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12:30 PM on 11.05.2014

Horrifying Wii U Smash Event tasks you with repaying a loan

If only I could repay all my debt in real life by punching others and collecting the money that shakes loose. ...Wait a minute, maybe I can.  Masahiro Sakurai took to the Miiverse to explain some of the Wii U Super Smash...

Steven Hansen

12:30 PM on 11.03.2014

136 years is a long time to be banned from Smash Bros.

Some Smash Bros. players on 3DS are finding themselves the unlucky recipients of an unfortunately long ban from the game -- 136 years. Well, it's most likely a glitch, but that probably doesn't come as much consolation t...

Brett Makedonski

8:00 AM on 11.03.2014

Club Nintendo now has sweet Super Smash Bros. posters

Club Nintendo is updating its stock with new Super Smash Bros. posters. The set of three includes art that depicts Animal Crossing, Mario Galaxy, and Kid Icarus settings, with various characters in tow. The Galaxy one is easily my favorite. It'll run you 700 coins for the privilege, and they run 22" x 28". Check them out in the gallery below! Super Smash Bros. 3-Poster set [Club Nintendo]

Chris Carter

11:15 AM on 11.01.2014

Nintendo neither confirms nor denies plans to sell Mewtwo Smash Bros. DLC

Last weekend we posted a little historical review of  times that Nintendo created digital or physical limited edition products that they could have also sold through conventional retail channels, but instead chose to rel...

Jonathan Holmes

1:00 PM on 10.31.2014

Europe and Australia won't have to wait quite so long for Smash Bros. Wii U

Nintendo has moved up the release of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U by one week in certain regions. While we're still set for November 21 here in the States, the game is now launching in Europe on November 28 and in Australia an...

Jordan Devore

11:15 AM on 10.30.2014

Nintendo's first pre-download game will be Super Smash Bros. Wii U

PC fans have been enjoying the pre-load privilege for years, but Sony and Microsoft have caught up in the past year, offering it for the PS4 and Xbox One platforms. Now Nintendo is working on updating its infrastructure with ...

Chris Carter



8 things right and 8 things wrong with Smash Bros. Wii U photo
8 things right and 8 things wrong with Smash Bros. Wii U
by Bill Zoeker

I recently got my hands on Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo Wii U, and holy Bowser babies, are there a lot of new and expanded features! In fact, there is so much new stuff that I could hardly cover it all, so instead I am sharing my boiled-down list of the 8 most interesting things that I think Nintendo has done well for Smash U, and the 8 things I think could use some work.

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12:30 PM on 10.27.2014

Smash Bros. 3DS update vaguely addresses balance issues

The first post-release update to Super Smash Bros. for 3DS is a bit of an enigma. Nintendo doesn't give the specifics of it, just that it'll "make for a more pleasant gaming experience." We'll have to take your word...

Brett Makedonski



Nintendo doesn't always let you buy the things that you want photo
Nintendo doesn't always let you buy the things that you want
by Jonathan Holmes

Nintendo recently announced that classic Pokémon character and fan favorite Mewtwo will be in Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U and 3DS, but only for those who buy both games. Immediately, fans wondered if this meant that one or both games would get additional DLC characters. Maybe the 3DS would get exclusive DLC characters like Chorus Kids, Roy, Chibi Robo, or Lucas, and the Wii U would get Ice Climbers, Snake, the Advance Wars trio, or someone from Fatal Frame

Of course, that discussion led to people upset at the idea that they'd be "forced" to buy the 3DS version if they wanted to play as Lucas, or the Wii U version if they wanted the Ice Climbers. This was just an extension of the anger that swelled when people were told that they'll have to get both versions of the game to have Mewtwo. Others rationalized that Nintendo would have to sell Mewtwo separately at one point or another. I mean, they'd have to, right? If the fans want it, and are willing to pay for it, then surely they'd give them that opportunity. 

Maybe not. Nintendo has a long history of distributing both physical and digital products in extremely limited quantities. They know the only reason anyone cares about event Pokémon is that not everyone can get them. This is just one example of their long history of creating fictional economies, driven by the allure of "Super Exclusives" that are unobtainable for most, but exciting for all. At least in theory. 

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3:30 PM on 10.24.2014

Nintendo has kids explain amiibo figures in Super Smash Bros.

I made it to the closeup of Mario's face, roughly a minute in, before deciding that I needed to share this ridiculous video in which a boy buys an amiibo for Super Smash Bros. to impress a girl. Kyle says it's the worst thin...

Jordan Devore



All the Smash Bros. Wii U facts, differences from 3DS version photo
All the Smash Bros. Wii U facts, differences from 3DS version
by Steven Hansen

Alright. If Smash Bros. 3DS is at least a little sparse, this video makes it feel all the more sparse. I mean, Event Mode is back. And there's a separate two-player Event Mode. 

Watch along with the video above, or read along with my jumbled attempts at saving you 35 minutes by jotting down all this new information on the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros., which is just a month away.

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5:46 PM on 10.23.2014

Mewtwo will join Super Smash Bros. next spring

I didn't want to flood the page with mini Super Smash Bros. Wii U news updates out of Nintendo's live stream this afternoon, but, Mewtwo! He's coming to both games this upcoming spring. If you register the 3DS and Wii U vers...

Jordan Devore

5:15 PM on 10.23.2014

Eight-player battles in Super Smash Bros. Wii U, y'all

Are you watching this? Nintendo is streaming a 50-fact extravaganza for Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and they're really good facts, you guys. Offline eight-player battles are in! These will be playable on select stages -- Palut...

Jordan Devore

8:00 AM on 10.20.2014

Super Smash Bros. Wii U Direct will have tons of new info

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U will have a Nintendo Direct soon dedicated to revealing a lot more information. It's set for October 23 at 6PM EST, and will focus on "50 new things" for the Wii U version. That's a lot of things! ...

Chris Carter

12:45 PM on 10.17.2014

Super Smash Bros. Wii U has a board game mode, stage creator

Amazon has a new description of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and, well, just read for yourself: "Whether you're creating stages on the GamePad, competing in challenges crafted by Master Hand and Crazy Hand, or outwitting your...

Jordan Devore

7:00 PM on 10.16.2014

Smash sells 705,000 in two days, Destiny players flock to PS4

Super Smash Bros. 3DS is selling as well as you would expect. According to NPD data, 705,000 units in its first two days in the United States, good for fourth best-selling in September. This is close to Pokemon X/Y's one...

Steven Hansen