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Nintendo teases special surprises at Comic-Con

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The San Diego Comic-Com is this week and Nintendo is teasing some special surprises for fans of Super Smash Bros. Additionally, the first ever tournament for the Nintendo 3DS version of Super Smash Bros. will be held at Comic-Con, so if you’re going this year, be sure and check that out. The convention is happening between July 24 and July 27, with the 3DS tournament being streamed live on Nintendo’s Twitch channel.

What surprises do you think are in store for us at Comic-Con? Perhaps we’ll see more new characters unveiled, or a new mode for the Nintendo 3DS version, since that’s the focus of the presentation at Comic-Con.

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  • Petri

    With all those SMB character reveals, I would be kinda disappointed if that “special surprise” was just a character reveal.

    • Sdudyoy

      Yeah, since this is focusing on the 3DS version, I’m guessing it will be something to do with the 3DS version, but it would be nice to see a new game mode on the Wii U version, if I recall correctly we haven’t seen any game modes for the Wii U version besides the fighting mode.

      • Yousif Alromaithi

        3ds and Wii U share same character except the game mode which is different. Lol. This is known because we have not seen Robin play on 3ds when the new trailer came out last week but since awakening came on 3ds then yes, Robin should appear on 3ds.

        • Sdudyoy

          What? that has nothing to do with my comment at all.

          • Yousif Alromaithi

            I must have read that your intention was speaking on characters about both systems sorry that is my mistake.

          • Sdudyoy

            It’s fine, I misinterpret comments all the time.

          • Yousif Alromaithi

            Then you be sure to not misinterpret again.

      • Dark Link

        I for one, am hoping they announce Sylux for Smash and a new Metroid Prime Hunters 2 or a new side scroller for 3DS with Sylux as the antagonist.

    • Andrew Gonzalez

      I bet it will only be just that.

  • Hugh Quinn

    Ben for SSB4, CM Punk to return to WWE and Half-Life 3 confirmed.

    • http://obaforums.wordpress.com DragonSilths

      Punk ain’t coming back any time soon if ever.

    • Sparky

      Halflife3 as already been confirmed :P Google it

      • Sparky

        Actually no, but its in “development”

  • Epicstuf

    What it needs. EXPLOSIONS.

    • bistricky

      Boom …….
      ;D

      • Epicstuf

        SANIC BOOM! YEAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

        • BigotPride

          That was awful.

          • Epicstuf

            Yeah. It’s a new type of humor. Stupid humor.

  • Sdudyoy

    I can’t wait! I doubt it will be anything big, but who cares!

  • bistricky

    {Rumor} Comic-Con loves Metroid and it will make its return, with an announcement for the Wii U.
    :D

    • Sdudyoy

      I wish, Metroid would be perfect for the Wii U gamepad and HD visuals.

  • ActivesiN

    maybe they will reveal the 3ds attachment for Amiibo and let people there try out the Amiibo

    • Kobe

      I think they’re more focused on the Wii U Amino. I think they would show off the Wii U first

  • Ghasfarost

    Ness almost confirmed! (or perhaps also Lucas or a new Mother/Earthbound character?). My reasons to believe that are:
    – Mother was released on Japan on July 27th, 1989

    – F-Zero X was released on July 14th, 1998 and on July 14th 2014 we got confirmation of Captain Falcon.

    Of course, Sakurai could be expecting people to see this pattern and then do something completely unexpected…business as usual

    • LetsPlay Ademio

      But the 27th July is a Sunday…

      • Ghasfarost

        oh crap… then i dunno… Sakurai is so difficult to predict.

        • alyssa

          Well they did say the convention doesn’t end until the 27th so there may still be hope it starts the 24th of july to the 27th of july which is the release date of earthbound!

          • Max465

            The point isn’t that Comic Con isn’t on Sunday. The point is that the Smash bros Web Site doesn’t update on Sunday. In fact the idea that we’re getting a character during Comic Con is absurd since the only day we could possibly get one just ended.

            If we do get a surprise I’m expecting something that doesn’t require an instant update to the site. At best a new game mode or how the 3DS will connect with the Wii U version. At worst a release date for the Wii U version or more Amiibo info.

          • alyssa

            I guess only time will tell.

  • PrincessKairi

    Theyre gonna announce more Smash characters, have a Smash Q&A, reveal an image of the Smash pause screen, then announce weekly Smash directs, up until the game launches……….which has been pushed back until 2017!

  • HorizonChaser

    I wish they would announce that the 3DS will be able to act as a controller for the Wii U version or that it can join the Wii U game and more people will be able to brawl by being linked in locally. There needs to be integration between the Wii U and 3DS.

    • Pablo Lavín

      Amiibos can interact between both.

    • Robert Lawson

      This would be completely pointless. If you want shared screen multiplayer, use a second controller. If you want to move a character’s stats, use an amiibo. All adding IR communication between the 3ds and Wii U would do is create another point of communication for lag. No thank you. It isn’t like the second screen could be all that intricate to the experience if they’re pushing Smash gamecube controllers. And that’s a brilliant idea because they’re wired, which eliminates lag.

  • http://obaforums.wordpress.com DragonSilths

    The surprise is the release date for the Wii U version! I wouldn’t be surprised.

  • Kurasu

    First Super Smash Bros. 3DS tournament ?

    How about the one in June with the finals on the Wii U version that happened at Japan Expo con, three weeks ago ?

    • bistricky

      All prior tournaments for the new Super Smash Bros. was on the Wii U …..
      Comic-Con will be hosting the very first 3DS version of Super Smash Bros.
      Tournament
      The two versions are not the same.
      Cheers :D

      • Kurasu

        Read me carefully, like really. What does “with finals on WiiU” implies ?

  • LevenThumps

    I’m actually hoping for a new mode rather than a new character at this reveal. Still, I’ll enjoy whatever surprise they have in store.

  • BOB

    Knowing nintendos recent “big suprises” it will probably be new, limited edition, mario tablecloths

    • Volfos

      They have been pretty crazy lately, and those would be very much a must have.

  • TheSneakyLizard

    Ice Climbers need to be confirmed. Their reveal is long overdue.

  • LordiMcKill

    A new character is probably a no brainer.

  • Squid

    Ness, Lucas, or Wario will be announced. Wario being that he could transform to a super hero. Ness and Lucas being that they need you to be a big video game fan to know this series.

  • Ben English

    Okay so they just announced Robin and their announcement is at Comic-Con.

    Obviously they’re announcing Batman.

  • simkenno

    The announcement is they are delaying the rayman trophy till ubisoft proves themselves back in the eyes of Nintendo ;)

  • Robert Lawson

    What would tie in well with Comic Con? Talking about Fatal Frame localized comic (which has been confirmed to be localized) then add that Fatal Frame will be localized for next year (it’s in stone for not being out this year due to it not being announced in a direct, but instead seperately).

    • Rickem

      How about announce Fatal Frame will be localized this year because they have been working on the localization all along so we could have it in time for Halloween. You listening Nintendo?!!! Don’t disappoint me again! Or give us Fatal Frame 4 HD this year and I’ll allow you to release 5 early next year.

      • Robert Lawson

        Would be nice, unlikely, but nice.

  • Prizm

    Who cares about another character, the game has enough already.

    • Epicstuf

      No, it doesn’t. They add more characters each installment.

  • Sam Corbett

    Zelda Wii U game-play footage or info PLZ and also they have 2 many females on the good side for hyrule warriors they should anounce more male fighters for that ( I like a mix of male and female but I really dont mind if there is an all female cast excluding link)

    • Volfos

      I believe Darunia was confirmed so that is another male. More importantly, lets hope we get to play Goron Bowling!

  • https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9G6ZuDb0PaYUoYllW2ypNA Brandon Burce

    Just going to watch the twitch stream, You know that is gets so crowded -.-

  • Gizmo

    It will either be:
    New Wii U smash bundle
    New character (or characters?)
    New game mode
    New tournament (Reggie said they may take the tournament on the road, so maybe a nationwide smash tournament)
    still crossing my fingers for a smash anime (those trailers got me pumped)
    New amiibo figurines
    Release date
    Some kind of limited edition of the game or some pre-order bonus (expect a free amiibo figurine when you pre-order or when you buy the limited edition version )
    But really I don’t know exactly.

  • Rickem

    Hey Nintendo. Smash is gonna be awesome, we all know that. But how about instead of putting all your eggs in the Smash Bros. basket you ANNOUNCE FATAL FRAME V FOR U.S. GODDAMMIT!!!! That can be your surprise and save some reveals for the inevitable Smash Bros. Direct.

    • J_Joestar

      They should combine the announcement and add a Spirit Camera item of some sort into Smash.

    • Volfos

      Hollywood Fatal Frame film confirmed – the game’s localization is definitely happening.

      • Rickem

        That’s not a confirmation as Nintendo probably doesn’t have much to do with the film if at all. Who knows what Nintendo thinks sometimes. I am praying the are thinking correctly and already have a release planned in the very near future.

        • Volfos

          I suppose that is one way to think but I sincerely doubt it was Hollywood that came looking for Fatal Frame – the games aren’t that well known in the US. Someone did push the idea though, and that was almost certainly Nintendo.

          Its not like Nintendo are strangers to organizing stuff like this – just think of how many Nintendo series had cartoons! Besides who in their right mind wouldn’t publish a game that had a pre-existing movie, especially when the game was awesome?

          I mean you can be a pessimist if you feel it’ll give you a nicer pay off later when its ‘official’ but… I really think we’re beyond the question of ‘if’ it will be localized.

          • Rickem

            I’m not being a pessimist, I’m hopeful, but I need to know for sure, and Nintendo have usually been very strict about their properties going into the hands of hollywood since the super mario bros. movie travesty, so unless they have relaxed, I tend to believe the movie is more Tecmo Koei’s doing, And you’d be surprised how many Hollywood Executives are gamers and may have dabbled in Fatal Frame and thought it would make an excellent movie.

          • Volfos

            I guess. But Nintendo have enough ownership over the property to control the console it goes on (only their one) so I’d imagine the movie would also have to pass through them.

            Besides the last point remains, the fact a Hollywood Movie is happening means that the game will have a crazy piece of advertising for it in territories that usually don’t get the game talked about as much as it could be.

          • Rickem

            The advertising wouldn’t kick in for like 2 years, which is about how long it would take for the film to complete all stages of production and release. If they are really gonna wait two years to release the game here, then God help us for their stupidity.

          • Volfos

            2 years seems like a rather high-end estimate. – Bare in mind how shortly after the announcement in Japan their movie will be releasing over. – Two years, if my sources are correct, is far longer than even The Lord of The Rings took – and lets face it we’re not gonna get something akin to that! (And I’d put money on most of the filming being inside so they won’t even have to worry about weather.)

            I grant you I’m no expert on film, but I trust my sources (though I may be bias to trusting them due to ‘confirmation bias’).

          • Rickem

            The Japanese movie wasn’t announced at the stream, it had been filmed for a while and the trailer had been posted for at least a month prior to the event, I watched it before then. Most americans just didn’t know about it because they weren’t following it. Fatal Frame U.S., however, there have been no updates, no casting, no plot info, nothing. They need to do all that, possibly even write the script, and shoot, edit, work on special effects, and release. We have to wait for them to do all that and THEN we get the game? NO! That’s BS. Release it now and develop FF6 to coincide with the movie.

          • Volfos

            You’re absolutely right but I had actually checked before making my comment and found a site saying it had been announced last April. So that would be six months? (Although I’m not American so, heh, perhaps that curve-ball warrants you underestimating my information?)

            Also I feel like you may be confusing the information we have with what they’ve already done my be significantly. Also you could easily be right about it coming out here in advance of the movie, but at least its pretty much guaranteed to come out.

  • GamerWho

    Either have a responsive site, or let me scroll to the right.

    • Epicstuf

      That’s your side.

  • reyn69sharla

    its probably just me but im a little jaded with smash bros news. nintendo, give me something fresh to care about like a new Eternal darkness or JRPG.

    • Volfos

      Fatal Frame is getting a Hollywood movie which all but confirms it for the EU and US.

      Is this news to you?

      • reyn69sharla

        yes indeed!

    • PrincessKairi

      youre not alone! Im so over hearing about this game! Its an arena fighter, not the second coming of Mario 64!

  • Flynn60

    It’s the 25th Anniversary of the Mother series on Sunday. It has to be Ness.

    • alyssa

      I’m hoping! !! I love ness I’ve been waiting for his confirmation since I figured out they’re making another super smash. I’m him in literally every match!

  • That guy

    What? No Ridley fanboys? *Sigh of mild relief*