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Here Is the Full Fifty-Fact Extravaganza Regarding Smash Bros. for Wii U

by Bryan Rose - October 23, 2014, 5:15 pm PDT
Total comments: 19 Source: Nintendo Direct

Which ones will surprise you the most?

The overall theme to today's Nintendo Direct was regarding Smash Bros. for the Wii U, and all fifty facts (plus a couple of extras!) are listed below. Did you have a good feeling about most of these already, or were you stunned about some of today's reveals? Let us know in the comments below!

1. The fighters in Smash Bros. for 3DS will move over to the Wii U version with the same moves.

2. The resolution difference between the 3DS and Wii U is major. The Wii U version will have higher resolutions in HD.

3. Eight players will be able to play at once. This is a special mode, so only a few stages will be able to showcase eight fighter gameplay.

4. Bigger stages not found in the 3DS version will be in the Wii U, such as Temple and Big Battlefield.

5. Danger Zones are parts of stages that will give damage if touched. Players who have over 100% damage will be instantly KO'd if they come to contact with them.

6. The Jungle Hijinks stage from Donkey Kong Country Returns will allow two different planes for gameplay, much like DKCR has.

7. More stages not found in the 3DS version will be represented in the Wii U version. Stages such as Pilotwings, Onett, Norfair, Wrecking Crew and Luigi's Mansion were shown.

8. A Miiverse stage is coming. It will display messages during battle.

9. Similar to the codex discussions between Snake and crew in Brawl, Palutena will be able to guide Pit in the Wii U version by talking about his opponents. The Star Fox team will also have similar discussions whenever Fox or Falco are in play.

10. Metal Face from Xenoblade will be popping up in the Gaur Plain stage.

11. Ridley from Metroid will appear in the Pyrosphere stage, inspired by Metroid: Other M. Befriend Ridley and he will be able to join your side. Defeat him and he'll earn you one point when it's time to tally wins.

12. Coin Battles will be making their return in the Wii U version of Smash Bros.

13. Stamina Battles, in which opponents battle each other until the loser reaches zero, is also returning.

14. Special Smash allows players to use different sets of options for battles. Stamina battles are a part of Special Smash.

15. Item frequency can be changed.

16. My Music allows players to change the frequency in which music plays in each stage.

17. Menu music can be changed as well!

18. There will be a ton more music in Smash Bros. for Wii U than in the 3DS version.

19. The number of composers, both from Nintendo and Bandai Namco, have increased as well!

20. CDs can be picked up during gameplay that will unlock new songs.

21. Challenges, seen in the 3DS game, will be in the Wii U version as well. The difference is that there will be a single challenges screen for the Wii U mode.

22. Classic Mode is a bit different than in the 3DS version. The intensity option is intact, but the types of battles you'll come across are different. Eight player modes were shown during this factoid.

23. Movies will be shown highlighting characters that beat Classic mode.

24. All Star mode is here. The difference is that the newer characters will be first to challenge you, then the older characters will arrive as you defeat more fighters. The rest area has also been revamped.

25. Event mode will be themed battles based on different franchises that can be completed in easy, medium or hard difficulties.

26. Smash Tour is a new board game mode. Spin to advance the board. Those whose spaces you come across will end up in battle! You'll be able to use the same items found in Smash Run in order to power up your Mii, who you will be using in this mode. Use all of these items and boosts for a final battle!

27. Target Blast in the Wii U game is different in that the second bomb is bigger, as well as there being 3 different stages for each fighter.

28. Multiplayer stadium modes, such as Multi-Man smash and co-op Home Run mode, are represented.

29. Special Orders mode is revealed. Master Orders is receiving awards based on difficulty battles. Gold tickets found here can be used for Crazy Orders, in which you fight enemies and collect prizes until you're ready to face Crazy Hand. All rewards are earned upon beating Crazy Hand.

30. Master Fortress is the newest form of Master Core. This is for more intense difficulties only.

31. Tons of controller options are available. GameCube, Wii Remote Plus, Nunchuk, Wii Classic Controller, Classic Controller Pro, and the Wii U Pro Controller are available control options.

32. Two GameCube controller adapters can be used on the same Wii U.

33. You'll be able to use the Nintendo 3DS as a controller for Smash Bros. Wii U as well!

34. You can connect the 3DS Smash Bros. game to the Wii U game. Custom characters as well as Miis can be transferred.

35. Tons of trophies will be in the game, more than ever before!

36. Final Smash trophies can be unlocked after clearing All Star mode with a character.

37. Trophy Boxes can be used to display trophies according to a certain theme.

38. Photo Studio allows figurines to be put in dioramas for picture taking.

39. Trophy Rush can be played with two players.

40. Masterpieces are back in which you can play short demo versions of older games starting Smash fighters. Super Mario Bros., Dr. Mario, Earthbound and Punch-Out are just some.

41. Amiibos will be in the game. You can play as them and also fight against them.

42. The Wii LAN adapter will be compatible with the Wii U.

43. Automatic notifications are here for the latest Smash Bros. updates.

44. The "With Anyone" online features will feature two player co-op.

45. Tourney Mode will not be in the initial release, but it's coming.

46. 64 man tournaments are coming as well!

47. The GamePad will display damage taken during battle.

48. You can pause the screen with the GamePad to take pictures. Decorate the pictures taken with the GamePad for a fun time.

49. The microphone will be able to be used before and after battles. It will not be available during battles for stability purposes.

50. Stage Builder mode will allow you to create stages using the GamePad.

And here's some extra facts in case you didn't get enough!

51. You'll be able to share stages with other characters online!

52. Movies will have its own section for you to enjoy, including the intro video and movies you unlock after clearing Classic mode.

53. A special soundtrack is available to Club Nintendo members who purchase both the Wii U and 3DS titles. There will be two discs. The blue CD will feature music from the Wii U game while the red CD will have music from the Nintendo 3DS version.


Triforce HermitOctober 23, 2014

#13- I hope that you can edit the amount of health you have.
#49- Extremely disappointing and pretty pointless

broodwarsOctober 23, 2014

That was one seriously badass Direct...and it made it pretty clear just how shitty the 3DS version of Smash really is by comparison (I especially loved the condescending soft voice the announcer always used referring to the 3DS version). Credit to Nintendo: they actually brought their A game for once. The new stages in particular look great.

marvel_moviefan_2012October 23, 2014

I am actually impressed with how much work they have put into this game. I am almost starting to get a little hyped for it.

AdrockOctober 23, 2014

Quote from: broodwars

That was one seriously badass Direct...and it made it pretty clear just how shitty the 3DS version of Smash really is by comparison

Yeah, by comparison. It's still pretty loaded.

ClexYoshiOctober 23, 2014

Quote from: Adrock

Nah, I don't think the announcement of the Nintendo Direct is worthy of Super Saiyan Coach. I'm sure there will be plenty of news on Thursday that will warrant that .gif. For now,

I think Nintendo earned their Super Saiyan Coach.

Spak-SpangOctober 23, 2014

Come on,

Let's not bash a portable version of a beloved game.  It looks great, and plays great.  But there will have to be compromises.  And Nintendo seems to be willing to dedicate some extra time and download content to this game.

The stuff that I liked most are probably the same as everyone else.

1) DLC confirmed.  New stages and characters are possible.  This is great, and it means that we can be loving Smash for a long time.  My guess is, that only characters that can be done on both the 3DS and Wii U version will be downloadable...so many no Ice Climbers.  A good way for Nintendo to handle the DLC would be through buying new Amiibo statues.  Get a new character and some new stages and items.  But they should also allow for non-amiibo users to get the downloads.

2) The Stage Editor returns, and it is easier and looks more fun than ever.  I loved the idea of the stage editor in Brawl because you could make some seriously silly death traps.  Hopefully, this one will still give you plenty of options. 

3) Voice Chat is perfectly implemented.  I don't want to slow down my fight.  But I love quickly talking to my friends about stages and options.

4)  8 Player Brawl!!!! 

LucarioOctober 23, 2014

There's nothing wrong with the 3DS version of the game! THE ONLINE WORKS!
But let's face the facts of cause the console version's going to be better... It's a god damn console game compared to a handheld! Who do you think would win?


Luigi DudeOctober 23, 2014

Quote from: ClexYoshi

I think Nintendo earned their Super Saiyan Coach.


EnnerOctober 23, 2014

I expected the Wii U game to be superior in content, but it is staggering how much more stuff there is in the Wii U version.

The Mewtwo DLC and the features that won't be ready at launch worry me. The latter because it might allude to the game launching in a more raw state than I would like. The former because Nintendo might bungle on how they offer it to those who choose not to buy both version of Smash Bros. 4. Given how Nintendo has handled premium DLC recently (Mario Golf 3DS, Mario Kart 8, Hyrule Warriors), I expect them to have a fair offer for Mewtwo.

Because Smash Wii U had to make holiday, this game is coming in molten. If you took a drink every time they said "this feature is not ready yet", you were at least buzzed.

My only disappointment in this direct was that there wasn't a reveal video for you know who.

I'd be more inclined to get the 3DS version now more because of the soundtrack offer than Mewtwo, to be honest.  I'm not complaining about an addition of a new character, and i'm sure they'll offer Mewtwo as separate purchasable DLC (with others), but those soundtracks sure are appealing.

CericOctober 24, 2014

42. The Wii LAN adapter will be compatible with the Wii U.

That really isn't anything new.  Especially since I've been using one since the launch.

43. Automatic notifications are here for the latest Smash Bros. updates.

Also not new.

Most of the others are pretty interesting.  I will say 8 Player Smash is probably thanks to the 3DS version.

- NintendoFan -October 24, 2014

For 'Number 32' it wasn't mentioned in the video that you could use two adapters. Is this confirmed somewhere else?

marvel_moviefan_2012October 24, 2014

Yes on the official website, here is the article. http://www.smashbros.com/us/howto/entry10.html

Also mentioned in another thread but there you go.

xcwarriorOctober 24, 2014

So much amazingness and all on the disc.

And this is why I think it's a travesty that annualized game make you buy season passes after you already dropped $60 on a game, and the game is only good for 12 months.

Well done Sakauri. Now where's the time machine to Nov. 21?


- NintendoFan -October 24, 2014

Quote from: marvel_moviefan_2012

Yes on the official website, here is the article. http://www.smashbros.com/us/howto/entry10.html

Also mentioned in another thread but there you go.

Nice, thanks!

After the whole "can be used in games that support the Pro Controller" debacle, I wanted to be sure.

Mop it upOctober 24, 2014

Not bad, there's less filler here than I was expecting.

marvel_moviefan_2012October 24, 2014

Quote from: Zap


having Pac-Man alone makes up for cutting any character BUT Mario at this point.

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