Continuing his current trend of revealing new gameplay mechanics via Super Smash Bros. 4 screenshots, series director Masahiro Sakurai’s latest “pic of the day” shows a new visual aspect that indicates when a character has taken a lot of damage.

He says on Miiverse, “Characters that have heavy damage slowly start to emit steam. When your opponent starts to get nice and smoky, give ’em a solid attack!”

There’s also another look at Sheik, which is always great. The steam shows, however, that one tail whip from Yoshi and Sheik won’t be sticking around for long.

  • CEObrainz

    All these cool little details are nice to know about, because whilst playing the game I’m sure I would not notice them straight away…..