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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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11:45 AM on 04.08.2014

Marvel teased for Disney Infinity 2.0 Edition

It's been long expected that Marvel and Star Wars characters would make their way to Disney Infinity and we're finally getting a tease for the former property. Captain America -- or his iconic shield, at least -- is all but ...

Jordan Devore

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

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

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

11:30 AM on 04.03.2014

Shovel Knight is basically 'done', release imminent

The last we heard of Shovel Knight, it was delayed into April for some last minute tweaks. But now Yacht Club Games has released a new Kickstarter update, noting that it was "essentially complete," and the major reason f...

Chris Carter



Child of Light is a return to classic JRPG wonder photo
Child of Light is a return to classic JRPG wonder
by Alessandro Fillari

Last year, the news of Ubisoft making an old-school throwback to the JRPG genre took a number of people by surprise. When Destructoid got the chance to check it out, there was a healthy amount of curiosity around it. Not too many people knew what to make of it, especially considering it was coming from the team that made Far Cry 3, which is a title that seems very far apart from it.

But after spending some time with Child of Light, about three hours to be exact, there might be more in common with these two titles than you think. I got the chance to talk with lead writer Jeffrey Yohalem, and saw what passion and a small team working on a unique throwback to JRPG titles managed to come up with.

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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



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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4:00 PM on 04.02.2014

Renegade Kid wants to channel classic survival horror with Cult County

Developer Renegade Kid, responsible for the DS survival horror adventure Dementium: The Ward and sci-fi shooter Moon, has taken to Kickstarter with a brand new project. It's called Cult County, and it aims to blend specific e...

Brittany Vincent

11:00 AM on 04.02.2014

The Wonderful 101 gets a digital price drop on the Wii U

If you haven't played The Wonderful 101 yet, now is a perfect time as the game has dropped in price to $30 on the Wii U eShop. You'll also be able to pick up Game & Wario and Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge for the...

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

10:00 AM on 03.31.2014

Two Brothers is still being ported to Wii U, developer to be revealed

Although some people have been playing Two Brothers for quite some time on PC, many gamers are still wondering when the planned Wii U port will arrive. According to the developer AckkStudios, it's still on the works, and...

Chris Carter

9:00 AM on 03.31.2014

Two Tribes to permanently drop the price of three Wii U games

Two Tribes may have scaled down and completely restructured their studio, but that hasn't stopped them from working. This week the developer has just revealed that starting April 3rd, all three of their Wii U classics will be...

Chris Carter