Release Dates and Characters for Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and 3DS

Super Smash Bros. Wii UI’m a big fan of the Super Smash Bros. series of games, having started out with the Nintendo 64 version of the game. This year, for the first time ever, they’re bringing Smash Bros. to mobile, with a release on the Nintendo 3DS in addition to the Wii U version.

And from the looks of things, this could be the best edition yet. They’re releasing the same game onto both of their platforms, within the same year. There will be differences in graphics, with the Wii U one obviously being next generation graphics. Both will also feature online play, but not cross console (probably because of some technical limitations in allowing that).

The one thing that I’ll miss from the Wii version of the game is the Subspace Emissary. If you don’t know what that is, it’s a huge game that you played through to unlock many of the characters in the game. I had a great time playing it, and will miss it this time around.

When can we get the game?

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is coming in Winter 2014 (I’m guessing November or early December).
Super Smash Bros. for 3DS is coming on October 3, 2014.

I’ll update with exact release dates when I know them. Feel free to bookmark this entry and check back.

What characters are in the new Super Smash Bros. games?

Zero Suit Samus

We’ll start with the veterans:

Why isn’t Batman: Arkham Knight coming to Wii U?

Batman: Arkham KnightThis week, a new Batman game in the very successful Arkham Asylum game series was announced. I haven’t seen the trailer myself, but from what I understand about the game, it includes a Batmobile that you can control for the first time in the series. This is what Rocksteady is calling “The Epic Conclusion to the Arkham Trilogy.” I have Arkham Asylum for the Xbox 360 and got Arkham City for Xbox 360, followed by the superior Armored Edition for Wii U. And I purchased Arkham Origins, also for Wii U, and thought that it was a suitable prequel to the series that included great new game mechanics. I have been looking forward to announcements of DLC gameplay for that game, until recently when I learned that the next sequel in the series would be announced soon. And then it happened, and the first headline I saw mentioned that it wasn’t coming to Wii U. Instead, it’s only going to be released for Xbox One, PS4 and PC. Is it power related, or is it money related? And I’m not talking about revenue. Read the rest of this entry »

E3 2010: Nintendo News

This week was Nintendo’s Press Conference at E3. The announcements that were made completely topped last year’s show and puts Nintendo on top as the definite winner of this year’s E3.  Last year I was a bit disappointed even though I was pleased by what was announced.  I was hoping for three properties to be announced that weren’t.  This year, those three properties were all accounted for: Donkey Kong, Kid Icarus and Zelda!

This year’s list is ridiculously long.  I can’t even begin to tell you how much Nintendo has just blown my mind.  While looking into the games that I wanted to write about, I found more games that Nintendo has announced at E3.
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Donkey Kong Country Returns! Coming to Wii, a true sequel!

A couple of years ago I wrote an article called “Donkey Kong Country Trilogy, My Dream Game” never thinking that it would actually happen.  Nor that a true sequel would actually happen.  But this week I have been given an amazing gift from Nintendo.  They announced a new DKC game at E3!  This wasn’t the only game that surprised me at this E3 and I’ll be writing my response to a bunch of the games that Nintendo announced like I did last year.

This game, however, is enough for me to feel that Nintendo has won this years E3 Expo.  I know that this is a selfish reason, though.  I’m completely pumped about the game and look forward to jumping back into the DKC world when the game comes out this fall.  The original is my all time favorite video game, and I loved the sequels as well.  I just never dreamed that I would see another one so soon.

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Super Mario Galaxy 2 Release Date is May 23

One of the absolute best games for the Nintendo Wii is Super Mario Galaxy.  I had such a good time playing through that game, that I am hoping to find the time to play through it all again.  In fact, I played through it twice the first go around, because of what happens when you get all of the stars.  When it was over, I was hoping for more.  I did not expect Nintendo to deliver, though, as there hasn’t been a proper Mario sequel since the Nintendo Entertainment System, with Super Mario Bros. 1, 2 and 3.  On the Super NES, there was the sort of sequel, Yoshi’s Island: Super Mario World 2.  But That wasn’t a proper sequel game.

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Is Lego Lord of the Rings possible?

Warner Brothers announced the purchase of a controlling share in Rocksteady Studios, who are the creators of the excellent Batman: Arkham Asylum video game.  It’s almost as if they allowed Rocksteady to use the Batman license as a trial run, in anticipation of a purchase later on.  Rocksteady certainly proved themselves, and I hope that they also give Superman a shot, once they’ve finished Arkham Asylum 2.

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