Super Smash Bros for Wii U/3DS; Nintendo Live Stream

As you likely know by now, Nintendo is making a Nintendo Direct style video about the new Super Smash Bros game at 3:40PM today (GMT time zone).  So in advance of the stream actually starting (and Ryu and Roy likely being officially announced), we thought we’d better have the video player posted on the site.

So below is Nintendo’s live stream.  Just wait for it to start, and you’ll be able to see all the cool stuff announced later today:

We’ll be running a series of live updates as well, although those will be in a separate post.

Footage of Ryu and Roy Leaked for Super Smash Bros for Wii U!

Take this with a big grain of salt, since it’s been posted by a relative unknown on Youtube and not even slightly confirmed by Nintendo or co, but we may have now have our first footage of Ryu and Roy as extra playable characters.

Here are the videos:

Ryu (Street Fighter series)

Roy (Fire Emblem series)

In case they get removed for whatever reason, we have also backed them up here on our website:

Roy Trailer (download)

Ryu Trailer (download)

And our channel:

Roy Trailer (our Youtube channel)

Ryu Video (our Youtube channel)

So where did this all come from? Well apparently, a patch for the Japanese version was released earlier, and data mining said patch gave us the ability to use the characters above.  It also apparently gave us information about the inclusion of Dream Land 64 from the original game, an Inkling trophy, a stage based on Ryu’s home stage in the Street Fighter series and a bevvy of other stuff that has also been found.

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Best Buy Pins Confirm Bowser, Bowser Jr and Clown Car are in Mario Maker

Up to about now, there were quite a few questions people had about Mario Maker.  Could you add doors and pipes to new areas in the levels?  Could you make ghost houses and castles, like in most of the other games?

And more importantly yet, were any bosses included, other than Bowser?

Well, you’ll be happy to know that the Best Buy pins for the game include some very interesting information in regards to the last point, and confirm some other cool stuff too.  Behold:


That’s Bowser and Bowser Jr right there.  So it seems at least two bosses will be usable in your levels, with the Koopalings possibly following in future.

More interestingly still, note the top few pins.  You’ve got Mario riding a Lakitu cloud, ala Super Mario World and Yoshi’s Island.  Mario with a spiny on his head, hinting perhaps at different power ups.  And coolest of all, Mario in Bowser’s Koopa Clown Car from Super Mario World.  Flying helicopter time!

So yes, what do you think of the additions?  Good ideas or what?

Platinum Games and Retro Studios Hint at Nintendo E3 Reveals!

Ever wonder what Retro Studios or Platinum Games are up to, given that Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze and Bayonetta 2 are now long released?

Well, it seems like they may be ready to show something at E3, if their latest tweets are any indication!  For instance, here’s an interesting Twitter retweet about Nintendo’s live event from a Platinum Games staffer:

It’s been retweeted by Yusuke Hashimoto, a lead game designer for Platinum Games and director for Bayonetta 2. Is he implying that the company has something to show at Nintendo’s event?

In addition to that, we’ve got a rather less vague by Retro Studios:

Yep, they’re literally saying E3 is going to be awesome, with a heavy dose of hints about a new project at the same time. Are they going to announce a new Metroid or Donkey Kong game? Something new? Guess we can only find out on the day!

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Splatoon has been Recreated in Minecraft

Yes really:

What’s more, this isn’t just mimicking the feel of the game either.  The makers of this mod have actually gone and implemented many of the features from the original game, like painting the arena in your team’s colour, turning into a squid to go up and down walls and the ink having different effects based on whose team generated it.

It’s a pretty cool mod overall, I just wonder how long it’ll last before Nintendo gets all annoyed about it.  What do you think about this recreation of Splatoon in Minecraft?