History Trivia / SuperSmashBros

3rd Apr '18 1:06:22 AM MrLoser
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** With the announcement of {{VideoGame/Bayonetta}} as the final DLC character for ''3DS/Wii UU'', back copies of ''{{VideoGame/Bayonetta 2}}'' have flown off the shelves and sold out online. So much hype has been generated for what was previously considered an AcclaimedFlop that Nintendo is actually re-releasing the game for new fans who missed out on it the first time around.

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** With the announcement of {{VideoGame/Bayonetta}} as the final DLC character for ''3DS/Wii UU'', U'', back copies of ''{{VideoGame/Bayonetta 2}}'' have flown off the shelves and sold out online. So much hype has been generated for what was previously considered an AcclaimedFlop that Nintendo is actually re-releasing the game for new fans who missed out on it the first time around.
31st Mar '18 6:54:15 AM Chasem
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** Apart from Nintendo's "big three" franchises (''Mario'', ''Zelda'' and ''Pokémon''), ''Kirby'' was heavily represented in ''Brawl'', and joined ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' and ''VideoGame/KidIcarus'' in being strongly represented in the fourth game. These franchises were given three or more playable characters, along with a lot of focus in the game's other modes and features, giving them more focus than series that were more successful at the time such as ''Donkey Kong'' and ''Animal Crossing''. AuthorAppeal seems to be in play, as [[Creator/MasahiroSakurai Sakurai]] created the ''Kirby'' series and ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising'', and is a self-professed ''Fire Emblem'' fan. In particular, ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' has 6 representatives in ''3DS/Wii U'', on par with the significantly bigger ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' franchise and second only to ''Mario''. Sakurai was personally hesitant to give Fire Emblem too many characters, but the release schedule and overall logistics made Corrin the most logical choice to the development team.

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** Apart from Nintendo's "big three" franchises (''Mario'', ''Zelda'' and ''Pokémon''), ''Kirby'' was heavily represented in ''Brawl'', and joined ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' and ''VideoGame/KidIcarus'' in being strongly represented in the fourth game. These franchises were given three or more playable characters, along with a lot of focus in the game's other modes and features, giving them more focus than series that were had been more successful at the time up to that point such as ''Donkey Kong'' and ''Animal Crossing''. AuthorAppeal seems to be in play, as [[Creator/MasahiroSakurai Sakurai]] created the ''Kirby'' series and ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising'', and is a self-professed ''Fire Emblem'' fan. In particular, ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' has 6 representatives in ''3DS/Wii U'', on par with the significantly bigger ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' franchise and second only to ''Mario''. Sakurai was personally hesitant to give Fire Emblem too many characters, but the release schedule and overall logistics made Corrin the most logical choice to the development team.
31st Mar '18 6:53:52 AM Chasem
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** Apart from Nintendo's "big three" franchises (''Mario'', ''Zelda'' and ''Pokémon''), ''Kirby'' was heavily represented in ''Brawl'', and joined ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' and ''VideoGame/KidIcarus'' in being strongly represented in the fourth game. These franchises were given three or more playable characters, along with a lot of focus in the game's other modes and features, giving them more focus than proven classics such as ''Donkey Kong''. AuthorAppeal seems to be in play, as [[Creator/MasahiroSakurai Sakurai]] created the ''Kirby'' series and ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising'', and is a self-professed ''Fire Emblem'' fan. In particular, ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' has 6 representatives in ''3DS/Wii U'', on par with the significantly bigger ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' franchise and second only to ''Mario''. Sakurai was personally hesitant to give Fire Emblem too many characters, but the release schedule and overall logistics made Corrin the most logical choice to the development team.

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** Apart from Nintendo's "big three" franchises (''Mario'', ''Zelda'' and ''Pokémon''), ''Kirby'' was heavily represented in ''Brawl'', and joined ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' and ''VideoGame/KidIcarus'' in being strongly represented in the fourth game. These franchises were given three or more playable characters, along with a lot of focus in the game's other modes and features, giving them more focus than proven classics series that were more successful at the time such as ''Donkey Kong''.Kong'' and ''Animal Crossing''. AuthorAppeal seems to be in play, as [[Creator/MasahiroSakurai Sakurai]] created the ''Kirby'' series and ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising'', and is a self-professed ''Fire Emblem'' fan. In particular, ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' has 6 representatives in ''3DS/Wii U'', on par with the significantly bigger ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' franchise and second only to ''Mario''. Sakurai was personally hesitant to give Fire Emblem too many characters, but the release schedule and overall logistics made Corrin the most logical choice to the development team.
31st Mar '18 6:53:01 AM Chasem
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* {{Defictionalization}}: Since ''Melee'', the series has involved collections of in-game character trophies. As of ''3DS/Wii U'', Nintendo is making real-life ''Smash'' trophies as part of their Toys/{{amiibo}} NFC figure line. This has the meta effect of defictionalizing the game's narrative of toy figures engaging in imaginary battles; playing with the trophies in RealLife summons living, breathing versions of the characters in the imaginary ''Super Smash Bros.'' video game universe to fight.

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* {{Defictionalization}}: Since ''Melee'', the series has involved collections of in-game character trophies. As of ''3DS/Wii U'', Nintendo is making real-life ''Smash'' trophies as part of their Toys/{{amiibo}} NFC figure line. This has the meta effect of defictionalizing the game's narrative of toy figures engaging in imaginary battles; battles between trophies; playing with the trophies in RealLife summons living, breathing versions of the characters in the imaginary ''Super Smash Bros.'' video game universe to fight.
31st Mar '18 6:52:13 AM Chasem
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* {{Defictionalization}}: Since ''Melee'', the series has involved collections of in-game character trophies. As of ''3DS/Wii U'', Nintendo is making real-life ''Smash'' trophies as part of their Toys/{{amiibo}} NFC figure line.

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* {{Defictionalization}}: Since ''Melee'', the series has involved collections of in-game character trophies. As of ''3DS/Wii U'', Nintendo is making real-life ''Smash'' trophies as part of their Toys/{{amiibo}} NFC figure line. This has the meta effect of defictionalizing the game's narrative of toy figures engaging in imaginary battles; playing with the trophies in RealLife summons living, breathing versions of the characters in the imaginary ''Super Smash Bros.'' video game universe to fight.
12th Mar '18 12:06:48 PM MegaMarioMan
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** There's a fast-spreading rumor that the Dunk Hunt dog's canon name is "Mr. Peepers." As noted on the ''Trivia/DuckHunt'' trivia page, this is actually an old FanNickname.

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** There's a fast-spreading rumor that the Dunk Duck Hunt dog's canon name is "Mr. Peepers." As noted on the ''Trivia/DuckHunt'' trivia page, this is actually an old FanNickname.
10th Mar '18 10:47:14 PM CASCHero
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** During the March 2018 Nintendo Direct, many had guessed that TheStinger at the end was the announcement for something Smash related, especially since they had just came off announcement for new DLC for Splatoon 2 (plus there wouldn't be much reason to port the first game over to Switch). Once that Smash logo appeared on the Squid Girl's eye, their suspicions were validated.
10th Mar '18 8:51:51 PM KingClark
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** At the time of the completion of the ''For 3DS/For Wii U'' titles, Sakurai also said that it would be be his last game in the series. He apparently changed his mind at some point before the game designed for the Switch went into development.

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** At the time of the completion of the ''For 3DS/For Wii U'' titles, Sakurai also said that it would be be his last game in the series. He apparently changed his mind at some point before the game designed for the Switch went into development. He's apparently had a history of doing this, as he previously saw the original game as a one-off and later treated ''Melee'' and ''Brawl'' as if either were the last ''Super Smash Bros.'' game he was going to make.
10th Mar '18 5:00:14 PM N8han11
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** Creator/MasahiroSakurai stated in interviews about DownloadableContent that, since the dev team is trying to make new game modes, "there probably won't be many DLC characters or stages" -- the key word being "probably," and with the revelations of 6/14/2015 Nintendo Direct[[note]]We now have four characters not even halfway through the Fighter Ballot and not even influenced by it, and there's a whole second page devoted to stages that may or may not be packaged with characters like Ryu's was.[[/note]], fans are wondering if Nintendo is milking the potential of DLC [[CashCowFranchise for all it's worth]] or if Sakurai simply has a broad definition of "not many." It doesn't help that Sakurai is known for flip-flopping on his statements at the drop of a hat, especially with [[http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2015/06/masahiro_sakurai_confirms_that_recent_super_smash_bros_dlc_additions_werent_from_the_fan_ballot this interview]] where he says "there will only be several more characters," stirring up intrigue even more as people wonder [[TrollingCreator how "only" and "several" work in the same context]].

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** Creator/MasahiroSakurai stated in interviews about DownloadableContent that, since the dev team is was trying to make new game modes, "there probably won't be many DLC characters or stages" -- the key word being "probably," and with the revelations "probably"[[note]]There were seven characters, six of 6/14/2015 Nintendo Direct[[note]]We now have four characters them not even halfway chosen through the Fighter Ballot and not even influenced by it, and there's there was a whole second page devoted to stages that may or may not be packaged with characters like Ryu's was.[[/note]], was[[/note]], fans are wondering wondered if Nintendo is was milking the potential of DLC [[CashCowFranchise for all it's worth]] or if Sakurai simply has had a broad definition of "not many." many". It doesn't didn't help that Sakurai is known for flip-flopping on his statements at the drop of a hat, especially with [[http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2015/06/masahiro_sakurai_confirms_that_recent_super_smash_bros_dlc_additions_werent_from_the_fan_ballot this interview]] where he says said "there will only be several more characters," stirring characters", which stirred up intrigue even more as people wonder wondered [[TrollingCreator how "only" and "several" work in the same context]].
10th Mar '18 4:27:44 PM KingClark
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** Masahiro Sakurai has recieved the moniker of "Daddy Sakurai" from some fans that are... ''Enthusiastic'', shall we say.
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