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…
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?
For real this time. People have been playing the game for the last few days or so, and have an absolute ton of screenshots and video footage to back it up. So who exactly is included in this game?
Dr Mario, Duck Hunt Dog, Bowser Jr and Dark Pit. Yep. No Ridley, no K Rool, no new Wario characters, no decloned Ganondorf (at least from what I can tell). Just more clones and somewhat uninteresting characters Sakurai threw in for no real reason whatsoever. And just because we needed to see characters cut… say goodbye to Snake, Lucas, Wolf and the Ice Climbers.
As you can see by my reaction here, it’s not exactly the best cast list in the world. Still, if you want to see more pictures and videos, as well as take a look at GameExplain’s thoughts on Smash Bros 4 and its roster, click the link below and get reading!
However, it does support C Stick controls, meaning that anyone with a New Nintendo 3DS can use the second analogue stick on the system to quickly and easily pull off Smash Attacks and stuff, like in the last two games in the series. Confusing eh?
Above: Not supported in Smash Bros for 3DS
So what’s the reason for this? Hard to say, but it’s likely that Nintendo are doing this to try and ‘persuade’ people to buy one of the new machines and move away from the existing 3DS consoles. After all, what better way to drive sales than to make it so anyone with the new console can do better at playing Super Smash Bros?
This probably shouldn’t be much of a surprise for long term Super Smash Bros fans (given that he was a playable character in both Melee and Brawl and had roughly zero chance of being cut from the fourth game), but one of the new trailer confirms that Ganondorf is indeed back as a playable character.
Here’s a screenshot from the trailer proving it, with Ganon being just off screen:
See that small bubble to the right? Yep, that’s Ganondorf right there. No idea whether he has new attacks or anything (he’s never officially shown on screen in the video), but hey, it’s nice to at least confirm that he’s playable in the new Super Smash Bros game.
Are you happy to see Ganondorf return as a playable character?