How Amiibo Work In Nintendo's New Games, And At What Cost

This morning's Nintendo Direct was chock full of new Amiibo toys and Amiibo-enable games. Here's how the colorful pieces of plastic will work in Nintendo's upcoming titles, including the one you might have to delete existing Smash Bros. Amiibo data to play. » 1/14/15 11:00am 1/14/15 11:00am

Mystery Smash 3DS Patch Leads Players On A Hunt For What Changed

Yesterday, Nintendo released the v1.0.4 update for Super Smash Bros. 3DS, which, as they announced last week, adjusts balance in the mascot fighting game. Yet... nobody's quite sure what they actually changed. » 11/19/14 1:31pm 11/19/14 1:31pm

Hacker Claims To Find Hint Of An 8-Player Mode For The New Smash Bros.

By necessity, Super Smash Bros. on the 3DS is a very different game from its predecessors. It's built for a smaller and differently structured system and doesn't have some of the stuff that previous Smash games had, like a tournament mode. But, what one person claims are newly discovered audio files hidden inside the… » 10/10/14 12:30pm 10/10/14 12:30pm

​Who's Your Main Character In Super Smash Bros. 3DS?

Sure, Smash Bros. is a game about watching a bunch of colorful characters duke it out. But it's also about arguing over which character is best. » 10/08/14 6:30pm 10/08/14 6:30pm

Super Smash Bros. 3DS: The Kotaku Review

Super Smash Bros., a new piece of fanfiction for the Nintendo 3DS, is a game about anticipation. It's a game about position. It's a game about mustering up the brain juice to figure out what your opponent is going to do next, then developing the lightning-fast reflexes needed to nail the best possible response. » 10/03/14 12:10pm 10/03/14 12:10pm

Smash Bros. Online Is Pretty Strict

Here's the big warning screen you'll see if you flip through the Online portion of the manual for Super Smash Bros. 3DS, which comes out next Friday in the United States (and is out already in Japan). » 9/24/14 4:15pm 9/24/14 4:15pm

A World Map Showing Where People Are Playing Smash Bros Right Now

Here's a cool new feature in the newest Super Smash Bros. game for 3DS: a map of the globe that shows where everyone's playing at any given time. » 9/23/14 10:41am 9/23/14 10:41am

Here's The Full Roster For Super Smash Bros

The new Super Smash Bros. is out for 3DS in Japan, which means that we now finally know the full roster of characters that will appear in the upcoming Nintendo mascot fighter, from Mario to [SPOILERS]. » 9/16/14 3:00pm 9/16/14 3:00pm

You Can Only Play This Cool Smash Bros. Stage On The 3DS

When it comes to the teases Nintendo's been doling out for the upcoming Smash Bros. games, the Wii U's been getting most of the love. There've only been a few scant glimpses of the 3DS version. The latest screens of the portable all-star brawler shows what a level based on Super Mario 3D Land will look like. » 3/18/14 1:00pm 3/18/14 1:00pm

Lucario, The Badass Aura Pokémon, Is Returning to Super Smash Bros.

Masahiro Sakurai shows off the all-new Zelda: Spirit Tracks-themed stage for Super Smash Bros. 3DS in his latest screenshot of the day. The Spirit Train seems to be taking the Linebeck Trading Company somewhere. I wonder where? » 12/17/13 9:20am 12/17/13 9:20am

Even Find Mii Gets a Super Smash Bros. Cameo

Nintendo has shrewdly delivered fan service with its announcements of characters and cameos for Super Smash Bros., from Mega Man to The Villager to Wii Fit Trainer. The latest tease, from creator Masahiro Sakurai, will appeal to fans of StreetPass' RPG Find Mii. It's the Dark Lord! » 12/03/13 3:30pm 12/03/13 3:30pm

An In-Depth Chat With The Genius Behind Super Smash Bros.

Masahiro Sakurai is in pain. The creator of Super Smash Bros. suffers from calcific tendonitis in his right shoulder, and it shows: Sakurai often holds his arms as he talks, and he says he can't use a regular mouse anymore. It hurts too much. » 6/21/13 12:00pm 6/21/13 12:00pm