E3 2011: New Super Smash Bros. game in development

Nintendo announces fresh entry in the brawler series for 3DS and just-announced Wii U; titles promised to work together on both platforms "in some fashion."

LOS ANGELES--The Super Smash Bros. series has been dormant since 2008's well-received Super Smash Bros: Brawl, but now the fighting franchise is leaping back to life.

Everyone clap your hands, because a new Smash Bros. game is coming.

During Nintendo's E3 2011 media briefing this morning, the gaming giant announced that a new Super Smash Bros. game is currently in development.

Nintendo did not offer much in the way of details relating to the new game, but did note that the title is currently being created for the just-announced Wii U and 3DS. Additionally, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata said both games will work together on both platforms "in some fashion."

Fore more on Nintendo's latest announcements, check out GameSpot's live show from E3, which begins today at 12:00 p.m. PDT.

For more info on Nintendo's latest console, the Wii U, be sure to check out our Nintendo Wii U: Everything You Need To Know feature or watch Nintendo's E3 2011 Press Conference to see the full reveal.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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anfunny
anfunny

They should get rid of all the characters except one. Most unbalanced fighting franchise ever made. Melee had a good base gameplay experience, but brawl was pure garbage competitively. 

ikethebest
ikethebest

well i guess its going to be a fun game, i hope at least that they keep al he characters they have now and put in new ones. like no one could even thought of, like: banjo, a boo, bowse jr. , roy ( know he has ben in the previous games), skull kid and tinkle!

 

for the namco bandai i would like: goku, naruto, pacman and bomberman 

BabySyns
BabySyns

two more to add would be skull kid and young link with the transformation masks

BabySyns
BabySyns

they should add bomberman, megaman, banjo, krystal, roy, lloyd, goku, naruto, sora, shadow and sonic thats just my wish list

BenBen425
BenBen425

Bring back mew two and roy dont take out ness kirby or pikachu

Wazup67
Wazup67

They should make it for wii to

SageOfSilence
SageOfSilence

I really hope they put benders from like the Avatar series.

 

seahorse2
seahorse2

I really hope they put some new Mother characters in.

bgghgubcjhgknjk
bgghgubcjhgknjk

Seriously for this they could add a few characters, a few levels, and new trophies and sounds and masterpieces and use the same graphics engine from brawl or even melee and i'd be happy. Interesting idea is putting all the info on the bottom screen like health and stock or time and that'd clear up the screen a lot

Drazonix
Drazonix

Sorry, but Kid Icarus Uprising multiplayer is so awesome, that this game won't be able to replace the awesomeness. Trust me, Kid Icarus Uprising is the BEST FIGHTING GAME OF ALL TIME ON ANY DS SYSTEM...

LeahMyles
LeahMyles

They spelled "for" wrong. It's "for" not "fore". Still, I'm willing to bet the new game will be amazing.

alainsaurus
alainsaurus

this game alone will make me buy a 3ds and a wii u

kingcamel
kingcamel

my top 5 characters bowser junior, lanky/chunky kong (most likely wont happen), megaman, ryu, charmander top 5 unique aspects i want more hadcore styled fighting with epic combos, evolving pokemon, MUCH improved level custimization, story mode with less repetetive enemys, more UNIQUE characters, for example ice climbers, pok.trainer, olimar PLEASE SEND THIS TO NINTENDO

MrScribblenauts
MrScribblenauts

Cmon, why would they worry about Kid Icarus over SSB? I bet the majority of gamers would choose Super Smash over Kid Icarus any day.

rhog45
rhog45

@Drazonix shut yOUR MOUTH YOU OVER-HYPED 4TH GRADER 1. the games still in development,2.Nintendo doesnt just let anyone know theyre charecters and 3.F-zero isnt a charecter so shut up.

Drazonix
Drazonix

GUARANTEED NEW CHARACTERS Megaman F-Zero Ichigo Ryu Naruto Goku Sora Luffy etc...I know this because Nintendo sent me a message when I e-mailed them. Be happy at the characters people.

dark_hound20
dark_hound20

hopin for like 50 characters in the new roster i would love to have a wide selection. giv us some amazing surprises too. please fix wifi to be competiive and not lagy every game

inso-maniac
inso-maniac

waluigi, daisy, toad, toadette, koopa kid also for some reason they added wiggler and the bee from mario galaxy in mario kart 7 so them too

RavageCobra
RavageCobra

@megakick Nintendo said the Wii will coexist with the Wii U during it's beginning of release.

HikezKasama
HikezKasama

Im getting this.....Just imagine how much fun im gonna have.

BulletBill1991
BulletBill1991

Megaman would be an excellent addition to SSB, I am also in favor of them putting Banjo and Kazooie in

Maurik03
Maurik03

best fight game ever!!!! hope they put kisuke from muramasa

chazy035
chazy035

You can't play smash bros on a tiny 3DS screen, idiots. Gimme my thumbs down!!

baconater87
baconater87

if they don't have mr resseti i'm going to nintendos head quarters and slapping the lead designer in the face

gurvmlk
gurvmlk

Far as characters go, they really need to have somebody like Geno or Mallow. If they might again have non-Nintendo characters like they did in Brawl, then those two would fit perfectly because they aren't owned by Nintendo (ending credits in Mario & Luigi references this toward Geno), but they starred in a Mario game.

wolfieboy13
wolfieboy13

if it takes them a while to make the game it wont be that bad if its something good we are waiting to play

coolwhipguy101
coolwhipguy101

fox should have a new move where he says "do a barrel roll" and a bunch of cruisers come on the field and start doing barrel rolls, that could even be a final smash if there are any. or if they want they can make it better by adding peppy and giving him that move

UNDEADxSPARTAN
UNDEADxSPARTAN

Super Smash Bros. is the most fun fighting game EVER. I need it once it comes out (soon I hope).

screamXD1
screamXD1

*flashback to the day sonic was confirmed* I can not wait. =)

BasilVZero
BasilVZero

Woot , more reason to buy a nintendo system for me *-*

mariokirbysonic
mariokirbysonic

@Birkin I see your point, and for one I adored the Rocket Knight series. Unfortunately Konami has discontinued the series for such a long time, so I don't know the likely-hood of that happening. But who knows? Heck, Nintendo put Pit in Brawl, and until recently we only knew one other game with his name in it, and that was in the 8-bit era. I'm not sure if they would put both Sparkster AND Axel Rod, but I would like to have one put in. Megaman, on the other hand, is an easy add to the SSB series in my mind. Either him or X, they're pretty similar.

mariokirbysonic
mariokirbysonic

PLEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSEEEEEEEEE COME OUT SOOOON!!!!!! I am NOT letting this game go by unnoticed! Nor will anyone else, I believe.

DJ21superdude
DJ21superdude

OH MY GOSH I WANT IT SO BADLY WHEN IS IT COMING OUT!!!???????!!!!!?????????

Fobmescs
Fobmescs

I can't believe it! Super Smash Bros. 4 is in development.

RabidBurp
RabidBurp

Another Super Smash Bros. game? *INSTA-PURCHASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSE*

MasterBlade7123
MasterBlade7123

@anfunny then u suck end of story flag this if u feel im wrong. 


MasterBlade7123
MasterBlade7123

@ikethebest on your list Bomberman, Banjo if he was able but he isn't, roy, skull kid, u people like tinkle so him 2 i guess. I bet 10,000 that Dixie will be in the next one.  

MrBlutzIII
MrBlutzIII

 @bgghgubcjhgknjk 

I agree with you some extra characters that we've never seen before would be pretty awesome, and maybe even like new game types, i think like a capture the flag would be awesome(probably only on curtain maps though), like having one flag on each side of the map and everyone battling for the flags!  and have so many points to get to or timed.

MasterBlade7123
MasterBlade7123

@anfunny @MasterBlade7123 Every fighting game has a tier list. The random tripping, ill give u that, they should of had a option to turn that off. It was slower but that doesn't effect skilled players. Hopefully they increase the speed back to melees. A button delay? Never notice that one. That might just be u. I don't like how every fighting game has a tier list but thats just the way it is. Developers attempt to make every character balanced but it never seems to ever be. You know the people who don't play games foreal and always ask, who is the best character? Yea, I don't like those people. Pick who u like develop your skills and you could possibly change the tier standings. Anyway, I hope those minor issues don't deter u from play Smash.