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And The Fandom Rejoiced: Super Smash Bros.

Just like the image in the main Video Games article, only Up to Eleven.

"What Mr. Sakurai said then was a specific idea to make Smash Brothers for both Nintendo 3DS and WiiU."
Satoru Iwata, E3 announcement

Let's face it, there's a reason this series is so popular: Super Smash Bros.'s nature as a Massive Multiplayer Crossover featuring many different Nintendo characters is just about every fan's wet dream. Then, sometimes, the hype goes through the roof even more.
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     Super Smash Bros Brawl 
  • Any new character that was confirmed to be playable, especially Snake and especially, especially, Sonic. R.O.B. was the only exception, as he was a Replacement Scrappy to many fans' dream additions. He didn't stay hated for long, though.
  • "Cool, new Smash Brothers game. Wait, what's this, a new Metal Gear? What, they're discussing the game? An invitation? YEAH!"
    • And a few months later, after enduring years of waiting and April Fools Jokes about his appearance in Melee, Sonic the Hedgehog joins the fray complete with Crush 40's Live and Learn blaring in the background, allowing players to pit Sega's iconic mascot against his long time rival. There's a reason why that screenshot from Brawl is on the main video game page.
  • A more subdued moment happened when it was revealed that the character-specific battle introductions from the original Nintendo 64 Super Smash Bros. came back for Brawl.
  • Brawl's Stage Builder.

     Super Smash Bros 4 

General
  • For the fourth installment, it all started when they stated that development for Smash Bros 4 would begin after Sakurai's then-current project was finished. Now that Kid Icarus: Uprising has finished production...
  • New Smash Bros?! ON THE WII U AND 3DS?! Our bodies were not ready.
  • For players who were burned by the previous games' lack of balance, especially Brawl, producer Sakurai has mentioned that he may involve the other members in his staff with balance.
  • And then Namco Bandai was announced to be part of the development team of Smash Bros 4. Considering Namco's track record with Fighting Games in the past, this could probably turn out to be a VERY good thing. Not to mention the fact that this opens up more possibilities for 3rd party characters.
  • New info will be revealed at E3. It's a good sign that Sakurai and his team are opening up on their progress on the game, and that they're willing to release more information.
  • Most of Brawl's online play often boils down to beating up Sandbag for many players, given the game's apparent inability to find opponents. Well, guess what, Sandbag beaters? Rejoice!
  • Get your brown pants (of excitement this time), because the trailer has dropped!
  • Trophies return in the game, and like the stages, both versions will have trophies from handheld and console games!
  • We can stop opponents from Ledge hogging?
  • There's a new game mode for the 3DS version (called Smash Run) where players travel a giant stage to power up their characters before duking it out, just like the City Trial in Kirby Air Ride. What's more, instead of mostly using original characters like the Subspace Emissary, existing characters from many of Nintendo's franchises appear as enemies, including enemies from Mega Man (the Mettaur).
    • Among enemies fans noticed were the Kremlings, which took nearly everyone by surprise. Kremlings haven't been seen in the Donkey Kong franchise since Mario Super Sluggers (a Mario spinoff game since 2008), and if you want to take it even further in the mainline series, since Donkey Kong 64 (which was released in 1999). This led to increased hopes that a certain Kremling King will be playable.
  • Three words: CUSTOMIZED MOVE SETS. What's more, they're not allowed in random online matches, meaning if a Game Breaking combination ever comes up, online multiplayer will be safe.
  • The game uses a ranking system called "Global Smash Power". Instead of ranking people the traditional way (1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc.), it ranks people based on how many people they outscore (100,000 would mean you outscore 100,000 people).
  • In a move fitting the seasons the games will be released in, the release dates' windows have been announced: the Wii U version is due Winter 2014... while the Nintendo 3DS version is due summer 2014! This means the series' handheld debut will be pushed forward (Summer Rushed worries aside)!

Online Multiplayer
  • One of the problems that plagued Brawl's online multiplayer was Griefers doing anything they could to ruin everyone else's fun, like doing nothing, deliberately antagonizing just one person, self-destructing repeatedly, dropping in the middle of a match, and cheating. Now, anyone that tries to do that will be temporarily banned, with the bans becoming longer the more they do it. It also discourages people from baselessly reporting others by penalizing them.
  • Online multiplayer has two separate modes: "For Fun", which removes Final Destination from the map list and only tallies win count, and "For Glory", which adopts the "No Items, Final Destination" format, tracks wins and losses, and has a variety of Final Destination-like stages based on the standard stages for aesthetic variety. Both sides of the casual-hardcore spectrum were very happy.
  • There's a matchmaking system that groups players based on their skill levels.

Characters

Stages
  • Gerudo Valley's confirmed as a stage in the new game (The 3DS version at least). Pretty awesome considering that only the theme existed in the previous game.
  • There's also a stage for Spirit Tracks too, at least if only for the Realm Overworld theme playing.
  • And let's not forget Arena Ferox!
  • Kid Icarus: Uprising stage confirmed!
  • Alongside Sonic's announcement, his Wii U home stage appears to be none other than Windy Hill Zone.
  • There's a Super Mario Galaxy stage!
  • There is a new Rainbow Road stage for the 3DS version, and it will apparently be a Rainbow Cruise-like stage!
  • What's this? We're off to Tortimer Island for some Smashing?
  • Tired of the same old Final Destination? Now, almost all of the stages have a Final Destination form!
  • Some of the stages from previous games are back, like the Battleship Halberd.
    • And the first retro stage shown for the 3DS version? Jungle Japes from Melee!
  • Certain stages will feature bosses that players can fight in the middle of the battle. Whoever lands the final blow will be granted an advantage of some sort. The Yellow Devil on Mega Man's stage is one such example.

Items
  • They've brought back the Bumper?
  • Look at that Badass redesign of the Motion-Sensor Bomb!
  • The Smash Ball is back!
  • We're gonna see Cuccos in the game?
  • The Master Ball joins in on the Pokemon fun and they hold Rare and Elusive Pokemon to help! You can summon Arceus to kick ass.
  • The Blue Shell is coming as a new Item, as shown here!
  • Two words: Super Leaf.
  • The first hints that you can definitely expect some Namco Bandai nods in the game: among the items include the S-flag and the Boss Galaga.

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