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Nintendo E3 2013 Wii U + 3DS: First Super Smash Brothers trailer + images
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June 11, 2013, 18:22:55

I have to warn you right now, we're spoiling two new playable fighters, so if you want to come into the new Smash Brothers totally clean well... good luck with that! It appears that the Wii U version is going with a style closer to previous Smash Brothers games (but in glorious HD), while the 3DS version is shooting for a more cell-shaded style?

New to the roster are "Villager" from Animal Crossing and Mega Man from, well, Mega Man!!! Oh man. I can already tell you that the second one is going to be one of my main fighters.

Both Smash Brothers games are due in 2014.

Check out the trailer below and stay tuned for more details!

Source: Nintendo Direct / Nintendo's Youtube channel

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Posted: 06/11/13, 18:22:55  - Edited by 
 on: 06/11/13, 21:08:09    
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Posted by 
 on: 06/13/13, 00:22:24
Yeah, that is a Norman Bates type character for sure.

Posted by 
 on: 06/13/13, 00:24:08

Welp, Mrs_Mustache is a huge Psycho fan so I'm not surprised that she enjoyed the reveal.
She also thought that Wii Fit Trainer was funny. WFT could be a hit!

Posted by 
 on: 06/13/13, 00:28:56
Has she been watching Bates Motel?

Spoke to a friend about E3 last night, and she put Wii Fit Trainer as her best thing about this year's show, so yeah, who knows.

Posted by 
 on: 06/13/13, 10:56:34
I love how almost every ND has a meme come out of it.

Posted by 
 on: 06/13/13, 11:25:30

WFT was a WTF. I was like LOL. I'm optimistic and don't think she'll be a POS.

Posted by 
 on: 06/13/13, 13:25:48
WFT was a random choice, but every Smash game needs a few random characters that barely make sense.

Posted by 
 on: 06/13/13, 17:27:01
Kotaku reporter says Sakurai has confirmed that the tripping mechanic is out.

I actually never played Brawl, but that detail always seemed like a bad idea to me.

Posted by 
 on: 06/13/13, 22:08:48
Yes, I made a whole separate news thread about it. SUE ME.

Posted by 
 on: 06/13/13, 22:18:25
Do we know what the official method for announcing further characters is going to be? I think we even talked about it during yesterday's podcast recording but now I can't remember what it was!

Also, have we gotten any official word on the maximum number of characters in this game?

PS - I want a new game starring THAT MegaMan so. flappin'. bad.

Posted by 
 on: 06/13/13, 22:35:58

Haha, oh yes, she saw the entire thing. I think she enjoyed most of it, but wishes that the entire season was more like the finale. I'll try to get her in here soon so she can use her own words.


I was thinking about this last night, and how "AKI Man" and "THQ Man" were in the THQ wrestling games (WCW/nWo Revenge for sure), and I don't think a single person complained. Whats wrong with jokey characters? I thought R.O.B. was pretty well received. He seems more out of place to me than Wii Fit Trainer. For starters, SHE'S HUMANOID.

R.O.B. is like 14 inches tall!

Posted by 
 on: 06/13/13, 22:41:59
Man I hope the 3DS version isn't going to hold back the Wii U version. But really, it kind of has to, right? Ug.

The following comes from a Kotaku interview with designer Masahiro Sakurai...

"I'm really sorry...If I were to answer that question, I'd get in a lot of trouble in a lot of different ways, so I can't answer. But I think I can say generally that there won't be a trend of adding a lot of third-party characters. You can sort of think of Mega Man as being the special case."

On the 3DS being factored into returning character decisions...

"The reality of the situation unfortunately is that there are certain limitations on the 3DS. So we're forced into the situation where we may need to reduce some characters to a certain degree. but we're really working hard in order to include as many characters as possible."

Posted by 
 on: 06/14/13, 00:12:35

Welp, you guys wanted a handheld Smash Bros. THANKS..A LOT.

Posted by 
 on: 06/14/13, 00:15:25
Sakurai said in the eShop video that the handheld Smash has stages based more on handheld games. So at least the stages will be different. Has this been discussed?

You don't even like Smash Brothers!

Posted by 
 on: 06/14/13, 00:17:34  - Edited by 
 on: 06/14/13, 00:18:09

That is a kick in the jewels.

Well, the third-party thing is fine. Honestly, I'd only be satisfied with like Mog and Simon Belmont at this point, and I'd be perfectly fine with just Mega Man.

But the 3DS version making the Wii U version weaker? That won't fly, Mr. Sakurai. Honestly, I'd rather just one version if it meant avoiding a severely gimped roster on this super-anticipated game. Either that or just make the 3DS version a mini-Wii U version; why have both games have the same (number of) characters, anyway?

This is Smash. It's supposed to be CRAMMED full of content!

Posted by 
 on: 06/14/13, 00:18:04  - Edited by 
 on: 06/14/13, 00:18:46
@Mr_Mustache Who is you guys? I always thought it would be rather pointless.

@Anand Hmm, Nintendo needs to come out and explain how these games connect to each other. Although I half suspect that Nintendo still has no idea themselves. But if they're limiting new characters based on the 3DS version, then we can assume that they have the same character roster? But if they have different stages, how exactly do they connect?! Will there actually be cross-platform gameplay?! If so, how, with different stages? If not, why limit the Wii U characters to the 3DS characters?


Posted by 
 on: 06/14/13, 00:21:47  - Edited by 
 on: 06/14/13, 00:23:47

Sure I do! I played the snot out of the N64 game and Melee. Brawl I wasn't super-nuts about, but that was probably because of a "this again?" type of deal with the amount of time I put into Melee. Also, I really didn't get the Sticker stuff.. Never used any. I'm a Collector!


How is Simon Belmont NOT in these games??


Oh, a ton of people. Throw a poll up! "Before the E3 announcement, who wanted a 3DS Smash Bros.?"

Posted by 
 on: 06/14/13, 00:24:15
"I would consider the changes that we're making this time around not as fixes, but that we're changing the direction. And so the vision for the overall balance of the game in Smash Bros Melee, it was sort of more focused towards more hardcore players. Then when it came around to making Brawl, this was a game that was targeting a Wii audience where there were a lot of beginner players, so it sort of leaned a little bit more in that direction. So now, for this time around, we're sort of aiming for something that is in between those as far as the speed of the game. Because I don't really think this time we're in a situation where we're trying to accommodate that many new players."

Posted by 
 on: 06/14/13, 00:43:36

Just read that and came in here to post about how disappointing it is. If it's holding back something as simple as roster size, think of everything else it could be holding back.

Posted by 
 on: 06/14/13, 00:43:54
That quote says nothing about the 3DSes affect on the Wii U title. If they take out some characters on the 3DS for whatever reason, they don't have to do that on the Wii U one. The argument is simply conclusion jumping IMO. Needs more information.

Posted by 
 on: 06/14/13, 00:44:55
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