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Yoshi is star-struck by Little Mac, Link falls for Sheik, and the battle with Charizard will forever drag on: 128 Super Smash Bros. Wii U screenshots

Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS have had some juicy reveals this month. With these most recent announcements come a slew of new screenshots for the Wii U version of the game.

A Flickr user has rounded up 128 high-quality screens for everyone to see. We've gathered up only a handful for you to check out, but be sure to hit the link at the end of the story to view all 128.

NorCal Regionals 2014 results, stream archive and battle logs ft. Justin Wong, PR Balrog, K-Brad, Infiltration, Filipino Champ, Ricky Ortiz and more

Update: This story has been updated with final results for all days of NorCal Regionals 2014.

The second premier event of Capcom Pro Tour is finally upon us, namely NorCal Regionals 2014, and the lineup is stacked.

Games set to headline the event include Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition v2012, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Killer Instinct and King of Fighters 13.

There's no shortage of top players, either. Big names expected to attend the event include EG|Justin Wong, EG|PR Balrog, EG|K-Brad, Infiltration, RG|Filipino Champ, EG|Ricky Ortiz, Mike Ross, AS|Reynald, BE|KaneBlueRiver and many, many more.

Stream duties are being handled by Team Spooky, CapcomFighters, iPlaywinner and NYCFurby.

Hit the jump to check out the live stream and event schedule.

Super Smash Bros. Melee gets the acapella treatment as Smooth McGroove performs a hauntingly beautiful rendition of the Menu 1 theme

Smooth McGroove returns to the world of fighting game themes with his latest acapella video.

This time around, McGroove performs his rendition of the Super Smash Bros. Melee Menu 1 theme. If you've never seen Smooth McGroove before, don't be fooled by his appearance.

The man can definitely sing, and he uses numerous clips of himself, edited together, to create a hauntingly beautiful cover of classic game music.

Old school Smash Bros. fans, be prepared to get taken back to the good ol' days with this awesome version of the Melee Menu 1 theme. Hit the jump to check it out.

Civil War 6 results, stream archives feat. Ricky Ortiz, RayRay, Smug, Zeus, Unkn0wn, Flux, DJ Huoshen, Arturo Sanchez & more

Updated: This story has been updated with final results for multiple games.

This weekend, we have Civil War 6 going on in Richmond, Virginia, with a lot of players present to fight for that first place prize.

The games featured at the tournament include Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition v2012, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Injustice: Gods Among Us, King of Fighters 13, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma, Killer Instinct and more.

The event will feature players such as EG|Ricky Ortiz, CTRL|RayRay, PIE|Smug, PIE|Zeus, CTRL|Unkn0wn, CTRL|Flux, DCB|DJ Huoshen, TS|Arturo Sanchez and more.

Hit the jump to view our coverage.

Greninja is a speedy character with a counter, chargeable projectiles, and possibly teleports: Super Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS trailer analysis

A huge wave of Super Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS news hit yesterday, and much of it was relative to the new, playable additions to the Smash roster. Of the 5 characters revealed, (4 of which are returning from past Smash titles), there was one fighter who is completely new to the franchise; Greninja is a Pokemon from the X & Y series, and he will be featured in both the Wii U and 3DS versions of the new Smash.

The Nintendo Direct broadcast yesterday was jam-packed with information, and some things may have fell to the wayside. Luckily, GameXplain took a closer look at the Greninja trailer, and has put together a video that analyzes what we were shown.

GameXplain points out that Greninja will fall under the "speedy character" archetype, using multi-hit attacks and great mobility. Some of the attacks we see in the trailer include chargeable projectiles, Substitute (a counter move), and what looks like a teleport.

You'll find this Greninja trailer breakdown after the break.

Updated: Charizard, Greninja, Zero Suit Samus, Yoshi, and Sheik: Huge batch of Super Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS screenshots

Updated: Full sets of screenshots for Zero Suit Samus, Sheik, Yoshi, Charizard, and Greninja have been added to this story.

The official Super Smash Bros. website has updated, adding a slew of screenshots for the 5 newly revealed fighters from today's Nintendo Direct broadcast.

Below are just a few to get you started, but be sure to check out all of the remaining screens after the break.

Hit the jump for more.

Updated: Charizard and Greninja revealed as playable, Zero Suit Samus, Sheik and Yoshi return; Super Smash Bros. 3DS releases this Summer

Updated again: The final portion of the Nintendo Direct feed revealed that Charizard and Greninja will be the two newest playable characters.

Sakurai revealed that Zero Suit Samus and Sheik will return as separate playable characters on the roster. He noted that no characters will be able to change form in this iteration of Smash Bros. (i.e. Samus/Zero Suit Samus and Zelda/Sheik). Yoshi is also returning as a playable character.

Earlier: Series creator Masahiro Sakurai stated during the Nintendo Direct stream that Super Smash Bros. 3DS will be released this Summer. The Wii U version will be released at a later date, some time during the Winter of this year.

According to Sakurai, the 3DS version will run at 60 FPS. He notes that some of the Pokemon will move at 30 FPS, but the characters will always run at 60.

Additionally, the 3DS version stages will each have two themes. The Wii U version will differ in that it will let you choose between a ton of past Smash themes.


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Hit the jump for more details from the Nintendo Direct feed, and the stream archive.

Sequel to Super Smash Bros. in the works? Job posting says release next year for 'Smash Bros. 6'

Something interesting is afoot with the Super Smash Bros. franchise, but what exactly is happening isn't readily clear at this moment.

A recruitment ad was recently posted on a Japanese career opportunity website, e-Career FA, searching for programmers for "Smash Bros. 6" which was listed for a 2015 release date.

The page was subsequently taken down, but not before Game Jouhou secured a screen shot of the job offerings.

The listing noted that this project currently has 120 people working on it, but they expect that number to increase to 200. It also said that:

Social games are currently a big hit, but the current state of job opportunities for making retail games is critically low. In the midst of this, this will likely be your only chance to be part of a development project for the Smash Bros. [series], which has surpassed a total of 10 million in worldwide sales. And Bandai Namco believes that now is the best time to recruit programmers for retail games.

Hit the jump to continue reading.

Texas Showdown 2014 results, battle logs and stream archives ft. Justin Wong, PR Balrog, ChrisG, K-Brad, Noel Brown, and more

Updated: This story has been updated with final results for Texas Showdown 2014.

Texas Showdown 2014 kicks off today in Houston, Texas, and will run from April 4 - 6. A myriad of games will be played this weekend, and this tournament marks the next stop of the Capcom Pro Tour 2014.

EG|Justin Wong, EG|PR Balrog, EG|K-Brad, GG|NYChrisG, UVG|Noel Brown, MLSwear, AB|Joe Love, AB|Nashfan. AB|Chaotix, WTHamad, and more are expected to compete this weekend.

Additionally, Ultra Street Fighter 4 will be available at the event for public testing. A special USF4 exhibition will also be taking place on Sunday, before the Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 finals.

If you'd like to follow along with the matches, you can find the brackets over on the Texas Showdown Challonge page.

Hit the jump to check out the live streams.

Nintendo Direct set for April 8th, will focus specifically on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS

While we've been receiving a steady stream of new pictures, showcasing things such as new items, new stages and returning characters via the official Super Smash Bros. website, newcomers have typically been reserved for Nintendo Direct events.

However, it's been a while not only since the game's latest newcomer, Little Mac, was shown off, but also since we got our latest veteran, which was Diddy Kong, on February 20th.

Today, a upcoming Nintendo Direct was announced on the official Super Smash Bros. website. Hit the jump for more information on what this Nintendo Direct might include.

Nester shows up on Smash Bros. website as April Fool's joke, screen shots included

It's that time of year again, and April Fool's jokes are already being spread around the interwebs.

Nester showed up on a website spoofing the official Super Smash Bros. site, to make it look like he'd be the next character added to the roster.

Nester was the comic strip star/mascot for the now defunct Nintendo Power magazine, and the fake Smash Bros. website runners even saw fit to create a rough model and take some screen shots of him in-game.

You can find more images after the jump.

Super Smash Bros. 3DS with/without borders, Sakurai shows visual comparison; new 'giant attack item' revealed, can unleash tornadoes

Over the last couple of days, series creator Masahiro Sakurai took to Miiverse in order to reveal some new screen shots of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS. These two images are particularly interesting because they give us the first side-by-side look at the 3DS version with and without borders, and showcase a new battle item.

You can check out what the game will look like with the border option both enabled and disabled, below. Sakuai mentions that with these options, in conjunction with the different levels of 3D on the hardware itself, there is quite a bit of customization to be had.

Additionally, we see that a new "giant attack item" is being added to Super Smash Bros. Wii U. According to Sakurai, this weapon from Kid Icarus Uprising, called the Ore Club, can not only bash opponents into oblivion but also has the ability to unleash tornadoes.


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Source: Miiverse.

Donkey Kong can't mine his own business, Toon Link doesn't hit Cuccos, new Smash Ball design, and more: Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS pics of the day

Super Smash Bros. series creator Masahiro Sakurai continues to upload his pics of the day for the upcoming Wii U and 3DS titles. With week 12 already complete, and week 13 just beginning, we thought we'd catch you up on the latest screenshots.

Below are some of the images to get you started, but hit the jump for even more.

Ken Hoang: 'I believe I have a shot at winning EVO', interview with Smash Bros. superstars Ken and KoreanDJ explains why they've returned to the scene

onGamers recently conducted an interview with two Super Smash Bros. player who officially announced their return to the competitive scene a few days ago, with a new sponsor to boot.

In this interview, many topics are covered, such as why they chose to return at this particular time, and what their hopes and goals are in returning to Super Smash Bros. Melee.

Below, you'll find a quick snippet.

onGamers: What brings each of you back to Smash?

Ken 'Ken' Hoang: The only thing that truly brings my back are Team Liquid and my fans. Of course also the competition since I'm a very competitive person. I think if any other team asked me to play Smash again I would have probably said no. I'm just a huge Team Liquid fan. I think KDJ and I will make a perfect fit to TL.

Daniel 'KoreanDJ' Jung: I had been going through a hiatus with Smash for several years. Joining the team has awaken the competitive side within me that I haven't felt in such a long time. It really feels amazing to join a prestigious team. The momentum that Melee has been receiving over the past year is phenomenal. With EVO hosting a Melee tournament and the documentary featuring Melee's awesome community, I feel very motivated to return to the scene.

Hit the jump for some more of the interview.

Bringing an old concept into the modern age - Kickstarter project to revitialize Super Arcade

If you're anything like me, you love that good old arcade feel. Especially for fighting game enthusiasts, game centers like these are generally something to hold very dear.

Arcades have been closing left and right during the last few years, but one of them still stands strong. Super Arcade in Walnut, California is one of the very few such places that is still running, but it might not be viable to do so much longer unless some changes are put in place.

Mike Watson, the owner of Super Arcade, has started a new Kickstarter project, where you can help to build Super Arcade into the palace of fighting games that everyone would love for it to be.

Hit the jump to see the Kickstarter video, and more details on how to assist.


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