Hackers find more proof of DLC in Super Smash Bros 4!
A short while back, we posted about how hackers had found evidence that DLC was in the works for Super Smash Bros 4. But while the character select screen arrows found in the Super Smash Bros for 3DS data files were a pretty big clue in themselves, they weren’t exactly a guarantee of extra content. After all, lots of stuff ends up ununused in video games. For all we knew, those arrows could be from a scrapped sixty character roster that was in development before the game’s release date.
But now, it seems like some more decisive evidence has been found. Consisting of Japanese text strings found within yet more files, these actually spell out DLC in the clearest way possible. So let’s dive in and take a look!
First up, some data that supposedly displays messages for DLC:
『だいらんとう大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズ for Nintendo 3DS』 のついか追加データをSDカードにつく作ります
SDカードがさ差さっていません でんげん電源をき切って SDカードをさ差してください
SDカードをにんしき認識できませんでした でんげん電源をき切って SDカードをさ差しなおしてください
ついか追加データがこわれているため SDカードに 『だいらんとう大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズ for Nintendo 3DS』 のついか追加データをつく作りなお直します
Don’t understand what the above means? Well to put it simply, it’s saying to insert an SD card to save downloaded data to. Or in other words, to save content you bought as DLC on.
Super Smash Bros Nintendo Direct Coming Soon!
Well, it’s more a livestream event than a Nintendo Direct, but none the less, it’s coming on October 24th 2014. Here are Nintendo of Europe and Nintendo of America’s Twitter posts about the matter:
What’s more interesting though, are the timing and the content. For one thing, this presentation is being shown literally ONE DAY before Bayonetta is released in North America. So we might well see some sort of crossover with said game, like Bayonetta herself appearing as a DLC character or something. Wouldn’t that be one hell of a marketing campaign?
Nintendo Finally Reveals How Amiibo Works!
In Super Smash Bros 4, obviously. The general gist seems to be that your Amiibo characters gain in levels every time they fight, and learn to do things like mimicking opponent fighters and their strategies. Here’s Nintendo’s official ‘guide’ on how the Amiibo system works in Smash Bros:
Your Amiibos are read and turned into ‘figure fighters’ that can battle either with or against you. In other words, if you’ve got an empty character slot on the screen and scan an Amiibo via the NFC touchpoint, it appears in said slot as ‘My [character name]‘.
The more your Amiibos fight, the higher their levels gets. The maximum level one can be is level 50, and each level increase boosts their attack power and defence.
They also pick up strategies from opponents, meaning that their AI learns to adapt to what you or your enemies do to counter them. So as shown, if your opponent blocks with their shield, the Amiibo fighter mimics this and then grabs them to bypass said tactic. It’s kind of like the rumoured ‘learning’ ability AIs were supposed to have in Brawl, except… you know, it actually exists.
You can equip them with the equipment found in game, like you can with custom fighters. They also learn to fight differently based on their raised, becoming attack, defence or speed focused respectively.
Super Smash Bros 4 Soundtrack CD Revealed!
Which most interestingly, shows that some very specific songs are going to be present in the Wii U version. What ones? Well, here’s the soundtrack CD picture, have a look yourself:
Notice anything interesting? Well, I do. Namely, that Gear Getaway is included as a Wii U song. So it’s likely that the Donkey Kong stage for the game will be factory or cave themed instead of a traditional Jungle level, especially given how said theme was already used in the 3DS game as bonus music.
Other songs of note include the Great Cave Offensive (which backs up rumours of a level based on said game being revealed for the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros 4), and the Xenoblade Medley (which shows that a lot more songs from the game will be present in the Wii U version).
So yes, interesting potential information in this song list. Pity the soundtrack itself will probably be ignored, what with all the music ending up on Youtube within a week or so of the game’s release.
Is this a leaked list of stages from Super Smash Bros for Wii U?
You should definitely take this with more than a grain of salt (given that the original source is a 4chan topic, a place always prone to rumours and lies). But the same leaker known for releasing content about the 3DS game has posted what appears to be a list of stages from the Wii U game, as well as some other things. You can the post below:
Can’t read that? Click on the thumbnail to view it in full. But in case you don’t want to do that… keep reading to see the potential stage list for yourself!
Unused Taunt Hints at Ice Climbers in Super Smash Bros 4?
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?
All Textures Have been Ripped from Super Smash Bros 4!
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!
Super Smash Bros 4; Awesome New Official Artwork!
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!
Super Smash Bros for 3DS; All Trophies
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!
Hackers Find Evidence of DLC in 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?