Are You A Club Nintendo Member? Now You Can Download Mewtwo Free!

Everyone’s favorite smasher is now available to download for owners of both the Wii U and 3DS versions of the new Smash Bros.

If you’re a Club Nintendo member and have purchased both the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U Versions of Super Smash Bros., then you just might want to check your email!

Nintendo has begun sending codes to those who have registered both games with their Club Nintendo accounts, with players having until September 30th to redeem them.

Club Nintendo is in its last few months of existence as a rewards program for Nintendo gamers, with the deadline to redeem game codes for coins already having passed. However, everyone still has until the end of June to redeem any coins that they have in exchange for a great selection of games to download from.

The company has also just released the list of free games that members can download from if they’ve reached elite status. Elite status is reached by registering enough games to add up to either 300 coins (gold status) or 600 coins (platinum status). You can check out those games right here.

New Video Game Releases (September 29th – October 5th, 2014)

It’s time for some serious gaming to be done.

Now this is what I’m talking about! We have a handful of highly-anticipated games this week, with Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor and Forza Horizon 2 both releasing to solid reviews. Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments also got solid reviews, marking the first time that the series has made its way to next-gen consoles. If you’re into DLC then the final installment in Dark Souls II‘s trilogy of DLC is out now. The big one, though, is the release of Super Smash Bros. on 3DS, marking a new era of smash. Scroll down for a complete list of what’s coming out from September 29th – October 5th, 2014.

3DS

  • Super Smash Bros.
  • Skylanders: Trap Team

PlayStation 3

  • Dark Souls II: Crown of the Ivory King DLC
  • Natural Doctrine
  • Persona 4 Arena Ultimax
  • Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day
  • Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments
  • Skylanders: Trap Team

PlayStation 4

  • Chariot
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
  • Natural Doctrine
  • Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments
  • Skylanders: Trap Team

Vita

  • Natural Doctrine

Wii U

  • Skylanders: Trap Team

Xbox 360

  • Dark Souls II: Crown of the Ivory King
  • Forza Horizon 2
  • Persona 4 Arena Ultimax
  • Sherlock Holmes: Crims and Punishments
  • Skylanders: Trap Team

Xbox One

  • Forza Horizon 2
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
  • Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments
  • Skylanders: Trap Team

PC

  • Dark Souls II: Crown of the Ivory King
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
  • Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments

‘Super Smash Bros.’ 3DS Demo Coming Next Week

Get some practice rounds in before the game launches in a few weeks.

Super Smash Bros. will be making waves at the beginning of next month on the 3DS, but that hasn’t stopped Nintendo from allowing gamers to get a taste of the action in the form of a demo very soon. Nintendo has revealed that a playable demo will be released in North America next Friday, September 19th.

The information was revealed today during a Nintendo live stream. The demo allows you to play as 5 characters (Mario, Link, Pikachu, Villager and Mega Man) and you can battle them on the Battlefield stage. The demo also supports local multiplayer, but beware that the demo can only be opened 30 times before it disappears from your system.

Platinum Club Nintendo players have the potential to receive the demo even sooner, as Nintendo also announced that they will be sending them 4 demo codes that can be used as soon as they get them.

Super Smash Bros. is developed for the 3DS and is set to be released on October 3rd in North America.

Condemn O.R. Condone:

It’s only a few weeks away, but it will be nice to get some warm-up rounds by way of the demo before the full game releases. It has been a while since I’ve played Smash Bros., so I’m definitely going to need some practice rounds to shake the dust off so I’m not completely embarrassed when I take on people online.

Boss Galaga Looking To Suck Up Super Smash Bros. Characters

The arcade classic will be having an impact in the new Smash Bros.

Super Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai has teased another interesting bit from the upcoming Super Smash Bros. games, this time electing to show off a cameo character known from the classic arcade shooter Galaga.

The character in question is Boss Galaga, who is infamous for trying to pull the player’s ship in with its tractor beam and double its power. Boss Galaga will do the same thing in Super Smash Bros., though this time it will just lift you up off the screen.

smashgalaga

Sakurai said the following about Boss Galaga:

“If you get caught in the Boss Galaga item’s tractor beam, it will carry you away to the top of the screen. You can shoot it down, but it won’t join you in battle for double the firepower.”

Super Smash Bros. is set to release for the 3DS on October 3rd and the Wii U by the end of the year.

Mario’s Alternate Super Smash Bros. Costume Salutes The American Flag

Mario is proudly displaying his patriotism.

Everyone knows that Super Mario is an Italian plumber made by the Japanese, but we also know that he is most loyal to the country that made him an icon. In the latest Super Smash Bros. games, Mario’s alternate costume prominently displays the American flag in all of its glory.

The news was revealed via the official Super Smash Bros. twitter account. It has also been noted that the costume was inspired by the NES Open Tournament Golf costume (which you can view here).

Check out Mario’s alternate costume below!

Super Smash Bros. Wii U

Super Smash Bros. releases for the 3DS on October 3rd and on Wii U at the end of this year.

GameCube Controller Adapter Coming To Wii U!

The GameCube controller is what many believe is one of Nintendo’s best controllers, as it was still being used on many Wii games or classic games that supported it. However, Wii U has no such support for the great controller and that fact has left many fans upset with the new Super Smash Bros. looming on the horizon.

That is all about to change, though. Nintendo has revealed that Super Smash Bros. Wii U will support GameCube controllers thanks to a new peripheral that is being released. They also announced that they will be releasing brand new controllers for the game and upcoming peripheral.

Nintendo released a video that contains a tease of this adapter, which they have dubbed the GameCube Controller Adapter. It is a four-port peripheral that plugs right into the Wii U and supports all kinds of GameCube controllers. They even revealed a new GameCube controller with the Super Smash Bros. logo on it.

Check out the video about the Smash Bros. Invitational and the new GameCube Controller Adapter below. 

My Judgment:

The GameCube controller was awesome, so of course I’m glad that there will now be away to continue to use it in the newest generation of Nintendo. What has me even more excited is that they are actually producing brand new controllers, so those whose over-10-year-old controllers that are showing their age will be able to get brand new ones. That’s great news.

News Judgment… Ike Joins Super Smash Bros. 3DS & Wii U

Super Smash Bros. will be heading to the 3DS this Summer and the Wii U in the fall, but until then we’ll be getting all sorts of announcements related to the characters from the game.

Today, it has been revealed that another character from the Fire Emblem series will be joining the fray. The new character is Ike, who will be joining the already announced and fan-favorite Marth.

My Judgment:

Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance happens to be the only Fire Emblem game that I have played, unfortunately, but I do remember really liking Ike as the protagonist. It seems to be rarer and rarer where you get a protagonist in an RPG that is truly memorable, but he’s one that really stood out so I’m glad he’ll be in the roster for Super Smash Bros.