Super Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai has popped onto Miiverse for his daily post to showcase another exclusive 3DS stage. The NES Balloon Fight stage was briefly shown during the Smash Bros. Direct earlier this month, along with Pokemon X and Y’s Prism Tower and Animal Crossing New Leaf’s Tortimer Island.
In his Miiverse post, Sakurai details that the stage will wrap around your fighter, allowing you to walk to one end and find yourself back on the other end of the screen, creating the same experience as the NES version – great for retro junkies and for getting the upper hand on enemies. Here’s what Sakurai said on Miiverse:
“Here’s a special stage exclusive to the 3DS version, Balloon Fight!! The stage loops on the left and right sides so you can walk off one side and appear on the other.”
Nintendo has released a new trailer for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. The video stars new challenger Greninja, the final evolution of Froakie from Pokemon X and Y. Although it was playable via the Pokemon Trainer in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Charizard will also be a selectable character with its own set of unique moves. Super Smash Bros for 3DS launches this summer, whereas the Wii U version will arrive in the winter.
In today’s Super Smash Bros. Direct, a couple of new features have been added, with one of these namely the custom move set. However, the move sets are only able to be used in online multiplayer with friends, local co-op mode or single-player mode. We’ll be hearing more about these in the future, so no doubt we’ll see a few in those daily Miiverse posts from the game’s director, Masahiro Sakurai.
Our favourite green dinosaur Yoshi has made a gleeful and triumphant return to Super Smash Bros, plus he’s had a few mechanical changes to boot. With his latest adventure on the 3DS in Yoshi’s New Island and his past appearances in games, it was quite clear he would make the character roster this time around. He joins Sheik and Zero Suit Samus from today’s Direct.
Today’s Smash Bros Direct has revealed the new Master Ball item will allow players to summon various Pokemon onto the field. As always, Master Balls should only be used in the rarest of circumstances within the Pokemon games. So it stands to reason that the Master Ball will only allow you to summon rare and legendary Pokemon, with Arceus highlighted in the Direct.
Super Smash Bros. has been penned for a 2014 release date for a good numbers of months now, but those who thought an official date could be on the cards in today’s Direct will just have to wait a little longer. According to a tweet from Japan’s Super Smash Bros. Twitter account, the Direct will only reveal a “rough release window” for the upcoming brawler. Many are under the impression Nintendo could be saving news of the official release date for E3 later this year. Here’s what the tweet says, translated by Siliconera.
“[Notice] We are currently not at a stage where we can announce a concrete release date; however, in tomorrow’s broadcast, we will be revealing a rough release window.”
Game director Masahiro Sakurai has reminded Super Smash Bros. fans over on Miiverse that the Nintendo Direct scheduled for later today will be “worth the wait”. Another Wii U screenshot joined his announcement on the Nintendo community boards, showing Pikachu climbing over the upgraded crates and gift box found within the game.
Sakurai says there will be plenty of new information in the Direct, but as expected he doesn’t drop any hints, though says it’s definitely not to be missed. We’ll be on hand to divulge all the new and juicy information, character reveals, or mechanical changes here on MNN as soon as it airs. You can catch the live stream from 3pm PT, 6pm ET or 11pm UK time and 12am CEST on the official Smash Bros. website or on the Nintendo website.
Isabelle from Animal Crossing: New Leaf has joined Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS as an Assist Trophy. According to Super Smash Bros. series director Masahiro Sakurai, the cheerful character will assist players with fresh-picked fruit from her town. Nintendo recently announced that a Super Smash Bros. Nintendo Direct will air on Tuesday, April 8th. The upcoming online presentation will provide new details on the forthcoming fighting game, which arrives later this year.
Game director Masahiro Sakurai has posted a new Wii U screenshot for Super Smash Bros. this morning, revealing another Zelda item. The Gust Bellows, which allows you to blow your opponents away, joins the previously announced Beetle and Fairy Bottle items for the upcoming brawler and, to a lesser extent, the Cuccos.
But this isn’t the end of new Zelda items as Sakurai mentions the most interesting will be reformulated for the fighting universe. Could Spirit Tracks or Skyward Sword’s whip be the next item? Feel free to speculate in the comments below. Here’s what the director said on Miiverse:
“The Gust Bellows can blow opponents away with its powerful wind blasts. When someone drops it, though, the gusts run wild! Out of the new items, more than a few will be from The Legend of Zelda series. We’ll take the most interesting and straightforward ones and reformulate them to match the Smash Bros. world.”
The 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.”