Super Smash Bros. Update Coming July 31st

Tournament mode, Stages, Mii Costumes, and more!

 

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U & 3DS will get a massive update with new content for players around the globe.
This new update will be arriving July 31st (Confirmed for Japan and Europe) and is set out to include the following:
Hyrule Castle

Super Smash Bros. 64 Stages

Many Smash players have been there from the very beginning, day 1, back on the Nintendo 64, so it should come as no surprise that the new game’s been getting some nostalgic love with classic stages.
Kongo Jungle and more recently, the DLC stage, Dream Land (64, not to be confused with the 3DS Stage of the same name).
The new stages revealed to be returning from the N64 are Hyrule Castle and Peach’s Castle, arguably, two of the most popular stages back in  the original Smash, particularly Hyrule Caslte.
Peach’s Castle
There’s no official price yet, but we’re speculating that their price tag will be the same as it was for Dream Land (64), $1.99 for either one version of the game, and $2.99 for the bundle of the two.
Tournament Mode
Tournament mode was announced to finally return to Super Smash Bros. with new online features like user-made tourneys and tourneys made from Nintendo staff.
It’s noteworthy that there’s no sign to weather or not the 3DS version will be getting tourney, we believe it’ll be coming but don’t want to hype you in vain.
Chrom from Fire Emble
Mii Fighter Costumes

There’s also a handful of new costumes for the Mii Fighters to wear, including Chrom from Fire Emblem Awakening for the Mii Swordsman, King K. Rool from the Donkey Kong series for Mii Brawler, and new Smash-themed sweaters for all, Gunner, Swordsman and Brawler.
King K. Rool

 

Smash Sweater Mii Gunner
Smash Sweater Mii Brawler
Smash Swordsman Mii Gunner

Super Smash Bros. E3 2015 Round-Up!

Ryu, Lucas & Roy on Smash, Tekken, Splatoon, Mega Man Mii Costumes, New Stages, and Much More!

We present to you a complete review and round-up of all the new content announced on the Super Smash Bros. E3 2015 live event hosted by Sakurai, all directly to you!
New Fighters
All fighters will have their own trophies for beating both classic and All-Star mode with them, they also have their own announcer tracks and icons.
Lucas will be returning to Smash after his absence on the release of the Wii U and 3DS games, his move set and appearance will be the identical to the way it was in Brawl.
Roy comes back after his break from Brawl and release on Wii U and 3DS, he has given a design overhaul and a move set retouch.
While his moves will work on a similar fashion to the way they did on Melee, they will have a fire effect and will deal much more damage than they did on his original appearance.
Roy will be the strongest one out of the Marth/Lucina/Roy set of moves.
Ryu has proved to be the most unique character on Super Smash Bros. yet, his moves mirroring his attacks from Street Fighter 2 and 3, and not only that, but you can input the exact same commands and Ryu will do them!

To catch the full list of commands, you can check the list here: Ryu Character Page – Super Smash Bros.

Ryu will be bundled with his stage from Street Fighter 2, Suzaku Castle.

Mii Fighter Wave 2 Costumes

Each costume will be available for both Smash Wii U and 3DS, and the full list includes Isabelle Hat, Heihachi Wig, Akira Wig, Jacky Wig, Zero’s Helmet, MegaMan.EXE’s Helmet, Inkling Wig, Inkling Squid Hat, Isabelle Outfit (Gunner), Heihachi Outfit (Brawler), Akira Outfit (Brawler), Jacky Outfit (Brawler), Zero’s Armor (Swordfighter), MegaMan.EXE’s Armor (Gunner), Inkling Outfit (Gunner).

Stages

A new Stage, Miiverse, will be available now for free, which will have Miiverse posts from users all over the world, the stage will be a Wii U exclusive, available with an update.

Stages from the N64 game will be available, right now the only stage available is Dream Land, but soon Hyrule Castle and a Mushroom Kingdom will be available for purchase.

Amiibo

Amiibo for Mii Fighters (Gunner, Swordsman and Brawler), Mr. Game & Watch, Duck Hunt, Falco and R.O.B. were all announced, and will be coming alongside Dr. Mario and other this September.

For more details, product pricing on the DLC, you can check the official Smash Bros. site: Super Smash Bros. DLC
You can watch the video right here:
What do you think of all these news for Smash? Let us know in the comments bellow.
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About Paco

Growing up in the late 90’s, Paco’s intoduction to video games was Mario 64, and he hasn’t really stopped ever since, he’s also a player kin to Wind Waker, having beatin it an unholy amount of times, and completed it at least 5 times, or so ge claims.

Super Smash Bros. Live Stream June 14th 2015

Super Smash Bros. Live Presentation 2015!

The live presentation will take place this upcoming June the 14th, the same day as Lucas’ release in Smash, and it’ll discuss upcoming content, both paid and free.

It comes as no surprise to learn it’ll be the same day as the release of Lucas and the Miiverse Stage, we can expect news on characters, stages, costumes and maybe even new modes that’ll become available for the game.

It’s noteworthy that rumor has it that Masahiro Sakurai himself will be hosting the event.
What do you hope we’ll be seeing in the event? Let us know in the comment section bellow, the hype is back in Smash!

Lucas Joins Smash Bros. Wii U & 3DS June 14th

PK STARSTORM!

Nintendo has announced through their official Twitter account that the young Mother 3 protagonist will be making his triumphant return to the Smash Bros. series after been missing from the Smash Bros. Wii U & 3DS launch.

Back in April, we brought you a round-up and a discussion video on the Nintendo Direct where Lucas was announced for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U & 3DS, after been missing for a couple months from the Smash series. Now it’s been announced that the character will be available starting June 14th, at 8 am Pacific Time.
You can watch the official tweet right here, were Nintendo explains that Lucas will be a paid  DLC character, just like Mewtwo before it for those who didn’t register both versions of the game on Club Nintendo:
We will be bringing you a small review of the character as soon as it comes out, so stay tuned. What do you think of Lucas’ return to Smash Bros., are you hoping other characters make a comeback? Solid Snake, Squirtle, Roy, maybe? Please let us know in the comments: 

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Mewtwo Strikes Back on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U & 3DS

Mewtwo’s Finally Back to Nintendo’s All-Star Fighter. the first of many to come.

Today, Club Nintendo has begun sending the download codes to owners of both the Wii U and 3DS versions of Super Smash Bros. from all around the world, so they can once again, they’ll fight as the Legendary Pokémon himself in Smash!

A couple years ago, if you asked Smash Bros. fans and Brawl players who did they miss the most from Melee, you were very likely to hear the name Mewtwo.
Mewtwo’s moveset isn’t too different from his Melee incarnation, but he has of course been balanced to fairly work wi

th the Wii U and 3DS games. His special moves in particular, are design-wise identical to their previous versions, with only a few tweaks and overall sped-up from their GameCube versions.

If you weren’t one of the lucky ones to register both copies of the game on Club Nintendo, you’ll be able to buy and download the fighter on April 28th of this year for $3.99 for either the Wii U or the 3DS version or $4.99 to play it on both.

Source: Super Smash Bros. for 3DS/Wii U Downloadable Content Info

Video: TVG Talk – Nintendo Direct April 1st

On this TVG Talk, the TVGamers discuss the content seen on the Nintendo Direct on April 1st. If you didn’t catch it on Youtube when it was released a couple days ago, you can watch it here now.


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Let us know in the comment section bellow your own thoughts on the Direct.

TVG Talk – Nintendo and its evolution on DLC.

Has Nintendo gone from a company that didn’t have any DLC, to one with some of the best?

Nintendo adopted DLC not too long ago, and yet, it seems that it has some of the best offers in the market. With extensive content for a reasonable price.


Villager amiibo has become one
of the rarest and most expensive
amiibo on the aftermaket.

Nintendo can be pointed at for some of their business decisions, with supply of amiibo and collector items not meeting with demand, their new Youtube program, lack of advertisement of their products, among other things. But when it comes down to their DLC, for the most part, has proved to be excelent. It has mainly to do with the fact that they’ve been releasing extensive amounts of content for very reasonable prices.

It’s important to notice first that before DLC arrives to a major game, it first releases a DLC, as some sort of test, Mario Kart 8 had the Mercedez Benz free cars. Hyrule Warriors had the free Ganondorf skin pack for people who owned it the first few weeks of release. And soon Super Smash Bros. will give away Mewtwo for free to owners of both the Wii U and 3DS versions. After releasing said free DLC, Nintendo then proceeds to deliver the paid DLC to said games.

Mario Kart 8 DLC pack has half the amount of tracks
the  retail game has for  a quarter its retail price.

Mario Kart 8 DLC packs 1 & 2, for example, together give you 16 new tracks and a handful of new vehicles and characters including Link of the Legend of Zelda and Villager and Isabelle from Animal Crossing for a quarter the price of the retail game.

Who knows if there’ll be any more DLC for Mario Kart 8, but many fans already have their lists of tracks and characters from previous entries in the series that they’d like to see make a comeback.

Link from Majora’s Mask is available
through Hyrule Warriors’ DLC

Hyrule Warriors is easily the Wii U’s most DLC-filled first party title to date, and its DLC doesn’t seem to be slowing down soon. Weapons, Costumes, Skins, Modes, Characters, the list is quite long, and while it isn’t as generous as Mario Kart’s offer, it’s also quite on a reasonable price, with maybe the exception of skin packs like those for Link, Zelda, and Ganondorf.

The list of DLC is so long now, that if you wanted to buy it all at once you would be paying just a bit short of the retail game, but for people eager to play more of Hyrule Warriors, the content is extensive and different enough to justify the buy.


Mewtwo was in the GameCube entry of the series,
Super Smash Bros, Melee, now is coming back as DLC.

We’re getting a bit ahead of ourselves when talking about Super Smash Bros. DLC. So far all there’s confirmed is the free Mewtwo we mentioned earlier, but honestly, it’s been hinted at so much in the past few months that its basically a fact that more DLC is coming. 

Whether it’s veteran fighters who didn’t return this for the latest entry (like the fan-favorite Mewtwo), stages from previous entries, or entirely new content, fans can’t wait to see what’s next for Smash.

Mario amiibo is one of the amiibo
compatible with the most games.

We touched earlier a bit upon the subject of amiibo, and they’ve turned into a popular new form of DLC, the interesting thing here is, these figurines have compatibility with different games, Mario amiibo, for example, is compatible with Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS, Mario Kart 8, and soon will be compatible with Captain Toad and Mario Party 10.

And they do different things in each game, in Smash, they turn into fighters you can train and level up. In Mario Kart they provide costumes for your Mii. In Hyrule Warriors, Link, Zelda and Sheik amiibo give you special items and all other amiibo give you Rupees or other goods. In Mario Party 10 they’ll unlock an amiibo-based mode. The list expands as new compatible games get announced and released.

It’s amazing how quickly Nintendo has adopted the concept of DLC on its releases in the past few years. These are but a few examples of this, we didn’t mention New Super Luigi U, or Pikmin 3’s DLC, or most of the upcoming titles that are compatible with amiibo. We can’t wait to see what’s next.

Nintendo’s Official Amiibo Site

TVG Talk – The Controllers to Play Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

The Wii U Gamepad, the Pro Controller, The Gamecube Controller, the Wii Remote, and many more.

When Super Smash Bros. came out on the Wii U, many people wondered what controller should they play with, should they stick with the controllers of previous generations? Or should they go with what the Wii U has to offer?


The Wii U Gamepad


When people think of the gamepad, a fighting game might not be their go-to genre, but Smash Bros. has implemented it in a way not too different to the way the Pro, Classic and Classic Pro controllers work, and while it might not be the best one on this list, but if you have a Wii U, chances are you have it since all new Wii Us come with one you won’t have to pay for one, and it’s definitely a good alternative, albeit a bit too heavy and bulky.

The Pro Controller
Probably the best offer from this generation, the Pro controller has that standard controller feel and look, it’s very lightweight, and the battery lasts many, many hours, most multiplayer games require this controller, particularly fighting games, the controller is $49.99 USD but it isn’t that expensive when compared to the Nunchuck, Classic, Classic Pro and Gamecube since you don’t need anything like an adapter or the WiiMote to play.
The Classic and Classic Pro Controllers
While today they’re almost obsolete, the Classic and Classic Pro controllers were the equivalent to the Pro controller on the Wii, but their compatibility goes a little further from that, since you can use them on the Wii U on Wii Mode and on some games compatible with the Pro controller, many people use these to this day.
The reason we’ve put them together on this list is that they are considered by many games to be the exact same controller and Smash Bros. is no different, whether you prefer the flat feel for your sidescroller fighting games or you prefer it with handles is the controller for you.
They aren’t very easy to find nowadays but if you had one from the Wii days or are lucky enough to find one on your local store, they’re a great way to experience Smash Bros. and all the other games compatible with them.
The Wii Remote (or Wii Remote Plus) + Nunchuck
If you had a Wii, chances are you have these, and while these might not be the best way to play a fighting game like SSBU, it’s still descent, and if you want to play local multiplayer they’re great to fill up player spots.
The Wii Remote or Wii Remote Plus (Held Sideways)
Easily the most limited way to play Smash Bros. since you don’t have the 4-button layout, nor the analog stick, nor the shoulder buttons, it’s one controller that all Wii and most Wii U owners have, we would suggest this controller if you’re on a budget or want to play 8-player Smash without buying any more controllers and have more Wii Remotes than Nunchucks.


The New 3DS, New 3DS XL, 3DS, 3DS XL and 2DS with Super Smash Bros. for 3DS
While these aren’t the best way to experience Smash Bros., many players got used to them from the 3DS game and if you want to complete your controllers for Multiplayer Smash, these are good enough for the task.
3DS owners should be warned, you need Super Smash Bros. for 3DS to be able to play with your portable system as a controller.

The GameCube Controller (or WaveBird)
Longtime Smash Bros, fans consider this to be the ultimate controller to play with, and while the controller is more than a decade old, it still holds up well to today’s expectations, while it does lack pushable analog sticks, sets of 2 shoulder buttons per side, none of that is used in Smash Bros., but, while the nostalgia is strong with this one.
It’s also not that necessary if you have the Classic Pro or the Pro controllers since they both give a similar feel, the controller is a little expensive considering it’ll only work with Super Smash Bros. on your Wii U, and the Adapters are incredibly hard to find and when you do, they’re very expensive, for even more than $100 USD.
Considering it’s price and little compatibility with your Wii U, we’d only truly recommend if you already have one, and even then, you might want to wait until a new wave of adapters comes around.
So what controller will you be using? Are you going to buy new controllers? or stick with what you’ve got? Tell us in the comment section bellow.

TVG Talk – The Many Wii U GameCube Controllers

From PDP’s Fight Pad to Smash Bros’ Adapter, We Take a Look at All Licensed GameCube-Style Controllers.

It seems that Nintendo wants to please a very specific set of gamers lately, namely, Smash Bros. fans who prefered to use the GameCube controller on past entries of the series.
The use of this controller in the series dates back to Super Smash Bros. Melee’s original release way back on the GameCube, and when Super Smash Bros. Brawl came out on the Wii, and the Virtual Console release of the original Nintendo 64 title on the Wii, both which allowed the use of this controller, only fueled fans’ preference and use in competitive play.
So when the news arrived that Smash was coming to Wii U, it brought a lot of hype, but with it, the concern of fans that there was no way to use your ol’ reliable GC controller, but ever since, Nintendo has been bringing more and more ways to bring back the old play style.
The Wii U GameCube Controller Adapter and
GameCube Controller Super Smash Bros. Edition.

The Smash Bros. Adapter.

The first one we’ll be taking a look at is one that Nintendo developed themselves and that has brought joy to many fans.
The Smash Bros. Adapter allows you to plug in your GameCube and WaveBird controllers directly to the adapter which itself plugs to the Wii U via USB port.
The Adapter has a price tag of $19.99 USD on Amazon and each Smash-themed GameCube controller costs $29.99 USD in case of not having one already.
This is a perfect choice to truly bring back the play style enjoyed in Melee and Brawl, however, this comes with a price, since it’ll only work for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (At least won’t work with any existing titles nor Wii Mode) and it’s probably not worth it if you don’t have any GameCube or WaveBird controllers already.
The Mario-Themed PDP Wired Fight Pad for Wii U

The PDP Fight Pad

PDP is releasing a Fight Pad (Licensed by Nintendo) in the style of a GameCube controller developed specifically for Smash Wii U, it plugs directly into your Wii Remote or Wii Remote Plus just like existing Wii Classic and Classic Pro controllers.
The controller also has a couple advantages over the GameCube controller, for example, it has two sets of trigger buttons instead of 1 and the Z button, the right analog stick and D-Pad are much bigger, and it has Start, Select and Home buttons, instead of just the Start button.
The Fight Pads will come themed after a famous Nintendo characters, the ones confirmed so far are Mario, Luigi, Yoshi and Peach, and as mentioned before, will work with existing titles such as Super Mario 3D World, Mario Kart 8 and all other titles that support Wii Classic and Classic Pro controllers.
The PDP Wii U Fight Pad is listed at $24.99 USD on GameStop with a release date of 2014.
The Luigi-Themed HORI Battle Pad for Wii U

The HORI Battle Pad

Yet another option for Wii U owners who want a GameCube-style controller (Officially licensed by Nintendo) is the Battle Pad for Wii U by HORI.
This controller too connect to your Wii Remote like the Wii Classic and Classic Pro controllers
The controller is made very closely in shape to a GameCube controller with very few differences, the first is that it has two sets of triggers instead of 1 and the Z button, it has Start, Select and Home buttons, and interestingly, is has a turbo button, with a switch for intensity of the turbo, the intensities are 5, 10, 20.
There’s two versions, one themed after Mario and the other after Luigi.
The HORI Battle Pad for Wii U is priced at $24.99 USD on Amazon.com with a release of November 21st.
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