Jul 24th, 2014


The Nintendo eShop currently has a section with games in which Wario stars, but the interesting part of that is that Super Smash Bros. 3DS appears in this section. Wario hasn’t been officially announced for the game, but could this be one of the things Nintendo plans on announcing at the San Diego Comic-Con this weekend? The livestream for Comic-Con starts tomorrow, so perhaps we’ll see more about it then.

Would you want to play as Wario? Plenty of people have been asking for Waluigi to be included in the Super Smash Bros. series for ages. Be sure and check out the official Comic-Con schedule and fire up the Nintendo eShop on your Nintendo 3DS to see the game listed under the Wario section. We’re pretty sure Nintendo will be making an announcement soon!

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  • Relick

    Wario was great fun to piss around with in Brawl – never any good for serious fighting but with friends made for some hilarious moments. I’d like to have him back!

    • rp17

      Actually my friend was a great Wario, not as good as his Falco or Diddy, but still Wario can be used seriously.

      • Dark Link

        Yes Wario was my greatest character. His movement, strength, recovery and control made him a valiant opponent. Easily one of the best.

  • LevenThumps

    I’m pretty sure Wario will be back. He was a pretty unique fighter, and while I didn’t use him much, I wouldn’t mind having him back.

  • RockieOllie
  • Nathan C.

    If they bring him back (which I could care less about whether they do or not), they should make his Wario Land suit his default costume.

    • MagcargoMan

      Why? It’s bad enough that people try to count DK, Diddy, Yoshi and Wario as Mario reps. If you’re gonna make Wario based on his design that originated in a Mario game, that’s only gonna make him feel like a glorified Mario rep.

  • nintendogamer

    I never played with him much… sometimes me and my friends would joke around when we played with him, but I never used him for serious fighting.

  • Henry Hotspur

    Pretty sure he’s one of Sakurai’s favorite Nintendo characters. Him making a return would be no surprise.

  • Noah

    I hope not. A level 9 Wario CPU was so OP.

    • MagcargoMan

      Yeah, let’s cut an important Nintendo character because the highest-level CPU of him is strong… so stupid…

  • YiyeUniverseMB

    They said there wouldn’t be as many characters in the new one. There have been 36 announced (I think). Brawl has 35. Melee has 26.

    • DonkeyKong

      They never said that. They said that the focus wouldn’t be as much on simply adding more characters. They also expressed that, because the rosters in the 3DS and Wii U will be the same, they have to work with the 3DS’ roster limitations. They never said there wouldn’t be more.

      • chocodino

        they never said anything about “3DS roster limitation”, and if there was, it should at least be the same as brawl, since both wii and 3DS games can hold up to 8GB of data [on brawl 4GB were subspace emissary videos].

        and brawl real limit for characters is around 128, therefore, the 3DS is not a problem with the roster….even tought they might try to put everything on a 4GB cartridge, since they are using only 2 songs per stage [and music is the second thing that takes most space, first being videos (not engine, real time generated cut-scenes, but actual videos)]

        • DonkeyKong

          Yeah, actually you’re correct.
          And you make great points!

          My initial argument still stands though. They never said there would be fewer characters. Just a misinterpretation by many fans and so called “journalists.”

    • WolfgangAmadeusMozart

      Actually, there are 39 characters when you consider Sheik, Zero Suit Samus, Squirtle, Ivysaur and Charizard as separate characters.

      • MagcargoMan

        Sakurai said Brawl has 39 characters so yeah they do count.

  • DonkeyKong

    I think people tend to forget that every game has characters that are never officially announced until after the game is released… you know, hidden characters? Just because a character is not announced before the game is released, does not mean that character will not be in!

    • rp17

      Nobody said there aren’t going to be hidden characters. But just like Captain Falcon, I doubt they would leave Wario out. However it is nice to see an official announcement to see them in HD and if they have changed at all.

    • abe

      didn’t the smash bros dojo website show every character before launch?

      • Galanosgladius

        From what I recall, it showed the unlockable characters and their conditions the day of/the day following the release.

    • Kaihaku

      Indeed. I’d be disappointed if there were no post-launch surprises.

  • Milky Bacons

    If Wario’s announced along with other returning characters, I’ll be okay. If it’s JUST Wario announced, I will be a dissapointed character.

    • abe

      they haven’t mad announcements about returning characters they just guest star in a new characters vid, so i suspect at SDCC there will be a new character announced and wario will appear

      • Milky Bacons

        I hope the new character’s someone in the EarthBound series. Ness and Lucas being the only supporters is sad… and only three Mother games at that, now Ness has appeared in more Smash games than his own games*.
        *If he’s announced.

        • Ian Monroe

          Ness is only in one of the 3 MOTHER games, so he actually does appear in Smash more than his own franchise

          • Milky Bacons

            Ninten: Mother
            Ness: EarthBound
            Lucas: Mother 2
            I think that’s how it goes, right? I could be wrong. We need Mother 3, and we put all 3 main characters in it, it would sell the Wii U.

            Half life 3 confirmed.

          • Ian Monroe

            Ninten: MOTHER
            Ness: Earthbound/MOTHER 2
            Lucas: MOTHER 3

            You almost had it right, it’s just that MOTHER 2 and Earthbound are the same.

            Since MOTHER was never released outside of Japan, it would have been weird to keep the name MOTHER 2 in other regions, so they named it Earthbound.

          • Milky Bacons

            *facepalm* xD
            Let’s say this: re-release MOTHER 3 translated on the eShop and make a MOTHER 4 : [insert epic title here]

            I’d like to see what they do with that. Make it sort of like the Brawl animations where it’s three dimensional or like EarthBound, but nice HD pixels. I need my Jeff and Poo.

  • rp17

    It wouldn’t be Smash without Wario…

    • 00EpicGamer00

      My eyes. O.O
      Thank God Wario doesn’t wear a skin-tight suit. Oh wait….His final Smash from Brawl…..I hope Sakurai doesn’t reuse that final smash. I don’t need to see that in HD, lol.

      • OoogodsklDerpCakez

        Ugh it was so hard to use too

        • 00EpicGamer00

          I know right? The first time I used Wario’s final smash, I was actually confused on what exactly was happening, lol. I eventually looked it up on the internet on what exactly his final smash did.

        • MagcargoMan

          Not really… except for his bike since it was super-fast in his FS.

          • OoogodsklDerpCakez

            Exactly, Its too fast that the bike would go off the stage in a second so easily. His recovery is his FS was good though

    • companyoflosers

      Really cuz i could have sworn there were 2 very popular smash games before wario took part, the most popular in fact still didnt seem to have him.

      • MagcargoMan

        Just because a character wasn’t in every game in the series, doesn’t mean they aren’t important to the series. Are Marth and Sheik not important to Smash since there was one very popular Smash game before it?

  • SmashFinale

    Duh. Wario was confirmed when the Smash Direct showed both Waluigi and Ashley as Warioware assist trophy reps.

    • MagcargoMan

      Duh, Wario was confirmed because he’s freakin’ Wario. It’d be like cutting Yoshi or DK to cut Wario.

  • Logan Wayman

    WAH-HAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Wario wants in!

  • Nookling

    Duh Wario is in the new game

  • BillyCannon

    The majority of people don’t buy this for ‘Serious fighting’, its not a fighting game.

    They buy it as a fun crazy party game/wrestler. Please stop slanting your coverage towards the competitive minority, they are about 400,000 people compared to the 11million plus that bough Smash Bros Brawl.

    Smash sells in the millions for the real game, not some metagame based around glitchs and mistake mechanics that have absolutely nothing to do with the real game elements: like items, platforming, weapons, hazzards, powerups, offense moves/defense…

    Majority of people are not the competitives, so please reflect this more in your coverage. Less niche please…

    • Sasuke Uchiha

      Wow, dude. Talk about no respect for the competitive side to Smash Bros. I hate to break it to you, but Smash Bros is a fighting game. When Sakurai said he refers to Smash Bros as a party game, he means that unlike your traditional fighting game, Smash Bros can be enjoyed by a group of people, aka, at a party or some other gathering. And can we please stop with the whole real game elements thing. I don’t even know where you guys got that from. Did you know not all competitive players play Melee? Yes, they play Brawl too. And those 400,000 people you mentioned are about the same number of the people who attend EVO. Trust me, not every competitive player attends EVO. Most of them don’t even have the money for it. Yes the competitive community is much smaller than your “real smash community”, but they shouldn’t be ignored. Trying to single out a part of your community is bad for any fan of any game. Plus, while the competitive community is smaller in comparison, it does however have the most growth. More and more people are becoming competitive everyday. There is nothing wrong with be competitive in a fighting game. I tried out Smash for at Smash fest. It definitely is a lot better than Brawl, and has plenty of huge Combo opportunities, and that was from the games intended mechanics. I play competitive in every fighting game and Smash is no different. Just thought I point this out to you.

      • Dark Link

        I have nothing else to add to this! 🙂

      • Galanosgladius

        That was perfectly worded! Not once did you insult him, talk condescendingly, or ignore a point. You did not use aggressive language and you put forth a near-perfect perspective from a competitive standpoint. It seems like you used the internet in the perfect way. Instead of throwing out insults from behind the cover of the internet, you used your ability to edit in order to prove your point in a serious, but civil, manner. Have an award, please!

      • MagcargoMan

        “Talk about no respect for the competitive side to Smash Bros.”

        It’s a little ironic to talking about respect and the competitive side when they were the ones who started attacking people who liked Brawl in the first place.

        • Sasuke Uchiha

          Wow, I didn’t realized you commented until just now. Anyway, getting back to the topic. What you said about the competitive community starting it first is partially correct. Both parties are at fault. Competition vs Casuals have been going on before Brawl even existed. It’s in the original (N64), it’s in Melee, and it is in Brawl. But it’s not just in Smash either. It’s all in any game with some form of competition. Here’s how it really started, or at least, became noticeable in the Smash community. Both parties insulted each other’s play style. Casual players said things like, “you are not playing the way Smash was meant to be played”, or “casual players are the real smash fans.” Competitive players said things like, “casuals have no skill, and only rely on items for a win”, or “casuals suck at smash bros.” All in all, the Smash community divided itself into 3 parties. The Casual Party, the Competitive Party, and the “I don’t give a Sh*t” Party. It’s a shame how one of the greatest video games in gaming history have such a divided fanbase. I’m a competitive player, and I don’t trash other casuals, but do however I get offended when they trash me, and the way I like to play. I play all of my fighting games competitively, and Smash is no different. As a fan of Smash back when it first came out when I was a kid, and still a Smash fan to this day, I am very disappointed in it’s fanbase. That’s what started my comment you replied to. I don’t just get offended at those type of casuals who disrespect others play style, but I get offended by the competitive players who do the same.

          • MagcargoMan

            “Competition vs Casuals have been going on before Brawl even existed. It’s in the original (N64), it’s in Melee, and it is in Brawl. But it’s not just in Smash either.”

            Really? I didn’t know. Maybe it’s just because I didn’t really use the internet back then, but I assumed it was pretty unanimous that the fandom all agreed that Melee was better than Smash 64 back when there was only two Smash games.

          • Sasuke Uchiha

            True, but I was really referring to the actual players themselves. Like Smash 64 Casuals vs Smash 64 Competitives, or Melee Casuals vs Melee Competitives.

          • MagcargoMan

            Okay then.

  • Dark Link

    Wario better be back!

  • Sdudyoy

    Wario has always been a ignored character for me, but I definitely wouldn’t mind it if he returned, his gameplay was unique, although I could do without the fart attack, It’s just stupid.

    • OoogodsklDerpCakez

      Its just part of his personality really, but I hope they change his FS. It was soo hard to use especially on a motorcycle

  • Chase U

    I LOVE Wario! He’s been my favorite character since always!!! I’m best as him in Brawl, so I REEEEALLLY hope they bring him back.. surely they will since they announced the WarioWare trophy, Ashley.

  • LordiMcKill

    Sod Smash Bros. We need to see a Super Wario Bros. starring Wario and Waluigi!

  • TheSneakyLizard

    Hopefully, it won’t be just Wario. I hope for a few more veterans to be revealed as well, like Ness and Ice Climbers.

  • Purple

    Where is Wario World 2 ?!!!!

  • Purple

    I want to see the next full Mario game be a Wario Game.

  • AM Real

    “Wario the legend”

  • Ace

    Seriously… Does anyone want Wario back?

    • MagcargoMan

      Are you high? Wario is as important as DK and Yoshi.

  • WarioForever


  • Squid

    Did anyone have doubts about Wario?

  • MetroidZero

    His fart will be in HD. Oh lord.

  • MagcargoMan

    Why do people worry about characters who won’t ever be cut? Wario is as important a Nintendo character as Donkey Kong and Yoshi are. Seriously, people worried for Captain Falcon before Robin’s trailer and worried about Yoshi before the Smash Direct.

    Stop worrying about characters who are too important to be cut.

  • Joel Cruz

    i wouldnt mind see Wario again i just hope Ness returns