Super Smash Bros. is a fighting game series published by Nintendo and featuring a variety of Nintendo and third-party characters. The franchise was created by Masahiro Sakurai who has directed every game in the series so far.
The gameplay of Smash Bros differs from most traditional fighting games in that the objective is to knock opponents off the stage instead of depleting their life bar.
The original Super Smash Bros was released in 1999 for the Nintendo 64 console. The second title in the series, Melee was released in 2001 for the GameCube and was the best-selling game on that system. Brawl was released in 2008 for the Wii. The fourth game in the series was released for the Nintendo 3Ds and Wii U in 2014. The fifth, and current, installment of the franchise Ultimate, was released in 2018 for the Nintendo Switch.
The series has been developed by several companies, with the first two being developed by HAL Laboratory while several companies worked on Brawl. Bandai Namco and Sora Ltd., developed Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Earlier today, Nintendo revealed the first official Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament that will take place in 2021. While the company has painted themselves as the bad guy to the vast majority of the esports scene after shutting down a major tournament last year, that isn't really stopping the company from carrying out their own events […]
Nintendo decided to show off more of Sephiroth from Final Fantasy VII in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate today, along with other additions. During a livestream on their social media channels, we got a first-hand look at how the character plays, as well as new costumes being added to the game. We'll let the game's director, […]
During The Game Awards 2020, Nintendo Revealed Final Fantasy VII's Sephiroth will be coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The character was a total surprise out of the blue with a stunning trailer that showed Mario nearly getting hit with The Masamune, which is a phrase I never thought I'd be writing when it came […]
Super Smash Bros. Melee fans have a new reason to be mad at Nintendo as one of their biggest events was given the axe. The Big House is one of the biggest and longest-running Melee tournaments in the country, and while the world is currently suffering from the COVID-19 pandemic, they were determined to continue […]
This morning, Nintendo presented a much-longer video for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate going over the new Minecraft additions. The video was hosted by series creator and director Masahiro Sakuri, still from his home in a video recorded back in August 2020 as COVID-19 is still rampant in Japan as it is almost everywhere else in […]
Nintendo threw another shocker at Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fans today as it was revealed Minecraft is coming to the game. This morning the company teased a teaser for what would be the next character added to the game, and they did a fantastic job of trolling their audience. The big rumor going into this […]
Nintendo released a brand new update this evening for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, as the 8.0 patch changes a lot of things for the roster. Below we have the complete list of changes for all of the fighters, in order of Fighter, Move, and the change that's been made. These were put into the game […]
After months of wondering who would be added next, we found out Min Min from ARMS is the next Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fighter. After game director Masahiro Sakurai gave us a slight tour from his home and boasted he was the first Nintendo rep to do an announcement from home, we got to see […]
Well, if you ever needed confirmation as to who is being added to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate next, Nintendo did it for you. This morning the company announced that they would in fact be revealing the latest character coming to the name on June 22nd, and confirmed that the character is from the ARMS universe. […]
It looks like we'll be hearing about a new character coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate soon according to Nintendo's website. Several people have picked up on this brand new listing on the amiibo page, where if you scroll down enough to the S-section, you'll see a Coming Soon option between Sonic The Hedgehog and […]
There's a new event headed to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate this week, according to the official Japanese Twitter account for the game. It's called the "Shining Crown, Glittering Tiara" event, and it revolves around a series of characters who wear crowns and tiaras. As the event image implies, the game's Spirit Board will be populated […]
Super Smash Bros. is one of the most popular games to come out of the Nintendo universe. This crossover fighting game has won over countless fans worldwide and has become one of the most popular tournament games. As someone who's played Smash for a very long time now, I've always adjusted fairly easily to whichever […]
Have you been ruminating over who the next possible Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fighter may be? Wonder no more – at least, in terms of the game represented. During the latest Nintendo Direct Mini, Nintendo confirmed that the next character that would be coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate would be from the game ARMS. Unfortunately, […]
If you were hoping to get your hands on the new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighter Pass soon, you might end up a bit disappointed. Masahiro Sakurai had previously noted that the new Fighter Pass had been scheduled to debut later in 2020. However, with the global pandemic that is the Coronavirus outbreak, there could […]
Remember a couple of weeks ago when we talked about to Super Smash Bros. Melee rules change all the time? yeah… that happened again. If you're not familiar with the concept of Wobbling, there's a lengthy wiki article here that will go further in-depth that we're about it. But the shorthand is that the Ice […]
There's been a lot of talk the past couple of weeks about trying to get Nintendo to support the Super Smash Bros. esports scene. And while the intentions are good from a lot of people in the community, the unfortunate pill that players, organizers, and fans have to swallow is that Nintendo has no intention […]
If you believe the latest gossip from the rumor mill, it seems Nintendo wanted Sora from Kingdom Hearts as a character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. While its no secret that Nintendo hit up many companies to get the roster they have today in the series, you had to know not everyone was going to […]
In a decision we're sure will divide the fanbase and annoy Waluigi fans, Byleth from Fire Emblem: Three Houses comes to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The character will officially be added to the game on January 28th, so less than two weeks away. The character incorporates costumes, moves, and even a little bit of lore […]
Well, folks, today is the last day that we will have any sort of doubts as to whether or not Waluigi is in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for the Nintendo Switch. We at Bleeding Cool reported yesterday that a new Smash Ultimate-centric livestream is happening tomorrow, within which it's a very safe bet that Nintendo will be […]
It looks like Nintendo is going to continue teasing us with game-specific livestreams as Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is getting one this week. After the Pokémon Direct that took place last week, we were basically expecting Nintendo to reveal a date and time for the next primary Nintendo Direct feed. Instead, they announced there would […]