Once again Masahiro Sakurai in his magnanimity has decided to grace us, his humble subjects, with new information regarding the upcoming Super Smash Bros. games. Thus we have been given a screenshot from the Wii U version of the game along with an explanation of a new item. We see Bowser is back to his old tricks and kidnapping fairies again, while Peach seems rather disinterested in the whole affair. Sakurai had this to say about the photo: Hey look, a bottle!! This is a special item that can even heal fighters who have accumulated over 100% damage. So it looks like Fairies will act like the Heart Containers from previous games, healing characters who have badly damaged. It’s somewhat unclear though if he means Fairies will, like the Heart Containers from Melee and Brawl, heal exactly 100% damage or if they’ll heal more than 100% damage; possibly fully healing a character like the Heart Containers in the original game. Tatl, the head spokeswoman of the Organization for the Ethical Treatment of Fairies, could not be reached for comment. What do you all think of this? Are you interested to see the introduction of Fairies as an item, or do you prefer Heart Containers? Do you think the introduction of Bottled Fairies into the series equates to the endorsement of fairy abuse? local_offer miiverse Nintendo screenshot Super Smash Bros wii u stars Further Reading The cost of Nintendo consoles in today's dollars Wii U gets firmware update Watch the Smash 4 EVO Finals on Disney XD Take a peek at this week’s Nintendo Dow 9 things you probably didn't know about Super Mario Bros. Insane Mario Maker level still unbeaten. Ryushi There’s an organization for treating Faries more ethically…? Gameonfool I know fair treatment for all Magnus Eriksson Not to mention the stars in Mario Galaxy who is burned in a holocaust as fuel cells in Mario space ship. Its horrible. WolfgangAmadeusMozart And what about the Goombas ? Millions are stomped to death every year in the Mushroom Kingdom alone. http://www.luc.edu/faculty/afrantz/france/target02.jpg Green Smash Bros U looks amazingggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg. Just saiyan Ducked I was wondering earlier if they would put some elements from 3D World in the game. David Flick Hey! Listen! Mario SHUT UP!, said Link to Navi. Mithiragi And I just started replaying Ocarina of Time today… Sdudyoy It’s about time, why didn’t we already have this in the games, better late than never I guess. Magnus Eriksson I just want to play the game now. Have nothing else to say. jjbredesen Me do, i swear i would kill someone if i could ge the beta XD, i also hope we can get a gamecube controller for this game, i refuse to use Wii controllers again no fucking way! If you tell me your a hardcore smash player and you use the Wii mote GTFO! linkzero65 well you can use wii u pro controller its pretty neet A_7 i knw right! I’m a master in brawl when i use the GC controller but I’m willing to use the pro controller for this one cuz it looks awesome and the GC controller is pretty outdated. jjbredesen Yeah, u guess the pro controller is the future… LevenThumps I agree completely. The Pro Controller, while I haven’t tried it out, looks like it could be a good successor to the Gamecube remote. At the very least, it looks better than the Wii mote. jjbredesen Yeah, nothing beats GC, but i guess the pro controller is what i will be spending thousounds of hours with. Hamzilla22 So i tried playing melee/brawl with the wii U pro controller and i must say it’s not that entirely bad. it just gets getting used to for the most part. jjbredesen Yeah, i guess so, since i have not tried it yet i can’t say it sucks so il give it a try. bizzy gie Wiimote + nunchuk user and proud. Very proud. jjbredesen I have some sort of bitter sweat respect for you after that comment XD antiform How bitter exactly is this sweat you speak of? jjbredesen Exstremly bitter XD Alex Kelecich I love the wii nunchuck combo! My first smash was brawl so I had no gamecube remote. Now I am happy since I’ll be good at the wii u version as soon as it comes out! I feel bad for gamecube players. jjbredesen Lucky… After spending sort of my entire childhoot on melee, playing perhaps close to 4000hours of smash it was hard to use the Wii mote lol. Alex Kelecich Yeah. The cool thing too is that when I pop in Melee, I also learned to play with the gamecube remote. Magnus Eriksson You use that for Brawl? I found it impossible for fighting games 😀 Wii U Pro here I come 🙂 bizzy gie Yesiree bob. And I’ll kill anybody with Kirby. Swampert Master I started using the wiimote and nunchuk when I first got the game and the controls weren’t too shabby. But when I got the wii pro controller, man I missed out for so many years! YayGs http://youtu.be/FemD3BftK1Q This guy is using a public beta of a program I wrote to play melee with the pro controller. jjbredesen If you wrote this program, i bow down to you sir! You just made the world a better place, i know that the pro controller uses bluetooth, but never got it to work on PC, so if you have Kudos, you have me outmust deapest respect. YayGs Thanks. I first attempted to connect it when I got the controller soon after it came out but ran into the issue of it not staying connected. Months down the road realized it was a duplicate issue that some wiimotes have and was solved NY using the Toshiba Bluetooth stack. Made me do a major face palm. jjbredesen lol, well atleast you got it to work 🙂 The Clockwork Being Well thats a relief. Sdudyoy I just wonder how I’m going to play without a Gamecube controller, I practice with the Wii mote/classic controller pro, but when I play with the Gamecube controller I feel like I have so much more control over my character, well I might get used to playing with the Pro controller, I guess I need to buy one now. jjbredesen Yeah, me to, cant be that bad… Santiago If you have a Wii Remote you can get the Classic Pro controller that has pretty much the same layout as the pro controller and its half the price Kyle I wish they made there Pro controller like the GameCube controller, that controller was perfect, except for the clunky triggers, they can use pros for that issue. jjbredesen Yeah, i guess i will give the pro controller a go. Tornmage The nyko pro commander seems pretty close, I own one and it’s great. very close to the GC controller. without the Big A’ button. Zorpix I use classic controller. Come at me, bro. If someone wants to buy me a pro controller though, I’d be all over that jjbredesen Challange accpeted! Nah the classic controller is not that bad, if you use the pro one. Put the Wii mote+nunchuck almost killed me, i had a white wii so i could play brawl, with GC controller, but then it died so i bough a black one but it did not have GC controller ports so i have had to play with classic controller, i guess i will have to get used to the pro controller, or just mod my wii mote , so that i can use my GC controller as a classic controller, works fine with a NES controller, so il perhaps give it a try. Dam, can’t wait to play this game, i hope you body is ready, because once me and link team up i am unstoppeble 😉 Zorpix maybe this is for you? http://www.amazon.com/Mayflash-Nintendo-GameCube-Controller-Adapter-Wii/dp/B00BS520SG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1392764280&sr=8-1&keywords=wii+u+gamecube jjbredesen ☆*･゜ﾟ･*(^O^)/*･゜ﾟ･*☆ I fucking love you THANK YOU!!! Instabuy! ☆*･゜ﾟ･*(^O^)/*･゜ﾟ･*☆ Zorpix You didn’t know about that? XD jjbredesen Nope, never googled for it, because i am lazy XD Zorpix I think WiiUDaily had an article about it forever ago… XD jjbredesen Must have been forever ago XD, because i can’t remeber it, think i have been here almost a year soon. Magnus Eriksson Lol, the pad must be even worse 😀 jjbredesen Can’t tell if you sarcastic XD, but nah the pad is a lot better than the Wii mote, the pad feels like you have a lot more controll, so i will be fine, but the pro controller is what i will be using, also when i think about it 3rd parties have released a lot of pro controllers, so perhaps there is a 3rd party gamecube style pro controller? Magnus Eriksson I think its too big. jjbredesen Nah, i don’t really think so, but i guess that is up to the indevidual to decide. Blaze247 I use the Wii Mote and I’m a hardcore gamer if I do say so myself. Blaze247 I use the Wii mote and I consider myself a hardcore smash player if I do say so myself :-3 jjbredesen Sure, i guess you can be a good smasher with it, but i can’t do shit with wii mote lol TaintedXGamer dude wii u Pro controller either way….WiiMote All da F***in’ Way! Tornmage I’ve played with the gamecube controller, and God i love the gamecube. But the WiiRemote has a simplicity to it that’s just great for smash. Kirbyomega I actually went into the options menu and changed the controls for the wii remote and nunchuk. (I might get hate for this but) Melee never appealed to me, I always liked the original smash and Brawl the most. If you give me your brawl friend code or your nnid I can prove to you how good I am >:D The Clockwork Being Yep. Have owned every Smash since Melee and Melee was my first Gamecube game. So its no question that this is a game I am strongly anticipating. Magnus Eriksson Have own every Smash since N64 😀 That one didnt age to well though 🙂 Shota still have my n64 with smash bros 😉 Zorpix This reminds me of my conspiracy theory… Colin Malone Remind me, what was your conspiracy theory again? linkzero65 is this a ”NHK ni yokoso” refrence? Zorpix Might have to wait for an upcoming Zorpix Den for that one.. 😉 I still have to run the idea by Ashley though MetroidZero I’d take a pic of an item over a character posing or attacking. I hate waiting 24 hours for useless pics. The question is, will we still see the Heart Container, or is it completely replaced? The HC was an item since SSB64. LevenThumps I think the Heart Container will be back as well. If it’s made it this far, it should go all the way. linkzero65 ads an nice touch 🙂 Donaald It’s funny how they keep screenshot after screenshot yet they haven’t released the official name of this game. Colin Malone I’m pretty sure that it’s been confirmed that “Super Smash Bros for Wii U” and “Super Smash Bros for 3DS” are the names of the game. Donaald And that’s it? how lame… Kyle bowser’s about to kick it cant be unseen Sam This game just keeps getting better and better! GregoryTheRainMaker Mmm..alright. Sbot Is it just me or does bowser look like he’s tripping? I hope tripping doesn’t return… WolfgangAmadeusMozart No, it’s just his down taunt. http://www.ssbwiki.com/images/5/52/Taunts-Brawl-Bowser-DownTaunt.png kayodoc Easily the most anticipated game in 2014 for me. Madmagican So it works like the heart container except a little less effective Starfoxguy Smash is gonna be awesome!!! Also did anybody else notice a Super Mario 3D World reference? Swampert Master I think it is great that Sakurai is redesigning and adding all these new items during the transition into the HD game era. The bat and ray gun look amazing, and this fairy bottle looks pretty great too. It would be funny if it had the texture from the trapped fairies in Wind Waker though.