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Nintendo aired the Smash Bros. Direct last night, an entire forty-minute stream of nonstop news for the next games in the Super Smash Bros. series. We've filled up nearly four pages of stories just with the information in that one video—but that's a ton of stuff for you guys to look through, so we decided to gather it all up in one easy-to-read index.

Head inside to find everything you'll ever need to know about last night's Smash Bros. Direct!

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and for Nintendo 3DS are coming out later this year, and director Masahiro Sakurai concluded last night's Smash Bros. Direct with a gorgeous little trailer which recaps all of the currently-announced fighters for the next two Smash games.

Of course, at the real end of the Direct we got a surprise announcement that Charizard and Greninja, both from the Pokémon series, will appear on the next Smash roster—but this little promotional video came before the two Pokémon were revealed, and thus excludes them

It's a gorgeous trailer with some wonderful music, so if you've ever enjoyed the Smash Bros. series, head inside and give it a watch!

Sure, items are awesome in the Super Smash Bros. series, but there's two groups of items that tower above all the rest: Assist Trophies and Pokéballs. Whenever you see one appear on a stage, there's an instant urge to drop whatever you were doing and dash to pick it up, releasing whatever strange being it might hold. Will you unleash Lyn to deal a devastating sword slash? Entei to consume your enemies in flames? A Nintendog to obscure everyone's view? ...Goldeen?

Well, Sakurai knows just how important these items are to Smash fans, so today's Nintendo Direct made sure to devote individual segments specifically towards those two types of items. Many of them were already revealed, but there were some new faces among the crowd—and a brand new type of Pokéball thrown into the mix as well! Head past the jump for more details, as well as both video segments.

Tonight's Super Smash Bros. Nintendo Direct revealed so much information and features about the upcoming titles. My mind is still reeling from it, even having just rewatched it in its entirety. While the characters and stages are always hot topics of discussion, our generous host Masahiro Sakurai also took plenty of time to discuss and show off the mechanics that always make a Smash Bros. match so chaotic and unpredictable: the items. From the Smart Bomb to the Ray Gun to the Hammer, no entry in this series would be complete without a wide assortment of items stolen from other Nintendo franchises and brought together in one place.

Part of the Nintendo Direct displayed numerous such items in action, some old and some new, some already revealed and some never-before-seen. Head past the jump to watch that segment of the Direct!

We have had a slew of new information about how the new characters play, and what their move sets will be from the recent Nintendo Direct. Sakurai went into detail or has shown footage of how Rosalina, Mega Man, Wii Fit Trainer, the Villager, and Little Mac will play and what their movesets are. Some of the information includes that Little Mac is stronger on the ground and not in midair combat, and every single attack Mega Man has is a special ability he has gained from multiple Robot Masters from the old games.

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At the very end of the Nintendo Direct they showed off a new trailer that focused on Charizard coming back as the 28th playable character. While the trailer showed him off being 100% awesome, they also showed a new opponent hiding in the shadows. It was revealed that a new fighter has entered the ring—Greninja, one of the new Pokémon from Pokémon X and Y will be a playable fighter in the next game as well. Charizard will also be able to transform into his Mega Evolution, which will probably be a Final Smash of sorts.

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As we all know, tonight was a big night for Nintendo fans; we finally received a slew of new Super Smash Brothers information in the form of a direct focused exclusively on the crossover fighting franchise. Just like the E3 blowout last year, we've assembled a team of YouTube Smash speculators to talk about the new info and what it could mean for the game to come.

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During today's Super Smash Bros. Nintendo Direct, director Masahiro Sakurai announced the 3DS version will have an exclusive mode called "Smash Run." In Smash Run, up to four players will be let loose in a huge map full of power ups and lesser Nintendo baddies like Donkey Kong's Kremlings. After a five minutes of gathering upgrades, players will be whisked into the battlefield to duke it out old-fashioned Smash Bros. style, with all the items and power-ups they gathered intact. The exploration map is full of a huge variety of enemies, from Goombas to Bullet Bills to everything you could find in the Subspace Emissary mode of Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

If you think this sounds a little like City Trail mode from Kirby's Air Ride, you'd be right—Sakurai himself said Smash Run is based off the same idea. City Trial was a blast, so Smash Run should be a fun addition to the 3DS version.

Hey guys! The Smash Bros. Nintendo Direct is set to kick off shortly at 5 P.M. central time. During the Direct, we are supposed to be getting a launch window, as well as more undisclosed information about the titles. Hopefully, we'll get to see some new and returning characters, stages, mechanics, and more!

Want to know where you can watch the Direct? Well, you can watch it right here on Gamnesia! The Direct can be viewed directly above this article; in addition, you can check out the Nintendo Direct hub for the stream and a live chat. What are you guys hoping to see?

Reusing tracks from prior Mario Kart games is nothing new in the Mario Kart series, and often people appreciate this as their favorite tracks get re-imagined with some new details. This is especially so for Cheep Cheep Beach, originally a DS era Mario Kart track. GameXplain has cobbled together a direct head-to-head comparison video of the revamped track in Mario Kart 8 for Wii U versus the original track on the Nintendo DS. Head inside to see the results!