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Nintendo's Brawler Moves To WiiU, 3DS In 2014 (Trailer Added)

Nintendo announced a brand-new Super Smash Bros. title headed to both its Wii U home console and 3DS handheld at its Nintendo Direct presentation this morning. Two challengers enter the ring for the first time in the next Smash Bros., but you can expect more competition to select NES-era Mega Man than Animal Crossing’s Villager.

Nintendo did not elaborate on the relationship between the two versions of the game, though one part of the cinematic trailer it showed had Mario shedding his low-res form to take on his high-def Wii U appearance. This could imply some kind of cross-platform play, but it would be unusual for a company to tease such a feature without coming out and saying it exists if indeed it does.

The Villager from Animal Crossing deployed a number of adorable attacks in the video, bashing rivals with potted plants, chopping trees down, and carving holes in the ground with a shovel.

Mega Man called on the aid of his trusty robot dog Rush, and also summoned the powers of many NES-era Robot Masters in battle. The Mega Buster is front and center in his arsenal, but you can look forward to calling on Metal Blade and much more. The weapons shown include:

  • Metal Blade
  • Crash Bomb
  • Leaf Shield
  • Hard Knuckle
  • Flame Sword
  • Slash Claw
  • Flame Blast

Nintendo also announced that the official site and Miiverse community for Super Smash Bros. is open as of the end of the Nintendo Direct presentation, so you can go chat with fellow enthusiasts there if our comment section below isn’t enough for you.

Super Smash Bros. is set for a 2014 release on both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.

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  • Will be getting on 3DS

  • It's about time they get MegaMan in there!
  • So far so definitely good Nintendo, SB4, Mario Kart, DK, Bayonetta.  My interest is really building for the Wii U next year.  

  • Finally I can buy Smash brothers for the Wii U. I hope they add dlc characters.
  • So will all the naysayers stop whining now? lol btw, is Retro working on Tropical Freeze? I'll be playing that a *** ton btw

  • Mega Man ftw

  • I plan on getting it for both systems.

  • It is going to be such a long wait until this game comes out, I need it now! Mega Man is a welcome addition to the character list, I can't wait to see how he plays. Also, I must say it is nice to see Smash Bros. finally in HD.

  • I want a Wii U just for this, provided I also grab the original wii,  and some game cube controllers so I can play melee.

  • I'm kind of iffy on the 3DS version of Smash Bros. Wii U games that manage to land on it tend to crash and burn.

  • They finally did it.

  • I was really hoping for Mega Man!  Flame Blast is a good choice from MM6, But Silver Tomahawk, Blizzard Attack, and Knight Crush would have been better I think.

  • they did the same graphical shed with brawl remember.

  • Only gonna play Ness. No matta what. :)
  • I'm more excited for The Villager from Animal Crossing being in the next Smash Bros. then Mega Man.
  • take that marvel vs capcom
  • Am I the only one who is excited to use the villager more than mega man? lol
  • I cannot wait for this game. Very excited for it. I do hope you can cross-platform play, but it wont be a huge deal if you can't.

  • I just needed this to be revealed to have it become an automatic buy.