Street Fighter Icon Ryu Joins the Roster of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U

During a special video presentation focused on Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, the game’s director, Masahiro Sakurai, unveiled a smashing amount of new content for the games, including two new playable characters: Ryu from the Street Fighter® series and Roy from Fire Emblem. They both join Lucas from Mother 3 as new playable fighters, and are available for download now! This additional paid content lands alongside a major software update that launched today for both systems, which also includes three new stages and many new costumes for Mii Fighters, including outfits from classic fighting series Virtua Fighter and Tekken. With these new characters, stages and costumes, top fighting game franchises Super Smash Bros.Street Fighter®Virtua Fighter and Tekken unite for the very first time.

“Today’s update proves that the evergreen Super Smash continue to evolve and grow with unexpected new content,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “We’re offering multiple price options and bundles for all this outstanding new content, so players can mix and match whatever characters, stages and costumes they want.”

The video presentation can be viewed in its entirety by visiting Highlights of the update include:

  • Ryu from Street Fighter®: For the first time in Super Smash Bros.history, a character from the fighting game series Street Fighter® joins the battle. Iconic character Ryu, whose look in the game is based on Street Fighter II®, brings a new fighting style and feel to Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U. Ryu’s traditional Light, Medium and Heavy attacks can be used depending on whether players tap, press or hold the buttons. Classic Street Fighter® moves like Hadoken and Shoryuken can be activated with just a one-button press, but players who enter the original button combinations from the Street Fighter® series will perform the same actions with higher damage. Ryu can be purchased in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U or Nintendo 3DS for $5.99 each, or both game versions together for $6.99. Purchase includes the bonus Suzaku Castle stage from the Street Fighter® series. This classic environment provides stable footing on the right side and a series of platforms on the left. It can also be played in Omega form, giving the stage a look and feel much like in the Street Fighter II® original.

  • Roy from Fire Emblem: A fan-favorite from his last appearance in Super Smash Bros. Melee for Nintendo GameCube, Roy from the Fire Emblem franchise returns to the series more powerful than ever before. Unlike Marth, Roy’s sword is stronger closer to the hilt, so he works better in close range. Roy also now has a Final Smash move in the form of a devastating sword blow. Roy can be purchased in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U for $3.99, or both game versions together for $4.99.

  • Lucas from Mother 3: As previously announced, Lucas is also available to purchase as a new downloadable character. Originating in the Japan-only Game Boy Advance RPG Mother 3, Lucas primarily uses lightning attacks to smash his opponents. Lucas can be purchased in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U or Nintendo 3DS for $3.99, or both game versions together for $4.99.

  • New Mii Fighter costumes: Multiple video games and characters from the past and present are represented in a new set of Mii Fighter costumes now available through the new update. Two costumes from classic fighting game Virtua Fighter are based on the Akira and Jacky characters, with Akira even maintaining his blocky polygonal look from the original game. Tekken fighter Heihachi (and his amazing hair) serves as inspiration for one costume, with additional costumes based on Isabelle from Animal Crossing, MegaMan.EXE from Mega Man Battle Network, ZERO from Mega Man X, the Inkling Girl and Boy and the squid hat from Splatoon also available. All costumes – eight in total – can be purchased in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U for $6, or both game versions together for $9.20. Costumes can also be purchased individually for $0.75 in either Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, or both game versions together for $1.15 each.

  • Dreamland stage: Based on the first Dreamland stage from the original Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 64, this stage returns with a few tweaks. The Dreamland stage can be purchased in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U for $1.99, or both game versions together for $2.99.

  • Everything: Players who want every fighter, stage, outfit and accessory featured among today’s DLC releases can buy them all at once. The whole DLC pack can be purchased in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U for $21.96, or both game versions together for $29.16.

  • Miiverse stage: Available now to download for free, this new stage for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U features Miiverse posts created by players all over the world. During matches while connected to the Internet, players will see Miiverse posts appear that cheer specific fighters on from the background. These messages will be pulled from individual Miiverse communities that just opened for each Super Smash Bros. character.

  • Tourney mode: Scheduled to launch as part of a free update in August, two new Tourney modes are coming to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Community Tourneys let players compete for the highest points in a certain amount of time, while regular Tourneys have a specific set of rules and only happen at select times.

  • YouTube replays: Coming exclusively to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U at a later date, this free new feature allows players to post replay videos of their matches on YouTube. To use this feature, players must possess a Google account. Please visit for additional details.

  • Additional Super Smash Bros. amiibo: Mii Fighters are getting their own amiibo figures! When used in the game, the Mii Brawler, Mii Swordfighter and Mii Gunner amiibo characters can be configured with custom faces and players’ collected accessories and costumes. Four additional Super Smash Bros. characters are also getting amiibo: R.O.B., Duck Hunt, Mr. Game & Watch and Falco. These new amiibo will be available this September, except Falco who will be available this holiday season. Eventually, all playable characters in Super Smash Bros.will have corresponding amiibo figures, including Mewtwo, Lucas, Roy and Ryu.

  • Bonus Trophies: After downloading the update, in-game bonus trophies based on Ryu and Ken from Street Fighter®, Roy, Lucas and Splatoon will be available to unlock in play. Players can collect these trophies by completing All-Star mode in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U.

Ryu and Roy CONFIRMED For Super Smash Bros.!

Yeah, you didn’t read the title wrong. Your boy Roy is coming back to Super Smash Bros. and famous Street Fighter Ryu is also coming to the Nintendo scene.

Earlier today, a patch was released for Super Smash Bros. in Japan and what’s the point of updating if you’re not going to go through every single detail you can go through? This includes data mining, which many people have done. Through this, they found Ryu and Roy’s character data as well as some stage data that reveals Ryu will have his own stage from Street Fighter and Kirby’s Dream Land 64 will be returning to the Smash Bros. scene as well. The videos confirming their existence is below:

Nintendo’s E3 Promises To Be A Week Full Of Fun


E3 is drawing near and with Nintendo, they plan to make the entire week fun for every fan out there starting with June 14.

When June 14 hits, Nintendo will begin the day at 7:40AM PT/10:40AM EST with a video presentation hosted by Super Smash Bros.’ developer, Masahiro Sakurai. Through this video presentation, we will learn just what the future holds for players of Super Smash Bros. It’s to be remembered this is also the day where Lucas is released as DLC for the current Super Smash Bros. games.

After the video presentation, around 2:35PM PT/5:35PM EST, the Nintendo World Championships 2015 will kick off with a pre-show by the Nintendo Treehouse where viewers will get an inside look on the upcoming action of the tournament. The pre-show will be immediately followed by the main event at 3PM PT/6PM EST. From their latest video, we know that Kevin Pereira will host the Nintendo World Championships 2015, the games consisting of both modern and retro games with Splatoon being revealed earlier in the week as one of those games.

On the following day, June 16, Nintendo kicks off E3 with their Digital Event at 9AM PT/12PM EST. The event will cover Nintendo’s plans for players out there. It’s already known to the general public that while Nintendo’s project NX is being developed, they’ve already told everyone that they aren’t going to be announcing any details about the project at this year’s E3. Bummer. Immediately after the digital event and going on all day, the Treehouse will be going around the E3 floor, covering Nintendo’s lineup and giving us an in-depth look at the games as well as having some developers from Nintendo make an appearance. The Treehouse will be live streaming the event in the same manner on June 17 and 18 during E3 at 9:55AM PT/12:55PM EST.

Last but certainly not least, Nintendo has partnered up with Best Buy to offer people who aren’t E3 the chance to play Mario Maker, an upcoming title for the Nintendo Wii U. A bit of background history, Mario Maker is a level editor where you can create your own worlds of the Super Mario Franchise and share them with friends. You can change the graphics to look from Super Mario Bros. to Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario World, and even New Super Mario Bros. On June 17, everyone who tries the game out will get a commemorative button celebrating the 30th anniversary of Super Mario Bros. For those in the US, if you preorder two select Wii U or 3DS games at the participating Best Buys, you will be able to receive the limited-edition Mario Maker seven button set, the coupon arriving in December. This event will also take place on June 20.

That’s about it. Nintendo is ready, but are you? Is your body ready for what Nintendo has in store?

Nintendo News: Nintendo Download Highlights New Digital Content for Nintendo Systems

This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
    • Dr. Mario: Miracle Cure – Nine out of 10 doctors agree … Dr. Mario: Miracle Cure won’t cure anyreal-life illnesses. But it is a really fun new puzzle game. Play classic style, Dr. Luigi style or, in Virus Buster mode, use new power-ups called Miracle Cures that will have you and your friends wiping out those pesky viruses.
  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
    • LEGO Jurassic World – Get ready for an adventure 65 million bricks in the making when the LEGO Jurassic World game arrives on Wii Uand Nintendo 3DS on June 12. Click here to view a trailer for the game.
  • Virtual Console on Wii U
    • Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town – A neglected farm has been passed down to you, and its fate now rests in your capable hands. Take over the reins of life, and create your own pastoral adventure. Plant and harvest crops, raise farm animals and start a family!

Nintendo eShop Sales:

  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
    • Citizens of Earth (Wii U and Nintendo 3DS) is 50 percent off (reduced from $14.99 to $7.49) beginning at 9 a.m. PT on June 15 until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 22.
    • Lone Survivor: The Director’s CutOlliOlli (Wii U and Nintendo 3DS) and more games from Curve Digital are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 25.
  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U
    • Cubemen 2 is 43 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $4.49) until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 25.
    • PING 1.5+ is 40 percent off (reduced from $4.99 to $2.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 25.
    • Zacisa’s Last Stand is 40 percent off (reduced from $1.99 to $1.19) until 8:59 a.m. PT on July 9.
  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
    • Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl is 50 percent off (reduced from $29.99 to $14.99) beginning at 9 a.m. PT on June 15 until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 22.
    • Family Tennis 3DFamily Table Tennis 3D and more games from Arc System Works are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 25.
    • 3D Game CollectionFunfair Party Games and Murder on the Titanic from Joindots are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 25.

Price reduction:

  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U
    • Ice Cream Surfer is now $2.50 (reduced from $5).
  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
    • Bowling Bonanza 3D is reduced to $3.99 (from $5.99).
    • Gummy Bears Magical Medallion and Gummy Bears Mini Golf are reduced to $3.99 (from $5.99)
    • Johnny Dynamite is reduced to $3.99 (from $4.99)

Also new this week:

  • BlazBlue: Clone Phantasma – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
  • Japanese Rail Sim 3D Journey in Suburbs #1 – Full and Demo Versions (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
  • My Zoo Vet Practice 3D (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
  • Ninja Usagimaru – The Gem of Blessings – Full and Demo Versions (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
  • SWORDS & DARKNESS – Full and Demo Versions (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
  • G.G Series ALL BREAKER (DSiWare)
  • G.G Series SHADOW ARMY (DSiWare)
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