Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS News
Video This Japanese Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Commercial Takes Things Literally
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS arrives in Japan on 13th September, which means that we're rapidly running out of time for Nintendo to formally finalise the roster and other features. Another perspective is that advertising and hype around the title is currently moving into full gear, and TV adverts will be a part of that. The most...
News Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS Step Up With More Outfit Variations
All the pretty colours
We've learnt in recent times that Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS won't be short of variety; the roster and stage lists continue to grow, while the number of trophies and music tracks are set to be higher than ever. There'll also be plenty of outfits, some rather risqué and others that are simple colour...
News All-Star Mode in Super Smash Bros. is a History Lesson Available From the Start
Unlock the full roster to complete the mode
It should surprise no one that Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS will feature an All-Star Mode, as it's been a staple of the series since Super Smash Bros. Melee. Masahiro Sakurai has now outlined how it'll work in the upcoming entries, focusing on the 3DS version. As before characters will...
Feature A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Fifty Three
Spectator Mode! Customisation! Shulk! More Stuff!
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
News Win a Super Smash Bros. Trainer Jacket from Nintendo of America
Super sporting style for your carbon-based Mii
The Twitter contests keep coming from Nintendo of America, this time to celebrate Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS's upcoming release on 3rd October by giving away four Super Smash Bros.-themed trainer jackets to randomly selected winners. To enter, tweet the name of your favourite Super Smash Bros...
Feature The Benefits of a Portable Super Smash Bros.
Why being able to take the fight with you is a good thing
This year sees a number of landmark moments for the Super Smash Bros. series: it’s now 15 years old, two games are being released within mere months of each other and one of them will feature glorious high-definition graphics. However, even more significant than all of these notable...
Video This New Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Trailer is Battle Hardened
In Japanese, so just enjoy the footage
It'll potentially give you a sense of seething injustice and jealousy, but Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS arrives in Japan on 13th September, a few weeks ahead of its Western release. That does mean all the more marketing as Nintendo builds hype for that arrival, which does no harm at all. Nintendo's...
Gallery It's Time for a Shulk Super Smash Bros. Blowout
Images, move details and another look at the release trailer
Courtesy of Nintendo's desire for secrecy — we suspect — and its willingness to make a big splash, the close of this week was full of drama. Now that the dust has settled a little we should do full justice to the news of Shulk's reveal for Super Smash Bros., one that had been leaked...
News Nintendo's Italian Twitter Feed Shows off a Super Smash Bros. Double Pack for Nintendo 3DS
Two-hit combo coming to Europe
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is going to be very popular in local multiplayer; that's inevitable. Interestingly, confirmed by a packshot tweeted by Nintendo of Italy, Nintendo is attempting to cash in on that idea with a Smash Bros. double pack. The package, which is yet to be confirmed outside of this tweet,...
News Register Smash Bros. on Both Wii U and 3DS and Get a Soundtrack Disc for Free
Club Nintendo members rejoice!
Nintendo has announced a special gift for fans who register both versions of the upcoming Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, and it's something definitely worth having: "As another offering for fans, those who register both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS versions of the games in Club Nintendo – before a set time...
News Xenoblade's Shulk Confirmed For Super Smash Bros. During Japanese Nintendo Direct
The leaks were true, it seems
It has been confirmed during today's Japanese Nintendo Direct that Shulk will be joining the roster of Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U and 3DS. The existence of the character — taken from Xenoblade Chronicles on the W
Feature The History of Super Smash Bros.
How Nintendo's crossover fighting series smashed its way to fame and glory
Despite its immense popularity — not to mention the frenzied hype and anticipation that comes during the lead-up to each new instalment — the origins of the Super Smash Bros. series are in fact remarkably humble. When its creator, Masahiro Sakurai, initially came up with...
Feature A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Fifty Two
Nightmare Wizard! Skimpy Samus?! Lord Ghirahim! More!
The hype keeps rolling on for Super Smash Bros., with official — and less official — updates showing us what we can expect when it arrives on the 3DS in early October. There's a sense that Masahiro Sakurai is getting to the nitty-gritty details. Sakurai-san's posts in the Director's Room...
News Nintendo Has Nothing to Say About Recent Smash Bros. Video
Unconfirmed video doesn't faze the gaming giant
Nintendo have stood firm in light of the recent video claiming to be a leak from Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. After understandably claiming copyright infringement on the uploaded videos showing footage from the upcoming title with three otherwise unannounced characters as the focus – followed...
Rumour Unconfirmed Smash Bros. Footage Supposedly Shows Three New Characters
ALERT: potential spoilers!
Update: The videos have been removed by Nintendo on copyright claims, which we're not surprised about in the least. The videos have been removed from the article but the original article will still allude to them. Original Article: Footage has emerged from an unknown source that appears to show three currently...
News Super Smash Bros. For 3DS Will Feature A Music Player That Works In Sleep Mode
AKA: The best idea ever
We can't be the only ones who often turned on Super Smash Bros. Brawl just to open up its music player and fill our living rooms with that glorious soundtrack. If the thought of even more classic Nintendo tunes makes you weak at the knees, you may want to sit down for this one. Masahiro Sakurai yesterday revealed an...
News Meta Knight and Pac-Man's Full Move Set and Custom Moves Discovered in Famitsu Magazine
Wakka this way
Famitsu Magazine has detailed the move sets for Pac-Man and Meta Knight in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS as well as the variants that can be used for offline matches and matches with friends. So without further ado, here's what the Japanese publication has taught us. Starting with Pac-Man, his neutral...
News Masahiro Sakurai Outlines the Challenges of Debugging for Super Smash Bros
That explains the Wii U wait, then
Masahiro Sakurai often emphasizes the underlying complexity of Super Smash Bros.; with good cause. His team is no doubt furiously finishing off the Nintendo 3DS version at present, before attention will shift to the Wii U iteration that's due in the Holiday season. In his latest Famitsu column — translated by
Talking Point A History of the Sexualisation of Samus
Exploring the long, complicated history of the bounty hunter's public image
Zero Suit Samus' alternate costumes in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Just this week, Super Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai revealed the new alternate costumes for Zero Suit Samus in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U: “From the ending of
News Brinstar Confirmed as Classic Stage for Smash Bros. 3DS
New Zero Suit Samus outfits as well
The infamous rising-lava stage Brinstar has been confirmed for a return in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. During Sakurai's pic of the day, he revealed a new costume design for Zero Suit Samus based on her Metroid: Zero Mission final design, and was very clear to point out that the slightly risqué design was...
News Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS File Size is 2.1GB, According to Japanese Packaging
Let the battle for space commence!
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is a huge release for Nintendo's portable in October, and it also looks like it'll be a sizeable title in another key respect. If images of Japanese packaging are to be believed this will demand a fair bit of space on many SD cards. According to the images posted on NeoGaf, the...
Feature A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Fifty One
Mii outfits! Meta Knight! Mega Man! More!
It feels like we're approaching the home straight of Super Smash Bros. hype, with the nights (slowly) drawing in and the arrival of the 3DS entry well under two months away. There are still some mysteries to be unravelled, however, and Masahiro Sakurai has been upping his efforts to get gamers excited about...
News Super Smash Bros. Seizes Gamescom Most Wanted Consumer Award
We're getting ever closer to the release of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, with its Wii U counterpart due in the Holiday season. While we can certainly gauge plenty of hype and anticipation within the community of dedicated Nintendo fans, the secret to the success of both titles will be in generating excitement among gamers of all...
News Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Bringing the Fight to the Play Nintendo Tour in US
Battles coming to the last three legs
Over the summer months Nintendo of America has been taking its Play Nintendo Tour around the US, a 2DS / 3DS event that's offered various games for attendees to try out while enjoying the luxuries of themed furniture, StreetPass hits and competitions. Up until now the featured games have been those already...
Gallery Meta Knight Slices and Dices in His Official Screenshots
Beware, he still looks deadly
It's been a busy 24 hours in the world of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS, with European reveals of a 3DS XL console bundle and a whole host of eShop discounts; Ninten
News More Single Player Details Enter The Battle in Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo 3DS
Kid Icarus-style difficulty adjustment, branching paths, Multi-Man Smash
We've seen some glimpses of the single player component in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS over recent months, with footage of a character of choice marching across an overworld with multiple paths. In a series of updates to the official website, one that's caught our eye is...
News Beautiful Limited Edition Super Smash Bros. 3DS XL Console Bundle Revealed
And it's not just a dull logo on it either
Nintendo has announced a new addition to its range of limited edition 3DS XL consoles, and this time it's celebrating Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. The special edition red console will come bundled with a digital copy of the game it represents, as well as an undeniably gorgeous design displaying many...
News Meta Knight Confirmed For Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
Battleship Halberd stage sets the scene
Just recently we reported on a Miiverse update from Masahiro Sakurai that showed off mascot outfits for Mii characters, though he also seemed to be teasing a return for Meta Knight in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. That tease is now a reality. As you can see in th
News The Namco Special Flag Will Boost Your Score in the New Super Smash Bros.
Taking stock of the situation
In a bold move from the development team, Sakurai-san has revealed in his pic-of-the-day for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS that the elusive Namco Special Flag will have an unusual and potentially controversial effect on gameplay. If you're in a regular timed battle the flag will grant you an extra KO to add to...
Feature A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Fifty
Pokémon again! Trophies! Game Boy! More!
We're up to issue 50 of this series, which means two things — this idea is beyond old, and the hype for Super Smash Bros. has been bundling along for quite a while. Consider the fact that we didn't even start this run when screenshots were already flowing on Miiverse, and you'll have a rough idea of how...
News Mii Mascot Outfits Shown Off for Super Smash Bros., as Sakurai-san Teases Meta Knight
It's either a hint or gentle trolling
Meta Knight was a somewhat divisive character in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, as he was so proficient in aerial combat, and so deadly with very little effort, that he was actually banned from competitive tournaments. A favourite of button mashers not actually sure of what they're doing, his absence so far from the...
News This Game Boy Stage in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Is All Retro Charm
A fitting tribute
It's almost hard to believe due to the extravagant length of its hype period, but Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is less than two months away. It's so close we can almost see our Circle Pad / D-pad wearing out from all those extended fight sessions. In any case, Masahiro Sakurai has been particularly attentive to the portable...
News Super Smash Bros. For 3DS To Feature More Trophies Than Brawl
Buy those you can't win with in-game money
One aspect of the Super Smash Bros. series that calls to the obsessive collector in all of us is trophies, little designs that will make us go for that 100,000th KO no matter what. Masahiro Sakurai is more than happy to feed this unhealthy obsession, and has outlined the volume of trophies and tweaks to the...
Feature A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Forty Nine
Paper Mario! Target Blast! Pokémon! More!
Another week has passed, which means we're ever closer to Super Smash Bros., with the 3DS version less than two months away. The tingle of anticipation is real, almost as real as the never-ending hype. Masahiro Sakurai knows this, of course, and continues to serve up daily doses of screenshot loveliness on...
News Have Some Gorgeous New Super Smash Bros. Screens, Because Why Not?
Previously shown in Famitsu magazine in July
As it's a lazy Saturday afternoon, we thought it'd be a good opportunity to relax and bask in the glow of some particularly appealing Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS screens that have emerged over the past week. The background for this batch is that they were published across two separate...
Video Mario Battles Through Real Life Tokyo to Get to Super Smash Bros. Event
A smashing fan made trailer
We've seen some awesome fan made Nintendo videos in the past, and this certainly ranks as one of the best. YouTuber Dean Wright has faithfully created a trailer of everyone's favourite portly plumber dashing through the streets of real life Tokyo in order to get to a Super Smash Bros. event on time. Not only is Mario's...
News Target Blast Mini-Game Blows Up on Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
After devoting a lot of time earlier this year to the HD sibling of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, Masahiro Sakurai seems to have clicked into the fact that as the portable version arrives first, he should perhaps plug that the most in his "Pic of the Day" posts. That's been the case this week, certainly, with two new stages revealed for...
News New Pokémon Stage Has Been Caught in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS
Black & White's time to shine
With its release on 3rd October getting ever closer, more and more fresh details of Super Smash Bros. for 3DS are emerging. As per usual, Masahiro Sakurai is utilising his Pic of the Day on Miiverse to reveal the details. The latest announcement is for another new stage, this time based on an area from DS titles...
News Multi-Generational Paper Mario Stage Confirmed for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Flips between Sticker Star and The Thousand-Year Door
With its release approaching quickly, we can expect more Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS news in the coming days and weeks. Masahiro Sakurai has taken the opportunity to share another new stage on the Miiverse Director's Community, and it could be a popular option on the portable. It's...
Feature A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Forty Eight
Star Fox! Robin! 3DS menu! More!
After causing quite a stir two weeks ago, the Super Smash Bros. hype was relatively reserved last week, though the 3DS version was particularly prominent in Nintendo's Gaming Lounge broadcast from Comic-Con. On the screenshot front, Masahiro Sakurai continued his fine form on the Director's Room Miiverse community
News Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS User Interface Shows Off a Wii U Menu
Customisable character sharing the likely function
As is the case relatively often in recent times, Masahiro Sakurai has used his Pic of the Day on a Friday to show something of a slightly higher significance than normal. This time around it's the user interface (UI) from Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, and the focus is on one particular button...
News Tomodachi Life Stage Drops Into Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Mii buddies will watch you brawl
While the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros. has had a rather neat Star Fox stage revealed this week, Masahiro Sakurai hasn't left out those looking forward to the 3DS iteration. Its new stage for this week is based on Tomodachi Life, set
News Nintendo Confirms Comic-Con Mario Kart 8 Tournament and Smash Bros. Live Broadcast Details
Nintendo Live on Twitch starts on 25th July
Update: For those in attendance at Comic-Con, there'll also be an opportunity to have Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS brought to you for surprise game time, details in the tweet below. [tweet Original Article: Nintendo has big plans for San Diego Comic-Con this week, with a broad selection of demos...
Feature A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Forty Seven
Rayman! New Challengers! Nintencats! More!
Last week was a big one for Super Smash Bros., with plenty of hype surround a live broadcast that revealed Captain Falcon, Lucina and Robin as new challengers. As you would expect, that dominated the week's new screens. Masahiro Sakurai did also move onto other details in his Dire
Poll Which is Your Favourite Super Smash Bros. Challenger So Far?
This week's reveal brought us to 36 in the roster
There's little doubt over what counts as this week's most exciting event, from the perspectives of many Nintendo gamers. The company decided to build hype levels by announcing a special Super Smash Bros. reveal video, and the three minute live broadcast delivered a slickly animated sequence in which...
News This Super Smash Bros. Screen K.O. Shot is a Great Start to the Weekend
It looks awesome in motion
It's Friday, which means many of us can look ahead to a weekend of relaxation and, probably, some games. Sadly the new Super Smash Bros. entries aren't included on our list of games to play, but we can nevertheless get into the weekend spirit with Masahiro Sakurai's latest Miiverse Pic of the Day. This entry is perfect...
News Sakurai Explains Why Chrom Didn't Make It Into Super Smash Bros. For Wii U And 3DS
"Compared with other characters, he lacks any unique characteristics"
The recent announcement that Captain Falcon, Lucina and Robin would be joining the cast of Super Smash Bros. on the Wii U and 3DS was both thrilling and somewhat disappointing; although the reveal trailer featured Fire Emblem favourite Chrom — leading
Feature A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Forty Six
Palutena! Patriotic Mario! Pac-Man taunting! More!
Super Smash Bros. has had a busy week so far. Nintendo got the hype started by announcing a new fighter reveal video, and the resulting broadcast brought Captain Falcon, Lucina and Robin into the roster. We've not exactly been short of screens, either, with
News Feast Your Eyes On The Official Super Smash Bros. Screens for Robin, Lucina and Captain Falcon
Over 30 images to enjoy
Today, after being given a whole weekend's notice in which to build anticipation, Nintendo revealed Captain Falcon, Lucina and Robin as Challengers in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS. It was a slick three minute video, in which the new character faced off and we also saw two variations of Robin, who can be selected as a...
News Captain Falcon, Lucina and Robin All Join The Super Smash Bros. Roster
Male and female options for Robin, too
Nintendo has broadcast its quickfire three minute Super Smash Bros. New Fighter Intro Video, during which it revealed three new challengers — one of which is a returning favourite and another with a male and female variation. The headline announcement is likely to be Captain Falcon, the popular figure from...