Countdown to E3: Super Smash Bros. 4

Mario is having a huge showing at E3 this year. He is getting another installment in the Paper Mario series, as well as making his debut on the Wii U. Even his brother is getting some love with Luigi’s Mansion 2. But what many fans seem to forget is his involvement in one of Nintendo’s greatest and most ambitious series, the Super Smash Bros. series.  In just five short days, Nintendo is ready to unleash a storm of announcements, and the fourth entry in the popular Smash Bros. series just might make an appearance.

Among the many announcements and videos shown during the E3 2011 Nintendo press conference, one game, or should I say games, snuck up and surprised the majority of the crowd, and certainly those watching online. Satura Iwata took the stage to share a few words about the next installment in the Super Smash Bros. series, one that would be both available on the Wii U and the 3DS. Few details were spared, but Iwata did mention that both versions of the game would be able to interact in some fashion.

While Iwata dropped a bomb that truly invigorated the crowd, a small detail was mentioned that many of us dreaded to hear. At the time of the announcement, Masahiro Sakurai, lead developer of the series, was working on Kid Icarus: Uprising, and development for the next Smash Bros. hadn’t even started. To make things worse, Sakurai wasn’t even aware that announcement was going to be made, making it clear that the final product was years away.

Kid Icarus: Uprising went gold late last January, meaning that development on the game was complete and Sakurai was able to move onto Super Smash Bros. 4. By next week, the game will have a little more than four months of development under its belt.  Is that enough time to have something presentable at the press conference? Gameplay is almost certainly out of the question, but will we even get a teaser similar to the teaser trailer given to Brawl during its announcement? At this point, expecting a few screens and maybe a logo is our best bet.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBNTqu_vOqM

So what happens next week? Will Nintendo completely skip over the game? Will they able to scrap something together to show the promise of its existence? Just five more days and we will get our answers.

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SWE
SWE
May 31, 2012 2:20 PM

Yes,Finally!

SWE
SWE
May 31, 2012 2:23 PM

Can’t wait for Luigi’s Mansion 2,New Super Mario Bros. Mii,Super Mario 4,and Mario Kart 8(Wii U)!

hey-ho
hey-ho
May 31, 2012 4:55 PM
Reply to  SWE

i think that mario kart wii u is gonna be on sale in 2014 or 2015

SWE
SWE
June 1, 2012 10:25 AM
Reply to  hey-ho

D*mn,wait a mintue where did you see that.

hey-ho
hey-ho
June 1, 2012 3:00 PM
Reply to  SWE

is a theory that i invented because
1 mario kart ds (2005)
2 mariokart wii (2008)
3 mario kart 7 (2011)
4 mario kart wii u (2014)
Is every three years

Blue Yoshi
Blue Yoshi
December 18, 2012 8:54 AM
Reply to  hey-ho

THEORY, not FACT.

Argument Invalid.

chaosshadow123
chaosshadow123
May 31, 2012 3:45 PM

Hopefully (although doubtful) there will be a SSB trailer thingy.

gameguy1996
gameguy1996
May 31, 2012 4:12 PM

If there is a trailer it will be short.We might just get a logo.

Shy Guy and Blooper
Shy Guy and Blooper
May 31, 2012 4:17 PM

I did once hear that it was gonna be called Super Smash Bros Universe, with the U in the word Universe being the Wii U’s U.

Plum
Plum
May 31, 2012 8:24 PM

That rumor was debunked as false loooooong ago.

Plum
Plum
May 31, 2012 8:26 PM

Please Nintendo PLEASE leave third parties out of this one.

Plum
Plum
May 31, 2012 8:30 PM
Reply to  Plum

But I wont mind if Square decides to join in and add Black Mage, White Mage, or Ninja from their Mario sports games though since those three versions of the characters are Mario characters now, but they are my only exceptions. 😛

Toblet
Toblet
June 1, 2012 3:31 AM
Reply to  Plum

They manipulated Mario so they could get into SSB Wii U? Oh, how clever they are… =p

Nah but Daisy ‘should’ get in first.

Toadette
June 1, 2012 4:16 AM
Reply to  Toblet

I actually want Toad in as a newcomer. He was the fourth most wanted character after Peach, Bowser and Wario and they all got in.

Rosalina
Rosalina
June 2, 2012 12:30 PM
Reply to  Toadette

i wanna join! 😀 can i bring my luma?

Toblet
Toblet
June 3, 2012 11:15 AM
Reply to  Toadette

Yeah, sure. Make sure you train him. I want you to be the best character 😛

Blue Yoshi
Blue Yoshi
December 18, 2012 8:56 AM
Reply to  Toadette

If he is in, possible re-texture for you to “Play”. 🙂

Crusher
Crusher
June 1, 2012 5:15 AM
Reply to  Plum

I’d like to see Sonic and Snake return. What’s wrong with that?

Plum
Plum
June 1, 2012 10:30 AM
Reply to  Crusher

They were over powered and third party. This is a coming together of NINTENDO franchises and should stay that way, not turn into a sect pool of third parties.

Crusher
Crusher
June 6, 2012 11:47 AM
Reply to  Plum

Both of them appeared on a Nintendo console. I don’t see how third parties is an issue when they had a game on one of Nintendo’s consoles. Plus Mario and Sonic is pretty much a crossover game, so Sonic’s staying at this point.

Mortal Kombat Addict227
June 1, 2012 3:11 AM

man i can wait for this game. also im still on my prediction that Luigi’s Mansion 2 will be released in october for halloween.

Mario
Mario
June 1, 2012 10:23 AM

Next Countdown : Mario Party 3DS please xD ^^

SWE
SWE
June 1, 2012 10:27 AM

Hammer Bro. can’t be an assist trophie no longer.He has to be playable.Even though nobody’s talked about him yet.

Plum
Plum
June 1, 2012 10:34 AM
Reply to  SWE

I don’t think he even deserved to be an assist. Nobody talked about him because no one sees him as worthy of a spot in the roster and he isn’t.

SWE
SWE
June 2, 2012 11:25 AM
Reply to  Plum

Cause they’re talkin’ ’bout main chars. right now.He deserves to be playable,just like every other assist trophies.

Plum
Plum
June 2, 2012 10:10 PM
Reply to  SWE

He doesn’t, were talking about main characters becuase the series is about main characters of each of Nintendo’s many franchises coming together to fight, unimportant characters will never be playable. Hammer Bro isn’t a major player in the Mario franchise as a whole, so he will never be playable. Only two or three assists are truly worthy of being playable and only becuase they play a major role as a main character in the series they come from, Hammer Bro isn’t one of them nore is he even close.

SWE
SWE
June 2, 2012 10:49 PM
Reply to  Plum

He is a Bowser minion.But,everyone is talkin’ ’bout Birdo.She is also a Bowser minion(technically).Hammer Bro. should be involved!

SWE
SWE
June 2, 2012 10:52 PM
Reply to  Plum

He does deserve it.Hammer Bro. has been playable in a lot of games.Already is confirmed in the future that he is in Mario Kart 8(Wii U) coming 2014.

Plum
Plum
June 3, 2012 5:23 PM
Reply to  Plum

MK8 Hasn’t even been announced yet so that’s a big pile of crap, and Hammer Bro has only been playable once. Birdo is more important to the Mario franchise than Hammer Bro ever was being the main focus of one of the main series Mario games. Birdo deserves it WAY more than Hammer Bro.

Toblet
Toblet
June 4, 2012 5:01 AM
Reply to  Plum

I have to agree with Plum. Super smash brothers is a game where different characters from difference franchises play together in one game. The game is NOT all about Mario; if Hammer Bro struggles to make it into Mario rosters, the chances of him being in the SSB roster is next to none.

The ONLY characters likely to be considered are Daisy, Waluigi, Toad and Rosalina (unless I’ve missed out someone?). Hammer Bro doesn’t even play a major role in the Mario series.

SWE
SWE
June 5, 2012 4:02 PM
Reply to  Plum

1.Nobody likes Birdo!
2.Hammer Bro. has only been playable once?LOL!Does anyone hear this crap?
3.I have to agree with Toblet,because he has a way better attitude.
4.Hammer Bro. does deserve it.He has been an assist trophie way to long and that’s final!

SWE
SWE
June 5, 2012 4:03 PM
Reply to  Plum

Plus you missed out on Shadow the Hedgehog.

HoneyQueenWiggler7
HoneyQueenWiggler7
June 1, 2012 2:55 PM

Hope Daisy and Waluigi are New Fighters for the Mario Series.

Crusher
Crusher
June 10, 2012 9:07 AM

I have a good feeling they’ll be Assistant Trophies this time. Toad and Bowser Jr might make the cut before those two. Maybe SSB 5?

jordine
jordine
June 1, 2012 8:57 PM

sonic should come back,

luis123
luis123
June 1, 2012 9:55 PM

i think that daisy,toad and birdo deserve to be ssb.4 ill be mad if they choose rosalina over daisy because rosalina only been in three to four games while daisy has been in 40 mario games
which of them two you think deserves more to be on ssb.4

SWE
SWE
June 2, 2012 11:27 AM
Reply to  luis123

I say Daisy,because Rosalina is not a fighting type.

Toblet
Toblet
June 4, 2012 5:11 AM
Reply to  luis123

Birdo is now also struggling to get into the Mario rosters. It won’t get in SSB4. Yes Daisy has been in more games than Rosalina, but is Daisy the the most important character in any game? No. At least Rosalina played the main role in Super Mario Galaxy apart from Mario. Daisy hasn’t appeared in anything other than Spin-offs. (the GBA etc… doesn’t count in my opinion). Zelda is also not a fighter; she’s a mage (excluding sheik). Rosalina would also most likely to be a mage using her wand to cast spells and would have the help of her… Read more »

jason X
jason X
June 2, 2012 12:45 AM

rosalina just because she looks way cooler than daisy and i rather see waluigi than toad oh and u serious with your users name luis123
luis1234567 now that would of been better hahahahaja!!

luis123
luis123
June 2, 2012 3:19 AM
Reply to  jason X

haha naw toad n daisy all the way and im ok with my user’s name
jason X ? sonic X if thats what your trying to copy than you must be wack haha

Toblet
Toblet
June 4, 2012 5:14 AM
Reply to  jason X

I don’t find anything wrong with his username.

But yes, Rosalina > Daisy for the reasons I said in my other post.

ddldg doook
ddldg doook
June 8, 2012 8:49 PM
Reply to  jason X

ROSALINNAAAAAAAA!!!!!!! why not both@!!!!!!!!!!

Rosalina4President
Rosalina4President
October 19, 2012 8:13 PM
Reply to  jason X

But Daisy >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Waluigi.

princess sarah
princess sarah
June 2, 2012 3:28 AM

jajaja luis guy you got him good i also like daisy better cause she’s a tomboy just like me and besides rosalina looks alot like peach
toad is great but i also want bowser jr. in the game

luis123
luis123
June 2, 2012 3:52 AM

yeah that’s what he gets for messing with me but anyways bowser jr is thumbs up
and from the pokemon series i would like
victini
zoroark/mewtwo we need at least two legendary pokemon’s in the game
pichu/pikachu/raichu
iglypuff/jigglipuff/wigglituff pokemon b/w 2 trainer with snivy,dewott and embor

g/s trainer with cyndaquil, croconaw and magenium

Toblet
Toblet
June 4, 2012 5:17 AM
Reply to  luis123

I still think the B/W trainers will get in with Oshawott, Tepig and Snivy.(Or their evolved forms). I don’t mind what trainer gets in Tbh.

SWE
SWE
June 2, 2012 11:28 AM

Hammer Bro.! Hammer Bro.! Hammer Bro.!

Rosalina
Rosalina
June 2, 2012 12:32 PM

i think that everyone should get new moves…

SWE
SWE
June 2, 2012 10:52 PM
Reply to  Rosalina

Yep,agreed.Mario should stick with being giant now.

Toblet
Toblet
June 4, 2012 11:24 AM
Reply to  Rosalina

That would be too much work for Nintendo to handle. The characters should maybe get 1 or 2 new moves, but that’s it. I’d prefer the time to be spent more effectively on the storyline and new characters.

HoneyQueenWiggler7
HoneyQueenWiggler7
June 3, 2012 5:33 AM

Where’s countdown to E3: Luigi’s Mansion 2?

SWE
SWE
June 3, 2012 9:11 AM

I think Dry Bones may get involoved in Luigi’s Mansion 2.

SWE
SWE
June 3, 2012 9:13 AM
Reply to  SWE

Also instead of Boolossus dressing up as Bowser.Well Boolossus should dress up as Dry Bowser when he gets angry during the boss battle.

Disco Romance
Disco Romance
June 4, 2012 2:35 AM

Sakurai just finished with Kid Icarus: Uprising only a few months ago, they just started development on the new Smash Bros. Expecting it this year would be expecting too much. There are plenty of other games to showcase, and besides, even if they wanted to debut a “first look” for Smash Bros., what would they even have to show?

There MAY BE a teaser to tell the public it is in development, but I wouldn’t expect anything more. E3 2013 will definitely feature Smash Bros. and I am willing to bet a holiday 2014 release.

Rosalina4President
Rosalina4President
October 19, 2012 8:15 PM

I think Daisy and Waluigi Must be in this Super Samsh Bros. as playable characters while Toad and probably Rosalina will appear as Assist Trophies.
Then Toad, Boo and Koopa Kid will be Playable Fighters in Super Samsh Bros. 5.

Dry Bowser rules!
Dry Bowser rules!
November 10, 2012 4:54 PM

I like your idea, but it’s very unlikely (well, except for Waluigi-he MIGHT appear…)

Raymondochoa13
Raymondochoa13
November 22, 2012 12:25 PM

why dont they put in shadow from the sonic games he would be a good choice for the game

Phredryk
Phredryk
November 29, 2012 9:26 AM

I would also really like to see some input from SE