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Rumour: Super Smash Bros Full Character Roster Apparently Leaked

ness_smash_bros_leak#There are many official Super Smash Bros screenshots, as provided by the game’s director Masahiro Sakurai in his daily Miiverse posts, but there are also a few screens which have unofficially leaked. According to a post on the Nsider Forums, these screenshots apparently reveal the entire character roster for the latest Smash Bros instalment on Wii U and 3DS.

While we love a good juicy rumour here, the screens should be taken with a large pinch of salt, and thrown over the shoulder in good faith. Nevertheless, you can take a look at the images on the aforementioned forums, here.

For the less inquisitive, you can rest assured that the leaked images contain fan-favourite Ness, Dr. Mario, the return of Shulk, Bowser Jr, and – weirdly – Duck Hunt, as is pictured above. Wario also seems to be missing a pupil, but maybe that’s just a trick of  the eye. Let us know your thoughts on the leak in the comment section below.

Thanks to those who sent this in.

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Nintendo Europe Discounts Select Games For Smash Bros Veterans’ eShop Sale

smash_saleNintendo of Europe has detailed exactly which titles you can purchase in a special Super Smash Bros-inspired eShop sale. From August 21 to August 28, the eShop will offer discounts on select Nintendo 3DS and Wii U games to celebrate the hard-working veteran fighters in the upcoming brawler.

Last week, Nintendo of Europe hosted a special sale entirely dedicated to Smash Bros. newcomers. But their time is over, and the veterans have returned with up to 50 per cent off selected downloadable titles. And as a treat for Fire Emblem fans, the original and classic Game Boy Advance Fire Emblem game has arrived just in time for the eShop sale on the Wii U Virtual Console. All other discounted games can be found in the list below.

3DS eShop:

  • Fire Emblem: Awakening – €29.99 / £25.99 (was €44.99 / £39.99)
  • New Super Mario Bros. 2 – €35.99 / £31.99 (was €44.99 / £39.99)
  • Sonic Lost World – €23.99 / £20.99 (was €39.99 / £34.99)
  • 3D Classics: Kirby’s Adventure – €4.20 / £3.78 (was €6.00 / £5.40)
  • Donkey Kong (Game Boy, Virtual Console) – €2.79 / £2.51 (was€3.99 / £3.59)
  • Kirby’s Dream Land (Game Boy, Virtual Console) – €2.80 / £2.52 (was €4.00 / £3.60)
  • Kirby’s Dream Land 2 (Game Boy, Virtual Console) –  €2.80 / £2.52 (was €4.00 / £3.60)
  • Super Pokémon Rumble – €29.99 / £25.99 (was €44.99 / £39.99)

Wii U eShop:

  • New Super Mario Bros. U – €47.99 / £39.99 (was €59.99 / £49.99)
  • Sonic Lost World – €29.99 / £23.99 (was €49.99 / £39.99)
  • Pokemon Rumble U – €9.99 / £8.99 (was €14.99 / £13.49)
  • Donkey Kong (NES, Virtual Console) – €3.49 / £4.99 (was €4.99 / £3.49)
  • Kirby’s Adventure (NES, Virtual Console) – €3.49 / £4.99 (was €4.99 / £3.49)
  • Kirby’s Dream Land 3 (Super Nintendo, Virtual Console) – €2.80 / £2.52 (was €4.00 / £3.60)
  • Fire Emblem (Game Boy Advance, Virtual Console) –  €4.89 / £4.40 (will cost €6.99 / £6.29)

 

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Final Fantasy Explorers For 3DS Will Release December 18 In Japan

final_fantasy_explorers_scanFinal Fantasy Explorers for the Nintendo 3DS is set to release December 18 in Japan. News of the release date was confirmed via Japanese news site GamesTalk, along with a magazine scan uploaded over Twitter. Published by Square Enix, the action RPG will see players battling with many of the series’ ferocious monsters, as well as enable multiplayer action.

Aside from verifying a release date, the magazine scans also revealed new jobs to join the growing list; Time Mage and Ninja. For more information on the game’s upcoming features, you can check out the first gameplay video, here, shown last month during a Japan-only Direct. A western release for the latest Final Fantasy title is yet to be announced.

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Nintendo 3DS Homebrew Channel Imminent And Allows For Region Free Gaming

Smealum, the renowned French coder, has announced that a Homebrew Channel for the Nintendo 3DS is coming very soon. The new Homebrew Channel will work on current Nintendo 3DS firmware versions and should also allow you to play games from any region. However, you can’t run commercial or pirated 3DS ROMS.

  • It works on the latest 3DS firmware, unlike previous hacks that require outdated versions from a year and a half ago
  • This will not load commercial or pirated 3DS ROMs, only homebrew apps and games (though it will be able to run emulators like this SNES one for 3DS)
  • It will support North American, European, and Japanese systems
  • While Smealum hasn’t implemented region unlocking yet, he says “playing games from other region[s] should almost definitely be possible”
  • Presumably you’ll need a homebrew device to patch your system once Smealum releases the hack.
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Thorium Wars: Attack Of The Skyfighter Launches August 28 For 3DS eShop

Big John Games is gearing up to release its air fighter title, Thorium Wars: Attack of the Skyfighter, on the 3DS eShop next week. Arriving only in North America for the moment, while details of the European release are marked out, the sequel to the 2009 DSiWare title will bring players back into the Thorion war and feature a choice of three Skyfighter air crafts to pilot in a heated battle to save humanity.

Thorium Wars: Attack of the Skyfighter will also introduce players to three difficulty settings before taking on a mission, as well as numerous opportunities to earn combat medals in levels. There’s also a special boost manoeuvre enabling accurate dodging and an all-new charged shot mode for when players find themselves in a sticky situation.

Developed by 3PM Games, the sequel will arrive on the 3DS eShop on August 28 for North America, priced at $7.99. Check out the trailer above to see some of the air combat in action.

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Bandai Namco Reveals Seven Deadly Sins: Unjust Sin For Japanese 3DS

Bandai Namco has announced a new Japanese 3DS game based on the Seven Deadly Sins manga. Revealed in this week’s Famitsu magazine, the Seven Deadly Sins: Unjust Sin is an action adventure game and stars characters such as Gowther, Hawk, King, Ban, Diane, Elizabeth and Melodias – all familiar to fans of the manga series.

The title will reportedly feature a number of quests found at the in-game tavern, where players will then be able to train or strengthen their characters for subsequent battles. Fans will be pleased areas such as Baste Dungeon, Lyonesse Vicinity, and Dalmally Village will also make an appearance.

Though the 3DS game is yet to receive a release date, development is roughly 40 per cent complete. An animated series based on the manga will begin airing on October 5 – make sure you check out the teaser trailer above, which gives a few scant details on both the series and the game.

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Nintendo Minute Looks At School-Related Games

A new Nintendo Minute has gone live. The latest episode in the YouTube series looks at a couple of school-related games that deal with math and dodge ball. Super Dodge Ball and Donkey Kong Jr. Math are featured in the video – both of which were originally released on NES. Both titles are also available on the Virtual Console service for Nintendo 3DS via the Nintendo eShop.

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2014 Pokemon World Championships – A Look Back

The 2014 Pokémon World Championships is in the books and six Pokémon TCG and video game players are now Pokémon World Champions. The 11th annual invite-only tournament was more than winning or losing; it’s an event that showcases the incredibly strong and passionate Pokémon community. A look back video which played during yesterday’s Closing Ceremony perfectly exemplifies the passion and bond Pokémon players, fans, and supporters have.

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Check Out Zero Suit Samus’s Alternative Outfits For Super Smash Bros

samus_3ds_smash_brosSuper Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai has posted two new Wii U and 3DS screenshots showing off alternative outfits for Zero Suit Samus. In his daily Miiverse post, the brawler’s director mentioned Samus’s top and shorts combo from the Game Boy Advance’s Metroid: Zero Mission was drawn by a female designer – alleviating previous fan concerns that Samus was becoming overtly sexualised.

Aside from her well-designed outfits, sharp-eyed Smash Bros fans will recognise the arrival of a returning stage in the 3DS screenshot above. The original Metroid stage seen in previous Smash entries, Brinstar, will make an re-appearance in the 3DS version of the game. Here’s what Sakurai said for both screenshots on Miiverse:

“Looking at the number of days we have left for development, it would be an impossible task to create this… That’s what I told my staff. But thanks to the determination of her female designer, these Zero Suit outfits got completed in time. From the ending of Metroid: Zero Mission, here’s Samus in shorts!

“Here’s a look at the 3DS version. You can use the same outfit variations in both the 3DS and Wii U versions.”