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Super Smash Bros. Brawl mod Project M development ceases

In what is being seen as a shock to much of the Super Smash Bros. Brawl competitive gamers, Project M — a fan-made mod looking to incorporate aspects of previous games into the Nintendo Wii Brawl release — has ceased development with no further work on the project. Those part of the voluntary development team will be disbanding.

“Again, it’s been an excruciating call to make, but it’s been made a bit easier by our satisfaction with the previous and final release, v3.6. We’ve spent six years polishing Project M, and rather than let it drag on through another several years of dwindling development and change-fatigue in the competitive circle, we’re going to consider our work complete.” – Project M last post

The devs are hoping to on to other projects and will soon reveal what the next steps for them will exactly entail, but the news of Project M’s end is disappointing for its fans who had seen no sign that a shutdown would be incoming.

Nintendo has always been stingy with protecting their trademarks and aggressively pursuing those who infringe on their content, but had allowed Project M to continue being used at a multitude of Super Smash Bros. tournaments.

Game attorney and business consultant Ryan Morrison has confirmed that the news of the shutdown is not related to any action by Nintendo.

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Mario, Yoshi, and other new Amiibos coming from Nintendo

Gamers have already been aware of some of the amiibos that are debuting this Fall but when those amiibos will come out and which ones will be apart of a bundle have been left unanswered until now.

On September 11, the Classic Mario amiibo will retail as a separate release from Super Mario Maker at $12.99, while the 30th Anniversary Mario Modern Color amiibo will only be available from the Super Mario Maker Wii U bundle for $299.99.

amiiboMario Maker Wii U bundle

October 16 will have a Yoshi Woolly World bundle that will come with the green Yoshi Yarn amiibo at $59.99. The pink and light-blue Yoshi Yarn amiibos can be purchased separately at $16.99 each.

The Mega Yarn Yoshi can be scanned by placing one of Yoshi’s feet on the Wii U gamepad.

In addition to that, a Mega Yarn Yoshi, a giant green Yoshi amiibo made of yarn, will go on sale November 15 for $39.99. When the amiibo is scanned wile playing Yoshi’s Woolly World will activate:

  • Double Yoshi, a second Yoshi to use at any point in the middle of a stage
  • the ability to save a player’s favorite Yoshi pattern to the amiibo.

These are the same features that are also enabled by the standard Yarn Yoshi amiibos.

More characters from Super Smash Bros. are continuing to come out like the 3-pack of Mii Fighters on November 1 for $34.99, the Mewtwo amiibo being sold on November 13 at $12.99, and the Falco amiibo launching on November 20 at $12.99.

For Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival, Nintendo will have Isabelle, Digby, K.K., Reese, Cyrus, Tom Nook, Mabel, and Lottie all become amiibos. As of right now both the game and the amiibos will be purchasable Holiday 2015 but a specific date has yet to be disclosed.eeeeeeIncluding the Yoshi variants, Nintendo will have 28 new amiibos this Fall and Winter which is 10 more than what was released last year during the same time. Amiibo collectors may have a more difficult time keeping track of store exclusives, bundle exclusives, as well as amiibos that become inexplicably hard to find. For those attempting ‘catch ’em all’, good luck.