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Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS will launch on October 3, and many retailers will hold midnight release events, but if you live in New York (or don't mind a long drive), you can score the first ever handheld Smash a little early. Nintendo has announced that they will start selling the game early during their pre-launch event at the Nintendo World Store. Attendees of the event will be able to start playing Smash when it goes on sale at 8:00pm. The rest of us unlucky saps will have to wait another four hours (or more, depending on your time zone), but soon we'll all be able to settle it in Smash.

Earlier this month we learned that Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS will not support the Circle Pad Pro. This was a little disappointing for some fans as New Nintendo 3DS can simulate the GameCube C-stick with its second, smaller slider pad, but regular 3DS users won't be able to do the same, giving them a disadvantage in battles. As it turns out, this was unfortunately due to an unavoidable hardware issue. Click below to see why.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS has been holding back a secret from players and those awaiting the release. That secret is that players definitely shouldn't hold back their smash attacks as their percentage reaches high numbers.

For those who haven't played any Super Smash Bros. games and have no idea what that means; rather than having a health bar when fighting, players are given percentages. 0% is the equivalent of not having been attacked or hurt yet. The higher your percentage, the closer you are to a one-hit knockout.

However, in the upcoming Smash Bros. for 3DS, a higher percentage now means that your heavy attacks deal greater knockback.

Don't believe me? Click on the jump below and you'll see the validity of my statement.

Dan Adelman has been a key player at Nintendo of America for nearly a decade. As head of digital content and development Adelman was the man in charge of Nintendo's indie program, reaching out to make sure that games like Shovel Knight, Cave Story, and World of Goo make it to Nintendo eShop. Recently, he announced that he had decided to part ways with Nintendo, but his work with indie developers continues. 

Adelman continues to help indie developers with the business and marketing end of the industry, and recently announced Axiom Verge as his first post-Nintendo project. We caught up with him for an interview and discussed life at Nintendo, life after Nintendo, the state of the indie market, and more. Check it all out by clicking below!

We recently caught up with Dan Adelman, Nintendo's former head of digital content and development, for an interview. During the discussion (the full version will be made available soon!) we got on the topic of Nintendo's recent history of questionable naming choices. 

There was a lot of confusion early on over the Wii U brand (a name that Dan believes sliced potential sales of the console in half) and I've expressed in the past that I believe New Nintendo 3DS is a name that will cause confusion for consumers. I asked Dan what he thought of the name, and I got quite a chuckle out of his response. Check it out by clicking below!

Dan Adelman has been a major player at Nintendo of America for quite some time. Serving as the head of digital content and development for nine years, Dan worked hand in hand with indie development teams to bring hits like Shovel Knight and Cave Story to 3DS and Wii U, but he recently chose to leave the company and work independently. We recently caught up with Dan for an interview (which you'll be able to read in full soon!), and one of the things he revealed is that he has burned no bridges with Nintendo. Hit the jump to see what he had to say!

The New 3DS launches in Japan on October 11th, and to build awareness and hype, Nintendo has launched a new trailer starring fashion model and singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. The trailer shows off the new device's "kisekai plates," which translates to "dress-up plates", by playing dress-up with several of Nintendo's own stars. The system's website, "Try! Kisekae," has a feature that will let you try out different combinations of plates before purchasing a system. It looks like the New 3DS will have a lot more customizability than its predecessor. This will also likely mean there will be event-specific plates rather than whole systems, which would make justifying bundles a little easier.

See the trailer after the jump.

Masahiro Sakurai continues to reveal more and more details about the upcoming Super Smash Bros. games for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U as the release dates draw closer. He recently posted an image to Miiverse of the Boxing Ring stage in the 3DS and explained that you can manually switch between the Smash Bros. version of the stage and the Punch Out! version. 

"For the Boxing Ring, if you select the stage while holding down the L Button, you can play on the Smash Bros. version of the stage. If you hold down the Y button, you can choose to play on the Punch Out! version These variations are usually selected at random, but this method lets you select them manually" — Masahiro Sakurai 

The Nintendo 3DS version comes out on Friday. Will you be picking it up? What stages are you most excited for? Let us know in the comments! 

If you're looking to spice up your 3DS collection with some quality Zelda games or score a good deal on a Wii U bundle, we've got some good news. Amazon is offering Ocarina of Time 3D and A Link Between Worlds for $10 off each on 3DS. 

Meanwhile, Best Buy is hoping to entice some potential Wii U owners with discounted bundles. You can pick up a Wii U Deluxe Bundle with New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U or a Wii U Deluxe Bundle with Super Mario 3D World and Nintendo Land for $275 each. As the holiday season approaches, we're sure to see plenty of deals, so we'll keep our eyes peeled and keep you up to date!

A new game for the 3DS (and other consoles) has been announced. Unfortunately it's not a Majora's Mask remake or a new Metroid game, but a licensed Duck Dynasty game being published by Activision and developed by Black Lantern Studios, Inc. Click to find out more and see screenshots of the 3DS version!