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Famicom R.O.B., Ryu, and Roy amiibo coming in March

While a lot of fun news came out of the Smash-centric Nintendo Direct yesterday, the amiibo bits kind of slipped under the radar a bit. The publisher has confirmed that the Famicom R.O.B. (previously not available in the west), Ryu, and Roy...   read

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Cloud in Smash Bros. is all about the limit break

Guys, Cloud is in Super Smash Bros. Holy shit.   read

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Smash art

Here are those great pieces of art from the Super Smash Bros. Direct

When Ryu released for Super Smash Bros. earlier this year, he brought with him a cool piece of art (though Wii Fit Trainer looks more like a bodybuilder than a yoga instructor in it). Thankfully, it was a tradition continued with the next s...   read

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Cloud available today for Smash Bros.

Cloud from Final Fantasy VII will be available in a few hours for both Super Smash Bros. for 3DS / Wii U along with his Midgar stage. The two new pieces of DLC come together at $5.99 per console or $6.99 for both versions. Cloud's...   read

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Bayonetta is in Super Smash Bros.

Bayonetta, a character many fans have wanted in Super Smash Bros., has just been officially announced for the game! Bayonetta was the #1 choice in Europe's Smash ballot, and in the top five in North America. In fact, she was #1 worldw...   read

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Fire Emblem's Corrin coming to Smash Bros.

Corrin, from the upcoming Fire Emblem Fates, is joining the roster of Super Smash Bros. Now, before you freak out that another swordfighter is joining the game, be aware that most of Corrin's attacks don't actually use his sword. Corr...   read

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By the seven stars!

The Smash Bros. update has been data-mined, Nintendo Direct spoilers inside

The final Nintendo Direct for Super Smash Bros. for 3DS/Wii U happens today at 5pm ET. But, an update released last night for both titles has been data-mined revealing some new information, while keeping most surprises under wraps for ...   read

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save data

How does save data loss affect your enjoyment of a game?

Ever since the invention of save games, losing your progress has always been a major issue. Way back then, it wasn't as much of a problem, simply because it was inevitable -- the battery in your cartridge is dead. Easy fix: replace the batt...   read

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The final Super Smash-centric Nintendo Direct is coming December 15

Before 2015 ends, Nintendo has another surprise in store for us -- another Nintendo Direct. As previously announced, this one will focus on Super Smash Bros., and will take place on December 15 at 5PM ET. So many fans have speculated as to ...   read

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Project M

Popular Smash Bros. mod Project M ceases development

The rise of the Super Smash Bros. Melee tournament scene has been almost impossible to ignore, even to casual players of the series. Even as of this year (year three of Luigi, mind you), Smash players travel all across the world with t...   read

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PSA: Ike and other rare amiibo are back at GameStop

GameStop has made good on its advertised Black Friday amiibo restock. Not only are stores packed with the promised Ike amiibo, but you can also find the other restocked figures through its website. As of writing, the reissued Greninja,...   read

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$249 Black Friday Wii U with Smash & Splatoon available at midnight

Update: Deal is now live but Walmart servers are being hammered. FYI, Target's similar deal is available in store only. For those unaware, Walmart will be selling the popular Black Friday Wii U Deluxe bundles with Super Smash Bros. and Spla...   read

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Everything we know about Cloud in Smash Bros. from both a Final Fantasy and Smash perspective

In the wake of last week's reveal of Final Fantasy's Cloud coming to Super Smash Bros., some people have managed to put together videos analyzing his introduction in great detail. We have two great examples for you. The first, by GameXplai...   read

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Smash Direct

Smash Bros. gets one more dedicated Direct, and it's happening next month

Last week's Nintendo Direct had a Smash-centric bombshell in the announcement of Final Fantasy VII's Cloud Strife coming to the game as DLC. That closed out the show, but the rest was dedicated to an array of other Nintendo titles. In Decem...   read

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Smash Bros.
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Cloud Strife is the newest Smash Bros. character

This is not a drill. Nintendo has announced the newest Smash Bros. character, and it’s only god damn Cloud Strife from Final Fantasy VII. The trailer up top shows both his FFVII and Advent Children costumes, as well as plenty of raw ...   read

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Premier fighting game tourney EVO 2016 dated

Surprise, surprise, fighting game tournament EVO is coming back next year. Here's how EVO 2015 wrapped up. It was fun times, even for a casual. A new Street Fighter V character got announced, a guy got up in euphoric victory before his mat...   read

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Smash Bros. pro Zero has finally had his 53 tournament win streak broken

You might remember back in May the news that a Smash Bros. player had a bounty put on their head. If anyone could beat Gonzale “Zero” Barrios in a Smash Bros. tournament, they’d be paid $500. At the time, he had won 34 tou...   read

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Buy the toy

PSA: Falco amiibo up for pre-order at Best Buy

As we noted earlier today, Best Buy confirmed it has the Falco amiibo exclusively. While Best Buy had a product page up for the Nintendo doll, you could not complete pre-orders. Now, you can go through with the pre-order process, and choose...   read

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Falco amiibo

Want a Falco amiibo? You'll likely have to go to Best Buy

[Update: Best Buy just confirmed Falco's exclusivity on the store's corporate website.] Legendary wingman Falco Lombardi has an amiibo flying to store shelves soon, but he's not landing just anywhere. There appears to be only one stop ...   read

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Can you dig it?

Nintendo lists Shovel Knight amiibo as compatible with Smash Bros.

For a brief period yesterday, Nintendo listed ye olde Shovel Knight amiibo as being compatible for training in battle in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, which seemed to suggest he is going to be a DLC character in the fighting game. Yacht...   read

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Super Smash Bros.

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

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, with the 3DS ve...   read

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Super Mario Maker stage coming to Smash Bros.

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 d...   read

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Wii U game deal

Buy Mario Maker, save $20 on Splatoon, Smash, or Mario Kart

Best Buy is holding a deal that's great for Wii U owners looking to flesh out their library. If you order Super Mario Maker (which releases this Friday), you can save $20 on either Splatoon, Super Smash Bros., or Mario Kart 8. The deal is v...   read

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Mii Fighter 3-pack, Mewtwo, and Falco amiibo dated

Nintendo has shared some news with us in regards to some upcoming amiibo dates, which is always great. The Mii Fighter 3-pack will arrive on November 1, priced at $34.99. Additionally, Mewtwo will launch on November 13, and Falco will hit o...   read

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Super Smash Con

Results from the Super Smash Con tournament

[Image via John Michaels] The inaugural Super Smash Con, a three-day event for all things Smash Bros., concluded today. The gathering included everything from panels and exhibits to a series of tournaments of all of the Smash Bros. games fe...   read

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