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Sakurai Teases Smash Bros Demo For Western Audiences, Plus Demo Footage

A Super Smash Bros. demo for the Nintendo 3DS hit the Japanese eShop earlier today, but the game’s director has since teased fans that the demo may yet come to the west. In his daily Miiverse post, Masahiro Sakurai shared details on the upcoming brawler’s demo, including the fixed rules on the Battlefield stage.

Further down his post, the director mentions that those “outside of Japan” should “stay tuned for more news about the demo”. Given the October 3 release date for Europe and North America, there’s still plenty of time to squeeze in a demo for fans. Plus, if you wish to view the demo in all its glory, you can check out Tilmen from Nintendomination’s footage in the video embedded above. Here’s what Sakurai said on Miiverse:

Users in Japan, you can now download the demo for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS! You can pick among 5 fighters with which to play. The stage is Battlefield, and the rules are fixed. There will be a few items and assist trophies available too. You can battle via local wireless, so have fun battling with your friends. For users outside of Japan, stay tuned for more news about the demo for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.


The only mode available on the demo version is Smash, but I also left open a feature called Tips. Just remember to tap that button. You’ll figure the rest out once you do.


Sakurai Teases Meta Knight’s Return With A Mii Fighter Outfit In New Smash Bros Screenshot

The eponymous trickster Masahiro Sakurai has been teasing fans once more in a new Super Smash Bros. screenshot. This time, the director has taken to Miiverse to show off some rather fetching outfits for the Mii warriors. As you can see from the image above, a Samus outfit is joined by a Meta Knight costume, hailing from the Kirby universe.

Many fans have speculated that this gentle tease from Sakurai could hint at the veteran fighter’s inclusion in the character roster. But with the 3DS version releasing October 3, time is steadily slipping away. Is there still room for Meta Knight in the huge character roster? We’d certainly assume so, but let us know if you think Sakurai’s placed a hefty hint with the screenshot in the comments below. Here’s what Sakurai said on Miiverse:

“Pic of the day. ‘Hello! I’m Samus, the intergalactic bounty hunter!’ ‘And I am Meta Knight, joining the battle!!'”


Little Mac Sports Pink Sweatsuit In Latest Smash Bros Screenshot, More Alternative Character Costumes Teased

Super Smash Bros director Masahiro Sakurai has shown off Little Mac’s alternative costume for the upcoming brawler in today’s Miiverse screenshot. Hot on the heels of Link’s alternative costume shown last week, Punch-Out!!’s Little Mac sports a rather fetching pink sweatshirt and trousers with his green boxing gloves, as teased previously in animated form in his introductory video. It’s a cool look for a mighty player, as Sakurai emphasises in his post:

“The pink sweatshirt looks really cool on Little Mac, so you can use that outfit in this game… How can a pink sweatshirt look so cool?”

But that’s not all the brawler’s director had to say, he also hinted that there are many things that have yet to be revealed. Whether he’s teasing more alternative costumes, we’ll just have to wait and see. Let us know what you think of Little Mac’s pink outfit in the comment section below. Here’s the additional tease Sakurai shared on Miiverse:

“Looks like some of you noticed that this version of Little Mac wasn’t shown at E3. There are many things, like Link’s Skyward Sword tunic design I posted earlier, that haven’t been revealed yet.”




Sakurai Shows Off Boomerang Item In New Smash Bros Wii U Screenshot

Super Smash Bros director Masahiro Sakurai has shown off a new item in today’s Miiverse post. The Wii U screenshot displays both male and female Wii Fit trainers mid-brawl with a powerful attack from the boomerang, first featured in Super Mario 3D Land. In his post on Nintendo’s social channel, Sakurai says the boomerang may be an easier item for fans to use in Smash Run.

The blue and white boomerang joins a host of new items for Super Smash Bros Wii U and 3DS, including the Fairy Bottle and Gust Bellows from The Legend of Zelda series. Here’s what the brawler’s director said on Miiverse:

“Here’s a new item that we’ve thrown in–the boomerang. As you’d guess, it’ll fly back into your hands after you throw it, and if you keep catching it, its attack power grows with each throw! However, opponents can nab the boomerang out of the air, so it might be an easier item to use in Smash Run.”


Super Smash Bros. 3DS Screenshot Shows Comparison Between Character Outlines

smash_bros_3ds_outlinesThe brawler’s director Masahiro Sakurai is back for another update with the 3DS version for Super Smash Bros. Today, Sakurai has posted a comparison image, showing fans exactly how the black outline works to greater effect within the handheld edition. But if you’re not a fan of the black outlines, the director has confirmed that it can be customisable. A minute but crucial update. Here’s what Sakurai said on Miiverse:

“Here’s a comparison of characters with and without their outlines on the 3DS version. They also give off a different impression in 3D, so customize the look however you like.”


Super Smash Bros For 3DS Screenshot Reveals New Animal Crossing Stage


The latest Miiverse post from Super Smash Bros. series director Masahiro Sakurai has revealed a new Animal Crossing-themed stage. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS includes Tortimer Island, where the aged mayor plays a cameo role. Earlier this week, Sakurai confirmed that the twin sorceress sisters from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time appear in the 3DS version of the fighting game’s Gerudo Valley stage. Super Smash Bros. for 3DS is set to arrive this year.


Super Smash Bros. Combo Attacks Detailed In New Wii U Screenshot

Masahiro Sakurai has given fans of Super Smash Bros. a new gameplay mechanic detail in today’s Miiverse screenshot. The Wii U image showcases Fox and Samus battling on stage, but gone are the days when mashing the ‘A’ button to oblivion and back was the key to defeating an enemy.  Now, a string of combo attacks will slide into a neat finishing move, and was sneakily hinted at within Little Mac’s debut trailer. Here’s what Sakurai said on Miiverse:

“Now consecutive standard attacks will always transition into a finishing move. This is Fox’s finishing kick after his standard combo attack.”