Super Smash Bros. for Wii U News
Feature A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Twenty Two
New stage! Luma! Edge mechanics! More!
Another week has passed, which means we've enjoyed more Super Smash Bros. screens. Masahiro Sakurai served up more goodies on the Super Smash Bros. Director's Room on Miiverse as always; there were some good'uns. There were two notable posts last week, with Sakurai-san reiterating t
News Namco Bandai Will Now Be Known As Bandai Namco Around The World
While we may know it as Namco Bandai, in its Japanese homeland the famous developer is known as Bandai Namco. In a bid to boost the brand around the world, the company has now decided to unify the name, so from 1st April we will have to revert to the Japanese convention. Bandai Namco it is, then, with its subsidiaries and regional...
News Masahiro Sakurai Confirms Super Smash Bros. Changes to Edge Grabbing Mechanics
If you have the skills, this stuff matters
While Masahiro Sakurai's daily Miiverse posts are entertaining in their own right, in recent weeks he's been revealing more tid-bits of info on features and fighting mechanics in the new Super Smash Bros. titles. While not wholly revealing in themselves, they're gradually painting a picture of a development...
Feature A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Twenty One
Dedede! Ashley! Group Shots! More!
While 2014 could have been a tad better so far, let's remember one important thing — Super Smash Bros. arrives on 3DS and Wii U this year! Go on, let a smile creep across those lips, and know that Masahiro Sakurai is still delivering daily goodies on the Super Smash Bros. Director's Room on Miiverse. With every...
News Sakurai Reiterates That There'll Be No Subspace Emissary-Style Story in Super Smash Bros.
Also teases a new 3DS stage
Last summer Masahiro Sakurai stated that there'd be no cinematic story in the new Super Smash Bros. titles coming to the Wii U and 3DS. The reasoning was a little peculiar, as Sakurai-san said the following. Unfortunately, the movie scenes we worked hard to create were uploaded onto the internet. You can only truly wow...
Feature A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Twenty
Trophies! Springy Ropes! Dedede! More stuff!
Masahiro Sakurai and his team are, we hope, well rested after a short break at the close of 2013. The New Year is here now and, once again, Sakurai-san has taken to the Super Smash Bros. Director's Room on Miiverse to share screens of Super Smash Bros., and we'd suggest that it's continued its strong...
News King Dedede to Wield the Mallet as the Latest Challenger in New Super Smash Bros.
Plenty of screens to enjoy
King Dedede has been confirmed as a challenger in the new Super Smash Bros. titles on the Wii U and 3DS, the latest in a number of recent additions as the roster fills out. His appearance was always on the cards after his role in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, with his weight and ready-to-use weapon making him a useful...
News Masahiro Sakurai Confirms Separate Super Smash Bros. Trophies for Wii U and 3DS
Even more of them to collect
Masahiro Sakurai took a short break from posting daily Super Smash Bros. screens over the festive period, but has today made his triumphant return to the Miiverse Director's Room community. We'll be resuming our weekly summary from next week, but it may interest you to know that Sakurai-san has used his first post of...
Feature The Biggest Wii U Games of 2014
Some good 'uns are on the way
A new year is here, and with it comes the opportunity for Nintendo and its partners to excite Wii U owners in the best possible way — with great games. We've decided to list some of the most anticipated and exciting games coming to the Wii U in 2014, all as a taste of what's to come. Our aim with this list is to...
Feature A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Nineteen
Rainbow Road 3DS stage! Yellow things! Zelda! More!
We're a day late with this article, so our apologies. As is always the case Masahiro Sakurai took to the Super Smash Bros. Director's Room on Miiverse to share screens of Super Smash Bros., even doing so during the main Holiday week. He has confirmed that the pic of the day feature is taking a...
Video This New Harmony of Heroes Smash Bros. Album Trailer Sets the Scene
Let's play spot the franchise
Earlier this year we told you about Harmony of Heroes, a Smash Bros. fan album from the same group that led the Harmony of a Hunter Metroid music projects. Like those albums, when this offering arrives in 2014 it'll be a free download, with a dedicated website to be setup soon. As a number of months had passed since...
News Zelda Unveiled as New Smash Bros. Challenger
The legendary Princess is back
It seems that even the festive season doesn't stop Masahiro Sakurai and his team from bringing us more Super Smash Bros. goodness. The official website for the game is once again causing buzz with the unveiling of a new challenger, and it's the return of another favourite. Zelda has been revealed this time, once again...
Feature A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Eighteen
Rosalina and Luma! Wily Stage! Cool Nintendo Direct video! Other stuff!
It's the last entry of this series of features before Christmas, and we think last week's screens will certainly help us get into the seasonal spirit. As always Masahiro Sakurai took to the Super Smash Bros. Director's Room on Miiverse to share screens of Super Smash Bros.,...
News Rosalina And Luma Work Their Magic On The Super Smash Bros. Roster
The gang is getting bigger
It has been revealed during today's Nintendo Direct that Rosalina and Luma will be adding their strength to the Super Smash Bros. line-up on Wii U and 3DS. The announcement came in a rather cheeky video which began with Kirby racing through the Rainbow Road circuit with Kart-riding Mario and Donkey Kong, leading some to...
Feature A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Seventeen
Steel Diver, Nintendogs, The Yellow Devil and more
The start of another week means more Super Smash Bros. screens for us to enjoy; Masahiro Sakurai treated us to some particularly charming examples last week in the Super Smash Bros. Director's Room Miiverse community board, making some minor reveals in the process. The reveals are mostly centred on...
News Nintendo Confirms That Smash Bros. Isn't Lined Up for Spring
Yesterday we reported a rumour of a Spring release date for the new Super Smash Bros, though urged plenty of caution and pointed out the dangers of misquoted executives. It all came about from Nintendo Germany's Bernd Fakesch tying the release of the new fighting game in the same window as Mario Kart 8 on Wii U; the racing game has been...
News Cap'n is Looking Rather Dashing in This Smash Bros. 3DS Screen
In a word, awesome
While we do a weekly summary of screens for the upcoming Super Smash Bros. titles every Monday, occasionally the daily screens catch our eye and, well, we can't help ourselves. Today's is for the 3DS version, and features one of our favourite characters currently serenading millions of gamers in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Cap'n...
Rumour Smash Bros. Heading for a Spring 2014 Release
Lost in translation?
There have been rumours bouncing around for a few weeks that Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and 3DS may arrive during the Spring of 2014, mainly based on retail listings. They've been loose rumours at best, but an interview given by Nintendo Germany's Bernd Fakesch has prompted speculation that Sakurai-san's hotly anticipated...
Feature A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Sixteen
Skull Kid, Turnips, a Lloid rocket and more
It's Monday, so that means it's Super Smash Bros. screens time; once again we have Masahiro Sakurai to thank, as he diligently gives us our regular fix over on the Super Smash Bros. Director's Room Miiverse community board. To half-quote Depeche Mode (google them, younger readers), we just can't get...
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...
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 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 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...