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.
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 […]
One of the biggest issues in the Smash Bros. community is that a lot of the esports tournaments out there tend to not pay out that well. If at all. A lot of the tournaments that are played in the minor circuits, all the way up to major tournaments where you see the biggest competitors. […]
A new interview reveals that it was more of a challenge to add the Dragon Quest Hero to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate than we thought. In an interview with Nintendo Dream, both Dragon Quest XI producer Hokuto Okamoto and director Takeshi Uchikawa were asked about the character's inclusion into the Smash series. Turns out, it […]
Those who have been screaming that Super Smash Bros. Melee is the best will be getting a special event in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Pro players like ZeRo noticed a new event promotion within the game, showing that there is a Melee tournament event on the way. The event will kick off on January 3rd […]
The upcoming Pokémon Sword & Shield Super Smash Bros. Invitational will be hosted by Former Pokémon World Champion Wolfe "Wolfey" Glick. Glick has decided to put an end to 2019 with a special tournament. The tournament will consist of eight teams of two, with each team getting one Pokémon player attempting to train the Smash player in VGC competitive […]
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is getting a visit from some tactical and creepy people this week as Resident Evil arrives on the Spirit Board. The word came down on the game's official Twitter account this week, as Chris, Leon, Wesker, and Jill will be int he game starting on November 29th and will be there […]
Those of you who would like to see more Pokémon in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate are getting your wish this weekend. Nintendo made an announcement that starting back on Friday for five days, they will be having special Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield creatures appear on the Spirit Board for people to snag. Much like […]
The latest DLC fighter for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is here: Terry Bogard. The popular SNK character arrived today in the game with the addition of patch 6.0. Game director Masahiro Sakurai took to an official video breaking down the character's new moves. All was revealed during a 45-minute livestream on Wednesday, which showed off […]
Ever since DLC characters were announced for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, people have been begging to get Goku from Dragon Ball to be in the game. Unfortunately, it has not happened and there's been no indication that it would. This week, game director Masahiro Sakurai has decided to dash your dreams by telling you it's […]
Cool news for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate players as Nintendo has brought back the Home Run Contest mode to the game in a new update. The mode came with the latest 5.0 patch to the game that was released this week, and was very quietly added tot he game after the Nintendo Direct video. In […]
Terry Bogard was revealed as Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's fourth DLC fighter on Wednesday's Nintendo Direct. He's set to launch sometime in November 2019. While it wasn't stated outright in the Direct, given the other DLC characters, it's safe to assume the Terry DLC pack will cost $5.99 and include a new stage and additional […]
Attentive Super Smash Bros Ultimate fans have discovered a copyright for the SNK Corporation at the bottom of Nintendo's official Fourth Challenger Pack DLC page. Fans are extrapolating that it could mean the currently unknown upcoming Smash Bros fighter could hail from an SNK produced franchise like Metal Slug, Samurai Showdown, or King of Fighters. The SNK […]
Nintendo officially announced this morning that they will be holding global tournaments in Japan for Splatoon 2 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The tournament will be held at Nintendo Live 2019 in Kyoto, Japan on October 12th, but before that, we need some qualifying rounds. Both games will be holding Online Open qualifiers this month […]