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Yesterday we polled our viewers to see which cut character from Brawl you'll miss most in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U (Snake has a solid lead currently), so it's only fair we talk about the other side of the story, and that's the fact that lots of exciting new characters have been added into the newest versions of Smash

For the sake of keeping this "all-new," we're leaving out characters that were previously playable as part of another character, such as Sheik and Charizard. Click below to cast your vote, and don't forget to check out our comprehensive guide on how to unlock everything in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS!

Week three of the Nintendo eShop Super Smashing Sale has just kicked off, and that means we have a new list of discounted games. Each week Nintendo discounts a handful of games featuring characters that are playable in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U. Week one was full of great deals on Mario games and Zelda and Mega Man starred in week two. The lineup is a little slimmer this week, but some Pokémon spin-off games, the original Metroid, and Wii Fit U are all on sale right now through September 25. Hit the jump for the full lineup!

Bravely Default
Still considering picking up Square Enix’s latest 3DS offering, Bravely Default? If so, this spoiler free, chapter-by-chapter, informal and unfiltered review is just the thing for you!

Square Enix’s acclaimed Final Fantasy spin-off JRPG Bravely Default opens with our four heroes, Tiz, Agnés, Edea and Ringabel, setting out on a journey guided by the enigmatic writings of a mysterious journal belonging to “D.”

Here Dathen provides his own rendition of D’s journal, helping you to decide whether it's worth-your-while to embark on this controversial and polarizing gaming experience, but unlike the Square Enix and Silicon Studio development team, he’ll try not to repeat everything over and over.

Oh boy, who would think that even after the release of Super Smash Bros. there would be huge news regarding cut characters. After endless amounts of images of the official final roster for the game flooded the internet, something has arisen regarding one very special character that never made a return in what can possibly be considered the most hyped game of the year, next to Destiny. A source that is close to Hideo Kojima has confirmed to Fox Weekly that Snake would not only not be returning to Smash, but apparently Masahiro Sakurai didn't show any interest in putting the character back into the game in the first place. You can read more about this by clicking down below!

This week's episode of our news recap show is here, and boy was there a lot to cover. From the laughably bad Xbox One launch in Japan up through the sale of Minecraft company Mojang to Microsoft, we've got your back. Be sure to check out the video if you want a quick recap of the last week in gaming news, or if you just want a good ol' chuckle.

And remember to submit your entries for our Super Smash Bros. fan art competition! We're hosting a free giveaway of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, so if you didn't know that was happening, be sure to enter while you can!


Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is officially released in Japan, and I've looked around on the internet to figure out how to unlock every single secret in the game! Of course, we don't want you to head inside if you're worried about spoilers. We're going to be updating this guide soon with more official information about stages, trophies, music, and whatever other unlockables there may be in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, so be sure to bookmark this page and keep checking back as the game gets closer to its international release!

With Super Smash Bros. for 3DS now available in Japan, we know the game's full roster. Lots of newcomers like Greninja and the Villager spice things up, but there were also some characters from Brawl that didn't make the cut and had to be left behind. Charziard is now his own character, but the Pokémon Trainer has been removed, so Squirtle and Ivysaur are gone. Snake, Wolf, and Lucas were all cut as well, and the Ice Climbers had to be cut for technical reasons. Of all the Brawl characters who won't return for the new Smash, which one will you miss the most? Hit the jump to cast your vote!

Canada is in for very special (and very exclusive) treat that is going to coincide with the launch of Super Smash Bros. for the 3DS. Super Smash Club is an official Nintendo community that is exclusive to Canada. According to the website, it's a way for Smash fans across Canada to engage in different events and contests.

Head inside to learn more, as well as to watch a video starring everyone's favorite Reggie!

The Media Create sales for the past week in Japan have arrived, showing us the top-selling software and hardware. Unsurprisingly, based on yesterday's report, Super Smash Bros. for 3DS is sitting at the top with over 940,000 sales. Nintendo asserts that total sales (digital included) for the first two days exceeded one million. Unfortunately, this provided only a small boost to 3DS hardware, but it still took the number one spot. PlayStation 4 sales more than tripled from the launch of Destiny, which chimed in at number two (and number three) on the charts. Here's the full breakdown.

With the recent reveal of the Super Smash Bros. for 3DS roster, many fans couldn't help but notice the lack of the Ice Climbers from the lineup. A little over a year ago, we reported on the difficulties of developing Super Smash Bros. for both the 3DS and the Wii U, and it seems those fears regarding character inclusion have come true. According to a recent article in Famitsu, Masahiro Sakurai cited the reason for the Ice Climbers being left out as being that the 3DS lacked the hardware power required to make them run. He also mentioned that series which are unlikely to have another installment were given a lower priority with regards to character inclusions.