The latest Nintendo Minute episode sees hosts Kit and Krysta engaging in an eight-player mode in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U with six of their friends. The newly-released fighting game lets up to eight players battle simultaneously on select stages in local multiplayer. The battles can be a combination of real-life players and amiibo. Available now in North America, the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros. launches in Europe on November 28th and in Japan on December 6th.
A number of new 3DS home menu themes are now available in the North American eShop. Much like Europe, 3DS owners can take their pick of six new themes, including four Super Smash Bros for 3DS themes and two Pokemon home themes featuring a sleeping Pikachu or Primal Kyogre and Groudon. So if you’d like to celebrate the release of Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire or Super Smash Bros this weekend, you can select any of the above themes for $1.99 US dollars each. For a closer look at the Smash themes, you can take a look at the link here, or for the Pokemon themes, click here.
Super Smash Bros for Wii U is released today in the United States, but unfortunately gamers in Japan will have to hang on a little longer for the fast paced brawler. To celebrate its upcoming release Nintendo Japan has uploaded two silky smooth 60fps Smash Bros commercials to tide eager gamers over.What do you think to them?
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Super Smash Bros. for Wii U has made its debut in North America. The fighting game is now available for purchase digitally for $59.99 via the Nintendo eShop, and it requires 15.6GB of free space to download. The Wii U version of Super Smash Bros. contains more than 50 new features, including an eight-player mode and the ability to build and share custom stages. It also offers several new modes such as Smash Tour: World Smash, in which players use items, spin a wheel and advance around a map. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U arrives on November 28th in Europe, November 29th in Australia and December 6th in Japan.
It sounds as though the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros has been a resounding success with critics. Super Smash Bros Wii U currently has a Metacritic score of 94 which is very impressive. This score is based on 13 critics so the score could drop or alternatively go up. Destructoid says that if you can only get one version of Super Smash Bros then the Wii U version is the definitive one.
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U delivers all of the rock-solid mechanics that the 3DS version gave us, with the joy of playing on a big screen with friends and a heap of worthwhile modes. It certainly doesn’t negate the greatness of the 3DS edition, but for those who have a bunch of friends anxious to Smash and can only get one, this is the version to get.
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Super Smash Bros creator Masahiro Sakurai has confirmed to Video Gamer that the Kyoto based company has no plans to release premium downloadable content for the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS versions. Sakurai says the reason behind this is that he wants fans to feel content that they’ve got the full version of each game.
“I understand that DLC could add a lot to the appeal of Smash Bros.,” Sakurai said, “and I appreciate that a major part of the excitement for these games come from which characters will appear in the roster, so I think fans could really enjoy DLC that could keep this excitement going. However, I think there might be criticism that we are cutting up content to sell characters one by one, or that we are adding things later that should have been there from the start.”
“Creating a single fighter involves a huge investment, and we’ve already been giving it our all and investing a lot of work in the characters currently available in the game and, I think it’s an incredible package in terms of the sheer amount of content in the game. But it might be that people may not understand and may think that I am not offering enough by just looking at DLC itself.
“In light of this, we always need to weigh up both sides of this topic and carefully consider whether it really is best to have DLC or not.”
“However, what I can say now about paid DLC is that we aren’t working on anything at the moment,” he continued. “We’ve put all our efforts into making the actual game. Creating DLC would involve large additional costs and require the involvement of a lot of people. I can’t yet give you an answer about whether the price would justify the costs and criticisms mentioned above.”
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Super Smash Bros for Wii U. It was only a few days ago since the game’s previous advert which showed off the 8-player battles. Now, the company has brought another advert for fans to feast their eyes on, reiterating that you’ve got to settle it in Smash. And it’s not just limited to Zac Efron as he tweeted earlier. You can view the latest advert in the video embedded above.
Nintendo of America is beginning to churn out the adverts for the upcoming brawler,