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.
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:
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.
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:
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.
A few days ago, Masahiro Sakurai revealed the main menu screen for Super Smash Bros. for 3DS via Miiverse.
This may not sound like a huge deal, but these images more or less confirm some of the features and modes included in the series’ handheld debut.
Check out the screens after the break. Continue reading
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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Just to quickly touch on the Super Smash Bros. for 3DS & Wii U news from this year’s E3; Nintendo revealed both the release date and three new characters for the final roster in the upcoming brawler.
More details, screenshots, impressions and comments after the break. Continue reading
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.
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.
Earlier this week, it was confirmed that there are LEGO The Hobbit games in the works for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, set for release sometime in Spring 2014.
LEGO The Hobbit is based on the first two Hobbit films, An Unexpected Journey and The Desolation of Smaug. Like previous LEGO-based titles, LEGO The Hobbit will include numerous distinct locations and characters (Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf the Grey and so on) from the films and J.R.R. Tolkien’s novels.
Most of the LEGO games on the 3DS have received decent or good reviews; stay tuned for more about LEGO The Hobbit as the spring release window gets closer.
The Miiverse feature (previously exclusive to Wii U players) that essentially opens up the social aspect of the Nintendo Network will soon be available on the Nintendo 3DS. More details after the break. Continue reading
Capcom’s Mighty No. 9 – heavily inspired by the Mega Man series – met its Kickstarter stretch goal of $3,500,000, and will be coming to the Nintendo 3DS.
The game also met stretch goals for online multiplayer (Online Battle Race Mode) and an option for a “chiptune” soundtrack.
The current launch window for Mighty No. 9 for both Wii U and 3DS is Spring 2015.