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Super Smash Bros. for 3DS – Sakurai Reveals Challenge Mode Panels

In the latest Pic of the Day post on Miiverse, Masahiro Sakurai confirmed that Super Smash Bros. for 3DS & Wii U players will be able to unlock panels by completing certain feats and conditions in the various Challenge Modes.

Here is the word directly from Sakurai:

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Pic of the day. A panel in the Challenges area will unlock everytime you clear a challenge. When you unlock a panel, you’ll see hints for unlocking panels directly adjacent to it on all sides. And this time, each panel will unlock pictures related to the challenge. This is tougher than it looks, you know? The challenges in the 3DS version are a little on the easy side, but the Wii U version challenges might be a bit trickier.

Hmm…just like the difficulty slider, this looks like another feature that was inspired by Kid Icarus: Uprising, which featured three different panels with dozens of unique challenges to complete. Some of them were very broad (finish a certain stage in the game), others were extremely specific (complete a level with a certain weapon and difficulty setting).

I hope this adds even more replay value to the single-player content in the 3DS version; it worries me a little that Sakurai confirms the handheld challenges won’t be as complicated. Why not? We can deal.

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Kenji Inafune and Inti Creates Discuss Azure Striker, Mighty Gunvolt DLC

In case you haven’t heard about it, one of the hottest upcoming titles on the Nintendo 3DS eShop is Azure Striker Gunvolt, Inti Creates’ flashy, action-packed side-scroller. It certainly helps that one of the game’s lead designers is none other than Kenji Inafune (Mega Man), and the gameplay is clearly reminiscent of the classic series.

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Anyway, those who download Azure Striker Gunvolt will also get a free 8-bit crossover game called Mighty Gunvolt, which features characters from both Azure Striker and Inti’s next game, Mighty No. 9. 

Keep reading after the break for details, video footage, and an interview between Inafune and Inti Creates.

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Super Smash Bros. for 3DS – Spectator Mode Confirmed

Apparently the 3DS version of Super Smash Bros. will feature a Spectator Mode, just like the one in the Wii U version. Spectating players can place bets on the fighters with gold coins, and earn more for use in other modes.

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Here’s the quote from Masahiro Sakurai’s Miiverse post:

In this mode, you can watch players all around the world fight and make bets with in-game gold,” Sakurai said. “Wager wisely by checking out the player names, rules, win rates, odds, fighters, and stage!!

Being able to cheer someone on is what really makes spectating matches fun. This time, 1st and 2nd place will get prizes in four-player matches, and spectators can bet the gold they win on Bonus Chances.

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Source: Siliconera

Super Smash Bros. for 3DS – Classic Mode Details Revealed

Masahiro Sakurai just posted his latest “Pic of the Day” on Miiverse, and revealed some new details about the “Classic Mode” featured in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS.

Here is the Miiverse post:

In Classic mode, you challenge multiple stages en route to a climactic final battle. The more gold you put onto the Fiend’s Scale, the harder the battles will be. In return, your rewards will get better and more abundant. The best way to earn gold fast is to win Classic battles on higher intensity.”

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Sakurai confirmed the return of Master Hand, but went on to tease something else…

“In Classic mode, you can choose your next challenge on the route map. Looks like Master Hand is waiting at the end, but perhaps something might change if you raise the intensity…?!”

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Hmm. Not bad, Sakurai…an interesting tease, indeed – the Pic of the Day never disappoints.

Source: Nintendo Everything

Super Smash Bros. for 3DS – Classic Brinstar Stage Returns

One of the recent “Pic of the Day” posts from Super Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai confirmed that the classic Brinstar stage will return in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS.

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Sakurai also showed off some alternate costume designs for Zero Suit Samus, based on her character design in Metroid: Zero Mission. He stressed that this costume was created by a female designer, addressing criticism about certain female Smash Bros. characters becoming increasingly sexual:

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Any new Super Smash Bros. news is exciting, but I was never much of a fan of Brinstar – the lava being my biggest complaint, as you might expect. Nonetheless it’s nice to see more of a focus on the Metroid side of the upcoming Super Smash Bros. games for 3DS & Wii U.

Source: Miiverse

Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire – Mega Slowbro & Mega Audino Leaked

Two new Mega Evolutions in the upcoming Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire were recently leaked through the official Korean Pokemon website. Check them out:

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Mega Slowbro has boosted Defense and Special Attack stats as well as the ability Shell Armor.

Mega Audino gets the Healer ability, and increased Defense and Special Defense stats.

Source: Serebii

Super Smash Bros. for 3DS – Meta Knight Joins The Roster

After teasing the character reveal with an image via Miiverse, Super Smash Bros. lead designer Masahiro Sakurai has confirmed Meta Knight (of Kirby fame) will be returning to the character roster in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. for 3DS & Wii U.

Here are some 3DS images of the returning brawler:

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Sakurai commented on changes to Meta Knight in the new Super Smash Bros. games:

Looks like there was an impostor in the earlier posts, so I introduced him to my sword!’ …I’ll leave it up to your imagination if he really said that or not. The veteran hero, Meta Knight, returns to battle!! We didn’t forget the Battleship Halberd either!!

Meta Knight’s Up Special Move, Shuttle Loop, changed quite a bit in this game. The glide is gone, and the attack slashes opponents twice while spinning in a large loop. This has turned into a highly technical and effective move.

Source: Siliconera


Super Smash Bros. For 3DS – N’s Castle Stage Revealed

Super Smash Bros. series creator Masahiro Sakurai revealed yet another handheld-exclusive stage in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. for 3DS; this one appears to be based on N’s Castle from Pokemon Black & White / Black 2 & White 2.

Directly from Sakurai’s most recent “Pic of the Day” post on Miiverse…

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Reshiram appears on one of the stages in the 3DS version! Zekrom and Milotic will appear, too. It’s close enough to the launch date, so I don’t have to describe this stage to you, right? The design of this stage is based off of the surroundings of someone’s castle.

This is the second 3DS-exclusive stage based on the Pokemon series; the first is based around Pokemon X & Y’s Prism Tower landmark.

I am excited to see the full layout and design of this stage; I wouldn’t be surprised if players need to occasionally dodge incoming attacks from Reshiram, Zekrom and Milotic.

Stay tuned for more details about Super Smash Bros. for 3DS as the October 3 launch approaches.

Source: NintendoLife