Scandalous! We all knew Mario and Link had a secret motivation for going head to head in the Super Smash Bros. series, but nobody expected it could have been over a woman. I mean, both are off the market and accounted for, right?

I’m afraid not, it seems. The Nintendo universe is a competitive world as always, and no more so than with love. Peach seems to have been smitten by the green-tunic’d hero, and it just seems that much worse because he’s never once risked life and limb to save her. He has his own girl to save, but when your damsel in distress is secretly a ninja, then I suppose you start to feel a little useless as a Prince Charming.

Poor Mario. Don’t worry buddy. I’m sure Zelda will sort this all out if she is ever announced to be in the game.

Other new screens include Peach and Mario bouncing off the heads of their rivals, looking like a nice couple of the Mushroom Kingdom, and Peach and her girlfriends adjusting each others’ getup for a girls night out.

A lone 3DS screenshot has poor Captain Olimar about to get his world rocked by Link. I hope he wakes up and turns around in time.

Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS will be released next year, but no official date has been set yet.

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