A few of you have been in contact to say that the luxurious Super Smash Bros soundtrack CDs have already begun shipping in Europe. The soundtrack CD has already been sent out to a number of you in the United States, but those of us in Europe have been waiting for them to ship.
I know a few of you from the United States have contacted me to say that their Super Smash Bros Club Nintendo CD has shipped, but those of us here in Europe are still waiting. Anyway, NeoGAF member Vanillalite has taken some good quality photos of the CDs and the packaging that accompanies them. I hope those of you who’ve received theirs are enjoying them.
Super Smash Bros creator Masahiro Sakurai has revealed in his weekly column in Famitsu that he is a great fan of PC gaming service Steam. Sakurai thinks it’s the best online shop available on video game platforms with some great sales and unique community based features. Sakurai then explained just how much he loves the service and the features and prices it offers consumers. It’s unlikely that he will make a game for the platform, but he’s certainly very impressed with it.
“It’s become mandatory that each platform has its own built-in [digital] shop. So among those, which online shop is superior and offers the most incentive to buy from it? I would answer, ‘Steam.'”
“When someone opens Steam, depending on their purchase and viewing history, suggested titles pop up. And there are sales almost every day with massive deals.” Sakurai observed. “The changes vary, making me check in frequently.”
“I write this because on varying levels, I have complaints with every other online shopping format.” Sakurai said in conclusion. “While there are limitations for each platform, perhaps those in development of shopping apps could take a page from Steam’s playbook?”
I’ve heard that Nintendo of America is currently in the process of shipping out Super Smash Bros CDs to those who registered both the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS versions of Super Smash Bros. I’m not from the US so I can’t verify this, but it would make sense that they’re shipping them now as we all registered the games a while back. Have you received an email from Club Nintendo?
Thanks, Nickolas K
Some people were overjoyed by the news and some were dismayed at the possibility of Rayman joining the Super Smash Bros roster. Well it all turned out to be an elaborate fake as the person behind it has come forward and revealed how he created it. So yeah, you can now breathe a sigh of relief, as Rayman won’t be coming to Super Smash Bros on the Wii U.
Thanks to everyone who sent this in.
This comes direct from 4Chan so whether its legitimacy can be trusted remains to be seen. The fairly convincing off-screen images show that Rayman could be joining the Super Smash Bros roster as possible downloadable content. You may remember that a Nintendo Canada employee implied that Rayman would be a playable character in Super Smash Bros. This was back in August.
Thanks, Rubberyen and Will
Understandably the pressure of developing Super Smash Bros for both Nintendo 3DS and Wii U has take its toll on its creator, Masahiro Sakurai. Famed for saying that he won’t make another Smash Bros game again, he took to his column in Weekly Famitsu to once again say that development has understandably been tough. However, he does admit that he’s very lucky to work on such a popular franchise.
Hello, Mr. Sakurai. It sounds like development of Smash Bros. was really, really hard. Reading your column sent shivers up my spine. I’ve never seen you so worn out. It made me appreciate the new Smash Bros. more than ever.”
“It was very tough this time around… I doubt I’ll be able to go on making games if it continues like this. But, I consider myself lucky that so many people seem to enjoy [Smash Bros.]”