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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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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





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

11:30 AM on 03.31.2014

Site tries to 'reveal' Nester for Smash Bros., nobody falls for it

Tomorrow is everybody's [least] favorite day on the Internet: April Fools' Day. It is the day where one cannot trust anything, and everybody would be better off just staying home and sleeping until it finishes. SmashBros.us d...

Darren Nakamura

9:00 AM on 03.26.2014

Sakurai shows off 3DS Smash Bros. with and without outlines

Super Smash Bros. director Sakurai has once again taken to the Miiverse to show off the 3DS version of the game. In his newest post, he displays both visual filters -- without outlines (on the left), and with outlines (on the...

Chris Carter

9:30 AM on 03.14.2014

Solid Snake probably won't appear in the next Super Smash Bros.

Solid Snake, one of two third-party characters from Super Smash Bros. Brawl, isn't likely to make an encore in the upcoming Wii U and 3DS Smash Bros. At least, that's according to his creator. As reported by Go...

Brett Makedonski

1:30 PM on 03.12.2014

Super Smash Bros. Melee returns for EVO 2014

Super Smash Bros. Melee's inclusion in EVO 2014 was far from a sure thing given Nintendo's questionable history with the fighting game tournament, but the organizers' discussions with the company have been fruitful: the fan-f...

Jordan Devore

8:00 AM on 02.27.2014

WAAAAH! IT'S WALUIGI (ASSIST) TIME IN SMASH BROS!

Some part of me hoped that Waluigi would make a triumphant entrance in the new Smash Bros. as a playable character. But alas, it isn't to be, as he has been confirmed as an assist trophy (again) by director Masahiro...

Chris Carter

1:00 AM on 02.21.2014

Diddy Kong joins the battle in Super Smash Bros.

Last week it was Little Mac, this week it's Diddy Kong joining the roster in Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U and 3DS. He was in the Wii version, and it looks like he'll be bringing his barrel jetpack and peanut blaster again....

Hamza CTZ Aziz

9:10 AM on 02.16.2014

Little Mac may be the fastest Super Smash Bros. fighter

With the announcement of Little Mac, of Punch-Out!! fame, coming to the upcoming Wii U/3DS edition of Super Smash Bros., many (myself included) have been wondering just how well the pint-sized puncher is going to fare agains...

Wesley Ruscher



Little Mac added to the Super Smash Bros. roster! photo
Little Mac added to the Super Smash Bros. roster!
by Patrick Hancock

Most everyone asked for him, and he's finally here!

No longer just an assist trophy, Little Mac from the Punch-Out! series has finally joined the newest installment of Super Smash Bros.!

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10:30 AM on 02.07.2014

Metroid's Mother Brain is in Smash Bros. as an assist

The newest Smash Bros. Assist Trophy has been revealed, and it's none other than Samus' nemesis Mother Brain. It'll sport a "Laser Brain Attack" move, which you can see in the screenshot above. In his introduction, game direc...

Chris Carter

10:00 AM on 01.31.2014

Lucario joins the cast of the new Smash Bros.

Popular Pokemon Lucario has been confirmed for the new Smash Bros. by Masahiro Sakurai. He'll come with some changes in tow, including an "increased influence of aura," which further buffs his fighting prowess when damag...

Chris Carter







It's the world premiere of Super Smashed Bros.! photo
It's the world premiere of Super Smashed Bros.!
by Jonathan Holmes

Super Smashed Bros. is the new cartoon that I've been working with Machinima and a group of like minded artists who like Nintendo and drunk cartoon characters. The first episode is about Captain Falcon and Mario getting to know Mega Man, one of the newest members of the Smash Bros. Family. The animation here is by Mike Lambert (Binding of Isaac: Rebirth) and I think he did an amazing job. 

We'll be rolling out new episodes for the next 3 Sundays. From there, anything's possible, though the more views we get, the more likely we are to keep going, so if you like the show, be sure to spread the word about it. Thanks for watching everybody!

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1:30 PM on 01.22.2014

'Edge-hogging' mechanics of new Smash Bros. are different

In both Super Smash Bros. Melee and Brawl, there's a popular mechanic commonly referred to as "edge-hogging." Since only one character can be on an edge at a time, when a character is knocked off of the stage, their oppo...

Patrick Hancock