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All the Smash Bros Announcements from E3!

Nintendo’s Smash Bros announcement for E3 revealed a lot of new features for the game. First of all was the announcement for Roy and the new Mii costumes, which were already leaked a day before, but it still felt great to see them for real in the official announcement. Roy himself looks a little different from Marth this time around, as he was a clone of him in Melee.

The new Mii costumes include characters from Tekken and Virtua Fighter, as well as the Inklings from Splatoon, Isabelle from Animal Crossing, MegaMan.EXE, and Zero from Mega Man X.

Next up was Amiibos. Sakurai said that every fighter in Smash Bros would get an Amiibo, including the newly announced fighters and the Mii Fighters. He also showed off Amiibos for ROB, Duck Hunt, Mr. Game and Watch, and Falco. The Mr. Game and Watch Amiibo comes with different poses for the character that can be switched out on the base.

Stages were also included in the announcement. Sakurai confirmed the Dream Land 64 stage from Smash Bros 64, as well as other stages from the original game, like Peach’s castle and The Hyrule Castle stage. I can only hope that Saffron City is given a chance.

The Miiverse stage is available for free and features different Miiverse posts based on which characters are fighting. People can posts drawings of a certain character on that fighter’s respective page on Miiverse. That post will continue to show up on fights that certain character participates in.

A new tourney mode will be available in August. It includes online features.

By far the biggest announcement, though, was the reveal of Ryu from Street Fighter, specifically Street Fighter II. Again, Ryu was already previously leaked yesterday, but the details Sakurai mentioned about him were not.

In Street Fighter, there are six buttons, but in Smash, there are only two. To work around this and at the same time keep Ryu close to his source material, the harder and longer you put an input in, then Ryu will do a different attack. For example, if you put in his side tilt, but did it breifly, it would come out as a light attack. If you did it for a little longer, then it would be a mid attack, as so on for a heavy attack. This gives so many possibilities for combos. Sakurai himself said that Ryu is mainly focused on combos.

He also touched up on Ryu’s specials. Ryu sports his iconic attacks like Haduken and Shoryuken. If the original input for these moves are put in, (for example, down/right-down/right) then the attack will be stronger. This goes for some of Ryu’s other moves, too. One can only imagine how awesome it would be if this would be done for the other fighters. It would add so much more depth and combo potential to Smash then there already is.

Ryu is the first fighter to ever have two final smashes. That’s right, TWO. The first one, a projectile, is activated if you are separated from everyone else. The second one, a close-quarters killing combo, is activated if you are, you guessed it, in close quarters with someone.

Ryu also has his own stage from Street Fighter II, which also has an omega form.

Ryu AND Ken’s trophies will be included, as well as other trophies for Roy, Ryu’s final smash, Roy’s final smash, and the Inklings.

And the best thing about it? It’s all available RIGHT NOW. So go ahead and enjoy all the Smash Bros goodness!

Remember, Nintendo’s Digital Event for E3 (just like last year) happens on the 16th. For now, tell us what you think about all the new announcements in the comments section below!

The best job hiring has just happened at Nintendo

It’s official. Bowser works for Nintendo. Just not the Bowser you think.

Nintendo has just announced in a press release that they have hired Doug Bowser (not the King Koopa) as their Vice President of Sales in the United States. If his decision to apply for Nintendo was a coincidence or not, we’ll never know. All we know is that it’s awesome to have this sort of thing happen.

Before joining Nintendo, Bowser actually worked for Electronic Arts (EA) since 2007, which makes it all the more amusing.

In all seriousness, though, Nintendo is very happy with their choice.

Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing, states in a press release on the matter:

“Doug Bowser is an outstanding addition to our Nintendo team, as he brings a deep blend of both consumer package goods and video game sales experience,” Moffitt says. “I know he will work tirelessly with our internal and external partners to  ensure the broad Nintendo lineup of hardware, software, and accessories are strongly represented throughout US retail points of distribution.”

We wish Bowser a long and successful run at Nintendo.

Ultimate NES Remix to be in Nintendo World Championships 2015

The Nintendo World Championships is actually coming back this year after a whopping 15 years! The qualifying will take place at 8 Best Buy stores around the country.

To qualify, one must play three score-based challenges of games in Ultimate NES Remix for 3DS. Those games are Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 3, and Dr. Mario. The top scorer of the games for each of the 8 Best Buy locations will move on to the last event in Los Angeles. The final event will consist of multiple challenges spanning different Nintendo Games. Another 8 competitors will be chosen, but as of now no one know how Nintendo will pick them.

A copy of Ultimate NES Remix for 3DS and a 3DS System will be provided for competitors at each store.

The Nintendo World Championships 2015 will take place on June 14th at 10 am  until 7 pm, local time.

The stores are at the following locations:

 

1717 Harrison St., San Francisco, CA

3675 Pacific Coast Highway, Torrance, CA

10760 NW 17th St., Miami, FL

900 E. Golf Road, Schaumburg, IL

12905 Elm Creek Blvd. N, Maple Grove, MN

5001 Northern Blvd., Long Island City, NY

9378 N. Central Expressway, Dallas, TX

2214 S. 48th St., Tacoma, WA

 

For more info on the Nintendo World Championships 2015, visit the official website. Will you be participating?

The “NX” may not be Region-Locked

In a recent investor’s meeting, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata stated that the upcoming Nintendo console, the “NX”, may actually not be region-locked. He states that, “… although we have nothing concrete at the moment, we are internally analyzing what hurdles exist to lifting region locks.” So it’s nothing definite, but there’s a very good chance that it is possible.

Fans have been clamoring for the liftng of region locks for Nintendo’s current consoles for year, to no avail. Iwata stated that the current gen systems would still be region locked because “unlocking them after they are already on the market poses a number of hurdles.” Oh, well.

Nintendo also stated that the “NX” would not replace the current consoles, but actually stand alongside them.

Are you excited for the “NX” and the possibility of a lack of region lock?

NT014 – Mario Kart 8 vs. Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed

This time we will take a little break from the news to give you a double review and comparison of the two best kart racers in the Wii U!

Intro :00

Super Smash Bros. for 3DS Review :47

The comparison between Mario Kart 8 and Sonic Transformed begins!

Close 21:28
Our theme music is “Presenterator” by Kevin Mcleod, courtesy of Incompetech.com. If you would like to comment on the show e-mail us at comments(at)nintendoteens.com or join our forum discussions at www.nintendoteens.com/forums.

Live Coverage of the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show

Live coverage of the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show

NT013 – Our Super Smash Bros. for 3DS Review

Sorry for the delay, but here is our review for Smash Bros. on the 3DS! Hope you guys are enjoying both versions, because we are!

Intro :00

Super Smash Bros. for 3DS Review :44

We discuss the 3DS version of the new Smash Bros. games. This includes game play, characters, and features.

Close 25:33
Our theme music is “Presenterator” by Kevin Mcleod, courtesy of Incompetech.com. If you would like to comment on the show e-mail us at comments(at)nintendoteens.com or join our forum discussions at www.nintendoteens.com/forums.

NT012 – Too Much Pokemon?

Who doesn’t enjoy a good rant on recent game news? We discuss – you guessed it – more Sonic and Pokemon news! Sonic Boom and Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, to be exact.

Intro :00

News for Sonic Boom :47

Note: The only thing we did not include were the recent character announcements. We instead discussed the game play available at the E3 demos.

Smash Bros Announcements at E3 9:24

Tia remembers basically every single detail of the recent Pokemon games, luckily for me.

Close 16:31
Our theme music is “Presenterator” by Kevin Mcleod, courtesy of Incompetech.com. If you would like to comment on the show e-mail us at comments(at)nintendoteens.com or join our forum discussions at www.nintendoteens.com/forums.

NT011 – Tomodachi Life: The Review

Want to supervise other people’s lives? You can in Tomodachi Life! We review it on Episode 11!

Intro :00

Tomodachi Life Review :43
We review the new 3DS game Tomodachi Life

Game Difficulty and Conclusion 18:53
Do we recommend this game? Listen to find out! I’m not going to spoil it here.

Close 21:21
Our theme music is “Presenterator” by Kevin Mcleod, courtesy of Incompetech.com. If you would like to comment on the show e-mail us at comments(at)nintendoteens.com or join our forum discussions at www.nintendoteens.com/forums.

NT010 – Nintendo’s E3 Presentation

Listen to Episode 10 of the Nintendo Teens Podcast! Yeah, this is semi-old news, but we couldn’t have another episode without discussing what was revealed at E3!

Intro :00

Iwata’s Re-election and Digital Event Opinions :43

Smash Bros Announcements at E3 3:34

Amiibo 8:07

Yoshi’s Wooly World, Captain Toad, and Mario Maker 11:04

Zelda Announcements 15:28

 Splatoon and Star Fox 19:21

Close 22:24
Our theme music is “Presenterator” by Kevin Mcleod, courtesy of Incompetech.com. If you would like to comment on the show e-mail us at comments(at)nintendoteens.com or join our forum discussions at www.nintendoteens.com/forums.