Watch: Super Smash Bros Wii U Nintendo Direct Stream

Check out today's Nintendo Direct, which promises to reveal new details about Super Smash Bros for Wii U.

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Nintendo is broadcasting a new Super Smash Bros for Wii U Direct this evening at around 6pm ET (3pm PT), and it promises to reveal about 50 things you might not know about the game. Unless the leaked rumors are true, then you probably know a few things that will be announced. In any case, watch, discuss, and prepare to smash. 

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    October 23, 2014 2:00 PM

    Steven Wong posted a new article, Watch: Super Smash Bros Wii U Nintendo Direct Stream

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      October 23, 2014 3:14 PM

      Bump for 8 player Smash on Wii U.

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      October 23, 2014 3:23 PM

      Oh shit, we can use 3DS as controllers? I don't have to buy more controllers!

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      October 23, 2014 3:34 PM

      Wii U Gamepad Level Editor.

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      October 23, 2014 3:35 PM

      Man that was awesome.

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      October 23, 2014 3:36 PM

      November 21st

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      October 23, 2014 3:38 PM

      Things Smash has that SC2 doesn't: Automated online tournaments with integrated replay viewing.

      Only caught the last few minutes but they're putting so much in the game.

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        October 23, 2014 3:45 PM

        I'd say 8 players is all you need to know, but there was a whole of other good stuff packed in here, too.

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      October 23, 2014 3:49 PM

      Video doesn't work now.

      Is it saved somewhere?

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        October 23, 2014 3:56 PM

        It'll be on YouTube shortly. Just pissed that Mewtwo requires both games. I'd pay $1p for him alone.

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          October 23, 2014 3:56 PM

          That was supposed to be $10...

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          October 23, 2014 3:59 PM

          whoa whoa, he's in?

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          October 23, 2014 4:27 PM

          They didn't mention it in the video, but I think it's a pretty safe bet that he'll be available as a paid download in the future, maybe a week or two after he's out. Nintendo can be dumb, but not THAT dumb.

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            October 23, 2014 4:44 PM

            Im hearing that's the case according to Nintendo's Twitter

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            October 23, 2014 8:37 PM

            That definitely seemed like the implication. They said owning both games gets you Mewtwo FOR FREE, which is a roundabout way of saying owning one or the other will still let you pay for him.

            Nintendo was slow to step into the DLC thing, but I think they're all-in now. Mario Kart 8 and Hyrule Warriors are sure signs of things to come for Smash, Captain Toad, Smash Bros, probably future Mario platformer games.

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              October 23, 2014 9:47 PM

              Its also been good value with their DLC so far. $12 for 50% more content in MK8 is nice

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        October 23, 2014 4:02 PM

        Just replaced the embed. Give it a few minutes.

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        October 23, 2014 4:07 PM

        http://youtu.be/j0BBGzfw0pQ

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      October 23, 2014 4:20 PM

      Nintendo brings it better than anyone else. This is the evidence. You lose. Good day, sir!

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      October 23, 2014 4:32 PM

      Video was cool. Pit, Palutena, and Viridi conversations was something I was hoping they'd do, and I'm really glad that they did it, and i'm all for a better stage builder. Kind of sad that they didn't end up doing a new Subspace Emissary type mode, that board game mode doesn't scratch that same itch for me, but i'll save my opinions until I try it myself. Also, with Mewtwo as DLC, the floodgates are open for more new characters as DLC, both newcomers and veterans (Snake? SNAKE? SNAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAKE???!!!) We could also get new modes and stages, too.

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      October 23, 2014 4:37 PM

      Online tournaments, Mario Party, masterpieces mode, and the level editor are super cool

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      October 23, 2014 4:44 PM

      how do you play with 8 players do you have to use certain controllers

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        October 23, 2014 4:45 PM

        Practically every controller that is usable on the wii u is compatible, also you can use a 3ds, also gamecube controllers.

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        October 23, 2014 4:50 PM

        You can connect 4 Pro controllers, 4 Wii remote+nunchuk/Wii pro controller, 4 Gamecube controllers, 4 3DS, and the big gamepad. Any combo of those should do it.

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        October 23, 2014 4:53 PM

        In addition to the wireless controllers, Runbow showed how this can be done at IndieCade by using four Wii Remotes and attached Classic Controller Pros. It worked very well, even if it was somewhat close quarters.

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        October 23, 2014 6:21 PM

        Nintendo listed controller configurations: http://www.smashbros.com/us/howto/entry10.html

        Looks like you can use up to 7 Wii remotes (plus nunchuk or classic controller) or 7 pro controllers. I didn't know the Wii U could support more than 4 at a time. You can also use 8 GCN controllers as long as you have two adapters.

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      October 23, 2014 5:09 PM

      The announcer is a 22 year old kid: http://youtu.be/p-OcwNFQB0U

      wat

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      October 23, 2014 5:17 PM

      Damn, there is a ton of content

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      October 23, 2014 5:57 PM

      I might have to get this... I don't know when I'd play 8-player smash, but I want to.

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      October 23, 2014 6:32 PM

      hollyyy shiiiit, so good

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      October 23, 2014 8:33 PM

      I guess that puts to rest the notion that 3DS was the lead and Wii U was just a secondary thing. Over and over this presentation took the tone of, "Hey you know that mode/feature/whatever on 3DS? Well here's the WIi U version that makes the 3DS one look like a stripped down piece of shit!"

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        October 23, 2014 8:39 PM

        This also explains why it came out first, and there's such a delay between the two.

        Smash 3DS is good, but it would look awful if it came out simultaneously or after.

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          October 24, 2014 6:11 AM

          That's a pretty extreme way to put it. It's less featured than the WiiU version, but it absolutely outdoes the content from earlier Brawls

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        October 24, 2014 5:41 AM

        Did anyone really think the Wii U version would play second fiddle? Nintendo pushed the 3DS version so hard because it shipped first, and because it IS a solid version. The Wii U version has always been positioned as a system seller.

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        October 24, 2014 5:51 AM

        My son was watching it this morning and completely bit on the "Five players? NO, SIX? WHOA, EIGHT?!?!?!?!" part. It was adorable.

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      October 24, 2014 5:39 AM

      One of my only complaints about the Smash series is that it's nowhere near as interesting as a single-player game, which is how I play most of the time. Smash U looks to change that up. The amount of content Nintendo has packed into it is staggering. It's a veritable toy chest of Nintendo goodness. I'll be getting it for sure.

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        October 24, 2014 5:50 AM

        The Smash Bros games never really grabbed me like it did others, maybe because I didn't have a group of friends to play it with. I'm excited to pick this one up and play online with others.

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          October 24, 2014 6:08 AM

          Yeah, SSB Brawl had a lifespan of about 2 months for me because online was broken.

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