Super Smash Bros. creator explains why “a lot of players gave up on Melee”

Super Smash Bros. Melee is widely regarded as the best game in Nintendo's popular fighting series due to a number of factors, including its competitive aspect. However, Super Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai thinks that a significant amount of fans gave up on it: “When you talk about audience, I don’t really think too much … Continue reading Super Smash Bros. creator explains why “a lot of players gave up on Melee”

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai says fanboys make a lot of “strange requests”

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai recently took to Twitter to share some of his thoughts with his followers. One comment focused on the many strange requests by certain fanboys. Here's his comment in full: There are a lot of fanboys, so there are a lot of strange requests and questions…. But really, I’m … Continue reading Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai says fanboys make a lot of “strange requests”

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai reveals stage development process, music tracks and more

In a recent issue of Famitsu, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai reveals various tidbits regarding the highly-anticipated fighting game: Sakurai reconfirms that there are 34 Castlevania music tracks Some stages took upwards of a year to develop Omega/Final Destination and Battlefield versions of each stage were especially difficult Manpower was strained because they … Continue reading Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai reveals stage development process, music tracks and more

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate characters can be unlocked by simply tapping their amiibo

It looks like you'll be able to unlock Super Smash Bros. Ultimate characters with little to no effort. According to an official Best Buy Canada listing, fighters can be accessed by simply tapping their amiibo. The following description is attached to the Wolf amiibo; similar wording has also been spotted for newcomers Inkling and Ridley: … Continue reading Super Smash Bros. Ultimate characters can be unlocked by simply tapping their amiibo

Video: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate may have more than 103 stages

A total of at least 103 stages will be in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, but because the popular Battlefield and Omega forms can also be selected for each stage, more than 300 total stages are available right from the start. Each stage in the game will also support eight-player battles and feature the ability to turn off … Continue reading Video: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate may have more than 103 stages

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai discusses the series’ impact and a future based on demand

In a recent interview with The Guardian, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai discussed numerous related topics, including how the series has always been a dream project, how it aims to appeal to all types of players and the future of Super Smash Bros. as a whole. Read on below for a few excerpts from … Continue reading Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai discusses the series’ impact and a future based on demand

Nintendo says Super Smash Bros. success isn’t due to a “happy accident”

The folks at Nintendo Life recently spoke to Nintendo's Bill Trinen about the Super Smash Bros. series. There's an opinion amongst certain members of the gaming community that Smash became popular almost due to a "happy accident" - a stance insinuating that Nintendo and series creator Masahiro Sakurai didn't really know what they were doing, … Continue reading Nintendo says Super Smash Bros. success isn’t due to a “happy accident”

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai explains the importance of presentations

Super Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai recently posted a new column in one of the latest issues of Famitsu, where he goes in-depth on the topic of presentations and discusses how he went about the roughly 20-minute reveal of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate at E3. He shares some tidbits as well, including the fact that … Continue reading Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai explains the importance of presentations

Video: First-ever Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct now officially available in Korean

In the first-ever Nintendo Direct for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, it was revealed that Simon Belmont from the Castlevania series and King K. Rool, the main antagonist from the original Donkey Kong Country games, are both joining the game as playable fighters. The video presentation also shared additional information on Echo fighters, new stages, new modes … Continue reading Video: First-ever Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct now officially available in Korean

Video: Tour of all 103 stages in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

In today’s Nintendo Direct for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, it was revealed that Simon Belmont from the Castlevania series and King K. Rool, the main antagonist from the original Donkey Kong Country games, are both joining the game as playable fighters. The video presentation also shared additional information on Echo fighters, new stages, new modes and … Continue reading Video: Tour of all 103 stages in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate