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Super Smash Bros. Wii U now available on eShop, tiers section and move lists launched here on EventHubs

Updated: Super Smash Bros. Wii U is now available for download on the Nintendo eShop.

Super Smash Bros. Wii U is only hours away from its official release, and we here at EventHubs have been diligently working to bring you updated site sections for launch.

First up, our Super Smash Bros. Wii U tiers have been reset for the upcoming version. Now, registered readers can go in and place votes based on the console version of the game. We didn't delete the 3DS tiers, however. You can still find the archived tiers index and match-up table here on the site.

Additionally, we have officially launched our Super Smash Bros. Wii U move listings. This is the second game to get the "new moves section" treatment (the first being Ultra Street Fighter 4), and these lists are more interactive than ever before! Now, players can vote on how effective each attack is, and write tips about each move to help others in the community gauge their usefulness.

Each character's page also includes useful information such as how popular they are (based on our stats pages), their weight (thanks to Smash Wiki), and more. Not to mention that we have completely overhauled the look of the entire moves section to make them easier to read and access.

Also, if you're looking to get some day 1 games in with opponents near you, be sure to use our Fight Tracker. This nifty feature allows you to search for players up to 1,000 miles away from you, and even find which games/characters they play.

We here at EventHubs got you covered on Super Smash Bros. Wii U launch day.

Win joysticks or Smash Wii U GameCube controllers with adapters by writing about Ultra Street Fighter 4 or Smash Bros. Wii U

We're very pleased to announce our latest contest, to coincide with the launch of our moves databases for Ultra Street Fighter 4 and Super Smash Bros. Wii U.

To win, all you need to do is leave helpful advice on either section on how to use specific moves, or how to play the characters. Here's an example I wrote for Rose's Soul Spiral in USF4.

Again, the concept is very simple, just leave advice on how to play USF4 or Smash Bros. Wii U. We'll choose the people who submit the best advice — and the more you submit — the better your odds.

For people who leave advice on Ultra Street Fighter 4, we're giving away a Mad Catz (or possibly EightArc) joystick to two different individuals, either for the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360, and for Super Smash Bros. Wii U, we're giving away a Smash Wii U GameCube controller, plus the USB adapter to three different people. Here are links to each section where you can submit your tips.


Click either logo to access the Moves Database for that game

You can find the official rules after the break.

Mewtwo to be paid Super Smash Bros. 3DS/Wii U DLC in the future

Last month, Nintendo announced that Mewtwo would make his return to the Super Smash Bros. universe in the 3DS and Wii U versions of the game. The powerful Pokemon would become available as free DLC only to those who purchase and register both ports. Fans who prefer to own only one version were left wondering if they too would be able to snatch up Mewtwo somehow.

Nintendo revealed just this morning that Mewtwo will actually become paid DLC sometime in the future. As it stands right now, it seems this offer is only available to players in Europe, and we are anxiously awaiting word from the company on whether or not the add-on option will make its way to other regions.

However, those who do happen to purchase and register both the 3DS and Wii U versions of Smash will receive a special treat. Not only will you be rewarded with download codes for Mewtwo on both consoles, but those who register will be sent a copy of the exclusive Super Smash Bros. soundtrack that includes 72 tracks from both versions of the game.


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Brace yourself for the great FLUDD – Smash 3DS highlight video says farewell to the handheld version with some Mario madness

YouTuber Brawl Karter has uploaded what will be his final video for Super Smash 3DS. While this may sound dramatic, it's likely that many professional players will be moving over to the Wii U version–due out tomorrow–for competitive play.

The highlight footage features some absolutely stunning Mario play. Not only relying on his exceptional FLUDD to keep opponents a tragic few inches away from safely grabbing the ledge, he also manages some outstanding counters and beautiful reads with his fireball. A particularly hilarious moment occurs when Mario reactions to Villager's tree.

To watch the hero of the Mushroom Kingdom show off his tool set, check out the video below.

All Final Smashes in glorious Wii U graphics: Watch Tom Nook bury the opponent in a house, Samus' giant beam, and more

Super Smash Bros. Wii U is only days away from its official release, and if you aren't already feeling the hype, then this compilation of Final Smashes may change that.

Up until now, we've only seen each character's big finishing move on the 3DS. While the handheld version of Smash certainly looks great, it just doesn't compare to how smooth and vibrant the Wii U version is. Now we get to see each Final Smash in those amazing console graphics, and these cinematic attacks look lovely.

Watch as the Nook family bodies the opponent by building a house on top of them, Greninja slashes his enemy in the pale moonlight, and much more.

Below we have added a few animated GIFs showing off some of our favorite Final Smashes, but be sure to hit the jump to check out the compilation.


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Mewtwo may be the only DLC character; Sakurai says Nintendo is not working on any paid DLC for Super Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS at the moment

Longtime Smash fans cried tears of joy when Nintendo announced that Mewtwo would be joining the roster of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U as a special bonus for gamers who own both versions of the game. It was like a dream come true for many.

But at the same time, fans had hoped that Mewtwo wouldn't be the only such post-release DLC character for the game. This announcement had signaled a brand new possibility -- but it was unclear if Nintendo and the game's director Masahiro Sakurai actually had plans to introduce more characters into the new Smash game in this manner.

Until now, that is.

According to an interview Sakurai did with VideoGamer.com, at the moment Nintendo does not have any plans on making DLC characters for Super Smash Bros.s 3DS/Wii U.

VideoGamer.com: Do you have plans for any additional characters or stages as DLC?

Masahiro Sakurai, Game Designer, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS: I understand that DLC could add a lot to the appeal of Smash Bros., and I appreciate that a major part of the excitement for these games come from which characters will appear in the roster, so I think fans could really enjoy DLC that could keep this excitement going.

Super Smash Bros. 3DS Ver. 1.0.4 patch is out; Little Mac's KO Punch buffed, Bowsercide kills Bowser first - list of changes found thus far

Now that we're mere days away from the release of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, the Ver. 1.0.4 update patch for Super Smash Bros. 3DS is now available to download from the Nintendo e-Shop! You will need 859 blocks of system memory on your 3DS to download the patch.

Ver 1.0.4 brings with it a ton of balance changes to the 3DS version of the game in order to bring it up to speed with the tweaks made in the forthcoming Wii U version.

Although Nintendo did not put out a full change log to detail these tweaks made in Ver. 1.0.4, the incredible Smash community has been hard at work testing the updated version for changes made to their favorite characters.

Over here we'll present some of the most comprehensive change lists we've seen so far -- from Smash Boards's SamuraiPanda, R/SmashBros's Tainic and NeoGAF's Metal B. We've also included a note about Little Mac's KO Punch from Smash Boards user Venks, as that also stood out to us.

Do note that some of the changes listed here have not necessarily been verified for accuracy.


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Bowser Jr's Mechakoopa setups, combos that lead into Up+B kill moves - Smash and Grab's Bowser Jr. Breakdown

For most characters in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (and Wii U), their up+B special moves aren't something you'd normally use as a finishing move to send your opponent flying off-screen. Sure, there are exceptions to this generalization, but those are few and far apart.

That makes Bowser Jr.'s up+B special a fairly unique maneuver, as it can be used in two different ways to KO your opponeot: when Bowser Jr.'s self-destructing ship explodes, or via the mid-air attack that Bowser Jr. can perform after he's abandoned his ship.

In the latter scenario, you can even combo into the killing blow. Find out how in Smash and Grab's latest Super Smash Bros. 3DS tutorial, the Bowser Jr. Breakdown.

Absolute Battle 5 results ft. Snake Eyez, Ricky Ortiz, Filipino Champ, RayRay, Angelic, Jan, Ranmasama and more

Update: This story has been updated with final results, battle logs and a stream archive.

This weekend, Absolute Battle 5 is upon us, and will be streaming tournament action live from Dallas, Texas.

Games present at the event include Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, Killer Instinct, Dead or Alive 5: Ultimate, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Super Smash Bros. Melee and Injustice: Gods Among Us.

Players you can expect to see competing are Snake Eyez, EG|Ricky Ortiz, Filipino Champ, CTRL|RayRay, BT|Angelic, Boost|Jan, Ranmasama, Busby, CJ Showstopper, TFA|OMG Itz Andre and more.

The event will also include a series of exhibition matches called "Ultimate Fight Night", in both Ultra Street Fighter 4 and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. Streaming duties of the event are being handled by PandaXGaming, SaltyMayhem and VersusGameplay.

Hit the jump for the stream action.

Sheik, Greninja and Meta Knight's moves 'replicated' in real-life - Super Smash Bros. 3DS character impressions from a Japanese fan

So you think you love Super Smash Bros. But do you love it enough to imitate some of the characters' moves in real life, record them on video, and put them up on Twitter for all to say?

That's what one crazy fan from Japan, who goes by Migapoi on Twitter, decided to do. Putting out funny Vine videos is kind of something he enjoys doing, so after spending some time with Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, he thought it would be interesting to try and replicate some of the characters' moves in real-life.

Except, of course, he isn't exactly a trained stuntman or anything. The results are decidedly hilarious, and have received nearly 2,000 retweets combined across all four Vine videos.

Below you can check out Migapoi's Vine videos for yourself. Sheik's moves are featured in the first two videos, while Greninja's are the focus of the third vid. The fourth one is a little different -- it's meant to illustrate the difference in attack speeds between the Super Smash Bros. Brawl and 3DS versions of Meta Knight.


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Videos from Migapoi via Smabros.net.

Shulk's really feelin' it: Extended aerial combos, grab setups, edge-guarding tactics & more - Super Smash Bros. 3DS highlights

Shulk isn't the most popular of characters in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. And there's a few reasons why that's the case.

Not only is the series he comes from -- Xenoblade Chronicles -- less recognizable than the other Nintendo franchises, but the character himself also has a bit of learning curve players need to first overcome before they can wield Shulk's greatsword deftly in the heat of battle. One of the common complaints with the character is that his attacks are a little sluggish to the touch. That the moves' recovery is too slow, and can be easily punished.

But once you've taken the time to learn the rhythm with which Shulk ought to be played, this mid-tier character can turn out to be quite beastly, as Twitch user Distant Kingdom shows us in two Shulk Super Smash Bros. 3DS highlights montages.

Donkey Kong pummels you off the ledge, pummels you some more, then spins back to safety in this Super Smash Bros. combo video

The point of this video is to inspire others to continue to delve into these characters and discover new combos and tech.

You'll see DK relentlessly pound R.O.B. around the stage. R.O.B. is the easiest character to combo but it's to the point where we kind of feel bad for him.

Kong's ability to follow his opponents a considerable distance below the ledge to secure his kills and then spin back up to safety seems to be a pretty useful tool.

Comment and tell us what you think!

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Another Rosalina & Luma nerf has been discovered in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Like we thought, Luma's longer respawn times in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and the forthcoming Ver. 1.0.4 patch for Super Smash Bros. 3DS isn't the only nerf that Rosalina & Lume will receive.

But whereas the previous nerf increased the amount of time Rosalina will have to go without a Luma, once it is KO'ed, by almost twice as long, this second nerf isn't anywhere near as significant. It will, however, force Nintendo to remove one of the player tips currently included in the 3DS version of the game.

Nintendo may also release an altered version of Rosalina & Luma's character reveal trailer -- one of the moments shown in that trailer is no longer possible.

Can you guess what the new nerf discovered is?

Video: Mario has a 0% to death combo that works on Jigglypuff in Super Smash Bros. 3DS

Jigglypuff is, without a doubt, one of the lightest characters in the entire roster for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. A featherweight-class fighter, you might say.

And that has real gameplay consequences for Jigglypuff players -- he's one of the easiest to KO in the game. Jigglypuff can even self-destruct by activating the shield for too long and causing a shield break.

To balance that out, the character has got enhanced maneuverability options, which allows good Jigglypuff players to swiftly dodge many incoming attacks.

But all that extra mobility is useless if your opponent plays a mean Mario, and manages to land a grab on Jigglypuff.

As this video below from TTTTTsd will show, it's actually possible for Mario to KO Jigglypuff from 9% with a single up throw combo -- by ending it with one of the later hits on his up+B special, which has more knockback than usual.

Ghost Rider has a blazing 67 hit combo, 138 hits when used in conjunction with Dante – Witness the stunt motorcyclist's potential in UMvC3

Ghost Rider might not be seen too often at the highest levels of competition in Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, but that doesn't mean the character can't net some impressive combos.

Using his chain, he's able to keep extending his hits even from half screen away or pull his opponent back to him just when the combo potential seems exhausted. This leads to some impressive work by HT MrFlubbs. When combined with already high combo characters like Dante, some extremely high numbers start to be hit.

Check out the video below to watch Johnny Blaze light his opponents up.


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