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Hey, there's a bunch of new Smash Bros. content available

That Brawl pirate stage is back
Sep 30
Hey Smash Bros. fans, guess what? A bunch of new content for Super Smash Bros. just dropped on Wii U and 3DS. The Wii U version of the game has had the pirate ship level from Brawl ($2 or £1.79) added to the mix, ...

Super Mario Maker stage coming to Smash Bros.

Battleground madness
Sep 14
A brand new stage based on Super Mario Maker is heading to Super Smash Bros. on September 30th, and it looks exactly as crazy and whimsical as you'd want it to be. Embracing the creative chaos of Mario Maker, the stage will be constructed differently at the beginning of every match and constantly edited and fussed with throughout by a stylus gripping hand like so many Duck Amuck shenanigans.

Super Smash Con starts today, Brawl finals are tonight

Through August 9
Aug 07
Man I love the Super Smash Bros. community. They've heard the phrase "Smash isn't a fighting game" for years on end (I used to argue on Smash 64's behalf in my middle school cafeteria), but they've remained one of the mo...

Rumor: GameStop holding amiibo event on 8/8 for Duck Hunt, Game and Watch, and R.O.B. (Update)

You had to know all that up front
Aug 03
[Update: The beloved amiibo News Twitter account just posted a picture of a GameStop flyer advertising this event. We currently have no official confirmation from GameStop, but this looks fairly legitimate. It's worth noting...

Results for the first ever Dtoid Smash Bros. tournament

A new one starts soon!
Aug 03
Our first ever Super Smash Bros. for Wii U online tournament just ended and the results are in and we have a tie! Congratulations to Edgar (NNID MexiBoy51) and Jaydubious (NNID Jaydubious) both having 9 wins. Also an honorabl...

New update and DLC out for Super Smash Bros., preview it here

Smash Bros. Wii U tournament!
Jul 31
The new update for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS is out in the wild now, bringing with it new stages, Mii costumes, tournament mode, and balance changes. Included for free in the update is a K. K. Slider costume for th...

King K. Rool headed to Smash Bros. as a costume

More stages and tournament mode
Jul 29
Hah. A classic villain like Donkey Kong Country's King K. Rool would come to Super Smash Bros. as a costume for Mii Fighter, wouldn't he? Not like I wanted him on the roster or anything. Nintendo is rolling out a bunch of new...

Strike a pose with this silly Smash Bros. glitch

Or freeze your game in the process
Jun 29
Smash Bros. glitches are among the funniest. A new one, captured here by MasterOfHyrule, involves pushing the Home button before the match transitions to the result screen. While the bug varies from character to character, i...

PSA: You can now pay $0.99 to use your 3DS to play Smash Bros. Wii U

Without buying the 3DS version
Jun 15
Before this week, Super Smash Bros. players who wanted to use their 3DS to control the Wii U version of the game needed a full portable copy -- but not anymore. As of right now, you can go to the eShop and download the "Smash Controller" app for $0.99, which will let you link your 3DS to the game. It's something that should have been available on day one, but hey, it's here now.

Roy's not quite our same boy in the new Super Smash Bros.

He's changed for the better
Jun 14
When playing Super Smash Bros. Melee, I always tended to side with Marth. I dug his aesthetic, his animations, and his moveset over Roy. But with the release of his DLC incarnation in the new Super Smash Bros., Roy is now my boy.

Lucas goes big and goes home in Super Smash Bros. 4

It's hard out there for a PK imp
Jun 14
Lucas is one of those characters that people will play no matter how good or bad he is in a given Smash Bros. game. Mother/Earthbound fans are like that. Just look at the comments in the announcement post for Earthbound Begin...

Ryu is gunning for top tier in the new Super Smash Bros.

Watch as I Tastumaki to my death
Jun 14
Remember the first time you went online with Street Fighter IV with your favorite character, Hakan, and fought about 100 Ryus in a week? And they all spammed Hadoukens and always woke up with a Shoryuken? Wouldn't you like to...

Super Smash Bros. getting instant YouTube uploads

Patrick Hancock will like this
Jun 14
Every now and then in the Destructoid editors' chat room, Patrick Hancock will post an animated GIF he made of some impressive thing he did in Super Smash Bros. From now on, it'll be even easier for him to show off; he'll onl...

Street Fighter's Ryu and Fire Emblem's Roy leaked for Super Smash Bros.

Dreamland 64, Splatoon Inkling and more!
Jun 13
[Update: Even more information has been extracted and leaked from the update file such as Ryu's alternate colors, Roy's alternate colors, Dreamland 64 stage for Wii U, pictures of each new character's special moves inclu...

It looks like Lucas and Mewtwo are also getting amiibo

Start worrying now about finding Lucas
Jun 09
[Update: Oops, looks like amiibo were confirmed a while ago. Still, the placeholders are new, indicating that something concrete may be imminent.] Nintendo's approach to the Smash Bros. line of amiibo has been simpl...

Sakurai will host a Super Smash Bros. presentation on June 14

7:40 a.m. PT
Jun 08
Nintendo has just sent us word that there will be a special Super Smash Bros. presentation on June 14, at the oddly specific time of 7:40AM PST (11:40AM EST). That's this Sunday, set directly before Bethesda's first E3 confer...

Lucas will make his debut in Super Smash Bros. on June 14

Mark your calendars
Jun 05
Nintendo of Europe appears to be the gatekeeper of all Super Smash Bros. info, as it tends to announce everything first. Today, it has revealed that Lucas will make his way into Smash as 3DS and Wii U DLC on June 14...

KK Slider coming to Smash Bros. in costume form

Along with Lucas and Splatoon
Jun 01
Super Smash Bros. just got its Mewtwo character update not too long ago, but Nintendo is gearing up for a whole lot more this year. In addition to Lucas, which is supposedly arriving this month (an E3 "at the event" surp...

Smash Bros. player is being bounty hunted

Kick his ass for cash
May 21
If you're a competitive Super Smash Bros. player, chances in in the last year you may have started hearing a lot about Gonzalo "Zero" Barrios. Appearing somewhat out of nowhere, he has come first in every single one-on-one Sm...

Sexism and Super Smash at Press Start LAN

Why is this still commonplace?
May 10
Neha Chhetri, better known as LiloNStitchface or Lilo for short, is a pro Super Smash Bros. Melee player that you may recognize from the Super Smash Bros. Invitational hosted by Nintendo at E3 last year. Lilo is no stran...

Nintendo is back to making a profit

Ninty's rolling in dough again
May 07
Earlier this morning Nintendo released its results for the last financial year, ending May 31 2015, and we have good news. Nintendo is back to profitability! After several fiscal years of losses Nintendo is climbing back up a...

We crunched the numbers: Pacquiao wins tonight's fight (according to Smash Bros.)

Bet the farm
May 02
[Update: Oops, sorry about your farm!] Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are going to fight one another today. Any two other names, and it's a run-of-the-mill weekend where boxing continues to be relegated to the far c...

You can now buy Mewtwo in Super Smash Bros. if you didn't use the promotion offer

$4.99 for both platforms
Apr 29
If you bought the Wii U and 3DS versions of Super Smash Bros., you were likely already enjoying the fruits of free Mewtwo DLC for a while now. But starting now, anyone can buy him for $4.99, which will net you the character o...

Super Smash Bros.' Sakurai explains studio's reversal on paid DLC

Lucas joins The Fray, dies from a water overdose in a beige 2004 Dodge Stratus
Apr 28
In November of last year, Super Smash Bros. head Masahiro Sakurai aptly referred to the man-made Pokemon Mewtwo's appearance as Smash Bros. DLC as an "experiment." Sakurai, who has called modern DLC a "scam," said, "I think t...

You will no longer be banned for using Mewtwo online in Super Smash Bros.

No, Mewtwo isn't OP
Apr 24
Super Smash Bros. had some issues at launch with people getting banned for using certain characters, and with the debut of the Mewtwo DLC came another problem. The glitch lied in playing Mewtwo offline, which led the game to ...

Looks like Mewtwo had custom movesets after all in the new Super Smash Bros, but will they ever arrive?

Unfinished, but there
Apr 20
Mewtwo's new incarnation in Super Smash Bros. might be on the juice, but he severely lacks one major feature -- custom moves. For whatever reason they are not included at the launch of the character, and Nintendo has be...

How to make Ryu an interesting character in Super Smash Bros.

Listen up, Nintendo!
Apr 19
Street Fighter's Ryu is currently rumored to be coming to Nintendo's newest entry into the Super Smash Bros. series, thanks to some hidden files in the most recent update to the game. It makes a lot of sense; Capcom...

Nintendo's NPD sales report has lots of numbers

Some actually look like good numbers
Apr 17
It doesn’t seem too long ago that Nintendo were struggling. With the slow sales of the Wii U that hit profits back in 2013 and the dwinding 3DS user base in 2014, It looked like the little (pfffft) company that could un...

Could Street Fighter's Ryu be coming to Smash?

Sound files point to possible inclusion
Apr 16
As many of you will be aware, Super Smash Bros. received a patch yesterday on both Wii U and 3DS adding Mewtwo to the game's already large roster and applying a number of smaller balance changes to the game. Far tech savvier ...

Mewtwo in Smash Bros. for the Wii U and 3DS is on the juice

'It's what you do with the gift of life that makes you who you are'
Apr 15
A new era of Smash Bros. has arrived. Speculation about who's going to be next icon to join the all-star roster can become a daily part of our lives again. Starting today with the original uber-Pokémon Mewtwo, the age ...

Game News Haikus: EarthBound, The Last of Us, Mortal Kombat X, and more

Zen distilled stories
Apr 14
I wrote a thing about The Last of Us last week, and despite the use of measured language, there were accusations of extreme opinions on either side. Come on, people. That is not very zen. Find your nirvana. In this series, w...

Super Smash Bros. glitch sets Kirby permanently on fire

Flaming heads
Apr 07
Oh boy, it's like the Syphon Filter taser all over again. If you want to give your Kirby a new look, try getting sucked off by another Kirby while you have your hammer readied and release your grip right when you start getti...

Game News Haikus: Sexy Final Fantasy, amiibogeddon, Bloodborne trick, and more

Zen distilled stories
Apr 07
Nintendo took a big spot in last week's news, with the highs of the Nintendo Direct and the lows of the Wave 4 amiibo rollout. Does that give the company perfect balance, like a haiku? I'm not sure. In this series, we take a...

Nintendo open to third-party Smash Bros. DLC votes

Get your Banjo Kazooie votes in
Apr 06
This past week there has been a lot of excitement around Nintendo accepting votes for which videogame character should be the next addition to Smash Bros. on Wii U and 3DS. While most of the talk has been around Nintendo...

Xbox boss would like to see Banjo-Kazooie as Smash Bros. DLC

We're crossing a lot of companies and properties here
Apr 03
Head of Xbox Phil Spencer likes to talk about games. However, that doesn't mean that he restricts himself to only talking about titles that his company's working on. No, he'll discuss anything, even Nintendo properties. When ...

Who would you elect to be the next Smash Bros. DLC character?

Don't say Shrek...
Apr 02
Nintendo's April Fools Nintendo Direct was no joke. While there wasn't a whole lot there that would interest people who aren't existing fans of the publisher, there was something for just about everyone who already enjoys Nin...

Upcoming Smash Bros. update tweaks game and adds some skins

Straight outta the Direct
Apr 01
On April 15, Super Smash Bros. is getting a free update that does some tweaking and adds some customization. Nintendo announced at today's Direct that version 1.0.6 is coming in two weeks, and it's bringing some changes....

Mother 3's Lucas coming to Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U

Also opening fighter request board for further characters
Apr 01
Lucas, who made an appearance in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, is coming to the 3DS and Wii U Super Smash Bros. as a DLC character in June, following Mewtwo's April release.

Mewtwo releasing for Super Smash Bros. for 3DS/Wii U April 15

I'm psyched!
Apr 01
Nintendo have announced that Mewtwo will be available for Super Smash Bros. for 3DS / Wii U on April 15th for those that bought and registered both versions of the game. Mewtwo will be released for everyone else on April...

Sakurai: Mewtwo DLC done, almost time for release

Sakurai's wild ride continues
Mar 21
Masahiro Sakurai, better known as the director of Super Smash Bros. for 3DS / Wii U, has said that "With regard to (Mewtwo), the character is coming along just fine. In fact, it's pretty much done...basically it's almost time...

Marth amiibo resurrects in April

Rise from your grave
Mar 02
Nintendo has announced that our lord and savior and one true amiibo, Marth, will be back in stores in late April. A little late for him and his friend Ike to join the fight in Code Name: S.T.E.A.M., which will have already been released in March. Finally, our prayers to Reggie have worked. Praise to Iwata. May our enemies' amiibo burn in hell.  Nintendo [Twitter]

Rumor: Ness amiibo leaked, selling on Chinese auction site

PK leaker!
Feb 28
A Ness amiibo has been spotted for sale on a Chinese auction site and appears to be in European packaging. Currently it sits at about $55, though I don't imagine that price will stay there for long. Comparing the images in the gallery to the official Ness amiibo pictures, I'd say it looks to be the real deal. What do you think, real or fake? Ness amiibo leaked in China [My amiibo News]

Club Nintendo Super Smash Bros. soundtrack offer delayed in Australia

Sad day for down under
Feb 26
That Super Smash Bros. soundtrack promotion from Club Nintendo is pretty sweet, and should be shipping out this week for most of you out there. Sadly, Nintendo has confirmed that Australians will have to wait a bit longe...

That free Super Smash Bros. Club Nintendo soundtrack is starting to ship

Check your inboxes
Feb 24
In case you were living under a rock when Super Smash Bros. had its dual 3DS and Wii U launch, Club Nintendo had a really cool promotion where if you registered both games, you'd get a nifty physical soundtrack for free. The ...

Nintendo lowers MSRP for three amiibo

I'm gonna buy all three again to celebrate
Feb 22
In the first official amiibo price drop, Nintendo has lowered the MSRP of the Super Smash Bros. line Peach, Yoshi, and Donkey Kong to $9.99. The change can be seen on the official Nintendo amiibo website. All other figures in...

Last week's top stories, now in handy haiku form

Game news nirvana
Feb 17
This past weekend I was up late and feeling loopy, and some haikus about a Flash game nobody cares about fell out of that state. Struck with inspiration, I thought, "Why can't all news be digested 17 syllables at a time?" Th...

Watch Villager pocket all of the moves in Super Smash Bros. Wii U

Is that Diddy Kong's banana in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?
Feb 17
[Update: Master0fHyrule made an updated video featuring several moves that were left out of the original, including a really cool Zelda attack.] YouTuber Master0fHyrule compiled a video of almost every attack that the Villag...

Rumor: Rayman might be coming to Smash Bros.

I hope this is paving the way for Tingle DLC
Feb 14
[Update: It's fake, as shown in the video above. While it's nice to have a detailed explanation on how this fake was made, what I really want is a detailed explanation on why it was made, preferably with sideline psycho...

Super Smash Bros. for 3DS will get its amiibo update ahead of the New 3DS launch

So where's that adapter Nintendo?
Feb 09
As we all know, the New 3DS will have the ability to work with amiibo out of the box -- as long as the game allows it. Thankfully, Super Smash Bros. 3DS will be getting an amiibo-centric software update tomorrow, ensuring tha...

Everything's coming up tomatoes in this Smash Bros. glitch

Super Schadenfreude Bros.
Feb 05
Chris asked me to fill in for him this morning, if only for a single post, so I figured I'd do exactly that not with amiibo coverage, but with this Super Smash Bros. glitch in which tomatoes have run amok. Somehow, something...

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