Sakurai Says Takamaru Would Have Been Playable In Smash Bros If He Were Better Known

Super Smash Bros creator Masahiro Sakurai has revealed that Takamaru almost made the cut for Smash Bros but the team decided against it as they assumed he wasn’t really well-known enough. In the very same video interview Sakurai also said that he is aware of some of the most outlandish requests for Super Smash Bros on Nintendo’s very own social network, Miiverse. Fans have been asking him to include everyone from Spongebob to Goku.

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Sakurai Says Mewtwo DLC Release Date To Be Announced Soon

Super Smash Bros creator Masahiro Sakurai has reassured fans that the Mewtwo DLC will be coming to Super Smash Bros very soon. The news was announced during a Japanese stream which featured the legendary Smash Bros designer. Sakurai says the Mewtwo DLC is basically nearly finished, so all we’ve to do is patiently wait.

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Nintendo Hosting Smash Bros Invitational Tournament At MCM Birmingham Comic Con

Nintendo will host an exclusive Super Smash Bros. Invitational tournament at this year’s MCM Birmingham Comic Con, bringing together thirty-two Super Smash Bros. for Wii U community players for a live head-to-head battle at the show.

Visitors to the show will not only get the chance to watch, but can also participate in a number of Super Smash Bros. tournaments and matches throughout the weekend which will take place on both New Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. Guests can also get their hands on exclusive items and limited edition stock as the Official Nintendo UK Online Store returns to the show on Saturday 21st March and Sunday 22nd March, at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham.

Thirty-two Wii U community players will go head-to-head in the Super Smash Bros. Invitational tournament, to battle it out live at the event. Two players will make it through to the grand finale, which alongside the quarter and semi-finals, will be streamed live on Twitch on Saturday 21st March starting from 2pm GMT, with the final at 4pm GMT.

It’s not just the community players who will be taking centre stage though, as Nintendo will also be hosting a number of tournaments, trials and matches across the weekend, available for all to participate in. Four-player Super Smash Bros. trials on the New Nintendo 3DS and Wii U gaming pods will be taking place throughout the weekend as well as on-stage exhibition matches hosted by the Nintendo comperes which will be themed at random. Guests can also experience the Super Smash Bros. amiibo functionality in an 8 player amiibo free-for-all tournament, as well as an amiibo team-up tournament where players team up with their amiibo to take on opponents, so don’t forget to bring your amiibo along to the show!

Those in attendance will also be able to get hold of limited edition merchandise and must-have items from the Nintendo Official UK Store including the Nintendo 3DS XL Majora’s Mask 3D Edition, the GameCube Controller Super Smash Bros. Edition and the GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U. Merchandise includes a Super Smash Bros. Wii U bundle plus the Villager amiibo, the New Nintendo 3DS XL Majora’s Mask 3D Edition with Skull Kid figurine, amiibo bundles including Yoshi, Pikachu and Samus with a carry case and much more.

Also at the event this year, the highly acclaimed Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate will be available to play on New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL for the first time at MCM Birmingham Comic Con. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate experts will be on hand to give live demonstrations of the game, run ‘Learn to Hunt’ sessions and answer any questions.

This year the Nintendo exhibition stand will also host a StreetPass area, so if you’re looking to meet new Mii characters, increase your StreetPass hits, or complete achievements and challenges, then don’t forget to bring your New Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 2DS systems.

Here’s A Good Look At The Super Smash Bros Club Nintendo CD

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.


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Super Smash Bros Creator Sakurai Is Very Impressed With Steam

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?”


Nintendo Of America Is Apparently Shipping Out Super Smash Bros CDs

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