Super Smash Bros. for Wii U News
News Amazon Opens Pre-Orders For Super Smash Bros. GameCube Adapter and Controller Bundle
$100 if you're all in
Those eager to pick up Super Smash Bros. for Wii U have no doubt been spending plenty of time scouring listings and some pre-order packages popping up at some online stores, yet now Amazon US has placed its sizeable and particularly valuable hat in the ring. Amazon listing a pre-order does, in a sense, bring some legitimacy 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...
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...
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 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...
News Star Fox Stage Revealed for Super Smash Bros. on Wii U
Great Fox from Star Fox: Assault
While there's a decent list of stages already confirmed for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, more are still being drip-fed to the public through Masahiro Sakurai's Pic of the Day posts. The latest entry introduces another popular — yet neglected — franchise as a battle arena. This time we have the...
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...
Watch Super Smash Bros. New Fighter Intro Video - Live!
Who will it be?
In a change of approach from previous reveals in Nintendo Direct broadcasts or through simply website updates, Nintendo has been teasing this reveal with a countdown for 4 days. Who will the new Challenger be in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS? [ [liveblog=watch_super_smash_bros_new_fighter_intro_video_live]#SmashBros...
News Rayman Trophy Revealed For Super Smash Bros. On Wii U And 3DS
Does this mean more Ubisoft on the way later today?
We'll be seeing a new Super Smash Bros. character reveal later today, but that hasn't stopped director Masahiro Sakurai from lifting the lid on another very interesting piece of information: Ubisoft's Rayman will be featured in the game as a trophy. Sakurai dropped the news on Miiverse: In order...
News New Fighter for Super Smash Bros. to be Revealed on 14th July
There's even a live countdown for an intro video...
Until now Masahiro Sakurai, his team and Nintendo have revealed new challengers for Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and 3DS through a combination of Nintendo Direct broadcasts and sudden updates on the official website. There seems to be a big announcement coming, however, as they've gone so far as to...
Video Watch Samus, Mario And Link Duke It Out In Super Smash Bros. For The Wii U
The gloves are off
If you read our impressions of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U yesterday then you'll be aware of the fact that it's shaping up to be pretty special indeed. To confirm this a little more, allow us to present some off-screen footage captured at Nintendo UK's recent post-E3 event in London, England. In it, you'll see plenty of cartoon...
First impressions HD Brawling with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Big screen action
At a first glance, you could be forgiven for assuming that Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is simply a HD refresh of Super Smash Bros. Brawl, especially given that the core gameplay concept hasn't evolved a great deal. Nevertheless, underneath its incredibly polished aesthetics and smooth 60 frames per second speed, there’s a wealth...
Interview Pro Smash Competitors Armada & Mew2King on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
"The game’s graphics are on a completely different level"
With Evo 2014 around the corner, competitive Super Smash Bros. Melee players are gearing up for one of the year's biggest events. Of course, the new Super Smash Bros. for Wii U will potentially become a competitive main
News Super Smash Bros. on Both Wii U and 3DS to be Playable at HYPER JAPAN 2014
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, MK8, a peek at amiibo and more
Not too long ago we confirmed that Nintendo will have a booth and events at HYPER JAPAN in London, taking place at Earl's Court in London between 25th and 27th July. Nintendo's now announced what it'll have on show, and it includes the UK début of Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and
Feature A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Forty Five
Rosalina! Mega Man! New 3DS stage! More stuff!
Super Smash Bros. is still coming, yes it is. We may be approaching a half century of these features, which is bordering on insanity, but Nintendo keeps assuring us that the games are coming, and that it's not all a mass-hallucination as part an experiment for the mysterious Quality of Life platform...
Feature The Biggest Wii U Games of 2014 - Summer Edition
E3 has shaken things up
You should now be fairly familiar with our quarterly tradition of looking at the biggest games coming to the Wii U. Our Spring edition had some games that have since fallen out of a 2014 release, as it was pulled together at a time when 'TBC' was far too common as a release window on Wii U games — alternatively, some...
News Nintendo Scoops Three "Best Of E3" Game Critics Awards
The awards are the reward
Nintendo had a pretty solid E3 this year, and this is reflected in the fact that the company has scored three Game Critics Awards in the annual "Best of E3" round-up. Super Smash Bros. for 3DS was branded the Best Handheld / Mobile game, while its Wii U sibling took home the Best Fighting Game award. Rounding off the trio...
Feature A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Forty Four
Massive pixels! Outfits! More Mii characters! Other Things!
Super Smash Bros. is still approaching, as we continue to grasp at straws and say that this week will mark the three month mark for the arrival of the 3DS version. How time crawls when Smash is on the way. Masahiro Sakurai and his team are no doubt gearing up and putting in extra hours to...
Feature A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Forty Three
Mii Fighters! Pac-Man! Dr. Robotn... Eggman machine!
Super Smash Bros. creeps closer yet still seems far away, especially as Summer heat starts to kick in for some of us pasty-faced individuals in the northern hemisphere. We're drifting off-topic, yes, but doesn't change the fact that the next entry in the iconic franchise still remains...
Feature Braving the Queue At Nintendo's Best Buy Smash-Fest
An account of Nintendo’s second foray into digital demonstrations
Not one to keep its ideas safely inside of the metaphorical box, Nintendo decided once again to forgo the standard E3 press conference this year and instead broadcast its own "Digital Event" directly to the consumers. While this caught many off guard last year during the first...
News Masahiro Sakurai Teases Trophy Rush Mini-Game For Super Smash Bros.
"Quite a bit different from Coin Launcher in Super Smash Bros. Brawl."
With its arrival now confirmed to be around three and a half months away, we can expect more firm details on Super Smash Bros. for 3DS to filter through in the coming weeks. We'll get a sense of how fully featured it is in comparison to its eventual Wii U partner, though to date...
News Check Out Bayonetta's Mech and More in These Treehouse Videos
Splatoon! Yoshi's Woolly World! Devil's Third! Smash!
Not too long ago we brought you ten Nintendo Treehouse videos from E3, as the company has slowly uploaded the best of its live stream from the LA event. We enjoyed watching all of the action live, but these videos are a great catch-up for those that didn't have the time to do just that, while...
Talking Point Mii, Myself and I - The Arguments For and Against Miis in Super Smash Bros.
Are you talking to Mii?
Well, would you look at that, you're finally in Super Smash Bros., we're finally in Smash Bros. and — if you set your mind to it — Barack Obama is finally in Smash Bros.. In what many considered to be an inevitable announcement, Nintendo unveiled the Mii Fighter as a new combatant in the latest instalment of its all-star...
Feature A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Forty Two
Posing Miis! Pac-Man! Third-Party All-Stars! More!
Super Smash Bros. is getting tantalisingly close, with the 3DS version confirmed for 3rd October and the Wii U iteration once again pegged for the Holiday season. Both titles were extensively shown off at E3, too, enhancing the excitement further. Despite the madness in LA, Masahiro Sakurai didn't...
News Mii Swordfighter Characters Show Off Their Moves in Super Smash Bros.
Shurikens of Light! Chakrams! Gale Strikes!
The first reveal from Nintendo in its E3 Digital Event was Mii characters for Super Smash Bros., an inclusion that means — in theory — almost anyone can be a challenger. You want to fight as Reggie Fils-Aime or Satoru Iwata? Import or create their Mii characters onto your system, and they're good to...
E3 2014 Check Out These Videos of Masahiro Sakurai's Roundtable and the Super Smash Bros. Invitational
Because we always need more Smash Bros.
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS has been a focal point of E3 for Nintendo, unsurprisingly, with the live Invitational Tournament being a stand-out event, while Masahiro Sakurai also revealed Pac-Man in a developer's presentation. Nintendo has now produced handy highlight videos of both, ideal if you...
Weirdness Conan O'Brien Plays Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
"So everyone at Nintendo is on acid?"
Late-night funnyman Conan O'Brien is not a gamer – a fact he'll tell you every chance he gets. As a result, the recent "Clueless Gamer" series on his show has become perhaps his most popular segment, as he plays through all sorts of big-name titles like Resident Evil 6 and Watch_Dogs with no regard for...
E3 2014 PDP Shows Off its New GameCube-Styled Wired Fight Pad For Wii U and Wii
More ways to smash
PDP has taken the golden opportunity that is E3 2014 to show off its upcoming Wired Fight Pad for Wii U and Wii, and they're bound to turn the heads of many long-time Nintendo fans. Clearly designed to capitalise on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U's impending release, these remodelled versions of the Classic Controller (not to be...
Feature All Of The Vital Super Smash Bros. Roundtable Details, As Pac-Man Joins The Fight
Our man at E3 on Mii customisation, Amiibo and more
Below is a detailed summary from the recently held Super Smash Bros. roundtable, presented by Masahiro Sakurai, as we highlight the most important details and question answers. Once Masahiro Sakurai took to the stage to begin the roundtable, it didn't take long for him to drop the biggest news...
E3 2014 Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. Invitational - Live!
Nintendo's big live show at this year's E3 is a celebration of the franchise and also a live tournament of Super Smash Bros. on Wii U. Hosted by Geoff Keighley and with well-known competitors, this could be a battle for the ages. [liveblog=e3_2014_smash_bros_invitational]#E3 #SmashBros
E3 2014 Nintendo Confirms New 'Retro' GameCube Controller and Adapter Pricing
Special Super Smash Bros. bundle to also launch
Following its Digital Event at E3, Nintendo has released additional details into the wild, with exciting news for Super Smash Bros. fans with a love for the GameCube controls. Nintendo revealed the GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U just recently, and has now also announced that it'll arrive (with...
E3 2014 Palutena to Descend From the Heavens to Join Super Smash Bros.
Kid Icarus fans will be delighted to learn that Palutena, the Goddess of Light from the classic Nintendo series, will be making a playable appearance in the upcoming Super Smash Bros games for Wii U and 3DS. Showcased during Nintendo's Digital Event, gameplay footage revealed the divine being's impressive move set. The footage...
E3 2014 Mii Fighter Confirmed for Super Smash Bros.
Anyone can now join the fight
Nintendo has revealed during its E3 2014 Digital Event that Miis will be playable in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. games, and they're a lot more fleshed out than you might have thought. The showcase initially teased the inclusion by showing Satoru Iwata and Reggie Fils-Aime face off against one another in an epic...
Feature A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Forty One
New stages! Brewster! Boomerang!
A little earlier than normal — thanks a bunch E3! — we're having a look at the latest tasty screens for Super Smash Bros.. It's a strong line-up too, albeit one largely focused on the Wii U version once again. Masahiro Sakurai's updates on the Director's Room Miiverse community throw up some interesting details,...
Feature A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Forty
Rocket belt! Ike! Steam effects! More!
The start of another week means it's time to look over yet more lovely screens for Super Smash Bros.. The past week brought one heavyweight piece of news as Nintendo unveiled The GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U, bundling that announcement with details for the upcoming E3 Super Smash Bros Invitational...
Talking Point The GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U Should Open Some Doors
Such a simple idea, but perfect for pleasing dedicated fans
Let's kick this off with a remark that may, when read with fire in the belly, be interpreted as a tad controversial. The GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U, unveiled by Nintendo in a video advertising its upcoming Super Smash Bros. E3 Invitational event, is unlikely to excite or even...
News Nintendo Announces The GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U
Geoff Keighley to host Smash Invitational, challengers confirmed
It's safe to say that fans of Super Smash Bros. will be looking forward to the live Invitational event at E3. Nintendo has today ramped up the hype for the event by revealing the competitors, hosts and rules, but also an exciting peripheral that will allow players to use GameCube...
News Best Buy's 'Smash-Fest' Venues, Perks and Demo Details Confirmed
Free gold coin and $5 voucher for early event pre-orders
Nintendo's all set for a relatively busy E3 in a couple of week's time, gearing up with a 'Digital Event', live Super Smash Bros. Invitational show, live streaming and demonstrations from the Treehouse team throughout the show and, of course, demo units at Best Buy stores around the U.S. The...
Feature A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Thirty Nine
Assist Trophy Capsule! Mirrored characters! Ike! More!
E3 creeps ever closer, which should mean more information on Super Smash Bros. isn't far away. The past week was actually fairly eventful for the titles, however, with loose comments from Nintendo's French division suggesting that the Wii U version will utilise the NFC Figurine Platform, with...
Competition Nintendo Launches Competition to Win Trip to E3
Includes chance to play a winner at the Super Smash Bros. Invitational
E3 is getting ever closer, and Nintendo fans may be cautiously hoping for exciting things from the company this year. Nintendo of America has decided to give gamers a chance to enjoy the event for themselves, launching a 'Super Smash Bros. People's Challenger' contest. The focus...