Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo 3DS is out in Japan. So while you wait anxiously for the upcoming western release, join me as I once again steal the Saturday Morning Stream from Fahey’s cold dead hands to bring you Japanese import gaming action.

Now keep in mind two things as you watch. While I played a ton of the original Smash Bros. on the N64 and a fair amount of Melee on the GameCube back in the day, I haven’t really played any Smash Bros. in more than eight years. Also, it is 11 at night here in Japan, and I think it’s safe to say that my gaming skills might not be as stellar as I would like.

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Still, we’re going to have a lot of fun trying out all the new characters and exploring all the game has to offer. And if we are lucky, a wild Fahey may even appear in the chat to keep us all company.

Note: We're experiencing some technical difficulties. They should be resolved shortly.

Update: Looks clear now!

Update #2: Stream is all done but it has been collected (minus most of the technical hicups below)

Super Smash Bros. was released for the Nintendo 3DS in Japan on September 13, 2014. It will be released in North America and Europe on October 3, 2014. The Wii U version of the game is currently scheduled for a fourth quarter 2014 release.

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