Of all of the new features introduced in Brawl, the Smash Ball is easily one of the most drastic additions. There is an undeniable tension in the scramble to break the flying power-up, and pulling off a Final Smash successfully can be a game-changer.

It’s no surprise that the Smash Ball is returning in the upcoming instalments of Super Smash Bros., and today we get our first look in today’s “pic of the day” screenshot. The design is very similar to that of the previous iteration.

“The Smash Ball! Of course everyone wants it!”

Series director Masahiro Sakurai said on Miiverse of the new Smash Ball: “That item that brings victory one step closer…the Smash Ball! Of course everyone wants it! Come to think of it, I haven’t introduced any of the Final Smashes yet… Then again, if I introduced every single one, it’d take over a month’s worth of posts.”

While I’m eager to see some of those aforementioned Final Smashes, I am hoping that some are kept secret until the final release. So that’s cool with me, Sakurai!

  • Dov Joseph Goldman Aloof

    I’m gonna theorize that the smash ball will this time, instantly refill a SMASH meter. (SMASH meter being similar to the X-Ray Attack meter in MK2011 or Super move meter in Injustice)

    • Dov Joseph Goldman Aloof

      That, or it will just remain the same. But a SMASH meter would be totally kickass.

    • Domingo Cardona

      SMASH meter? last I checked a “SMASH meter” doesn’t exist (unless I’ve missed a pic of the day).

      Smash Ball always just gave you the ability to do the smash once you hit the B button, unless it got knocked out of you.

      Don’t really understand the theory when you’re talking about a meter that doesn’t exist.

      • justinpr1234

        HE IS SAYIN WAT IF not that they have it

        • Domingo Cardona

          he says that his theory is that the smash ball will fill the smash meter, which is implying that he believes a smash meter is a thing that exists.

          or is there any other way you can read that first sentence?

          • CEObrainz

            Unless the original comment was edited, it does say theorize and instead of “the smash meter” is says “a smash meter”. But again, it seems clear to me.

          • justinpr1234

            look at the comment to his own thing youll see then that the smash meter is just a thing in his imagination

          • justinpr1234

            look at the comment to his own thing youll see then that the smash meter is just a thing in his imagination

  • TheHaydenator

    Yes!

  • justinpr1234

    he revieled samus’ smash he must have short term memory loss like a certan fishy friend of mine…. just sayin. plus anyone notice its WAY bigger????

  • CEObrainz

    Hopefully they change the way that Smash Balls work slightly, make it more challenging to use or obtain and perhaps have another reason apart from dying a lot to gain the final smash ability.

    • justinpr1234

      hmmmmm from the picture it looks faster but thats just me.
      (-_-)

      • CEObrainz

        I don’t think the picture shows that, but even in Brawl when hit by a strong attack the Smash Ball would move quite fast. I do like the colours though.

  • Vladislak

    Here’s hoping Link and Toon Link have two distinct final smashes this time around. The whole triforce slash thing was pretty cool, but I’d like to see them have their own unique moves instead.

    • Oakheart Seamane

      Ditto.

    • CEObrainz

      I wouldn’t mind Link retaining the Triforce slash, however Toon Link needs a new and as equally cool final smash to go with it. It would be cool if you could pick between three final smashes, similar to some other fighting games, from the menu before a match starts.

      • Ryan50

        I’m hoping Toon Link gets the Hurricane Spin, even though it seems limited at first, if Toon Link did have the Hurricane Spin, it’d lock the enemy in place, like the Triforce Slash and Great Aether did. Of course, if they alter Toon Link’s spin attack to allow movement while he’s on the ground, this would be pointless

  • Domingo Cardona

    over a month? so that means the roster is OVER 30? fffffff I really hope we get 40+ since Brawl was 35.

    • CEObrainz

      If we include the people we know for sure will get in (Captain Falcon, Ness, etc) then that list increases even more so. We are looking at the biggest roster in the series, contrary to what Sakurai said in early interviews.

      • Domingo Cardona

        I truly hope so, the bigger the better.

        really hope eventually they develop the idea of “character skins” to add to the palette swaps. it would be nice to have the “clones” of melee come back as “skins” if they aren’t going to be added as separate characters.

        • CEObrainz

          I like the idea of Shadow being a skin for Sonic and Lucina for Marth (if we assume Chrom is in the game and there are only two fire emblem representatives).

  • Zansouki

    Samus’s final smash was shown briefly during the first trailer though, unless of course they changed her final smash to something else and what was shown was actually a super, magnificent, kick-ass, renewed charged B attack, although I doubt it 😛

  • PoopTroll

    WELL DUH ITS GONNA BE IN THE GAME 😛

  • PoopTroll

    BRAWL SUCKS……………………..