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News Majora's Mask Appears Again, This Time as a New Smash Bros. Assist Trophy
Sakurai-san strikes again, the big tease
If anyone accuses Nintendo of losing its sense of playful mischief, perhaps we should just mention The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. The iconic Nintendo 64 title has been teased on various occasions as potential remake material, while excitable fans have done enough speculation (and mocked up trailers) to...
Video Wii Fit Trainer Is Captivating In This Funky Animated Music Clip
One gamer’s love of the Wii Fit Trainer
Inspired by the Bruno Mars song Treasure, Hidden Block has put together a new music video titled "Lovely Wii Fit Trainer." The animated clip follows the story of a Nintendo gamer's infatuation with the Wii Fit Trainer who stars as one of the playable characters in the upcoming Super Smash Bros.* for the Wii...
News StreetPass Quest Villain Appears in Latest Smash Bros. 3DS Screen
Or Find Mii, if you're in North America
While we normally reserve our Super Smash Bros. screenshot coverage for our weekly round-up, we do make exceptions for new challengers or stages. Today's screen from Masahiro Sakurai brings us the latter, with the Dark Emperor from StreetPass Quest / Find Mii appearing and intimidating the Wii Fit Trainer. As...
Feature A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Fifteen
The new Ray Gun, a Zelda train, Bowser schooling Sonic and more
Monday is here again, so it's time to enjoy our regular dose of new screens for Super Smash Bros.; they arrive, as always, courtesy of Masahiro Sakurai on the Super Smash Bros. Director's Room Miiverse community board. We know how hard he's working on these games, so we're always...
News Masahiro Sakurai Outlines His Heavy Smash Bros. Workload
"It's faster and more accurate to do it myself"
It's been highlighted in the past that not only is Masahiro Sakurai keen to implement his own vision and high standards, but that he's a particularly hard working individual. In fact early this year he highlighted how an arm injury was impacting his work, but that he was nevertheless persevering. One...
Feature A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Fourteen
Mario in space, a sleepy Marth, celebrating 3D World and more
It's another Monday, the nights are drawing in and the festive season — with its associated shopping madness — approaches. Yet some things remain constant and reliable, such as new screens for Super Smash Bros. being posted by Masahiro Sakurai on the Super Smash Bros. Director's Room...
Feature A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Thirteen
Marth's sword, The Villager's net, a MARIO GALAXY STAGE and more
We hope you agree that Mondays are made a little better with more Super Smash Bros. screens, with this 13th entry in our series being unlucky for absolutely no-one; Masahiro Sakurai has been busy, as always, on the Super Smash Bros. Director's Room Miiverse community board. Last week's...
News Oh Yes, The Mario Galaxy Stage is Confirmed for the New Super Smash Bros.
Even though its release date isn't set, and that very few people in the world have actually played the games, we're rather hyped about Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and 3DS. This anticipation is helped by Masahiro Sakurai's daily image uploads, which we summarise every week to bring some joy to each gloomy Monday. So Smash Bros. is awesome, but...
Feature A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Twelve
Marth, gardening tips, a spaceship-shaped bomb and more
With the start of another week we have our trusty round-up of screens from Super Smash Bros., courtesy of Masahiro Sakurai on the Super Smash Bros. Director's Room Miiverse community board. Last week delivered another character announcement, with Marth confirmed as the latest challenge
News Marth Confirmed as the Latest Challenger in Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS
Emblematic of the growing roster, screens galore inside
Since it was officially unveiled at E3 2013 with a fairly modest roster, Masahiro Sakurai and his team have been gradually expanding the number of playable characters in the new Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS and, by extension, building hype. Today it's been announced that Marth will be...
Feature A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Eleven
Spin attacks, Wii Fit Trainers, a posing Pit and more
Another working week has begun, but we have Masahiro Sakurai's updates on the Miiverse Super Smash Bros. Director's Room community to get us off to the perfect start. The man with a plan may not be ready to tell us when we can expect the new Super Smash Bros. games to arrive on Wii U and 3DS, but...
News Male Wii Fit Trainer Revealed as Latest Smash Bros. Challenger
He should Fit right in
Back at E3 2013, it was revealed that the female Wii Fit Trainer would be a playable character in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. It looks like she'll be in good company; series producer Masahiro Sakurai sent a post to Miiverse earlier today, indicating that her male counterpart would indeed be...
Feature A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Ten
A Lost World appears, Mega Man meets Pikachu, a risky flight and more
Monday's light relief is here, once again, courtesy of Masahiro Sakurai's posts on the Super Smash Bros. Director's Room on Miiverse. We may not know when we can play this game — yes, we saw the rumoured release dates, but there's not enough salt in the earth for those right now...
Feature A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Nine
Pokémon, Fox has lovely teeth, a Mario stage and more
Monday means Miiverse here on Nintendo Life, or to be more specific screens from Super Smash Bros. that have been published on the bespoke network. As always, Masahiro Sakurai has taken to the Director's Room for the upcoming Wii U and 3DS titles to release new screens on each working day; he...
Feature A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Eight
Sonic kicks in, Wii Fit Trainer chills out, Pit battles Samus and more
No Monday would be complete without a fresh dose of Super Smash Bros. screenshots, courtesy of Masahiro Sakurai's efforts on the Miiverse Director's Room community. We don't know when the game will arrive — apart from a vague 2014 window — but we'll happily feast our eyes on...
Feature A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Seven
Link power, flying high, Sonic's arrival and more
It's that time again, dear readers, for Super Smash Bros. screenshot goodness from the Miiverse Director's Room community, all courtesy of Masahiro Sakurai. Last week brought another character reveal, with Sonic announced during Nintendo Direct and looking rather dashing on his profile page scree
News Sonic Dashes Into Action in These Super Smash Bros. Screens
Too fast to be last
With all of the Nintendo Direct madness yesterday, we were certainly pleased to report on the confirmation of Sonic as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and 3DS, a welcome return for the SEGA mascot that made his debut in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. As is standard for the reveal of a new Cha
News Sonic The Hedgehog Confirmed For Super Smash Bros. On Wii U And 3DS
Sega's mascot makes his much-hyped return
One of the biggest questions surrounding the forthcoming Super Smash Bros. title for Wii U and 3DS was whether or not Sonic the Hedgehog would be included in the rapidly-expanded roster of combatants. He appeared in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, but it wasn't known if he would be returning — until now, that is...
Feature A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Six
Wedding bells (?) in the air, Toon Link's arrival and more
It's Monday, which means Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS screenshot goodness from the Miiverse Director's Room community; Masahiro Sakurai, by simply posting five screenshots a week, is certainly bringing a little extra joy to our lives. Last week we had the reveal of Toon Link, while the...
News Toon Link Adventuring Onto Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS
Maybe he'll tri-force (we are sorry...)
Just recently Peach was finally confirmed for Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and 3DS, an inevitable reveal that nevertheless pleased plenty of fans. The official website for the games has now confirmed the return of Toon Link, the plucky young cel-shaded hero that, of course, is prominent once again in The Legend...
Feature A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Five
Olimar on 3DS, all the Single Ladies, a stage tunnel (?!) and more
It's time once again to build our hype for Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and 3DS ahead of its 2014 (hopefully) release. Masahiro Sakurai, as normal, used the Smash Bros. Director's Room on Miiverse to share five new images last week; all to tantalise us further. It was a week without...
Feature A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Four
Plane trouble, Kirby, the arrival of Peach and more
It's that time again, dear readers, when we bring together the lovely images shared by Masahiro Sakurai last week over on Miiverse. Even though Super Smash Bros. only has a vague 2014 release window, that doesn't mean we can't be hyped for it now, to the point we'll be positively combustible when...
News Peach Finally Confirmed For Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS
It's finally happened. We knew this day would eventually come. Peach has been confirmed as a playable character in the new Super Smash Bros. titles coming to the Wii U and 3DS; it wouldn't have been right if the famous Princess hadn't been included. The official Smash Bros. website has announced this arrival with a bombardment of...
Feature A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Three
DK SMASH!, balloon popping, Pit and Mega Man battles and more
Another week has passed, Super Smash Bros. fans, and Masahiro Sakurai has once again delivered new screens to entice us ahead of the 2014 (we hope) release. Some are funny, some reveal genuine information about the game, and all are delicious eye candy. This week we have four Wii U...
Feature A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Two
From nose pinching to reset bomb detonations
Last week we started a new series of features highlighting the weekly screens distributed by franchise boss Masahiro Sakurai, which we rather wittily called "A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii and 3DS Screens - Issue One. Now we have issue two, which brings five more delicious screens at which to gaze. As...
Feature A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue One
With thanks, Sakurai-san
In late July we published a list of our favourite Wii U and 3DS Smash Bros. screens so far. Masahiro Sakurai, the popular designer that leads the franchise, has been releasing a new screenshot every weekday, alternating between Wii U and 3DS images. In most cases they show funny poses or cool moves in action, and...
News Character Outlines Will Be Customisable in 3DS Super Smash Bros.
Wii Fit Trainer and the Villager show off their lines
Following Super Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai on Miiverse (SakuraiMasahiroA) not only provides a daily screenshot treat, but the occasional trickle of information on what will be in store. Today’s post not only shows off the Wii Fit Trainer and Villager models on the 3DS for the first...
News Luigi Confirmed As Part Of The Smash Bros. Roster On 3DS And Wii U
A foregone conclusion, but nice to know regardless
It has been confirmed during today's Nintendo Direct broadcast that Luigi will be part of the line-up of playable fighters in the next Smash Bros. outing. Mario's sibling has been a part of the series from day one, but has so far been absent from any screenshots relating to the forthcoming Wii U...
News Petition Started To Make Reggie A Playable Character In Upcoming Smash Bros. Title
Nintendo of America COO says his body is ready
We've seen some odd online petitions of late, but this new one really takes the biscuit — it's to get Nintendo of America COO Reggie Fils-Aime into the forthcoming Smash Bros. title on Wii U and 3DS. The petition — which can be viewed here — seems absurd, but it is based on comments previously...
News Masahiro Sakurai Rules Out Story Sequences For Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and 3DS
Blames online leaks of Brawl CG videos
While not necessarily loved by everyone, the Subspace Emissary adventure in Super Smash Bros. Brawl was undoubtedly loved by some, with a fairly lengthy campaign and a bonkers storyline incorporating a broad spectrum of characters. While Masahiro Sakurai has stated there'll be some form of single-player...
Feature Our Favourite Wii U and 3DS Smash Bros. Screens So Far
Smashing stuff (geddit?)
So the new Super Smash Bros. titles on Wii U and 3DS may only have a vague "planned release" for 2014 — which hopefully won't become "erm, maybe it'll be 2015" — but that doesn't mean that we're not getting regular doses of brawling goodness. In fact, Masahiro Sakurai has been regularly picking in-development screens for...
News Masahiro Sakurai Did Consider Smash Bros. For Previous Handhelds
"We purely didn’t have the opportunity"
The upcoming 3DS release of Super Smash Bros. has — despite its HD brethren being lined up for Wii U — been attracting plenty of attention. Not only does it mean that the latest entry in the hugely attractive franchise will be available to owners of both of Nintendo's current gaming systems, but it'll be...
News Pikmin Hero Captain Olimar Joins The Smash Bros. Roster On Wii U And 3DS
Captain Olimar and his gang of loyal Pikmin have joined the ranks of the new Smash Bros. title, which is currently in development for the Wii U and 3DS. Judging from the screens shown below — taken from the Wii U version — Olimar can hurl his plant-like soldiers at enemies, just like he does in the Pikmin game series.
News New Smash Bros. to be "Something Right in Between" Melee and Brawl
Balancing a priority, while patches will be considered
While we saw some nice footage during E3, there's still relatively little known about the new Super Smash Bros. titles that we'll see on Wii U and 3DS. We know that Mega Man and The Villager will be new characters, and that each version will have its own platform-specific stages, while some...
News Sakurai Explains The Reasoning Behind The New Characters in Super Smash Bros.
No choice was made "for the sake of cheap novelty"
Super Smash Bros. was one of the highlights from this year's E3 Nintendo Direct presentation and it gave us all a first glimpse of the new characters joining the fight in the Wii U and 3DS iteration of the popular franchise. Naturally, the inclusion of Mega Man, the Villager and Wii Fit Trainer got...
News Super Smash Bros. Will Have The Same Character Roster On Both Wii U And 3DS
Both versions share the same character experiences
Gamers who are torn between picking up Super Smash Bros. for Wii U or the 3DS can rest easy. Masahiro Sakurai, creator and designer of the Nintendo crossover series, confirmed that the playable character roster will be the same for both versions. In an interview with NowGamer Sakurai said:...
News Sakurai Aiming To Please "The Silent Majority" With New Smash Bros.
Series director no longer considers Smash to be just a fighting game
As we all know, there's a new Smash Bros. title coming to the Wii U and 3DS next year. It looks amazing, has Mega Man in it, and is driving its creator to the point of
News Not All Super Smash Bros. Characters Will Make The Leap To Wii U And 3DS
There's simply not enough time
The Super Smash Bros. series has had a fair few characters join the fight over the three released titles. However, while some characters, such as Mario, Donkey Kong and Pikachu have been in all games, some of the new Melee additions did not make it over to Brawl, with the likes of Mewtwo, Roy and Dr Mario all falling...
News Check Out How Mega Man Looks On The 3DS Version Of Super Smash Bros.
The Blue Bomber confirmed for the 3DS adaptation
During last week's E3 Nintendo Direct, Mega Man was revealed as a new challenger in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. title and we even got to see him in action. However, while we saw what the likes of Mario, Link and Pikachu battle in out the 3DS version of the game, we only got to see what the Blue...
News Smash Bros. Director Pushing Himself "To The Brink" To Decide Character Roster
Masahiro Sakurai reveals the mental cost of making a legendary fighter
We already know the physical torment Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai has had to suffer during the development of the Wii U and 3DS titles, but he has now revealed to
News Super Smash Bros. Will Have A Single Player Campaign
No plans for any DLC at this time
The new Super Smash Bros. title was shown off during the E3 Nintendo Direct and news has been trickling through ever since. So far we know there will be a few new challengers, with Wii Fit Trainer, The Villager and Mega Man joining the fray, the Wii U and 3DS versions will have different stages, which unfortunately...
News Super Smash Bros. Won't Feature Cross-Platform Play Between Wii U and 3DS
Character customisation will be a thing
As we watched footage of Super Smash Bros. for both Wii U and 3DS at this year's E3, there was a nagging suspicion in the back of our minds at Nintendo Life HQ; will this support "cross-play", similar to that in Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, or are the games too different? No, is the simple answer.
News Mega Man's Dad Is "Ecstatic" That The Blue Bomber Is In Smash Bros.
Mega Man creator Kenji Inafune is one of Capcom's most famous former employees, yet he appeared to part company with the publisher under a cloud. You might assume this could make Inafune rather bitter about how his former creations are being used by Capcom, but you couldn't be further from the truth. Speaking to VideoGamer, Inafune...
News Third-Party Characters in Smash Bros. to be Kept to a Minimum
Mega Man is a "special case"
Smash Bros. and Mega Man fans alike are probably still buzzing over the Blue Bomber's inclusion in the latest Smash Bros., but series director Masahiro Sakurai has made it clear that including such third-party characters is something of a rarity. Players will remember that Super Smash Bros. Brawl was the first game in...
News Sakurai: New Super Smash Bros. To Strike A Balance Between Hardcore And Casual
Tripping is out, for one
Some people like to place themselves in one of two camps when it comes to the Super Smash Bros. series: either siding with the faster-paced, more technical Melee or favoring the wilder yet easier to access Brawl. The rest of us just shrug and start chucking home run bats at each other no matter which version we’re playing,...
News Masahiro Sakurai Demonstrates Super Smash Bros. in Developer Video
The Wii Fit Trainer Weighs In!?
One thing we'll readily admit about the Super Smash Bros. series is that it gets away with being completely daft and nonsensical. In a game where a flower can be a useful weapon, and Nintendo mascots battle in some of the craziest arenas imaginable, it's easy to get swept away in the madness; that's really the whole...
News Super Smash Bros. Footage Revealed, Mega Man Introduced as a New Challenger
Yes, Mega Man
Today's E3 Nintendo Direct featured plenty of footage of games not previously seen, with the most hyped arguably being the new Super Smash Bros. Most encouraging was the fact that the trailer showed a lot of gameplay footage alongside CGI flourishes, with plenty of favourites duking it out. The footage showed both the 3DS and Wii U...
News Masahiro Sakurai Confirms Smash Bros. Reveal For Next Week's Nintendo Direct
"For the first time, simultaneously worldwide!"
Masahiro Sakurai has taken to Twitter to confirm what we perhaps already knew — next week's E3-flavoured Nintendo Direct will contain footage of the new Super Smash Bros. title. The tweet — which has been translated by Kotaku — reads as follows: Notice: On the June 11th 11PM Nintendo Direct,...
News Sakurai: Online Play Will Be Improved in Upcoming Smash Bros.
"We've learned a lot about net play since Brawl was released"
Super Smash Bros. Brawl was one of the few Wii games to venture online. By delving into the Nintendo WFC players from all four corners of the world could brawl with each other in what was a decent experience in some battles, and a more turbulent one in others. Unfortunately, as with most...
News Masahiro Sakurai's Arm Injury Impacts His Work On Smash Bros.
"Now I realize how important it is to have your health"
Kirby and Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai has revealed in the latest issue of Famitsu magazine that he's picked up a painful injury which is hindering his work — although it's worth pointing out that he stopped short of saying his situation will result in any kind of delay for the latest...