‘Super Smash Bros. 4′ E3 Reveal Will Be ‘Something Better’ Than Screenshots

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It’s been an exciting week for those who enjoy gaming announcements, and it’s been a particularly exciting week for those who enjoy gaming announcements pertaining to any of Nintendo’s numerous properties. Not only were fans treated to the confirmation of a Wind Waker remake on the Wii U, but the Big N also confirmed that gamers could look forward to some official information on the next Super Smash Bros. during its press conference at E3 2013. What was somewhat concerning about this announcement, however, was that Nintendo President Satoru Iwata only confirmed that there would be screenshots of the game revealed.

Super Smash Bros. franchise director and creator Masahiro Sakurai took to Twitter to clarify what fans should expect during this year’s big gaming showcase in L.A., and promised that both the Wii U and 3DS versions would be in attendance at Nintendo’s E3 2013 press conference. Furthermore, Sakurai alluded to more than just screenshots being revealed, promising eager fans that his team will “release something better” than just visuals.

“Wii U and 3DS versions — I would like to show you both. Other games have had visuals shown, but you still have to wait for Smash Bros. But we’ll be able to release something better.”

It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what this “something better” is, but it’s a sign that Sakurai plans on showcasing a little more than just a handful of screenshots during Ninty’s big event. A trailer would certainly be a preferred method of revealing the games, and the possibility of a Super Smash beta released on Wii U eShop is the stuff dreams are made of, but at this point any information or visuals would be more than welcomed.

Masahiro has stressed how important it is for fans to wait for news on Super Smash Bros. 4 in the past, and he seems confident that the games’ big reveals will live up to the immense hype that the Smash community has been building for both the handheld and console iterations.

It’s been a very long since Nintendo originally announced that Super Smash Bros. would be coming to the Wii U and 3DS, and in a few months it’ll finally be ready to show them off. With fans across the world anxious for any information on the titles at all, it’ll be interesting to see if the games stack up to everyone’s immense expectations — especially since Namco Bandai is heavily involved with the titles’ development.

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Source: IGN

TAGS: 3DS, Namco Bandai, Nintendo, Super Smash Bros., Wii U

  • EastOfTheAnduin

    “Namco Bandai is heavily involved with the titles’ development.”

    I hope they don’t get any great ideas for a special, limited edition.

    • Riley Little

      I’d buy the highest end collector’s edition if they did. It’s my favorite game franchise of all time.

      • EastOfTheAnduin

        I was being facetious, thinking more along the lines of the Ni No Kuni: Wizard’s Edition debacle. However with Nintendo publishing, a special edition would be epic. A four-character mid-fight statue could be particularly awesome.

        • Riley Little

          Has Nintendo ever done a collector’s edition? It has had a few limited edition pre-order items, but I can’t recall a legitimate collector’s edition for any of its games.

          It’d make sense if they had a special package that includes both the Wii U and 3DS versions, though, as I’d imagine gamers will want both games. Although, the thought of an epic statue is also tantalizing.

          • EastOfTheAnduin

            I don’t think so. The closest thing I can think of would be the Skyward Sword bundle and of course their various limited edition consoles/handhelds. I have the Kingdom Hearts: Mark of Mastery edition for the 3DS but, that was done by Square Enix.

            Hopefully with Nintendo joining the 21st century and changing their stance on some things, like DLC, maybe we might start to see some collector’s editions. Personally, I think their franchises are perfectly suited for them. I would much rather have a Hylian shield or a Samus figurine than I would a bust of Duke Nukem or a delimbed torso.

          • Erik

            ^ this guy knows whats up when it comes to collectors edition physical items

    • Batman

      Skyward Sword pulled it off perfectly, why not?

  • XxStoicMonkeyxX

    — Namco-Bandai is working with Sakurai to get a fully working demo at E3 for Smash Bros. Sakurai really took to heart the complaints about the single player game and the online game. He is solving this by making the single player very deep this time done by the Tales series people and is planning to have a Network Beta of the game for download the day of Nintendo’s E3 show. This way they can beta test online for about one year before they ship the game.

    Nuff said


  • Avengers Assemble!

    Smash Bros.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • Skyfield Warrior

    This is amazing news. I don’t mean to sound greedy, and I’ll be happy about any Smash news, but the people deserve a little more than screenshots. And a collectors edition would be perfect.

  • Rickkk

    Nintendo just won E3.

  • Matt

    Smash bros. Beta? That’s crazy talk! I’ll believe that when I see it.

    • Jonah

      Bro with Nintendo anything is possible!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jonah

    My guess would be a trailer,gameplay footage, and last but not least hopefully a demo for both WiiU and 3DS :)

    • Esrever