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9:45 PM on 06.10.2014
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Even more details out of Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. roundtable this evening. When you use one of the new amiibo toys for the game, the character will appear as a figure player (FP) that's controlled by the AI -- you won't actually directly control it.

Instead, you'll fight against FPs to level them up, potentially far beyond the strength of a level 9 computer player (CP). In Smash, figure players can rank up all the way to level 50. Items can be used to alter the powers of FPs and level them up. Director Masahiro Sakurai considers them to be like partners for you, and says making a killer FP will be a new goal for players.

Lastly, he said a lot of Smash Bros. characters will get the amiibo treatment -- that it'll be difficult to collect them all, so we should focus on the ones we like best. But, Sakurai also added that he's going to get every single last one. Of course he is!





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11:45 AM on 09.02.2014
Super Smash Bros. will have a chronological All-Stars battle mode

As expected, Super Smash Bros. is going to have an All-Star mode. Functioning as a survival battle of sorts, you'll have a "limited" amount of recovery items and no continues. What's really cool about All-Star battle is ...more



12:30 PM on 08.29.2014
Nintendo offers free Smash Bros. OST if you buy both versions

Nintendo has a pretty cool promotion going on for all you Smash Bros. fans out there. If you buy both versions of the upcoming game on the 3DS and Wii U, you'll get a free soundtrack. It looks like there are two discs, r...more



6:01 AM on 08.29.2014
Shulk from Xenoblade Chronicles officially unveiled for Smash Bros.

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10:30 PM on 08.28.2014
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12:00 PM on 08.25.2014
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2:00 PM on 08.22.2014
This list of Smash Bros. 3DS composers should make you happy

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2:00 AM on 08.19.2014
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3:45 PM on 08.18.2014
Nightmare Wizard turns out the lights in Super Smash Bros.

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3:40 AM on 08.13.2014
This Super Smash Bros. 3DS XL is droolworthy

Gaze upon that glory above. It's beautiful, isn't it? I have always been reluctant to upgrade to a 3DS XL, but this might just be what kicks it over the edge. Nintendo of Europe announced this bundle on its Twitter earlier. This handheld comes with a digital copy of Super Smash Bros., so players can get their Nintendo fight on and silently let everybody around them know it.more



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5:00 PM on 08.30.2014
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