Posts Tagged ‘Super Smash Bros’

*Smash Bros. for 3DS coming summer of 2014. Smash Bros. for Wii U coming winter of 2014.

*3DS version to run mostly at 6o fps.

*3DS version and Wii U version to have exact same roster lineup.

*Each game will have exclusive levels to play on.

*Each level in the Wii U version will have a completely flat “Final Destination” mode for hardcore players.

*Both versions will have online play.

*The 3DS version will have a Smash Run mode. It’s a battle run mode that allows you to power-up your character before battling.

…..and lots more.

http://www.nintendo.com/nintendo-direct/04-08-2014/#/video-ndirect

After watching the Smash Direct, I would say it was pretty cool, but not mind-blowing. I think deep down part of me is still so bitter about Brawl’s awful, awful online mode, that I just can’t get that excited for this new game. The Final Destination mode for each level is cool and some of the new characters are cool, but this isn’t looking like a very big step up from Brawl. I think Sakurai should have gone into more detail as to how the 3DS and Wii U versions play together. 

The release date was sooner than I expected. I was expecting next year at the earliest. We’ll see if Nintendo can meet their release dates of this summer and winter.

I’ll buy both these games eventually most likely, but I don’t know if it will be on release day like I did with Brawl.

Advertisements

I don’t know if 7,000 signatures is enough to persuade Sakurai to do it, but having Reggie in the new Smash Bros. would be pretty cool.

A new Change.org petition calls on Super Smash Bros. designer Masahiro Sakurai to include Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime in the upcoming Wii U and 3DS game as a playable character. The petition has over 7,000 signatures at press time.

“Many Nintendo fans have pleaded for Reggie to be in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. games and he would be a unique character,” reads a line from the petition. “He could use Nintendo controllers and characters to his advantage as attacks.”

Fils-Aime has acknowledged that he is open to the idea of being included in the game, saying last month that if Sakurai thought it would be a good idea, “my body is ready.”

If Sakurai does include Fils-Aime as a playable character, it won’t be without giving the idea some serious thought. The designer previously described Smash Bros. roster selection as “stressful to the brink of death.”

The all-new Smash Bros. game launches in 2014 for Wii U and 3DS. Unlike its predecessor, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, the new game will not feature a story mode or cutscenes.

During his Developer Direct video cast at E3 this week, Masahiro Sakurai divulged some new details about the new Smash Bros. games coming for 3DS and Wii U.

*3DS version will feature more of a cel-shaded look for the characters to make them more visible on the smaller handheld screen.

*The 3DS version will also feature exclusive levels based on handheld Nintendo games, as will the Wii U version based on console Nintendo games.

*New characters to the Wii U and 3DS versions will be Mega Man, the Wii Fit Trainier, and the Villager from Animal Crossing.