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About Super Smash Bros for Wii U

In development at Sora (which is helmed by Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai) and Namco Bandai, the new Super Smash Bros. game once again features a series of four-player brawls between various (mostly Nintendo) mascots. New characters announced so far include Mega Man, Rosalina & Luma, Villager (from Animal Crossing), and Wii Fit Trainer.

Reviews

Super Smash Bros. for...
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
9.0

Six years have passed since the last Super Smash Bros. launch; we take a look as Nintendo push the series into HD.
Monday 8 Dec 2014 3:30pm | Wii U | 8

Super Smash Bros. for...
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
9.0

The wait for a handheld version of Smash Bros has been long and arduous; Reagan sits down to see if it has been worth it.
Tuesday 14 Oct 2014 11:00am | 3DS | 2


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Videos

Super Smash Bros. Gets...
Super Smash Bros. Gets Bayonetta, Corrin DLC This Week

The final wave of downloadable content for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS will be released this week, on February 4.
Monday 1 Feb 2016 8:36am | Wii U | 3DS

Bayonetta to Join...
Bayonetta to Join Super Smash Bros., Cloud Strife Out Today

Cloud Strife will be available "within hours of today's video presentation", while Bayonetta and Corrin come out in February.
Wednesday 16 Dec 2015 1:38pm | Wii U | 3DS

Watch the Super Smash...
Watch the Super Smash Bros Final Video Presentation Here

At 11am this morning, Nintendo will kick off their final Super Smash Bros. dedicated video presentation, hosted by Masahiro Sakurai.
Wednesday 16 Dec 2015 10:53am | Wii U | 3DS

Final Fantasy VII's...
Final Fantasy VII's Cloud Joins Super Smash Bros.

Cloud storms into battle with a slew if iconic moves like Blade Beam and Omnislash, while a Final Fantasy VII stage invites summoned monsters.
Friday 13 Nov 2015 12:17pm | PS2 | Wii U | PC | 3DS | 1

New Super Smash Bros....
New Super Smash Bros. Fighters & Amiibo Announced

Masuhiro Sakurai had a few goodies to unveil for Super Smash Bros. fans in a special Nintendo Direct.
Monday 15 Jun 2015 9:41am | Wii U | 3DS

The Rayman Smash Bros....
The Rayman Smash Bros. "Leak" was a Hoax

A "leaked" video, allegedly showing Rayman on the character select screen for Super Smash Bros. Wii U, has been confirmed to be fake.
Monday 16 Feb 2015 11:13am | Wii U | 3DS | 2

Live-action Super...
Live-action Super Smash Bros. Fan Film Released

A fan film that could become a "full blown web series" depicts a fight between Little Mac and an angry, evil version of Ness.
Thursday 5 Feb 2015 11:32am | Wii U | 3DS | 3

Nintendo Minute Kicks...
Nintendo Minute Kicks Off Game of the Year Video Series

Viewers can vote in Nintendo Minute's "GOTY Super Sixteen Showdown" by tweeting their favourite games from a series of one-on-one matchups.
Thursday 4 Dec 2014 4:50pm | Wii U | 3DS

Watch Today's Nintendo...
Watch Today's Nintendo Direct Broadcast, Live

As announced yesterday, Nintendo will host a Nintendo Direct briefing this morning at 11 am, which you can watch right here.
Thursday 6 Nov 2014 10:51am | Wii U | 3DS | DS | 3

50 Facts About Super...
50 Facts About Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

In a Super Smash Bros. Nintendo Direct, Nintendo announced eight-player battles, a board game mode, appearances by Ridley, and more.
Friday 24 Oct 2014 4:08pm | Wii U | 2

Three More Fighters...
Three More Fighters Join the Super Smash Bros. Roster

Robin and Lucina from Fire Emblem: Awakening and Captain Falcon from F-Zero bring the Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U roster to 36.
Tuesday 15 Jul 2014 9:26am | Wii U | 3DS | 3

GameCube Controller...
GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U Announced

Nintendo have announced a new control option for Wii U: a GameCube controller, by way of a new controller adapter.
Friday 30 May 2014 8:47am | Wii U | 7

New Super Smash Bros....
New Super Smash Bros. Details Emerge from Nintendo Direct

Release windows, version differences, online modes, a 3DS-exclusive game mode, and five more characters revealed.
Wednesday 9 Apr 2014 11:19am | Wii U | 3DS | 5

Nintendo Direct...
Nintendo Direct Presentation - August 8, 2013

The latest Nintendo Direct (European version), as broadcast by Nintendo this morning
Thursday 8 Aug 2013 3:41pm | Wii U | 3DS

Mega Man Joins Super...
Mega Man Joins Super Smash Bros: 3DS and Wii U

Nintendo this morning revelead the first trailer and screenshots for the upcoming brawler, Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS.
Wednesday 12 Jun 2013 10:22am | Wii U | 3DS | 12


Features

NZGamer.com 2014 Game...
NZGamer.com 2014 Game of the Year Winners

Which games made the top of the list? Did your picks come out on top? Find out what NZGamer.com readers picked as the best of 2014, right here!
Thursday 22 Jan 2015 4:00pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | Vita | 3DS | 35

Releasing This Month:...
Releasing This Month: October 2014

A list of everything coming to your gaming platform of choice between now and the end of the month!
Wednesday 1 Oct 2014 6:10pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | Vita | 3DS | 20

My Love Affair with a...
My Love Affair with a Gaming Giant

A rather brief look into the history of my personal gaming journey. Yes, this is the brief version.
Friday 26 Sep 2014 11:30am | Wii U | Wii | 3DS | DS | GCN | GBA | 10

The Most Anticipated...
The Most Anticipated Games of 2014

Forty three games that people will be talking about this year; which twenty made our "most anticipated" list?
Friday 17 Jan 2014 4:01pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | Vita | 3DS | 49

Nintendo Direct -...
Nintendo Direct - October 2nd News Summary

Bravely Default confirmed for 2013 release (only just), a new Kirby game announced, Donkey Kong slips (on a banana peel?), and more!
Wednesday 2 Oct 2013 9:47am | Wii U | 3DS | 1

E3 2013: The...
E3 2013: The Conferences Wrap-Up

Late to E3 and want to know what you've missed? We've got the full wrap on the pre-E3 press conferences and announcements.
Wednesday 12 Jun 2013 4:40pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | 3DS | 21

Nintendo Software...
Nintendo Software Showcase: Our Impressions

An exclusive, early look at Nintendo's E3 stand, including new information about a number of their biggest titles.
Wednesday 12 Jun 2013 12:25pm | Wii U | 3DS | 10


News

Paris Olympics...
Paris Olympics Considers Esports for 2024 Games

“The youth, yes they are interested in esport and this kind of thing… Let’s try if we can find some bridges.”
Thursday 10 Aug 2017 9:14am | PC | 14

Evo 2017 Line-up...
Evo 2017 Line-up Announced

Street Fighter V, Tekken 7, and Injustice 2 are set to feature, alongside a fan-selected game.
Thursday 26 Jan 2017 1:22pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | Switch | PC | 4

Phil Spencer: 'I’d...
Phil Spencer: 'I’d Love to See Mario on Xbox'

The Xbox Boss applauded Nintendo’s lineup of first-party franchises, and he hopes they can work with the company again.
Thursday 24 Nov 2016 8:51am | Xbox One | Wii U | 3DS | 12

Street Fighter 5 Gets...
Street Fighter 5 Gets over 4,000 Competitors at EVO 2016

Capcom’s latest fighting game has just broken the popular tournament’s records for highest number of entrants – and the numbers are...
Wednesday 27 Apr 2016 2:30pm | PS4 | Xbox One | Wii U | PC | 3DS | 1

New Zealand Game Sales...
New Zealand Game Sales Up 13 Percent in 2015

Increased current-gen consoles sales drove major growth in the local game industry, with Call of Duty: Black Ops III the year's best seller.
Thursday 10 Mar 2016 9:20am | PS4 | Xbox One | Wii U | PC | 3DS | 7

Rumour: Bandai Namco...
Rumour: Bandai Namco Working on 'Several' Nintendo NX Games, Including Smash Bros.

Bandai Namco is reportedly working on "several" games for Nintendo NX, including a Super Smash Bros. game as a launch title.
Friday 29 Jan 2016 10:04am | Wii U | 3DS

EVO 2016 Finals to be...
EVO 2016 Finals to be Held at 12,000 Seat Sporting Arena

The finals for the EVO Championship Series 2016 fighting game tournament will be held at Mandalay Bay sports arena, a popular UFC venue.
Thursday 28 Jan 2016 10:20am | PS4 | Xbox One | Wii U | 2

Super Smash Bros....
Super Smash Bros. Final Video Presentation Scheduled for Wednesday Morning

Masahiro Sakurai will host a Smash Bros. video presentation from 11am on Wednesday, December 16, to share new info about Cloud Strife.
Monday 14 Dec 2015 2:40pm | Wii U | 3DS

First Nintendo Direct...
First Nintendo Direct Under New Leadership Announced for Friday

The first Nintendo direct since the passing of former president Satoru Iwata will take place from 11am this Friday, November 13.
Wednesday 11 Nov 2015 9:16am | Wii U | 3DS

A Supersized Yarn...
A Supersized Yarn Yoshi amiibo is Coming Out in November

Nintendo have announced release dates for a bunch of new amiibo, including a giant Yarn Yoshi that's around twice as big as the original.
Tuesday 25 Aug 2015 1:57pm | Wii U | 3DS

Nintendo Apologises...
Nintendo Apologises for amiibo Stock Issues, Promises to Do Better

Nintendo plans to reissue certain out-of-stock amiibo toys, and will strive to better keep up with demand in the future.
Tuesday 5 May 2015 9:01am | Wii U | 3DS

Smash Bros. Mewtwo...
Smash Bros. Mewtwo Update Bug Blocks Online Play, Nintendo Working on Fix

A bug with the latest Super Smash Bros. update is making the game think people playing Mewtwo in certain game modes are hacking.
Friday 17 Apr 2015 8:55am | Wii U | 3DS | 1

Rumour: Street...
Rumour: Street Fighter's Ryu, Fire Emblem's Roy to Join Smash Bros.

Alleged decrypted files from the latest Super Smash Bros. 3DS update suggest that Roy and Ryu might be planned for future DLC characters.
Thursday 16 Apr 2015 10:17am | Wii U | 3DS | 1

Tell Nintendo Who You...
Tell Nintendo Who You Want Added to the Super Smash Bros. Roster

With the Smash Bros. Fighter Ballot, players can make suggestions for characters they want to see added to the game as future DLC.
Tuesday 7 Apr 2015 10:12am | Wii U | 3DS | 2

Shadow of Mordor Wins...
Shadow of Mordor Wins Game Developers Choice Awards 2015

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor has won Game of the Year at the GDC 2015, while ustwo's Monument Valley took home the most awards.
Friday 6 Mar 2015 2:10pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | Vita | 3DS | iOS | 3

Nintendo to Restock...
Nintendo to Restock Certain amiibo in Australia and NZ

Certain hard-to-find amiibo figurines will be restocked in Australia and New Zealand, with some being sourced from overseas.
Thursday 19 Feb 2015 6:20pm | Wii U | 1

Strong New 3DS Sales...
Strong New 3DS Sales Push 3DS Family Past 50 Million Units Sold

As of December 31, more than 50,000 3DS systems had sold worldwide, while a strong New 3DS US/EU launch will likely push that number higher.
Wednesday 18 Feb 2015 11:07am | Wii U | 3DS | DS | 3

Fan Makes Working...
Fan Makes Working Custom Paper Mario Amiibo

Using bases from official amiibo and a 3D printer, a fan has made their own fully-functional custom amiibo based on the Paper Mario series.
Monday 9 Feb 2015 12:17pm | Wii U | Wii | 3DS | GCN | 6

Dragon Age:...
Dragon Age: Inquisition Wins GOTY at D.I.C.E. Awards 2015

Monolith's Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor also won big claiming eight of the nine awards for which it was nominated.
Saturday 7 Feb 2015 2:42pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | Wii | PC | Vita | 3DS | iOS | 8

NZGamer.com Launch...
NZGamer.com Launch 2014 Game of the Year Awards

The awards recognize excellence in videogames across seventeen categories, and give you the chance to win $500 of games!
Friday 19 Dec 2014 2:36pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | Vita | 3DS | iOS | 19

Mewtwo Will be...
Mewtwo Will be Available as Paid DLC for Smash Bros, Too

As well as being a freebie for anyone who buys both versions of the new Smash Bros., Mewtwo will be paid DLC at a later date.
Friday 21 Nov 2014 10:12am | Wii U | 3DS | 5

Game Awards 2014...
Game Awards 2014 Nominees Announced

Geoff Keighley has announced the nominees for the Game Awards 2014, which will be held in Las Vegas on December 5.
Friday 21 Nov 2014 9:01am | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | Vita | 3DS | iOS | 11

Eleven More amiibo...
Eleven More amiibo Figures Releasing in Q1 2015

Bowser, Toon Link, Rosalina, Meta Knight, Lucario, Sheik, Ike, King Dedede, Shulk, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Mega Man joining the amiibo range.
Wednesday 12 Nov 2014 11:45am | Wii U | 3DS | 6

Nintendo Direct...
Nintendo Direct Scheduled for Tomorrow

A Nintendo Direct briefing starting at 11 am on Thursday, November 6 will look at a range of upcoming 3DS and Wii U software.
Wednesday 5 Nov 2014 9:57am | Wii U | 3DS | 5

Super Smash Bros. Wii...
Super Smash Bros. Wii U Release Brought Forward a Week

Super Smash bros. for Wii U will launch in New Zealand on November 29, a week earlier than originally planned.
Wednesday 5 Nov 2014 9:11am | Wii U | 2

Super Smash Bros....
Super Smash Bros. Glitch is Giving Out 136-year Bans

A bug in the latest update for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS has resulted in some players being given out 136-year bans.
Sunday 2 Nov 2014 1:56pm | 3DS | 2

Some amiibo Figures...
Some amiibo Figures Will Be Limited-time Offers

Some characters will be mainstays in the amiibo interactive figurine line-up, but others will have limited production runs.
Friday 31 Oct 2014 1:22pm | Wii U | 3DS | 2

Wii U Sales Up, 3DS...
Wii U Sales Up, 3DS Sales Down

Wii U sales for July through September are almost double the same period last year, but 3DS sales have almost halved.
Thursday 30 Oct 2014 11:37am | Wii U | 3DS | 2

Super Smash Bros. for...
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Nintendo Direct This Friday

From 11am on Friday, October 24, Nintendo fans can watch a broadcast titled "Super Smash Bros. for Wii U: 50 Must-See Things."
Tuesday 21 Oct 2014 2:24pm | Wii U | 4

Destiny, Super Smash...
Destiny, Super Smash Bros. Big Winners in September

The latest NPD Group figures show that Destiny was the bestselling game in September, while Super Smash Bros. drove up 3DS sales.
Friday 17 Oct 2014 2:45pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | 3DS | 4

Wii U GameCube Adapter...
Wii U GameCube Adapter Only Works with Super Smash Bros.

Nintendo has confirmed that the GameCube controller adapter for Wii U won't work with any other software.
Thursday 9 Oct 2014 5:24pm | Wii U | 2

Super Smash. Bros for...
Super Smash. Bros for Wii U, amiibo Figures Dated

The first wave of amiibo figures will release on November 29, followed a week later by Super Smash Bros. for Wii U on December 6.
Wednesday 8 Oct 2014 8:34am | Wii U | 2

Themes Now Available...
Themes Now Available for Nintendo 3DS

A new 3DS system update adds theme support, with five free single-colour designs included for free and premium themes available to buy.
Tuesday 7 Oct 2014 6:55pm | 3DS | 4

Super Smash Bros. 3DS...
Super Smash Bros. 3DS Exceeds 1M Week-one Sales in Japan

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS has already passed one million copies sold through to customers, less than a week since its Japanese launch.
Wednesday 17 Sep 2014 9:42am | 3DS | 6

Rumour: Super Smash...
Rumour: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Launches November 21

No official date has been announced, but American retailer Fred Meyer is promoting a November 21 launch for the game.
Monday 15 Sep 2014 7:24am | Wii U | 2

3DS Works as a Wii U...
3DS Works as a Wii U Controller for Smash Bros.

Screenshots of the Japanese release of Super Smash Bros. for 3DS, released today, show an option to connect to Wii U.
Saturday 13 Sep 2014 9:32am | Wii U | 3DS | 10

Super Smash Bros. for...
Super Smash Bros. for 3DS Secret Characters Revealed

Streamers who received early copies of the new Super Smash Bros. have found 11 secret characters, including the likes of Wario, Ness, and...
Friday 12 Sep 2014 11:30am | 3DS | 2

Nintendo to Host an...
Nintendo to Host an Eight Hour Livestream on Saturday

Super Smash Bros. for 3DS will be the main focus, but Bayonetta 2, Hyrule Warriors, Fantasy Life, and more will also feature.
Thursday 11 Sep 2014 3:37pm | Wii U | 3DS | 2

Amiibo Launch Line-up...
Amiibo Launch Line-up Revealed

The first 12 amiibo figures have been revealed, and include Link, Mario, Peach, Samus, and Fire Emblem's Marth.
Tuesday 2 Sep 2014 9:02am | Wii U | 11

Super Smash Bros. for...
Super Smash Bros. for 3DS Getting a Game Boy Stage

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS will include a stage based on one of Nintendo's most iconic platforms - the original Game Boy
Monday 11 Aug 2014 11:27am | 3DS | 3

Mario Gets Patriotic...
Mario Gets Patriotic with Super Smash Bros. Alternate Costume

He may be an Italian character designed by a Japanese person, but Mario's allegiance lies with the United States of America.
Friday 11 Jul 2014 3:20pm | Wii U | 3DS | 5

Nintendo Sponsors Evo...
Nintendo Sponsors Evo Fighting Game Tournament

Despite trying to shut down the Super Smash Bros. event at last year's Evo, Nintendo is now sponsoring the massive fighting game tournament.
Tuesday 8 Jul 2014 10:07am | Wii U | Wii | 3DS | 2

Evolve, No Man's Sky...
Evolve, No Man's Sky Big Winners in Best of E3 Awards

A group of 29 American-based videogame outlets has voted Evolve as the best game of E3, with No Man's Sky also winning a number of awards.
Wednesday 2 Jul 2014 12:00pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | 3DS | 8

Nintendo Introduce...
Nintendo Introduce amiibo - Interactive Character Figurines

Nintendo announce their own foray into figurines to compete with Skylanders and Disney Infinity.
Wednesday 11 Jun 2014 8:36am | Wii U | 3DS | 10

Nintendo to Reveal...
Nintendo to Reveal Major 3DS Game at E3

Nintendo plans to unveil a new 3DS game at E3 that's big enough to warrant getting its own 90-minute Q&A session.
Monday 19 May 2014 4:03pm | 3DS | 12

Super Smash Bros....
Super Smash Bros. Nintendo Direct Broadcasting on April 9

A Nintendo Direct briefing focused on the upcoming Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii u will start at 10am on April 9.
Monday 7 Apr 2014 9:09am | Wii U | 3DS | 3

Nintendo Direct...
Nintendo Direct Announced for Tomorrow Morning

A Nintendo Direct video briefing tomorrow morning will focus on 3DS and Wii U titles coming in Autumn 2014.
Wednesday 18 Dec 2013 9:01am | Wii U | 3DS | 2

Nintendo Direct...
Nintendo Direct Announced For Tomorrow Morning

3DS software to release from now through early 2014 will be the focus of Nintendo's latest online broadcast.
Wednesday 13 Nov 2013 12:26pm | 3DS | 9

Nintendo Announce Big...
Nintendo Announce Big Titles at E3

Nintendo today unveiled their games that will be available for Wii U this year, and provided first looks at key titles coming in 2014.
Wednesday 12 Jun 2013 9:13am | Wii U | 3DS | 22

Nintendo Direct - News Summary

New Zelda, Mario confirmed, Wind Waker HD remake, new Xenoblade-like game, and more.
Thursday 24 Jan 2013 10:59am | Wii U | 11