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.
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 […]
Nintendo pulled a bit of a surprise on everyone today by releasing the Hero from Dragon Quest earlier than expected into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Originally, it looked like they had slated the release for August 4th to happen at the end of EVO 2019, but the news came down today that the character is […]
In case you'd like to know how the Hero from Dragon Quest will play before he's dropped into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Nintendo will be showing him off. The Nintendo Versus Twitter account posted a notice yesterday letting fans know that they'll be doing a special livestream on Tuesday, July 30th. It's not a Nintendo […]
It looks like we now know when the Dragon Quest characters will come to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and it's a date we all could have predicted anyway. If you didn't already know, the next DLC character coming to the game will be the Hero from the Dragon Quest series, with a few different skins […]
Further proving what a "class act" they can be, the Smash Bros. community is harassing a 15-year-old girl for beating a pro at an esports tournament. Harassment within the Smash community is well documented on multiple websites, including ours. If you'd like a refresher course, you can read this article, this one, and this one […]
While the move to get Banjo-Kazooie into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate seems like it was a perfect fit that made sense, making them look the part was very different. Rare posted a blog yesterday talking about their time at E3 2019 and all of the happenings they witnessed. For a part of it, they discussed […]
You might recall that Nintendo offered up the Piranha Plant as a free character download for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Well, that offer is going away soon. Essentially, you could get the character totally free to the roster if you purchased the game and registered it before January 31st. A LOT of people actually did […]
While it's not exactly hell freezing over, the bear-bird combo of Banjo-Kazooie's inclusion in Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for the Switch was easily one of the most shocking moments of the 2019 E3 during the company's presentation. Banjo-Kazooie was originally an Nintendo 64 title developed by Rare when Nintendo still had major stake in […]
Over the weekend, Nintendo crowned several new champions in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Splatoon 2, and Super Mario Maker 2 at E3 2019. Super Mario Maker 2 Invitational 2019 AbdallahSmash026 defeated The Completionist by navigating imaginative courses created by the Nintendo Treehouse staff. The final match came down to the wire, as both players had to […]