The data miners have been hard at work on the recently released Super Smash Bros patch and have uncovered a few secrets. There are opening slots for three new characters and also 4 (2 Ω, 2 norm) stage slots, an increase of one each. However, it’s unclear from the data whether or not the Pirate Ship took two places. It should also be noted that the Super Smash Bros ballot ends tomorrow.
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Wayforward has started asking fans if they would vote for Shantae to get her included in Super Smash Bros on the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. In an email to backers Half-Genie Hero Director Matt Bozon has told fans that independent polls have put Shantae near the top with regards to the list of contenders for Super Smash Bros. Bozon admits that having Shantae in Super Smash Bros would give the character a much-needed boost and would secure the success of future Shantae titles. Will you be voting for her to appear in Super Smash Bros on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS?
We’ll have a full Shantae: Half-Genie Hero update for you VERY soon! But in the meantime we’ve got a special message from Half-Genie Hero Director Matt Bozon:
Hey Shantae fans! I hope you don’t mind my hijacking today’s Backer Update. But with only a few days left in the Smash Bros. Fighter Ballot, it seemed like a worthy cause. First, we’d like to say thank you to everyone for voting to include Shantae’s in the Super Smash Bros. series. Numerous independent polls have placed her near the top of the list of hopefuls! We don’t have any idea how these votes will be categorized and put to use, but any way you slice it this is great news for Shantae. Even being recognized as a contender will help with the future success of Shantae games. So thank you very much for choosing her!
If you’ve yet to cast your vote, or know someone who would like to see Shantae added to the Smash roster, please use the links below! As backers, you’re over 20,000 people strong. So you can make a real impact over the next few days. Just please remember that win or lose, it’s all for fun! We’ve had a lot of fun speculating, making concepts, and sharing ideas with you. Good luck and keep voting!
As you may well know, Splatoon has been doing really well since its release at the end of the May. So well in fact, that it has sold more copies in Japan in its first 14 weeks than Super Smash Bros. Wii U did in the same time-frame.
Here’s the figures:
However, it’s yet to outdo the lifetime sales of Super Smash Bros. Wii U in Japan – Splatoon has currently sold 610,000 units against Smash Bros. Wii U selling around 670,000 units. There’s plenty of time for Splatoon to catch up though, as it was released almost six months after Smash Bros. Watch this space!
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Gonzalo “ZeRo” Barrios the currently unbeatable Super Smash Bros Wii U champion has announced that he has joined eSports organisation Team SoloMid. Over the past nine months ZeRo has won every major Super Smash Bros Wii U tournament including EVO and APEX. Here’s what he had to say about joining the team.
“TSM is my favourite eSports team. You see, I’m actually a League of Legends player and a fan of many different personalities. My favourite player in the scene is Dyrus, so my favourite team is TSM. I’ve been keeping up with them long before the LCS was even a thing.”
Update: It was a fake
There are images of a Dr. Mario themed stage for Super Smash Bros that are currently making their way around the web. It is interesting that they have appeared today when we heard news of the massive Super Smash Bros update which is due to arrive on July 31st. The images originated from 4Chan, but they do look reasonably legitimate. Guess we shall have to wait and see.
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Nintendo has confirmed today that there will be a gigantic Super Smash Bros update for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U coming on July 31st. The new update brings with it new stages, Mii Fighter costumes, a new tournament mode, and much more. Some of it will be free DLC and other parts of it will be paid DLC. The Mii Fighter costumes include one for King K. Rool from the Donkey Kong Country series and Chrom of Fire Emblem. Here’s what will be available on July 31st.
• Parka costumes, which can be used by all three Mii types
• King K Rool costume for Mii Fighters
• Chrom Costume for Mii Fighter
• Hyrule Castle 64 Stage
• Peach’s Castle 64 Stage
• Tournament Mode
• Ability to save and post replays to YouTube
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Reports are coming in via Twitter that Nintendo has suddenly decided to trademark King K. Rool’s name. This has prompted many to speculate that he will be the chosen fighter from the Super Smash Bros ballot. There was a lot of initial support for the villain in the Donkey Kong Country SNES series. Looks we shall have to wait for the official announcement.
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