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  • Blog Post: Masahiro Sakurai Runs Down Super Smash Bros. By The Numbers

    With Super Smash Bros. DLC now fully detailed, game director Masahiro Sakurai tallied up everything that players can enjoy on both versions. The numbers are impressive, especially when compared against other fighting games. When Corrin and Bayonetta are released in 2016, the final roster of 58 characters... More
  • Blog Post: Masahiro Sakurai Is Hosting A Smash Bros. Video Presentation On June 14

    Nintendo's E3 digital presentation is scheduled for 9 a.m. Pacific / 12 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday, June 16. If you're a Super Smash Bros. fan, you'll also want to set your alarm clock early this coming Sunday. Game director Masahiro Sakurai will host a video presentation on June 14 at 7:40... More
  • Blog Post: Final Fantasy Composer Uematsu Wanted To Work On New Super Smash Bros.

    The Super Smash Bros. series is host to some amazing music, most of which are medleys and remixes of classic Nintendo franchises. The series is also home to some terrific original tunes. Legendary Final Fantasy composer, Nobuo Uematsu, composed the rousing orchestral theme for Super Smash Bros. Brawl... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Are You Picking Up Super Smash Bros. 3DS? Or Holding Out For Wii U?

    Are you planning on playing Super Smash Bros. 3DS? Wii U? Or Both? It's a question we asked in a recent poll, but now you have a chance to share more of your personal reasoning. Super Smash Bros. Wii U's release date may still be a mystery, but until we hear otherwise, the game is planned for... More
  • Blog Post: Fire Emblem: Awakening's Lucina And Robin Confirmed For Smash Bros.

    Update: This morning's reveal was a double dose of new fighter action, with Lucina and Robin from Fire Emblem: Awakening confirmed for the roster. And those of you who prefer the female version of Robin can rest easy. She's included, too. The action-packed three-minute trailer included the return... More
  • Blog Post: Rayman Comes To Super Smash Bros. In Trophy Form

    Later today, Nintendo will be revealing a new fighter for the upcoming pair of Super Smash Bros. titles. Before that happens at 10 a.m. Eastern though, director Masahiro Sakurai is teasing us with a new collectible trophy. Ubisoft’s limbless hero, Rayman, is getting his due in Nintendo’s... More
  • Blog Post: Today’s Super Smash Bros. Screenshot Hints At 3DS Single-Player Mode

    We know that Super Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai won’t be including a single player story mode in the upcoming Wii U and 3DS entries. Even though he’s soured a bit after Subspace Emissary cutscenes were shown online , he’s hinting at a solo offering for the 3DS version. The... More
  • Blog Post: Smash Bros. Director Dashes Hopes For Spring 2014 Release On Wii U, 3DS

    Super Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai has responded to rumors about the duo of upcoming titles in Nintendo’s brawler series. The man behind the mascots took to Twitter to set the record straight Sakurai suggests rumors of a spring release are false. He does reassure that the Wii U and 3DS... More
  • Blog Post: Smash Bros. Fans Want To See Reggie Fils-Aime As A Fighter

    Three new Super Smash Bros. fighters have been revealed. There is a good chance more are coming, and fans hope that one of them will be Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime. In a petition on Change.org , fans are rallying for Smash Bros. series director Masahiro Sakurai to add Reggie Fils-Aime... More
  • Blog Post: Cutscene Uploads Cause Super Smash Bros. Creator To Drop Story Mode

    You might recall that Super Smash Bros. Brawl had a story mode called The Subspace Emissary. In between levels, players were treated to cutscenes that were mashups of characters from different properties. It was pure fan service. And it's not happening again. Series creator Masahiro Sakurai recently... More
  • Blog Post: Iwata Draws The Best Kirby

    This image comes from a 1993 strategy guide for Kirby's Adventure where Masahiro Sakurai, Shigeru Miyamoto, and Satoru Iwata each took a stab at drawing Kirby. Sakurai is the man behind Kirby and and Super Smash Bros., Miyamoto is responsible for the joy in our childhoods, and Iwata is the current... More
  • Blog Post: Smash Bros. On Wii U Is A Long Ways Off

    During E3, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata dropped the news that the Smash Bros. franchise would be making its way to the 3DS and Wii U systems. But if you’re hoping to hear more about those titles anytime soon, you might be out of luck. During his weekly column in the Japanese gaming magazine... More
  • Blog Post: Could Nintendo Vs. Capcom Be The Next Great Fighting Game?

    Capcom is no stranger to fighting game crossovers. Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (pictured above) is nearing release and looks awesome, and two Street Fighter/Tekken crossover games are planned for the near future. But Street Fighter IV producer Yoshinori Ono doesn't want to stop there. Speaking to Cubed3... More
  • Blog Post: Sakurai: Working On Super Smash Bros. Melee Was "Extremely Grueling"

    Nintendo-developed games tend to be fairly light-hearted, and with the way it blends characters and locations from all of the big N's franchises, the Super Smash Bros. games are arguably the most whimsical in its catalog. But just because a game is fun doesn't mean it's fun to make. In a... More
  • Blog Post: Kid Icarus: Uprising To Avoid Shooter Pitfalls

    Excitement over the unveiling of Kid Icarus: Uprising was nearly tangible, marking the first time winged-hero Pit has starred in his own title in over a decade. The IP in and of itself will surely drive sales, but producer (and Kirby creator) Masahiro Sakurai wants to be sure he and his team don’t... More
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