All posts tagged: Super Smash Bros.

Smash Bros Gain a Few New Siblings, Round Out Family

Smash Bros, those two words which drove an entire generation of gamers to discover just what would happen if Mario and Link ever met in combat. Also Donkey Kong was there, and Pikachu…Peach, Ness, Kirby, the roster has accrued more and more faces throughout its lifetime. The advent of DLC was therefore a blessing for Smash as it has been for fighting games the world over, I’m looking at you Street Fighter. Well my friends, the Wii U and 3DS character sheets have reached their end, with the final three fighters lunging into the spotlight in a special Nintendo presentation. First off, the Buster Sword wielding amnesiac himself, Cloud Strife was announced previously with the promise of more news to come. Well the mysterious news in question has now been made less mysterious, two new fighters will be joining the fray. Allow me to elucidate. In this corner, weighing in at I have no idea from parts brand new, bolstering the Fire Emblem crew; the knight with a hidden might, the barefoot brawler who should’ve …

Megaman.EXE Makes Debut As One Of Eight New Mii Fighter Costumes Released For Super Smash Bros.

The latest addition of the high-popular crossover fighting title Super Smash Bros., alongside a new cast of memorable fighters, also feature the option to add yourself into the fray as your very own character through the use of your own personal Mii. Creating, personalising, and dressing your Mii turns it into it’s very own playable character and the game doesn’t get more enjoyable than being able to beat your friends up as, well…yourself! Like any game that features customisable characters, Super Smash Bros. has been releasing costume for the Mii Fighters ever since the new game first got released and they simply havn’t stopped. The latest wave of these costumes is mighty and, upon announcement, have all been made available to purchase in-game. Announced alongside two new fighters; Street Fighter’s Ryu and Fire Emblem’s Roy, these eight costumes will have fans of Mega Man Battle Network, Splatoon, and Virtua Fighter alike simply shaking in delight. The list is as follows: Mega Man Battle Network – Megaman.EXE (Gunner) Mega Man X – Zero (Swordfighter) Animal Crossing …

Next Wave Of Amiibo Announced – R.O.B, Duck Hunt Duo, Falco, Game & Watch, Mii Fighters and Others

NOT announced through Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. livestream event which ended a few hours ago but announced none the less are a new wave of Amiibo for the crossover brawler that are set to hit shelves this September. Nintendo’s Amiibo have quickly become some of the most sought-after pieces of video game merchandise/peripherals in modern times and, as a man who collects them, I can absolutely see why. If you don’t know what the Amiibo are, well…maybe you’ve been living in complete solitude for a while. They’re these awesome little figurines based on characters from some of Nintendo’s newer titles like Super Smash Bros., Mario Party 10, and Splatoon. Like Skylanders or Disney Infinity, once purchased, these can interact with certain games and unlock new things like costumes, stages, etc. Nintendo have announced the next wave of these interactable figures ahead of E3 and the list is actually pretty great: Alongside the likes of R.O.B., The Duck Hunt Duo, Mr. Game & Watch, and Falco who’re all shown above are a set of three Amiibo …

Looking for a Challenge – Roy and Ryu Officially Join the Super Smash Bros. Roster

Though I’m sure you’ve all heard the news that everyone’s boy Roy, along with newcomer Ryu, were set to join in the cross franchise chaos of Super Smash Bros., said news has now been unequivocally 100% most certainly confirmed. Without a doubt…it’s happening…I think you get the picture. In their special Smash Bros. only E3 press video, Nintendo showcased just how these fighters will dispense their own unique brands of justice against those who are unfortunate enough to cross them. Harkening back to his former move set, Roy will bring some explosive swordsmanship into the fray, bearing similarities to his fellow Fire Emblem representatives. That being said, Roy has apparently spent his days in exile training, bringing with him an increase in power that is sizeable enough for Nintendo to mention…so I’d keep an eye out in battle.  It was also specifically stated that Roy’s sword carries more power towards the base of the blade, so you’ll need to get up close and personal to really deal out the pain. Final Smash wise, Roy brings …

Leaked Videos Confirm Roy And Ryu As Upcoming Playable Characters In Super Smash Bros. For Wii U And 3DS

The Electronic Entertainment Expo, also known as E3, is coming up and with the large event comes a whole bunch of exciting video game news from across the board. Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, they all bring their best to the yearly exhibition which means they usually save the very best news to release it when the whole gaming world is watching, but no company is safe from leaks and the general gaming audience loves it when a huge piece of news drops before scheduled time. Two short videos have now begun circulating the web which show both Ryu from Capcom’s incredibly popular fighting series Street Fighter and Roy from Intelligent Systems‘ famed RPG Fire Emblem going head-to-head with the already sizeable cast of the new Super Smash Bros. title which has been available for the Nintendo Wii U and 3DS for quite some time. These videos have come about thanks to the early release of the game’s next big update which has now been made available in Japan…not on purpose, of course. As with any added content, the …

Mother 3’s Lucas Hits Super Smash Bros. For The Wii U and 3DS This June

Announced back in April thanks to the high demand for his return, Mother 3’s Lucas will once again return to the battlefield in Nintendo’s latest crossover fighting title Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U and the 3DS. Originally making his debut on the Wii as a part of the large character roster for Super Smash Bros. Brawl, it seemed as though Lucas was going to be left out of the latest iteration of Nintendo’s smash hit, no pun intended. Fans, once noticing his lack of presence in the new game, went wild demanding that Nintendo bring Lucas back for another round. Despite never being released outside of Japan, Mother 3 is a much-loved game the world over and it pains fans to see the star of the game not featured in the new roster. Well Nintendo announced only a few days ago that Lucas will be released as DLC for the new game worldwide on the 14th of June. In less than a week players from across the globe will be able to, once …

Smash with Style – New Mii Fighter Suits Announced for Super Smash Bros.

With news of new fighters, ballots to find new fighters and…some other third thing, partakers of the Super Smash Bros. may find themselves wondering; what about Mii? Well, first of all, congratulations on such a well contructed question that relates to both me (a term for self identification) and Mii (the personalised Nintendo character). Secondly, I would point out that Nintendo Direct brought along with it the promise of some new costumes to adorn said Miis. Set for an April 15th release, the new costumes may be purchased individually or in a nifty little bundle. So prepare to don your Mii in such classics as Majora’s Mask, Link’s Outfit, Proto Man’s Helmet or a simple SSB T-Shirt. After all, just because your beating you opponents senseless, it doesn’t mean you can’t look good doing it. -30-

A New Challenger Approaches? – Cast Your Vote on the Smash Bros. Fighter Ballot

Since its inception, Super Smash Bros. has stood out as your premium location to pit icons against each other in a no holds barred beatdown. From the original roster of 12, each iteration has added more and more friendly faces to this less-than-friendly environment, adding a nice variety to the mayhem. However, with their being so many to choose from, there are most certainly a few characters who have been overlooked in the selection process. But there’s nothing we can do about that…right? Wrong. During the latest Nintendo Direct, it was announced that a new website known as Smash Bros. Fighter Ballot (that can be conveniently found here) has been created. As one may imply from the title, said site allows people to suggest fighters that they believe should be included in the franchise. With a closing date of October 3rd, there’s more than enough time to dig through your memories and recall that one particular face you want to see added to the roster. So what are you waiting for? Tap those keys and cast your …

New Amiibos Announced: Greninja, Zero Suit Samus, Ganondorf, Etc.

As of right now in the world of Pop Culture I think it’s safe to say that Nintendo’s line of interactive figurines, the Amiibo, are one of the hottest and most sought-after items of the entire video game industry. Not only are they fantastically high-quality items suitable for display purposes only but they make playing games like the new “Super Smash Bros.” so much more enjoyable. Being able to fight against or alongside your little Amiibo buddy is such an incredible experience similar to that of the “Skylanders” series but perfected by the brilliant brains at Nintendo. Look, I know you all understand just how great the Amiibo’s are but I need some sort of “ramp up” to the incredible news that’s ahead. Announced today, through April’s Nintendo Direct Presentation, is the new wave of Amiibo figures which will be coming across the months of May, June and July. Set for a release on the 29th of May are the Greninja and Jigglypuff Amiibo, in June you’ll be seeing the release of the Zero Suit …

Super Smash Bros. For Wii U and 3DS – Mewtwo To Be Released This April

I can guarantee every single time “Super Smash Bros.” is brought up, either around your friends or around strangers that share your love, the eventual release of Mewtwo as a playable character will always be brought up. After months and months of hearing about Mewtwo’s eventual return to the battlefield, it’s through the latest Nintendo Direct Presentation that we finally get some information about it’s release. Kicking off the presentation in a huge way was a video of Mewtwo in all of its “Super Smash Bros.” glory followed up by the official announcement of it’s release date. You wont be waiting very long to play as Mewtwo because, come the 29th of April, it’ll be released for everyone to enjoy with those of you who purchased both the Wii U and 3DS version of the game getting your download codes on the 15th. This piece of information was very vague because it could be taken in a couple of ways: Either you’re given the code on the 15th to be used on the 29th or …

Super Smash Bros. For Wii U and 3DS – Lucas Announced As DLC Character

Can you believe it?! It’s actually happening! As a fan of Ness, “Earthbound” and everything the “Mother” series has to offer, the addition of Lucas to the “Super Smash Bros. For Wii U and 3DS” character roster has made me immeasurably excited! In fact, I can barely type this article because of how much I’m shaking right now. It’s the beginning of April and it doesn’t just mark the month of my birthday but a month that happens to feature another exciting Nintendo Direct Presentation which, at the time of writing this article, is currently underway. Kicking off the presentation was that of a section dedicated to “Super Smash Bros. For Wii U and 3DS”. As excited as people were to see that Mewtwo is definitely coming to the game sometimes soon, I was even more excited to hear that “Mother 3’s” protagonist Lucas will, once again, return to the battlefield. Set to be made available in two months time, sometime in June of this year, Lucas will come to us all as paid DLC …

Japan Is Hosting The Very First Amiibo-Only Super Smash Bros. Tournament

Do you remember, reader, there was a special little Amiibo that was put into an official Super Smash Bros. for Wii U tournament late last year that absolutely dominated most actual players it came across? You should, it was some pretty hefty news and wildly startling. Waveshine, the Fox Amiibo, made it all the way to the Losers Semi-Finals only to then be beaten by a clearly superior human play. Fact is; this little figurine fought in place of its owner and shocked the entire tournament by proving to be so much better than expected. I’m sure, if you’ve got an Amiibo, you’ve gone up against it and I’m sure, if you’ve levelled it up enough, you sometimes simply cannot stand a chance against it. If you think your Amiibo is unbeatable, which I’m sure some of you do, than pack all your stuff up and move yourself on over to Japan before the 14th of the month because the great country will be hosting the very first Amiibo-only Super Smash Bros. tournament. If there’s …

Nintendo Announces The Next Wave Of Amiibo Intractable Figures

Last night the first Nintendo Direct presentation of the year aired and with it came some fantastic news that has indicated to as all that 2015 may truly be another ripper of a year for Nintendo. Not that anyone truly thought differently. The Amiibo craze has picked up heavily around the world with most, if not all, players of the new “Super Smash Bro.” literally sprinting out of their houses to grab themselves a figure of their favorite character. Too bad Nintendo has chosen to spot production on certain characters which has now made them extremely hard to find. Heading down to the local store the only characters purchasable now are Mario and Luigi so as soon as you read the news I’m about to type, I suggest you begin making preparations for how you’re going to grab yourself the figures from this new batch. You’re not going to want to miss out. Hitting shelves on April the 24th in Europe and Japan on April the 29th is the next wave of Amiibo figures which …

Super Smash Bros. For The Wii U Will Be Heading To Australia and Europe Early

Here’s some good news for a Monday morning; over the weekend Nintendo Australia reveal to the world that the upcoming Wii U release of the brand-new ‘Super Smash Bros.’ title will be coming to Australia and Europe a little earlier than originally planned. Initially announced to be hitting local shelves in both Australia and Europe in the early days of December, the highly-anticipated brawler title will now be made available to purchase on the 28th of THIS month with the digital version being released on the 29th. It’s only a slight date change but I don’t think that makes it any less exciting. If there’s one thing video game audiences love it’s an early release and I can’t think of a better game to deliver to gamers early. Everything else regarding the Australian And European release will stay the same. I’m, of course, referring to any special editions of the game you can purchase and things of that caliber. It is strictly the release date that has changed. Head into your local video game retailer, …

Super Smash Bros. For Wii U – 50-Fact Extravaganza Video

Guys! Girls! ‘Super Smash Bros. For The Wii U is only a month away! Yeehaw! I don’t even have a Wii U and I’m still excited for this upcoming game but that’s just because I have the spare keys to my friend’s houses and can get to their consoles at any time, just…don’t tell them. OK? To celebrate the game to come, Nintendo hosted another one of its much-loved streams. This stream was extremely exciting because it is where the company would reveal 50 facts about the Wii U version of the game that fans didn’t already know. Unfortunately, because it was a live stream, some people around the world didn’t get a chance to watch it but that’s OK because Nintendo have done the world another huge solid and released the video for everyone to watch whenever and wherever they’d like. Yosha! Now Nintendo covered a lot in this stream and it went for a full half hour so sit back, relax, maybe make yourself a cup of coffee and enjoy what is to …

Super Smash Bros. For The 3DS – Review

Arguably, the latest addition to the ‘Super Smash Bros.’ series of crossover fighting video games is the most anticipated of its legendary lineage. It may be that the internet has grown and hype is now something that explodes and expands beyond all fathomability. It may be that we’re just more excitable in this day and age. It may also be that Nintendo have been secretly drugging us to become more addicted to their games. Regardless of all that, I believe it’s that it is the first of the series to come to a handheld console. That, alongside some other seriously impressive factors like upgraded graphics and large character roster, has made the game so sought after and, now that it is released and I’ve been playing it, I can see exactly why. Not that I didn’t have an idea about it beforehand. The original ‘Super Smash Bros.’ hit the Nintendo 64 just over fifteen years ago back in 1999 and ever since then the series has just gotten better with each new title. Featuring fan …

Super Smash Bros. For The Wii U – Official Release Dates Revealed

Barely a week after the release of ‘Super Smash Bros. For The 3DS’, a game that was met with what I’d consider global elation, Nintendo have announced the official release dates for the upcoming console version of the game which has been similarly titled ‘Super Smash Bros. For The Wii U’. Featuring high definition graphics and certain exclusives not featured in the 3DS version of the game, ‘Super Smash Bros. For The Wii U’ is arguably one of this years most anticipated Wii U titles and it’ll be hitting local shelves around the world before the end of the year. North America will be getting the Wii U version first on the 21st of November with Europe and Japan getting it on the 5th and 6th of December respectively. What makes this announcement even better is that Nintendo also gave the world some information regarding regional bundles that can be purchased. North American gamers can purchase ‘SSB’ in a bundle that comes with a Gamecube controller and an adapter. European gamers can purchase two different …

Hands On With Super Smash Bros. For Wii U – EB Expo 2014

Something I’m sure you all know is that the new ‘Super Smash Bros.’ video game title has been the talk of the globe for the last few months with fans of the fighter waiting in heavy anticipation for the new game to be released. Nintendo, being who they are, released a demo for the game about a week or so before the games actual release and it seemed as though it was just enough to whet peoples appetites and boost what already was a bullet train of hype. Australian gamers were delivered good news with Nintendo announcing that ‘Super Smash Bros.’ for both the 3DS and Wii U will be playable at the 2014 EB Expo which, at the time of writing this article, has just passed. This would have been so much more exciting for those waiting for the game if the 3DS version of it wasn’t coming out the Saturday of the event. Before us here at SnapThirty even reached Sydney Olympic Park to attend, we had already gotten our copies of the …

Super Smash Bros. For 3DS and Wii U – Let’s Check Out The Full Roster

Today started off really well, reader. I woke up, I had myself a coffee and some toast, I started answering e-mails and then I remembered that Japan will be getting the new ‘Super Smash Bros.’ game for the 3DS on Saturday…yeah, what a way to wreck what would have been a nice morning. Don’t get me wrong; I love Japan and the Japanese people, my gripe comes from the deep and violent jealousy I feel because they’ll be getting the new ‘Smash Bros.’ a month before everyone else. I thought I was a grown up and I could wait for things like video games but it turns out when it comes to titles like this…I want to be the first to have it. Putting my petty  envy aside, the real point of this article is to detail the leaked character roster image which has come straight from an unknown Japanese gamer who has managed to get themselves an early copy of the game. Not only that, they have also already finished the game and unlocked …

Shulk Of ‘Xenoblade Chronicles’ Fame Joins New ‘Super Smash Bros.’

Feel the power of the Monado! Shulk from the much loved Wii video game title ‘Xenoblade Chronicles’ has just been announced as the latest addition to the upcoming ‘Super Smash Bros.’ character roster and fans are absolutely loving it! It was but a week ago that someone with early access to the game leaked a couple of images of the in-game character selection menu which happened to feature a couple of extra character not yet announced. I chose to focus on the fact that Ness will make a return but it seemed as though the rest of the internet instead decided to focus on a little guy named Shulk, main character of ‘Xenoblade Chronicles’ and the wielder of the extremely powerful Monado blade. Well Nintendo came out today and release both a batch of screenshots and an announcement trailer for Shulk, confirming his inclusion in the game and dismissing all doubt placed upon that particular ‘leaker’ and his/her ‘believability’. The new game is set for a release on the 13th of September in Japan, the …

Welcome Back To The Battlefield, Meta Knight! Character Confirmed For New “Super Smash Bros.”

Did you really think they WOULDN’T  bring him back? No, of course not! Everybody loves Meta Knight and not just because he’s just a bad-ass Kirby…well, maybe a little bit. The official website for NIntendo’s upcoming ‘Super Smash Bros.’ title for the 3DS and Wii U was updated today to include some screenshots, each of which focusing on an old character that we’re glad to see return to the battlefield: It’s none other than Meta Knight himself! With no re-introduction trailer having been released, fans will just have to be happy with the new screenshots showing this combat veteran in action. Returning with all his very own moves, obviously with slight changes to adjust balancing issues, Meta Knight is once again a force to be reckoned with, but that’s obviously isn’t it? The new game is set for a release on the 13th of September in Japan, the 3rd of October in North America/Europe and the 4th of October in little ol’ Australia. -30-

“Fire Emblem: Awakening” Stars Join The New “Super Smash Bros.” Roster Alongside Veteran Fighter Captain Falcon

We’ve been waiting for some new characters to be announced for the upcoming party brawler ‘Super Smash Bros.’ for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, well here they are! Nintendo, through a live streaming event, released a brand-new character introduction trailer for the upcoming fighting game but, to the delight of audiences around the world, it wasn’t a trailer only introducing a single character like the teaser for this stream detailed…no, we got something much more than that! Lucina, Robin AND Captain Falcon have now been confirmed as playable characters for the new game! Robin, in case you are a little confused as to who this actually is, is the main character from the ‘Fire Emblem: Awakening” game. This character is one that you customize to your liking, making it look however you want it to and naming it after yourself, if you so wish. He/She alongside the game’s mysterious protagonist Lucina will come together for ‘Smash Bros.’ to fight the forces of evil on whatever stage it is they choose…also, Captain Falcon who puts …