They’re not in the final game, but could this taunt be evidence that they were removed at the last minute? Because while the audio isn’t entirely clear due to quality reasons, it definitely sounds a lot like the crowd are chanting ‘Ice Climbers’ at the top of their lungs!
Here’s the video:
So yes, is this evidence that the Ice Climbers were only cut from the game at a fairly late point in development? Or perhaps a sign that they might be making a reappearance soon, like through DLC or Amiibo?
We’ve had the soundtrack posted in its entirety on Youtube. We’ve had every character, trophy, assist trophy and stage shown in videos. But now, in a move which may surprise more than a few people… hackers have managed to rip every single texture from Super Smash Bros for 3DS.
No, I’m not kidding. They’ve ripped and documented all 160MB of textures found on the game card, and if you’re the kind of person who’s so inclined, you can find a link to the entire download in this article’s source!
Including artwork of just about every character in the game, including those not shown on the official website! You’ve got Wario (in both his biker gear and classic overalls), Dr Mario… heck, you’ve even got artwork of the mysterious final boss that I won’t name!
So here they are. You’ll only see the first few pieces of artwork prior to the break, but that should be enough to interest you, right?
But do you want to see the rest? If so, click the link below to keep reading! Cause we’ve got artwork/renders of every single secret character in the game, as well as all the returning veterans not shown on the official website!
Interested in knowing what trophies are available in Super Smash Bros for 3DS? Want to see pictures of every unlockable trophy in the game, all in one place? Well, thanks to some random internet person’s hacking skills or crazy quick in game achievements (which method they used is a matter I’ll leave for you guys to figure out), now you can! Click the read more link below to see every single trophy you can unlock for the 3DS version of Super Smash Bros 4!
Yes, it’s not even out in most of the world, and the game has already been decompiled to a decent enough extent that people are finding ‘beta’ content and stuff! And as the title suggests, a few of these findings hint towards future DLC for the title, in the form of some mysterious looking arrow buttons…
Called chr_10_page_1.tex and chr_10_page_2.tex, they’re the same size as the character select icons and seem to be buttons used to move between character select screen pages. So you’d buy extra characters, and then a new character select menu would open up with the newcomers on it, accessible by clicking said button on the ‘main’ select screen. They also exist for stages too, hinting at stages being something Nintendo will be selling as well.
So DLC looks to be a thing. How will it be distributed? Will it come via downloads or Amiibo? Well, no one knows yet, but if that’s a chance to get King K Rool and Ridley playable, I’m definitely all for it. Paying a couple of quid to get my favourite characters as playable in Smash Bros? Where do I sign up?
But what do you think? Do you think these icons found on the game card suggest DLC? And would you buy downloadable content for this Super Smash Bros game?
What’s more, they’re actually really well done too, with these promos being trailers made entirely of game footage and them advertising the features in these titles perfectly. Here are the two videos:
So yeah. Actually decent advertisements for Nintendo games, that’s something that’s nice to see! Now let’s hope they actually play them in the form of TV commercials and stuff, rather than just sticking them up on their Youtube channel and hoping people discover the videos by pure random chance…
Because when you thought Nintendo of Europe’s marketing couldn’t possibly get any worse, this happens. Someone maintaining their Twitter account messed up and embedded the Playstation Vita announcement video in a Tweet meant to advertise Bayonetta 2.
And people wonder why Nintendo doesn’t do well in Europe?
All within the first two days of going on sale in Japan too, something which is highly impressive (for comparison, Pokemon Black and White only sold double that in a similar timeframe).
However, I will say one thing. While the success of the 3DS version is a great thing to see, it’s honestly not something that’s too unexpected. After all, the 3DS itself is the best selling system of the generation over in Japan, and every single big game on the console has been a break out success in the region. The real test is actually whether the Wii U version sells anywhere near as well. Whether Super Smash Bros for Wii U can save a dying console in the same way that Mario Kart 8 has kind of done already.
Ever wondered why the Duck Hunt dog made it into Super Smash Bros for 3DS and Wii U? Well, this fan made video (by JudgeSpear of Mushroom Kingdom Fusion and Super Mario Fusion Revival fame) explains it really well:
Based on a comic about the game posted on DeviantArt, it’s touching, funny and all in all, makes a great explanation for why the dog and duck duo made it into the new game.
But what do you think? Is it a good video about a potential backstory the characters may have had? Should Nintendo’s own explanation be similar, for when the characters are officially announced in a new trailer?
No, that’s not a typo. The good people at the store really did get all confused with the names ‘Pokemon Omega Ruby’ and ‘Pokemon Alpha Sapphire’, and have instead listed them for pre order as ‘Pokemon Alpha’ and ‘Pokemon Beta’.
Because as we all know, Nintendo’s just the type of the company to get involved in open beta testing or something. Like Gmail or Minecraft or whatever I suppose…
So yeah. Someone’s really screwed up the in store promotions, haven’t they?