There are many official Super Smash Bros screenshots, as provided by the game’s director Masahiro Sakurai in his daily Miiverse posts, but there are also a few screens which have unofficially leaked. According to a post on the Nsider Forums, these screenshots apparently reveal the entire character roster for the latest Smash Bros instalment on Wii U and 3DS.
While we love a good juicy rumour here, the screens should be taken with a large pinch of salt, and thrown over the shoulder in good faith. Nevertheless, you can take a look at the images on the aforementioned forums, here.
For the less inquisitive, you can rest assured that the leaked images contain fan-favourite Ness, Dr. Mario, the return of Shulk, Bowser Jr, and – weirdly – Duck Hunt, as is pictured above. Wario also seems to be missing a pupil, but maybe that’s just a trick of the eye. Let us know your thoughts on the leak in the comment section below.
Nintendo of Europe has detailed exactly which titles you can purchase in a special Super Smash Bros-inspired eShop sale. From August 21 to August 28, the eShop will offer discounts on select Nintendo 3DS and Wii U games to celebrate the hard-working veteran fighters in the upcoming brawler.
Last week, Nintendo of Europe hosted a special sale entirely dedicated to Smash Bros. newcomers. But their time is over, and the veterans have returned with up to 50 per cent off selected downloadable titles. And as a treat for Fire Emblem fans, the original and classic Game Boy Advance Fire Emblem game has arrived just in time for the eShop sale on the Wii U Virtual Console. All other discounted games can be found in the list below.
Super Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai has posted two new Wii U and 3DS screenshots showing off alternative outfits for Zero Suit Samus. In his daily Miiverse post, the brawler’s director mentioned Samus’s top and shorts combo from the Game Boy Advance’s Metroid: Zero Mission was drawn by a female designer – alleviating previous fan concerns that Samus was becoming overtly sexualised.
Aside from her well-designed outfits, sharp-eyed Smash Bros fans will recognise the arrival of a returning stage in the 3DS screenshot above. The original Metroid stage seen in previous Smash entries, Brinstar, will make an re-appearance in the 3DS version of the game. Here’s what Sakurai said for both screenshots on Miiverse:
“Looking at the number of days we have left for development, it would be an impossible task to create this… That’s what I told my staff. But thanks to the determination of her female designer, these Zero Suit outfits got completed in time. From the ending of Metroid: Zero Mission, here’s Samus in shorts!
“Here’s a look at the 3DS version. You can use the same outfit variations in both the 3DS and Wii U versions.”
The horrific and macabre Nightmare Wizard from the Kirby series has been confirmed as an assist trophy for Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS. The cunning villain – whose primary aim is to spread the gruesome, nightmarish visions throughout Dream Land – will take centre stage in the upcoming brawler and shroud the arena in complete darkness while the battle ensues.
The fearsome Kirby boss was announced by Super Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai in his Miiverse post today. The director comments on Nightmare Wizard’s stage presence, which will even force effects on CPUs, allowing them to fall or trip amidst the battle. Here’s what Sakurai said on Nintendo’s social network:
“Nightmare Wizard appears as an Assist Trophy! He will engulf the stage in darkness, and fighters will need to brawl blindly for a while. Look out for the effect before it goes dark, and play it to your advantage. Blinding and reversal effects even make the computer players mess up.”
Super Smash Bros. von Nintendo gewinnt den gamescom most wanted consumer award! Herzlichen Glückwunsch! #gamescom2014— gamescom (@gamescomcologne) August 15, 2014
Super Smash Bros for Wii U and 3DS has won the consumer’s choice award at this year’s Gamescom. Taking place in Germany, Cologne, the games convention began earlier this week and asked consumers what their “most wanted” title was from the array of games on show. Earlier today, the official Gamescom Twitter account revealed Nintendo’s upcoming brawler as the game of choice for avid gaming fans.
A number of other Nintendo games are up for awards from this year’s convention, including the colourful third-person shooter Splatoon as well as Yoshi’s Woolly World and Super Smash Bros. For the full list of the Gamescom 2014 nominees, you can check them out here.
Amongst the multitude of Super Smash Bros. news today, Nintendo has updated the upcoming brawler’s official website in relation to the Nintendo 3DS version. While we’ve known about the single player campaign for a number of months, details have been scarce for classic and stadium modes.
In particular, the website touches on information regarding Solo Classic mode’s branching paths, your fighter’s balance and a choice of 0-9 in intensity levels, as well as new information on Stadium’s sub-modes – Multi-Man Smash, Target Blast and Home-Run Contest. You can check out a run-down of all the information below, or check out the official site, here. Feel free to check out the gallery of screens below to get a feel for the different modes.
Solo Classic Mode
In Classic mode on the Nintendo 3DS, players choose different paths as they proceed along a map and fight against waiting CPU opponents.
There are many different kinds of matches, including one-on-one fights, team battles with CPU players both aiding and attacking you, matches where you must defeat opponents one after another or in groups, and even more.
When you win a match, you will receive a reward. Besides trophies and gold, you can also receive custom parts.
Fighter balance and intensity levels can be adjusted before starting a game, where you can use gold to adjust the intensity level. The higher the intensity, the stronger opponents will be, and the greater a player’s rewards will be when victorious.
There are three sub-modes in the Stadium: Multi-Man Smash, Home-Run Contest and the all-new Target Blast.
In Target Blast, players have a bomb that will explode 10 seconds after being hit. They must launch this bomb to destroy blocks and targets and score points.
Getting a good score depends on launching the bomb to areas rich with targets, getting the timing of the explosion just right, and using the explosive blocks found around the stage to maximum effect.
Along with the Smash-themed 3DS XL Limited Edition bundle, Nintendo of Europe has also announced it will hold a Smash-themed eShop sale to celebrate the many playable characters in the upcoming brawler. From this Thursday, August 14, until August 21 – just one week only – a whole host of downloadable retail and Virtual Console titles will be discounted by up to 50 per cent for new challengers.
But from August 21 – 28, a special sale for veteran fighters will let players get reacquainted with characters returning to the Super Smash Bros. series. To find out which titles will go on sale that week, stay tuned to Nintendo eShop, the Super Smash Bros. Facebook page or the Nintendo website.
The Super Smash Bros. Character Sale: New Challengers, as Nintendo have named the special eShop sale, will feature discounts on the following 3DS, 2DS and Wii U games from August 14 – 21:
Mii Fighter Challenger:
Tomodachi Life – 20% off at €31.99 / £27.99 (usually €39.99 / £34.99) for Nintendo 3DS & 2DS (Card/Download)
Wii Party U – 30% off at €31.49 / £24.49 (usually €44.99 /£34.99)
for Wii U (Disc/Download)
Animal Crossing: New Leaf – 30% off at €27.99 / £24.49 (usually €39.99 / £34.99) for Nintendo 3DS & 2DS (Card/Download)
Kid Icarus: Uprising – 30% off at €24.49 / £20.99 (usually €34.99 /£29.99) for Nintendo 3DS & 2DS (Card/Download)
Wii Fit Trainer:
Wii Fit U – 30% off at €24.49 / £20.99 (usually €34.99 / £29.99) for Wii U (Disc/Download)
Punch-Out!! – (Virtual Console – NES) 50% off at €2.49 /£2.24 (usually €4.99 / £4.49) for Nintendo 3DS & 2DS
Punch-Out!! – (Virtual Console – NES) 50% off at €2.49 / £1.74 (usually €4.99 / £3.49) for Wii U
Super Punch-out!!! – (Virtual Console – SNES) 50% off at €3.99 /£2.74 (usually €7.99 / £5.49) for Wii U
MEGA MAN 1-6 – (Virtual Console – NES) 50% off at €2.49 / £2.24 each (usually €4.99 / £4.49) for Nintendo 3DS & 2DS
MEGA MAN 1-6 – (Virtual Console – NES) 50% off at €2.49 / £1.74 each (usually €4.99 / £3.49) for Wii U
PAC-MAN – (Virtual Console – NES) 50% off at €2.49 / £2.24 (usually €4.99 / £4.49) for Nintendo 3DS & 2DS
PAC-MAN – (Virtual Console – NES) 50% off at €2.49 / £1.74 (usually €4.99 / £3.49) for Wii U