Sakurai murders majority of Smash roster in Nintendo Direct (Recap)

Super Smash Bros. overlord, Masahiro Sakurai, admitted to the brutal murder of many beloved Nintendo characters in the latest Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct.

Due to the overwhelming pressure of working on the Super Smash Bros. series, Ultimate has finally pushed the famed director over the edge. More than 70 different characters were fatally injured during the final Ultimate Direct before the launch of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Many detailed information leading up to the tragedy can be read after the break. Be warned, not for the faint of heart… or for those who despise Super Smash Bros.


By |2018-11-01T19:50:39+00:00November 1st, 2018|Nintendo, Nintendo Direct, Nintendo Switch|0 Comments

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct Summary (08/08/18)

Wow, that Nintendo Direct was exhausting, but in the you just exercised feel good for yourself kind of way. Sakurai talked about enough to keep people excited, but left enough secrets to keep us wanting more, he even left a very big reveal for the end which fans have been wanting for a while.

If you have been living under a rock the past week, or if, like Sam, you only had a five minute break at college, don’t you worry, I have written a rather spiffing summary for your convenience. If you aren’t the reading type, then I’ve conveniently embedded the recording below just for you. Even though it will not get me an extra click, I still think it is a very generous trade-off for reader satisfaction!

…but you do get subtitles MWAHAHAHAHA!

Now, for you linguists out there,  our written summary of the event can be found right after the break!

By |2018-08-08T18:43:42+00:00August 8th, 2018|Features, Nintendo, Nintendo Direct, Nintendo Switch|0 Comments

Full Super Smash Bros. Ultimate website unlocked

Back in E3, Nintendo published the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s official website, which was regular updated with new info about fighters, music, and other titbits. At the time however, a large portion of the website, including information about stages, items, and game modes was locked away.

As of today, the full site has been unlocked. In addition to information about fighters, music, and the blog, the website now allows you to view the list of currently confirmed stages, items, pokémon, and assist trophies, basics of Smash, advanced techniques, and information on the currently confirmed game modes.

Why not check it out?

By |2018-08-08T15:39:23+00:00August 8th, 2018|Nintendo, Nintendo Direct, Nintendo Switch|0 Comments

Smash Ultimate Direct Live Blog and Stream

UPTATE – The stream has now ended but feel free to browse the live blog archive while you wait for the full summary!

In just under two hours, Nintendo will be revealing brand new information on the upcoming Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in the Smash Direct. You can catch all the action right here with the official livestream from Nintendo UK’s YouTube Channel, as well as a live blog from your’s truly after the break!

By |2018-08-08T14:35:15+00:00August 8th, 2018|Nintendo, Nintendo Direct, Nintendo Switch|0 Comments

A New Smash Direct Approaching This Week

Following the very questionable behaviour from EVO last night, from both spectators and a specific player, Nintendo soon got the hype rolling again by announcing a brand new Nintendo Direct, one which will focus purely on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, for those who haven’t had enough smash in their lives yet. The Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct will air this Wednesday 8th August 2018 at 3pm BST (please look below for more timezones). We will have an embed available on Wednesday before it airs!

What will this Direct entail? Who knows, all we know is that it will focus primarily on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. If it’s anything like the Smash Wii U Direct, hopefully we may hear a couple new character reveals (remember new characters will be at a minimum according to Sakurai), and possible some info on the other modes that we get to delve into in December. Though it may not happen, it would make a lot of sense to reveal some more information on the Nintendo Switch Online service which is supposed to go live next month.

What do you hope to see in this Direct? Any characters you hope will join the roster which isn’t Waluigi? Tell us in the comments below! If you want more Smash Bros. action to keep you occupied, be sure to check out our sneak preview of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate from last week!

By |2018-08-06T09:48:05+00:00August 6th, 2018|Nintendo, Nintendo Direct, Nintendo Switch|0 Comments

Octopath Traveler in the Spotlight

Square Enix’s Project Octopath Traveler took the third Spotlight in the Direct just gone. After having only a brief reveal amongst the crazy amount of hype back in January’s Switch Presentation, this title has been overlooked for a while… until now.

The stunning ‘HD-2D’ style sets it apart from many games, and despite the simplicity in its roots, the game is a graphical masterpiece (at least in this writer’s opinion) with the level of quality come to be expect of the company, and gorgeous CG effects through Unreal Engine 4.


By |2017-09-14T17:23:47+00:00September 14th, 2017|Nintendo, Nintendo Direct, Nintendo Switch|0 Comments

Xenoblade 2 Direct info and releases!

Fittingly, the lengthiest section of the recent Direct was given to Xenoblade Chronicles 2, which is set to be one of the larger and more complex games coming to Switch. This Spotlight explained a bit of context for the game’s story and how the combat works, which has been extracted into its own video you can see here.

The entire thing is voiced over by Azurda the Titan, who is friend and landlord of the protagonist Rex; though Koizumi chips in at the end to announce the beautiful Xenoblade 2 themed Pro Controller and Collector’s Edition including a soundtrack CD, 220 page hardbound art book at metal case.


By |2017-09-14T15:09:54+00:00September 14th, 2017|Nintendo, Nintendo Direct, Nintendo Switch|0 Comments
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