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Nintendo Direct @E3 Super Smash Bros. Details

By Kevin on Jun 13 2013 01:59 AM
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Breathe slowly as you read this prose.

During Tuesday's forty-one minute Nintendo Direct @E3 2013 — hosted by Global President of Nintendo, Satoru Iwata — we were showered with some pretty impressive news for upcoming software titles. Some of the information was naturally a bit watered-down, but exciting footage and fresh information for titles like Super Mario 3D World, Mario Kart 8, and The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD was enough to keep us tuned in. And, let's face it, setting the initial tone with Pokémon X and Pokémon Y coverage was simply smashing! Speaking of smashing...

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At thirty-four minutes and thirty seconds into the presentation, Nintendo unleashed their Final Smash with coverage on the next installment of Super Smash Bros. — due to be released at some point in 2014 for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. Not surprisingly, a host of characters from Nintendo's largest and most popular franchises are making their return to battle including Mario, Donkey Kong, Link, Samus Aran, Kirby, Fox, Pikachu, Bowser, and Pit.

New characters revealed were Mega Man, the female character trainer from Wii Fit, and...AND the male villager (Murabito) from the Animal Crossing series. Talk about smashing and grabbing the attention of your audience. More returning characters and newcomers will be revealed in the near future.

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Your fans have a few concerns, Nintendo.

One of the largest unknowns at the moment is how the Wii U and 3DS versions will work together. It's quite possible that the two versions will sync up with each other in the same manner as the Wii U and 3DS version of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate. Another concern that fans have is the multiplayer online experience. In, Super Smash Bros. Brawl for example, the online multiplayer isn't very reliable. As a matter of fact, Nintendo's multiplayer online services in general are mediocre at best. It would be difficult for any Nintendo fan to contest that fact. I'm sure whatever Nintendo is planning for their current generation of gaming, and beyond, will be worthwhile. Let's hope they've learned from past mistakes.

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Comments: 6

I love the wii fit trainer's intro! She's so mellow it makes her look epic!
Anyway, yea Im curious how they'll have the wii u and 3ds work together with this one..
Well... neat. I'm loving Mega man... but the villager is a little weird. I mean, he's cute and all, but it seems it might be difficult to master him well enough to use him effectively. I guess it is a good thing he has such amazing defensive abilities... looks like he's gonna need them.

Also... the wii fit character is odd. I guess when I think Super Smash Brothers... I'm never thinking "Hey, you better watch yo' back cuz I'm 'bout to yoga you to the DEATH!"

Also... is it just me or does the voice narrating just kinda remind you of a documentary... He sounds so bored while he is shelling out that should-be exciting information.  I guess he is just translating... but I wish the guy talking about the game would seem a little more excited... I'd be all like:
"Ya'll better stand back now cuz this is about to get REAL! Check me all out Shovilin' Donkey Kong to death! Yeah! Won't be taking MY bananas anymore, will ya!?"

IDK, I guess that's just me... it's just really hard to be excited watching that... Sorry....
The only concern I have is that they mentioned the 3DS will have stages based off handheld console games (Nintendogs, LoZ: Spirit Tracks) where as Wii U will have stages based off of the home console games (LoZ: Skyward Sword, Animal Crossing: City Folk).

We know this to be true because of the footage shown and the screen shots on the official webpage. Because of this I am very curious as to how the 3DS and Wii U will marry up. I wonder if there are a select number of stages that can be played online on both consoles and then unique stages that can only be played online with others on the same platform.

My mind truly boggles at this.
We really shouldn't be surprised that Nintendo is going to try something that's never really been done before (connect a fighting game between handhelds and consoles). They'll probably pull it off too! I think Nintendo's approach to E3 has always been to use it as a starting point for the holiday shopping season. So naturally, we're left with more questions than answers.

I was not disappointed by E3 at all, and learning about Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and for 3DS was the best part of the presentation. Nintendo's continued and seemingly constant new videos on YouTube have only added to my excitement.

Kid Icarus: Uprising has a decent multiplayer or "Together Mode" that blew me away. It's fun and I rarely get booted (lose connection) while playing. Animal Crossing: New Leaf is incredible too! Those multiplayer tours on the island, the minigames, they're a fun game-within-the-game. I think signs point to Nintendo having achieved decent online play this generation.

Aquizero has the right idea, I have a feeling there will be special online-only stages. Perhaps Miiverse for the 3DS will clue us in to how everything will connect, I don't know.

I think wireless is still a concern. Not all of us have a reliable connection and that's really this technology's Achilles's heel. Because although the technology continues to improve, that doesn't mean that everyone is updating their routers and receivers and so on.
Im so glad that they made another ssbb! it was about time! im very excited that mega man and the villager from ac:nl join the brawl! all i can say is watch the trailer. it'll blow your mind!
this will be my official party game