Super Smash Bros. Match Reaches Dragon Ball Z-Level Insanity

Sudden death is always tense in Super Smash Bros. Everybody starts out with 300% damage. Anything can happen. The slightest touch can send someone spinning into outer space. Or, a battle can drag on against the most insane odds to become a nail-biter to end all nail-biters. » 8/25/14 4:00pm 8/25/14 4:00pm

Always Fear The Falcon Punch In Smash Bros.

Last weekend, a tournament called Zenith was held at the NYU Game Center. Top Smash Bros. players participated in the tourney, and while it's all worth watching, one particular moment made the crowd go wild. It's all thanks to a well-timed Captain Falcon punch. » 8/04/14 4:30pm 8/04/14 4:30pm

Look How Much Smash Bros. Has Changed Over Nine Years

The first Smash Bros. came out for the Nintendo 64 in 1999. The latest Smash Bros. came out for the Wii in 2008. So of course, the differences in looks are rather dramatic. » 7/08/14 5:40am 7/08/14 5:40am

Mii Fighters Were Almost Part Of Smash Bros. Brawl

The addition of Miis as playable characters in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS opens up a realm of possibilities for players, but this is not the first time the series creator has toyed with the idea. » 6/19/14 7:00am 6/19/14 7:00am

​String Quartet Makes Smash Bros. Match Super-Classy

You expect to hear shouting, gasps and trash talk during a fighting game competition. But violins, viola and cello? Not so much. Kinda makes it feel like someone should be serving tea and crumpets… » 4/28/14 1:30pm 4/28/14 1:30pm

How You Know You're Old: Super Smash Bros. Is 15 Today

There are, probably, very few people who have a living memory of Mario kneecapping Yoshi in this advertisement and who are not old enough to vote. It's the famous spot for Super Smash Bros., which 15 years ago today released as a Japan-only novelty and exploded into one of Nintendo's best-loved series. » 1/21/14 3:30pm 1/21/14 3:30pm

A Smash Bros. Mod That Makes Captain Falcon's Final Smash Glorious

Not to say Captain Falcon's final smash isn't already neat, but it pales to the absurdity and awesomeness of what this mod by Nudolf can make it into. We're talkin' like, smash sans car, smash using Wario's motorcycle and more. It's great. » 8/13/13 1:30pm 8/13/13 1:30pm

Compare the Look of the Newest Smash Bros. Game to the Old One

Lots of attention—some of it creepy—has been paid to all the new characters coming to the fourth installment of Nintendo's all-star beat-em-up. It's great that the Animal Crossing villager, Wii Fit trainer and Mega Man are getting people excited. But there's another reason to get hyped: this Smash will be in hi-def.… » 6/14/13 5:30am 6/14/13 5:30am

Good Evening. Time For Some Nude Smash Bros. Fan Art.

You know, on your average working day, we get sent all kinds of weird and wonderful stuff via email. Tips about cosplay, replica props, fan films, spam. » 4/17/13 3:30am 4/17/13 3:30am

This Stunning Life-Sized Princess Zelda Statue Is Entirely Made Of Paper

According to papercraft-master minidelirium, even with instructions and templates it took more than 200 hours to build this stunning life-sized Princess Zelda. That's a labor of love right there. » 3/08/13 9:20am 3/08/13 9:20am

Namco Bandai Is Making the New Smash Bros.

Today, Nintendo announced that thew new Smash Bros. for the Wii U and the 3DS will be developed by Namco Bandai Games and Namco Bandai Studio. Masahiro Sakurai is helming the project. Of course, Sakurai's studio, Sora, will be assisting in development. » 6/21/12 11:04pm 6/21/12 11:04pm

Pikmin 2 Makes Its North American Wii Debut June 10

Nintendo's Selects line of $19.99 Wii titles expands by two next month, when Mario Power Tennis joins the long-awaited North American release of New Play Control Pikmin 2 in retailers "games too inexpensive to be in the case" sections. » 5/14/12 8:30am 5/14/12 8:30am

The Week in Unbelievably Gorgeous Screenshots

Last week, I was so happy to publish a feature about the incredible screenshots of DeadEndThrills, a.k.a. Duncan Harris. Duncan is regularly cranking out so many terrific shots over on his site that I thought it would be fun to share some highlights from each week, as well as a few classics from his many collections. » 12/16/11 8:00pm 12/16/11 8:00pm

What If Super Smash Bros. Had Fatalities? Poor Link Finds Out...

In some bizarre alternate universe, Ed Boon, not Masahiro Sakurai, lead development on Super Smash Bros. Brawl for the Wii, devising the grisliest of hedgehog-on-dinosaur fatalities. Fortunately, that's not the case. Because I never wanted to see Link die like this. » 9/07/11 4:40pm 9/07/11 4:40pm

Check Out Conan O'Brien in Super Smash Bros. Brawl

I wasn't aware Conan O'Brien was an unlockable character in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Well, that's because he isn't. This is a mod by user Ike_Lawliet that turns Snake into the Late Night host. He even does the string dance at the end of a round. [via GameInformer] » 6/05/11 6:00pm 6/05/11 6:00pm

And So We Enter the Wii Budget Age with the Arrival of 'Nintendo…

Nintendo will drop the price of the Wii to $149 in North America this month, according to details forwarded to Kotaku by retail sources. That price drop, first reported in April, will also coincide with a new budget friendly line of Wii software dubbed "Nintendo Selects." » 5/02/11 9:30pm 5/02/11 9:30pm

Play Super Smash Bros. Brawl Like It Was Melee Now

Project M, the Super Smash Bros. Brawl hack that injects more of what you loved about Super Smash Bros. Melee into its Wii sequel, has been released in demo form. This is your opportunity to answer the question "Why not just play Melee?" for yourself. » 2/08/11 9:00pm 2/08/11 9:00pm

The Super Smash Bros. Mod That Looks Backward

Fans of Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. series of fighting games love to tinker, hacking new characters, stages and moves into the game. A soon-to-be-released demo for a Super Smash Bros. Brawl mod named "Project M" takes a different approach. » 1/17/11 8:00pm 1/17/11 8:00pm