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2:30 PM on 11.19.2013

Smash Bros. mod Project M 3.0 gets one heck of a trailer

Project M is one of the most impressive mods I've ever seen and this trailer for the upcoming 3.0 release on December 9, 2013 serves as a terrific introduction. The talent and dedication of these people -- my goodness! It's ...

Jordan Devore





12:30 PM on 11.15.2013

There's a Super Mario Galaxy stage in Smash Bros.

All of this talk about Super Mario Galaxy, and now Super Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai has revealed a stage based on that beloved game. Life is good. Providing just a bit more to get our imaginations going, Sakurai no...

Jordan Devore

7:30 AM on 11.07.2013

Marth is confirmed for the new Wii U and 3DS Smash Bros.

With Smash Bros. Director Sakurai's "Pic of the Day" series, he has confirmed the appearance of Marth -- the first Fire Emblem alumni to be announced for the new Wii U and 3DS versions of the game. In the screenshots below yo...

Chris Carter

9:00 AM on 10.31.2013

Male Wii Fit trainer revealed for new Smash Bros.

In Sakurai's "Pic of the Day" post in the Smash Bros. Miiverse section, he recently revealed a brand new addition to the pair of games -- a Male Wii Fit Trainer. In all likelihood the male version is not a new character, but ...

Chris Carter

3:15 PM on 10.18.2013

Pokemon Xerneas pops up in Super Smash Bros. Wii U screen

Pokemon X cover monster Xernas popped up in a new Super Smash Bros. screenshot beside a smug Pikachu. Well, Xernas' crazy rainbow antlers did, anyway. The back of its head, too. Hmm. Why are Pikachu and Xernas standing back t...

Steven Hansen

3:15 PM on 10.11.2013

Sakurai criticizes 'unnatural' amount of remakes, sequels

Super Smash Brothers and Kirby creator Masahiro Sakurai used his weekly Famitsu column, as translated by Polygon, to reflect on being a judge for the Game Designers' Award at this past Tokyo Game Show. Sony's Unfinished Swan ...

Steven Hansen



Sonic's gotta go fast in these Smash 4 screens photo
Sonic's gotta go fast in these Smash 4 screens
by Tony Ponce

Sorry, I got a little carried away earlier today. Let's try again, shall we?

*AHEM*

Sonic is returning to the Smash series and will be trading blows with Mario as well as the other blue boy, Mega Man. Sonic vs. Mega Man... first the Archie crossover, now this. With this news and Mighty No. 9's hitting just about every single stretch goal, I've never been a happier gamer.

The Smash site has new screens of ol' Needlemouse, who's looking a lot sharper than in his Brawl days. You'll notice that there is a level based on Sonic Lost World, so that's gonna be fun. Also, please enjoy the short clip above, provided by Games HQ Media.

Sonic the Hedgehog [Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U]

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9:16 AM on 10.01.2013

Sonic vs. Mega Man in Smash Bros. 4!!!

IN THIS WOOOOOOOORLD, WHERE LIFE IS STROOOOOOOONG!IN THIS WOOOOOOOORLD, LIFE'S AN OPEN BOOK!IN THIS WOOOOOOOORLD, WHERE COMPROMISE DOES NOT EXIST!IN THIS WORLD OF WORLDS, EVERY STEP MEETS THE REST! Sonic in Smash 4, everyone! My dream of Sonic vs. Mega Man will happen!

Tony Ponce

7:30 AM on 09.26.2013

Toon Link is returning for the new Smash Bros. games

The official Super Smash Bros. website has been updated, and a new challenger has appeared -- Toon Link! That brings the total cast so far for the Wii U and 3DS games up to 16 combatants, coming off the recent reveal of Princ...

Chris Carter

9:00 AM on 09.12.2013

Princess Peach confirmed for Wii U/3DS Smash Bros.

Finally! Princess Peach has been officially confirmed for the new Smash Bros. games. Enjoy Peach's many butt-bumps and beatdowns in the gallery below, which is filled with Wii U shots, as well as a pair of 3DS screens. Peach ...

Chris Carter

8:00 AM on 08.26.2013

New Super Smash Bros gets a Metroid stage

Super Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai revealed another of the upcoming Wii U/3DS game's stages on the Miiverse, not to be confused with the Dafoeverse. This time, it's the Pyrosphere from Metroid: Other M. The past game...

Steven Hansen

6:00 PM on 08.22.2013

You can remove the outlines in Smash Bros. 3DS

Two major things distinguish the 3DS and Wii U versions of Smash 4: the levels, of which there will be a different set for each platform, and the bold outlines on the 3DS character models. The logic behind the latter design c...

Tony Ponce





11:00 PM on 08.14.2013

Super Smash Bros.' Pilotwings stage up close

The first screenshot of the Pilotwings stage in Super Smash Bros. was so zoomed out that I wasn't even sure it was a stage. This new image from director Masahiro Sakurai, on the other hand, is much easier to make out. At the ...

Jordan Devore

6:00 PM on 08.06.2013

What the? There's a Pilotwings stage in Smash Bros.?

This screenshot from the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros. was taken by director Masahiro Sakurai and uploaded to the game's official site today. Does it look familiar? That's the island from Lesson 3 of Pilotwings for the S...

Jordan Devore

8:30 PM on 07.26.2013

Rayman on PC, Incognita, Saints Row IV & More Oculus XXX

Hey guys! I'm back! And here's today's Destructoid Show, gettin' nasty and stupid with its bad self. Rayman Legends is hitting PC, which is great. The Oculus Rift is supported by a game about sexy maids, Saints Row IV has a ...

Max Scoville



Smash Bros. lacks cutscenes because they'll end up online photo
Smash Bros. lacks cutscenes because they'll end up online
by Brett Makedonski

Anyone eager to see their favorite Nintendo characters interact with one another in a cinematic capacity in the new Super Smash Bros. should begin preparing for disappointment right now. CG cutscenes won't be included in either the Wii U or 3DS versions of the game.

Creator Masahiro Sakurai wrote in his column on Famitsu that because the Super Smash Bros. Brawl cutscenes ended up being uploaded to the Internet, they wouldn't be included in the newest iteration. "You can only truly wow a player the first time he sees [a cutscene]. I felt if players saw the cutscenes outside of the game, they would no longer serve as rewards for playing the game, so I've decided against having them," Sakurai commented.

The omission of cutscenes doesn't equate to a lack of single-player campaign, however. Nintendo has already confirmed that Super Smash Bros. will have a single-player campaign, but it'll be different than Brawl's Subspace Emissary, without cinematics tying together the entire experience.

In a way, it's kind of admirable that Sakurai's sticking to his guns with his beliefs regarding the cutscenes. However, it'll be probably be 2014 by the time his game comes out. Concern that video from his widely distributed media will end up on the Internet is something that he should've accepted about a decade ago.

ファミ通.com [ファミ通.com via Kotaku]

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