Masahiro Sakurai

Sakurai teases two new game modes for Smash Bros. Wii U

In his daily Miiverse updates, Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai posted an image of two new game modes for the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros. Upon further inspection, the two modes are single-player options, but the titles are blurred out only showing Master and Crazy with Master Hand in each section. Sakurai only stated in his Miiverse post, “Now, what mode is this…?!” T...

I want to believe: Ridley in Smash Bros.

If you have been listening to Infendo Radio for the past year, you will know that with any mention of playable characters in the Wii U and 3DS versions of Super Smash Bros., I tend to grasp at straws for possible roster additions. Some have been true while others have been de-confirmed with the swift iron fist of Masahiro Sakurai himself. But, the one addition that I’ve been clamoring for wi...

Rumor: Possible Smash Bros. roster leak

We are almost a month away from the release of the 3DS version of Super Smash Bros, which means any last roster reveals from Masahiro Sakurai or Nintendo could pop up soon. However, that hasn’t stopped an anonymous poster from sharing what he or she claims to be the full Super Smash Bros. 3DS/Wii U roster. According to a well-documented thread on NeoGAF, several forum members have posted ima...

Super Smash Bros. Main Menu Screen Revealed!

  Here’s another sneak peek at Super Smash Bros. for the 3DS: the Main Menu Screen! Looks like there will be several features (most of which have already been revealed so far) to satisfy your Smash needs. One notable feature looks to be the connectivity with the Wii U. The icons are also animated and the bottom screen displays pictures that match each mode! If you’ve played Kid Ic...

Tomodachi Life stage in Smash Bros. 3DS reminiscent of Brawl’s Luigi’s Mansion

  You must have JavaScript enabled on your device to view Miiverse posts that have been embedded in a website. View post in Miiverse. Masahiro Sakurai’s Super Smash Bros. pic of the day reveals a new stage for the Nintendo 3DS version of the game inspired by Tomodachi Life. As you can see in the screen above, it’s the apartment building from the quirky life sim game, with four roo...

Complete 3DS Smash Bros. roster and stages to be revealed on August 12th

Hot off the recent reveal of three characters (two new and one returning) for the fourth and fifth iterations of the Smash Bros. franchise, a Japanese publication titled CoroCoro will offer more insight to the full roster. According to the publication, they will have a full exclusive of the complete 3DS Smash Bros. roster and stages on August 12th. Now, the 3DS and Wii U versions of Super Smash Br...

Rayman trophy revealed for Smash Bros.

Smash Bros. head honcho Masahiro Sakurai revealed earlier today a new Smash trophy on Miiverse. To the surprise of many, the trophy is that of a third party character: Rayman. Not to be confused with an assist trophy, this in-game collectable trophy was actually designed by Ubisoft themselves and not Sakurai’s team. The trophy reveal came a few hours before the Smash Bros. website was to ann...

A Smash Bros. fan’s Sakurai posters are a thing of beauty

  While sifting through the tips we get emailed to us from Infendo readers, I was intrigued by the subject line of one I received this morning: Masahiro Sakurai LEGEND Poster. I immediately clicked and was enthralled by artist Joshua Redfearn’s attached images, which are a tribute to famed Super Smash Bros. designer Masahiro Sakurai.  Titled “LEGEND,” Redfearn’s poster...

Debut trailer of Pac-Man in Super Smash Bros.

As posted earlier on Infendo, Nintendo and Masahiro Sakurai confirmed during an E3 roundtable this evening that Pac-Man will be a playable character in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS. The roundtable was a closed door affair with video and photography not permitted, so details were scarce for the moment. Now, Nintendo has released an official trailer for Pac-Man joining the Smash Bros. roster....

SSB Pic of the Day reveals new Villager alternatives, including female Villager

Masahiro Sakurai, director of the Super Smash Bros. games headed for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, has announced, via Miiverse, the option to play as different versions of the Villager (Animal Crossing series), which include at least two female iterations. This doesn’t change the Villager’s moveset, of course, but it is nice to see character variations that amount to more than a simple palet...

More details on the Prism Tower stage in Smash Bros. 3DS

Similar to the in-depth pics we were treated to for the Super Mario 3D Land stage in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS, director Masahiro Sakurai has given us a tour of the Prism Tower stage for the same game via Miiverse. The stage will allow players to climb the iconic Prism Tower from Pokemon X and Y using moving platforms. Check it out for yourself at this link or by clicking past the jump break below...

Four Smash Bros. pics of the day showcase Super Mario 3D Land stage

As a bonus, Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai has posted not one, not two, not even three pics of the day, but four. The screenshots essentially take fans on a tour of the 3DS exclusive stage “Super Mario 3D Land” (I know, great name, huh?). The new level will feature the familiar side-scrolling format we saw in Brawl’s “Mushroomy Kingdom.” Take a look at the scre...