Platform: Wii U / 3DS
Developed by Sora / Namco Bandai
Published by Nintendo
Players: Single-player, Multiplayer
The next additions to the hard-hitting Super Smash Bros series, so far only known as Super Smash Bros (Wii U) and Super Smash Bros (3DS) are due to hit shelves in the summer of 2014 - though its thought that there may be a bit of a gap between the Wii U release and the 3DS release due to the time needed to develop on two such different platforms.
Not a huge amount is known about the gameplay so far for these two new titles though heres some bits that we have heard about so far:
The 'Final Smash' special move from Super Smash Bros Brawl will be returning - to use this move you of course need a Smash Ball still.
Did you enjoy bouncing up and down on your opponents heads in the previous Super Smash Bros title? Great, me too. We're pleased to announce that Footstool jumping will also be returning in both of the new titles.
Tired of falling over? It's just as well that the tripping mechanism has been removed for the new titles then!
It has been said that the games adventure mode will have had a massive overhaul for the new versions.
You can expect a lot more fighter-customization, not only that but you will also be able to transfer these customised characters between the Wii U and 3DS versions with the new cross platform compatibility features of the new games.
Nintendo have very wisely not fixed what isn't broken and have not tried to go crazy on novelty touch screen features.
The games fighting pace will be a happy medium between that of Super Smash Bros Melee and Super Smash Bros Brawl
The home Run Bat move from previous titles returns
Challengers, that have approached!
So to the highly anticipated playable characters... theres been a lot of upset about this, and a lot of joy to counter it. Rosalina in Super Smash Bros U/3DS before Princess Daisy. To some, thats great. To myself and many others, its not completely fair - Daisy has been around quite some time longer and never managed much of a main role but rants aside, heres the lineup for this title:-
22 Characters are confirmed so far in total, 17 returning characters from previous titles and 5 entirely new characters.
Lineup: Bowser, Donkey Kong, Fox, Link, Little Mac*, Luigi, King Dede, Kirby, Mario, Marth, Mega Man*, Peach, Pikachu, Pikmin and Olimar, Pit, Rosalina & Luma*, Samus, Sonic the Hedgehog, Toon Link, Villager*, Wii Fit Trainer (Female)*, Zelda
*= New Challenger!
Other Characters (NPCs) in Super Smash Bros U / 3DS
As well as the challengers we have seen an abundance of other characters from the various parts of the Nintendo universe who are not there to fight but to revel in the action from the sidelines.
These characters include Toad, Shy Guys, Lubba and Lumas (I guess they're part of Rosalinas entourage?) from the Mario universe; Alfonzo, Navi, Phantom and Loftwings from Zelda, Viridi from Kid Icarus, a host of characters from Animal Crossings including Kapp'n, Lloid, Dr. Shrunk, Gracie, Saharah, Wendell and Tom Nook, Xerneas; the fairy Pokemon who was due to compete but failed pre-tournament drugs testing.
The Male Wii Fit trainer is around too but for reasons unknown he has chosen not to join the fray - cant say I blame him, the whole affair is a little violent. Finally we've got Dark Emperor from Find Mii II and Yellow Devil and Rush from the Mega Man series.
Most importantly for me however, is Beagle from the Nintendogs - I wonder who he will be cheering for? Random, yet epic.
Stages in Super Smash Bros U / 3DS
During a Nintendo Direct, Masahiro Sakurai revealed that the stages in Super Smash Bros 3DS will be based on previous hand-held Nintendo places and stages, whereas the Wii U version will feature... yep you guessed it... stages and arenas inspired by Nintendo worlds from the Home consoles
Click here to see a list of stages in Super Smash Bros U / 3DS
Other Media / Videos
Check out our HD Artwork compilation from Super Smash Bros Wii U and 3DS including artwork of characters, stages, and combat!
The first look trailer for Super Smash Bros on the Wii U / 3DS
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