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You Appear to Be Leaking, Super Smash Bros.

Someone got their hands on an early copy of the 3DS version, and has started uploading videos of a decidedly low quality.

UPDATE: Aaaaaaand those videos are now gone. Sorry, folks!

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A huge chunk of the hype for a new Smash Bros. games involves slowly announcing what characters are in the game. Some of those may have just been preempted by a person named "Izat True" on YouTube.

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If you're adverse to spoilers, you might want to stop reading now.

While I don't normally report on leaks or rumors, it's hard to argue with these videos, which appear to reveal fighters like Bowser Jr. and Dark Pit in the 3DS version of the upcoming Super Smash Bros.

The person playing in these videos is listed as "ESRB0083," which would suggest the copy being played is an early version submitted to the Entertainment Software Ratings Board. One way or the other, it wouldn't be a surprise if these videos magically disappeared later today.

Also, why is it that leakers always have such horrible ways of capturing video?

In the meantime, watch away.

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Posted By Rirse

And Shulk just got confirmed today...and he looks just like the leak version too!

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Posted By blessmystars

Where are you Snake? Snake?! SNAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAKE!!!

Sorry.

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@hailinel: Good point, but you need to get your DEFCON order straightened out.

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Posted By TimeLeap
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Posted By Hailinel

@hailinel: Is it possible the Nintendo insider didn't leak it himself, but had the videos on a work laptop or something, and his punk ass kid thought it would be cool to put them on YouTube? That was how all those early Xbox One videos leaked, more or less.

It's possible. Though in that case, he shouldn't have let whoever uploaded them even have access to them.

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@hailinel: Is it possible the Nintendo insider didn't leak it himself, but had the videos on a work laptop or something, and his punk ass kid thought it would be cool to put them on YouTube? That was how all those early Xbox One videos leaked, more or less.

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@ronald said:
@hailinel said:

Desktop link here.

Ex-Nintendo insider, you mean.

Whoever it is, they're going to be sorry that they leaked the info like this when it's all over. A coworker of mine that happened to be testing at NOA when Brawl was being tested said that the atmosphere was like DEFCON 5 when info leaked for that game. This latest leak makes it sound like Nintendo just went nuclear on the leaker.

So everything was normal and Nintendo weren't stressing out from Brawl leaks? That's cool of them.

DEFCON 5, 1, whatever. :P

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Posted By Ronald
@hailinel said:

Desktop link here.

Ex-Nintendo insider, you mean.

Whoever it is, they're going to be sorry that they leaked the info like this when it's all over. A coworker of mine that happened to be testing at NOA when Brawl was being tested said that the atmosphere was like DEFCON 5 when info leaked for that game. This latest leak makes it sound like Nintendo just went nuclear on the leaker.

So everything was normal and Nintendo weren't stressing out from Brawl leaks? That's cool of them.

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Edited By Corvak

Nintendo doesn't like it when you rain on its marketing parade, it seems. I'd rather just have it all out there, every time theres a new smash game, the hype train gets beaten like a dead mule for months.

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Posted By Corevi
@dan_citi said:

@fawkes said:

Smash bros salty bets?

I'm pretty sure this was in Brawl, me and my friends playing Dairantō Smash Brothers X bet on a Samus match once. Someone said "oh but it is not Zero Suit Samus" and I replied "No, but she has Zero Suit Potential". Anyway that Samus was really good and it was fun to watch (it was one-on-one) and the player did some neat tricks.

I'm glad this is returning.

It was in Brawl but it had none of this trends and match history business. Makes it much more interesting than just betting on whichever character is "better".

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@fawkes said:
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Smash bros salty bets?

I'm pretty sure this was in Brawl, me and my friends playing Dairantō Smash Brothers X bet on a Samus match once. Someone said "oh but it is not Zero Suit Samus" and I replied "No, but she has Zero Suit Potential". Anyway that Samus was really good and it was fun to watch (it was one-on-one) and the player did some neat tricks.

I'm glad this is returning.

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Posted By Mortuss_Zero

I hope the move customizations at least help me come closer to a Ganondorf with a unique moveset. Since Sakurai clearly doesn't want to rock the boat on that.

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Posted By Mr_Creeper

All the spoilers.

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Posted By Hailinel

@efesell said:

@dixavd said:

@corruptedevil said:
@dixavd said:

@deadeyemccoy said:

So is there any way to get your hands on Xenoblade Chronicles at a reasonable price? $100 on Amazon, Jesus.

If you're not in Europe... it might actually be cheaper importing from Europe.

Wiis are region locked. Unless you have homebrew channel you are SOL on Xenoblade.

Okay, guess I was wrong. Yeah - sorry USA (and Canada and Southern America), I guess you're just stuck with the shitty online prices. Though I do hear they appear for reasonable prices in store at Gamestops sometimes.

Yeah was able to get a copy in store relatively recently. Way more than a Wii game should be right now but not outrageously marked up.

It's not about the console it's on. It's about the rarity and perceived quality of the title.

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Posted By Efesell

@dixavd said:

@corruptedevil said:
@dixavd said:

@deadeyemccoy said:

So is there any way to get your hands on Xenoblade Chronicles at a reasonable price? $100 on Amazon, Jesus.

If you're not in Europe... it might actually be cheaper importing from Europe.

Wiis are region locked. Unless you have homebrew channel you are SOL on Xenoblade.

Okay, guess I was wrong. Yeah - sorry USA (and Canada and Southern America), I guess you're just stuck with the shitty online prices. Though I do hear they appear for reasonable prices in store at Gamestops sometimes.

Yeah was able to get a copy in store relatively recently. Way more than a Wii game should be right now but not outrageously marked up.

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Posted By Dixavd

@dixavd said:

@deadeyemccoy said:

So is there any way to get your hands on Xenoblade Chronicles at a reasonable price? $100 on Amazon, Jesus.

If you're not in Europe... it might actually be cheaper importing from Europe.

Wiis are region locked. Unless you have homebrew channel you are SOL on Xenoblade.

Okay, guess I was wrong. Yeah - sorry USA (and Canada and Southern America), I guess you're just stuck with the shitty online prices. Though I do hear they appear for reasonable prices in store at Gamestops sometimes.

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Posted By Hailinel

So is there any way to get your hands on Xenoblade Chronicles at a reasonable price? $100 on Amazon, Jesus.

The North American release was very limited and restricted as a Gamestop exclusive. It's likely not going to come down in price any time soon.

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Posted By Corevi
@dixavd said:

@deadeyemccoy said:

So is there any way to get your hands on Xenoblade Chronicles at a reasonable price? $100 on Amazon, Jesus.

If you're not in Europe... it might actually be cheaper importing from Europe.

Wiis are region locked. Unless you have homebrew channel you are SOL on Xenoblade.

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So is there any way to get your hands on Xenoblade Chronicles at a reasonable price? $100 on Amazon, Jesus.

If you're not in Europe... it might actually be cheaper importing from Europe.

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Posted By DeadeyeMcCoy

So is there any way to get your hands on Xenoblade Chronicles at a reasonable price? $100 on Amazon, Jesus.

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Posted By Dixavd

Is Jigglypuff announced yet? I hate that pink goofball!

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@jjor64 said:

More interesting news. Seems like the leaks have been from a Nintendo insider.

http://gonintendo.com/m/?id=235857

On mobile, someone hyper link it please.

Desktop link here.

Ex-Nintendo insider, you mean.

Whoever it is, they're going to be sorry that they leaked the info like this when it's all over. A coworker of mine that happened to be testing at NOA when Brawl was being tested said that the atmosphere was like DEFCON 5 when info leaked for that game. This latest leak makes it sound like Nintendo just went nuclear on the leaker.

Which makes me wonder about the guy. If you work at Nintendo and are in a position to be handling material intended for the ESRB, you have to be aware of the consequences of leaking said information (termination and in all likelihood a lawsuit for blatant violation of the NDA). Leaking information like this is just putting your career at risk, at the very minimum. And there's no benefit to be gained because you're just leaking information that will become common public knowledge in due time. It's the equivalent of shitting on the CEO's desk while typing "FIRST". I cannot fathom a more ridiculous way to get yourself fired from a video game company.

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Edited By JJOR64

More interesting news. Seems like the leaks have been from a Nintendo insider.

http://gonintendo.com/m/?id=235857

On mobile, someone hyper link it please.

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Posted By iAmJohn

DUCK HUNT DOG!

DUCK HUNT DOG!

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Edited By LobsterVendetta

No second F-Zero character, no 'BRACK BURR'.

Why must I be so attracted to unsuccessful things nobody cares about.
Curious as to how that Duck Hunt dog will play, I just hope he isn't a 'composite' character. That would be a cop-out.

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@fawkes said:

Smash bros salty bets?

Basically. If it works well it might just be the most addictive thing ever.

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Posted By xbob42

You're reporting rumours as news now?

Do you even know what the word rumor means?

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Smash bros salty bets?

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Posted By Chicken008

I'm kinda disappointed that Dr. Mario and Dark Pit are their own character instead of a palette swap for Mario and Pit. Especially since it's looking like Ice Climbers wont return, which is a shame.

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Posted By Corevi
@dan_citi said:

@jaina_solo_ said:

@dan_citi: Chorus Men are characters from Rhythm Heaven

Oh...that'd be cool? Where did that even come from? Sound like a killer assist character.

4chan, same with this stuff. They said that Lucas, Wolf, Snake, Ice Climbers and Chorus Men would be DLC.

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@amyggen said:

@gunslingerpanda said:

You're reporting rumours as news now?

He addressed that in the article: This seems pretty damn real, or the most elaborate hoax in the history of leaked video games.

Yeah, at some point you need to decide if you're gonna adhere so strictly to only reporting traditional "news" that you become irrelevant when put up against millions of Youtubers who have no such "ethics."

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Posted By Balljingo

Where's King K. Rool, dammit.

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You're reporting rumours as news now?

He addressed that in the article: This seems pretty damn real, or the most elaborate hoax in the history of leaked video games.

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@matatat said:

@dan_citi: Says they're something from Thetarhythm.

Rhythm Heaven not Theatrhythm. Theatrhythm only has Final Fantasy characters.

Not sure what I was looking at but it said Thetarhythm. I mean, I guess Thetarhythm would maybe make sense given the guest characters but it seemed weird to have non Final Fantasy characters from a Final Fantasy inspired game. The fact that they are not from Thetarhythm makes way more sense.

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Posted By Corevi

IT'S FAAAAAAAAAAAAAKKKE

Whether or not it's real (it's not), Patrick should not be writing this article with "it's real" as his only line of reasoning. This is a Bad Article (TM).

It's actual gameplay of unannounced characters. There is also an entire imgur album of other stuff. There's no way it isn't real.

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Posted By GunslingerPanda

You're reporting rumours as news now?

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Posted By Corevi

So the ESRB plays games now, or.

Already been addressed, it's the videos they sent to the ESRB.

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So the ESRB plays games now, or.

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@matatat said:

@dan_citi: Says they're something from Thetarhythm.

Rhythm Heaven not Theatrhythm. Theatrhythm only has Final Fantasy characters.

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@dan_citi: Says they're something from Thetarhythm.

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@jjor64 said:

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaand the leaked videos are down by Nintendo.


Whups. There goes the article.

At least this really confirms that it's not some sort of elaborate hoax.

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Posted By JJOR64

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaand the leaked videos are down by Nintendo.

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Posted By Corevi
@cudgel said:

This isn't somebody with a leaked copy, this is a leaker in either NOA or inside the ESRB, which is news in itself. Somebody's getting fired.

I bet it's NOA because very little has leaked out of ESRB in the past except what they put on their website.

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