Every single Smash Bros. character is headed to the Nintendo Switch with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, coming to stores December 7, 2018. After Nintendo revealed a ton of details about the new Smash Bros. entry during E3 2018, a Nintendo Direct recently hosted by series director Masahiro Sakurai game us even more specifics about what's new with Ultimate.So far, it looks like Smash Bros. Ultimate is living up to its name. The game features every single Smash Bros. character yet (and new additions like Castlevania's Simon Belmont and Splatoon's Inklings), more than 100 stages, more than 800 music tracks and countless other additions to the long-running franchise. Here's everything we know so far about what could be the single-most anticipated game for the Nintendo Switch, from gameplay tweaks to new modes making their Smash Bros. debut. Now Playing: Watch this: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate debuts on the Switch 3:11 What is Smash Bros. and why is everyone freaking out? Since … [Read more...] about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: Everything we know after the new Nintendo Direct
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Super Smash Bros. for the 3DS isn't technically out yet in Japan...but some folks managed to get the game ahead of time anyway. And they're finding stuff that seems to prove the previous leak true. Obviously, if you don't want to be spoiled, you should stop reading right now. Otherwise! Read on. Right now, it seems like characters people are unlocking match up with some of what the leaks suggested. Namely, people like hamayama have found that Ness is an unlockable character: (Via neoGAF user Kewl0210) Another unlockable character: Falco. Dark/Black Pit: UPDATE: DUCK HUNT DOG! (via neoGAF) Here's footage of Duck Hunt Dog being discovered live for the first time/in action: UPDATE: Game and Watch Confirmed! UPDATE: Ganondorf UPDATE: Dr. Mario: UPDATE: And here's Wario: [via r/smashbros] UPDATE: Bowser Jr. and the Koopalings, who serve as alternate costumes: [via r/smashbros and NeoGAF] Jigglypuff: [via r/smashbros] UPDATE: Rob (via neoGAF) We'll update this post as we find … [Read more...] about People Are Starting to Unlock Secret Smash Bros. Characters [Update]
Super Smash Bros. Brawl is the problem child of the Smash franchise—at least when it comes to its esports scene. Not as quaint as Smash 64, as technically rich as Melee or as polished as Smash 4, Brawl is considered a fun but flawed game exclusively for casual players. So, while other competitive Smash scenes have blossomed over the years, Brawl’s has mostly festered. Brawl was never intended to be an esports phenomenon, but a small, passionate grassroots movement is stubbornly keeping the game’s pro scene alive. They’re fighting against Brawl’s relative unpopularity and some pretty questionable mechanics, but they adamantly argue that Brawl is ready for a resurgence. Top-ranked Brawl player Vishal “V115” Balaram first stumbled upon Brawl’s competitive scene months after its release in 2008. He was in high school, and every Friday he’d head to his buddy’s house after class to train. He studied videos of the character … [Read more...] about Fans Keep Trying To Revive Smash Bros.
Super Smash Bros. has traditionally cast a wide net across a divided audience who demand contradictory things from the blockbuster platform fighter. For its party-game fan contingent, Smash rains down Bob-ombs and Party Balls. For its fiercely competitive fan contingent, it flattens stages and removes platforms. In the past, Smash has catered to its split fanbase by making a middle-of-the-road fighting game that tries to appeal to everyone. The next game, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, seems to actually cater to everybody at each end of the spectrum for what seems like a massively crowd-pleasing iteration of the world’s most crowd-pleasing fighting game. Out December 7, 2018, Smash Ultimate reaches for single JoyCon players and, with Nintendo’s upcoming release of new GameCube controllers, competitive Smash purists. It’s fast, like pros’ beloved Melee, but also includes the trappings of Smash nostalgia with the return of the Saffron City stage, with refreshed … [Read more...] about Everything We Know About Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
No matter how tough things may get for Nintendo, it will always have the go-to franchises that guarantee the big bucks. Mario Kart, Zelda, Pokemon, and Super Smash Bros are arguably the biggest of those, which means that with Mario Kart 8 now out, the latest iteration of Nintendo's brawler could be the game that determines how high the Wii U will fly. If Mario Kart and Smash Bros can't sell a Nintendo console, nothing can.We won't know that for a while longer, but the 3DS version of Super Smash Bros should be an indicator of just how good it will be. Now it's here, the embargo has lifted, and the review scores are in, we can finally talk about the first half of one of this year's most anticipated games.So here's what you need to know...1. Afraid that the game has been cut for handheld? Breathe easyThere was some concern among fans early on that the 3DS version of Smash Bros might be compressed and 'light' compared to its Wii U counterpart, but you can rest assured that's far, far from … [Read more...] about 8 things you need to know about Super Smash Bros. for 3DS