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As part of an exciting batch of Super Smash Bros. reveals today, Nintendo has announced an impressive range of discounts coming to the Wii U and 3DS eShop stores this week. These details are for Europe, though we'll update accordingly should Nintendo of America announce an equivalent promotion.

The theme of the discounts is to celebrate some of the New Challengers confirmed for the upcoming fighting games. There's a mix of retail and Virtual Console games that'll all be discounted from 14th-21st August. Details are below.
Mii Fighter
Tomodachi Life — €31.99 / £27.99, regular price is €39.99 / £34.99
Wii Party U — €31.49 / £24.49, regular price is €44.99 / £34.99

Villager
Animal Crossing: New Leaf — €27.99 / £24.49, regular price is €39.99 / £34.99

Palutena
Kid Icarus: Uprising — €24.49 / £20.99, regular price is €34.99 / £29.99

Wii Fit Trainer
Wii Fit U — €24.49 / £20.99, regular price is €34.99 / £29.99

Little Mac
Punch-Out!! (Wii U Virtual Console) — €2.49 / £1.74, regular price is €4.99 / £3.49
Punch-Out!! (3DS Virtual Console) — €2.49 / £2.24, regular price is €4.99 / £4.49
Super Punch-Out!! (Wii U Virtual Console) — €3.99 / £2.74, regular price is €7.99 / £5.49

Mega Man
Mega Man (Wii U Virtual Console) — €2.49 / £1.74, regular price is €4.99 / £3.49
Mega Man 2 (Wii U Virtual Console) — €2.49 / £1.74, regular price is €4.99 / £3.49
Mega Man 3 (Wii U Virtual Console) — €2.49 / £1.74, regular price is €4.99 / £3.49
Mega Man 4 (Wii U Virtual Console) — €2.49 / £1.74, regular price is €4.99 / £3.49
Mega Man 5 (Wii U Virtual Console) — €2.49 / £1.74, regular price is €4.99 / £3.49
Mega Man 6 (Wii U Virtual Console) — €2.49 / £1.74, regular price is €4.99 / £3.49
Mega Man (3DS Virtual Console) — €2.49 / £2.24, regular price is €4.99 / £4.49
Mega Man 2 (3DS Virtual Console) — €2.49 / £2.24, regular price is €4.99 / £4.49
Mega Man 3 (3DS Virtual Console) — €2.49 / £2.24, regular price is €4.99 / £4.49
Mega Man 4 (3DS Virtual Console) — €2.49 / £2.24, regular price is €4.99 / £4.49
Mega Man 5 (3DS Virtual Console) — €2.49 / £2.24, regular price is €4.99 / £4.49
Mega Man 6 (3DS Virtual Console) — €2.49 / £2.24, regular price is €4.99 / £4.49

Pac-Man

Pac-Man (Wii U Virtual Console) — €2.49 / £1.74, regular price is €4.99 / £3.49
Pac-Man (3DS Virtual Console) — €2.49 / £2.24, regular price is €4.99 / £4.49

Even more discounts will run from 21st - 28th August, which will celebrate Veteran Fighters; it's also worth noting — for UK gamers — that a range of related discounts will also be available on the Nintendo Official UK Store.





Nintendo has announced a new addition to its range of limited edition 3DS XL consoles, and this time it's celebrating Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.

The special edition red console will come bundled with a digital copy of the game it represents, as well as an undeniably gorgeous design displaying many of the most recognisable fighters from the series, including some newcomers.



Frankly who wouldn't want a 3DS XL this glorious? If you've been holding out on buying the handheld machine until Smash Bros. comes out this could well be the console you'll want to show off to your friends. To make your money go even further (if you're in the UK), you can get a free shirt and sweatband if you pre-order from the Official Nintendo Store. If you've already got the console you can still get the bonuses by pre-ordering the game by itself!

This is currently only confirmed for Europe, but rest assured we'll update you if a North American equivalent is announced.





Just recently we reported on a Miiverse update from Masahiro Sakurai that showed off mascot outfits for Mii characters, though he also seemed to be teasing a return for Meta Knight in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. That tease is now a reality.

As you can see in the Pic of the Day posts below, Meta Knight has been confirmed as a new challenger, with some insight also given into its Up Special Move.

Pic of the day. "Looks like there was an impostor in the earlier posts, so I introduced him to my sword!" ...I'll leave it up to your imagination if he really said that or not. The veteran hero, Meta Knight, returns to battle!! We didn't forget the Battleship Halberd either!!



Meta Knight's Up Special Move, Shuttle Loop, changed quite a bit in this game. The glide is gone, and the attack slashes opponents twice while spinning in a large loop. This has turned into a highly technical and effective move.

It's welcome news that the Battleship Halberd stage will also be making an appearance.

As we mentioned previously, Meta Knight was a favourite for some in Super Smash Bros. Brawl due to how easy he was to use and his powerful, relentless attacks; some competitive tournaments felt he was so overpowered or open to easy manipulation that he was banned. Whether the balancing in the new entries will allay those concerns is anyone's guess.

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