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Super Smash Bros. for 3DS

Five Concerns About Super Smash Bros. for 3DS

Let me be clear: I am more excited about the upcoming Super Smash Bros. games for 3DS and Wii U than…any other video game, quite frankly.

On the other hand, as much time as I have spent daydreaming about playing the game, I have also come to terms with a few thoughts and concerns regarding the 3DS version of Super Smash Bros.

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Blog – Catching Up After E3

As most of you are probably already aware, Nintendo’s offerings at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles were pretty much the talk of the show.

This year’s presentation largely expanded the upcoming Wii U library, but plenty more was announced for the Nintendo 3DS, including information about key titles such as Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, as well as upcoming eShop titles.

Unfortunately, I was unable to keep up with any sort of posting during the E3 week, and missed out on most of the big headlines. As a result, I am going to do my best to post a few of the highlights and resume consistent posting from this point forward.

Stay tuned for some of the big release date announcements, trailers and new information about E3′s biggest Nintendo 3DS games.

Super Smash Bros. for 3DS – Lucario Joins the Roster

Lucario, the “Aura Pokemon”, will return to the ever-expanding of fighters in the forthcoming installment of the Super Smash Bros. series for 3DS & Wii U.

Lucario was first introduced to SSB in the last game, Brawl. He was unique in that his attacks became more powerful and destructive after taking high amounts of damage, and many these moves were based directly on his actual attacks from the Pokemon games (such as Aura Sphere, Force Palm, Extremespeed, Double Team, and so on).

Here is the official word from Sakurai and the series’ official website:

The heroic Aura Pokémon, Lucario, joins the battle!! We’ve increased the influence of Aura this time, so a damaged Lucario is truly a force to be reckoned with.

Lucario joined the battle for the first time in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, which was released six years ago. The production staff of Brawl worked really hard to expand the character roster–without their efforts, Lucario probably never would have joined the battle.

I am happy to see another Pokemon character confirmed for the next Super Smash Bros. - I am really hoping for the return of Pokemon Trainer, updated with creatures from Pokemon X & Y.

Keep checking back for updates about the upcoming Super Smash Bros. for 3DS & Wii U, I will try to stay current with any news as it comes out.

Super Smash Bros. for 3DS – Character Outlines Can Be Removed

Super Smash Bros for 3DS - 34One of the differences between the 3DS and Wii U versions of the upcoming Super Smash Bros. title is the character outlines seen exclusively in the images of the handheld version. 

In addition to the new screenshot update this morning featuring the Wii Fit Trainer and Villager, series creator Sakurai had this to say about the dark outlines surrounding the characters in the 3DS version:

“I guess we haven’t shown the Villager or the Wii Fit Trainer on the 3DS until now. By the way, their outlines can be made thinner or made to disappear completely.”

So, that settles any issues people have with the outlines, I’d say.


Super Smash Bros. for 3DS – Kid Icarus: Uprising Stage Revealed

Super Smash Bros for 3DS - Kid Icarus Stage

The daily screenshot update posted this afternoon for Super Smash Bros. for 3DS showed off something pretty exciting: the Kid Icarus: Uprising-themed stage for the handheld version of the game.

This stage appears to be based on the Chapter 11 battle against Viridi from Uprising.

Masahiro Sakurai all but confirmed the Viridi battle stage with a post on MiiVerse:

Viridi, Goddess of Nature, is about to obliterate the humans as they battle, driven by greed.

Looks nice, doesn’t it? I can’t wait to see a better look at this stage – and based on Sakurai’s statement, I hope to see exactly how Viridi interacts with players as they battle each other.

Super Smash Bros 3DS - Olimar

Super Smash Bros. for 3DS – Captain Olimar, Pikmin 3 Stage Revealed

Just a quick blurb, although Captain Olimar won’t be returning as the hero of Pikmin 3, he will appear in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. for 3DS & Wii U - as well as a stage based on Pikmin 3.

Super Smash Bros 3DS - Olimar 2

I always thought Olimar was one of the toughest players to use in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and I also felt like players who were skilled with Olimar were usually pretty damn good to begin with. What do you think? Are you excited to see Olimar return to the Super Smash Bros. series? Do you think his return makes sense, with Pikmin 3′s trio of protagonist characters (Alph, Brittany and Charlie)?