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The pros and cons of releasing Smash 3DS before Smash Wii U photo
The pros and cons of releasing Smash 3DS before Smash Wii U
by Jonathan Holmes

When I first heard that the 3DS version of the next Smash Bros. was releasing months before the Wii U edition, my immediate feeling was confusion, which inspired the thought, "Nintendo, are you trying to kill the Wii U?" The game looks so good on the 3DS that it's already got potential to eat into the Wii U game's sales. Now that it's releasing first, is there any question that the home console version sales are going to suffer?

Actually, yeah, there is question. There are definitely positives to releasing on 3DS first. If Nintendo plays its cards right, it could work this situation to the benefit of both game versions.

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1:30 PM on 04.10.2014

Nintendo Download: More GBA games on the Wii U!

The Wii U is getting even more Game Boy Advance titles this week, in the form of Kirby & The Amazing Mirror as well as WarioWare Inc. Also appearing on the Wii U is My Exotic Farm, and My Farm is getting a perma...

Chris Carter

8:00 AM on 04.10.2014

Renegade Kid drops some early footage of Cult County

Renegade Kid is currently in the process of seeking funding for Cult County, which is set to hit all major consoles and PC. One of the best things you can do in a Kickstarter campaign is quell people's fears with actual game...

Chris Carter

7:00 AM on 04.10.2014

I want NES Remix 2 in my Wii U right now

Although I enjoyed the original NES Remix for what it was, the upcoming sequel is packed with more games that defined my childhood. Classics like Kirby's Adventure, Metroid, Mario 3 -- the call of enhanced challeng...

Chris Carter

3:00 AM on 04.10.2014

PlayStation 4 is next for Stick it to the Man!

I have not played the funny mind-reading adventure game Stick it to the Man! yet. I should. Ian gave it a 9.5 out of 10, the maniac! After well-received releases on PlayStation 3, PS Vita, and PC, it's now making its way to P...

Jordan Devore

1:00 AM on 04.10.2014

Atlus picks up EarthBound-inspired Citizens of Earth

It's been said before that a "failed" Kickstarter isn't the end -- that every dollar matters even if the total amount raised ultimately falls short. That's true for Eden Industries' Citizens of Earth, a role-playing game whi...

Jordan Devore

8:00 PM on 04.09.2014

Batman goes all Iron Man in the Arkham Origins Mr. Freeze DLC

DC All Access is showing off what we can expect out of the Batman: Arkham Origins "Cold, Cold Heart" downloadable content, and it looks like DC is taking a page out of Iron Man's playbook. To deal with Mr. Freeze, Batman wil...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

7:30 PM on 04.09.2014

Natasha Allegri pays tribute to Smash Bros.' new high heels

When Nintendo unveiled Samus' new footwear in yesterday's Smash Bros. presentation, the internet went wild. "How dare they!?!" they cried, tears of shoe-serious stress and tension streaming down their faces. "Just because she...

Jonathan Holmes

1:00 PM on 04.09.2014

I could spend an hour looking at all the new Smash Bros. screenshots

If you haven't yet been to the official Super Smash Bros. website following yesterday's infodump from the all-Smash Nintendo Direct presentation, you're going to want to do so sooner than later. I feel like I've said it many ...

Jordan Devore

5:40 PM on 04.08.2014

Greninja and Charizard confirmed for Super Smash Bros.

Here are your new character reveals for the upcoming Super Smash Bros. game on Wii U and 3DS -- Pokemon's Greninja and Charizard. Both of them seem to handle without the Pokemon Trainer in tow, and have their own unique...

Chris Carter





5:29 PM on 04.08.2014

Pokemon will get more attention in the new Super Smash Bros.

[Update: Greninja and Charizard have also been confirmed as fully playable characters.] Nintendo has given Pokemon a major focus in the new Smash Bros. games heading to the 3DS and Wii U this year, as Master Balls a...

Chris Carter

5:06 PM on 04.08.2014

Super Smash Bros. Wii U online modes detailed

The online modes for Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS have been revealed, and they sound like a massive step-up from Brawl. Nintendo notes that you can play online with friends and with random people -- but you want a "fas...

Chris Carter



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