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Wario's inclusion in Smash leaked by Nintendo? Super Smash Bros. 3DS appears under "Wario" game section in eShop

Earlier this morning something quite peculiar took place over on the Nintendo 3DS eShop. Super Smash Bros. 3DS, the handheld version of the upcoming Smash Bros. title, prematurely appeared under the "Wario" game section.

All of the games listed under this section feature Wario in one way or another. What makes this interesting is the fact that though most of the titles shown are Wario series specific games like WarioWare or Wario Land, games like Mario Party and Mario Kart -- titles where Wario was not the main protagonist, but rather a playable character -- are also listed.

Super Smash Bros. 3DS has since been removed from the Wario section, but luckily Twitter users Yoshirider123 and Wario64 were able to snap quick photos of this strange occurrence before it was rectified.


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Fan-made trailer: Rhythm Heaven's Glee Club chorus kids join Super Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS in this awesome animated video

Kimmotman recently put together an awesome, fan-made trailer for three characters (counting as one character slot) that many fans are hoping will still make it into Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS.

Rhythm Heaven's Glee Club chorus kids enter the fray, and this short, animated video does a great job of introducing them.

Although this trailer is short and sweet, it is incredibly well made and in my opinion could pass for the actual reveal trailer if these fighters are in fact introduced into the Smash Bros. universe.

Editor's note: I'd like to point out once more that this is not an official announcement trailer and merely a fan-made project. Check it out below and let us know what you think!

'Europe lacks the competition that America offers; it's a HUGE disadvantage for me' - Armada on SSBM, SSB4 and more in EventHubs' exclusive interview

With EVO 2014 over and done, we took the chance to catch up with Super Smash Bros. Melee 3rd placer, Empire Arcadia's very own Armada, who has also remained one of the most consistent players, counted among the so-called "big 5" of Super Smash Bros. Melee, alongside two-time EVO champion C9|Mango, EVO runner-up Crs|Hungrybox, APEX 2014 champion EG|PPMD and fellow teammate and constant top-placer EMP|Mew2King.

In the interview, Armada touched upon recent tournament results, matchups in the game, and thoughts on the upcoming Super Smash Bros. 4. Below, you'll find a snippet to get you started.

MajinTenshinhan: It's no secret that in the Melee scene, there are five players considered a cut above the rest - C9|Mango, Crs|Hungrybox, EG|PPMD, EMP|Mew2King and yourself, and it's been like this for a very long time. Despite this, you faced difficulties against fellow Swedish player Leffen at both BEAST 2 and Republic of Fighters 3 earlier this year.

After your losses, you returned in full force and went on a massive tear at several US tournaments, most notably winning CEO 2014, placing second at MLG: Anaheim and getting a strong third place just recently at EVO 2014. Do you feel as if you have any issues playing against Leffen specifically, or do you feel as if you were simply going through a rough patch at the time?

EMP|Armada: A lot of people still don't want to accept the fact that I barely played Melee at all in 2013. When I did, I never touched my PEach either, because I had no will to play the game. Leffen is also an extremely good player, and we have played in a lot of tournaments over the years.

When it comes to the Peach matchup, I do believe that he is insanely good, which of course makes it hard for me to play against him. So if we include him being very good at the game, and in that specific matchup, and also me having a long break, I think the result was understandable. We haven't played since Republic of Fighters, but I'm confident that our next set would be great.

Mango: 'I am the greatest Melee player of all time; two EVOs? An MLG? Who has that?' - Smash Bros. champ talks EVO 2014 win

The EVO 2014 Super Smash Bros. Melee champion, C9|Mango, appeared on Live On Three with Slasher and djWheat earlier this week in order to discuss his recent victory. With this year being his second EVO win in a row, the legendary Melee player had quite a bit to say on the matter.

When asked where Mango feels his name falls among the best of the best in Super Smash Bros. Melee history, the back-to-back EVO champion was quick to respond.

"It's #1 and #2. It's #1, #2, and #3. I've done the research, and my stats and everything I've done are just so off the charts," Mango explains. "Now it's like, two EVOs? An MLG? Who has that? No one has that."

Lucina was originally conceived as Marth's alt costume, Robin's limited-use moves regenerate over time in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS

Since we posted our translations of Robin's move list -- including details on which moves can only be used for a finite number of times -- in Super Smash Bros for Wii U and 3DS from this week's issue of Famitsu magazine, some of you readers have expressed your concern for the character potentially being too weak once Robin can't use Elwind (up+B) anymore.

The 4-page spread in Famitsu magazine on Smash did not mention if Robin's limited-use moves would regenerate over time, and many of us (including myself) presumed that they would not; not unless Robin fell off the stage and respawned anyway.

But as it turns out, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS director Masahiro Sakurai did actually mention that Robin's limited-use moves would regnerate over time, in the same issue of Famitsu; it was mentioned in a column he wrote for the magazine, separate from the 4-page spread.

Lucina has a 'mask on/off' taunt, Robin's down+B special can 'curse' his opponents to drain health in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS

Apart from the scoops on the new characters coming to BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma and Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, the latest issue of Weekly Famitsu magazine has also furnished additional details on the move sets for the Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS characters Nintendo announced on Monday.

Check out the images below, along with our translations of the new characters' move descriptions.


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Lucina is not an alternate costume, is a unique character despite similarities to Marth - Sakurai elaborates upon one of yesterday's newcomers

We reported yesterday on the new Fire Emblem characters joining the new Super Smash Bros. game, and while we initially reported that Chrom from Fire Emblem: Awakening was a new playable character, it turned out that he was in fact part of fellow Awakening character Robin's Final Smash.

This sparked discussion in our comments regarding Lucina's status, and if she was actually a new playable character or just an alternate skin for series veteran Marth. Today, series producer Masahiro Sakurai took to explaining the situation on the Super Smash Bros. Miiverse page, whilst posting new images of Fire Emblem's first female representative in the Super Smash Bros. series.


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Pic of the day. Along with Robin, Lucina joins the battle!! Her physical abilites are identical to Marth's--it must be in her D.N.A. However, where Marth's power is concentrated in the tip of the sword, Lucina's attack strength is balanced throughout the weapon, which might make her easier to control. She's also a little bit shorter than Marth.

Read more about what Sakurai had to say regarding the two characters' differences after the jump.

Relive the hype, the salt, and the tears: EVO 2014 grand finals sets for all games now available

IGN has uploaded each and every one of the grand finals sets from EVO 2014.

Included in our story are the final bouts for Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Blazblue: Chrono Phantasma, and Killer Instinct. IGN has the remainder of the grand finals sets over on their site, including side tournaments, so be sure to check them out.

In case you happened to miss them, you can find the EVO 2014 results and battle logs here on EventHubs.

Relive the hype, the salt, and the tears from this year's EVO!

Two new Fire Emblem characters join Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS, Captain Falcon also jumps into the fray

Update: Official screenshots have been added for Robin, Lucina and Captain Falcon.

Update 2: It appears on further reflection that Chrom, from Fire Emblem: Awakening, may just be part of Robin's Final Smash and not actually a playable character.

Nintendo foreshadowed a few days ago that they would reveal a new character for the upcoming Super Smash Bros. game today, and the video was just released for the enigmatic newcomer.

The new characters are none other than a whopping three new Fire Emblem characters, Robin, Chrom and Lucina, who are all from the latest installment, Fire Emblem: Awakening. The trailer also shows fan favourite F-Zero franchise main character, Captain Falcon, make a triumphant return to the scene.

Find the full trailer after the jump.

EVO 2014 results feat. Daigo, Xian, Infiltration, Tokido, Justin Wong, PR Balrog, Ryan Hart, ChrisG, Fuudo, Flocker, Mango & more

Updated with final EVO 2014 results: This story has been updated with results, battle logs and other details from this tournament.

The whole year has led up to this moment, and it's finally time to prove who's the best at EVO 2014. The tournament begins at 8AM PDT, and features an incredible amount of players from all across the world battling it out in 8 official tournament games, with side-tournaments also being played at the venue.

The gargantuan tournament's main features are Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Killer Instinct, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Injustice: Gods Among Us and King of Fighters 13.

This may be the highest level of fighting game competition that the world will see for an entire year, so have your snacks and drinks ready, and buckle up for some amazing action in all of these titles.

For more information regarding who's attending this massive event, read our official preview here. Also make sure to follow us on Twitter for live updates.

Who will win EVO 2014? Predict the winners based on the top 8 players left

Updated: We've added polls for all of the final five EVO 2014 games being played on Sunday.

Who's going to take top honors at the EVO 2014 tournament in the Sunday finals? We want to know your picks, based on the top 8 players for each event.

We've setup polls for Ultra Street Fighter 4, Smash Bros. Melee, BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Killer Instinct.

Feel free to leave a comment explaining your pick, voting options are below.

EVO 2014 preview: Notable players, streams, brackets, schedule and more - July 11-13 in Las Vegas

It's that time of the year again, when we shut ourselves in for three straight days to simply enjoy the largest fighting game competition in the world, and EventHubs has you covered this year, as always, with full coverage of the event.

The site will be updated live with the latest results, battle logs and happenings throughout the entire event as they occur, so as to make sure that our loyal readers don't miss a single moment of the action this weekend.

Read on in the full story for a rundown of notable players at the events, what streams to watch, as well as the event schedule.

Full EVO 2014 weekend stream schedule now available - Team Spooky, Capcom Fighters, and IPlayWinner providing coverage

Evolution 2014, the Super Bowl of fighting games, is set to punch and kick its way into Las Vegas this weekend. If you aren't able to attend in person this year, then chances are you'll be staying in and catching all of the action via live stream.

Luckily, the full weekend stream schedule is now available for all to see.

Throughout the weekend, both Team Spooky and IPlayWinner will be running the show on the srkevo1 and srkevo2 streams. Not only that, but Capcom Fighters will also be streaming Ultra Street Fighter 4 pools from their channel.

Check out the full EVO 2014 stream schedule below and start planning your weekend as a stream monster early!

Pac-Man was dismissed from Super Smash Bros. Brawl because he was too farfetched

Smash Bros. players could have been playing as Pac-Man a lot sooner than the Wii U and 3DS release of the game, at least if series creator, Masahiro Sakurai, hadn't initially considered the idea of adding him to the roster too farfetched.

During development of Brawl, Shigeru Miyamoto asked if they could have Pac-Man as a guest character, but Sakurai felt — at the time — that imagining the incomplete pizza shape in-game was a little too implausible.

Sakurai was worried about how Pac-Man would be implemented from a development stand point, and was concerned about a few other things. "How to give the character their own individuality as a fighter and how they'll move," he wrote.

Estimated prize payouts for EVO 2014's main games - breakdowns for top 8

With EVO 2014 taking place next weekend, you're probably wondering exactly what's at stake this year. Luckily, an Imgur user by the name of acekingoffsuit recently posted estimated prize payouts for each of the main games on the EVO lineup.

These numbers were calculated using the number of reported entrants per game, the amount sent to the prize pot for each entrance fee ($10), any additional pot bonuses, and the official EVO prize structure.

Below you can find the estimated totals for all of the main EVO 2014 games.

Total estimated prize pots:

Ultra Street Fighter 4: $29,790
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3: $10,140
Super Smash Bros. Melee: $9,700
Blazblue Chrono Phantasma: $35,080
Killer Instinct: $13,380
King of Fighters 13: $3,190
Injustice: Gods Among Us: $3,110
Tekken Tag Tournament 2: $7,570


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