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7:00 AM on 09.23.2014

Remnants of Ice Climbers found in Smash Bros. 3DS

It's public knowledge at this point that the Ice Climbers were removed from Smash Bros. 3DS because of hardware limitations. Because Sakurai wanted complete character parity between the 3DS and Wii U, they were taken ou...

Chris Carter





2:30 PM on 09.22.2014

These Super Smash Bros. commercials are silly

I mean, yeah, what else would you expect? It's Super Smash Bros. Nintendo's television spots for the 3DS game feature the tagline "Settle it in Smash," which is a good fit for the series, admittedly, but I'm far more interested in that Doc Louis cameo.

Jordan Devore

12:00 AM on 09.19.2014

What the best Smash Bros. player in the world wants you to know about Smash 4

[Sup Holmes is a weekly talk show for people that make great videogames. It airs live every Sunday at 4pm EST on Youtube, and can be found in Podcast form on Libsyn and iTunes.] Sup Holmes is taking a bre...

Jonathan Holmes



Here's what you'll get in the Super Smash Bros. 3DS demo photo
Here's what you'll get in the Super Smash Bros. 3DS demo
by Jonathan Holmes

Nintendo released a demo for Smash Bros. 4 on the 3DS to Club Nintendo Platinum members last week. Pandemonium in the Smash Bros. community ensued. It's a relatively small piece of the game -- five characters, one arena, two modes (solo or group), and a little sandbag action during loading times on multiplayer matches. Don't let that fool you though. It's still got enough content to keep you busy for days, maybe weeks.

Last week's version of the demo has unlimited plays. The public demo releasing on the eShop tomorrow morning does not. That's going to be a problem for a lot of you. Unless you plan to keep the demo running on your 3DS until the game comes out on October 3, chances are you'll run out of plays before you've gotten your fill.

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6:00 PM on 09.16.2014

Sakurai explains the lack of Ice Climbers in Super Smash Bros.

I'm satisfied with the Super Smash Bros. roster overall but sympathize with people whose favorite characters aren't returning. For instance, the Ice Climbers -- they're so precious! Writing in Famitsu, game director Masahiro ...

Jordan Devore

3:30 PM on 09.16.2014

Sakurai confirms the 'Pic of the Day' series will continue

Originally, the "Pic of the Day" series that Super Smash Bros. producer Sakurai has been running on the Miiverse was only supposed to run for a few months. But due to overwhelming fan demand, the series continues, and wi...

Chris Carter

1:30 PM on 09.16.2014

Nintendo knows about the Smash 3DS Peach ban problem

As we previously found out, the Japanese version of Super Smash Bros. 3DS is banning people for playing Peach online during competitive matches -- presumably because it mistook her turnip for an item hack. Nintendo is no...

Chris Carter

11:00 AM on 09.16.2014

After less than week, Super Smash Bros. 3DS sold over one million

According to a statement from Nintendo, Super Smash Bros. 3DS sold one million copies during its launch in Japan. It's great news that the series can still create such a buzz and sell that much product. The only thing that bums me out is that by the time the New 3DS hits in the US, all of the people I know will make the switch over to Smash Wii U full-time. Nintendo [Twitter]

Chris Carter

10:30 AM on 09.15.2014

Super Smash Bros. 3DS online play allegedly auto-banning Peach

Is Peach your main in Smash Bros.? Well in Japan, she appears to be encountering an issue while playing online -- she's getting banned constantly. Multiple Japanese players are reporting that they are getting 24 hour bans for...

Chris Carter

2:45 PM on 09.14.2014

How to turn depression and anxiety into a videogame

[Sup Holmes is a weekly talk show for people that make great videogames. It airs live every Sunday at 4pm EST on Youtube, and can be found in Podcast form on Libsyn and iTunes.] Last week on Sup Holmes we...

Jonathan Holmes

2:15 PM on 09.14.2014

Dark Pit shows off his dark differences in Smash Bros.

The roster for the next Smash Bros. game has been fully revealed, and strangely enough, the character that's inspired the most discussion is a clone. As you might guess, it's generally not very happy discussion. So far, the ...

Jonathan Holmes

3:30 PM on 09.12.2014

Use your 3DS as a controller for the Wii U Super Smash Bros.

More fun Smash Bros. tidbits. It appears you can use your 3DS as a controller for the Wii U version of the game when it releases.  Kyle McLain tweeted this screen shot, followed by a tweet, "The text on the top scre...

Steven Hansen





1:30 PM on 09.12.2014

Club Nintendo Super Smash Bros. demo incoming, wide release next week

With all of the Super Smash Bros. reveals this week, I've gone from casual interest in the 3DS version to "I need this yesterday." But October 3 is so far away! Thankfully, we'll have the chance to play the demo soon -- Ninte...

Jordan Devore

11:00 AM on 09.12.2014

Super Smash Bros. 3DS is getting a patch in Japan

Have you have your fill of Super Smash Bros. 3DS secret character spoilers yet? Try not to go on the internet for the next three weeks. In the meantime, we'll do our best to not spoil them for you. In other Smash news, a...

Chris Carter

7:00 AM on 09.12.2014

Smash Bros. 3DS secret characters are pretty easy to unlock

I feel like, for everyone worried about being "spoiled" on the Super Smash Bros. secret characters, there was at least half a person lamenting having to, you know, play the game in order to unlock all of the characters. ...

Steven Hansen

2:05 PM on 09.11.2014

Beware of Super Smash Bros. secret character spoilers (update)

I remember some of voi got all upset when we (okay, me) posted pictures of the final evolution of the new Pokemon starters. The unlockable Smash Bros. characters are probably an even bigger "spoiler," then. So,...

Steven Hansen