Super Smash Bros. Wii U

Smash is still too unrefined to be the choice of the Nintendo connoisseur, but if you don't take it too seriously, it is riotously good fun.

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"I just get an IV drip and go to work like normal"

Nintendo fans are still concerned about the health of Smash Bros. boss Sakurai.

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Super Smash Bros. announced for Nintendo Switch

UPDATE: Series boss Masahiro Sakurai back once again.

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Nintendo finally unveils the last Smash Bros. amiibo

Plus three new Link figurines, and three more Splatoon figures.

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FeatureIn praise of the Wii U, my son's first console

Nintendo's most misguided machine, in the words of a five-year old who loves it.

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Pro Super Smash Bros. player dumped by sponsor after "molesting" woman while she tried to sleep

Cristian "Hyuga" Medina criticised for blaming actions on alcohol.

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Unauthorised Amiibo device tricks Wii U with data for any figurine

Meet the amiiqo, marketed as a backup device.

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Nintendo dates Mewtwo Amiibo for October

Smash Bros. figurine series moving onto DLC characters.

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The best Wii U games: June 2015

UPDATED: Our picks from the quirky Nintendo console's small but enviable catalogue.

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Street Fighter's Ryu and Fire Emblem's Roy headed to Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U

UPDATE: New characters, stages available now in Ł26 bundle.

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Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U Lucas DLC release date

Miiverse stage and Splatoon costume add-ons dated too.

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Nintendo nerfs Diddy Kong in Smash Bros. Wii U patch

But Diddy need to be changed this much?

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Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U Mewtwo DLC release date, price

Lucas coming as DLC next, then player voted characters.

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This third-party Wii U GameCube controller adapter works with PC, too

Supports Super Smash Bros. and Dolphin emulator.

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Nintendo's January and February Amiibo waves are already selling out

While third-party prices soar for orginal figures.

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Digital FoundryDigital Foundry vs Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and 3DS

Nintendo's superb brawler assessed on home and handheld platforms.

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Legless Princess Peach Amiibo on eBay for $3500

Reversed arms Villager up for auction too.

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Super Smash Bros. creator says Wii U version is likely his last

Pressure of improving each game "wound up tightening the noose around my neck".

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Samus Amiibo misprint sells for $2500 on eBay

"I am very happy with how it turned out."

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Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire UK's biggest Pokémon launch ever

Super Smash Bros. in at 13. DriveClub up 999 per cent.

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It seems Samus Amiibo interfere with Moscow's metro barriers

Rare dual-wielding variant now almost $1000 on eBay.

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Super Smash Bros. fastest-selling Wii U game ever in the US

490,000 copies knocked out in three days.

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How Smash Bros. owners can redeem Mewtwo DLC, soundtrack

Extra fighter will also be sold separately, Nintendo confirms.

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Nintendo isn't working on any paid DLC for Super Smash Bros.

"I think there might be criticism that we are cutting up content."

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NES Duck Hunt headed to Wii U Virtual console

In celebration of Smash Bros. appearance.

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Smash Bros. for Wii U includes eight-player battles

Mewtwo DLC revealed, free if you buy both Wii U and 3DS versions.

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Super Smash Bros. Wii U and Amiibo release dates announced

3DS version has now sold 2.8m worldwide.

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EGXNintendo brings huge line-up to EGX London

Plus all sorts of tournaments, competitions and discounts.

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Nintendo's Amiibo figurines cost Ł10.99 each in the UK

Around the Samus Disney Infinity and Skylanders.

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Xenoblade Chronicles headed exclusively to new 3DS models

Shulk confirmed for Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS, meanwhile.

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Super Smash Bros. character roster leaked - rumour

Allegedly features the dog from Duck Hunt.

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New Fire Emblem characters playable in Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS

Captain Falcon returns, while Rayman appears in trophy form.

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FeatureDoes Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U feel new enough?

Hands-on with the game in HD and on handheld.

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Watch Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. for Wii U tournament

Two hours of gameplay and shenanigans.

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Nintendo reveals Amiibo figurines for Smash Bros, Mario Kart

UPDATE: Photos of the entire range, and an indication of cost.

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Super Smash Bros. for 3DS out 3rd October

Mii characters and Palutena from Kid Icarus now playable.

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Super Smash Bros. for Wii U will make use of NFC toys

Plus, Fire Emblem's Ike confirmed to return.

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Nintendo won't hold a live press conference at E3 2014

Digital event, live-streams and Smash Bros. tournament lined-up instead.

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Super Smash Bros. 3DS due this summer, Wii U winter 2014

Charizard! Yoshi! Sheik! Zero Suit Samus! Greninja!

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Diddy Kong confirmed for Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS

He's back again and about time too.

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Rosalina and Luma make their Smash Bros. debut

Mario Galaxy stars to feature in Wii U and 3DS brawler.

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Majora's Mask revival teased in New Smash Bros. Assist Trophy

Note its easter egg in A Link Between Worlds too.

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Peach confirmed for Super Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS

15 characters so far announced.

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Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS due 2014

UPDATE #2: See the Wii Fit trainer, Mega Man and Villager in action.

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Injured Smash Bros. creator fears impact on Wii U and 3DS development

"The one word I've said the most this year, by far, is 'Ow!'"

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Nintendo plans merge of handheld and console teams in historic shake-up

Hardware divisions to collaborate in new Kyoto headquarters.

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FeatureHow Powerful is the Wii U Really?

And why, for many developers, it doesn't matter.

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Nintendo finishes rock bottom of "conflict minerals" company rankings

Has made "no known effort to trace or audit its supply chain".

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Smash Bros. boss talks Wii U GamePad controls

Dislikes "complicated controls just for the sake of it."

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Namco "not really sure" about putting Tekken characters in Smash Bros. Wii U

Co-developing duties a "big priority" company wide.

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Nintendo drafts in Namco Bandai to make Super Smash Bros. sequel

Tales, Gundam, SoulCalibur and Tekken devs on board.

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Nintendo hits back at Wii U power concern

"Look at the very first GameCube games, and compare them to Resident Evil 4."

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Wii U to support two GamePads

Frame-rate halved when two pads are in use, Nintendo reports.

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New Super Smash Bros. to focus on Wii U, 3DS connectivity

Can't "just expand the volume of the game".

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Confirmed: Nintendo will announce a new Super Mario Bros. game for the Wii U at E3

Miyamoto working on "small but important" projects for new console.

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Nintendo announces Wii U developer tech

Wii U games to leverage core game tools.

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Super Smash Bros. convinced Harada to make Tekken 3DS

"I want these people to play Tekken, too!"

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Nintendo Network for Wii U and 3DS revealed

Nintendo's answer to PSN and XBL.

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Nintendo: Wii U delayed Wii game development

Iwata to show Wii U's "final format" at E3 2012.

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Wii U: "Certainly we will learn from 3DS"

Re: games, digital, but not necessarily price.

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Why core gamers will accept Wii U

Nintendo answers tough investor questions.

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New Smash Bros. still miles away

"We've got no plans whatsoever."

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Wii U domains betray secret games?

Nintendo calls the register.

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Nintendo yet to start Smash Bros. Wii U

"We really shouldn't have announced it."