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Top 5 “new” things in Super Smash Bros. Wii U from the livestream event

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A little behind-the-scenes info on Infendo for you: many of us were too busy to watch, let alone post on, the Super Smash Bros. for Wii U “50-Fact Extravaganza” that streamed yesterday. Our deepest apologies for that. Since everyone who wanted to watch the broadcast has probably seen it by now, I’m going to approach it by listing my top 5 favorite items from the lengthy list we were given. Here we go:

Number 5 – Character Commentary

Those who played Kid Icarus: Uprising for the Nintendo 3DS probably remember the almost-constant commentary that went on in the background of the action. Reactions to this were mixed, but I personally loved it. Sakurai has taken this idea and implemented it into Super Smash Bros. Wii U in a way: using Pit’s down-taunt will bring up commentary from characters in Uprising, and the livestream also hinted that characters from other games will make appearances this way. One big reason I play Super Smash Bros. is to see all of Nintendo’s characters thrown together (not just in battle), and the more the merrier!

Number 4 – Miiverse Stage

A special Miiverse stage was highlighted during the stream. It won’t be available right off the bat, but when it arrives, it will actually bring user posts to the background that feature the characters who are fighting at the time. The posts will be of the hand-drawn/written variety, and I presume Miiverse users will be able to somehow tag characters in their posts so hopefully we don’t get Link posts mistaken for Peach posts. I can’t wait to see what people create!

Number 3 – More Music Than Ever Before

What can I say? I just have an enduring fondness for Nintendo music. A comparison chart in the video showed the amount of music in the 3DS version of the game vs. the amount in the Wii U version. My estimate would be there’s about 3 times as many tracks in the Wii U version. You can bet a good chunk of my time with the game will be spent listening in and choosing my favorites.

Number 2 – Two Plans of Battle in Some Stages

The livestream event shone a spotlight on a stage inspired by Donkey Kong Country Returns. Even though I disliked that game (another topic entirely), I am loving this stage. Why? There will be two planes of battle in it! This means fighters will be able to duke it out in the foreground or the background (or both!). Switching between the two is as simple as hopping into a blast barrel. I’m thrilled to see how this changes battle strategies and the like. And two-planed stages will also support…oh wait, I’m getting ahead of myself. On to number 1!

Number 1 – Eight-Player Smashing

 

Two-planed stages will also support matches with 5-8 players! Playing Super Smash Bros. simultaneously with 7 friends/family members is easily my most anticipated addition to the series. I had some fantastic game nights playing Super Smash Bros. Brawl with friends back in its time. I never thought I’d be able to step that up in such a dramatic way! There are some caveats, though: eight-player matches won’t be an option in online play. Also, only certain stages will be large enough to accommodate 5-8 fighters. Still, when it’s an option at all, I can easily accept the drawbacks. The question is, can you? Leave your thoughts in a comment below!

In addition to that, please also leave your top 5 favorite new things in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U! Everyone’s list will inevitably be different, so I would love to hear your thoughts.

Posted by Holly Fellmeth 24.10.2014 in All
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Link’s amiibo figure will be compatible with Hyrule Warriors

Nintendo of America tweeted today that Link’s amiibo figure will be compatible with Hyrule Warriors. This is a game that wasn’t listed as amiibo-compatible until now, but we’ll have to wait to find out exactly how the NFC figure will work with Hyrule Warriors. Since Link’s is the only figure currently announced to work with the game, does this change your previous amiibo purchasing plans? Do you think Zelda or possibly other amiibo figures will also be compatible with Hyrule Warriors later on down the road? Let us know your thoughts in a comment.

Posted by Holly Fellmeth 21.10.2014 in All
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50 things about Super Smash Bros. Wii U to be revealed in Oct. 23 livestream

 

The Super Smash Bros. for Wii U-focused Nintendo Direct we’ve all be waiting for is just around the corner. Nintendo announced this morning that a livestream focusing on the game will air over at the Nintendo Direct website on October 23rd at 3:00 p.m. PT. A tweet from Nintendo of America’s official Twitter account reveals that the broadcast will show off 50 new things from the highly anticipated Wii U game. Undoubtedly, many of these 50 things will be fairly small, but I think we can expect several big reveals to find their way into the mix as well.

What do you expect to hear about during the livestream? Sound off in the comments section below!

Posted by Holly Fellmeth 20.10.2014 in All
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Sakurai teases two new game modes for Smash Bros. Wii U

Sakurai teases two new game modes for Smash Bros. Wii U

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In his daily Miiverse updates, Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai posted an image of two new game modes for the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros. Upon further inspection, the two modes are single-player options, but the titles are blurred out only showing Master and Crazy with Master Hand in each section.

Sakurai only stated in his Miiverse post, “Now, what mode is this…?!” The famed Smash Bros. director is known for teasing fans of upcoming surprises with each iteration of the popular fighting franchise. With almost a month to go before Smash Bros. for Wii U’s release, many have wondered what exclusive modes will be exactly for the console version. Be it a surprise Miiverse update or an unexpected Nintendo Direct, the Wii U exclusive modes may soon be unraveled.

So, what do you think these two new modes could be? Tell us in the comments below.

Posted by Harrison Milfeld 15.10.2014 in All
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[Closed] Contest to name my Wii U folders ends tomorrow!

[Closed] Contest to name my Wii U folders ends tomorrow!

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Residents of the United States have one day left to join the Infendo contest to name my Wii U folders! The winner will have a signed copy of Final Reverie by Essel Pratt sent to them in the mail. The rules again are:

  • Think of some good ideas for folder names. You can send in as many or as few as you would like. I’ve got a pretty wide selection of games downloaded to my Wii U, so go wild! Just keep the profanity to a minimum, if you would.
  • Send your suggestions, your name, and your preferred e-mail address to contact@infendo.com.
  • The contest will end on Saturday, October 11th, at 11:00AM Pacific. This is to allow the listeners of Infendo Radio a fair chance to join as well! The winner will be notified via their preferred e-mail at around this time and asked for a shipping address. I will name my Wii U folders based on the winning suggestions too, of course!

If you want to see what I have downloaded to my Wii U, look no further than these screens:

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Posted by Holly Fellmeth 10.10.2014 in All
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Smash Bros. Wii U, Amiibo, and Captain Toad get Holiday 2014 release dates

Smash Bros. Wii U, Amiibo, and Captain Toad get Holiday 2014 release dates

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Nintendo has announced a slew of launch dates for the Holiday 2014 release window that includes Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, and the Amiibo line of NFC figurines.

First off the bat, and confirming past speculation, the release date for Smash Bros. Wii U will be November 21 in North America. Europe and Australia will see a release on December 5 and 6 respectively. Japanese audiences will also see the game drop on December 6. In addition, Nintendo’s first foray into NFC figures will see their first wave introduced in North America on November 21 and Europe on November 28.

Rounding out the release date announcements, the North American street date for Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker for the Wii U will be December 5. European and Australian dates have not yet been announced, while Japan’s is still slated for Q4 2014. Surprisingly, Captain Toad will retail for $40 USD and support select Amiibo figurines.

 

Posted by Harrison Milfeld 07.10.2014 in All
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