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Let’s Talk Smash: What are you favorite things from the Nintendo Direct?

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Yesterday’s Nintendo Direct contained a whole wealth of information about the new Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and the Wii U. While it was disappointing to learn that the Nintendo 3DS version of the game will launch before the Wii U version, some of the announcements and changes to the game were very exciting.

Perhaps the biggest piece of news is that producer Masahiro Sakurai is finally acknowledging competitive players who follow the traditional “no items, fox only, final destination” ruleset when it comes to competitive play. This new For Glory mode follows most of these tenets aside from Fox only and perhaps the biggest surprise is that each of the stages now has its own Final Destination mode in which all the platforms are removed so players who enjoy this mode can enjoy the new stages without compromising the fairness of a flat level.

Several characters had their core abilities changed and the most notable of these were Zelda and Samus having their transformations divided up into new characters, instead of being a core mechanic for the original. Both Sheik and Zero Suit Samus are new playable fighters, with Zero Suit Samus getting the addition of rocket heel boots to help her attacks and jump.

Of course the Pokemon of the series got a lot of love too, as both Charizard and Lucario are now capable of mega-evolving, though we didn’t see much information on that yesterday. Greninja was also announced as a new character for the series, which has left many people wondering if Jigglypuff will finally sit on the bench for this game.

With all this new information about both versions of the game, we’re eager to hear your opinions. What’s your favorite new feature? Were you hoping a character would be announced that wasn’t? Take our poll where you can check multiple options and if we left out something you want to talk about, hit us up in the comments!


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  • tronic307

    Best: Custom Movesets
    Worst: The Wait!

    • Josiah Parsons

      Actually, Olimar’s moveset change is the worst.

      • Cole Brinley

        I disagree.

      • jjbredesen

        No they are actually better because it is less confusing and you need more skill to use him, instead of just spamming pikmin, and it also alows the game to run more smoothly as animating more pikmin will cause more stress on the system.

        • Swampert Master

          It really helps when there is less randomness when in fighting games in general. The Pikmin now come in a predetermined order and it is easier to keep track of them. Same think with Dedede’s side special, which now throws gordos every time.

        • AkaLink77

          On a different note i cant believe we have to wait till winter for the best version. ;{
          Ive been waiting for this since ive bought a wiiu and now i have to suffer the wait…
          (well sorta… if all those other great other games come out in the mean time.)
          Oh and BTW Winter starts on Dec 21st! This means they only have a 10 day launch window… im presuming the obvious and saying this game will release before Christmas (for the mass sales), therefore the 24th and 25th are out …
          This only leaves the 21st, 22nd & 23rd to release the game… the 21st lands on Sunday followed by
          22nd Monday
          23rd Tuesday…
          Too bad there is no Friday…as that is usually the best/typical day to release a game. They might have to cheat the system and release it on the 19th… which is technically in the fall but i wont complain if its a bit early.

          • Rinslowe

            Exactly. A part of me wishes that Nintendo and Sakurai have been just leading us on. And in reality the game will be available after E3.
            Alas, not likely…

          • Trevor

            I think they just meant winter season, we could get it as early as November.

          • AkaLink77

            Thats what i was thinking too but they should have said 4th Quarter 2014 if they meant other wise.

        • Josiah Parsons

          You needed a ton of skill to use the original Olimar anyway

          • jjbredesen

            Yup, and now you need even more :D

      • Squid

        His recovery is better. And he’s overall balanced.

        • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

          his recovery is worse IMO.

          • jjbredesen

            Depends, he now requires more skill to use so if you like more of a challenge he is better, but his recovery is worse if you get hit under something like in final destination.

          • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

            he required skill before. But that’s okay. I’m sure I can relearn him <3 he will always be my buddy

          • jjbredesen

            Yeah he is a hard character to use, but if you can use him right he can be a really good one, i am personally a Link player.

          • http://lwiis64.deviantart.com/ L.A.C.

            If you got hit under Final Destination with his Brawl recovery, you would never make it back to the stage anyways. Now the new recovery gives you the chance to throw your Pikmin and use the Winged Pikmin for a great recovery.

          • jjbredesen

            Yeah thats true, but it still requires extreme timing.

          • Lord Carlisle

            As an Olimar main, I assure you that his recovery is far better now.

            The tether recovery was AWFUL; his greatest weakness.

          • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

            Really? Huh… I guess sometimes it sucked, but I generally never had an issue with it…

          • Lord Carlisle

            It was, without a doubt, his largest weak point. The winged Pikmin appear to be a massive buff.

          • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

            hrm. I guess I just never noticed

          • Cyberus

            I didn’t play as him much, mostly because I prefer characters with normal recoveries XP

          • Tyler Faile

            The problem wasn’t with how the tether was SUPPOSED to work, it was with how it worked in practice. Most of the time the pikmin would go through the ledge and not latch on.

          • Trevor

            No way dude, not if you’re playing good people. That was his single biggest weakness.

          • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

            I never had that big a problem with it…

      • MetroidZero

        I thought they mentioned he would have Rock Pikmin in the game. Didn’t see any in the Direct.

        • Mario

          I bet there will be. Will see.

        • Mario Garth

          They can add that in later, they have more time.

        • Guest

          Maybe he will have the Rock Pikmin as a standard A air attack. Maybe a meteor smash.

      • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

        I agree with that. Having only THREE pikmin to work with is going to suck

        • bobacdigital

          Do you think they were limited for balance or because it had to have parity with the 3ds and they couldnt increase the number of pikmin on the 3ds version because of technical concerns?

          • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

            I’m gonna say balance. Having six pikmin really gives you a lot of control.

          • Cyberus

            No, it’s because the character has been rebalanced so he isn’t just randomly throwing things now, and you have to strategize. Besides this new recovery is much easier to use

      • Cyberus

        I think it helps represent the source material in a more diverse way, than a simple Pikmin chain. The winged Pikmin, I mean

    • Lord Carlisle

      The best was clearly this: https://imgflip.com/gif/81nic

      • Hobo

        LOL the red pikmin falling was the best part of the Direct, I am with you 100%! But in all seriousness I loved that direct and I will now preorder them both ASAP, this smash looks ever so promising, maybe even the BEST smash EVER! (Wii U version of course, 3DS will be great though)

      • Red

        I’m happy with what they’ve done to olimar, I played with a guy who couldn’t hold his own with any character other than the turtle-spammer olimar. I’m glad sakurai acknowledged his over powered abilities and balance him out, I’m defiantly going to be using the new and improved olimar

      • Mendoza Manuel

        Red pikmin ate crap…mario booked it

      • Froakiefan8

        Awww Sakurai always makes Olimar seem like a weak and lame character in cut scenes :(

  • jjbredesen

    The best is without dought the new Online mods: For fun and for glory! The new final destination versions of each stage is a really cool future and getting to play against those of your level will be awesome!

  • Decker Shado

    Actually, I really liked that they mentioned that there would be some form of connectivity between the 3DS and Wii U versions… I would really like clarification as to exactly what that is, but I’m disappointed the releases will be separated by such a long period of time.

    • Hopper200456

      I think they mentioned somewhere that they really want to do some sort of connectivity between the two, but they didn’t know what yet.

      • jjbredesen

        Reggie did at E3 2011 or 2010 when the game was announced.

      • LevenThumps

        In the Direct, it was confirmed that there would be some sort of connectivity, but he didn’t say what it was.

        • Hopper200456

          Right, but what I meant was that they said that they weren’t actually sure what they wanted to do yet. I think it was in some Nintendo Direct… But I could be wrong. I mean, they probably have some sort of idea for what they want to do now heh.

          • LevenThumps

            Ah. I misunderstood your comment.

            I agree that they’ve got an idea for it now. I think it will be announced after the 3DS version is out and before the WiiU version.

          • http://youtube.com/TheHopper2004 Hopper200456

            Yeah. Hopefully it’ll be something worth getting both for!
            Ah who am I kidding. I’m gonna get both anyway

          • Mario

            Yeah. Me too.

          • LevenThumps

            I am as well. The game already looks good enough to buy both.

    • jjbredesen

      I think since the online is linked to your NNID you get to have the same Smash points and same charterers/progress in terms of trophies and that kind of stuff?

      • Mario

        Maybe.

  • Hopper200456

    [x] Everything

  • greengecko007

    I can’t think of any favorite piece of news from the direct, but overall I thought it was really good. I wasn’t disappointed when they announced the Wii U wouldn’t be getting the game until really late in the year because I had already assumed that would be the case with the rate Nintendo has been going lately.

    Can’t wait to play as Mega Man, Villager, The Wii Fit trainers, and Rosalina&Luma!

    • Mario

      Don’t forget Little Mac and Greninja! :)

      • greengecko007

        I’ll certainly try them out, but they don’t seem like characters that would fit my playstyle. My friends are excited about them though.

        • Mario

          I’m sure that if you try them out, you may otherwise.

  • Kyle

    [x] There will be linked features between versions

    • J_Joestar

      wish they went into more details on it…

      • Kyle

        Hope we dont have to wait too much

  • ActivesiN

    Mega Man Final Smash

    • J_Joestar

      Voltnutt is finally gonna get on to the 3DS, even if it is just a cameo T_T

    • Mario

      Is wicked♪♪♪

  • http://about.me/overlordror Ashley King

    You guys be sure and vote for multiple options if you enjoyed them. After a week I’ll close the poll and we’ll explore which options were most popular with people who voted.

    • jjbredesen

      Whats the max amount of votes per person :P

  • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

    Smash Run really intrigues me…

    • triforcehunter

      It does look really interesting. Don’t have a 3DS, but this looks to add to the long list of why a purchase is inevitable.

      • jjbredesen

        You must buy a 3DS i bought it day 1 and don’t regret one bit, one of the best consoles ever released. Only thing i don’t like is that the basic/normal model is uncomfarable to hold for longer periods of you don’t have kid hands, and it should have 2 circle pads.

        • triforcehunter

          Yeah, my buddy just got one, along with Zelda: LBW. I know I wouldn’t regret to decision to purchase, just a matter of accumulating the scratch.

          • jjbredesen

            Yeah lol, just to ich that scratch a bit more, ALBW was fantastic a must have for any zelda fan :P Currently playing Minish Cap on my 3DS ambassador, never beat the game on gameboy i was like 4 when i last played it.

        • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

          high five for a fellow ambassador :P

          • jjbredesen

            We are the master race

            (*・∀・)/\(・∀・*)

          • Javy G

            (Sorry but about to brag a little) Yup for the people begging for Metriod Fusion on 3DS VC, we had that game 2 years ago. Also had Yoshi’s Island SMA 3, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones, F-Zero Maximum Velocity, Kirby Amazing Mirrior, Zelda Minish Cap and many more on the Ambassador Program.

          • jjbredesen

            (Warning the following comment contains exstreme bragging)
            —————————————————————————–
            Yup, and we also have 10 NES games, and everything is for free, love when i meet new people who just bought a 3DS and show them all of my exclusive games XD

            There are only about 400 000 Ambassadors in the US so i don’t think there are more than 1M ambassador world wide, and i dought all of them actually had internett or downloaded the games etc, so perhaps closer to 850 000???

            Our 3DS’s will be worth a shit tonn of money in 20+ years compared to a normal one :D

          • TehEngineer

            I transferred my Ambassador 3DS over to my Zelda 3DS XL. Now I get the bigger screen and the exclusive stuff

      • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

        yeah, you’re gonna get one at some point

    • Josiah Parsons

      I really wish it’s coming to Wii U. It looks really fun!

      • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

        Wii U Will probably get its own awesome mode!

        • jjbredesen

          Smash Walk :D

    • Squid

      I loved Kirby air rides City Trial, I’ll probably love this too. But it only raises the question of what Wii u will get.

      • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

        Ugh… I can’t wait to see!

    • Niknique

      Same here, it looks hella fun with a bunch friends :D

      • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

        it really does :)

  • Sdudyoy

    I’m most excited for the For glory mode, I like only having one level choice as that simplifys things, and I love that there aren’t items in this mode, It’s all skill, I may not be the best Smash bro’s player but I hate losing because someone else get’s the Smash ball or the Poke ball before me, this way if I lose It’s my fault.

  • Dark-Link73

    I actually enjoyed almost everything about it to the point that’s a bit hard to discern a favorite thing. So, as I’ll just talk about what I didn’t like:

    One: that “For Fun” mode doesn’t count loses. Just because I prefer playing Smash Bros. in its full glory with all items and dynamic levels, doesn’t make me any less competitive than the player to strip down the game to a basic fighter game alas Street Fighter.

    And two: I’m disappointed that the Wii U version won’t release until “Winter 2014″. Nintendo is a cheeky bastard for doing do. It’s forcing me to buy both versions of the game because if both had released at the same time, I would’ve bought the Wii U version only. Now I have to buy the 3DS version if I want to start enjoying Smash in the summer. Of course, if the Wii U drought continues in the summer, then I won’t have a problem buying it anyway, he he.

    What really worries me about the late December release of Smash is that, if there’s a strong Christmas release line up for Wii U like there was last year, then Smash might get pushed even further like DKRTF was. I guess well see what happens as we get closer to the release date.

    • J_Joestar

      the Winter release is quite the bitter pill, hope they have some really good unique modes/features to make it worth the wait. Smash Run already sounds like it’ll be tough to top.

      • Dark-Link73

        I totally agree because (apart from the better graphics) the way Sakurai presented the games; to me it seems that the 3DS version it’s going to be the definitive version! :-(

    • chocodino

      remember winter starts around December 20 (on the northen hemisphere………..I would say the games will be out around Q1 2015 (but still winter)

      • J_Joestar

        That feels unlikely, i’m sure they are shooting for that Christmas season release period where people are usually more open to going for a new console purchase.

        • chocodino

          that would only happen if there is no other “big game” for christmas, but all the games shown on the last Nintendo Directs are (still) suposed to be out at 2014, unless they push back some of them (like “X”), wii u would have an overload of games, and that it bad (since lot of people can only get 1 or 2, not all)

      • Dark-Link73

        That’s exactly what I meant by “…late December…”

        “Winter 2014″ only gives us a 11 day release window. Which means the game might miss the holiday season, thus hurting Wii U sales push.

    • andrew22

      I feel the 3ds is gonna be a huge “demo” for the wii u version. Because no doubt, wii u is the definitive version

  • Seth S. Scott

    I seriously hope Jiggles does not sit on the bench. Jiggly and Kirby have always been the two puff balls in Smash and I love having battles between the two with my buddies.

    • J_Joestar

      Yeah, we definitely need Jigglypuff back with Charizard’s Mega form around.

    • triforcehunter

      I really doubt they’ll completely get rid of Jigglypuff, since she’s been around since the beginning. Still waiting on a Ness announcement too. And even though he was not in the original, I’m praying for Mr. Game & Watch.

      • Mario

        Some of the assist trophies shown in the Direct were from the Earthbound series. So he might still have a chance.

      • helpo

        ya ness was in the original you ahould check your facts :P oh never mind ur talking about G and W lol sorry

  • Someone Cool

    I thought this would be easy but the many not so great things are making it difficult. I guess knowing that the WiiU wont be cancelled by christmas time is good news lol.

  • Kenshin0011

    The thing is, I don’t want to put in hundreds of hours of my first playthrough into the 3DS version….

    I want to play it and experience it in HD on my Wii U! God dammit!

    • http://youtube.com/TheHopper2004 Hopper200456

      I know! I’m having conflictions on that too.

  • Christian Schoff

    Ok does anyone else do this? Put 4 computer players set to maximum difficulty and then place bets with your friends on who would win.

    • http://youtube.com/TheHopper2004 Hopper200456

      Those rounds always last so long haha.
      My family, when only 2 or 3 people are playing, will set a level 3 computer player in all un-available spots. This keeps things interesting, but doesn’t get in the way. But, sometimes, me and the 2nd person will end up killing each other so then we have to watch two idiot computers swing at each other, often missing haha

    • WiiUFanBoy

      lol i do i been doin it since smash 64

  • Sonic 2099 The Hedgehog

    SSB 3DS IN SUMMER THAT’S ALSO MY BIRTHDAY!!! o.O

    • jjbredesen

      Your birthday lasts the whole of summer O_O you must be Zeus!

      • Sonic 2099 The Hedgehog

        no i’m Sonic 2099 The Hedgehog and my Birthday is on August 10

        • Mario

          What a coincidence!! My birthday is on august 10 too! 0o0

          • Sonic 2099 The Hedgehog

            WHAT THE HECK!!!

          • Mario

            Yeah. I know. Weird. Right?

          • Sonic 2099 The Hedgehog

            yep oh and i say it now already but if you play with me online in SSB4 and if i don’t move or i going too fast left the game then it’s mean that i have a busy day so don’t ban me because it’s no troll

          • Mario

            Right.

          • Sonic 2099 The Hedgehog

            ok

          • Sonic 2099 The Hedgehog

            do you want to join my new machinima called ‘Super Smash Bros. World Adventure’

          • Mario

            What’s it about? Also, my friend code is 1075-1202-4237.

          • Sonic 2099 The Hedgehog

            No Idea it’s look like Fate’s Hand from WiiDude83. by the way my friend code is 4038-6177-1632

          • Mario

            Sounds cool. But I think I’m gonna pass. But thanks for the friend code anyway! See you online!

          • Sonic 2099 The Hedgehog

            Okay See Ya *Blast Away*

          • Mario

            See ya later! *Jumps off the site*.

  • Magnus Eriksson

    I dont care about Pokemon at all. Never was a part of my childhood. However I liked the fact that Little Mac joined in, and I suspect that he will be my favourite for some reason.

    • jjbredesen

      I think he will be mine to, i am a Link player, because i like to be on the ground, and i like strong characters, as i also play a lot with Ganon and bowser, so Lil mac would be a good fit atleast i think he will still have to try him.

    • Mario

      They were for me and I’m gonna destroy you once both versions are out.

    • Commander Raichu

      my mains are ness and yoshi
      *punches wall because of no ness announcement*

  • Christian Schoff

    Samus went from being a C cup to a DD cup. You could kill someone with those things.

    • MetroidZero

      Don’t be like that. Here jet-shoes are where her attack power is. Silly billy.

      • Christian Schoff

        Oh I’m not complaining. Lol

      • http://www.mpt-online.eu/ Sylux

        Maybe so but yeah it looks like she did some surgical implantations from her last bounty… I’m also not complaining though I’m happy she can finally play in both Varia suit and Zerosuit version without need to destroy the suit. I think she’ll be my new main…

        • greengecko007

          You could always start with which ever form of Samus you wanted in Brawl, but I can see how the final smashes could have been an issue if you didn’t like playing both of her forms.

          • http://www.mpt-online.eu/ Sylux

            I indeed found it rather difficult to play as both Samus’s there was such a big difference between te two so swapping from brutal strength to agile evasive gameplay I had a very hard time indeed. now I can try and play both without needing to switch mid-game.

    • Daniel Carvalho

      Not like Sakurai had any option on that, as he has to base their characters from the most recent releases of each game. Seeing how he actually managed to make Zero Suit Samus look better than her visual from Other M, I’d say her breasts size don’t really matter at this point.

      In fact, every time Samus appeared using the Zero Suit in Other M, she was being portraited as weak, helpless and always striking poses with her hips to the camera. Sakurai goes against that, and makes Zero Suit Samus look more powerful than her original Brawl appearance by powering he up with those Jet Boots. And although although her for Wii U/for 3DS design is based off from the overly sexualized Tecmo Koei’s Other M design, she doesn’t look unproportional (giant breasts and extremely large hips on the Other M design).

      • Christian Schoff

        To tell the truth though I’ve not played a single Metroid game. The series itself doesn’t interest me.

        • Daniel Carvalho

          Well, it’s a shame. The series is great for those who like exploring and the feeling of confined spaces.

          If you’ve tried the games and feel like this, then I won’t say anything, you’re free to dislike whatever you want. But if you still haven’t tried it out, give it a try. Who knows, maybe just looking at it on playthroughs isn’t appealing enough, but once you get to actually play it you’ll think otherwise.

          Anyway, the point is that the latest stance of the game, Other M, in where Samus was actually designed by Tecmo Koei (a Team Ninja’s subsidiary), also known as the guys responsible for Dead or Alive games, Samus went from a C-cup to an F-cup. Tecmo managed to overly sexualize one of the most respected female characters of all times, the one responsible for turning females in distress into main characters! So, don’t be too harsh on Sakurai.

          • Christian Schoff

            I played Metroid, Metroid Fusion, and Metroid Prime. Didn’t beat either one. Sorry. :/ The story and character interest me greatly however…so I read about all of the story in the games.

          • Daniel Carvalho

            Well, glad to know you’ve tried it.

  • J_Joestar

    A little mixed on the Samus/Zelda separation changes.

    I always like Zelda’s ability to change to Shiek as it could be done quickly and easily on command while i wasn’t a fan of Samus’ transformation, not that i dislike ZSSamus but the method of having to get a Final Smash made it unreliable so you were better off just choosing which to enter the battle as in the first place.

  • Squid

    The online, pretty much EVERYTHING here excited me. Even wii fit trainer’s set is great, Megamans final smash, That Kapp’n remix. Greninja, mega evolutions, character changes. Just oh god I haven’t disagreed with anything they released yet.

  • MetroidZero

    I broke a good pair of scissors after I threw them across my bedroom when Sakurai said ZSS wasn’t going to return. He fooled me well. ZSS’s reveal/troll moment was my favorite moment of the Direct. I’d never been tripped up like that in a long time. LOL.

    But aside from that, I love the new features in the online. My two brothers are really into the Smashboards forums and do a lot of 1 vs 1 matches online in Project M. It’s cool to see Sakurai implement a “hardcore” mode in the Online feature of the game. Though personally, for the first few months, I’ll will play For Fun .

    I also loved the Smash Run in the 3DS. During the direct my brothers and I were like, “It’s like Kirby Air Ride. Oh, it’s definitely like Kirby Air Ride!” Ha, we were right! If I had a 3DS, I were be playing that mode A LOT.

    Those my favorites. :)

  • Moreck

    I’m willing to bet money that Samus & Sheik’s tranformations were cut because of 3DS memory limitations

    • J_Joestar

      wouldn’t be surprised seeing that Charizard is also a solo character now. Probably the biggest question now is if this will affect Ice Climbers.

    • MerryBlind .

      Nahh, probably a design choice; Project M did the same thing. They splitted the 3 pokemons in 3 different characters and removed the trainer entirely. Same for Zelda and Samus. If anything, Project M may have influenced Sakurai’s new design choices.

  • Noah

    I’m curious to see Sonic’s altered moveset since I play with him and Fox the most. The brief footage they showed featured different aerial kicks for Sonic.

    • Mario

      Which is a really awesome thing.

  • Jared Garcia

    I like the idea of moving around character animations. Yoshi feels more in tune of what his games are like. Z.S. Samus has a more free motion attack style without being hindered by her suit.

  • Wooopigsooie

    I personally can’t believe there isn’t more hype build up about the custom move-sets. I mean, did you just hear me? CUSTOM MOVE-SETS! This will be incredibly fun in local multiplayer as well as really being a help in specific levels in whatever mission mode the Wii U ends up getting, assuming custom move-sets are available for that. Anyway, if you can’t tell, I’m hyped!

    • Mario

      We know. And I’m gonna enjoy experimenting with the characters movesets. A LOT!

    • MerryBlind .

      I know, right!?? It’s a brilliant idea, can’t wait to see how much customization options there is!

  • Moreck

    I feel like releasing the 3DS version first could cannibalize sales of the WiiU version. I think it would’ve made more sense to hold on to the 3DS one, not tell anybody it’s finished, and release them simultaneously.

    • J_Joestar

      i’m pretty sure that releasing them together would cannibalize sales of the Wii U version just as badly.

  • German2508

    I loved the Final Smash from Megaman, that looked awesome!

    • FutureFox

      I actually had dream of using Megaman in Smash and doing his Final Smash. It was an epic dream. No framerate drops whatsoever : )

  • Blue Hernandez

    Why not mention Pikachu’s Meteor Smash to Thunder combo?

  • http://www.mpt-online.eu/ Sylux

    I had 3 options, Boss battles, Zelda and Samus’s changes and Charizard+Greninja announcement. Turned out this Direct was worth it afterall. And I saw tons of Easter eggs reffering to possible new game announcements running up to e3, during e3 and after e3 in this Direct.

  • JayJay55

    In the Smash-Run demonstration and explanation I saw Kritters in a few scenes of gameplay.
    Sakurai…… Please……. King K. Rool……..

    • MerryBlind .

      King K. Rool would be an amazing addition.

  • MerryBlind .

    Custom Movesets is brilliant and was the biggest surprise to come out.

  • http://its-yuma-tsukumo.tumblr.com/ Yuma Tsukumo

    Zero Suit Samus’ new look<3

  • Nicolas Dorion

    smash run looks like it could be the greatest thing ever. But why is it exclusive to the 3DS version?? Whyyyyyyyy

    • Dan

      Maybe the Wii U will get some awesome modes like the 3DS version that’ll be announced in the future.

    • andrew22

      I think the 3ds exclusively has it because you need a seperate screen for smash run since the map is huge, and smash doesn’t have split screen, but I’m sure wii u will have a ton of awesome game modes and features exclusive to it

  • Dan

    What I didn’t like from the direct is the fact that the Wii U version will be delayed until winter while the 3DS version comes out this summer. Does Nintendo want the WII U to fail!? I hope there is something worth the wait when the Wii U version comes out. Everyone will already have the 3DS version when the Wii U version comes out. Everyone will say “I already have the 3DS version, there’s no point in buying the Wii U version.” I really want this game to sell the Wii U, but at this point, it doesn’t look like that’ll happen.

    • Christian Schoff

      The Wii U version will have better graphics, different stages, and different trophies, as well as who knows what else. I’m gonna probably be getting both.

    • MerryBlind .

      I don’t know about that. I understand what you’re saying, but thing is, Smash is a local multiplayer game first and foremost. I mainly play this game when I’m with friends, so a 3DS version wouldn’t be of much use for me; I’d play it for a week and not go back to it after. If I had a 3DS in addition to my Wii U, I would probably just wait for the Wii U version anyway.

  • Sonic

    Megaman’s final smash made me die of happiness
    and yes, I have returned.

    • Spingebill Master of Darkness

      Hurray….

  • Guest

    Still waiting………

  • CSN

    Still waiting even though he isn’t my main

    • WiiUFanBoy

      i see captain falcon custom moveset involving him bein able to aim his falcon punch in any direction just guess but ill put money on it

      • MerryBlind .

        I doubt it… I think stuff like “longer reach but less damage” or “more powerful but slower” or “faster but weaker” “slower but can absorb 2 hits before the move being cancelled” etc. would be more plausible.

  • Fuzzylittlebastard

    As much as I love the new changes and updates, I can’t stop thinking of the villagers final smash: a house.

    Also, how did Sakuri get in this photo?

  • Froakiefan8

    Let me put them in order:
    5: Greninja
    4. Olimar’s new recovery move
    3. Greninja
    2. Smash run (I loved city trial in Air Ride)
    1. Oh and I bet you didn’t guess but Greninja

  • 00EpicGamer00

    Am I the only one actually happy that Midna is an assist trophy? Would of preferred her to be playable but, oh well. I’m happy. :)

  • Mario Garth

    Villagers Final Smash <333

  • andrew22

    The whole thing was amazing, I can’t choose just one thing

  • Nookling

    What wasn’t talked about was items. There are some amazing new ones! Spiky shell, Galaga ship, pong, super leaf, and beehive to name a few

  • Nookling

    Midna as an assist trophy.

  • Fierce-Deity Link

    i enjoyed the direct overall, but what stood out to me the most, and what i appreciated the most were the tweaks that various characters had.. kirby’s charge hammer and final smash.. dedede’s spiky monster throw [idk wht it is called]… sheik and zelda having new moves .. ZSS jet boots, etc.

  • InterTreble

    Sakurai’s “simulation” of Iwata’s “direct”… A gem! :)

    • Spingebill Master of Darkness

      If Iwata was replaced I would consider Sakurai to be his successor

      • InterTreble

        Quote of the month, man! ;)

  • Jason

    Definitely “For Glory” mode was the most important change for me. Finally there will be competitive matchmaking for Super Smash Bros.
    A good campaign and extras makes a fun game at the beginning,
    but good online gameplay makes a game last for years in my opinion.

  • Sacrontine

    the worst thing is that there will only be 35 characters in this game too, that means 5 characters got to go, and if shiek, zero suit samus and charizard counts is stand alone. there is only 6 slots left. there will be some sad faces out there

  • RazorRuss

    I loved every second of the video. Filled me with joy to see the hard work showing off so well. I thought i liked Kart more, but that video has made smash a contender for my heart.

  • Akatosh

    CHARIZARD.

  • KH

    Please sign this petition if you would like to have KH 1.5 and 2.5 on WiiU, and so that, Square Enix, give their Nintendo fans, what we deserve, after supporting the series for so long. Even if we don’t get KH3, the collections should be able to both sides of the fanbase, specially those who can only afford or have a Wii U..

    http://www.change.org/petitions/square-enix-and-tetsuya-nomura-bring-port-kingdom-hearts-1-5-remix-and-kingdom-hearts-2-5-remix-to-wiiu?lang=en-US

    • Sonic

      We can dream…

  • Sacrontine

    there will only be 35 characters in this game too. therefore, there are only 6 slots left. and with shiek and zeor suit as standalone, 7 characters got to go

    • J_Joestar

      pretty sure there has been no hard cap on how much characters they plan to add yet.

  • J_Joestar

    T_T the feels…

  • EDKMN

    What players will you guys be using? I’ll be using Little Mac!

  • Commander Raichu

    just to give nostalgia