Friday will see somewhat of a large update introduced to Super Smash Bros. The Wii U is to receive major updates including the much anticipated Tourney Mode which is made up of two modes, the first of which allows players to compete for the highest points count which will be referring to as Community Tourneys. The second, Regular Tourneys include a more defined rule structure and will only be available at set times.
— Nintendo UK (@NintendoUK) July 29, 2015
YouTube replays will also be introduced into the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros. allowing players to share their match replays to the popular Google owned video sharing service.Click here to read more...
The Game Collection have yet another sale on the go for us with the June Smash Sale which includes a range of titles with up to 40% off.
Get your hands on a copy of the classic Nintendo game Super Smash Bros Brawl for just £12.99 @ Argos via eBay. Not only is the game compatible for the older Wii console it is also compatible for the new generation console the Wii U.
Super Smash Bros Brawl beings together the most colourful cast in video game history for the ultimate fighting experience. Choose your preferred controller and pick you favourite player and take on Nintendo's biggest brawl to date.
Given that the Wii U Basic retails currently at around the £150-£160 mark the offer from Smyths Toys is nothing short of a bargain. For a mere £159.99 you get the Wii U Basic model with a choice of one game from five:
(Please find below links to our reviews on the available games where applicable)
This offer is available online with free delivery or if you choose it's also available to collect from your local store assuming you're desperate to get your race on!
Sometimes two retailers just go nuts trying to price match each other. They've both left other sites way behind today though by offering up Super Smash Bros on the 3DS for £24.85. That's over £10 cheaper than everyone else. Oh well, their profit margin's loss is definitely our gain!
Check out what Jon had to say about the game: "Super Smash Bros. 3DS strains against the hardware and lacks the timeless single-screen play we crave from the franchise, but ultimately delivers an excellent handheld brawler in its own right. Once you get a handle on the controls, you'll enjoy an enormous versatile roster, exquisite handheld visuals, fantastic stage design, addictive multiplayer and content for weeks, even months, of continued play. 8/10".
Thanks to Gooner.
Act fast and you can order a basic Wii U console (the white 8GB one), plus Super Smash Bros and New Super Mario U for an enticing sum of £179.86.
This is a great option for casual gamers or families looking to pick up the console for the cheapest option possible. While the more serious gamer will prefer the 32GB model, this is fine of you're not planning on filling it up with new games on a regular basis. PS4/XO owners tempted by the Wii U's exclusives could do far worse too and with a bit of memory management (or use of an external hard-drive), you could balance the likes of Mario Kart 8 and Zelda Wind Waker HD with ease.
Thanks to Biboboy.
Screw Black Friday, this is a killer Wii U bundle right now. This deal has two of the Xmas big hitters in the form of Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. The Premium console comes with 32GB of memory, which is essential compared to the empty-headed basic model. The bundled amiibo figure can be used to train up an AI character in Smash Bros and unlock unique items in Mario Kart. The Pro Controller will be handy for multiplayer matches too in addition to the gamepad screen in the main box. And you've got your Mario backpack to put it all in when your bored by boxing day. Jokes!
After a painfully slow start, the Wii U is becoming a very tempting purchase for gamers who may already own a PS4 or Xbox One or people looking for a family-friendly console. In addition to the games included in this deal, you'll want to snap up the likes of Bayonetta 2, Super Mario 3D World, Stealth Inc 2 and The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD. Next year's all about Xenoblade Chronicles X though.
This bundle releases December 6th.
Super Smash Bros will release in time for Christmas, meaning that Boxing Day plans are pretty much sorted. If you're not in the market for the Gamecube controller/adapter bundle, The Game Collection are currently running a pre-order for £36.95, which will save you £2 versus the next cheapest retailer Base.com. You can watch a Nintendo rep blatantly let me win a few matches in the linked video above.
Thanks to Ninjin00 @ HUKD!
Good morning! Kick off your slippers, pop the kettle on and welcome to the first edition of a new section we call The Morning Papers.
You might have noticed that way we cover news has changed over the last few months. Rather than bombarding you with editorialised press releases and hype trailers, we'd much rather get stuck into the biggest headlines with articles and features, while keeping you up to date with the latest previews, reviews, interviews, exclusive stories and video content. Especially since the big transatlantic stories break after hours and overnight.
However, we don't want you to be out of the loop when it comes to the latest from our industry. So here is your daily news digest complete with links to the source of the stories, allowing you to get clued up before starting your day.
Or in other words... extra, extra, read all about it!
In case you missed it...
Are you ready to witness some sweet Smash skills? Prepared for a masterclass in high-level play? Then you've come to the wrong place, friend, as I've returned from Gamescom 2014 with footage of me being a total and complete button masher. I strongly suspect that the rep let me win.
However, you'll also get to watch new footage of Marth and advanced character Roselia in action, alongside some of the new Wii U-exclusive stages. Apologies for the resolution, though, which I had to massively ding due to battery life concerns.
Meta Knight got confirmed for Super Smash Bros today, which is pretty awesome, but even better is the massive sale Nintendo are bringing to the eShop this week in honour of the upcoming Super Smash Bros for Wii U and 3DS.
The sale is designed to celebrate some of the New Challengers confirmed for the brawler that'll be out later this year, and also remind people that Nintendo have a bunch of fantastic titles already on release. There's a heady cocktail of retail and VC titles that'll be discounted from tomorrow through to the 21st here in Europe.Click here to read more...
NFC is all the rage these days. No, not some sort of Fried Chicken restaurant. Near-Field Compatibility. This technology powers Skylanders and Disney Infinity, letting you wirelessly transfer data between the games and toys to create a true transmedia experience.
What many of you may not know, however, is that the Wii U GamePad supports this as standard - while Nintendo are quietly working on a 3DS peripheral alongside a range of chipped figurines. They've now announced that Super Smash Bros. will support the toy line... and if handled properly it could totally revitalise the console's prospects while being a whole heap of fun for us gamers to boot.
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You don't have to look very far across the interweb to see pages and pages detailing the doom and gloom of the Wii U these days. Even here at Dealspwn we've been mixed in our opinions of Nintendo's latest console and it's future. But for all the naysayers and harbingers of misery there have also been many who point to a few AAA titles on the horizon that may yet save the floundering machine. And arguably the biggest of these flagship titles is Super Smash Bros.
But despite this franchise having legions of fans, and is almost guaranteed to be a sure-fire hit, could even this title be a double-edged sword for the Wii U? Could it potentially do more damage than good?
Let's start off with the more obvious, and indeed optimistic view of things. The Super Smash Bros' franchise is huge, it has sold nearly 23m units across it's 3 previous games, and when you consider that half those sales alone came from the latest installment on the Wii, it's certainly a franchise on the up.Click here to read more...
Perhaps stretching the definition of the word "news," Nintendo has confirmed that Link's cartoon iteration will star in the next Super Smash Bros. title. There he is, look. Considering that The Legend Of Zelda: Wind Waker is one of Nintendo's major Wii U releases this year, his inclusion isn't hugely surprising.
The confirmed roster currently stands as Mario, Bowser, Link, Samus, Donkey Kong, Fox, Kirby, Pikachu, Peach, Luigi, Kid Icarus' Pit and Captain Olimar, alongside new additions like Mega Man, the Animal Crossing Villager and Wii Fit's Trainer. Super Smash Bros. is out next year on Wii U and 3DS.
Here comes a new challenger. Pikmin protagonist Captain Olimar will make a playable appearance in next year's 3DS and Wii U Super Smash Bros outing, bringing his legions of critters directly into combat. As you can plainly see, getting hit by a red Pikmin seriously hurts.
Naturally there'll also be a Pikmin-themed stage, complete with over-sized vegetation and scenery. Super Smash Bros. is out next year, featuring new cameos from Mega Man, the Animal Crossing Villager and Wii Fit trainer amongst others.
Masahiro Sakurai, the legendary developer behind Super Smash Bros, Kirby and Kid Icarus, has gone on camera to walk us through the new Super Smash Bros. It's headed to 3DS and Wii U, and looks utterly gorgeous if this footage is anything to go by. Expect the Wii Fit trainer to turn up as a new character alongside Mega Man and the Animal Crossing villager.
Such sweet torture, since Super Smash Bros. is unbelievably missing Christmas 2013 to release some time next year.Click here to read more...
First of all, the great news. The new Super Smash Bros. has finally received some gameplay footage, showing off the next iteration of the classic brawler. As you'd expect, it looks fantastic both on Wii U and 3DS.
Now for the good news. Mega-Man has been confirmed as a playable character, complete with all of his diverse arsenal stolen from defeated bosses, along with the villager from Animal Crossing. We like this immensely.
The bad news? In a display of tardiness that would make a particularly lazy hungover sloth look like Usain Bolt, the new Super Smash Bros. won't release until next year, thus ignoring the next few months (not to mention Christmas) out of hand. Once again, "please wait," has become the Wii U's de facto slogan.Click here to read more...
Nintendo has announced a global Nintendo Direct broadcast for 11th June at 15:00 GMT, which will replace their usual E3 press conference. They'll use this international platform to "provide updates about future Wii U games," and almost certainly unveil three heavy-hitting first party franchises. "We will discuss new Smash Bros., 3D Mario game, Mario Kart and other Wii U titles in our #NintendoDirectNA before the start of E3," reads a recent tweet from Nintendo Of America, which got us rather excited on Monday. No pressure, but this needs to deliver.
We'll look to host the presentation on-site, but you'll also be able to watch it on the Nintendo Direct website.
According to a new tweet from Nintendo, they plan to properly reveal three of their biggest first-party Wii U titles in a Nintendo Direct presentation before E3. "We will discuss new Smash Bros., 3D Mario game, Mario Kart and other Wii U titles in our #NintendoDirectNA before the start of E3," reads the missive, which is music to our ears since the console doesn't really have any confirmed system sellers on the horizon as yet (sorry Pikmin 3).
We'll naturally keep you posted with the date, links and on-site embed code for the presentation. There's less than a month to go until E3, so expect firm details soon. Also this.
Super Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai is worried that his crippling arm pain, diagnosed as calcific tendonitis, might be adversely affecting development of the next game in the series.Click here to read more...