‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ turns your Switch into a Nintendo iPod

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate‘s veritable museum of Nintendo history extends to the game-maker’s iconic music as well. This time out, there are over 900 compositions and Nintendo says if you played them all back to back, it’d take you over 28 hours to hear a repeat. The “My Music” feature is essentially iTunes for Nintendo music. If you want, you …

‘Castlevania’ is coming to ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’

Nintendo just murdered Luigi during a livestream about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Killing beloved characters is the point of Smash Bros., after all, and Nintendo took the opportunity to add two more to the list: Simon and Richter Belmont, stars of the Castlevania series. Richter is an echo fighter, using the same moves as Simon but with a different skin …

Experience Nintendo’s E3 2018 booth without having to go to LA

I made a beeline for Nintendo’s booth as soon as E3’s showfloor opened. (Bizarrely, this is actually the first official show day.) The company had wrapped up its big Nintendo Direct presentation just an hour earlier, so I knew exactly what was on the table: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. (Oh and the first chance to play Pokémon Let’s Go!) Nintendo …

‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ is a refinement of a classic formula

It’s December 1999. I’m sitting in my best friend’s smoke-filled bedroom, frantically mashing the buttons of an N64 controller and having the time of my life. Six months later, I’m in the same smokey hovel, but now I’m deftly dodging attacks, timing blocks and dancing between the platforms of Planet Zebes. And I’m still having the time of my life. …