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7:00 PM on 04.08.2014

Pokémon Black/White music collection on iTunes

Game Freak continues to add more Pokémon music to iTunes with the arrival of Pokémon Black & Pokémon White: Super Music Collection today for $9.99. Find it here. While I was personally holding out for...

Jordan Devore

5:40 PM on 04.08.2014

Greninja and Charizard confirmed for Super Smash Bros.

Here are your new character reveals for the upcoming Super Smash Bros. game on Wii U and 3DS -- Pokemon's Greninja and Charizard. Both of them seem to handle without the Pokemon Trainer in tow, and have their own unique...

Chris Carter

5:29 PM on 04.08.2014

Pokemon will get more attention in the new Super Smash Bros.

[Update: Greninja and Charizard have also been confirmed as fully playable characters.] Nintendo has given Pokemon a major focus in the new Smash Bros. games heading to the 3DS and Wii U this year, as Master Balls a...

Chris Carter

5:06 PM on 04.08.2014

Super Smash Bros. Wii U online modes detailed

The online modes for Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS have been revealed, and they sound like a massive step-up from Brawl. Nintendo notes that you can play online with friends and with random people -- but you want a "fas...

Chris Carter



Super Smash Bros. 3DS out this summer, Wii U version out in winter photo
Super Smash Bros. 3DS out this summer, Wii U version out in winter
by Chris Carter

Nintendo has dropped a huge bomb on us at the start of the Smash Bros. flavored direct. The 3DS version will be released this summer, and the Wii U version will be released this winter. Yes, that's months after the 3DS iteration.

Wow! That's one way to get you to buy the game on 3DS. Smash director Sakurai notes that the 3DS version will run at 60fps, even in 3D, but some of the Pokemon will run at 30fps. It looks pretty great so far, but I know more than a few people will be pissed at this development.

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Let's watch the Super Smash Bros. Direct together! photo
Let's watch the Super Smash Bros. Direct together!
by Jordan Devore

[Update: It's over! You can watch the presentation again in the embedded video above.]

We heard your guesses for what'll be announced at this afternoon's Super Smash Bros.-themed Nintendo Direct presentation and I liked what you all had to say. Tingle? That'd be a treat. Shulk? Total crowd-pleaser. There's also hope we'll get a release date and, according to Nintendo, that's officially happening: the game's "launch window" will be announced today.

It won't be long now until we find out that and more, so if you're able, come watch the Nintendo Direct with us as it happens live today at 3:00pm Pacific. We'll post any breakout information here on Destructoid, but consider this your comment thread to go wild in for the time being.

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6:00 PM on 04.07.2014

Bandai Namco reportedly recruiting talent for 'Smash Bros. 6'

Nintendo may be hyping upcoming Smash Bros. titles for Wii U and 3DS, but according to Siliconera (via Game Jouhou) Bandai Namco has been sniffing around for talent to work on a "Smash Bros. 6" for a 2015 release. As posted o...

Brittany Vincent

1:00 PM on 04.06.2014

Rhythm Heaven music producer diagnosed with Laryngeal cancer

The Rhythm Heaven series hasn't become a household name outside of Japan (yet), but in its native country, the games sell in the millions. That success is due in no small part to the work of Tsunku, the singer/songwriter/prod...

Jonathan Holmes

12:30 PM on 04.04.2014

Super Smash Bros. Direct set for Tuesday

We're always wanting Nintendo to divulge more Super Smash Bros. info during its presentations so why not just dedicate one of them to the game? Someone at the company had that same thought -- a Smash-centric Nintendo Direct i...

Jordan Devore

6:00 AM on 04.04.2014

Australia rates Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow, F-Zero: GP Legend for Wii U

I do love a good ratings board heads-up every now and then. The Australian Classification Board has listed Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow and F-Zero: GP Legend as coming to the Wii U Virtual Console now that Game Boy Advance tit...

Jordan Devore



Review: Rusty's Real Deal Baseball photo
Review: Rusty's Real Deal Baseball
by Chris Carter

During the first hour of Rusty's Real Deal Baseball I babysat one of the titular character's 10 kids, played a 4DS, and fed him donuts while I listened to his marital problems.

I'm glad Nintendo decided to make this game.

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2:00 PM on 04.03.2014

Nintendo Download: GBA games on the Wii U!

Today is a landmark day for Nintendo, as the Game Boy Advance has hit the Wii U. You can grab Advance Wars, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, and Metroid Fusion for $7.99 each. The Wii U is also getting Batman: Arkham Origin...

Chris Carter

10:00 AM on 04.03.2014

'More than a few' new items in upcoming Smash Bros. will be Zelda themed

Super Smash Bros. director Sakurai has a Miiverse "pic of the day" series for the upcoming franchise entries on Wii U and 3DS, and recently he posted something all new. Evidently Smash will feature all new items fro...

Chris Carter

6:00 AM on 04.03.2014

What's the Klobb got to do, got to do with GoldenEye 007's design secrets?

If you ever spent a night or two demolishing friends in GoldenEye 007's illustrious multiplayer, you're probably intimately familiar with the Klobb, arguably one of the weakest weapons in the game. You surely know of the gun,...

Brittany Vincent



Mario Kart 8 is stunning and fierce in HD photo
Mario Kart 8 is stunning and fierce in HD
by Alessandro Fillari

As an institution within the videogame racing genre, Mario Kart has always been an example of what arcade style racing is all about. Focusing on simple, pick up and play gameplay, while still offering high level skill based action, the Mario Kart series has been going strong for over twenty years; and it doesn't seem like it'll stop any time soon.

Now, the series is finally taking its first steps onto an HD platform, and after spending about an hour of playtime with it, I just don't see how they can go back after this. I'm just going to come right out and say it: Mario Kart 8 is one gorgeous game.

As the first full HD release of the series, the developers at Nintendo went the extra mile with creating a game that is visually spectacular, but also the most content rich game of the series.

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1:00 PM on 04.02.2014

That Disney Magical World 3DS XL won't include the game

We know that the Disney Magical World 3DS XL is heading to Walmart exclusively on April 11th, but now we have some more details on the package. The XL will retail for $199.96 exclusively at the big box retailer, and...

Chris Carter