pun intended)
It's been a pretty awesome week for all Smash Bros. fans, all told. A short video has made its way to our screens with an announcement from Masahiro Sakurai, stating that the new Mewtwo DLC for Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS would be on its way "pretty soon". As always, Nintendo has more surprises for its fans, with...
Johnathan "Alex Strife" Lugo parts company with Apex
It has been confirmed that Johnathan "Alex Strife" Lugo will no longer be involved with the Smash tournament Apex. Lugo - who held the positions of Chief Executive Officer, Sponsorship Manager and Qualifiers Manager at Apex, which he helped found back in 2008 - has voluntarily stepped down...
The Fine Bros are at it again
Over the past few years, Nintendo has been making leaps and bounds to recapture the hearts of older gamers. Through titles such as The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD and the returning of older and rarer titles to the eShop such as Earthbound, Nintendo may be trying to strike a chord with the hardcore audience who may...
Cue silly music and excessive high-fiving
Earlier this month shaky-cam footage emerged of a 10-year-old gamer thrashing the competition at Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, duly being given the nickname 'Karissa the Destroyer'. It all took place at a supposedly random GameStop preview event for the game. It did seem fishy, however, prompting us to...
Eight player action in the world's biggest living room
We like the idea of eight player Super Smash Bros. for Wii U action, we really do. Yet one thing is certain for those of us that are living within modest means; it's going to get a bit crowded around the TV when we have seven buddies — add joke about the writer not having that many friends...
Super Smashing Contest
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is now available in stores around the world, one of the biggest launch events in the 2014 gaming calendar. To celebrate the occasion we've teamed up with Nintendo UK to give away one rather awesome Nintendo 3DS Super Smash Bros. Limited Edition Console; this includes the game pre-loaded on...
The smash-hit 3DS owners have been waiting for?
Ever since being announced alongside its Wii U counterpart, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS has been scrutinised by fans around the world to an almost excessive degree. Being the first game in the popular crossover fighting series to be released on a handheld system, there were understandably some...
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