The much anticipated Smash Direct premiered yesterday, and a voluminous amount of information was shared with fans. Do you want to know what’s in store for the game? Of course you do! Let’s start with the more surprising news, shall we?
The titular character from the game Bayonetta, and its Wii U-exclusive sequel Bayonetta 2, has been confirmed as a new playable character. Those familiar with the character will recognize her moveset, as she will be using the same attacks as the ones she uses in her source games. Witch Time can be used to slow down opponents and attack in a more comfortable manner (this only works on the opponent you attack, not everyone else). Her Smash attacks include those from her Wicked Weaves, summoning Madama Butterfly’s feet and hands to attack. The guns on Bayonetta’s hands and feet are her main source of regular attacks, and for her Final Smash, she enlists the ferocious Gomorrah to devour her opponents.
But that’s not all. Her main costume is the one featured in Bayonetta 2, but if you prefer her more witch-esque costume from the original game, you can select it as one of her alternative costumes, alongside Jeanne’s costume.
Bayonetta will also be getting her own stage: the Clock Tower from the original Bayonetta. The stage plays similarly to the final fight with Father Balder, except this one includes angels flying about. Trophies of Bayonetta, Jeanne, Cereza, and Rodin will also be available. This DLC is slated for a February 2016 release, and will cost $5.99 for the Wii U and 3DS individually, or $6.99 for both.
Next up is the main character from Fire Emblem: Fates, Corrin. He sports his chainsaw-like sword, Omega Yato, alongside his fire abilities. He will be available in both male and female forms, like Robin and the Wii Fit Trainer. His attacks come primarily from his transforming dragon abilities, as he has the blood of a dragon running through his veins.
Two noteworthy moves of his are his Side Smash, as it has an incredible reach, and his Side Special which has the ability to pin opponents to the ground. His Final Smash, Torrential Roar, unleashes a powerful whirlpool that encompasses and eliminates any enemy it encounters. Finally, the 3DS version has exclusive Ryoma and Xander trophies, from the same Fire Emblem game. This DLC is also slated for February, and will cost $4.99 for the Wii U and 3DS individually, or $5.99 for both.
With this Direct we received some new info on the previously announced Cloud from Final Fantasy VII as well! He is already available for purchase, but in case you’re on the fence, just know that he retains the original sound effect of his high-speed, three-chain attack. You will also be able to unleash Finishing Touch, an attack that deals only 1 per cent damage but has “extremely strong” launch power. He will also be getting his own Final Fantasy-themed stage: the dynamic Midgar Stage. Maybe that’ll push you over the edge to buy him, huh?
Lastly, Mii Fighters are getting some new cosmetic options, including a hat based on the Final Fantasy favored mode of transport, the Chocobo. In addition, Bionic Armor, Geno from Mario RPG, Takamaru from the Japan-only Famicom game The Mysterious Murasame Castle, Ashley from the WarioWare games, Gil from The Tower of Druaga, and Tails and Knuckles from the Sonic series are all now available! Sounds like Mii Fighters are going to be looking more awesome than Mario and company!
While this was the final Direct centered around Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, we have some great new DLC to look forward to in the coming months. You can watch the video presentation in it’s entirety, below.