Super Smash Bros. coming to Wii U and 3DS in 2014

Mega Man and Animal Crossing's Villager being included in the roster.

Nintendo has announced that its latest Super Smash Bros. will be released for both the Wii U and 3DS.

Both versions of the game will be released in 2014, and each will be available for download from the Nintendo eShop.

The 3DS version of the game showed a more cel-shaded style, whereas the Wii U version featured a style more reminiscent of Super Smash Bros. Brawl on the original Wii.

Nintendo did not mention if both games had to be purchased separately, or whether there would be connectivity between the two versions.

Capcom is bringing Mega Man to the series, and the Villager from Animal Crossing will also be included in the roster. Alongside the newcomers, Nintendo announced that Mario, Donkey Kong, Link, Samus, Kirby, Fox, Pikachu, Bowser, and Pit would be returning to the series.

Nintendo adds that the Miiverse community for Super Smash Bros. will be opened today.

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falconkick17
falconkick17

if they add bowser jr i will buy a wii u

JustWingin_IT
JustWingin_IT

Well my two cents is this, the graphics look great, the gameplay i'm guessing will be tight... BUUUUUT I really wish Super Smash Bro's would go back to the sound effects from the original Smash Bros. The huge pow when ya delivered a smash hit, the way the Falcon Punch used to devastate without the lame southern accent... Please go back to the better sounds of yesterday... That is all..

frylock1987
frylock1987

Mega Man in Smash Brothers. The one game to make me purchase a Wii U at some point.

WWE6427
WWE6427

They put the wii fit trainer in the game wtf

Metal_Gear_LR
Metal_Gear_LR

.............what I want to know is if snake and sonic made it back to the roster, and who got cut...I.E. they swap out a pokemon again and oh yeah! will there be DLC to come? Thats the beauty of DLC they can keep coming with character packs and maps, I'd also like to see better costumes, instead of a color stream why not alternates? For instance the animal crossing villager doesnt have to be a boy, I know there is a girl villager, also instead of mario you could have doctor mario as a skin....these ideas arent hard nintendo....LET US KNOW!!!! GAHH I KNEW I SHOULDNT HAVE SOLD MY TIME MACHINE FOR A KLONDIKE BAR TO LUCIFER!!! 

geeet3
geeet3

are any games coming out any time soon nintendo?

supershmo
supershmo

but does it play like melee?

hatieshorrer
hatieshorrer

I was hoping for Ezio it would have helped bring in a crowed that may not have played Smash before and Smash hasnt had an assassin yet.  Snake isnt an assassin hes a soldier of fortune.

Bayonetta would have also been a good idea.

cboye18
cboye18

Put either heihachi, kazuya or jin in the game...

cboye18
cboye18

Wii fit trainer?? Wtf... Is this an april joke?

Slagar
Slagar

Will haz Sonic? :(

houshidar
houshidar

When nintendo does it, Oh its nintendo and thats peoples childhood. When Call of duty does it, "its the same shit over and over again".  Whatever you label it, eventually the same formula wont work, its worked for 25 years with nintendo, but it looks like they either need to get with the times or get out of the console business and just produce games for other consoles to satisfy their ever decreasing fan base.

osxgp
osxgp

Nintendo needed SSB (or something big) to come out this year. That is what has been an ongoing disappointment for me with Nintendo; games are so far and few between. There hasn't been anything that has given me a reason to own any of the next gen consoles aside from bragging rights. What about Zelda Wii U? With the PS4 and Xbox One coming out this year, Nintendo should have done something better than announce a couple of games that won't come out until next year; and that is IF SSB comes out before the next E3. My guess is SSB will come out the later part of 2014.

DarkE0n
DarkE0n

Okay, the Wii Fit Trainer video was pretty funny. Now I'm really curious as to who they'll think of next for the new roster. Should be fun.

For what it's worth, if Namco Bandai is listening, then I'd like to toss in a vote for Lloyd Irving along with everyone else who's been saying the same thing.

XenoNinja
XenoNinja

smash bros wii u is just brawl with new characters. garbage! it's even got the same stages!

SmartGhost
SmartGhost

can the new smash be played on just wii 


jd7904
jd7904

do they have a character list yet? I hope they still have Sonic XD

frylock1987
frylock1987

@hatieshorrer  

except Assassins Creed has really never had a game on a Nintendo COnsole.....Snake on the other hand, has had a few.

cboye18
cboye18

My brains...my brains... Oh god why?

cboye18
cboye18

Oh shit i forgot about that! I very much hope not..

YukoAsho
YukoAsho

@houshidar Considering we usually only get one of these games every console generation, I don't see the comparison with CoD.  There's been a CoD game every year since 2007, contrast with one Mario Kart per console, one 3D Mario per console, etc... The only franchise Nintendo legitimately milked was Mario Party, and they stopped that after gamers told them MP9 sucked.

Vegamyster
Vegamyster

@houshidar Oh stop making things up. Call of Duty puts out a new game each year that plays exactly the same as the previous games, Nintendos only franchise that plays and looks the same is the NSMB's series which only comes out once per console cycle, not every year. Also Nintendo has dominated last gen sales wise in both consoles and software, the Galaxy games are two of the highest rated games ever on gamerankings (1 being in first while 2 being in third)

Nintendo has also made 30 years of straight profit with only 1 loss last year so they're not going anywhere, asking them not to make a Mario or Zelda is like telling MS not to bring Halo/Gow or Sony to have Killzone/Uncharted.

GrandMaster555
GrandMaster555

@houshidar I love my Wii U.  Never understood the whole Nintendo Hater thing, are you part of some secret underground club?

andrescapo_
andrescapo_

@houshidar What people like you tend to not realize is that even if its "the same formula" every game is fresh in some way, mainly because they are not released every year.

Brawl was released on 2008 and the next Smash will be released in 2014. Do you know how many Call of Duty games have or will be released from 2008 to 2014? The answer: 7

jd7904
jd7904

@houshidar Well if getting with the times means super ultra realistic brown shooter 27 for $120 with all the DLC BS no thank you. XD

osxgp
osxgp

@houshidar True, but COD will never have the charm of Mario or Zelda. Nostalgia is what Nintendo goes for. Ask Disney about that and all the movies they keep in their vault to re-release every generation.

jd7904
jd7904

@Strider8009 Ristar? Tails? Dynamite Heady? Kid Chameleon? Alex Kidd? Oh the possibilities!

andrescapo_
andrescapo_

@DarkE0n I have been wishing for Lloyd Irving since they told us Namco Bandai was developing the game.

jd7904
jd7904

@SmartGhost no 3ds & wii u only

houshidar
houshidar

@Vegamyster @houshidar CoD sales are decreasing yearly.

Nintendo brings them out once every life cycle and nothing else, same reason gamers arent buying the Wii U.

Wii Sales were high due to it being sold as a "fitness" and "party" console, it fared very poorly with core gamers.

Mario Galaxy games are severly overrated, I have both, they are fun but no way near the inflated ratings. 

Nintendo have made a profit so far, but now its starting to decline, in handheld they might still have a chance but console wise its slowly coming to an end for them now.


houshidar
houshidar

@andrescapo_ Its the same formula, it may be "fresh" to you, but not to many others and that shows by how poorly Nintendo is doing this gen and how little they have to show at E3. I feel almost every mario game is made multiple times, be it super mario bros, paper mario, or mario galaxy, its the same unless its one that fans did take to too well like sunshine. Same with Zelda its always the same formula. 

If that is what you like then great, I am glad nintedo scratches that itch for you, but for the majority of people they need things to be "fresh" in the sense that they want something entirely new, not the same thing over and over but on a new console. And yes CoD is the fifa/madden/Nba live of the FPS genre and its sad, but their success and sales are steadily decreasing too now. what does that say?

houshidar
houshidar

@jd7904 @houshidar Im not saying getting with the times is go buy call of duty, I infact dislike call of duty I played the very first ones, CoD, CoD 2, CoD3 loved em then played Cod MW and liked that too but after that it wasnt for me. I actually find them to have now defined the meaning of generic shooter. My point was more about Nintendo being Praised by its few fanboys for its continual release of the same game version 2.0, 3.0 etc. But Call of Duty does it and people scorn them for it thats all. Both need to move on.

houshidar
houshidar

@osxgp @houshidar yea but how is it "nostalgia" when its released intermittently over 25 years? how many super mario bros games have their been? I get nostalgia when I play crash bandicoot games but I sure as hell wouldnt want an annual release of it, Im glad naughty dog stopped after 3, sold the IP (Crash games after sucked ass) and started making new games like Jak and daxter and then Uncharted. 

Sure Mario was fun but how much better would it be if nintendo made new IP? instead of re-inventing and rehashing the old stuff over and over? think about it, Nintendo have like what? 2 big Mascots? wouldnt it be better if they had 20? Sup to you but I think you are in an every decreasing minority.

Vegamyster
Vegamyster

@houshidar People are waiting for a reason to buy a Wii-U and the games are coming, you honesly think the Xone & Ps4 will sell as good as their predecessors in this economy? Also keep in mind the Wii-U is now the only next gen console with free online & backwards compatibility.

"core gamers" go after the Wii because they want them out of the console race, i've been hearing it since the Ps1. Good for them.

Nintendo's profit went up from last year and this is before any big first party games for the Wii-U have come out or Pokemon X/Y, A Link Between Worlds on the 3DS.

houshidar
houshidar

@superjuggen @houshidar @GrandMaster555 Lol ok I'M the butthurt one, right ;) and I dont like CoD it was just there for comparison. Also FFVII was nice, but Im sure if you made 3 more games in the same universe it would lose its novelty and people wouldnt like it so much. "loveable characters" are only loveable after so many iterations. 

superjuggen
superjuggen

@houshidar @GrandMaster555 Way to troll, bro. Get more butthurt, please. Ever thought about Nintendo having lovable characters, while CoD doesn't? Why people think FFVII is miles better than other FF games? There you might find the answer why some people keep playing the "same" games over and over. You think you know better than anyone else. I bet you're fun at parties...

Metal_Gear_LR
Metal_Gear_LR

@houshidar @osxgp 
....well.....here's the problem with that, look at nintendo and xbox, now name their hardcore mascots, probably took you 1.5 seconds to think of master chief and mario am I right? thats cause they iconic characters that sell big, now look over at sony who's weighing in on their corner? Drake? Killzone guy? maybe you think back and pick crash bandicoot...welll you cant pick him he got sold off, point being microsoft and nintendo have their champs and thats becuase people like their games that the companies "re-hash" as you might say. Take playstation all-stars for example...they were reaalllly stretching that roster out, I mean jak and daxter? their last game was a spin-off on the psp, dont get me wrong I'm a huge jak and daxter fan got a poster of them behind me right now in fact, but what I'm saying is if companies kept on making new characters we wouldnt have such great characters now....

houshidar
houshidar

@osxgp Disney is actually the worse example you can use, they come up with consistently new stuff and sure there may be the new 3D version of the classics like lion king, but Disney continues to do new, they havent made 10 versions of Cinderella and what not.

osxgp
osxgp

@houshidar @osxgp Make no mistake, I didn't say I was Nostalgic for Nintendo. I'm saying Nintendo relies on the Nostalgia to keep pushing the games. As for a new IP or new Nintendo mascot? Not likely to happen. Ill refer to Disney because they do the same thing over and over just like Nintendo. Why??? It sells. Why do you see a new Call of Duty every year? It sells. COD has become like Madden Football with the yearly installments. If it is an easy buck, why would these companies change if they don't have to???