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Next week’s Nintendo Direct will focus on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS

Early this morning, Nintendo’s UK Twitter, @NintendoUK, announced that a Nintendo Direct will take place on April 8 and focus on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS.

Most of the recent Smash Bros. news has been dedicated to new characters joining the roster, but we still haven’t been given a release date. With this Nintendo Direct being dedicated to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS, who knows what surprises Nintendo has for Smash Bros. fans.

The Nintendo Direct is planned to start at 11 p.m. UK time. That’s 6 p.m. EST.

Are you excited about this upcoming Nintendo Direct? Will you be tuning in to see all the Smash Bros. announcements live? What news are you hoping comes out of it? Let us know in the comments.

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  • LevenThumps

    I know I shouldn’t get too hyped up about these directs. But when Nintendo themselves says it will focus on Super Smash Bros., it’s very hard to not get super excited.

    • matthew garcia

      Understandable since nintendo has been relying on indie games for the past 3 months

      • Josiah Parsons

        But no more! MarioKart 8 is here!

        • 00EpicGamer00

          Mario Kart 8 is not here yet. It’s exactly 26 days away until now. So, just calm down a little bit, lol.
          (And yes, I know you’re using sarcasm, but I was just saying.)

    • Squid

      I’m gonna call this, at least one newcomer to be announced. Veterans being announced and a new trailer.

      • LevenThumps

        That’s my prediction as well. I am hoping they reveal the 4 N64 characters that haven’t been revealed yet (Ness, Jigglypuff, Captain Falcon, and Yoshi).

    • DragonSilths

      Sakurai said that not Nintendo lol. Nintendo is not a person.

    • cement dorado

      You kkow what would be really cool. If iwata comw out and just says. Check your eshop. You can download your copy now. Then he says physical copy in stores on friday. Then he dances for a while. Then gabe newell come out and says half life 3 is a wii u exclusive. The. They fly ito space while grasping hands. Probably not gonna happen but would be awesome. :D

  • RyuNoHadouken

    a release date?

  • swic11

    pretty stoked. I am hoping for a release date. They havnt given us anything on that, and its about time. The Wii U is sinking fast, and I personally think that its beyond repair. But getting smash bros out sooner rather than later will help. I personally know a few people who have stated that they are buying a Wii U when smash bros come out.

  • PlayboyPacquiao

    I am sure it will be a Knockout!

    -Manny

  • Thomas Vienna

    Alright! Let’s have a name!

    5pm for me. good timing. I can view this right after class.

  • Lusunup

    I exited! I could care less about a character reveal, all I want to see is gameplay in action. Possibly a release date and beta to test drive?

  • MerryBlind .

    A release date would be great. A Smash + Special Colored Pro Controller Bundle would be awesome too. Like a Red or Blue Pro Controller

    • Josiah Parsons

      I’m in.

    • steveb944

      Heck yeah. I love bundles!

    • Ducked

      I’m all for more Pro controllers

      • MerryBlind .

        Same. I already have a black Pro Controller, and I know I’ll want at least one more for Smash and Mario Kart, so I would prefer to buy one of another colour than black. Will probably get a white one if they don’t release any new colours, but man that controller would be damn sexy in red or blue.

    • Crocket

      Hoping for a Smash 3DS XL also. Been waiting to upgrade from the normal 3DS for awhile now.

    • Steven5741

      Also maybe a limited edition bundle with a wii u and smash like they did for wind waker hd :D

      • MerryBlind .

        That would be awesome too obviously! But I feel like there will be a Mario Kart Bundle and a 3D World Bundle this holiday. Smash could happen too.

  • Someone Cool

    Smash is great and all but they need a direct to show us some functionality updates I think and not a bunch of smash spoilers. How can the WiiU still not have party chat or achievements? Iwata please resign and take Reggie with you.

    • Fred

      YES ONLINE CHAT!!! It works like a champ when I play Trine 2 with my buddies why not these other games!

    • D.M.T

      Stop begging for achievements please, we don’t need fake trophies to enjoy our games.

      • Someone Cool

        Those are just examples of a couple of things that should already be available to Wiiu owners. If your a fan of them or not that makes little difference. Party chat adds communication while achievements add replayability and challanges and sometimes a guide to experience all the game has to offer.

        • DragonSilths

          Wrong, Achievements take AWAY. A dev would say, you know what…instead of making a 20 hour campaign lets just make it 10 hours and add an achievement that’s play the game for 20 hours, or beat the 10 hour campaign on 3 difficulties.

          • matthew garcia

            That’s the same thing like in mario collecting all the coins just to make it longer. Without the coins it’s only a 5 hour game

          • Lilburrito

            You’re missing the point.

          • DragonSilths

            Are you talking about the Star Coins? You can easily get those on your first try through the level, plus they actually unlock the rest of the game, achievements don’t do shit.

          • matthew garcia

            My bad I mean the stars u have to collect to get to the new worlds. or collecting all the stars just to 100% the game in mario 3d world. If I didn’t need to collect those stars to unlock the castle in 3d world I would have finished that game very fast. Even then if u don’t collect everything but just enough to get into the castle it’s still a short game

          • DragonSilths

            Cause that’s the way it was designed…Mario isn’t a game thats supposed to take you 50+ hours…

          • matthew garcia

            So why do Sony and microsoft get your criticism of cheating u on gameplay when nintendo does the same thing. They all try to cut corners. Except for skyrim and Xenonblade chronically lol

          • DragonSilths

            All 3 companies get my criticism. I don’t care what company we are talking about, ACHIEVMENTS are useless and not needed. Actually doing things in game to UNLOCK things that CHANGE the game is good. Like Smash Bros. Unlocking characters instead of like Killer Instinct where you BUY every character…

          • matthew garcia

            I feel achievements are useless also. If they happen to throw it in the game I don’t even care. U can’t compare unlocking fighters on smash bros compared to an adventure game. Mortal kombat u just unlock characters also. I find games like that repetitive. My type of games are rpgs even the many shooter games and open world adventure games

          • matthew garcia

            Either way nintendo games are guilty of having to tirelessly collect items just to add length to there games. Not just Sony and microsoft

          • DragonSilths

            There is a difference between collectables and achievements. While collectables don’t really bring anything to a game, they are there for those who are 100% completionists. While Achievements are a system wide thing for everyone on say Xbox, all it is, is a way to brag to people. Nintendo gamers aren’t the same type as Xbox ones. Xbox gamers are rude, arrogant assholes. (Mostly) Nintendo gamers unfortunately right now are kids who don’t give a damn about achievements, and the few core Nintendo fans left who have more important issues with Nintendo then a virtual pat on the back.

    • 00EpicGamer00

      Party chat, sure. Achievements? No. Achievements, to me, are so annoying. That’s why on my PS3 I have it disabled.

      • SmashFinale

        Then you clearly should steer away from this game. Nearly every Sakurai directed game after Kirby Air Ride (Released 2003) has had a challenge or achievement checklist for players to have to go through.

        • 00EpicGamer00

          Maybe I will. Smash Bros. has become kind of irrelevant for me, as of late. I don’t find much excitement whenever anything is “revealed.” Honestly, the only game I’m like foaming at the mouth for (not literally, but you know) is Zelda. But, I’m keeping my expectations low for that as well. In case it turns out to be a horrible one…like *shivers* Skyward Sword (for me, anyway).

    • Ducked

      I’m up for achievements, that way we could tell how experienced some people on Miiverse really are.

    • Nintenjoe82

      Achievements are for the needy who can’t cope with seeing someone else with something they don’t have. Even Bwin Poker has achievements now, it’s ridiculous. It adds nothing except immersion breaking notifications.

      • Someone Cool

        To about 99% of gamers achievements are simply completed challenges…

    • DragonSilths

      You don’t get it. Party Chat was supposed to come at somepoint, Iwata had said that Voice Chat would come at somepoint in the Wii U’s life, but I feel that has died off since the Swapnote issue…Nintendo wont do Party Chat cause they have to protect the kids they think are so innocent. Kids could swear and get insulted so it wont happen lol. As for Achievments, no fucking thank you. If you need a virtual pat on the back for doing the silliest of things then go do it on Xbox or PS.

      • matthew garcia

        1st 2nd and 3rd place get a virtual trophy in mario kart lol

    • RayMarioSonic

      That most likely might happen. Not the Iwata and Reggie resigning thing but the functionality updates.

  • JB

    I’m buying it regardless, so anything other than a release date would be a disappointment. Lol. That’s not to say I wouldn’t enjoy gameplay footage. ;-)

    One thing I am seriously hoping for is an announcement of a digital bundle of sorts. Where buying both versions will give you a discount!

  • Googs

    I still think they should call it ‘Smash Bros 4 Wii U/3DS’, makes so much sense.

    • larz_1234

      I was thinking ‘Smash Bros Universe’ (Wii U version) and ‘Smash Bros 3D’ (3DS)

      • 00EpicGamer00

        I think the 3DS version should be called “Smash Bros. the Third Dimension.” It just sounds cool. :)

        The Wii U name I agree with, it should be called “Universe” and not just “Wii U.”

        • larz_1234

          Yeah that sounds like a cool name as well. Just “3D” does sound too simply and “play it safe.” but nintendo has always had a knack for naming games based off the console the game is released on so it could go either way.

        • Michael Ocampo

          What about Ultimate for the Wii U version?

          • 00EpicGamer00

            “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate?” That sounds cool too. God there’s too many awesome choices out there.
            But…now that I think about, even though it is a cool name, I don’t think that’d be the best idea. Why? Well, because if Nintendo makes a new consoles (after this generation of consoles are finished) it wouldn’t make sense to name the last-gen one “Ultimate” when the one on the new console is the ultimate one to the one before it…you know what I mean?
            Maybe if this was the last Smash Bros. game in the series, than yeah, that name could work. But, I very highly doubt this is the last one. It’s still a good name, trust me, I like it allot, but it isn’t really the best name to choose if you’re looking at it through logical reasoning.

          • Michael Ocampo

            Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate…. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate? XD

          • eli

            but those are separate games soooo…..

          • Michael Ocampo

            no, what I meant was that people know there can be better sequels even if a specific one says ultimate.

          • eli

            but they had different revisions that was where the utimate came from

          • 00EpicGamer00

            Ha, ha that’s true. I don’t think Nintendo would choose the same exact name, though. “Super Smash Bros. 4 Ultimate.” The one on the next console “Super smash Bros. 5 Ultimate.” xD
            Running out of ideas Nintendo? Lol.

          • Michael Ocampo

            Not for every smash game but just for the Wii U version “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” Now that I think about it, that could be the name for a remake of the original :P

      • eli

        smash bros rumble for the 3ds?

    • MujuraNoKamen

      I had the exact same idea :D
      Calling it Super Smash Bros (3DS/WiiU) is just meh. – and too similar to the first one, at least give it a subtitle.

    • DragonSilths

      They are…its a pun. Smash Bros For Wii U and Smash Bros For 3DS….Smash Bros 4 Wii U, Smash Bros 4 3DS…

      • Googs

        It’s not the same. The pun looks terrible like this & people wont refer to it as SSB4 this way. They even make ‘for’ the smallest thing in the title, they need to change it to a massive 4, make it the second largest thing in the title.

        • DragonSilths

          If you buy a game based on it’s name….you need to rethink your life a bit…

          • Googs

            I’m buying the game regardless of what it’s name is, where’d you get that from? What I was saying is that people won’t refer to it as SSB4, but more likely SSB Wii U/SSB 3DS. Which is shitty.

          • DragonSilths

            My apologies, I was just saying they could call it Super Smash Bros: Fluffy Pink Bunny Edition, and I wouldn’t care lol. I’d still get it.

  • Fred

    I’d love the Wii U to be released late April and the 3DS to be postponed until November. Hopefully that would give Wii U a big boost as many people that were planning on getting just the 3DS version won’t want to wait that long and will break down and buy Wii U

    • D.M.T

      I will never understand why some people only want the 3DS version of Smash Bros. lol.

      • 00EpicGamer00

        Maybe they ONLY have a 3DS and doesn’t have enough money to buy a console? But, I still agree with you. I don’t see how someone would want the 3DS version over the Wii U version, and when they have both consoles.

        • D.M.T

          People who don’t have the money to buy the Wii U version and people who want the 3DS version over the Wii U version are two different things.

          • 00EpicGamer00

            Oh okay. My bad.

      • steveb944

        Portable Super Smash that you can play anywhere and everywhere. Don’t forget Street Pass where you’ll potentially be able to fight locals. I’ll be getting it on my Wii U tho for that HD! Just like I switched from Monster Hunter 3DS to Wii U.

        • D.M.T

          I’m not saying the 3DS version sucks, i’m just saying that the Wii U version is better overall.

      • alex toschi

        There is a reason Nintendo even developed a 3DS version. Despite the Wii U version being more superior graphically, Japan loves their handheld titles, and the 3DS is keeping Nintendo’s profits up right now.

      • DragonSilths

        Well the Wii U version is held back by the 3DS version. And you have to admit, currently the 3DS version has better stages. That Pokémon X&Y stage is awesome.

  • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

    Release date: day of direct
    Characters: Everyone in the gaming universe.
    Hype train: successfully boarded
    whistle status: CHOO CHOO BITCHES ITS DIRECT TIME

    • RockieOllie
      • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

        judging from the score and the time left in that game, I’m not really sure why right then was the time to get that excited

        • rp17

          The Nets could have just hit a 3. That would seal the game for them… Or he just got really excited when D-Will ran past him…

    • Commander Raichu
    • The Clockwork Being

      MY BODY IS READY!!!

    • rp17

      Get Ready…

      • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

        NO >.<

        • CMB

          YES

          • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

            …maybe

      • Levi Johansen

        I’ve been wanting more DK characters. Dixie and Cranky are the best options.

        Also, give us Rayman!

        • CMB

          fuck no ubisoft backstabbed us rayman does not deserve a spot in smash.

      • Commander Raichu

        that would be the best moment of MY LITTLE LIFE!

      • Fierce-Deity Link

        i will hurt you if this happens D:

        such a waste of space he’d be.. there are more deserving characters… *cough* baby bowser *cough* shulk

      • URFTBOUND4LIFE .

        Shiiiiii……Seriously I would like that

    • jjbredesen
      • eli

        the irony of using sony’s commercial….

        • jjbredesen

          Even Sony must bow down to the awesomeness of Smash :P

          • eli

            true, true.

          • Nintendo Dragon

            Exactly they did try to make their own lol

          • jjbredesen

            And it was not as good i bought it and it felt like somethings was missing and that was the fact that it was not smash and all of the stuff was worse than smash, but it did some things ok.

          • Fierce-Deity Link

            the only thing that it did right IMO is having more than one special… it’d be cool if each character in the new ssb had both an attack special [like pk star storm] and a transformation special [like wario]

          • URFTBOUND4LIFE .

            I think the problem was Sony waited too late to try to do a Smash type game. They should have done this during the PS2 era. A lot of people didn’t know who some of these characters are.
            It’s not like Sony keep up with those old IP’s anyway so it won’t have the same impact on gamers as Smash does.
            Smash Bros. also works as a way to get more gamers interested in other Nintendo franchises. I didn’t start playing Metriod,F-Zero and Fire Emblem until Melee.
            Biggest offense was no Crash Bandicoot or Spyro in this game

  • Petri

    So, release date?

  • Donaald

    I hope this means it’s getting closer to a release date, I hate it when they just keep hyping like there’s no tomorrow (looking at you, watchdogs).

  • D.M.T

    I’m hoping for a Summer release date. Please don’t keep people waiting till the end of the year.

    • Ducked

      I’m hoping for a July/August release date

      • Zach Cruz

        They stated that both may not launch side by side so im fine with a early 3DS launch for early summer say june? and Wii U in the fall would be okay of course earlier is great!

        • Ducked

          Nah, I think the Wii U verison should be out first. Nintendo needs to get the Wii U selling, not 3DS.

          • Zach Cruz

            You’re right! sell it first so people dont resort to only getting the 3DS one. personally im getting both but i can picture people just going with what comes out first.

          • Ducked

            Exactly, I’m also one that will be buying both version’s. But Wii U will be the superior

          • Zach Cruz

            most definitely! I’ll add ya when the time comes!

        • DragonSilths

          Or what if they did a bundle? $80 for both the 3DS version and Wii U version?

          • Zach Cruz

            That’d be pretty cool! even a Wii U smash special smash bundle would be nice to help sales.

    • Gameonfool

      Yeah July would be nice then it would be a nice summer. We got kart in May then if E3 is good followed by smash I could see wii u going way past 10 million.

      • matthew garcia

        Nintendo games have been 3 or 4 months apart so if mario kart comes out in May then we probably won’t see smash bros til August or September

      • matthew garcia

        With the way nintendo advertises I highly doubt it. Nintendo was suppose to have been past 10 million by March but was way off there forcast. There only at 6 million now. Ps4 has only been out 5 months and already is at 7 million

        • Gameonfool

          Kart, smash and a good E3 could easily push more than another 4 million, there has been no games as big as those on wii u yet and if ninty pull the curtain on zelda at E3 and show more unannounced titles then there will be success. And let me state something kart on the wii sold nearly 35 million yes that’s more than any game on psxbox, so it could easily sell a couple million consoles.

          • matthew garcia

            That’s what they said about mario3dworld

          • Graeme Lynch

            The major difference between Wii MK and WiiU MK is that the Wii already had a huge install base. Sorry but millions upon millions of people have not been waiting to buy a WiiU for MK.

          • Gameonfool

            I’m not saying it will sell as much but like I said above it should move a couple of million consoles.

          • Graeme Lynch

            I’m not convinced. I think it may very well increase hardware sales but in millions.

          • Gameonfool

            I think 2 million or so give and take is fair for this game, I’m not saying it’s gonna turn things around for wii u, Nintendo need to do allot more but there will be a slight sales boost. We shall see. I think Nintendo have got till Xmas to turn it around or they should maybe well you know.

        • matthew garcia

          That’s the same thing they said about mario 3d world

          • Gameonfool

            3d world was fun but not a system seller. If they had don a big world that looked glorious with camera panned behind collecting stars that would have been a system seller. Kart is a system seller.

          • matthew garcia

            So it takes a year and a half to have a system seller

          • DragonSilths

            Windwaker HD was a system seller.

          • matthew garcia

            Nah that was a gamecube system seller. That game won’t move consoles the way a new zelda would.

          • DragonSilths

            It was the 1st game to boost Wii U sales a bit and the Bundle helped to. Im not saying it was a system saver, but it sold systems.

          • matthew garcia

            Being that nintendo only releases games 3 or 4 months apart I’m sure nintendo is hoping every game they release is a system seller.

          • Gameonfool

            yes it took that long

          • matthew garcia

            Well that sucks

          • Gameonfool

            yep

          • matthew garcia

            All the new gen consoles seem have trouble pumping games out the way they did last gen

          • Gameonfool

            i think you may have a point. its been painfull with the wii u droughts, nintendo games are good but its been slow. and the other two will have same problem but they will have slightly more games from third parties so the gap betwern 1st party games dont seem quite as bad. i think it will speed up with all consoles after a while though.

          • matthew garcia

            I hope so. I have a wii u ps4 and 360 as my consoles and I play 3ds the most lol

          • Gameonfool

            ha ha 3ds is good though, keeping those console will be worth it. having more than one you should get enough exclusives now and then and it will epeed up soon, wait till E3 there will be suprises from all

          • matthew garcia

            Yeah I believe e3 should be interesting. Bravely default has been keeping me occupied for now

          • Gameonfool

            like your taste, nintendo should aim for a more rpg console. i remember nintendo being home of many back in the late 80/early 90’s on nes/snes. even games like ff where home to nintendo before playstation.

          • matthew garcia

            Thanks man rpgs are my favorite genre whether it be western or eastern rpgs. Yeah nintendo needs to steal back that genre cuz play station and xbox won’t have to many either. I recommend radiant historia for ds just beat it a month back. Great old school style rpg

          • Gameonfool

            You know that’s exactly what I’m talking about game like radiant historia remind me of the snes day kinda. Nintendo has tons of cash they should use it to help fund exclusives to make their console more tasty, like they have with bayonetta but through in a couple of RPGs and other genre’s like a horror game, eternal darkness for example.

          • matthew garcia

            Yeah rpgs don’t have to have great graphics to draw u in cuz the story lines are always strong. Nintendo needs to invest in this for sure

          • 00EpicGamer00

            I’m not sure if you’ve played this before, but if you want to play a REALLY good jrpg.You should seriously look into “Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Which.” I know, the name seems a little weird, but it’s an awesome game. The artstyle and graphics make it feel like you’re literally playing an anime.

          • matthew garcia

            Yeah man I have been Wanting to play that but my ps3 no longer reads disk

          • 00EpicGamer00

            Awww, I feel so bad now. :(
            Get a new one, maybe? Or send it to Sony support or whatever they call it.

          • matthew garcia

            Yeah it does suck. Thinkin of just grabbing one at the pawn shop for cheap lol

        • Squid

          I don’t think Brawl was advertised in tv that well either. But that sold greatly.

          • matthew garcia

            Wii u has a very small install base compared to original wii

        • DragonSilths

          PS4 was at like 6.2 last time I checked…

          • matthew garcia

            I already read 7 million. Look it up

          • DragonSilths

            Actually its 6.6 million, just looked it up.

          • matthew garcia

            It was said that ps4 sales went up 106% when infamous came out

          • DragonSilths

            How is that possible? How can sales go up when its sold out? If there are none to buy, sales cant go up…

          • matthew garcia

            Sony released new shipment just for the demand of infamous. Look it up. As soon as there shipped they sell very fast. Sony is definitely having problems meeting demand

          • DragonSilths

            Its strange how everyone wants the system gets it then realizes, besides Infamous there is nothing worth while…

          • matthew garcia

            I don’t think u know what those people realize. Every console has a little of somethin I want. I’m really looking forward to the order 1886 and kingdom hearts 3 just like I want x and zelda for wii u

          • DragonSilths

            Yes, but my point is KH is not till 2015, The Order 1886 is meh nothing special for me. Hell I don’t even give a dang about the KH franchise lol. My point is exclusive wise PS4 has The Order 1886 and that’s about it for the year. Ironically Watch Dogs and Destiny (2 multiplats) are the PS4’s biggest games of the year lol. Oops forgot Batman Arkham Knight, so 3 multiplats.

          • matthew garcia

            U act like people don’t have to wait months for wii u games cuz all they rely on is 1st party title. Nintendo has been talkin about the same games for over a year and a majority of them don’t have release dates yet.im not into mario I just want x and zelda. Truth is wii u has none of the attention the original wii had that’s a fact. People always wonder how Sony is doing so good. Maybe u should wonder why nintendo wii u is doing so bad

          • DragonSilths

            I am aware of the Wii U drought yes. But my point still stands. Come Christmas Wii U has the most great games. Sony isn’t doing good….The PS4 is as a console, but thats literally it. Every other aspect of Sony is miserably failing including PS4 games.

          • matthew garcia

            U can’t say that Sony is doing bad as a company just to throw off the fact that ps4 is selling amazingly right now. So Sony can’t sell tvs and blue ray players for shit. Who cares about that cuz no matter what if Sony failed the play station brand will live on and do well. How can u say ps4 games are failing it’s only been out 5 months lol. Of course wii will have more games it’s been out a year longer. Ps4 will get games at a much faster rate then wii u cuz it has support unlike wii u. Those great ps4 sales will give it more support. It already has it

          • DragonSilths

            Wii U, not Wii. And PS4 will get out more games? Yeah…3rd party games…whoop dee fucking doo. Other then Destiny and Batman Arkham Knight, not a single good 3rd party game this year. Bravo. 3rd party devs have gone to shit, I don’t buy more then 1 MAYBE 2 A YEAR anymore. When it comes to exclusives PS4 trails behind. Whether you hate or like Nintendo, or Sony, that’s just the way it is. To be honest Nintendo never will get support the way some people want. Nintendo could have technology from aliens that’s from 1,000 years in the future, and guess what? All that power? Would do shit. There is a reason they don’t support Nintendo, they don’t like them, Nintendo will never get the support, period.

          • jackie

            Lol why do u sound so butthurt about these nintendo games. Its a fact that ps4 is destroying the competition right now when it comes to sales. If your in love with nintendo then good for u but dont try to bring up your fanboy opinion to argue with the fact that matt bought up. Your opinion doeant mean shit to nobody pepple are gonna like what they like. Truth is not to many people are liking wii u right now

          • DragonSilths

            Your spelling, lack of Avatar picture and personality prove to me that you are not someone to be taken seriously. If you knew anything about me, you would know I don’t “love Nintendo” I don’t like any of the 3 companies right now. Nintendo is fucking delusional and brain dead for not listening to their damn fans anymore, Sony has the PS4 system to thank for keeping them alive as a company, they are holding on by that 1 single fucking strand, and Greedysoft….is greedysoft they never do anything right. Its all about how can we get the most money by fucking over our consumers.

  • http://www.captincomics.webs.com CaptinnDaGameMaster!

    This is going to be BADASS. But Nintendo should change the title to something better..

    • gerb1977

      Title Confirmed: Super Smash Bros BADASS?

      • 00EpicGamer00

        It’s a “T” rated franchise so, why not? There’s a show on Animal Planet called “Badass Animals.” If Animal planet can do it, why not Nintendo?

  • Nintengoth

    Awesome cant wait hehe

  • Gameonfool

    I’ll see you suckers in the ring.

  • https://twitter.com/Onyzora Ony

    Not hyped at all.
    At its actual state (for me), it’s just a melee in HD with differents characters / stages and tweak fixes :/

    • LukeMM95

      So how is that not hype?

      • https://twitter.com/Onyzora Ony

        Because a sequel have to be better than the previous game, not the same upscaled?

        • DragonSilths

          I dare you to say that to Sakurai’s face.

          • https://twitter.com/Onyzora Ony

            Hold my champagne :0

    • 00EpicGamer00

      I sort of feel the same way. I’m excited, but not jumping off the walls excited. If this were to come out tomorrow, I wouldn’t care too much. I’d be exited and happy, sure. But I wouldn’t rush to the store to buy it.

      • https://twitter.com/Onyzora Ony

        On another hand that will not prevent me to buy it day one.

    • Sam

      Way to judge a game you haven’t played yet.

      • https://twitter.com/Onyzora Ony

        (That’d not why companies release informations and trailers, for one to forge an idea before spending money on it?)

    • Trevor

      They could literally re-release Melee on the Wii U and the hype train would still be full. But this will be the best smash ever, far better than melee.

    • Fierce-Deity Link

      i take it you dont know much aboiut smash.. melee is way different than brawl so even considering the 4th smash a melee hd is nonsensical.. you can’t dash dance in brawl or wavedash.. you can’t cancel combos.. and edgeguarding isn’t the same in brawl.. calling the 4th smash melee hd is pretty odd considering that brawl was way slower than melee… so yeah.. this brawl is already changing the edgeguardig and such it’s far from a melee hd..

  • MetroidZero

    I’m glad it will be later in the day. I have morning shifts at work. I can watch it! :D

  • RobertMKeller

    I am hoping for a release date. They havnt given us anything on that, and its about time. The Wii U is sinking fast, and I personally think that its beyond repair. But getting smash bros out sooner rather than later will help. I personally know a few people who have stated that they are buying a Wii U when smash bros come out. http://qr.net/sgp9

  • Magnus Eriksson

    Yey, another Direct announcing games that we knew about at launch. Smash is Ok I guess, but I want to hear about Metroid, Zelda, Star Fox and F-Zero.

    • Nintenjoe82

      Here are Nintendo’s latest updates on those games “not in development, revealed at e3, not in development and not in development”

      • Carlos Coronado

        Well it was announce that we will see footage of the new Zelda in E3.

    • Sam Muir

      E3 is just around the corner for new game reveals.

    • Ducked

      All of those games you listed should be out by 2016

    • Squid

      It’s possible they are doing this so they don’t need a huge focus on smash at E3

    • Zuxs13

      I know Damn Nintendo for giving us information on one of their biggest upcoming games. They should just announce the game say nothing about it until it comes out, then wonder why no one buys it…

      • Magnus Eriksson

        The thing is that they have shown us the game already. Many times. We will see it now and they will show it at E3 again.

        • Fierce-Deity Link

          hmm… we have hardly seen any footage of smash.. mostly pics to be honest… smash is a game that will bring non-nintendo fans to buy the wii u.. not metroird.. not f-zero [f-zero gx is amazing btw], and not metroid… i do think they need a regular direct to focus on other less nintendo like games, but ssb is a game and franchise that deserves it’s direct imo

    • DragonSilths

      There is nothing to show for Metroid yet. Zelda is coming at E3. Starfox and F–Zero…we all want it but Nintendo says fuck you, you don’t get those.

    • Shane Michaels

      How about that Fire Emblem X Shin Mega mi Ten Sei or whatever it’s called?

  • Ducked

    Characters I want in Super Smash Bros

    Yoshi (please return!), Knuckles (Sonic Series), Rayman, Pac-Man, Sora (Kingdom Hearts), Neku (The World Ends With You), Shadow (Sonic series).

    • LevenThumps

      Yoshi is one of the original characters, so I don’t see him being cut (although I wonder why they didn’t show him when Yoshi’s New Island came out).

      • Ducked

        I know, but I am wondering why he hasn’t been revealed like you stated

      • DragonSilths

        1 of 3 reasons. Either they are waiting for the Japanese Release date which is in the summer for some reason…or they will reveal him when Yoshi Land U (Yarn Yoshi) is in a direct or something, or 3rd, Sakurai simply didn’t want to be predictable…

        • LevenThumps

          I didn’t know the Japanese were getting this game at a different time, so he might be waiting for that.

          • DragonSilths

            Yup, its odd.

    • J_Joestar

      They should talk to Disney/Marvel and get the Hulk.

      • Ducked

        That be nice, I’d prefer Mickey Mouse in Smash Bros. The only person that could defeat Hulk would be Maxwell

        • J_Joestar

          well more for the SMASH jokes that would come of it.

      • DragonSilths

        WTF?

    • D.M.T

      Super Smash Bros. is a game to promote 1st party Nintendo characters. It makes no sense to have so many 3rd party characters in the game, especially characters from a franchise who is often exclusive to PlayStation platforms (Kingdom Hearts).

      The characters who should be in the next Smash BROS. are: Wonder Red (Wonderful 101), Yoshi and Bayonetta (Bayonetta 2). Fuck Rayman, fuck Pac-Man and fuck other characters from the Sonic series.

      • Ducked

        Well I said “Characters I want in Super Smash Bros”, not ones that should. Kingdom Hearts has released three games on Nintendo platforms in the past four years. Pac-Man would be sense since Namco is helping develop the game, plus Pac-Man needs some life lol.

        Wonder Red would be a good addition. Not sure about Bayonetta, since Bayonetta 2 may not release until after Smash does. Knuckles and Shadow would be much better than Sonic IMO.

        • D.M.T

          Think about what you just said for a minute: “Bayonetta 2 may not release until after Smash does.” If that’s the case then it makes a lot of sense to have Bayonetta in Smash Bros. because Smash Bros. is gonna help Bayonetta 2 sales.

          I like Shadow more than Sonic because he’s badass unlike Sonic but Sonic is a legend like Mario so they will choose Sonic over Shadow any day of the week. I was never a fan of Pac-Man so i don’t give 2 shits about him lol. I’m just happy that Mega Man is in Smash Bros.

          • Ducked

            You have a very good point about Bayonetta being in Smash. The Pac-Man World series was pretty good until they got to the 3rd one, it could bring some star power into it. Yes, I’m extremely happy about Mega-Man being in Smash Bros. I’m still surprised it took them this long.

          • Squid

            The thing is PAC man is only remembered as the little pizza from most people, Pacman world Pacman and the new Pacman isn’t popular,and the new one is targeted to little kids.

      • DragonSilths

        Disagree about Wonder Red and Bayonetta. If Smash Bros comes out before Bayonetta 2 then people will be like what the fuck? She hasn’t been on a Nintendo system? And it wont work. Plus much like Wonder Red a character has to grow and become well known, Wonderful 101 flopped hard so Wonder Red honestly doesn’t deserve a spot. Also you forgot Captain Falcon, Ness, Jigglypuff. As for a newcomer, all I want is Bomberman!

      • MerryBlind .

        I agree, Bayonetta, Wonder Red (or Blue), and also Shulk from Xenoblade (even though I haven’t played the game). However, I think having Rayman would be really cool though.

    • Trevor

      I’ve been looking around the web and doing my own research. I’m pretty sure Pac-Man is all but confirmed.

  • J_Joestar

    A full direct on Smash? cool
    Wont expect more than 1 reveal (unless they are all old classic returners like Captain Falcon/Jigglypuff/Ness)
    Hopefully we get more detail and insight on how the Wii U and 3DS version mingle with each other since we know we don’t have straight out cross-play functions.

  • Guest

    I don’t care what anyone says Nintendo has always been my go to company for video games and I haven’t been disappointed. The year of the wii u begins!

  • Logan Wayman

    Here’s what I hope happens: Pac-Man Bites into the Fight! Bayonetta Bewitches the Fight! Knuckles Glides In! Bomberman Blasts Off! Chase McCain Swings into Action! Bowser Jr. Screams In! Zavok Makes the Fight Deadly! or Palutena Guides the Fight!

  • http://www.epicpassiveincome.com/ Elvis Michael

    Here’s a stupid question: Where/how do I watch it live? On Nintendo’s website somewhere, or YouTube? Im in New Jersey (EST) by the way.

    • MerryBlind .

      On Nintendo’s website.

    • DragonSilths

      Nintendo.com and Nintendo’s Youtube Channel.

      • http://www.epicpassiveincome.com/ Elvis Michael

        Thanks guys! Ive been obsessing over a Wii U lately….now I just need the money. Here’s to an AWESOME 2014 and the Wii U’s inevitable redemption.

        • DragonSilths

          Redemption? Unless Nintendo starts listening to their damn fans again that wont happen. 2014 will be the best year for the Wii U and not the other 2 that is true, but no offense…but its not hard to top last year for the Wii U lol. It was pretty shit. Wii U wont get saved, it will get a bit better with each game, but there is no saving it. I miss Hiroshi Yamauchi, he actually listened to the fans.

  • HungryMetroid

    Hoping for:
    a) Release Date
    b) Mr. Game& Watch confirmed
    c) Bayonetta added

    • MerryBlind .

      Bayonetta would be awesome. Wonder Red from Wonderful 101 too. Shulk from Xenoblade too. I’m done too.

  • Dark-Link73

    I doubt Nintendo would announce a last minute release date, so I’m guessing it’ll be around June or July the latest. Other than that, unless there’s a special edition bundle, there isn’t anything else I want to know. In Nintendo We Trust.

  • gerome

    i don’t want to hype without further proof, but the actor that has motion captured raiden in the metal gear solid series recently said that “he ended up playing raiden in smash bros”. raiden has not appeared in smash bros, but he did appear in playstation all stars. although the actor might have confused all stars for smash bros, i took a look at playstation all stars end credits, and it does not list him as the voice or motion capture of raiden. also note that the character of raiden has a voice actor and a motion capture actor, and this actor that said “he ended up playing raiden in smash bros” is the motion capture actor, so he could not have confused all stars with smash bros because he never voiced or motion captured raiden in all stars. if the actor was accurate in his statement, it’s possible that the direct will reveal solid snake and raiden for smash bros.

    • HungryMetroid

      that would be cool, but if snake and/ or raiden make it into ssb4 then kojima needs to bring some metal gear games to wii u.

      • MerryBlind .

        Well since Metal Gear Rising Revengeance was developed by Platinum * and that they seem to be in a good relationship with Nintendo, they might be bringing that game to Wii U, and that would *somewhat* justify to have Raiden in Smash.

        Personally I don’t really want MGS stuff in Smash. I’d rather have them bring in Wonder Red from Wonderful 101 or Shulk from Xenoblade instead.

  • ConCity Soldier

    I’m definitely going to tune in to watch it.

  • X3Charlie

    Oops. I read it as August 4.

  • jrob23

    they wouldn’t be having this Smash Brothers specific event if they weren’t planning on releasing by this Summer…say July. My timeline for buying a Wii U again might be moved up

  • MujuraNoKamen

    Great! I wonder what/who they’ll reveal :)
    Still shame we’ll have to wait even longer to hear news on X, Bayonetta, Yarn Yoshi etc

  • Squid

    All board the hype train

    • FutureFox

      Interesting pic choice considering he’s piloting a steam boat.

      • Squid

        More what’s happening rather than where it’s happening.

  • http://www.mpt-online.eu/ Sylux

    I’ll be watching it the next day as UK time is 11PM, for me it’ll be 12AM. No can do due to work as I need to get up at 6am and won’t be home until often 7-7:30PM. So if I stay up I’ll fall asleep at work :P I’ll watch it April 9th instead.

  • Squid

    I’m gonna call it, a newcomer, some veterans, and a new trailer will be in the direct.

  • DragonSilths

    Don’t get yourself all hyped up. Remember a Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze focused Direct? Yeah…wasn’t that good. We will get 15 minutes of repeat videos, then a new character which will have some people going COOOOL and some going WTF SAKURAI YOU SUCK!!! Then its over. Maybe a release date…but meh other then that there is no reason for hype.

    • ETeach

      To me, that’s plenty of reason to hype. A new character? possible release date? New footage? Yes please XD

      • DragonSilths

        Okay then.

    • Fierce-Deity Link

      i’m inclined to agree with you but remember the e3 showing of smash? sakurai showed new characters and then a special reveal.. then revealed the trainer alongside some extra vids showing little things like pit’s new shields… sakurai is better at hyping up the fans.. like the dojo or miiverse pics… i think this direct will be dope ..

  • Leo

    Sumer Smash Bros and Mario Kart 8 are the juggernaut games that will make the Wii U sales fly through the roof.

    • Dark Lord Sauron

      you forgot x

  • kentray1985

    Man I would love to sell my wiiu like all my friends have but I just cant let go of it especially when Nintendo keep going hard for my favorite games. I just wish they give the wiiu party chat like they had on the wii and start inplementing online multiplayer on their co-op mario games because that would keep me more connected with my friends and make it easier for wiiu players to meet new friends. Miiverse is cool but it should be for friends who know eachother and rightnow 60% of my friendlist are young players and some of them I only realized it from what they post on miiverse!

  • Fernando Aguilar Garcia

    I am sure we are getting at least 1 newcomer announced, and 2 or 3 characters confirmed, i.e. Yoshi, ZSS and Sheik (there’s no way they are not adding those characters to the rooster), but what I really want to see is game mechanics, how fast the game is phased, smash attacks and all those little aspects that makes a game like this, the best of its class. Meteor smashes, grab combos, wake dash (absolutely very unlikely but I want it), BTW, by all the Zelda love Sakurai has been showing for the last couple of weeks, I really hope Ghirahim is the Newcomer, but that is just a dream in my head… ( >º . º )> PRAISE THE HYPE TRAIN!

  • Dark Lord Sauron

    im hoping they bring back captain falcon.ganondorf and zero suit samus cause not much has been said about them

    • LevenThumps

      If Ganondorf does come back, I hope he has a sword.

  • Sycamore

    My prediction:
    -August 12th release date
    -Controller bundle for Wii U
    -Eshop deal to get $20 for registering both versions through Club Nintendo
    -Chrom, Ness, and Yoshi confirmation.

    Playing it safe.

  • Rinslowe

    Good Nintendo, this is gooood….
    “:)

    Then a Bayo 2 specific Direct, followed by an in depth cover of X and we’ll all be right in time for E3 where you provide a playable demo of X and a definite release date for Bayo 2 and our first real look at Zelda U… And that should be a decent start to marketing Wii U going into the second half of the year…
    Would be nice if there were also Wii U playable demo’s for Fast Racing Neo (if not yet released), Watch Dogs and Project Cars at E3… Although Watch Dogs is probably a stretch.

  • cool1706

    I hope to see a release date, and maybe, just maybe, a new character

  • fireheartis1

    I watch every Nintendo direct so of course I’m going to tune in. I might be a hardcore Sega fanboy and mostly play my Saturn and Dreamcast, but I also love Nintendo more than ever. The Wii became my favorite Nintendo console and I’m ready for them to do something spectacular with the Wii U. They need to hurry or it may be too little to late.

  • Roman

    Gotta admit, I’m still a little confused about the 3ds version. What this Smash needs in order to be successful (other than great mechanics and character balance) is amazing Online Multi-player.

    I doubt that I will be able to play on my Wii U against someone on a 3DS, meaning the community will be split in 2. The 3DS community is MUCH larger than the Wii U one, so multi-player wise all wii U owners will be getting the inferior version (unless 3DS doesn’t even have online…).

    I get it that Japan is over consoles and all the rage is about handhelds, but that doesn’t mean Nintendo can ignore the bigger picture. Consoles are still very important in every other region, and Nintendo’s current console is doing very poorly. Smash should’ve been exclusive for the Wii U in order to ship more units. The 3DS was doing fine without Smash; they are giving people less reasons to buy a wii u and more to buy a 3ds.

    Nintendo needs to whole heartily support their console, they are already behind and the longer they wait the harder it will be to catch up. I supported the Wii U early, shouldn’t Nintendo support my decision as much as possible?

    • ETeach

      Everything you said is true. That being said, I still think everyone who owns a current gen nintendo system should be able to play Smash bros. It’s not a very well supported argument, but I’m all for everyone playing, Wii U or not.

    • jrob23

      What a nice surprise if they announced the Wii U version drops a few months before the 3ds. Maybe that will entice those millions of 3ds owners to pony up the money to buy a Wii U

    • Carlos Coronado

      Maybe Sakurai is trying to get the Smash Bros series in the third place as one of the most successful fighting series in the world they already in 4th so who knows.

  • Mitch Hall

    ANY MONEY they’re going to reveal the release date during this Direct. I’m guessing that we’ll also get a new trailer, some random gameplay, and maybe even a character reveal.

  • Sonic 2099 The Hedgehog

    SMASH BROS 4 DIRECT!!!

    • William Cole

      Where’d you get that? I’ve wanted this to happen for some time now but instead of another mario slot it should be a skin for mario that changes his moveset. That would take smash to a whole new level.

      • Sonic 2099 The Hedgehog

        from google someone made that on DevaintART

  • Krzysztof

    I’d love to be hyped for this direct, but I guess it will follow the same line up as couple of previous ones.

    Hello …. directly to you ….
    … new trailer of the game(s) which we knew about for last 12 months (if not longer then that) …
    Take a look … availeble in 2014/2015/…/2020 …
    … new exiting Indy game …(no one gives a damn) … take a look
    3DS
    3DS
    3DS
    3DS
    3DS
    3DS3DS
    3DS3DS3DS
    … and another 15 super exiting meh indy games … take a look
    3DS
    3DS
    3DS
    3DS
    3DS
    And for the grand finale, guess what, another footage of already announced game … take a look … release date … who knows

    I truly hope I’m wrong and THIS ONE will be jaw dropping. Fingers crossed.

  • LukeMM95

    While I’m looking forward to any newcomers, I’m also wondering when are some of the original fighters coming back. Where’s Captain Falcon, Ness, Jigglypuff and Yoshi?

  • William Cole

    Please give us somebody interesting Sakurai… not LITTLE MACS! I WANT A BIG MAC!(pun on little mac if you didn’t catch it.)

  • http://nintendopapercraftvideos.wordpress.com/ Sam

    Hype train! CHOO CHOO CHOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • desgraciado79

    I am wishing for apologies, delays, and requests to “please understand.”

    (I never get what I wish for so hopefully my bad luck works wonders this time.)

  • Steven5741

    Lets get on!!!!!

    • 00EpicGamer00

      Just realized something about this picture….why does Miyamoto want to crash the “hype train” into the sun?

      • C4

        They are using the suns gravity to accelerate. Hopefully :)

        • FutureFox

          Accelerating into this…

          • Brandon Olson

            Okay, I’m a big Nintendo fan and even I had to laugh at this. xD

            “REGGIE NOOOO!!!”

  • Brandon

    I know he was in the original roster but… CAPTAIN FALCON come on! isn’t that too much to ask!?

  • Ninten-Kevin

    I justo want mewtwo back!!

    • Ninten-Kevin

      Just*

      • 00EpicGamer00

        You know that you can “edit” your own comments, right?

  • Graeme Lynch

    See to me this just says:
    “We have no new game information of any important relevance so here let us show you trivial details of a game you all have known to be releasing soon.”
    I think I’ve just missed the hype train on this. Infact it is rather depressing that something like this is getting everyone so excited. Is the WiiU in such dire straits?
    Sigh.

  • WiiUFanBoy

    release date and news about modes and online modes

  • 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,

    https://www.change.org/en-CA/petitions/square-enix-and-tetsuya-nomura-bring-port-kingdom-hearts-1-5-remix-and-kingdom-hearts-2-5-remix-to-wiiu

  • obi

    what if they come out with a gamecube themed pro controller

  • katananokaze

    I want to know what links side-b attack is. Nintendo hasn’t shown shown link throwing a boomerang yet in any vids or pics. I wonder if they changed it

  • Raptok

    Lucina anybody?