Cereza_Bayonetta_2_renderI just wanted to remind you that Bayonetta and some guy from Fire Emblem are downloadable from today on the Aussie eShop.

These additions of course signal the end of Smash character DLC for now.

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smashlogoOnce Bayonetta and that Fire Emblem guy arrive sometime next year, Smash 4’s final roster will be set.

A fair while ago I compiled my dream roster for the (then untitled) new Super Smash Bros. game.

It turns out that of the twelve characters I detailed, four actually made it into the game(s).

That’s a pretty impressive one third of my list, even though I did initially include Mii characters as a joke.

At the time I thought it was going a step too far to allow Mii’s to be playable in a game of such distinct pedigree.

However, Sakurai and the team made it work- and work quite well, according to someone I spoke to who plays at tournament level.

I’m still bummed about Bayonetta getting a start over Travis Touchdown, and that another fire emblem character gets in over someone like Girahim- but with a line up of fighters this robust and varied, I wouldn’t dare complain.

Given the doors are well and truly open to third party characters now, I’m sure Nintendo are already taking expressions of interest for the next game.


Rosalina can breathe easy now she’s not the biggest queue jumper in the game.

There’s a certain level of prestige connected with an appearance in Smash, especially for third party characters, so I hope Nintendo remembers to keep the club exclusive in the future.

Having said that, my money’s on Shovel Knight appearing in the next game, as well as The Player from Minecraft (who I was sure was going to win the ballot).

Nintendo will have Elma or Lin from Xenoblade Chronicles X, among others from their own stable, but I’ll tell you what:

If Wii Fit Trainer can get a start, that awesome pink rabbit from Nintendo Badge Arcade on the 3DS can too. I love that guy.

Make it happen, Nintendo.

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NFP_logo_0702_cmyk_fix_cs6_CTarget Australia is having an online sale that starts tonight at 6pm.

Among other gaming bargains they’re selling selected amiibo for just $9.

Here’s the link to their website, Merry Christmas everyone.

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ryuamiibo2Three new Smash Bros. Series amiibo are coming to Australia on March 19.

R.O.B is getting his second amiibo, making him the first character outside the Mushroom Kingdom cast to get two amiibo, and no, Turbo Charge Donkey Kong doesn’t count.

This new one features everyone’s favourite robot in his red and grey colours, the way he appeared when he was bundled with the Famicom all those years ago.

Street Fighter’s Ryu is coming as well, and he’s sure to be incredibly popular. It’s not only Smash fans and amiibo collectors wanting this one- it’s the Street Fighter fans too, and there’s a hell of a lot of them of all ages.

It’ll be interested to see how the supply is managed with Ryu. I think he’s going to be one of the biggest sellers ever.

Rounding out the three R’s is Fire Emblem’s Roy. Roy’s a Smash Bros. veteran now, so it’s good to see him finally getting an amiibo, he is far more deserving than Lucina or Robin.

I’ll post any bargains for these three new amiibo as I see them.

Thanks to ebgames.com.au for the pic of Ryu.5

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NFP_logo_0702_cmyk_fix_cs6_CTarget stores are selling single amiibo figures for $14 from now until Christmas Day.

They usually hover around the $17 mark so this ain’t too bad.

Now if only I could find a Smash Brothers Series Peach.

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shulkamiibo2Until 10am tomorrow, EB Games Australia are offering selected amiibo in a deal where you can pick ten of them for $99.

For the mathematics fans, that works out to $9.9o each, surely the cheapest the figures have ever been at Australian retail.

Here’s the link.



rabbit1There’s been times in the past where I haven’t even picked up my 3DS for a week or more, but the free to play Nintendo Badge Arcade has me coming back every day.

Badge Arcade is a simple online skill tester game with dozens of little Nintendo themed badges to collect and decorate Miiverse or the 3DS interface with.

The game is hosted by an adorable little rabbit whose quips and overall attitude will make you smile every day.

You can pay $1.30 for five chances at clawing some new badges, but Nintendo are being very generous with the freebies.

You’ll get five practice goes every day, but they’ll drop in a few free, for real goes here and there.

Thanks dude.

Thanks dude.

The arcade updates every single day, so every day you miss visiting, you’re missing opportunities to collect the badges for free.

So far I’ve collected 46 badges and I haven’t even spent a cent.

If you haven’t downloaded this little eShop gem yet, do so immediately.

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NFP_logo_0702_cmyk_fix_cs6_CThe first lot of Animal Crossing amiibo have hit Australia, and while I’m only interested in a few, god knows there are an absolute tonne of Animal Crossing fans eager to snap these up.

You’ll get the standalone figures for $15, and the ridiculous Wii U amiibo Festival game with two amiibo for $58.

Also, Big W has the Mega Yarn Yoshi amiibo for $48. Ludicrous.

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mincraftWho do you think will win the international character ballot for a spot in Smash Bros?

Forget about who you want to win, and tell me who you think will win.

I am going to say The Player from Minecraft.

Honestly, who else could possibly win an international poll in 2015?

Let me know your prediction by leaving a comment below!

P.S You can see who I voted for here

Thanks to gamethingdaily.com for the pic


vjoe1 When one thinks of criminally under used video game personalities, the likeable, versatile, funny, cape-wearing Viewtiful Joe sits right at the top of the list.

With two incredible games on PS2 and Gamecube, a Gamecube exclusive four player brawler, and appearances in a few of Capcom’s cross over fighting titles, Viewtiful Joe is the absolute perfect fit for Smash Bros.

Whether or not Sakurai and his team are looking for “perfect fits” is still a contentious issue.

I mean, who would have thought Duck Hunt Duo or Wii Fit Trainer would ever have made the cut in Nintendo’s biggest and best gaming spectacle?

Regardless, Viewtiful Joe deserves more love, and he’s already proven he can hold his own with the big guns in the world of high profile fighting games.

That’s why he got a vote from me.

Henshin a go-go baby!

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Here’s my first and second votes in the ballot

Thanks to comicvine.com for the pic of Joe

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