As shown during the E3 Nintendo Direct, the new Super Smash Bros. will be releasing for both the Wii U and 3DS in 2014 and will feature the addition of new characters. Three of which have already been revealed. As you may have heard, Mega Man, Villager from Animal Crossing, and the Wii Fit Trainer will join the Super Smash Bros. roster. Recently Masahiro Sakurai sat down during a Nintendo Developer Direct to talk about these two new games that will be launching simultaneously.
Take the jump to learn exciting details on the new Super Smash Bros. and to watch the broadcast!
While the new Super Smash Bros. will be releasing for both the Wii U and 3DS, each title will have it’s distinct differences. In the handheld version of Super Smash Bros. the characters are outlined so they are easier to see from far away. This version will also feature a few completely different stages that are inspired from hand held titles such as Spirit Tracks and Nintendogs, while the Wii U version of the game will have courses tailored to console games.
Some characters have been given visual and performance changes. Bowser now stands more upright and moves much quicker and the design of Samus more reflects her character model from Metroid: Other M. Pit has also received a few new abilities. On the other hand, Sakurai also discussed the brand new characters added to the game.
Villager from Animal Crossing, as you may know, will make a first time appearance in the new Super Smash Bros. Sakurai explained that since he comes from a game that involves collecting, Villager uses a range of items to attack which involves utilizing fireworks, a sapling, a slingshot, and an umbrella. His combos include shoveling the ground and attacking with bowling balls. Villager will even have the ability to pick up projectiles (such as Mario’s fireball and Samus’s missles), which he can then throw back.
Next up Mega Man’s character was explained. According to Sakurai, it was very important to maintain the NES look of Mega Man. His normal move will be the Mega Buster, which can be used while walking and jumping. Similar to Samus’s charge beam, Mega Man’s charged shot is his smash attack and it will become stronger the longer you charge. Mega Man’s biggest feature is his variable weapons system, which you can learn more about by watching the interview.
What may be the strangest addition to any Smash Bros. game, the Wii Fit Trainer is the third new character that was recently unveiled. Sakurai himself even mentioned that no one could have predicted this. She appears to resemble Sheik in her combat style by using various fitness exercises to attack. Her final smash move is simply called “Wii Fit”. This attack sends an array of colorful Wii Fit Trainers across the screen, causing anyone in their way to be sent flying.
Sakuri ended by announcing a new Super Smash Bros. series community in Miiverse in which he will posts photos five days a week from his desk as he works on these new titles.
It is also important to note that two more stages from the Zelda universe are included in these games other than the Spirit Tracks stage mentioned before. So far we have seen a Skyloft stage, in the Wii U version, and a Gerudo Valley stage, in the 3DS version.
Y0u can watch the full interview below and be sure to check out the new official Super Smash Bros. website!