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Everything Mega Man in Super Smash Bros. 3DS

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Super Smash Bros. for 3DS came out in Japan last week, and for the past few months people around the world have caught the Super Smash Bros. fever! The game will be coming to North America soon enough, but some fans can’t wait that long to find out what parts of the Mega Man universe made it in. So, I’ve decided to try and make a post that will help curious fans find what they need! Since I don’t own a Japanese copy of the game myself, this post will contain mostly links to the  sources who discovered/ripped/screen capped the information. Of course, if you don’t wish to be spoiled, don’t read this article!!!

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Celebration Fan-Art

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One of the best parts about Mega Man getting announced for Smash Bros. was the reaction worldwide afterwards. Everyone was talking about Mega Man; it was was trending on Twitter, gaming blogs everywhere made it their top headline, and people were showing just how excited they were. The trailer alone had me cheering, but it was such a great feeling to see that TONS of other people were just as ecstatic as I was.  All sorts of fans are incredibly eager to play as Mega Man in the Smash Bros. arena, including some skilled artists!

Merely hours after the trailer streamed live, I started to see fan art pour in of Mega Man with his new look, pictures of Mega Man happily holding an invitation,  and pictures of Mega Man standing next to the Villager and the Wii Fit Trainer. The art hasn’t stopped yet, but I figured it’s high time to highlight some really cool works I’ve had the pleasure to come across in the past few months. Collected past the “Read More” link are thumbnail images with each work’s title, artist, and a short description of why it’s so great. Make sure to click the thumbnails to see the full artwork, and to visit the artists’ pages!

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SSB 2013 Debut in Review

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It’s been awhile, hasn’t it? All the way back in June of 2013, Mega Man got announced for Super Smash Bros. and threw me for the biggest (and best) loop. It wasn’t enough that he showed up in the debut trailer for the 3DS and Wii U games, but he came with an amazing cinematic fight, his very own stage, and has been showing up in tons and tons of footage and screenshots ever since.

Now, half a year later, we have one more newcomer and 8 more returning veterans. If you haven’t seen Rosalina & Luma’s cinematic reveal or Sonic the Hedgehog’s comeback trailer, be sure to check them out in the links provided because they rock (and include snippets of Mega Man footage)! Additionally, there have been plenty of Daily Updates that include not only new screenshots but also commentary from Sakurai about new game features and mechanics.  New updates and the current roster can be viewed at the official Super Smash Bros. website, but it’s not the only place where information about the new games have popped up.

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Mega Man’s Attacks in Super Smash Bros.

The 2nd day of E3 2013 unleashed huge amounts of footage and screenshots from the 3DS and Wii U versions of Super Smash Bros.  There’s a lot of interesting details and things to speculate, so today I wanted to go over what we have seen of Mega Man’s attacks. This will include the attacks’ names, speculation on how they are performed, and pictures of them in action. Get ready for lots of images!

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Mega Man is in Super Smash Bros. 4

I can’t stop watching this amazing trailer. Thank you everyone who supported Mega Man being in Smash Bros., you made my personal dream and the dreams of many, many others a reality! What an incredible day.

-UPDATE- Additional footage popping up, like Developer Commentary. I’ll have them posted after the “More” link!

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Less Than 10 Hours Until Nintendo Direct

There’s not much to say except “make sure you’re awake” and “cross your fingers”. The E3 Nintendo Direct is coming very soon, and a tweet from Sakurai has confirmed it will show off the very first trailer for Super Smash Bros. 4. While it will be an exciting watch no matter what, this would also be a key opportunity to show off any third party guests joining the fight, so keep the hope alive for Mega Man!

The Nintendo Direct starts Tuesday, June 11th at 7 am PST, and you can watch it directly at Nintendo’s E3 site (which also has a handy count down timer):

http://e3.nintendo.com/

E3 Nintendo Direct Countdown

After two years of near-complete silence since Super Smash Bros. 4’s announcement, Nintendo is finally ready to unveil the much anticipated game next week. Nintendo has set up an official E3 website which hosts a few teases about non-Smash Bros. titles, as well as a countdown clock to the all important Nintendo Direct taking place on June 11th, at 7 a.m. PST. This Nintendo Direct is expected to act as the main showcase for all of Nintendo’s major new announcements, since Nintendo announced two months ago that they would not be holding a traditional press conference at E3 2013. Furthermore, Nintendo has confirmed in recent press releases that Super Smash Bros. news is on schedule for an E3 showcase, which means this E3 will not be a disappointing repeat of last year’s show where Smash Bros. was not seen at all.

In the days leading up to E3, numerous rumors have arisen regarding the upcoming roster for Super Smash Bros. 4. Considering how tight of a lid Nintendo keeps on their games in-development, it is best to not put faith into any list and simply wait for the big day (With big hopes of Mega Man popping up, of course!).

Super Smash Bros. 4 Wishlist MEME

Hey all fan artists (and fans of fan art)! The great and powerful Kaigetsudo recently created a Super Smash Bros. 4 Wishlist MEME for Smash Bros. aficionados to render their top choices on! The piece has a spiffy design that allows for 4 Nintendo newcomers and a single special third-party guest, downloadable as a PSD file or available to copy and edit as is. With E3 inching closer and closer, what better way is there to exhaust all of this pent up hype than to draw your dream roster?

If you wish to participate, please send me a link of your work and I’ll be happy to post it here. Some top notch artists have already completed their work, which you can see by hitting the “READ MORE” button. I’m currently working on my own, and would love to be able to list a whole bunch!

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Poll: Most Wanted Characters, Stages, Assist Trophies, and Bosses

A major new poll is happening over at SmashBoards, headed by the veteran member Shortiecanbrawl. The poll works like a check box survey, allowing voters to choose as many or as little of their most wanted things in each category. Mega Man choices are included in each of these sections, so if you have the time, please participate in this interesting fan poll!

Shortiecanbrawl is providing occasional updates whenever a voter count milestone is reached. Visit his official thread to check for updates; listed below are the latest updates he has posted since the creation of this article.

Most Wanted Characters

Most Wanted Stages

Most Wanted Assist Trophies and Bosses

Thanks Astarisborn94 for the information!

Site Update: Fan Games Page

What once was the “Flash Games” page has now become the “Fan Games” page! While it still contains a link to the Flash version of “Mega Man Scramble!!” at the bottom, the page now includes links to all sorts of Mega Man fan games. I have wanted to include a listing of games like this on the site for a long time, but did not know the best way to go about it. While it is still in heavy need of fine-tuning, I figured I might as well give it my best shot. The list on the page derives from my forum topic at Cutstuff where these games and more have been collected from the information of various members. For now, I have left out non-freeware games and games that are incomplete or only have demos.

While I hope that the list is useful for those looking to try some top-notch fan game creations, I know that it still has a long way to go. At the very least, I would like to also incorporate picture thumbnails and list each game’s type. If there’s any other features you would like to see added to the list, reply to this post with your requests. Also, feel free to link games that are not on the list, or talk about some of your favorite Mega Man fan games.

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