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We are all waiting for Super Smash Bros for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U to be released so that we can go brawling with our favorite characters. However, this eagerness took a new turn in the recent days when a handful of new alleged leaks started surfacing regarding the characters of the game.
Now we have more videos that show at least three new characters fighting it out in the game as well as screenshots that could probably be the biggest leak for the game: the full roster of playable characters.
Talking of the leaked videos first, as you can see from one of them above (the rest a can be found here ), the new characters are Baby Bowser aka Bowser Jr. Shulk and Ganondrof.
Apart from dog from Duck Hunt, there will be some returning characters also which haven’t been announced yet like Ness and R.O.B. You may check out the leaked images of the roster below.
Do remember that all of these images and videos are allegedly taken from the 3DS version of the game.
Super Smash Bros for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U is scheduled to be released for 3DS in Japan on September 13, North America and European Union on October 3 and finally in Australia on October 4.
As far as the Wii U version is concerned, we do not have a release date but it is expected that the game will be out by the end of this year.Featured Videos Join the Conversation Hot Right Now
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Super Smash Bros. fans continue to inspire the envy of those who haven’t bought into Nintendo platforms.
Bayonetta has been selected as the final Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U DLC character, according to today’s Nintendo Direct .
Fans in Europe voted her to the top of the polls, while North American players ranked her in the top five. Nintendo admitted these results do not include characters that weren’t possible – due to licensing, probably.
The Bayonetta DLC includes a new stage, Umbra Clock Tower, and her colour variants include a Jeanne skin.
The DLC was not dated. A Bayonetta Amiibo will release next year.
Bayonetta 2 was published by Nintendo for Wii U, so this is a nice bonus for platform faithfuls and those who might have followed the powerful witch to her new home.
By Cameron Koch | Dec 16, 2015 03:01 PM EST
At long last, the roster for Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS is complete. New characters like Cloud from Final Fantasy VII have arrived, and Bayonetta will soon be on the way along with a character nobody asked for.
That character is Corrin. Never heard of him/her? That's because the character is the protagonist from Fire Emblem Fates. a game that is releasing in February for North America.
With such bombshell announcements like Cloud, Bayonetta and Ryu, to have yet another Fire Emblem character make up what will likely be the game's final piece of DLC is disappointing. It's not disappointing because Corrin is an uninteresting character, or that Fire Emblem isn't a great game series. It's disappointing because Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS is filled with Fire Emblem characters already, roster slots that would be far better used for other iconic Nintendo characters.
The latest Super Smash Bros. has 58 playable characters, the most for the franchise to date. Out of those 58 characters, dozens of Nintendo franchises (or characters who appeared on Nintendo consoles) are featured: Metroid. Star Fox. Street Fighter. Pokemon and many, many more.
But break down the numbers further and you'll find something interesting. Mario, far and away Nintendo's most popular and iconic franchise, has eight playable characters included. Nintendo's two other major franchises, The Legend of Zelda and Pokemon. have five and six respectively.
Fire Emblem. on the other hand? Fire Emblem has six. Fire Emblem has more than Legend of Zelda and the same amount of characters represented as Pokemon. despite being nowhere near as popular as either two of those franchises.
Why? Part of it likely comes down to business on Nintendo's part. Lucina, a character that plays much like fan-favorite Marth, comes from Fire Emblem Awakening. one of Nintendo's most well-reviewed titles on the Nintendo 3DS. The same applies to Robin. It's likely the reason for Corrin's addition as well. Adding the character to the game around the same time of Fire Emblem Fates' North American release raises awareness about the game, and those who enjoy playing the character in Smash Bros. may be more inclined to give the latest Fire Emblem a try.
This wouldn't be too frustrating if three of the six Fire Emblem characters weren't remarkably similar. Hardcore fans can pick apart the differences for days, but their movesets are all tweaked variations of the same formula. To casual players, two of the Fire Emblem characters are practically skins for Marth.
It's disappointing that the Smash Bros. with the biggest roster in the franchise's history (and the first one to include DLC fighters post-release) doesn't include more fan favorites or additional characters from under represented franchises. Where is King K. Rool? Waluigi? Zero? Knuckles? What happened to Snake? Or Ice Climbers, who appeared in the previous two Smash Bros. entries but are missing in action in the new game? Instead, two of the game's seven DLC characters are from Fire Emblem .
You may be getting the impression that I'm not a fan of Nintendo's turn-based franchise. That couldn't be further from the truth. I've adored Fire Emblem since the game first arrived on Nintendo's Game Boy Advance, in part, admittedly, because I was exposed to Marth in Super Smash Bros. Melee. Since then I've played every North American Fire Emblem game. I have the special edition of Fire Emblem Fates pre-ordered, and it will likely be the only game I play on my 3DS for months after it releases. Fire Emblem is one of my favorite Nintendo franchises.
But that doesn't excuse the fact that Nintendo's all-star brawler is supposed to feature just that: all-stars. Ike, a character from a Fire Emblem game few in North America ever played? He hardly qualifies. Corrin, from a Fire Emblem game North American gamers have yet to play? Does all-star really fit the bill? Marth earns his place for being the character that started it all, and Lucina and Robin earn theirs by coming from the most widely played and successful Fire Emblem to date, but the remaining characters from the franchise would have been better off left on the cutting room floor.
Any hope of new characters is now gone, as Nintendo has confirmed that Cloud, Bayonetta and Corrin are indeed the last DLC characters for Super Smash Bros Wii U/3DS. This is the roster fans will have to live with until the next Super Smash Bros. is released. Given the six year gap between Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Smash Wii U/3DS. the wait is likely to be a long one.
By cutting down on the needlessly high number of characters from Fire Emblem. a number that is disproportionate to the franchise's popularity, the dream characters of more than a few players might have been realized. Instead, those dreaming of getting the chance to fight as Waluigi will have to wait until Nintendo tries their hand at Super Smash Bros. again, letting out a quiet sigh every time they are hit by a sword counter for the thousandth time.
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The entire Super Smash Bros. roster has finally come out, as the 3DS version of the game hit Japanese shelves. The news may have leaked earlier in the month, but that doesn’t mean fans can’t get excited to have a confirmed list.
There are 49 characters in the game, with 15 of them being characters completely new to the franchise. The 15 new characters (and their corresponding games) are: Mii (Nintendo Wii Console), Wii Fit Trainer (Wii Fit), Pac-Man(Pac-Man, Arcade), Mega Man (Mega Man, NES), Shulk (Xenoblade Chronicles), Lucina (Fire Emblem: Awakening), Robin (Fire Emblem: Awakening), Palutena (Kid Icarus), Dark Pit (Kid Icarus: Uprising), Villager (Animal Crossing), Duck Hunt Dog (Duck Hunt), Little Mac (Punch Out!) Geninja (Pokemon X/Y), Rosalina (Super Mario Galaxy) and Browser Jr. (Super Mario Sunshine).
Of course Charizard, Sheik and Zero Suit Samus aren’t newcomers, but we will be seeing their first appearance as characters on their own. Several characters from previous entries are missing, presumably to make way for the new.
I am personally a little surprised by some of these newcomers. Of course, Wii Fit Lady is awesome and hilarious, but do we really need three Kid Icarus characters in the game? Pitt’s original inclusion in Super Smash Bros. Brawl garnered a lot of excitement for the franchise, but I don’t recall Kid Icarus: Uprising setting the world on fire.
There are plenty of Pokemon characters in the game, but I actually enjoyed the concept behind playing the Trainer. With Nintendo’s recent interest in DLC, I can only hope that I’ll see some of my favorites return.
Legend of Zelda
Samus/Zero Suit Samus
+Chrome and Avatar(Robin)
Ice Climbers(Ice Climbers)
Mr. Game and Watch(Game and Watch)
New Single Series
+Wii Fit Trainer(Wii Fit)
+Lip(Panel De Pon)
+Lil Mac(Punch Out)
+Duck Hunt Dog(Duck Hunt)
Sonic(Sonic The HedgeHog)
+PAC Man(PAC Man series)
Everyone from Brawl returns except Snake because he has very little to do with Nintendo plus he's Sony anyways.
16 Newcomers making a total of 50 characters(Not counting transformations).
With transformations makes 55 characters.
Also all Avatar like characters like Wii Fit Trainer, Villager, Pokemon Trainer, Mii and Avatar(Robin) all have gender alts. Male or female whatever one you prefer to pick.
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One year ago today, Nintendo released Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, introducing us to the fourth iteration of the popular fighting game series.
A year later, Nintendo has done a better job than it ever has to keep one of its flagships relevant. After the release of the Wii U version in November (which includes the same roster, so fans collectively refer to both games as Super Smash Bros. 4), Nintendo has supported its fighter with additional content and patches. Fans, meanwhile, keep the game relevant in the competitive fighting game scene.
Both versions of Smash 4 combine for over 10 millions sales, as of June 30. For comparison, Super Smash Bros. Brawl for the Wii, which came out March 2008, had sold 12.77 million units worldwide as of March 31. It stands to reason that Smash 4 will ultimately outsell Brawl. Sure, being out two platforms helps, but it’s impressive when you consider the Wii U’s small install base when compared to the Wii.
A year after its release, we decided to look at the state of Super Smash Bros. 4, and examine how additional content and a healthy community can keep a game popular long after its release.
Above: Street Fighter’s Ryu in Super Smash Bros. 4.
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Downloadable content is hardly a new idea for fighting games, but this is the first entry in the series that Nintendo has supported with additional goodies after launch. Thankfully, despite being late to the DLC game, Nintendo has done a good job releasing more content for Smash Bros. at regular intervals.
Since launch, Smash Bros. DLC has added four new characters (Mewtwo, Lucas, Roy, and Ryu) and five stages, plus tons of costumes for Mii characters. Nintendo doesn’t seem to be slowing down on this front, since they’ve asked fans to vote for more characters that they’d like to see added.
And while Niintendo doesn’t host Smash Bros. tournaments itself, it did feature Smash 4 during this summer’s Nintendo World Championships event in Los Angeles.
Above: Keep fighting. Forever.
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Super Smash Bros. Melee, the GameCube version that came out back in 2001, has had a strong presence in fighting game tournaments for years. It’s so popular, in fact, that Super Smash Bros. Brawl for the Wii couldn’t take its place as a true successor. A lot of fans wondered if Smash 4 could finally replace Melee.
Well, it didn’t. However, it’s still doing fine. Melee continues to be a staple at fighting game tournaments, but Smash 4 also has a presence and attracts competitors and viewers. Smash 4 was a part of major 2015 fighting game tournaments like EVO and CEO.
The two games differ enough that they can both thrive simultaneously. Like Brawl, Smash 4 is slower than Melee. However, it’s not quite as sluggish as Brawl, and it doesn’t have the unfair, random elements (like tripping) that made the Wii version so poisonous for competitive play.
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It always takes players some time to figure out exactly which characters in any fighting game are the strongest, and this task becomes especially difficult when patches make slight changes to each fighter’s moves. For instance, Diddy Kong was arguably the best roster member when Smash 4 first came out, but patches weakened the character a bit. Now, a year after release, we have a pretty good idea which characters are Smash 4’s best.
Typically, the strongest fighters have a good mix of speed, throw combos, and quick finishing moves. One of the strongest tournament players, Zero (who won EVO and CEO this year), typically plays Sheik, a fast character who can pull off devastating combos in the air. Another pro, Nairo, mostly uses Zero Suit Samus, another quick fighter with great aerial attacks.
But not every strong character is simply a strong speedster. Rosalina also remains a top contender, thanks to her ability to control multiple areas of a level with her Luma and a move that protects her from enemy projectiles.
The Smash 4 community on Reddit voted to create a tier list in August, which gives us an idea of which characters fans think are currently the strongest. You can see the chart below.
Above: Reddit’s Smash Bros. 4 tier list from August 2015.
Image Credit: Reddit
Sheik and Rosalina are at the top, but Zero Suit Samus and Luigi (who’s the worst brother now?) aren’t far behind. Of course, this list can change easily, thanks to patches and the discovery of new strategies.
However, it’s also worth noting that most characters seem to gravitate to the middle of the list, which is actually great. This is a sign that Nintendo’s doing a good job balancing the roster. Really, for those who aren’t pros, you should have a decent chance winning with anyone if you practice enough.
Above: Mega Man was a surprising entry to Smash 4’s roster.
Image Credit: HQ ScreenThe future
Smash 4 has proven a big hit for Nintendo, and it’s successfully found a way to make extra money after release by selling DLC. We can expect more levels and characters in the future, plus patches that continue to balance the game’s characters.
Nintendo plans to reveal a new console in 2016, the NX. We don’t much about it, but every Nintendo console since the Nintendo 64 has had a Smash Bros. release. Considering the popularity of the series, I can’t imagine that the NX would break that trend.
The question, however, becomes what kind of Smash Bros. will Nintendo release for the NX? With the Wii U and 3DS versions still new and supported with content, the company probably won’t want to start from scratch. Instead, we could see a Super Smash Bros. for NX, which includes the same roster from the Wii U and 3DS versions. This will allow Nintendo to continue creating DLC for Smash 4, even after the Wii U dies.
The point? Smash Bros. 4 has a long future ahead of it.
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We’ll share what we found, but we also think you need to stay skeptical on this one. We’ll explain why below.
We have a possible leak of characters for Smash Bros. While we are reporting on it, we suggest you look at it with some healthy skepticism though. We’ll explain why below.
So, as we already know, part of the roster are Mari o, Luigi, Peach, Koopa, Rosalina, Yoshi, Wario, Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, Mega Man, Link, Zelda, Shiek, Toon Link, Kirby, the Animal Crossing Villager, Sonic, Samus, Zero Suit Samus, Pikachu, Charizard, King Dedede, Lucario, Greninja, Pit, Captain Olimar, Fox McCloud, Falco, Marth, and Little Mac.
Who’s new? If this screen is to be believed, Ganondorf, MetaKnight, Jigglypuff, Ice Climbers, Mr. Game & Watch, Captain Falcon, Ness are coming back, and along with them is Chrom, straight out of Fire Emblem Awakening.
Does this roster seem believable? I think so. Aonuma’s comments about the use of characters implies that he will be bringing back more characters than making new ones. It’s also a decision that would make more sense to please the Smash community, many of whom have trained to play certain characters for years.
But, we still caution against believing this is true. Why? Because of the Ice Climbers. Sakurai has already said that Popo and Nana were proving difficult to bring to the 3DS. Some fans have speculated that Rosalina and Luma were being designed to fit their role as two independently controllable characters in their stead. Still, he made that statement many months ago, so things may have changed, or Sakurai may have decided to cut the duo on 3DS and go forward with it anyway.
So, the real question is, is this a roster you would be happy with? Or would you rather they added other characters to the fold? I was personally rooting for Chrom’s daughter Lucinda instead of him, but maybe you feel differently. Let us know how you feel about it in the comments below.Related