Masahiro Sakurai took to the inter-webs to deliver a short Nintendo Direct centered around Super Smash Bros. He revealed a ton of new information including new Fighters, Stages and amiibos.
The most interesting of the new information had to be the new fighters coming to Super Smash Bros. For Wii U and 3DS. Although we knew of Lucas, both Roy (from Fire Emblem and Melee fame) as well as Ryu (from Street Fighter) both joined the fight. Roy and Lucas are unchanged from their previous incarnations but Ryu has been carefully crafted to resemble his Street Fighter moveset. Each fighter will be $3.99 for each system or $4.99 for both except for Ryu who is bundled with with his Stage for $5.99 and $6.99 respectively
New stages were announced including a Street Fighter II stage for Ryu as well as Dreamland 64 from the original Super Smash Bros. More stages from the original game were announced to be in the works which include Peaches Castle and Hyrule Castle. The Miiverse Stage that was teased almost half a year ago will be available as well for free. Unfortunately, Sakurai stated that they might not be able to fit anymore stages in the game which is a disappointment.
Mii costumes from differing series were also announced. Costumes spanning from SEGA’s Virtua Fighter, Tekken, Animal Crossing, Mega Man and Splatoon are all available to dress your Mii up with. It’s cool to see that even though your favorite fighter didn’t make the cut, you can still pretend with your Mii.
New amiibos were also announced and Wave 5B got a little bigger. Each Mii Character (Brawler, Swordfighter, Gunner), Duck Hunt, Mr. Game and Watch, R.O.B and Falco will be coming in September. All the new Fighter DLC including Mewtwo, Lucas, Roy and Ryu will receive amiibos as well in the future.
All of the downloadable content announced for the Direct is available now! You can check out the pricing information here. This is a pretty big chunk of news and right before E3 so it’ll be interesting to see what else is up Nintendo’s sleeve this week.
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