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According to a source which has supplied reliable information about the Nintendo Switch since before its announcement, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U will be getting ported over to the Switch. While the port will NOT be available the day the Switch launches, Nintendo is hoping to release it within the first six months of the Switch's lifespan.

For collectors, the best part of this rumor is likely that we will finally be getting amiibo figures of fan favorite characters Could Strife and Bayonetta.  While it is somewhat disappointing that we still have to wait a long time for them, this is at least (possible) confirmation that they're still going to be made at all.

The port of Smash 4 will be serving as something of a "Complete Edition" as it will include ALL of the DLC from the Wii U version of the game. This includes: all of the DLC characters, stages, and Mii Fighter skins.

Are you going to be buying the port of Smash 4 for Nintendo Switch? Excited for the Bayonetta and Cloud amiibo? Let me know in the comments!

All Nintendo Direct (11/12) annoucements Sat, 14 Nov 2015 13:53:10 -0500 Lad Johnson


Did you hear the news you were hoping for? Did anything blow your mind, foregoing your imagination. Let us know in the comments; and remember today several pieces of Nintendo history were made.


Super Smash Bros


For some this is the biggest piece of NEWS this year. Fans of Final Fantasy and Smash Bros will be pleased that one of the most requested characters has been announced. Cloud Strife is here with his buster sword and a new stage in tow. There are no dates on when he will be available, but we were told to expect news in early December. Have fun playing matches to the classic Final Fantasy theme song that will also be included.

The Wii U has not been totally abandoned by third party developers. There are still quite a few games coming to the console.

Hive Jump- Q1 2016


Kerbal Space Program- Q1 2016


Mighty No. 9- 2/9/2016


Lego Marvels Avengers- 1/26/2016


Terarria 4/12/2016




Dragon Quest: VII & VIII


Both games were announced and are set to release next year.


Hyrule Warriors: Legends 


Another bevy of good news; Hyrule Warriors: Legends gives us much to look forward too. A new original character was announced; a girl named Linkle that uses double crossbows. She is the first female version of Link. The release date was announced as March 25, 2016. You will also get a new home menu theme for your 3DS when you purchase the game.


Pokemon: Blue, Red, and Yellow


We were all blindsided by this one. All three of the first generation Pokemon games are coming to the eshop. The games will be true to their original versions sans one feature; players no longer need a link cable to trade Pokemon. You can now use wifi to trade and battle with your friends. These release the same day as the originals did twenty years ago -- February 27, 2016.


MegaMan: Legacy Collection


A collection of the first six MegaMan games; this title offers a lot of content for fans to collect in game. The game will have exclusive challenges that can only be accessed using a MegaMan amiibo. On that note there was also a new gold colored Megaman amiibo announced. It can only be obtained by purchasing a copy of the game's collector's edition. The game is available February 23, 2016.


Final Fantasy: Fates


Fans already knew the game would be releasing in two parts simultaneously. But today all the options for obtaining all three games was revealed. After completing one of the two launch games players will be given the choice to purchase the other game as half price. There is also a bundle available, as well a collectors edition that comes with an art-book and carrying pouch for your DS. This is available for $79.99. Other DLC maps are also planned for the games.


Final Fantasy Explorers


This game was initially released in Japan last December and has received a few updates since. The North American version of the game will gave players access to all of the game's released DLC free of charge. There is also a collectors edition releasing. It will include the game, an art-book, a CD sampler. and exclusive quests. Pick this up on January 26, 2016


Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam 


A release date of January 22, 2016 was announced. If you love Mario RPG's then you need this title. New battle cards with effects to help you get past tricky levels and challenges were revealed. You can use your amiibo to create character cards which are more powerful than battle cards. Mario party amiibos will be compatible with this tittle.


Pokken Tournament


The fighting game everyone is waiting for received some new footage. It was also revealed how players would be able to access the Shadow Mewtwo character that leaked a while back. If your copy is from the first production run; players will receive a special card that allows them to use the character immediately. If not, players can complete a few things in game and use him later. The game releases Spring 2016 for Wii U.


StarFox Zero


Starfox Zero was finally given a new release date. After being pushed back from this holiday season, the game is now slated to release April 22, 2016. Mark your calendars now, people.




Of course these popular little trinkets were center stage. Almost every game had a mention of them. We also received a release date for some of the Animal crossing and the Lucas figures -- January 22nd


There are also four great new games coming to the Nintendo eShop. Nintendo is obviously eyeing its casual gamer market.

  • Typo Man-November 19th
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  • Fast Racing Neo-December
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  • Steam World Heist-December
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  • Pokemon Picross-December
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Nintendo Badge Arcade


A free to start title, this game gives you badges to customize your 3DS home screen. Collect the badges using a claw game. Players can pay to receive more chances to collect the badges. Some badges will be limited edition, so make sure you check back often if this is something you are interested in.


Xenoblade Chronicles X


For those waiting on a new Metroid or Legend of Zelda game this is the best Nintendo is offering; an open world space adventure that will release on December 4th. If buying the game physically, there are four packs that can be pre-installed to allow the player to load up the game faster. It is recommended to download the first pack at the least.


Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash


An all-new move was revealed for this game. Performing a jump smash will allow players to jump up and attack the ball before it has had a chance to bounce on their side. This will add a new layer of strategy to matches. Knock your opponent off balance then use the jump smash from the designated point to perform an ultra smash.


There are also mega battles where Toad will add mega Mushrooms to the match to make characters larger; how exciting? Add in amiibos to use as a partner in online and expedition matches.


Animal Crossing amiibo Festival


This game will initially launch packaged with two amiibos and will be the only way to acquire the Isabelle and Digby amiibos. Digby will be even more exclusive as he is only available with the launch copy of the game. Some of the games puzzles and game modes were also showcased. 


Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon


This game will release on November 20th and feature every single known Pokemon.  The new connection orb will allow you to send and receive rescue requests. The game will also come with a free theme for your 3DS.




Nintendo has done well keeping this seasons sleeper hit stocked with new content. This was the largest update to a previously released game announced.

  • 80 pieces of new gear and outfits
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  • 27 new weapon
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  • New maps- Both have features that will have you changing your strategy as the match progresses.
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    • Museum d' alfonsino
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    • Mahi-Mahi Resort 
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  • New updates through July
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  • New matchmaking
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  • No additional charge
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  • New website to track stats
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  • A Nintendo treehouse tournament is also planned for next year. There are also player tournament modes in development.
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Super Mario Maker


A new portal site was announced that will allow you to search for particular levels on your PC or mobile device. Search for the type of level you wish to play or bookmark one you find while browsing. 


The Legend of Zelda Tri-Force Heroes.


A free update is being developed that will add the Den of Trials areas. Unlike normal dungeons where there might be 4 challenges, these levels will have an overwhelming amount at 30 plus! Did we mention that you and your team must defeat every single enemy in a stage to move on to the next one. But don't be discouraged; the den has checkpoints littered throughout to help you make it a little further.


New outfits are also planned: Linebeck's Uniform, which will let you see inside of chest before opening them, and The Fierce Deity Armor, which will make your sword fire off beams in four different directions.


These are both free updates that will release on December 2nd.


Zelda Wii U


New gameplay footage for this tittle was shown after the reveal of Twilight Princes HD. The new WolfLink amiibo will have an effect when used with this game.


The release window was not updated and the game is still slated for a Wii U release sometime in 2016.


The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD


After a weeks of speculation and rumor, Twilight  Princess HD received an official announcement. The first announcement of the event included enhanced visuals, a new wolf Link amiibo, and other enhanced features. This will be a fun experience even for those who have played this classic a few times. The game will also be compatible with other amiibos from the smash series. Twilight Princess HD releases March 4th 2016. Preorder now to receive the official soundtrack for free.


Did you miss the Nintendo Direct event? Here's a recap of all that was announced earlier this week. Everything Nintendo has planned through early 2016 now has a release date. If you're a Nintendo fan, there is much to celebrate.

Why it's time to buy a Wii U Sat, 18 Jul 2015 08:38:57 -0400 Michael Slevin

Nintendo's Wii U has clearly been a third wheel to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 according to public perception, at least in the US. This is disappointing, because the system has a lot to offer.

The GamePad and hardware itself are mocked as underpowered and not practical. It didn't help that the Wii U didn't really have a killer app at launch. Add in the fact that the Wii U has little to no third-party support, and you have an easy target.

However, since launch, the Wii U's OS has been vastly improved, the games are much higher quality, and the system has been a platform for having fun.

Although the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are deemed more gamer-centric, I believe that their is room for a Wii U in your living room. Here are three reasons why you should pick up a Wii U:

1. Price

The Wii U is cheaper than both other current gen consoles. Sitting at $299.99, you can purchase a Wii U for about $50 cheaper than an Xbox One and $100 cheaper than a PlayStation 4. Add in the fact that you can get two games bundled with the console, Super Mario 3D World and Nintendo Land, and you have a pretty great proposition.

2. 1st Party Software

The Wii U actually has a very solid library, with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Mario Kart 8, Splatoon, and Super Mario 3D World headlining. Add in Star Fox Zero, Super Mario Maker, and Xenoblade Chronicles X coming out this year and you have a great pool of games to start with. Especially if there are older games on Virtual Console that you haven't played yet, like Super Mario World or The Legend of Zelda: A Link to The Past.

3. Family Friendly

The Wii U offers a wide range of games, including many family friendly experiences. If you are looking for a console that a family with young children can enjoy, get the Wii U. Games like Mario Kart 8, Super Mario 3D World, and really any Mario or Zelda title, are family friendly. This is really important to some people, and the Wii U has more experiences that are fun for everyone regardless of age.

There you have it, three reasons to buy a Wii U. If you own the system already, comment what you like or dislike about it. If you don't own a Wii U, comment on why you haven't purchased the system.

Amazon Leaks New Details About Super Smash Bros Wii U Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:34:58 -0400 AJ_Labate

Nintendo has done a good job keeping quite about the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros, announcing Monday that the largest feature reveal yet will be coming in a livestream later on week. Unfortunately enough for Nintendo and Super Smash Bros. alike it seems like Amazon has spilt the beans.

The leak comes via its official Amazon listing’s description for the game which reads: “"Whether you're creating stages on the GamePad, competing in challenges crafted by Master Hand and Crazy Hand, or outwitting your opponents in a brand new board game mode, there's no doubt that the ultimate Smash Bros. game has arrived!"

Although Super Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai has already teased the public about this unknown mode, after you put two and two together you can assume that this is the mode that the description is explaining, only reassuring us the validity of the leak.

It appears that for every new Smash Bros. game, there is a new leak. This new leak comes in just a few short months after a leaker at Nintendo revealed the full roster for the new installment.

We've only heard hardly any of the details about the Wii U version so far, since it will share the same characters and general design with the game on 3DS, you figure that game modes differ. With this leak you can clearly see that the Master Hand mode is one of the first major examples of this. It looks like there's a lot in store for Nintendo's Thursday livestream, which promises to show off 50 new things about the console version of the game.

Super Smash Bros for Wii U will launch on November 21 in North America, so be ready to battle it out!

Two New Characters For Super Smash Bros. Thu, 13 Jun 2013 02:21:27 -0400 John Babilonia

Here comes a new challenger!

During Tuesday's Nintendo Direct E3 event, Nintendo revealed two new characters for the upcoming brawler on the Wii U. During the overly extended game trailer gaming legend Mega Man was announced as a playable character; what?! Also "The Villager" from Animal Crossing  will be an addition to the roster upon release, and he means business. 

Mega Man Classic

Nintendo really outdid themselves by catering to Mega Man fans by giving him a classic look and many of his old school special abilities. Everything from the jump animation to his awkward freeze-frame 2D pose while taking damage act as a tribute to the side scrolling classic. Some may think of it as cheesy or unoriginal to add pre-existing visuals to modern games, but being that I grew up playing these oldies I absolutely love the sincerity of implementing older content in a fashionable way. He looks amazing rendered in Wii U graphics for newer players to enjoy, and the old school animations are sure to strike a few chords in us older gamers.

"Does this look like the face of mercy?"

With the smile of a serial killer and the move set of a top tier, "The Villager" rears his cute little head worldwide as an addition to Super Smash Bros. "I have a particular set of skills.." Yea, I bet you do. Seemingly harmless, "The Villager" combines every day shenanigans with very powerful attacks to wreak havoc on unsuspecting victims in the Nintendo brawler. From the trailer I gathered he is an offensive character with a ton of high damage moves and also a couple of counters. You can look forward to trolling your friends with the joy of knowing your character will have an undiscriminating smile the entire ride.

Super Smash Bros. comes out next year on the Wii U and the 3DS. 

Air Dash Online is Coming! Smash On! Mon, 06 May 2013 12:43:01 -0400 Vrothgarr

Being one of a kind ain't easy. The Super Smash Bros. franchise is certainly in a league of its own amongst other fighters, which just goes to show how a great game can foster a professional eSports community over a decade after its release. On a Nintendo console no less! Small but dedicated and astoundingly diverse, the Smash community has never stopped thriving and evolving.

Meet JV5 Games, the next evolution in the genre of Smash. Helmed by competitive Melee player Mike Lau, JV5’s first project is Air Dash Online, a fast paced platform fighter with an emphasis on fluid mechanics and agile character movement. And it’s coming to PC! The Kickstarter for ADO is coming in May 2013, with beta invites for all supporters.

We popped in on Mike, ADO’s lead game designer, for some questions about the community-driven project...

Tell me about the past, present and future of JV5.

Mike Lau: The name itself comes from a reference in the Smash community meaning to have won a perfect game; a name we believe represents the root of the development team and vision.

JV5 Games team members fall into one of two categories. Experience in game development or experience in playing games competitively. Some team members such as Mike Z, from Skull Girls fame, have experience in both. We believe having a balanced team of professional Smash players and professional developers will be key to the successful development of a platform fighter with eSports potential.

As for the future, that’s in the hands of the community and how successfully we grow our reach.


What led up to the creation of ADO?

ML: The (Super Smash Bros.) Melee community had been waiting for an awesome follow up game for years, and unfortunately Brawl was never the game the community had hoped for. A lot of the game mechanics we fell in love with were gutted in hopes that it would appeal to casual players. Since then mods like Project M have become very popular within competitive circles. We plan to take the mechanics from Melee/Project: M and add a few more on top of our unique IP. Essentially creating the game that the community has been waiting for, that we don’t believe Nintendo has any interest in making.


What is the overall style/theme of the game? Plot synopsis?

ML: We know that certain fans will find this aspect of the game important, but for better or worse it isn't a focus of ours at the moment. Currently Robert Wright (Wobbles in the Smash Community) is the lead writer for the game’s narrative elements, but we plan to tie the game’s central campaign to the player’s real world skill level.  In some cases this may require players to participate in online or in person tournaments to advance their personal narrative. Though, we will do our best to align players of similar skill levels to reduce frustration.

To what extent has the game been inspired by SSBM? Is it a clone, a de/remake, or somewhere in between? What elements are inspired by other games, and what is entirely original?

ML: We really love the movement and variable knockback combo system in Melee. We plan to improve the movement further with the introduction of an air dash and an air tech. The attack/block system will be different from the smash series. For what we have in mind, we believe it will force players to read incoming mix-ups further in order to successfully block them. Our main influence is definitely Melee.

What kind of variety can we expect from the fighters? 

ML: We want to create lots of different fighting styles. Slow with strong physical attacks, Zoners, Projectile Fighters, Fast combo-ers, and more. From what we have shown, we have already received some feedback that our characters are currently too similar in that they are all humanoid. We believe that their attack styles will be unique enough, but familiar still to allow players from the Smash community to properly test the mechanics unique to Air Dash Online. Once we have nailed down these five fighters and the game has shown to have developed a good community we intend to make some fighters that have more unique body types like what you would see in the Smash games themselves with fighters such as Yoshi, Jigglypuff, Donkey Kong and Pikachu.

What game modes can we look forward to?

ML: At the moment we are focusing on 1v1 game types.

How does the development team seek to accommodate the fighting "language" of various players?

ML: We are working hard to make sure the game controls feel exceptionally responsive. That’s the key to the success we have seen in Super Smash Brothers: Melee and Project: M. With customization controls and a lot of different options in game to change button layouts, players will be able to focus on each other rather than their controller or keyboard.

What kinds of fighting styles can we expect to see (e.g., weapon based, style based, character/theme based, etc.)?

ML: At the moment we are planning each character to have a skill set that makes sense for their particular ‘style’. Certain fighters will have strengths keeping opponents away from them, while other fighters will focus on maintaining control of the stage or fighting strongest in the air versus the ground, etc.

Are you designing ADO with an eSports scene in mind?

ML: Absolutely! Our second major objective beyond becoming a successful eSports game will be to find ways to help players garner income for developing skill within ADO. That might entail sponsorships or creating tools within the game to make this easier for players in the community to achieve on their own.

How much influence will the community have in design?

ML: Tons! Since we have a Kickstarter in the works, we want all of the backers to have a large influence in the way the game develops. Though the specifics are still being worked out, people interested thus far can expect to have significant input.

To what extent will the storyline be influenced by playing against other fighters for the campaign?

ML: That concept will be at the core of our single player campaign. As we believe players improve fastest by playing against other players, our campaign will focus on players competing against in game rivals at local events and at online tournaments.

What are your plans for distribution?
ML: Digital distribution.

Will we see a beta?
ML: Yes, the kickstarter backers will be our main beta testers.

Are there plans for ongoing development after release?

ML: Of course we would love to continue to develop the game after release, but it depends on how much support we receive from gamers throughout and beyond the initial Kickstarter.

Is there a price point or release date in mind? 
ML: We definitely have that number in mind, but nothing will be official until our Kickstarter goes live.