In a surprise, Nintendo decided to branch out part of it’s E3 showing, and have a special Super Smash Bros. E3 presentation to announce “new content”. Some of it was leaked yesterday, but let’s be honest, we were going to watch anyway, right? So, here’s what was revealed! If you want to watch the presentation, simply click here!
Aside from the release of Lucas, two new characters were added to the already huge Super Smash Bros roster. First up? The return of Roy!
Roy’s received not only a visual upgrade from his Melee days, but a little bit of a modified moveset. Not a full one, but some differences. A key one being a modified version of the Critical Hit Final Smash that he now has.
Second, the one and only Ryu from Street Fighter!
Ryu from Street Fighter has finally entered Super Smash Bros., and true to form, he brings a lot of his Street Fighter moveset with him. Masahiro Sakurai noted that not only was a lot of time and care put into getting Ryu into the game. But his moveset also has numerous ties to the control scheme and movesets that Ryu has had in Street Fighter games. He’ll not only have a diverse moveset focused on how you use the buttons, but he’ll also have two Final Smashes based on when and how you activate them. A first for the series!
Lucas, Roy, and Ryu are all available right now to purchase! You can get them separately for a specific platform, or them together for a cheaper price.
NEW MII FIGHTER OUTFITS:
The Mii Fighters were shown a lot of love in this presentation, as no fewer than nine special outfits were revealed for the Mii Fighters to now wear.
Heihachi from Tekken, Akira and Jacky costumes from the Virtua Fighter series, MegaMan.EXE from Mega Man Battle Network, ZERO from Mega Man X, Isabelle from Animal Crossing along with the Inkling Girl and Boy and the squid hat from Splatoon.
Not only are Duck Hunt Dog, Mr. Game and Watch, R.O.B. and Falco getting Amiibo’s, but the Mii Fighters are as well! And you’ll be able to customize them (Mii Fighters) to your liking, you don’t have to use the fighters you already have! Also though, Sakurai revealed that every single Smash Bros. character will be getting an Amiibo. This includes Mewtwo, Lucas, Ryu, and Roy. And, more than likely, every future character added via the fan poll.
TOURNAMENT MODE and Youtube:
Another fan wish was fulfilled when Sakurai revealed that Tournament Mode would return to Smash Bros, this time fully taking advantage of the online components of the game. It’s still in the works, but it should arrive in August.
Also, you’ll finally be able to upload replays of your favorite battles to Youtube for everyone to see! You’ll need a Google account to do so though.
Finally, more stages are coming to Super Smash Bros., some of which are very familiar.
Three classic stages from the original N64 game, Kirby’s Dreamland Stage, Hyrule Castle, and Peach’s Castle will be returning in all their glory. With a visual makeup of course.
However, the big one is the new Miiverse stage for the Wii U. Not only is it free, you’ll be able to make posts in special Miiverse communities about your favorite Smash Bros. characters, and they’ll show up in matches featuring the stage! And not just on your console, but all over the world!
Nintendo really wanted to make this presentation special, and I say they. In fact, the 20 minutes they spent here has me really hyped for the upcoming Nintendo Digital Event. After all, if they aren’t talking about Smash Bros…what are they going to talk about?