Super Smash Bros. got a big update today, adding something that fans of Nintendo’s colorful mash-up fighting game have been eagerly awaiting: an online tournament mode. Once they started to get their hands on the update, though, many weren’t thrilled to see what had become of it. »
Nintendo put out its version 1.1.0 update for the 3DS and Wii U Super Smash Bros. games today. Along with adding new stages, costumes for Mii players, and nifty-sounding features like tournament modes and YouTube replays, the patch came with a ton of balance tweaks. Specifically, a ton of buffs. »
Smash Bros. is getting two familiar-looking Mii Fighter costumes—the left one’s based on Chrom from Fire Emblem: Awakening, and the one on the right is based on Donkey Kong big bad King K. Rool. They (and the Smash Hoodie in the middle) will be available as Premium DLC for both the 3DS and Wii U versions this Friday.
If you talk to Smash Bros. players right now, they’ll tell you there’s a war going on over the Wii U game’s custom moves. The next front will be waged this weekend at EVO, because it’s the first major fighting game tournament that’s made them legal. »
Ryu’s a Smash combatant now, but players familiar with the source material will have a distinct advantage over their Super Smash Bros. foes. Oh, and he’s the only fighter in the series with two Final Smashes. So...he’s new. »
Lucas from Earthbound is headed to Super Smash Bros. on June 14 at 8 a.m. PDT, according to Nintendo. Maybe they’ll make another joke about Mother 3 at E3 soon, too. »
Gonzalo “Zero” Barrios is on a hot streak. Since November 2014, he’s come in first for every Super Smash Bros. for Wii U tournament he’s participated in. That makes a whopping 34 consecutive first place wins for the 1v1 category. It’s absurd. »
Forget the “mom guesses the name of Smash Bros characters” memes. Smash Bros. dads are coming out of the woodwork, and they’re improving Smash Bros. in their own special ways, too. »
You can stop feeling jealous about all the people who got to test drive Mewtwo early: the legendary Pokémon is now up for sale in the Smash Bros. shop. »
Kirby turns 23 today. Let’s celebrate the pink blob’s early twenties by looking back at the times he proved himself a worthy foe in Super Smash Bros. »
Rejoice, Diddy Kong haters. The latest Smash Bros. patch has changed the annoying chimp, making him a bit less of a powerhouse than he was before.
Meet the new Mewtwo, same as the old Mewtwo. Like always, the psychic cat-lizard-Pokémon chimaera is spending most of its Smash time floating around and conjuring big blasts of purple energy to knock opponents off the stage. »
Kirby inhales so many things with reckless abandon that it was only a matter of time before one such thing came back to haunt him. And so Smash players discovered an exploit this week that turns him into an raging fireball. Fire Kirby doesn’t change much, gameplay-wise. But it’d make a hell of an anti-smoking ad. »
Want to see how each version of Mewtwo stacks up? How was the character’s Smash Bros. incarnation changed? Let’s find out! »