Week 77: Super Smash Bros. Official Site Updates

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We are in the final week before release in Japan! Get your copy now and Settle It In Smash!! if you haven’t done so already!

The official website for the two upcoming Super Smash Bros. titles is once again making updates on a regular basis. Similar to the Super Smash Bros. Dojo for Brawl, the official website will post images from both games five times a week. We’re in the home stretch, but Sakurai hasn’t really been all that clear with regards to when the PoTDs will end – rest assured that we will bring you the latest information regardless!

 

Monday, December 1

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When you play Master Orders in Special Orders mode, you will need to use a certain amount of gold to buy a ticket to enter. If you win the challenge, you’ll get a reward determined by the difficulty level. The challenges may sound simple, but playing them on Very Hard is quite challenging.

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On the other hand, the rules in Crazy Orders are very different. You’ll earn one turn for every win, and each turn gets harder and harder. Some of your accumulated damage will get carried over. Crazy Hand will challenge you after 2 turns, so you’ll earn your rewards if you beat him. The final battle will be an HP battle and the more accumulated damage you have, the more HP you’ll have in the fight…so the trick is to be a little risky.

 

Tuesday, December 2

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Two-player options were added to a wide range of modes in this game.
-Classic
-All-Star
-Events
-Home-Run Contest (up to four players)
-Multi-Man Smash (up to four players)
-Target Blast (up to four players)
-Trophy Rush
-Online Team Battles
Have fun with your siblings and friends.

 

Wednesday, December 3

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Some characters were displayed flat in their original games, so we made some trophies flat as well. For example, flat trophies from Rhythm Heaven and WarioWare…

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Strike different poses when viewed from behind!! The designers made these from scratch for this game–thank you, designers. There are other trophies that may strike a completely different pose, and some may not even show their backs at all.

 

Thursday, December 4

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To train your amiibo, it’s important to give them hands-on time in battles. If you play against your amiibo with the same character, you can act as its teacher and help them learn moves easier. That said, it’s also important to “feed” your amiibo equipment so you can make them stronger and give them special abilities.

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The effects in red show when a special ability will have a negative impact, but this is not necessarily a bad thing since the equipment might raise your amiibo’s overall stats. It’s also important to note that there’s a limit on how much you can level an amiibo no matter how much you keep feeding it. However, you can change their balance of attack, defense, and speed.

 

Friday, December 5

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Tomorrow, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U will be released in Japan! The players in Japan had to wait a bit longer for their release, but then again, they did get the 3DS version first. We were glad to be able to release this game in the Americas just in time for Thanksgiving in the United States.

Pic of the day has continued since E3 2013, and I would like to bring this series to a close today. A total of 384 posts and roughly 500 screenshots have been posted, and there’s even more screenshots if you count the ones I’ve posted for different regions. The origins of pic of the day was sharing one picture a day of the game in development inside the company. It started out just as a small bonus for the staff. However, once we started sharing pictures with the public, it was a much tougher process. We had to be more careful to choose appropriate pictures to post while keeping a consistant schedule regardless of how busy we got, all while some people only wanted new information from my posts. It’s nice to finally be able to get one weight off of my shoulders. But, we promised to create Mewtwo as a playable character, so I can’t relax too much yet. I hope you’ll look forward to Mewtwo joining the battle!

 

 

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Sea Slug and Wagashi
Sea Slug and Wagashi
December 5, 2014 1:33 PM

What happened to December 31? I WAS LOOKING FORWARD TO THAT CHRISTMAS POTD! Then again, Sakurai has been working his butt off (glances at avatar) for this game, so its good to know that’s he’s starting to chillax a bit.

AgentDuplighost
AgentDuplighost
December 5, 2014 1:34 PM

I just had a crazy idea! What if their was a new Smash adventure mode, but it didn’t follow the main characters? Instead, their were new personalities created from the existing characters, and it was a big adventure to take down a threat that has taken over one of Smash’s gods? To tell the truth, me and CamoCaps have already started working on it!

Mewtwofan998
Mewtwofan998
December 5, 2014 1:34 PM

Wow 77 weeks! That was amazing period, but with sadness we say good bye to Pic of The Day 🙁

Zympherior
December 5, 2014 1:58 PM

And 78 weeks later (remember the week were Sakurai rested :P), we see the very end of the PotD. Well, I really liked it but everything has an end… Now I’m going to wait for another 3DS CN that I can compete in like I always did before the PotDs. 😛

Mewtwofan998
Mewtwofan998
December 5, 2014 2:04 PM
Reply to  Zympherior

Why everything good has to end? :/

PeachNirvana
PeachNirvana
December 5, 2014 2:05 PM

I’ve been coming to Mario Party Legacy for the POTD’s for almost every weekday morning for the past year. I’ll miss it so much… The only thing to do is…












SETTLE IT IN SMASH. :'( I’ll miss you, POTD.

Person McPerson
Person McPerson
December 5, 2014 3:29 PM

whoooooooooooooo!!!!!!!

Person McPerson
Person McPerson
December 5, 2014 3:30 PM

wow, time goes by fast…. if feels like Week 30 was yesterday…

KinopioToad
KinopioToad
December 5, 2014 4:52 PM

Is-Is that it? No more? Does it have to end this way? 🙁

Bowser498
December 5, 2014 5:34 PM

Just want to say something to everyone…
I enjoyed looking at the Smash pics of the day; it was so much fun discussing it with you guys! If you are leaving after, I would like to say goodbye, but if you are staying, that will be great. As much as you guys love Smash, I will always miss these pics of the day… And yes, I will always be staying at MPL! 😀

CuriousUser
CuriousUser
December 5, 2014 5:50 PM

384 Posts? What about these REAL Pic of the Day Posts made on 7/8/13, 1/10/13, 18/12/13, 13/2/14, 8/4/14, 10/6/14, 14/7/14, and 29/8/14?

Vipsoccermaster
December 5, 2014 6:00 PM

Thank you, Sakurai, for all the pictures and information you have provided to us about Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U! You deserve a break, and hope your shoulder recovers!

MagiKooper
MagiKooper
December 5, 2014 6:39 PM

Well, Sakurai has stepped down from Smash King for good and the PotD has come to an end.

The question on my mind now is……..What happens next?

Spiny Bro
Spiny Bro
December 5, 2014 7:22 PM

The pics were great, my Rayman is not in, but who knows, I enjoys passing time with you guys, I am not leaving, never! Sakurai take your time to recoger and when tou feel better, do whatever game you want, sad you can’t relax to much with mewtwo, but if you are doing two characters, I hope the other one is Rayman.

8B1T
8B1T
December 5, 2014 8:03 PM

Hmm, looks like they’re running a photo contest on the Director’s Room: https://miiverse.nintendo.net/posts/AYMHAAACAAADVHhqLGnHqA

Our plan for Community PoTD will proceed regardless.

Mother4Ever
Mother4Ever
December 6, 2014 7:23 AM

Oh yeah the SBOTD winner is…….. Captain Falcon

MarioMaster810
MarioMaster810
December 6, 2014 7:36 AM

Who’s excited for Mewtwo next Spring? 😉

Kirbylover490
December 6, 2014 6:12 PM
Reply to  MarioMaster810

ME! Can’t wait to see his Final Smash! (Which will be mega-evolving, obviously, the question is which- Mega Mewtwo X or Y?

Kirbylover490
December 6, 2014 8:00 AM

I don’t think everyone needs to link Miiverse posts, because You can copy & paste pics when you’re on the Web Version

ImpaDude
December 6, 2014 8:00 AM

And now comes my decision. Well, I don’t know. I mean I have so many friends in this site, but there isnt as much news anymore. Now news will be as frequent as letters in the 1700’s. I don’t know what I’ll do, the idea sounds cool, but I just don’t know… I’ll think about it, odds are I’ll probably stay but not as frequent

Kirbylover490
December 6, 2014 8:02 AM
Reply to  ImpaDude

That’s what a lot of people are doing

HolidayLuma520
December 6, 2014 1:49 PM
Reply to  ImpaDude

Yeah, I remember when there was hardly any posts, and every day I’d check, just to be disappointed. Then the Super Mario Survivors and PotD came…and now they’re gone…

ImpaDude
December 6, 2014 8:14 AM

Saying goodbye to the POTD’s is hard, it really will be weird not having a piece of news every day. Over a year of that is going to be hard to unadjust to. Soon, we’ll go back to the days of where mario kart 7 was releasing soon and posts were monthly if we were lucky. Even going to when we only waited for just mario party new on mario party 9. It really brings back the nostolgia from a while back . It seems like just yesterday I discovered the grumble volcano ultra shortcut. Oh well, goodbye POTD’s, another… Read more »

Kirbylover490
December 6, 2014 8:17 AM
Reply to  ImpaDude

*Sob* So true……

CuriousUser
CuriousUser
December 7, 2014 4:54 AM
Reply to  ImpaDude

Getting more and more news each week, and expecting new MPL Posts every week, Compared to Other Games that were Upcomg. Now things are going to be back the way it was before E3 2013. Each Staff is Unique for Certain Posts: *SZ: Main Contributor of Mario and Nintendo News and Updates. *VSM: Posts Release Date News. *SS: Lost Level Podcasts each Weekend with 4 other MPL Users. *YM: Weekly Community Night newsman/host each Weekend. *TT: Shares his Questions and Opinions. *8B1T: Not sure what to expect from him now. I’m amazed by what we had over the Past 18… Read more »

Sup
Sup
December 7, 2014 9:24 AM
Reply to  CuriousUser

Isn’t 8B1T a girl?

ImpaDude
December 7, 2014 2:12 PM
Reply to  Sup

no, i heard him on the Lost Levels Podcast before, and he’s said it a couple times.

RobinFTW
RobinFTW
December 7, 2014 6:55 AM
Reply to  ImpaDude

Hey ImpaDude, will you continue your quiz?

Blizzard
Blizzard
December 6, 2014 8:19 AM

Just want to say how many good laughs and times I’ve had with the POTD’s and how sad I am to see them go…

MKKINGZ
MKKINGZ
December 6, 2014 11:29 AM

My last comment on POTDs goodbye

CuriousUser
CuriousUser
December 7, 2014 4:34 AM
Sup
Sup
December 7, 2014 9:28 AM

Thanks for the support, Sakurai. I enjoyed when you deconfirmed someone that everyone wants.

Mewtwofan998
Mewtwofan998
December 7, 2014 10:49 AM

I’m still guessing that Daisy is a possible DLC , because she has 2 trophys!

DetectiveDuplighost
DetectiveDuplighost
December 7, 2014 12:14 PM
Reply to  Mewtwofan998

I don’t know… Sakurai said that if the series even goes on, it will be with a different director, so we may or may not get pic of the days if there IS an SSB5.

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