A recent Reddit poll has named Shantae as the most-wanted new fighter in Super Smash Bros. With more than 2,000 votes cast, the half-genie hero led with more than 10 percent of the votes, although some popular choices such as King K. Rool, Splatoon’s Inkling and Waluigi were not included in the ballot, mainly due to the poll organizer’s belief that some characters were “deconfirmed” at the time.
Shantae, who has starred in multiple Nintendo titles, finished with more than double the number of votes of second-place finisher Shovel Knight. Smash Bros. veterans Wolf, Snake and Golden Sun’s Isaac round out the top five. If you have yet to cast your ballot in the official Smash Bros. Fighter Ballot, you can share your thoughts with developers, here. Remember, the official ballot closes on October 3, 2015.
Professor Layton may eventually be making an appearance in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. This rumor stems from voice actor Christopher Robin Miller’s IMDB page, which says he’s voiced lines for the professor in the English version of the fighting game. A fan chased Miller down on Twitter to ask whether the info on IMDB was accurate, and he responded in the affirmative. Before we jump to any conclusions, it might be a good idea to wait from an official confirmation from Nintendo or even Professor Layton developer Level-5.
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There’s a video circulating the internet which shows a hacker playing as all the downloadable content characters in Super Smash Bros Wii U without purchasing them. The actual DLC characters weren’t included on the disc but were made available via a patch, which is presumably how he has managed to unlock them.
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Pokemon fans in Europe will be able to get their hands on the Mewtwo amiibo starting October 23. Although Mewtwo is the first DLC character in Super Smash Bros. to get its own amiibo, all playable characters in the fighting game will eventually have corresponding interactive figures, including Lucas, Roy and Ryu. In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, players can customize their amiibo by adjusting its attack, defense and speed stats.
Alph was going to be a standalone clone character in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Obviously, that idea didn’t make it into the released product. Instead, series director Masahiro Sakurai decided to make the Pikmin 3 explorer appear as a palette swap for Olimar in the fighting game, where he shares the same exact moveset as the captain. Both characters can pluck Pikmin creatures from the ground and attack by throwing them at opponents.
Oh dear! Well, as many of you expected the Dr. Mario stage leak for Super Smash Bros was an elaborate fake. The perpetrators behind the leak took to Twitter to announce their involvement in the ruse. To be honest it was rather a good fake, but it doesn’t appear as though we will be getting that Dr. Mario stage we had secretly been waiting for.
A brand-new update for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is now available to download. Version 1.1.0, which must be applied prior to using the game’s online multiplayer features, adds the highly-anticipated Tourney modes. The update also implements functionality to post replays to YouTube and new downloadable content that can be purchased, including new stages and costumes. A full list of what the update brings can be read below:
- Users will be able to purchase newly added downloadable content.
- Added Community and Regular Tournament Modes.
Users can create custom rules and duration of Community Tournaments.
Users can also advertise their tournaments in the Tourney Community in Miiverse.
- Added functionality to post replays to YouTube.
Replays can be viewed on YouTube and the Replay Viewing Community in Miiverse.
*Users can only post their own content.
*A Google account is required in order to use this feature. Please click here for information on how to create a Google account. (This will direct you to an external site)
- Adjustments have also been made for a more pleasant gaming experience.