We’re all aware by now how slow Nintendo can be to react to trends it didn’t initiate. The company is a far better leader than a follower, and whenever it has to adapt to changes established by its competitors…it tends to stumble. We’re still waiting on a decent online plan.
No one outside Nintendo knows which characters will be added to Super Smash Bros Ultimate in the next few months. Shortly before the game’s release Piranha Plant was revealed as the first DLC character, to be followed by five more. During the Game Awards last month, Joker from the Persona series was announced as the second. Who are the remaining four?
Super Smash Bros Ultimate, like the previous two Smash releases, will be fully compatible with amiibo figures. If you’ve been slow to collect them, there’s a way to catch up…if you can manage it. Turns out the Japanese version of the game will have a special edition containing 63 amiibo inside. That isn’t every compatible amiibo, but it’s close.
The popular assumption among Smash Bros fans was that longtime series director Masahiro Sakurai was planning not to include a single-player story mode in Smash Bros Ultimate. The reasons being: they’re time-consuming to make, they’re not as popular as the multiplayer mode, and you can just watch all the cutscenes on YouTube without playing.
For those of you wondering if there would be Smash Bros Ultimate amiibo, the answer is “yes.” Nintendo’s Japanese website confirmed that new amiibo would be out upon the release of the game. Nintendo had confirmed previously that amiibo would still be a part of Smash Bros Ultimate and that all previous amiibo would work with the Switch game.
Masahiro Sakurai was the brainchild behind Super Smash Bros. when it first appeared on the Nintendo 64. Since then it’s grown into one of Nintendo’s biggest hits with a VERY VERY devoted fanbase (we mean very), and each entry has been personally approved by Sakurai, every step of the way.
A new update for Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and 3DS went live this week. Nintendo doesn’t release official patch notes for Smash Bros; thus fans are forced to look into the game code and figure out what is different. It turns out, this time….nothing. Every character is the same as they were pre-patch….except for Bayonetta.
In a new interview with the Japanese website Nintendo Dream, Smash Bros. producer Masahiro Sakurai was asked which character he wanted to include in the latest Super Smash Bros (which just wrapped its DLC production this month) but couldn’t. Sakurai immediately mentioned Geno. In fact, he wanted Geno in the game all the way back in Brawl.
Last month Nintendo revealed the final member of Team Smash, as chosen by a worldwide poll: Bayonetta. And it had an interesting effect on the once-pokey sales of her critically praised sequel from 2014. Suddenly, thousands of gamers realized “Oh right, I need to get around to playing that,” and headed out to the store.
Read the title a second time. We’re not talking about the current Super Smash Bros available for 3DS and Wii U. This is a new feature for the 2001 release Super Smash Bros Melee, for the Nintendo Gamecube. ….No, it’s not official.
Nintendo has been unveiling some very interesting things for fans and gamers in the last few days. First came the reveal of release dates for some of its really big holiday lineup, and now we’ve also gotten information about two highly anticipated Amiibos (via a press release) that’ll be coming this fall/holiday season as well.