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Many of us writers are still recovering from the outburst of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U news released as part of the Nintendo Direct yesterday. I'm sure many of you are trying to recover as well, so today's Daily Delib will be a simple one. Out of all the Smash Bros. news announced yesterday, which one story was your favorite and why? If you need a reminder of everything the Direct covered, you can check out our recap!

I, for one, think the Jungle Hijinx stage reveal was the most impressive. New stages are very exciting and can introduce some interesting (and hopefully, fun) mechanics. The dual-plane mechanic provided in Jungle Hijinx will certainly alter how you fight, as it adds another layer of strategy to the game. Let us know your thoughts inside!

My goodness, last night was crazy. Between a whole plethora of new modes, features returning with major updates from past games, and even Mewtwo in Smash, we've learned more than a lot of people can even keep up with! But luckily for you, we've gathered absolutely everything from last night's Super Smash Bros. for Wii U "50-Fact Extravaganza," including all the announcements they've made. We even broke down certain parts of the Direct to find stages, music, and lots of other info that you might have missed!

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With yesterday's Super Smash Bros. Direct, we received a lot of information amount Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. From this Direct, we have compiled a list of all the songs that can be found within the game. There's some we couldn't identify, so if you notice we're missing one, feel free to point it out so we can add it!

If you've checked one of our media outlets over the past few hours, you probably noticed the massive influx of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U news. Nintendo streamed a Smash Bros.-themed Nintendo Direct tonight. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U promises to have something that everyone one can get excited about. Feel free to check out the "50-Fact Extravaganza" right here! If you don't want to sit through the video or just simply prefer a text version, we've got you covered! We've saddled down and corralled every story into one tidy list for you. Check inside to see what you missed!

The 50 facts Direct has given us much more information about Smash Bros for Wii U so far, but one that I'm personally excited for is the ability to change the frequency at which items appear. The slider can be changed to fit your preference and offers four different settings: None, Low, Medium, and High. What do you guys think? Let us know! Personally, I'm so happy! I can't wait to play the Wii U version simply for this feature!

Welcome to the second chapter of Secrets of Skyward Sword. This series digs deep into the game, uncovering mysteries of Zelda lore throughout Hylian history. This week's article takes a look at a mysterious and spiritual parallel world called the Silent Realm that plays a key role in Link's quest in Skyward Sword. Hit the jump to dig in!

Based on reactions to yesterday’s news that I’ve seen lately, it’s clear that the mere fact that we know Nintendo’s next console is in development is causing a big stir. Some people seem really out of touch with how game console generations work—I’ve seen remarks stating the Wii U should last another five years. To put that in perspective, that would make the Wii U a seven-year console, which is longer than any prior Nintendo home console generation… including the Wii. And if a phenomenon like the Wii couldn't keep the same amount of high quality software coming five or six years after its launch, the Wii U certainly wouldn't be able to keep up.

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Yesterday, we reported on the day-one 20 GB update Halo: The Master Chief Collection will have. While 343 opted to go with this download, the alternate option was to launch the game with two discs. Most of the comments are in favor of a two-disc release, but is that truly the better option? I don't believe it is. Head inside to let us know what you think!

Overlooking Prison Island on Eryth Sea

Monolith Soft’s 2010 Japanese-role-playing-game (JRPG) Xenoblade Chronicles has one heck of a story. The acclaimed Wii game’s hundreds of hours of gameplay are loaded with twists and turns, just as the story of its publication outside Japan is a whole tale in itself.

For me personally, Xenoblade Chronicles’ journey to the west is a case study in many of the things wrong with the gaming industry, its fans, game review scores and even our society today. As for the game itself, however, it remains a stellar example of how to do everything right within a JRPG.

Earlier today we discovered that Nintendo is hiring to build new hardware with an emphasis on things like graphics and power. While this could be for their next handheld or the mysterious "Quality of Life devices," the job description and requirements seem to indicate that this is for a new home console. Wii U has been out for a little less than two years now, but sluggish sales have some gamers, developers, and industry analysts calling for them to cut its life short and hurry up with a successor. We want to hear your opinions. When should Nintendo launch a new home console? Hit the jump to join the discussion!