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3DS vs. Wii U - Super Smash Bros. Wii U Weekly (Episode 2)

The Wii U and 3DS versions of Super Smash Bros. are going to be very similar. They'll both have the same rosters, the same moves, and the same gameplay, meaning... yeah, they'll be pretty much the same. Some things will be different, however, and on this episode of SSBWUW (we're going with that), we discuss exactly what those differences are. And no, it's not just that one plays on the Wii U and one on the 3DS--nice try, though. Points for trying. Good hustle. "A" for effort.


Super Smash Bros. Wii U Weekly is GamesRadar's weekly Super Smash Bros. Wii U show. Yeah, we bet you figured that out already. Come back every Wednesday for the latest news, analysis, and speculation about the upcoming brawler. 

24 comments

  • awesomesauce - July 6, 2013 9:20 a.m.

    Imma stick with Battle Royal until Nintendo gives me more than just Smash Bros as a reason to buy a 3DS/WiiU
  • shawksta - July 7, 2013 6:12 p.m.

    Its alright to say Wii U but frankly 3DS already has reasons to own it but hey that's your opinion. Playstation Allstars was awesome.
  • TanookiMan - July 5, 2013 12:29 p.m.

    Loved the video guys, keep it up! As far as what I would like to hear about, any word on what music is going to make it into the games? The thought of some sweet remixes of Mega Man originals makes me so happy, as do Mario Galaxy tunes.
  • J-Fid - July 5, 2013 2:54 p.m.

    I was thinking the same thing.
  • shawksta - July 7, 2013 6:13 p.m.

    Mario Galaxy has to, there was literally no reference to the game at all save for the chronical. And we need some Paper Mario and Rhythm Heaven Music
  • g1rldraco7 - July 4, 2013 8:04 p.m.

    I was wondering if the assisst trophies from Brawl will make a comeback? Also will there be items like the pokeblss, swords and guns tht drop from that giant yellow ball.
  • shawksta - July 4, 2013 10:05 p.m.

    Nothing so far was shown on items, there was literally only one being a capsule in sakurai's demonstration, possibly because its so damn early
  • masterjoe123 - July 4, 2013 7:32 p.m.

    You guys should really change the name because you aren't just talking about the Wii U version, you're talking about the 3DS version as well.
  • GR HollanderCooper - July 4, 2013 10:09 p.m.

    Problem is, we can't just call it like "Super Smash Bros. Universe Weekly" because that's not what it's called, and most people care about the Wii U one more. Also, HD!
  • GOD - July 4, 2013 11:33 p.m.

    Cooper, we know your real reason is that you like calling it Super Smash Brothers: Quintuple U Because WUW = double U, U, double U = 5 U's
  • EAC73 - July 4, 2013 5:54 p.m.

    I'm guessing the cross platform connection is going to be like the jewel system, due to brawl having that in a way that I somewhat enjoyed with the sticker system.
  • bobob101 - July 4, 2013 3:03 p.m.

    Maybe have one week were you talk about some Smash Bro memory, or how about some facts about the series development? That could be a fun episode.
  • GOD - July 4, 2013 2:56 p.m.

    Ummmm Henry was kind of going invisible in the video. Part of his head and his fingers were being clipped out for some reason. Maybe he needs a black outline too? Also the yoga ending. Glorious. I'd love to see one next week interacting with another quick clip at the end. Perhaps being residents in Villager's town?
  • PlainLikeVanilla - July 4, 2013 2:20 p.m.

    That screenshot intro was hilarious.
  • shawksta - July 4, 2013 1:59 p.m.

    YES, this was AWESOME Your effects, Never Stop Sakurai said in an interview regarding Character Customization a change like "Direction of Attacks", interesting in concept but its still unknown
  • BladedFalcon - July 4, 2013 1:39 p.m.

    ...Was that Ryan announcing the screen-shot of the week? XD Pretty cool episode again, and i do really love how you guys have fun using those silly effects like Henry de-inflating when he sneezes, or that last shot of you guys fitting into the Wii-Fit trainer announcement XD It actually took me a second to realize you guys weren't part of the real footage ^^; Also, I'm just happy to hear that the 3D version so far seems like it will have just as much content and characters as the Wii U version, because it's likely the only version I'll get to play... I do hope the single player campaign will also be as robust, though I0m guessing there's zero details regarding that, yes?
  • shawksta - July 4, 2013 2:08 p.m.

    The only details we got is that the main Adventure mode wont be like Brawl's Subspace Emmisary. Subspace, as awesome as it was, was filled with Filler and stalling, and as Sakurai said himself, the best part about it was the cutscene interactions between the characters. He's cutting it entirely, which for now, we'll assume the Adventure mode will be in Melee form where you go through stages built on different Nintendo series. But really you shouldnt worry, Smash is a BIG game, Brawl a shit ton of Single Player Content and Kid Icarus Uprising is proof that Sakurai can shove as much shit as he wants, so no doubt the 3DS version will too.
  • BladedFalcon - July 4, 2013 2:16 p.m.

    True, one of the awesome things about Kid Icarus is that it was chock full with content. So it does bode well for thinking he'll deliver ^^ I mean, I just ask because unless you hook online, the 3DS is arguably a worse option for multiplayer than the console versions. At least when it comes to the kind of couch multiplayer most smash fans are used to.
  • shawksta - July 4, 2013 2:40 p.m.

    Pretty much, which is why the 3DS version is more of "Your own private thing" While the Wii U version is more public. And to be fair, Kid Icarus Uprising and especially Mario Kart 7 had good online, major case if they decide to implement the communities feature in Smash.
  • BladedFalcon - July 4, 2013 3:31 p.m.

    Sure they did, but i don't think i need to remind you of my stance about online multiplayer, do I? :P

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