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Platform N64, Virtual Console Publisher Nintendo Developer HAL Laboratory Release Date 04/26/1999

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Bioware explores Dragon Age and Mass Effect at this year's PAX East

Bioware's PAX East schedule is live, with weekend-long panels on Mass Effect and Dragon Age franchises, developer signings and industry representatives discussing how to break into the games industry. This year's panels will include "Behind the Scenes: Getting A Job at Bioware," "From Relay to Relay: Exploring the Mass Effect Universe" and "Dragon Age Inquisition: The Open World of Thedas". A number of developers and staff from Bioware will be in attendance this year, including Mass Effect writer Cathleen Rootsaert, Dragon Age creative director Mike Laidlaw and community manager Jessica Merizan. Details of the full PAX 2014 schedule of panels, events, tournaments and other special sessions can be viewed in full here. You can view the BioWare schedule below. Events kick off at 10...

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Super Smash Bros. hits 3DS this summer and Wii U this winter

Super Smash Bros. will arrive on Nintendo 3DS this summer and Wii U this winter, director Masahiro Sakurai announced during a Nintendo Direct event today. The 3DS version will run at 60 frames per second in stereoscopic 3D, Sakurai said. Assist characters will run at 30 frames per second. "New Super Smash Bros. games are a major event for video game fans everywhere, and present an experience that only Nintendo can offer," said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of sales and marketing. "Fans have two launches to look forward to this year, and they will want to get in plenty of practice with the Nintendo 3DS version so that they can be prepared for the launch of the Wii U game later in the year." Super Smash Bros. is headed to Wii U and Nintendo 3DS...

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Super Smash Bros. Nintendo Direct coming April 8

Nintendo will provide new details regarding the upcoming Wii U and 3DS brawler Super Smash Bros. in the next upcoming Nintendo Direct, scheduled for April 8, the company announced today. The Bandai Namco Games and Sora Ltd. iteration of the fighting game franchise will launch on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS sometime this year; However, a release date has yet to be announced. The company has so far revealed a portion of its roster, including a cast of Nintendo characters like Luigi, Princess Peach and Princess Zelda, Mega Man and Sonic. Game director Masahiro Sakurai also confirmed the development team is working to crack down on exploits known to users, including "edge hogging," when a player hangs from a stage's ledge, blocking another player who is trying to not fall off the stage from...

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Diddy Kong joins Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS roster of fighters

Developer Project Sora's iteration of the fighting game franchise Super Smash Bros. will add Donkey Kong's Diddy Kong to its roster of fighters, according to the game's official website. According to an announcement on the Miiverse by game director Masahiro Sakurai, Diddy Kong's flexibility has been increased for the latest iteration. Diddy Kong will join a roster of confirmed well-known characters like Little Mac, Luigi, Princess Peach, Princess Zelda, Princess Rosalina and her companion star-creature Luma, Mega Man, Sonic, the Animal Crossing Villager, the Wii Fit trainer and Marth from Fire Emblem. Super Smash Bros. will feature a Mario Galaxy stage based on gravitational pulls, which "will require using brand-new tactics," according to Sakurai. The two platform versions will...

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Fight as a bipedal Pokemon dog in Super Smash Bros.

Pokemon Lucario joins the roster of playable characters in Nintendo's next Super Smash Bros. release for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Lucario is the bipedal, dog-like Pokemon capable of reading energy to predict the movement of his opponent, and manipulate energy in the form of explosive spheres. Lucario joins the collection of characters previously revealed by Nintendo, including Fire Emblem hero Marth, brothers Mario and Luigi, Princess Zelda and Link. Newcomers to the series include Super Mario Galaxy's Princess Rosalina and her sidekick Luma, the Wii Fit Trainer, an Animal Crossing Villager and Mega Man.

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Where to watch the Apex 2014 fighting game tournament

Super Smash Bros. players will gather at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Somerset, N.J. this weekend for the Apex 2014 tournament, and the brawls will be streamed online, according to a post on the official Twitch blog. The streams highlighting Apex's 630 challengers will run from 10 a.m. ET to 11 p.m. ET from Friday, Jan. 17, through Sunday, Jan. 19 on four Twitch channels. Team Sp00ky will include the main Apex 2014 stream. CLASHTournaments will stream pool play for most events and the finals. 8WayRun will broadcast various events. Bifuteki will show several titles, including games in the Street Fighter and Tekken franchises. You can switch between each at the official Apex 2014 page on Twitch. According to Shoryuken, Apex 2014 will include up to $1,000 pot bonuses for tournaments...

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King Dedede is coming to Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and 3DS

Nintendo's upcoming fighting game Super Smash Bros. will feature a playable King Dedede on both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS versions of the release, the company confirmed on the game's official website. Nintendo has trickled out details of the game's roster over the last year, which will include Princess Zelda, Fire Emblem's Marth, Mario and Luigi, Link, Super Mario Galaxy's Princess Rosalina and Luma, the Wii Fit trainer, an Animal Crossing villager and Mega Man, among others. Company director Masahiro Sakurai also took to the Miiverse earlier this week to announce the game will feature different trophies and achievements across the two versions. King Dedede first made an appearance in the Kirby series as the game's long-time villain. He has also made appearances in earlier Smash Bros....

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Super Smash Bros. to include different trophies for Wii U, 3DS

Nintendo's upcoming star-studded fighting game, Super Smash Bros., will feature different achievements for its Wii U and Nintendo 3DS versions, director Masahiro Sakurai announced via Nintendo's Miiverse. "There will be trophies in the 3DS and Wii U games, and each version will boast different types and models," Sakurai wrote. "The 3DS trophies will be mainly from handhelds and the Wii U version will feature trophies from the home-console games." The post was accompanied by a 3DS trophy image of Saria from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D. Super Smash Bros. is expected to launch this year for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. The game's roster will feature both returning and new characters, such as Mario, Link, Mega Man and Rosalina.

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Super Mario Galaxy Stage confirmed for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS

Super Smash Bros. will feature a new stage based on Mario Galaxy, it was revealed by game director Masahiro Sakurai in a post on Nintendo Miiverse. According to Sakurai, gameplay throughout this stage will be based on gravitational pulls. "The pull of gravity emanates from the center of the planet, so this will require using brand-new tactics," he wrote. Sakurai also offered a picture of this stage, giving a glimpse of the small planet that forms the backdrop. The game, which is slated to launch next year, will not support cross-play between Wii U and 3DS platforms, he told Polygon in an earlier interview. Sakurai explained that, due to the stages that will be unique to each platform, the systems would be incompatible. And while the handheld and console versions of the next Super...

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Fire Emblem hero Marth confirmed for next Super Smash Bros.

Marth, the legendary hero of tactical role-playing series Fire Emblem, is returning to fight the good fight in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS, Nintendo revealed today. The blue-haired swordsman, the first Lord-class character of the original 1990 Fire Emblem and major player in its sequels, was confirmed for the latest Super Smash roster in a set of screenshots posted to the game's official page. Marth will be joining Smash Bros. newcomers Mega Man, the Wii Fit Trainer and the Animal Crossing Villager in the grand battle royale of Nintendo-published franchises. This isn't Marth's first time at the rodeo. He made his Western debut — no Fire Emblem games starring Marth had been released in North America prior to this — in 2001 GameCube title Super Smash Bros. Melee alongside...

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  • Nintendo 64
    • Released 04/26/1999
    • Publisher Nintendo
    • Developer HAL Laboratory
  • Virtual Console
    • Released 12/21/2009
    • Publisher Nintendo
    • Developer HAL Laboratory
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