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News: Wii U-Exclusive Super Smash Bros. Modes and Challenges Unveiled

Wii U-Exclusive Super Smash Bros. Modes and Challenges Unveiled

Smash Tour! Special Orders! Master Fortress!

An area of interest going into the Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Nintendo Direct was exclusive gameplay modes on the home console. We've covered a number of these already in other articles, while some existing modes will also be shared with others through the inclusion local co-op. Yet there were some other...

News: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Takes Sharing Experiences to New Levels

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Takes Sharing Experiences to New Levels

A lot of firsts for the series

Although it will not be implemented at launch, Nintendo has announced plans to include functionality within Super Smash Bros. for Wii U that allows you to share various content with others over the internet. This feature isn't just limited to friends either, as you can choose to share your creations with the entire...

News: Bigger Stages, Dual-Plane Battles and Danger Zones Exclusive to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Bigger Stages, Dual-Plane Battles and Danger Zones Exclusive to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Miiverse Stage coming after launch

Today's Super Smash Bros. Nintendo Direct was packed full of details, and one area that merited plenty of attention was stages. There were some key announcements that'll shape how we get into battle. One key inclusion is Bigger Stages, which will support 8 Player Smash Mode in particular and, as a result, will be...

News: Mewtwo Returns to Super Smash Bros., Ridley and Metal Face Explained

Mewtwo Returns to Super Smash Bros., Ridley and Metal Face Explained

Mewtwo arriving next year

Nintendo has announced the return of Mewtwo to the Super Smash Bros. series after being absent in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, much to the distaste of many fans. There's no word on how he'll function yet, but he won't be playable right away, as this iconic monster is still in development. Mewtwo will be available to fans who...

News: Tourneys and Official Tourneys Giving Super Smash Bros. for Wii U a Competitive Edge

Tourneys and Official Tourneys Giving Super Smash Bros. for Wii U a Competitive Edge

Not ready for launch

Today's Smash Bros. Nintendo Direct was full of details around Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, with a particularly exciting announcement being customisable and official Tourneys; these won't be available on launch day, however. When they do arrive, though, they look promising. Standard Tourneys are rather similar to their...

News: You Can Use The Wii U GamePad For Voice Chat, Stage Building And More In Super Smash Bros.

You Can Use The Wii U GamePad For Voice Chat, Stage Building And More In Super Smash Bros.

Padding it out

While some developers are certainly guilty of underusing the Wii U GamePad, that criticism can't be laid at the feet of the team behind Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. The forthcoming fighter will make robust use of the unique controller, not only during battle but in-between brawls as well. During normal play it will be possible to use...

News: 8 Player Smash Mode Confirmed For Wii U Super Smash Bros.

8 Player Smash Mode Confirmed For Wii U Super Smash Bros.

The catch? It's offline only

Nintendo has confirmed that the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros. will allow for 8 player fights. The news came during today's special Nintendo Direct broadcast, and is tempered by the fact that the game will only support 8 players in offline mode. It was also confirmed that only certain stages would allow for so many...

News: More PDP GameCube-Style Wired Fight Pads Pay Homage to Donkey Kong, Link, Samus and Wario

More PDP GameCube-Style Wired Fight Pads Pay Homage to Donkey Kong, Link, Samus and Wario

Will work as Wii Classic Controller, and with Smash Bros. Wii U

Last year and just before E3, as the hype for a certain Wii U brawler intensified, accessory company PDP announced its GameCube-styled Fight Pad controllers, with the revealed designs being based on Mario, Peach and Yoshi. Though Nintendo has its own GameCube Smash Bros. controller and...

Feature: Five 'New Things' We Want in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Five 'New Things' We Want in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Time to take the franchise to another level

With Super Smash Bros. for Wii U increasingly close to release, Nintendo's gearing up to answer the call for full details of its features with an upcoming live Nintendo Direct that'll introduce 50 'new things'; that's a bold and exciting promise. Though, as an important note, some of Nintendo's messaging...

Video: Let's Play Bayonetta 2 With Lydia

Let's Play Bayonetta 2 With Lydia

It's the witching hour

Hello everyone! Fresh from my on-track success in Mario Kart 8, I thought I'd turn my hand to witchcraft in Platinum Games' superb Bayonetta 2. In the first of a series of action-packed videos, I run through some of the game's many amazing levels battling demonic beasts so filthy and foul that I had to have a good lie down...

Talking Point: Platinum Games Has Secured a Golden Wii U Legacy

Platinum Games Has Secured a Golden Wii U Legacy

Bayonetta 2 joins the brilliant Wonderful 101

We argued, right at the start of our Bayonetta 2 review, that the "Wii U library is small, but also diverse and exciting". The reason we opened with that point is that, despite lazy comments often shared online — increasingly irrelevant with each passing month — stating that the Wii U has 'no...

News: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Continues to Thrash its Competition in Japan, Wii U Sales Drop Further

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Continues to Thrash its Competition in Japan, Wii U Sales Drop Further

Huntin' and relaxin'

It seems Capcom's latest entry in the Monster Hunter series has proved its worth even further in Japan by outselling Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS not only this week, but in lifetime physical sales. Smash Bros. has still done well, placing it behind Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate but in front of everything else. Unfortunately...

News: ShopTo.net's £180 Wii U Bundle with Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 is Too Cheap to Pass Up

ShopTo.net's £180 Wii U Bundle with Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 is Too Cheap to Pass Up

Tremendous wares

ShopTo.net has begun taking orders for a very reasonable Wii U bundle that may be enough to tempt those currently on the fence; if you're looking to buy a Wii U this is quite likely the best deal you'll find for a long time. We've also included a couple of other deals in case Bayonetta 2 isn't your thing. If you're not sure, you can...

News: Masahiro Sakurai Gives a Glimpse of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Fighter Reveal

Masahiro Sakurai Gives a Glimpse of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Fighter Reveal

There's a NES zapper involved...

There's not long now until a Live Nintendo Direct focused on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, which is promising "50 new things" — that alone is leading to all sorts of speculation. When Masahiro Sakurai teases, however, we know that there's reason to take notice. His latest Miiverse Pic of the Day builds us up with...

News: Yoshi Circuit From Double Dash!! Makes A Comeback In November's Mario Kart 8 Zelda-Themed DLC Pack

Yoshi Circuit From Double Dash!! Makes A Comeback In November's Mario Kart 8 Zelda-Themed DLC Pack

Tanooki Buggy also revealed!

If you haven’t already pre-purchased the upcoming Mario Kart 8 downloadable content, due out this November and May 2015, then this latest reveal might just be enough reason to take the plunge. Nintendo has released a new trailer revealing Yoshi Circuit from the 2003 GameCube series entry, Mario Kart: Double Dash!!,...

Talking Point: Nintendo's Ability to Charm Young Gamers is Vital for its Success

Nintendo's Ability to Charm Young Gamers is Vital for its Success

Proper next-gen

There was a period, in the latter half of the last generation of systems, when it seemed as if Sony and Microsoft were making a major play for the young gamer's market — Microsoft pushed for advertising presence on major multi-platform franchises, in particular, while Sony tried new ideas with its range of Wonderbook releases...

Rumour: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Data Prompts More DLC Speculation

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Data Prompts More DLC Speculation

More Smash

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS isn't short of content, and the upcoming live Nintendo Direct is promising "50 new things" for the home console iteration; it's clear that Masahiro Sakurai and his team have devoted a great deal of effort to details both big and small. Gamers and fans always want more, of course, and with major Nintendo...

Weirdness: Super Smash Bros.' Announcer Sings the Original Pokémon Anime Theme

Super Smash Bros.' Announcer Sings the Original Pokémon Anime Theme

Gotta smash 'em all

It seems that Xander Mobus – the announcer for Super Smash Bros for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS – has a lighter side beyond his official work with Nintendo, and asked the Smash-playing public what they wanted him to say in the announcer's voice. Many people asked him to sing the original theme from the Pokémon anime, and without...