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E3 2014 round-up: Weird tales from Los Angeles

Had you been on the floor of the Los Angeles Convention Center this year, you would have heard one question, echoing from journalist to journalist: "This year feels a little ... weird, don't you think?" It's hard to put a finger on exactly why E3 2014 gave off a strange vibe, but darn it all, we're...

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Co-Opinion: Super Smash Bros. (Wii U)

This is Co-Opinion, where two Joystiq editors play a game and discuss their experience. This edition focuses on an E3 2014 hands-on session of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, by Nintendo. Mike Suszek: Sam and I took a moment to throw down in a few matches of Super Smash Bros. on Wii U at E3. Let's...

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Super Smash Bros lets you customize special moves, transfer characters between Wii U and 3DS

Super Smash Bros on Wii U and 3DS will allow players to customize their favorite fighter's special moves. Each character will still have four special moves, each with two variations, allowing for a total of 12 possible moves. For example, Mario's fireball might fly quickly in a straight line, or...

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Nintendo's Amiibo figurines explained, smashing retail this holiday season

Nintendo issued a trailer explaining the Amiibo figures it revealed during its E3 2014 livestream today. In the first Amiibo-compatible game, Super Smash Bros., players set the figures on their Wii U to bring their respective characters into the game to do battle with both other figures and human...

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Palutena from Kid Icarus joins the fight in Super Smash Bros.

Goddess Palutena joins the playable roster in Nintendo's upcoming Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo Wii U and 3DS, launching later this year....

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Super Smash Bros 3DS arrives October 3 [Update: $40 on 3DS]

During Nintendo's E3 2014 Digital Event, the company announced that the 3DS version of Super Smash Bros will be released on October 3 in both North America and Europe. Nintendo also showed off Skylanders-like tech that will allow players to scan toy figurines called Amiibo into the Wii U version...

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Super Smash Bros. gets NFC figures, Mii support

Super Smash Bros. on Wii U will include support for NFC (near-field communication) figurines called "Amiibo," as Nintendo demonstrated during its E3 2014 livestream today. Additionally, players will be able to bring their Mii characters into battle, lending their likeness to their fights. Mii...

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Super Smash Bros community battles for respect at E3

The announcement of Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. Wii U invitational – an "homage to the Smash Bros community" – is maybe the closest thing Nintendo fans will get to a sequel to the 1989 Fred Savage vehicle, The Wizard. Like the film, Nintendo's tournament gives video game fanatics a...

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Nintendo reveals GameCube controller adapter for Smash Bros. Wii U

An officially licensed adapter will allow Super Smash Bros. Melee veterans to play the upcoming Wii U version of Super Smash Bros. with GameCube controllers, Nintendo announced today. The peripheral allows players to connect up to four GameCube controllers to the Wii U via a USB dongle. Nintendo...

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Wii U Smash Bros. (might be) coming to a Best Buy near you

Nintendo has partnered with electronics retailer Best Buy to present a series of in-store demos for the upcoming Wii U version of Super Smash Bros. next month at select locations nationwide. Nintendo's "Super Smash Bros. Smash-Fest" will be held at more than 100 Best Buy locations on June 11...

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