Super Smash Bros. Invitational Tournament E3 2014 All Footage [Video]

Super Smash Bros. Wii U E3 Invitational Tournament

The excitement can not be contained. This year at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) Nintendo brought in world famous players and commentators for the Super Smash Bros. Invitational Tournament. This event took place at E3 and gave the world an chance to see how the game looks and plays. The tournament is completely finished now, but here is their introduction trailer in case you missed it (Full tournament video at bottom).

Everyone at this event was beyond excited, Nintendo included. They had a lot to say before kicking off the tournament, but it became very clear very quickly that Nintendo wanted to give the fans what they wanted. As a result, fan favorites were constantly being chosen and noted. In total, nine matches took place in the tournament, with one bonus celebrity match.  Here is the celebrity match.

As for the actual tournament, some upsets took place. For starters, 16 people played in the tournament but 20 characters were available. Sadly this means certain characters did not get played, among them was Samus and Donkey Kong. On the other hand, some characters such as Kirby got a lot of time on screen. If you would like to see how things turned out, here is the bracket.

Super Smash at E3 Full Bracket

Due to the amount of fan picks for second place, this tournament proceeded differently than a normal one would have. All matches expect for the finals were four person free-for-all matches with items turned on. The most dangerous item to watch out for was the Smash Ball. This item debuted in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and behaves the same way as before. Some of the final smashes were a sight to behold, most notably, Zero Suit Samus and Mega Man.

Time to rewatch, reanalyze, and reassess how the new Super Smash Bros. plays. People are having very different opinions about how the game looks so far. Some think it looks amazing, some think it looks like and HD version of Brawl, and others think it is the death of the beloved series. Melee It On Me has already posted in an depth look about techniques and how they operate now (link below). However, not all hope is lost, this game is unfinished and Nintendo is eager to hear what the fans think. At their E3 booth, Nintendo was writing down and paying close attention to every suggestion players had. Seeing as some of the top players in the world got to play this game, Nintendo should have picked up some excellent suggestions for making Smash on the Wii U the best it can be. As for the actual tournament footage, here you go.

The new characters revealed at E3 include Lady Palutena, Mr. Game and Watch, Pac Man and three different versions of your Mii: Brawler, Swordsman, and Gunner. If you missed it, here is the Pac Man and Game and Watch reveal.

There you have it, Nintendo has showed off the new Super Smash Bros. game for the 3DS and Wii U. The 3DS version launches in North America October 3. The Wii U version is still set to release in the winter. So let’s hear it, what do you all think so far? Has Nintendo pleased the fans with this E3 invitational tournament or have they simply showed off a game that series veterans will hate?

By Garrett Jutte
Melee It On Me
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