Super Smash Bros. Trailer To Be Shown During E3 Nintendo Direct

By Ishaan . June 6, 2013 . 9:30am

A trailer for the next Super Smash Bros. game will debut at E3, series designer Masahiro Sakurai announced via Twitter today.


“I should note: In the Nintendo Direct scheduled for 11 p.m. on June 11, a new video of Smash Bros. will be unveiled for the first time,” Sakurai said as reported by Polygon. “[It will be shown] simultaneously worldwide, here for the first time! Don’t miss it.”


The next Super Smash Bros. game is being developed for both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, with Sakurai having hinted in the past that the two games will be different from one another in some way. Which version is being debuted at E3 is not known yet.


The Super Smash Bros. games for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS are being developed in collaboration with Namco Bandai, with a number of the company’s experienced staff members on board.


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  • TruSpindash

    I known they have said multiple times that Smash 4 would be shown at E3 but hearing Sakurai say it one more time so close to E3 just got me extremely excited.

  • XYZ_JolteonZ980

    Im hoping it brings us glimpses of Golden Sun in the trailer.

    • Leon_Tekashi

      Or having either Isaac of Felix being playable =)

  • Highasthesky

    Portable all the way, can’t wait to see what they do with the series on the handheld.

  • Hoping to see Call of Duty dog added to the roster.

    • kylehyde

      Hoping to see Non-Specific Action Figure added to the roster

      • ronin4life

        Maybe as an assist trophy, if those are still a thing.

      • At this point, I’d be surprised if he weren’t at least a Trophy or something.

    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      as a assist trophy: he blocks the screen and you have to yell *down boy in to the mic*

  • Vesperion

    Capcom can win everyone back if we see Megaman on the roster

    • anthony apduhan

      I hope that’s Capcom’s big surprise…

  • Go2hell66

    Cool no one has to pretend they like play station all stars anymore

    • Anime10121

      Never had to after playing the beta, I SO wanted that to be a straight clone of Smash and was severely disappointed when it played nothing like it.

      • NimbusStev

        Same here. By trying to set it apart, they just made the gameplay feel too shallow and dull. All I wanted was Smash Bros with Sony characters, but that’s not what we got.

    • Slayven19

      I still like playstation all stars because of the characters,gameplay and being a different game. What you should have said is no one has to pretend to like brawl anymore.

      • PreyMantis

        It’s ironic considering Brawl, old-ass game on a weaker system, is still a lot better in comparison to All Stars, which is newer on a more powerful system. Just content alone, Brawl destroys All Stars.

      • Vesperion

        Brawl isn’t as good as melee, but people don’t “pretend” they like brawl.

        They just “pretend” they like All stars

    • Alestaos

      I actually like all stars. Its very good for a pick up and go. If i want a real fighter i would chose DoA5 or MvC3. But nah im not pretending i enjoy the game and like the characters.

  • ronin4life

    I know the people here are smarter than this, but I have seen some strange expectations elsewhere from gamers and would like to cut them off here;
    This won’t be playable(at e3) and isn’t coming anytime soon. It has been in development for just over a year.

    That being said, HYPE!! *[]*//

    • Anime10121

      Agreed, this is a late 2014 title at the earliest, more than likely late 2015, though I’m also HYPE :)

  • malek86

    Anyone think we’ll get “Chokusetsu” Iwata in the roster?

    The guy is slowly becoming more representative of Nintendo than any of its characters.

    • He’ll be like Zelda/Sheik. You can turn him into Demon Iwata from Brain Age.

      • Krisi92

        That’s not Iwata, but Dr. Kawashima.

        • No, there was a demon Iwata in one of the Nintendo Directs that showed the game off.

          • Krisi92

            Oh, okay then.

  • Keima88

    Hmmm wich character I would like to see? Oh yeah Lucina for the win!
    And monster hunter felyne could be fun to play too.

    • KingRuff

      Monster hunter is from Capcom, not Namco.

      • J_Joestar

        iirc it was teased before that there might be a Capcom guest or something. Most bets are on the Blue Bomber however.

        • KingRuff

          In that case, I still couldn’t see Nintendo putting a minor character like a felyne in Smash. Maybe an assist trophy. I wouldn’t be too surprised to see the Blue Bomber though.

    • Lucina, I would adore them if she was playable.

  • Herok♞


  • MrTyrant

    Hoping SMT character in the roster. Mara for example xDD

    Mara vs Samus

    The fight will “come” to an end soon.

    • puchinri

      I actually can’t imagine that going well for Mara. Samus has taken on tentacle monsters before, so I don’t think a phallus is too hard. Besides, Samus has bigger balls than most do, so I can’t help but think she would sit atop Mara as he rides his chariot around. Which is wonderfully hilarious imagery~.

      • MrTyrant

        That would be like Raidou did D:

        • puchinri


      • Preach it, sister!

  • PABLO Rapetti Perez

    Capcom teased a “big surprise” in the E3. Imagine if the announce a new Megaman and at the same time, in the Super Smash Bros trailer Megaman appears as Sonic or Snake did on Brawl. That scenario would be my happiest moment on this green earth.

  • NightzeroAX

    Roy needs to comeback. Also curious to see what characters Namco is putting in the game.

    • Guest

      Add Lyn as playable character!!! X)

      • ronin4life

        [email protected][]@//

        Also, the Tactician from awakening would be cool; he could play like olimar/pokemon trainer/ice climbers, with switchable dualstrike partners.

        • MrTyrant

          We could edit tactician as we desire adding him/her attacks from all other player including using pokemons D:

          • J_Joestar

            that would probably be a bit much, if anything a custom character would probably work better as a Mii.
            MyUnit/Tactician could work better as someone who calls in allies from Awakening during his attacks.

      • Josephl64

        I wanted Lyn from the beginning so thanks for saying this :)

    • Learii

      hm maybe pac-man might be one of them

    • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

      Roy was a filler

  • HerosLight

    And now we play the waiting game…

    If Namco managed to add a character, I hope its someone from the Tales series.

    • M’iau M’iaut

      Klonoa would seem a good crossover choice.

      • AuraGuyChris

        Or Yuri Freakin’ Lowell.

        But yeah, Klonoa for me.

        • KingGunblader

          I’d love Yuri, but there’s absolutely no way seeing as Vesperia was PS3/360. Best shot as far as Tales goes would be Lloyd.

          • NightzeroAX

            Cless, Lloyd, Asbel, Zelos are viable candidates but I would love to see either Kratos or Hubert.

          • AuraGuyChris

            Didn’t stop Banco from adding him in Project X Zone in a Nintendo console. But I see your point.

          • Anime10121

            But then again, Lloyd may be out too, now thanks to the PS3 port :(

          • LightZero

            Yuri appeared in PxZ plus Snake was predominately a PS character for the most part. If any Tales character get in it would most certainly be him or Lloyd. Yuri being the most popular Tales character and Lloyd be the representative of the most popular Tales in the west.

      • Spirit Macardi

        YES! AMEN!

      • puchinri

        Oh goodness. Please let it be Klonoa.

      • Kitestwinblades

        Klonoa!? Which means… KLONOA & SONIC TEAMS!?
        I’m sorry.. I-I need a moment. That’s like a childhood dream come true in present day. Despite how I KNOW Nintendo will put epic characters into the game guaranteeing my purchase, This has ranked up to the top of my list!

    • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

      Lloyd Irving

  • Guest

    I’ll die in joy if there are some playable Level-5 characters!!!

    • J_Joestar

      Professor Layton! He is an accomplished swordsman, and his Final Smash could do a puzzle in a similar manner to the WarioWare stage in Brawl.

  • Trevor Nicolaysen

    I hope the differences are reskins of clone characters. Like WiiU:Isaac and 3DS:Felix. It would make for a somewhat different game without any imbalances. Maybe they could even do a system link to make the alts available on the other system.

    • Prinnydoom

      Anyone from golden sun would be a delight

  • KingGunblader

    Give me a release date, and I’ll know when I’m buying my Wii U.

  • Prinnydoom

    Give me chrom and were golden or lucina. one of the two.

    • J_Joestar

      maybe a Lucina Skin on Marth?

  • Anime10121

    Tuesday can not get here fast enough!

  • Spirit Macardi

    I seriously hope that Namco being involved means there’s at least a CHANCE of Klonoa being in this. Hell, I’d settle for Bravoman (needs to be voiced by Rob Paulsen though x3).

    Just as long as they don’t go with Pac-Man…

  • ShawnOtakuSomething
    • Slayven19

      That one has noegaf on it,change it to another hype train.

      • ShawnOtakuSomething

        you got it

  • puchinri

    Ugh. Oh goodness. This is happening~. I’m just too excited. >u<

    Also, I know Sakurai mentioned he didn't want to focus too hard on crossover characters (which I'm actually glad for and respect), but I wonder about what they may do for other niche or older (Nintendo) franchises? Also, for what crossover characters they do include, what could that mean for the future of that character on the 3DS or Wii U (given how Ninty is working with/collabing with devs lately)?

    There's just so many things to wonder about and be excited for. I really just can't wait to see the game and hope the trailer is substantial.

    • J_Joestar

      Not sure about Snake, but Sonic better show up with the new Olympic games and Lost World to hype up.
      I would love to see Megaman show up and then have Capcom suddenly announce MML3 uncancelled or a new 3DS MM game in the works… well one can always dream…

  • fireemblembeast

    ermahgerd ermahgerd so hyped for this! I wanna see some Tales characters, let’s do it! I imagine symphonia first and foremost, of course, since it was for a nintendo system from the start. I wonder if the different versions will have different characters available…oooooh, I can’t wait!!! :D

    • J_Joestar

      Why not jump all the way back to Phantasia characters?

      Fan-translation Arche Klein!

      • fireemblembeast

        Yeah, I thought Phantasia, too, but I don’t want to hope for anything more than Symphonia for now.

  • Eric Harris

    I wouldn’t be surprised to see NSAF get his own game. I’ll bet he’s a new IP (like pikmin, zelda, etc. .) that they started working on the game before even finalizing the action figure.

  • vileBrenman

    I’m hoping to see Fire Emblem awakening characters and Shin Megami Tensei characters. Also I want them to make the characters from sin and punishment playable

  • They better keep their word about there being more female characters this time around! Daisy and Nikki for the next Super Smash Bros!

    • $29082171

      Did they really say that? Where?

      • I really forgot the source right now. I’m looking for it as I post this.

  • Ronldbx6

    I never got to play a super smash bros. since I’ve always had a playstation. If I’m interested, I might get it for my 3DS.

    • ShadowDivz

      Are… you serious?

      Smash bros was all the rage when i was young. Hell, i couldn’t even FIND a copy of melee, everywhere was sold out. I always had to play at a friend’s house.

      • Ronldbx6

        At the end of the semester, when taking my things back home for the summer, the remaining guys were all in the dorm lobby playing super smash bros. Looked fun, I seriously didn’t think they ever play anything else besides sports games and call of duty.

  • Andres Pena

    i really hope they add lucina from FE:A

  • Ben Sylvia

    Yes, yes, yes!!!

    A million times YES!!!

    The only bad part is I’m gonna have to wait until Tuesday night, but I know exactly where I’m coming as soon as I get on.

  • Emergency pants – Check

  • anthony apduhan

    I hope Sakurai is recovered from his injuries… I’m worried about him… :(

  • Furry Fox Jet Pilot

    If Namco Bandai is involved, they should definitely add some fighter pilots from the Ace Combat series as characters, with their fighter jets as Final Smash attacks, if those are still in the game. They should also add stages from Ace Combat, where you fight on top of planes as they fight their way through battlefields, or even a stage that takes place on top of the Arkbird
    spacecraft from Ace Combat 5 and a stage that takes place on the SOLG
    satellite that is crashing down through the atmosphere. I would also
    love to see Krystal from Starfox and Tails from Sonic the Hedgehog in
    the game. But they have to include at least one Ace Combat character, dammit, that’s one of Namco Bandai’s biggest franchises, and obviously their best. Ace Combat needs to be represented in this next Smash Bros., so all Ace Combat fans, spread the word and comment on every single Smash Bros. 4 article you can find, suggest it to the developers, even get in touch with Project Aces and share the idea with them.

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