Super Smash Bros producer Masahiro Sakurai has revealed via Miiverse that Super Smash Bros for the Nintendo 3DS will feature a gorgeous Paper Mario Sticker Star themed stage. The newly announced stage is fragile so Sakurai hinted that strong winds will blow the stage away. He also revealed a second screenshot this time of a stage based on the S.S. Flavion from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. Here’s what Sakurai had to say.
Pic of the day. For the first time ever in the Super Smash Bros. series, here’s a Paper Mario stage! It’s made of paper, so strong winds will blow it away.
Since the stage is paper, it transforms when it folds over and opens up again. This ship is the S.S. Flavion from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.
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Super Smash Bros designer Masahiro Sakurai has revealed the final design for the bottom screen on the Nintendo 3DS version of Super Smash Bros. Sakurai says it took a long while to create because the bottom screen now displays images matching each game mode.
Pic of the day. For the first time ever, I present to you…the main menu for the 3DS version!! The icons are even animated. The design concept may look similar if you’ve played other games I’ve worked on. But we had a hard time making this one because…
The bottom screen displays pictures matching each mode! This was quite a task for the UI (User Interface) designers, but they made it happen. Kudos to them! You can tap the screen to look up additional info like how to play–complete with diagrams.
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Nintendo has announced that it has opened up a new Miiverse community called Camp Miiverse. The new board will see players participate in gaming events that span the entire of Miiverse. Tom, the moderator, says anyone is welcome provided they have the games that the team will be playing. Here’s what he had to say.
“Starting today for the next few weeks, we’ll be hosting gaming events that will span across Miiverse! Anyone can join as long as you have the games we’ll be playing. How it works: CHECK OUT our post where we’ll announce each day’s activity. We’ll post it right here in Camp Miiverse. PLAY the game! Try to beat our challenge! POST your screenshot proving you beat our challenge in THAT GAME’S COMMUNITY. Over there! Not here! RESULTS will be posted the next day. Events will generally be held every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. For Mondays and Wednesdays you’ll have all day to play, and events held on Fridays will run all weekend long.”
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Miiverse has had another minor update today and, as always, Marty has all the new details for us. For the first time, Miiverse users can now write posts and comments across multiple lines, meaning the “Enter” button on the keyboard can be used to create a new line – or paragraph – instead of an extra space. Rather than lumping all your text together, the update now allows structure to posts and comments, as can be seen in Marty’s post.
However, when viewing a list of posts, users will not be able to see line breaks. In order to see paragraphs, you’ll have to select the post. Plus, there’s a restriction on how many line breaks you can use in each post or comment – using too many will result in an error and you’ll have to reduce them.
The second minor update only affects the Wii U and 3DS versions, which now can show up to three of your favourite game genres on your profile page. Just head to your profile settings on your user page to select three.
Nintendo has updated Miiverse today and, as always, Marty is on hand to give us all the necessary details. The appearance of members’ most recent “Yeahs” on the activity feed – added in an earlier update – was frustrating for many regular Miiverse users, so Nintendo has added an option to disable Yeahs from appearing in the feed all together. You can locate the option to do so in your Miiverse settings from the user menu.
But if you’d rather see fewer Yeahs than disabling the option, Nintendo has now reduced the display amount, though members will see the full post instead on both Wii U and 3DS versions.
Further to these changes, an update to the web version of Miiverse is now live, where it matches the Wii U and 3DS versions, as well as including your favourite handwritten post. And finally, there’s also a new feature which allows users to embed a Miiverse post onto a web page – you’ll find the option available at the end of the specific post.
Nintendo has updated the Miiverse community once again and Marty is on hand to divulge the necessary details. Regular Miiverse members may have been heavily frustrated by the last major update which added a three-minute waiting time between comments on another member’s post. However, in today’s update it looks as if Nintendo has listened to many community members by reducing the wait between successive comments on posts to two minutes.
Alongside the reduced waiting time, members on the social channel will be able to use up to 400 characters in written comments. That means there’s plenty of space for hints, tips and explanations to friends on where to find that super important item in-game. Plus, there’s two other minor updates concerning your profile, where your activity feed now displays posts that your friends or followers have given a “Yeah!” to, as well as a notification screen that shows up to 50 notifications.
No doubt the reduced waiting time between posts will please many Miiverse users, but is it still too lengthy a gap to provide a natural flow of conversation? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
Nintendo has officially opened the Mario Kart 8 Miiverse community to members of the social networking channel. The community was originally only accessible to select members of the media and Nintendo employees, but is now open to the general public prior to the game’s release. Gaming retailers are reportedly selling the popular racing title early, despite its release in two days. You can begin posting in the community, here.