New Smash Bros. Discussion Planned for Next Nintendo Direct Before E3 2013

By on May 19, 2013 at 2:03 pm

Nintendo of America’s official Twitter account was updated earlier this morning with news straight from president and CEO Satoru Iwata. While the company will not be holding a traditional press conference at this year’s E3, major news on upcoming titles will be presented through their new Nintendo Direct live stream series, the next of which is shaping up to be quite an event.

According to Iwata, an upcoming Direct broadcast scheduled to take place before E3 2013 will feature news on the next installment of their popular Smash Bros. series, which is slated for release on both Wii U and 3DS. The short message implies that they will be focusing on the console version rather than the handheld.

Very little is known about this fourth installment of Nintendo’s popular crossover series other than it will be developed in cooperation with Masahiro Sakurai’s Sora Ltd. and Namco Bandai, so this should be a good chance to catch up on some other substantial information.

Source: Nintendo of America via Game Informer and NeoGAF

  • Dragoomba


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  • ReddChief78

    Lol this is just sad more Mario games WOW step it up Nintendo

    • Nick Nobriga

      “…and other Wii U titles…”

      • ReddChief78

        Yea with the word Mario in it somewhere

        • David Trujillo

          and yet the game you made your comment towards “smash” doesn’t even have Mario’s name on it…good luck next time though

          • ReddChief78

            The game is called Smash Bros. ever heard of Super Mario BROS. its a Mario game BRO lol good luck with your outdated console i’ll stick with this gen and next gen tell Nintendo to step it up

          • chipsndips

            So any game with BROS or BRO in it is now a Mario game? I wonder what stupid reply you’re gonna toss my way this time.

          • Cellsai

            This is one of the stupidest discussions I’ve seen on SRK in a long time.

            And I’m talking about SRK here, so that’s saying something.

          • CptPokerface

            I don’t know..I go on Eventhubs a lot and this is nothing in comparison.

    • You would be a bad business man if you DON’T take more advantage of your best and most iconic titles that has been strong for more than 30 years…

      • ReddChief78

        The Wii U was a flop Nintendo isnt so good at doing business at the moment themselves theres nothing wrong with releasing iconic titles but it is something wrong with flooding the market with them how about COMING UP WITH SOMETHING DIFFERENT for a change that would help a poorly made outdated console that no one wants to make games for RIP Nintendo they had a good run

        • David Trujillo

          PS3 AND WIIU launch window sales

          Month 1 (November): Ps3 (~400K), Wii U (~500K)
          Month 2 (December): Ps3 (~850K; ~1.25M total), Wii U (~2M; ~2.5M)
          Month 3 (January): Ps3 (~380K; ~1.6M), Wii U (~250K; ~2.7M)
          Month 4 (February): Ps3 (~240K; ~1.8M), Wii U (~150K; ~2.9M)
          Month 5 (March): Ps3 (~985K; ~2.65M), Wii U (~146K; ~3M)

          The wiiu isnt selling well at all. But for people to be labeling it a failure when both the 360 and the ps3 performed similarly this far into the launch is just dumb.
          to label it a flop at this stage would be to call both the other systems flops as well
          as for 3rd parties, Nintendo has never had great 3rd party support. As always, they will manage.
          Also, the 3ds went through this when it launched, and now its doing amazing.

        • David Trujillo

          also…you do know that generally Nintendo tries to keep its entries at about 1 per system.
          That’s why there is only one Mario kart for the ds….one for the 3ds…one for the wii …one for the gamecube…and one for the n64

          this is common practice for Nintendo..same can be said for the smash bros series except that they didn’t even make one for the DS
          so this business of flooding the market with these game is ridiculous…maybe you should be talkin to activision and its Call of duty series.

          the rest of the industry is by far..way more guilty of this than Nintendo is

          • ReddChief78

            Lol it hurts dont it Wii U is a fail get over it all the devs have already moved on deal with it nobody cares about bogus numbers you found somewhere

          • You aren’t very smart, are you?

          • bogus numbers happen to be a sexual turn on of mine, actually…

          • bartonzok

            Platnum Games, Ubisoft, Capcom, Activision, SEGA, and companies that stuck with the console since pre-launch didn’t move on. The only one who moved on was you.

        • bartonzok

          Hey its not Nintendo’s fault rarely any company’s want to make games for it. Developers from companies like Ubisoft were openly praising Nintendo for its innovative features just a few weeks before it came out. Now it is released, and its like almost no companies wants anything to do with it. This is why the fanbase for Nintendo is thought to be so casual, there is little to no games on it. This problem may be fixed once the most anticipated games come out for it, but it didn’t flop.

    • chipsndips

      Smash isn’t a Mario game retard…

      • ReddChief78

        Read the article retard more games was mentioned and Smash is just another Mario game with a FEW characters from other games but mainly MARIO

        • CptPokerface

          Just stop now. You’re already making yourself look real foolish, quit while you’re somewhat ahead. The Mario cast makes up a fraction of the cast, and it doesn’t revolve around just mario, stop being ignorant.

          • ReddChief78

            How can you say someone looks foolish with the comments ive seen you post on this site its a Mario game most of them are all Mario they been shoveling it to you for so long you cant even notice it lol poor Nintendroids

          • CptPokerface

            If there was ever a case of the pot calling the kettle black..

            So I suppose UMVC3 is a Ryu game since he’s clearly one of the most iconic Capcom characters? Or wait, would it be a Wolverine game since he’s equally as iconic? Hmm..

            Nintendo is doomed, but yet the 3ds has had groundbreaking sales and continues to have a wealthy library of titles that sell phenomenally. Oh but please, let us all pretend Nintendo is doomed because YOU don’t like them. I don’t even play Nintendo games all that often but what you’re saying is just foolish.

            Edit: Ah, now i see what’s really going on here. You’re a typical fanboy type who takes sides in ridiculous console wars. Facts are wasted on you.

        • Solid Snake and Sonic the Hedgehog are my favorite Mario characters!

        • Oni Ishida

          So, Link, Pikachu, Pit, Kirby, Metaknight, Ganondorf, Shiek, Sonic, Snake, Diddy Kong, ROB, Olimar, and Master Hand are all from Mario now?

          You’re a moron.

          Also, Super Mario Galaxy, is one of the greatest games of all time. You don’t have the right to even lick the dust off of an analog stick if you don’t know something as OBVIOUS as that.

    • David Trujillo

      sad…yes…releasing the next game in a series who’s last entry did about 11 million. Yeah…its sad to release games people want

      • ReddChief78

        Has the Wii U even sold ONE million yet so im pretty sure those Mario games released with it didnt sell 11 million nobody wants it any more paggitup Nintendo

        • xShonuffx

          Comparing a 9 year old system to a 6 month old system is not a fair comparison. Brawl sold 11 Units since 2008 and NSMBU is not a major mario title compared to the likes of Super Mario Galaxy. None of the other “mario” titles will ever compare.

          And by your logic, Microsoft should stop making Halo, or Activision should stop making Call of Duty. Hey maybe Sony should give God of War a break. You can’t single out Nintendo because they make”Mario” games. Its a multi billion dollar IP and they would’nt put it out if it did’nt sell.

          Smash is NOT “mainly” a Mario game. A Mario game consist of playing through 8-9 puzzle like obstical courses through various worlds either 3D or 2D and may involve collecting things like stars and coins with an occasional series of boss fights. Smash has Mario but it does’nt revolve around Mario.

          So you want to keep this up because your losing every argument here.

          • ReddChief78

            Man WTF are you even talking about Wii U was just released months ago where you get 9 years

          • Jelani-Akin

            You know this isn’t going to go anywhere, don’t you? Just fair warning. 🙁

            You’re completely right, though.

          • To be fair, Microsoft SHOULD stop making Halo, Activison SHOULD stop making call of duty, and Sony SHOULD give God of War a break.

            But seriously, I’m hype as fuck for a new Smash, and I don’t even own a WiiU.

          • bartonzok

            You should just stop, Redds obviously trolling. Hes bored so hes entertaining himself by pissing other people off.

        • David Trujillo

          actually the wiiu hit the 3 million mark by march….which was faster than the ps3 hit it during its launch window….by your logic the ps3 would have been a flop

          no..i think that Mario game sold just under 2 million…like 1.8…which is pretty solid considering the install base is only 3 million or so
          you don’t know jack

          • ReddChief78

            Hey what ever helps you sleep at night enjoy the kiddie console while you can PS4 is being release soon

    • Beb0p

      It’s pretty much the only game that will sell on that system. Besides crappy mini games.

      • bartonzok

        You sure? Games like Monster Hunter are getting good eyes. But its probably just me…

  • Ace


  • UseProtection

    Can’t wait.

  • So do people already know about Goku being planned for this game as well?

    • Moats G.

      That was a rumor.

  • Snow Loss

    Introducing Trip Engine 2

  • David Trujillo

    I’ve got a good feeling about this entry in the series. I wonder what the new mechanics will be.

  • It will either be a great game by accident like Melee/64 or a terrible game on purpose like Brawl. But it will make tons and tons of money regardless.

  • –I really do think that well, –with the many forums I’ve seen, –this installment in the series will be a great downfall…, –Unless if the game is an upgraded version of Kid Icarus Uprising with all the 360* movement and INSANE battle sequence, –Customers will just buy this SSB4 for a few new characters…, –maybe 20 characters they’ll never touch…, and familiar shit over again…, –I mean, –have you guys ever honestly said “I’m gonna kick some ass with (Olimar, Peach, Ice Climbers, R.O.B., Zero-Suit Samus, Bowser, Jigglypuff, Fox, King Dedede, Diddy Kong or any of clone characters like Toon Link; Falco?) –NO, –cuz they just aren’t “ideal” fighters…. –I bet whenever you’ve played Brawl, –all you’ve ever picked was mostly Ike, Marth, Ness, and Lucas? –Well see, –that’s not the point…, –The point is, –we’ll just have to wait and see if Nintendo will WOW us like they did for Kid Icarus Uprising, –or SHIT on us like they did with those 4-player Mario Bros. games.

    • Louis Lam

      Can you please, — write in, — English?

    • It’s Smash Bros. It’s going to be best selling game of the Wii U. And it’s going to print money like madness.

      • What makes you say this sir?

        • Because both Brawl and Melee were the best selling games on their respective consoles?

      • Like hell its going to be the best-selling game on the Wii U, –and it probably will be the ONLY best-selling thing on the Wii U…, –Ain’t nobody ever said “I be chillin’ with ma bitches on dis Pikmin 3 fo’ sho nigga”.

    • Simply Chun-believeable ^_~ ♥♥

      I always say “I’m gonna kick ass with Peach”. Hell, I’m saying that now for when this one comes out. Since Melee, 2001- Forever.

      Edit: I was hype AF for Zero Suit Samus, I played Jigglypuff too. Fox goes without saying…

      • –You’re gonna kick ass with Peach? –Can someone please get this guy some cookies? –He seems awful confident! 0_o

        • Simply Chun-believeable ^_~ ♥♥

          Lol, I don’t play Smash competitively. It’s a game meant for fun, especially with friends. So that’s what I mean, I’m gonna kick ass while playing this with friends, with my main gal Peach.

          If you were referring to Peach as a bad character, she isn’t. Believe it or not, she is a solid character in Melee and Brawl, so yes, I do kick ass with her, sir 🙂

          • –Your points are valid, and dispute them I don’t. –SSB is meant for fun…, –but nowadays these assholes think its all about skill and who sucks ass…, –Know’ what I’m saying? –At least SOME people still have classic gaming at heart! –(thumbs up)

          • Simply Chun-believeable ^_~ ♥♥

            I understand wholeheartedly where you’re coming from because it is kind of irritating when this game is bashed because it “doesn’t cater to the competitive crowd”, when from my understanding, it wasn’t supposed to. (Although tripping was dumb.)

            But what can I say? For the FGC, everything has to be competitive in one way or another. Which affects one of my favorite parts of FG’s, unlocking characters.

            Watch people request that this game has all characters unlocked from the start for tournament’s sake. I loved the “WARNING silhouette” that would pop up when you’re going to unlock someone new. But I guess I just have to catch up to modern times. *shrug*

            Edit: And when I get my Wii U for this game, challenge accepted. ^.~

          • –Well said! 0_o –Oh, –I think I might get this game for my 3DSXL, –they’re supposed to be compatible with the WiiU, –right? –I’d be pretty damn pissed if they’d gone and lie to us the customers… 0_o

          • Simply Chun-believeable ^_~ ♥♥

            3DSXL?? I forgot it was supposed to come to those too!! I already have one of those! Guess I’m getting it on 3DS instead. Less of a reason to get a WiiU now lol.

          • Louis Lam

            It’s not as much about “catering to the competitive crowd” as it is feeling really sluggish and draggy after two solid titles.

            Play Brawl+/Project M where you get the most simple things back like having momentum when you run and jump and you’ll kind of see what I mean.

      • I’d dare to battle you if such events should occur. -_o

    • Dimitri Lionheart

      Honestly, yes I have said that…all the characters a good as long as you practice. What the hell are you talking about?

    • chipsndips

      Someone kicked my ass HARD with Peach, and I’m pretty good at Brawl, I’d say.

  • Trevor Clarke

    That Trip mechanic better not make it’s way into this game

  • Who cares new guilty gear is on the way!

    • Louis Lam

      Why can’t we have both?

  • Zonder88

    I swear its like new seasonal idiots appears on SRK every season.
    Meet the newest resident of House Retard, ReddChief78.

  • JayFingas

    Im just hoping they dont make as many clone characters as the previous entries.

  • Ravaatu

    Hype! just please… no tripping. =.=

    • And no unlocking.

    • Tripping will replace walking as the default movement mechanic. Random bouts of successfully walking will be implemented to add flavor to the game.

  • blackangelDL

    I bet $10 Sora is gonna be in this game.