Nintendo takes down leak videos with copyright claim
Well, that sure helps their credibility, doesn’t it? If they were actually fake, Nintendo would probably leave them up and think nothing of it.
Yet now they’ve been taken down… that pretty much says they’re real. Good job Nintendo, your acts of obvious ‘censorship’ (in the loosest sense of the word) has just added to the leak’s credibility in a way never before thought possible.
Super Smash Bros for Wii U Being Released Later for Quality Reasons
Or in other words, so Sakurai and co can properly test the game to avoid any annoying crashes or other game breaking bugs. Which based on their quote below, were very nearly a problem in at least one prior Smash Bros game. Here’s what Sakurai says about the delay and Nintendo’s Quality Assurance testing:
Checking is done both domestically and overseas, so for a game like Smash Bros., several hundred people are employed. So, debugging alone becomes a huge project. So much so that one of the biggest reasons for the separate release dates for the 3DS and Wii U versions was so that we could shift the debugging periods.
In a previous Smash Bros., we found a bug during the debugging process where if fighter A hits item B and fighters C and D are simultaneously affected, the game would freeze. Considering not only the different fighters, but items, stages, color settings, play rules, and game modes, the number of varying combinations are astronomical. In order to properly debug, every pattern must be tried, but such a task would be impossible no matter how many decades or centuries you take.
There are many reasons why a game’s release date will be delayed, but eight or nine times out of ten, it’s usually because a bug couldn’t be fixed in time. But it’s better than releasing a product like that
Honestly? I agree with him, at least to an extent. We’ve already had a history plagued by Nintendo games that were rushed out to market and released before proper testing could be done on them (see, the many ScareScraper issues in Luigi’s Mansion 2, the gyro control glitches in Mario & Luigi Dream Team and the Lumiose City game bricking in Pokemon X and Y), and to be honest, the Wii U can’t afford to see Smash Bros 4 suffer a similar fate. I mean, imagine how bad it’d be for Nintendo’s PR if Super Smash Bros for Wii U comes out and people are reporting game freezing/crashing glitches all over the place. The console’s saviour would be dead in the water.
So yeah, the difference between Smash Bros for 3DS and Smash Bros for Wii U and their release dates is for a very good reason, and one we really can’t Sakurai for in any way.
Super Smash Bros 3DS Bundle Announced!
Nintendo have announced yet another special 3DS design and bundle! Yep, just earlier today, Nintendo of Europe announced a really cool looking Super Smash Bros 3DS bundle to celebrate the game’s October 3rd release, complete with a special system design featuring the game’s characters.
Also as per the norm, this release will feature Super Smash Bros for 3DS pre installed on the system as a digital download, meaning that anyone who buys one can get right to playing their favourite game within minutes! You know, like with every other special 3DS system bundle, of which there are currently more than anyone can count.
It’ll be sold for £209.99, with Nintendo UK also offering a special T-shirt while stocks last. So if you want proof of the announcement (in the form of a Twitter post), or to comment on the post, head inside by clicking the link below!
New Super Smash Bros Character being revealed Tomorrow?
Yeah, take this with at least a grain of salt given that it’s a rumour related to Super Smash Bros 4, but apparently, a magazine given out at the World Hobby Fair (an event which is ending tomorrow and has is being held in Japan) indicates a new character is going to be revealed for the game. Here’s a picture of the magazine in question:
There’s apparently something there asking about a newcomer, one who isn’t listed on the page. And given that Nintendo is apparently present at this event, the chances that they’ll show something off at it are pretty good.
So yeah. We could be seeing a new Super Smash Bros 4 character revealed tomorrow. Hopefully someone decent like King K Rool.
Super Smash Bros 4 Roster Pictures Confirmed Fake
Not like this should be a surprise to absolutely anyone (Nintendo never lets sensitive information like the final Smash Bros roster out months before the game’s release date), but either way, the Smash Bros 4 roster pictures we showed a few days ago have been confirmed as fake by the person who released them.
But if you want to see more (like a bigger picture of the roster, which especially proves it’s fake due to the shoddy quality), head inside!
Let’s start with the roster itself. Here’s the full roster, as released by the hoaxer to back up his confession. Notice anything different?
Yep, Ridley is on this one. Except as the most ugly, ridiculously fake model possible. It was taken from this render and cropped a bit, according to the guy who mocked up this picture:
You can read the full confession (including some desperate believers trying to deny the obvious evidence in front of them), in this GameFAQs topic.
So yeah, did you believe the roster? Or did you guess (like many people) that it was an obvious fake?
Is this the roster for Super Smash Bros 4?
Or at least, the character select screen? Because this interesting little picture of the game has been floating around the internet today, and some people are thinking there might be some hope in hell it could be legit. Here’s the screenshot:
So what we can see? What do I think of it? Keep reading to find out!
Super Smash Bros 4 Direct; Live Blog!
Want to hear about all the latest things announced at today’s Nintendo Direct the second they happen? Want to know my thoughts on the game, its design and what’s planned from it? Just plain excited? Then if so, head inside to see the Nintendo Direct videos as they happen and read a detailed run down of everything announced for the new Smash Bros title!
Super Smash Bros 4 Nintendo Direct Confirmed for April 8th
No, this is not a joke! As unbelievable and awesome as it sounds, Nintendo have indeed just announced a special Nintendo Direct about the upcoming Super Smash Bros game for Wii U and 3DS, and it will be held on the 8th of April, aka next Tuesday. Here’s what Nintendo say about it:
Super Smash Bros. Direct is coming soon! Join us for this broadcast for new details on the Super Smash Bros. games coming to Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.
So what do I want to see? What do I think will actually be shown next week? Head inside to read on and find out for yourself!
Super Smash Bros; It Should be a Fanboy’s Dream
When it comes to what characters and series should be represented in the Smash Bros series, there’s always been a bit of debate over the specifics. Should third parties be limited to a certain number of slots to avoid overshadowing Nintendo ones? Do characters from other consoles stand a chance? Are real life people and characters from non video game media a step too far? These questions and more always come up. But do you know what I think?
Smash Bros should be everything goes. No rules, no restrictions on inclusion; just whatever gets people hyped up more. Keep reading to find out more…
WarioWare Character Ashley is an Assist Trophy in Smash Bros 4
Late (given that it was announced on the official site early this morning), but I may as well mention it anyone. The character Ashley from the WarioWare series has been announced as an Assist Trophy for the new Super Smash Bros title on 3DS and Wii U. See the screenshot confirming it, as well as more information from Sakurai himself past the break!