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.

Super Smash Bros. announced for Nintendo Switch

UPDATE: Series boss Masahiro Sakurai back once again.

Nintendo finally unveils the last Smash Bros. amiibo

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

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.

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.

Unauthorised Amiibo device tricks Wii U with data for any figurine

Meet the amiiqo, marketed as a backup device.

Nintendo dates Mewtwo Amiibo for October

Smash Bros. figurine series moving onto DLC characters.

Nintendo UK store restocks rarer Amiibo

Limit one per customer.

The best Wii U games: June 2015

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

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.

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

Miiverse stage and Splatoon costume add-ons dated too.

Nintendo nerfs Diddy Kong in Smash Bros. Wii U patch

But Diddy need to be changed this much?

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

Lucas coming as DLC next, then player voted characters.

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

Supports Super Smash Bros. and Dolphin emulator.

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

While third-party prices soar for orginal figures.

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

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

Legless Princess Peach Amiibo on eBay for $3500

Reversed arms Villager up for auction too.

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".

Samus Amiibo misprint sells for $2500 on eBay

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

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

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

It seems Samus Amiibo interfere with Moscow's metro barriers

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

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

490,000 copies knocked out in three days.

How Smash Bros. owners can redeem Mewtwo DLC, soundtrack

Extra fighter will also be sold separately, Nintendo confirms.

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

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

Nintendo shows off another two waves of Amiibo toys

UPDATE: UK launch dates revealed.

NES Duck Hunt headed to Wii U Virtual console

In celebration of Smash Bros. appearance.

Smash Bros. for Wii U includes eight-player battles

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

Sakurai teases a couple of Wii U-exclusive Super Smash Bros. modes

Begins with the words "Master" and "Crazy".

Super Smash Bros. Wii U and Amiibo release dates announced

3DS version has now sold 2.8m worldwide.

Zelda and Sheik are separate Smash Bros. characters due to 3DS limitations

Lack of Circle Pad Pro support for same reason.

EGXNintendo brings huge line-up to EGX London

Plus all sorts of tournaments, competitions and discounts.

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

Around the Samus Disney Infinity and Skylanders.

Xenoblade Chronicles headed exclusively to new 3DS models

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

Super Smash Bros. character roster leaked - rumour

Allegedly features the dog from Duck Hunt.

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

Captain Falcon returns, while Rayman appears in trophy form.

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

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

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

Two hours of gameplay and shenanigans.

Nintendo reveals Amiibo figurines for Smash Bros, Mario Kart

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

Super Smash Bros. for 3DS out 3rd October

Mii characters and Palutena from Kid Icarus now playable.

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

Plus, Fire Emblem's Ike confirmed to return.

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

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

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

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

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

He's back again and about time too.

FeatureMost Anticipated: Super Smash Bros.

It's going to be mega, man.

Rosalina and Luma make their Smash Bros. debut

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

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

Note its easter egg in A Link Between Worlds too.

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

15 characters so far announced.

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

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

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!'"

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

Hardware divisions to collaborate in new Kyoto headquarters.

FeatureHow Powerful is the Wii U Really?

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

Nintendo finishes rock bottom of "conflict minerals" company rankings

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

Smash Bros. boss talks Wii U GamePad controls

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

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

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

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

Tales, Gundam, SoulCalibur and Tekken devs on board.

Nintendo hits back at Wii U power concern

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

Wii U to support two GamePads

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

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

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

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.

Nintendo announces Wii U developer tech

Wii U games to leverage core game tools.

Super Smash Bros. convinced Harada to make Tekken 3DS

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

Nintendo Network for Wii U and 3DS revealed

Nintendo's answer to PSN and XBL.

Nintendo: Wii U delayed Wii game development

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

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

Re: games, digital, but not necessarily price.

Why core gamers will accept Wii U

Nintendo answers tough investor questions.

New Smash Bros. still miles away

"We've got no plans whatsoever."

Wii U domains betray secret games?

Nintendo calls the register.

Nintendo yet to start Smash Bros. Wii U

"We really shouldn't have announced it."