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.
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.”
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.”