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Nintendo says they have 'nothing to announce' about Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS leaks

Coming from a Nintendo rep...

"We have nothing to announce at this time. For the list of announced playable characters for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS please visit: www.smashbros.com."

See, this kind of stuff is just silly. Why bury your head in the sand and pretend this isn't going on?

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25 Aug 2014 13:29

Mr Anti Guy wrote:I imagine Sakurai and everyone else are just sitting around crying right now.

Actually, what time is it over there? Maybe they're all sleeping and have no idea this is going on.


Crying about what? Some tiny amount of information about a game where Nintendo and Sakurai have pretty much spilled the beans on everything to do with the game...
Chances are everything in these "leaks" were planned to be "released" by prior to the games' eventual launch.

It was the same with Brawl....I've slowly but surely lost more and and more interest in the game as nothing is left to be a surprise and unknown. Not a fan of the long slow drawl...
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25 Aug 2014 13:30

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand tomorrow they announce everything for the PotD.
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25 Aug 2014 13:37

OmicronTurtle wrote:I've slowly but surely lost more and and more interest in the game as nothing is left to be a surprise and unknown. Not a fan of the long slow drawl...


And whose fault is that if that is the case for you exactly? You don't have to look at anything related to a game you're interested in possibly getting if you want to go into it spoiler free. If you know that a sense of surprise and not knowing much about the contents of a game is what is important for your interest in said game then don't look at or for articles containing spoilers and things you don't want to know about that game. You're faulting someone else, in this case Nintendo, for something you chose to spoil for yourself. I mean c'mon. Put the accountability where it belongs.
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25 Aug 2014 13:42

FrenchFryGuy wrote:
OmicronTurtle wrote:I've slowly but surely lost more and and more interest in the game as nothing is left to be a surprise and unknown. Not a fan of the long slow drawl...


And whose fault is that if that is the case for you exactly? You don't have to look at anything related to a game you're interested in possibly getting if you want to go into it spoiler free. If you know that a sense of surprise and not knowing much about the contents of a game is what is important for your interest in said game then don't look at or for articles containing spoilers and things you don't want to know about that game. You're faulting someone else, in this case Nintendo, for something you chose to spoil for yourself. I mean c'mon. Put the accountability where it belongs.


I said nothing of "spoilers". Please don't put words in my mouth.
There's a huge difference between the media and information released for Smash Bros. compared to almost every other game. I don't see why Nintendo did this with Brawl and again with the latest version. It goes from being interesting....to overkill....to losing interest.
What Nintendo does with Smash information releasing, is akin to the Internet and the Ice Bucket Challenge right now.
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25 Aug 2014 13:50

OmicronTurtle wrote:
FrenchFryGuy wrote:
OmicronTurtle wrote:I've slowly but surely lost more and and more interest in the game as nothing is left to be a surprise and unknown. Not a fan of the long slow drawl...


And whose fault is that if that is the case for you exactly? You don't have to look at anything related to a game you're interested in possibly getting if you want to go into it spoiler free. If you know that a sense of surprise and not knowing much about the contents of a game is what is important for your interest in said game then don't look at or for articles containing spoilers and things you don't want to know about that game. You're faulting someone else, in this case Nintendo, for something you chose to spoil for yourself. I mean c'mon. Put the accountability where it belongs.


I said nothing of "spoilers". Please don't put words in my mouth.
There's a huge difference between the media and information released for Smash Bros. compared to almost every other game. I don't see why Nintendo did this with Brawl and again with the latest version. It goes from being interesting....to overkill....to losing interest.
What Nintendo does with Smash information releasing, is akin to the Internet and the Ice Bucket Challenge right now.


Really!? I mean in a movie or TV series I can see how one could lose interest if spoiled. But you make it sound like you don't enjoy much the playing aspect of the medium. I assure you that doesn't translate fairly through video or screenshots.
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25 Aug 2014 13:55

ROB is in the leak... guess nobody noticed it :P
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25 Aug 2014 13:59

KoffeeKing0407 wrote:Why do they even care?! It's not like they weren't going to reveal absolutely everything about the game before it launched anyway! They did this with Mario Kart 8 and absolutely nothing was as great as it should have been when I first played it because of all the exposure. It was like I had been playing it all along. When it finally released I played it, got three stars on everything and unlocked everything and now I'm done. I MIGHT dust it off on the 27th to check out the new karts.

Because the reveals are nice. Every month. I still have a little salt on this rumor but it looks pretty legit from the footage. And the point of Mario kart is not to unlock things but have fun racing. And unlike smash its not hard to see who they would release as a character.
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25 Aug 2014 14:02

Vonter wrote:And this kids is why we don't have a Subspace Emissary in this game. You simply can't control the flow of information.


That really was a terrible reason for something they likely just didn't want to do or didn't have the time to do this time.
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25 Aug 2014 14:04

OmicronTurtle wrote:
Mr Anti Guy wrote:I imagine Sakurai and everyone else are just sitting around crying right now.

Actually, what time is it over there? Maybe they're all sleeping and have no idea this is going on.


Crying about what? Some tiny amount of information about a game where Nintendo and Sakurai have pretty much spilled the beans on everything to do with the game...
Chances are everything in these "leaks" were planned to be "released" by prior to the games' eventual launch.

It was the same with Brawl....I've slowly but surely lost more and and more interest in the game as nothing is left to be a surprise and unknown. Not a fan of the long slow drawl...


No, it wasn't the same with Brawl, nor was it going to be the same here. Don't make things up.
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25 Aug 2014 14:04

OmicronTurtle wrote:
FrenchFryGuy wrote:
OmicronTurtle wrote:I've slowly but surely lost more and and more interest in the game as nothing is left to be a surprise and unknown. Not a fan of the long slow drawl...


And whose fault is that if that is the case for you exactly? You don't have to look at anything related to a game you're interested in possibly getting if you want to go into it spoiler free. If you know that a sense of surprise and not knowing much about the contents of a game is what is important for your interest in said game then don't look at or for articles containing spoilers and things you don't want to know about that game. You're faulting someone else, in this case Nintendo, for something you chose to spoil for yourself. I mean c'mon. Put the accountability where it belongs.


I said nothing of "spoilers". Please don't put words in my mouth.
There's a huge difference between the media and information released for Smash Bros. compared to almost every other game. I don't see why Nintendo did this with Brawl and again with the latest version. It goes from being interesting....to overkill....to losing interest.
What Nintendo does with Smash information releasing, is akin to the Internet and the Ice Bucket Challenge right now.


Psh, you missed my point entirely. Let me say it for you again. It's only overkill if you so choose to indulge in it all. You don't want to be overexposed to a game to the point you know everything about it and have essentially "spoiled" it for yourself therefore causing you to lose interest, don't look at everything. Simple as that. Don't know why that's so hard to grasp, especially considering you say you went down that road once before with the same franchise in Brawl. When I want to be surprised about a game I know I'm interested in I avoid reading stuff about it and skip on to the next story. I didn't bother looking at the leaks here because I'll wait to see the whole roster when I get the game. Did the same thing with MK8. Paid no attention to all the course coverage so that when I got the game, they were all seen and experienced by me for the first time.

Bottom line: If you know being surprised and having a great deal of unknown is important to you in a game, practice a little self restraint man. And if you can't, don't proclaim you've lost interest in the game and then act like that's the game developer's fault. That's all I'm saying.
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25 Aug 2014 14:37

robometal cowboy wrote:See, this kind of stuff is just silly. Why bury your head in the sand and pretend this isn't going on?


How is this sort of reaction "bury[ing their] head[s] in the sand"? Not acknowledging the legitimacy of a leak is done with good reason. They are in control of their message instead of letting the message control what they do. Nintendo responding with a "yep, you got us, it's legit" or a "no, those leaks are entirely wrong," would only encourage more "leaks" (both authentic and fake) to occur. It would be straight up reinforcement, simple as that.
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25 Aug 2014 14:39

@FrenchFryGuy

Except the problem is you CAN'T avoid it all the time. For example, there was a Game Xplain posted on here a few days ago that had the picture of one of the possibly leaked characters in the image. That's one way. Another was that all of the secret characters in Mario Kart 8 were revealed in Nintendo Directs and images and trailers were everywhere, also hard to avoid. In order to avoid that information, you've have to completely block out every gaming news site and going to that sort of media blackout mode is.. kind of unfair, don't you think? What if you miss a big sale because of it or can't be part of the tournaments now?
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25 Aug 2014 14:43

OmicronTurtle wrote:
FrenchFryGuy wrote:
OmicronTurtle wrote:I've slowly but surely lost more and and more interest in the game as nothing is left to be a surprise and unknown. Not a fan of the long slow drawl...


And whose fault is that if that is the case for you exactly? You don't have to look at anything related to a game you're interested in possibly getting if you want to go into it spoiler free. If you know that a sense of surprise and not knowing much about the contents of a game is what is important for your interest in said game then don't look at or for articles containing spoilers and things you don't want to know about that game. You're faulting someone else, in this case Nintendo, for something you chose to spoil for yourself. I mean c'mon. Put the accountability where it belongs.


I said nothing of "spoilers". Please don't put words in my mouth.
There's a huge difference between the media and information released for Smash Bros. compared to almost every other game. I don't see why Nintendo did this with Brawl and again with the latest version. It goes from being interesting....to overkill....to losing interest.
What Nintendo does with Smash information releasing, is akin to the Internet and the Ice Bucket Challenge right now.


Geez you sound like proof that Nintendo just can't win. First people complain that Nintendo doesn't advertise enough with their recent games, but now you're complaining that they're advertising TOO MUCH?
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25 Aug 2014 14:45

FrenchFryGuy wrote:
Psh, you missed my point entirely. Let me say it for you again. It's only overkill if you so choose to indulge in it all. You don't want to be overexposed to a game to the point you know everything about it and have essentially "spoiled" it for yourself therefore causing you to lose interest, don't look at everything. Simple as that. Don't know why that's so hard to grasp, especially considering you say you went down that road once before with the same franchise in Brawl. When I want to be surprised about a game I know I'm interested in I avoid reading stuff about it and skip on to the next story. I didn't bother looking at the leaks here because I'll wait to see the whole roster when I get the game. Did the same thing with MK8. Paid no attention to all the course coverage so that when I got the game, they were all seen and experienced by me for the first time.

Bottom line: If you know being surprised and having a great deal of unknown is important to you in a game, practice a little self restraint man. And if you can't, don't proclaim you've lost interest in the game and then act like that's the game developer's fault. That's all I'm saying.


I don't look at everything. I don't actively search for information. I don't click into the stories RMC posts, this is the first in a long time. I don't actually know what was "leaked".
Same way I don't watch every Ice Bucket Challenge, I may have seen three. Doesn't prevent the over saturation of the topic.

And for the last time, the game isn't "spoiled" for me. I did not use that word so I'm boggled as to why you keep using it in reference to me.
I will buy the game, I will play the game, I will undoubted enjoy the game for many many hours, there have been no "spoilers".

The point isn't the content being released, the point is the constant stream of "announcements". It's been new pic here, new stage there, new character there, Nintendo Direct..over and over and we probably have another 5+ months of it before Wii U version is out.
I see the stories and I scroll past....but it's at the stage where I roll my eyes and go "Woop de do, more Smash "news"...haven't had that in a few days". You can pretty much repeat the same sentiment for Hyrule Warriors, but thankfully it won't last as long as Smash Bros.

But God forbid I have my own opinion and feelings on a topic. I forgot I can only have foaming at the mouth levels of excitement and devotion to Nintendo here.
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25 Aug 2014 14:46

SparkyMuffin wrote:@FrenchFryGuy

Except the problem is you CAN'T avoid it all the time. For example, there was a Game Xplain posted on here a few days ago that had the picture of one of the possibly leaked characters in the image. That's one way. Another was that all of the secret characters in Mario Kart 8 were revealed in Nintendo Directs and images and trailers were everywhere, also hard to avoid. In order to avoid that information, you've have to completely block out every gaming news site and going to that sort of media blackout mode is.. kind of unfair, don't you think? What if you miss a big sale because of it or can't be part of the tournaments now?


You pretty much have to remove yourself from the internet altogether. It is ridiculous, but that's the way the internet works nowadays.
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25 Aug 2014 14:47

Don't get me wrong, I'm not a fan of what Nintendo's been doing in recent years to market their games. Showing off tons of information and seemingly leaving nothing for us to discover. I've avoided almost all videos/info on Hyrule Warriors besides the Direct and some E3 stuff, but it's annoying to me that it's all out there. Especially how whichever site has basically done a play through of the game (GameXplain I think?).

I love and hate the pics of the day Sakurai has done for Brawl and the current ones. So much is revealed. I'd honestly prefer it if he announced the game, showed off a clip of gameplay a few months later, and then maybe a little more when the launch was near.

Before I start rambling, I'll just say that I don't like how Sakurai/Nintendo reveals so much about their games, but I'd rather they have total control of what we see. Leaks just seem to turn it into an 'us versus them' situation, and the developers can't seem to win that battle.
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25 Aug 2014 15:02

They probably wouldn't comment if it wasn't real, so...
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25 Aug 2014 15:21

You know what the worst thing that's come out of this leak, is all that work that might of been put into the next reveal cinematic, the people potting it together will feel like its a waste of there time. Which of course is a real shame.

However on the other hand at least no one is trying to hack Nintendo's network and make bomb threats against its executives, so at least we can be grateful for small mercies.
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25 Aug 2014 15:41

more ppl talking about it if you say nothing at all
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25 Aug 2014 15:43

I find it strange that they even acknowledged it. However, I guess that's standard procedure.
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25 Aug 2014 16:52

OmicronTurtle wrote:
FrenchFryGuy wrote:
Psh, you missed my point entirely. Let me say it for you again. It's only overkill if you so choose to indulge in it all. You don't want to be overexposed to a game to the point you know everything about it and have essentially "spoiled" it for yourself therefore causing you to lose interest, don't look at everything. Simple as that. Don't know why that's so hard to grasp, especially considering you say you went down that road once before with the same franchise in Brawl. When I want to be surprised about a game I know I'm interested in I avoid reading stuff about it and skip on to the next story. I didn't bother looking at the leaks here because I'll wait to see the whole roster when I get the game. Did the same thing with MK8. Paid no attention to all the course coverage so that when I got the game, they were all seen and experienced by me for the first time.

Bottom line: If you know being surprised and having a great deal of unknown is important to you in a game, practice a little self restraint man. And if you can't, don't proclaim you've lost interest in the game and then act like that's the game developer's fault. That's all I'm saying.


I don't look at everything. I don't actively search for information. I don't click into the stories RMC posts, this is the first in a long time. I don't actually know what was "leaked".
Same way I don't watch every Ice Bucket Challenge, I may have seen three. Doesn't prevent the over saturation of the topic.

And for the last time, the game isn't "spoiled" for me. I did not use that word so I'm boggled as to why you keep using it in reference to me.
I will buy the game, I will play the game, I will undoubted enjoy the game for many many hours, there have been no "spoilers".

The point isn't the content being released, the point is the constant stream of "announcements". It's been new pic here, new stage there, new character there, Nintendo Direct..over and over and we probably have another 5+ months of it before Wii U version is out.
I see the stories and I scroll past....but it's at the stage where I roll my eyes and go "Woop de do, more Smash "news"...haven't had that in a few days". You can pretty much repeat the same sentiment for Hyrule Warriors, but thankfully it won't last as long as Smash Bros.

But God forbid I have my own opinion and feelings on a topic. I forgot I can only have foaming at the mouth levels of excitement and devotion to Nintendo here.



Sounds to me like you're just an impossible person to please really. I mean it's like Eternal Rain said. Nintendo is damned if they do and damned if they don't. You guys want them to do better promoting of their games and run more adds etc. and then when they do, it's complaining about over-saturation and losing interest. I think you come off as quite pissy to be honest. No offense. I mean the ice bucket challenge is basically now all about ALS and for a good cause and they're bringing in record numbers of money for research for the disease as well as awareness for it as a result and you're b!tching about that as well like it's just so bad that the videos are everywhere now. Whatever man. I mean, if it were costing you money or taking food off of your table I'd understand, but inconveniencing your internet browsing? Oh no!

And please stop with the over-dramatic, and overly used I might add, go to of mistaking somebody engaging you in a discussion regarding your opinion, somehow leading to the notion that you're not entitled to it. You're perfectly entitled to it, just like I'm perfectly entitled to point out that I think it's a rather ludicrous opinion nonetheless. But it's certainly all yours. But it's all good
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25 Aug 2014 18:06

MarcoosVGC wrote:Well think about it, they haven't had a lot of time to discuss their action on this yet, so give it a few days.


Plan of action from Nintendo? Have a direct and release the information in this leak publicly and pretend like this leak never happened
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26 Aug 2014 04:13

Pffff how is this silly? I hadn't even heard about the leaks up to now - not everybody spends all day on video game boards. Would Nintendo comment officially on things, they would stir it up way more.
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26 Aug 2014 04:15

'See, this kind of stuff is just silly. Why bury your head in the sand and pretend this isn't going on?'

Hm what?
I don't see what else a Nintendo rep could have done.
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26 Aug 2014 12:15

FrenchFryGuy wrote:
OmicronTurtle wrote:
FrenchFryGuy wrote:
Psh, you missed my point entirely. Let me say it for you again. It's only overkill if you so choose to indulge in it all. You don't want to be overexposed to a game to the point you know everything about it and have essentially "spoiled" it for yourself therefore causing you to lose interest, don't look at everything. Simple as that. Don't know why that's so hard to grasp, especially considering you say you went down that road once before with the same franchise in Brawl. When I want to be surprised about a game I know I'm interested in I avoid reading stuff about it and skip on to the next story. I didn't bother looking at the leaks here because I'll wait to see the whole roster when I get the game. Did the same thing with MK8. Paid no attention to all the course coverage so that when I got the game, they were all seen and experienced by me for the first time.

Bottom line: If you know being surprised and having a great deal of unknown is important to you in a game, practice a little self restraint man. And if you can't, don't proclaim you've lost interest in the game and then act like that's the game developer's fault. That's all I'm saying.


I don't look at everything. I don't actively search for information. I don't click into the stories RMC posts, this is the first in a long time. I don't actually know what was "leaked".
Same way I don't watch every Ice Bucket Challenge, I may have seen three. Doesn't prevent the over saturation of the topic.

And for the last time, the game isn't "spoiled" for me. I did not use that word so I'm boggled as to why you keep using it in reference to me.
I will buy the game, I will play the game, I will undoubted enjoy the game for many many hours, there have been no "spoilers".

The point isn't the content being released, the point is the constant stream of "announcements". It's been new pic here, new stage there, new character there, Nintendo Direct..over and over and we probably have another 5+ months of it before Wii U version is out.
I see the stories and I scroll past....but it's at the stage where I roll my eyes and go "Woop de do, more Smash "news"...haven't had that in a few days". You can pretty much repeat the same sentiment for Hyrule Warriors, but thankfully it won't last as long as Smash Bros.

But God forbid I have my own opinion and feelings on a topic. I forgot I can only have foaming at the mouth levels of excitement and devotion to Nintendo here.



Sounds to me like you're just an impossible person to please really. I mean it's like Eternal Rain said. Nintendo is damned if they do and damned if they don't. You guys want them to do better promoting of their games and run more adds etc. and then when they do, it's complaining about over-saturation and losing interest. I think you come off as quite pissy to be honest. No offense. I mean the ice bucket challenge is basically now all about ALS and for a good cause and they're bringing in record numbers of money for research for the disease as well as awareness for it as a result and you're b!tching about that as well like it's just so bad that the videos are everywhere now. Whatever man. I mean, if it were costing you money or taking food off of your table I'd understand, but inconveniencing your internet browsing? Oh no!

And please stop with the over-dramatic, and overly used I might add, go to of mistaking somebody engaging you in a discussion regarding your opinion, somehow leading to the notion that you're not entitled to it. You're perfectly entitled to it, just like I'm perfectly entitled to point out that I think it's a rather ludicrous opinion nonetheless. But it's certainly all yours. But it's all good


Nope, still not getting it. Anywho, good luck with the book. I'm outta here.

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