Here we have a little “pic of the day” round-up from Super Smash Bros. 4 director Masahiro Sakurai, all of which reveal new little details for the upcoming Wii U and 3DS games. First off, Charizard has a blazing new attack: Flare Blitz. Faithful to the move from the Pokemon series, the fiery beast will take recoil damage upon impact.

Sakurai says on Miiverse: “Here’s Charizard’s new special attack, Flare Blitz. It’s a very powerful attack–however, you’ll take recoil damage if you make contact. Pretty true to the original game, huh? Flare Blitz is Charizard’s side special move, and Rock Smash is the down special move.”

In a following comment, he casually shares Mega Charizard X, which will be Charizard’s Final Smash form.

Super Smash Bros. 4 - Charizard Flare Blitz
Super Smash Bros. 4 - Mega Charizard X

Next up Zelda fans, we have a new screenshot of Link — who appears to be getting attacked by Little Mac in a newly revealed alternate skin.

“Here’s wire frame Little Mac–re-envisioned from the original Punch-Out!! game. The man that actually drew the pixel art wire frame in the original was none other than Shigeru Miyamoto. He said he drew the pixels for the wire frame on graph paper.”

Super Smash Bros. 4 - Wire frame Little Mac

After those new additions, we have a more familiar addition to round things off. The Dragoon, the three-part, one-hit killing machine, makes its threatening return. This time, there are a few improvements to the targeting screen, and a treat for 3DS owners.

“Uniting three parts will complete the legendary Air Ride machine…the Dragoon! It’s back! But we didn’t just leave it the way it was, and added some nice touches to the design of the targeting screen. It is, of course, in stereoscopic 3D on the 3DS.”

Super Smash Bros. 4 - Dragoon targeting

Super Smash Bros. 4 - Dragoon

  • CEObrainz

    That Charizard looks really cool, hopefully I have a reason to use Link more so than Brawl….

    • Daniel Ireland

      Whether he’s a good character or not, I will always use Link in Smash Bros 🙂

      • CEObrainz

        Oh I used him Brawl and every smash game for that matter, but if I wanted to seriously think about winning, Link wasn’t in consideration.

    • Daniel Ireland

      Whether he’s a good character or not, I will always use Link in Smash Bros 🙂

    • True Davad

      I usually use Ganondorf and Bowser, not because I’m evil (I think), but because I’m good with them. My biggest problem is Self Destructs with down special moves. I am capable of using most of Brawl’s cast, including Link, decently though. I’m even surprisingly good with Peach…

      • CEObrainz

        I love using Ganondorf, especially when you face three friends all using him as well. It becomes a contest to see who can get the most Spikes per match. I can use 90% of the roster decently, although some characters I’ll forever be horrible with.

        • Jay Talley

          I can use ALL characters of Brawl decently, however, my favorite to use would have to be Toon Link. His attacks were quick(Like Pit), but packed a decent punch(Like Adult Link)

          • CEObrainz

            I tried using Toon Link competitively and I didn’t do so well, I ended up preferring Sheik for the quick attacks and combo potential.

  • Docforexit347

    My default character was Toon Link, friends hated me Down B’ing the face off them