You Can Use Your 3DS As a Wii U Controller in Super Smash Bros.

You Can Use Your 3DS As a Wii U Controller in Super Smash Bros.

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This feature, as well as the ability to transfer custom fighters, is the only connectivity the two versions of Super Smash Bros. will have.

Japanese gamers have been playing the 3DS version of Super Smash Bros. this week and have all but confirmed all the secret characters. But, GameStop has revealed a different kind of feature, namely, what the "connectivity" between the 3DS and Wii U versions of the games will consist of. It looks like 3DS gamers will be able to transfer custom character data, and use their 3DS unit as a controller for the Wii U version of the game.

Earlier, game director Masahiro Sakurai did confirm that the two versions would not be able to play together directly, but did not outline what the connectivity options would be. The transfer of custom fighters most likely refers to the custom-Mii fighters, as well as regular fighters customized with power-ups earned in the 3DS-exclusive "Smash Run" mode.

I suppose the good news is that players who hone their skills using the 3DS's control scheme ahead of the Wii U launch will be able to show of those skills on the big screen, and it would also help out new Wii U owners that haven't shelled out for four controllers yet.

However, I can't imagine many Smash Bros. veterans would opt for this option over the GameCube controller adapter.

Source: GameSpot

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Doubt this would work for me, PAL Wii-U and NTSC 3DS, considering Nintendo's region lock policy...

Will likely just stick to the game-pad, or use the Wii-Mote and Nunchuck (always found that more interesting than the gamecube controller)

very interesting; I wonder in what other ways the two versions will communicate with each other

See this is cool. I never understood why Nintendo never tried what Sony does with the Vita for the 3DS. For me personally, I'll be just using the GameCube controller and adapter. I'd consider this, if I could use a Circle Pad Pro, which would make 3DS control easier, but eh beggers can't be chooser.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'll be questioning Nintendo on where my download codes are since I met all the requirements for them, but still haven't received them yet. T^T

Neronium:
See this is cool. I never understood why Nintendo never tried what Sony does with the Vita for the 3DS. For me personally, I'll be just using the GameCube controller and adapter. I'd consider this, if I could use a Circle Pad Pro, which would make 3DS control easier, but eh beggers can't be chooser.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'll be questioning Nintendo on where my download codes are since I met all the requirements for them, but still haven't received them yet. T^T

Well... I've got one left if you're still in need of it.

Semi-DemiFiend:
Well... I've got one left if you're still in need of it.

Thanks for the offer, but another person gave me a code. The internet can be a nice place. :3
Still, I qualified for everything, and my notifications were on. Nintendo emailed me back and told me that I wasn't getting a code, which is odd due to me meeting all the requirements. Oh well. I say save that code and make someone's day with it. :3

As someone who has played the 3DS demo, I can safely say that this is a unique and interesting feature that I most definitely will not be making use of.

Props to Nintendo for the idea, though. Maybe Sony can do that with the Vita to make the PS4-U.

Artemicion:
As someone who has played the 3DS demo, I can safely say that this is a unique and interesting feature that I most definitely will not be making use of.

Props to Nintendo for the idea, though. Maybe Sony can do that with the Vita to make the PS4-U.

I wouldn't be surprised if people found ways to hack it so that the Vita gets picked up by the Wii U. You could use the wireless 360 headsets on the Wii by syncing them together via bluetooth signal, which isn't too hard. Really sad nowadays how the Vita is nothing more than a PS4 controller, but Sony has themselves to blame for a lot of that.

Meanwhile, I'm just irked that freaking GameStop got to make this announcement. Nintendo, honestly, Gamestop is NOT your (or any publisher's) friend. Please stop giving them exclusives and now apparently brand new announcements. They need to be knocked down a few pegs, not given more opportunities to swell their already iron-fisted grip on the gaming industry.

Edit: As for the actual topic at hand, I don't really consider it much of a boon. Maybe it's just me, but the 3DS gets painful to hold for even as little as a half hour or so, much-less the 2-or-more-hour gaming sessions that I tend to pour into Smash Bros. It might be a nice feature for those who are comfortable holding a 3DS for long durations (depending on if they prefer how it controls on 3DS or not), but I'll stick to the Wavebird, thanks.

Oh, that's nice. I was kinda expecting it but It'll be handy when I'm with friends and they don't have spare WUU controllers. The Vita has kinda spoiled me for stuff like this.

Wait, people have SPARE smash codes? how does that happen? *cough* I'm in the EU if anyone's interested *cough*

TheEvilCheese:
Oh, that's nice. I was kinda expecting it but It'll be handy when I'm with friends and they don't have spare WUU controllers. The Vita has kinda spoiled me for stuff like this.

Wait, people have SPARE smash codes? how does that happen? *cough* I'm in the EU if anyone's interested *cough*

I have actually 2 spare EU download code, if anyone is interested PM me. The game is absolutely fun even on the 3DS! It requires a little time to get used to the small models, but after a while you won't even notice how small everything is. I'm playing on an XL model, can't talk about how fun is it on the original models small screen...

I joined Club Nintendo earlier this year when they had the "Buy Mario Kart 8, get Wind Waker HD (or one of a couple other games of your choice) for free!" deal. Pretty good deal! I was super-jazzed when a friend of mine told me they were giving out early Smash Bros. demo access to Club Nintendo members, but then super-bummed when I found out it was only for Premium level members, and only a few of them at that. That's a lot of product registration. I guess I'll just have to wait like everyone else. Sadface.

I've actually been more hyped for this game after watching people play the Japanese version over the past couple days than I was during the entire pre-release hype cycle. Seems like it's been improved quite a bit since the E3 demo that left several people less than impressed. Definitely going to pick up the WiiU version, but I'm still on the fence about the 3DS one... maybe that demo next week will push me over the edge.

Duck Hunt 4 eva!

Robert Kalmar:

TheEvilCheese:
Oh, that's nice. I was kinda expecting it but It'll be handy when I'm with friends and they don't have spare WUU controllers. The Vita has kinda spoiled me for stuff like this.

Wait, people have SPARE smash codes? how does that happen? *cough* I'm in the EU if anyone's interested *cough*

I have actually 2 spare EU download code, if anyone is interested PM me. The game is absolutely fun even on the 3DS! It requires a little time to get used to the small models, but after a while you won't even notice how small everything is. I'm playing on an XL model, can't talk about how fun is it on the original models small screen...

Is it comfortable playing with an XL?

Having not played it on the 3ds, I can only imagine it not being comfortable. still, nice to have the option I suppose.

You mean I can use the most uncomfortable to hold device of all time to play a game? ...yay...

I just want a release date for the WiiU version. Goddamn it Nintendo.

God damn it I am like 90 gold away from being Plat. Can't get a code for the demo >.<

anyways this is great news. Only person in my group that has a WiiU. Everyone else has 3DS's. This works just fine.

GalacticPrettyBoy:

Robert Kalmar:

TheEvilCheese:
Oh, that's nice. I was kinda expecting it but It'll be handy when I'm with friends and they don't have spare WUU controllers. The Vita has kinda spoiled me for stuff like this.

Wait, people have SPARE smash codes? how does that happen? *cough* I'm in the EU if anyone's interested *cough*

I have actually 2 spare EU download code, if anyone is interested PM me. The game is absolutely fun even on the 3DS! It requires a little time to get used to the small models, but after a while you won't even notice how small everything is. I'm playing on an XL model, can't talk about how fun is it on the original models small screen...

Is it comfortable playing with an XL?

Well, i didn't had a GameCube or GameCube controller, so i can't compare it to the 3DS, but i had no problem with the controls. This is coming from someone who prefers piano play style in fighting games. At first i couldn't see anything properly, because how small everything is, but after half an hour i got used to it and didn't himpered my fun in any way. I wanted to buy only the Wii U version, but the demo made me think about buying both. Y NO CROSSBUY NINTENDO?

Rainbow_Dashtruction:
You mean I can use the most uncomfortable to hold device of all time to play a game? ...yay...

Uhh what? I have no problem holding my DS Lite or 3DS XL. It's not as comfy as the PSP (until you plug in a charge cable), but it's way ahead of the Vita (because of the rear touch pad) and the only time it was uncomfortable to play was when i played Metroid Prime Hunters and Kid Icarus. You must be doing something wrong maybe?...

Robert Kalmar:

Rainbow_Dashtruction:
You mean I can use the most uncomfortable to hold device of all time to play a game? ...yay...

Uhh what? I have no problem holding my DS Lite or 3DS XL. It's not as comfy as the PSP (until you plug in a charge cable), but it's way ahead of the Vita (because of the rear touch pad) and the only time it was uncomfortable to play was when i played Metroid Prime Hunters and Kid Icarus. You must be doing something wrong maybe?...

The original DS variants were a lot better then the 3DS in terms of how comfortable it was. Its mainly because that circle pad is worthlessly awful. Even minor use of it causes me to hurt my hands after about 5 minutes. Also because the shoulder buttons are WAY too small, meaning you have to shrink your pointing fingers up and loosen your grip on the device, which is not an issue present on the DS Lite. Finally, the buttons are shockingly low quality compared to the DS Lite, and its extremely apparent. Its like every button is as bad as the start and select buttons on the DS Lite, except for hilariously, the home select and start buttons, which are extremely poorly placed and have the responsive feeling of solid stone.

Still a lot better in most games then Kid Icarus tho. God that game had awful controls. Even the "Face buttons as camera" mode had better controls then its intentional controls.

Well it's good if you'he got few controllers and friends coming over to play I guess.

Rainbow_Dashtruction:

Robert Kalmar:

Rainbow_Dashtruction:
You mean I can use the most uncomfortable to hold device of all time to play a game? ...yay...

Uhh what? I have no problem holding my DS Lite or 3DS XL. It's not as comfy as the PSP (until you plug in a charge cable), but it's way ahead of the Vita (because of the rear touch pad) and the only time it was uncomfortable to play was when i played Metroid Prime Hunters and Kid Icarus. You must be doing something wrong maybe?...

The original DS variants were a lot better then the 3DS in terms of how comfortable it was. Its mainly because that circle pad is worthlessly awful. Even minor use of it causes me to hurt my hands after about 5 minutes. Also because the shoulder buttons are WAY too small, meaning you have to shrink your pointing fingers up and loosen your grip on the device, which is not an issue present on the DS Lite. Finally, the buttons are shockingly low quality compared to the DS Lite, and its extremely apparent. Its like every button is as bad as the start and select buttons on the DS Lite, except for hilariously, the home select and start buttons, which are extremely poorly placed and have the responsive feeling of solid stone.

Still a lot better in most games then Kid Icarus tho. God that game had awful controls. Even the "Face buttons as camera" mode had better controls then its intentional controls.

I think the Circle Pad does what it's intended to do. It never hurt my hands, it's still better, than the PSP's Circle Pad. I don't feel much of a difference between the DSes and 3DSes face buttons, it feels the same for me. Except, the 3DS has vastly superior d-pad. I like the clicking sound it makes. The DS Lite's shoulder button was awful... It feels cheap, it's unresponsive and dem famous broken L buttons...Can't really protect them.

Hmm, i got used to Kid Icarus' control scheme. Yes, it hurts my hand, but, if you start playing on 9 intensity, there are not really an option what to use. You NEED the speed and precision of the touch controls or you don't stand a chance. Now, if Nintendo would finally forget resistive touch screen and move onto the 21st century and use capacitive touch screen, Kid Icarus would have a vastly superior control scheme, but using your finger on these poor touch screen is a nightmare... btw, the New 3DS still uses resistive touch screen?... i hope not.

Robert Kalmar:

Rainbow_Dashtruction:

Robert Kalmar:

Uhh what? I have no problem holding my DS Lite or 3DS XL. It's not as comfy as the PSP (until you plug in a charge cable), but it's way ahead of the Vita (because of the rear touch pad) and the only time it was uncomfortable to play was when i played Metroid Prime Hunters and Kid Icarus. You must be doing something wrong maybe?...

The original DS variants were a lot better then the 3DS in terms of how comfortable it was. Its mainly because that circle pad is worthlessly awful. Even minor use of it causes me to hurt my hands after about 5 minutes. Also because the shoulder buttons are WAY too small, meaning you have to shrink your pointing fingers up and loosen your grip on the device, which is not an issue present on the DS Lite. Finally, the buttons are shockingly low quality compared to the DS Lite, and its extremely apparent. Its like every button is as bad as the start and select buttons on the DS Lite, except for hilariously, the home select and start buttons, which are extremely poorly placed and have the responsive feeling of solid stone.

Still a lot better in most games then Kid Icarus tho. God that game had awful controls. Even the "Face buttons as camera" mode had better controls then its intentional controls.

I think the Circle Pad does what it's intended to do. It never hurt my hands, it's still better, than the PSP's Circle Pad. I don't feel much of a difference between the DSes and 3DSes face buttons, it feels the same for me. Except, the 3DS has vastly superior d-pad. I like the clicking sound it makes. The DS Lite's shoulder button was awful... It feels cheap, it's unresponsive and dem famous broken L buttons...Can't really protect them.

Hmm, i got used to Kid Icarus' control scheme. Yes, it hurts my hand, but, if you start playing on 9 intensity, there are not really an option what to use. You NEED the speed and precision of the touch controls or you don't stand a chance. Now, if Nintendo would finally forget resistive touch screen and move onto the 21st century and use capacitive touch screen, Kid Icarus would have a vastly superior control scheme, but using your finger on these poor touch screen is a nightmare... btw, the New 3DS still uses resistive touch screen?... i hope not.

Kid Icarus tho is so frigging easy. I actually borrowed it and it was on 8 intensity from her last setting. I had no trouble playing, it just hurt my hands after such a short time.

And the DS had bad shoulder buttons? Sure they felt a tad unresponsive, but god damn the 3DS shoulder buttons are uncomfortable.

Oh and that clicking nature is my biggest hatred of the 3DS d-pad. Its not that its clicky, its that it means the buttons have to be more rigid to achieve it, meaning it doesn't feel smooth and easy to press like say, a DS Lite would.

 

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