Masahiro Sakurai has given fans of Super Smash Bros. a new gameplay mechanic detail in today’s Miiverse screenshot. The Wii U image showcases Fox and Samus battling on stage, but gone are the days when mashing the ‘A’ button to oblivion and back was the key to defeating an enemy. Now, a string of combo attacks will slide into a neat finishing move, and was sneakily hinted at within Little Mac’s debut trailer. Here’s what Sakurai said on Miiverse:
“Now consecutive standard attacks will always transition into a finishing move. This is Fox’s finishing kick after his standard combo attack.”
A couple Super Smash Bros. screenshot comparisons have appeared on NeoGAF. The two images compare Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (left) with Super Smash Bros. Brawl (right). Zelda’s outfit looks largely the same across both pictures, but Mario’s clothes look quite different. The Wii crossover fighting game was released in 2008 and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is scheduled to arrive this year.
Diddy Kong has been confirmed as a playable character for the next Super Smash Bros. game. Series director Masahiro Sakurai announced the news via Miiverse today to coincide with the launch of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze in North America and Europe. Diddy’s flexibility has been increased for the upcoming fighting title, according to Sakurai. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U is scheduled to release this year.
“Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is out now in Europe and North America! …And to celebrate, Diddy Kong joins the battle,” wrote Sakurai on Miiverse. “We’ve increased Diddy Kong’s flexibility this time. This picture shows how far his punches stretch during his strong side attack.”
Super Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai has given us another sneak peek into the brawler – and this time it concerns a new healing item. In the Wii U screenshot, which you can see above, you’ll find Bowser’s up to his old tricks again by capturing a fairy in a bottle. And if you didn’t think his actions from Super Mario 3D World were dastardly, he’s now turned his attention to Hyrule’s fairies – better watch out Link, you might have a new enemy.
According to Sakurai’s Miiverse post, the new item will heal players over 100% in damage. Perhaps the bottle will work in a similar fashion to the Heart Container found in the previous three games – let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
“Hey look, a bottle!! This is a special item that can even heal fighters who have accumulated over 100% damage.”
Super Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai has tweeted about today’s Nintendo Direct, reminding his followers that the broadcast will air at 7 a.m. in Japan. He, among other designers, also retweeted the official Nintendo Direct announcement, which lets fans know that the presentation will focus on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U titles releasing by the end of spring. Although Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U won’t be out before then, Sakurai’s tweets suggest that some sort of news regarding the fighting game will be shared today.
Super Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai has given fans another glimpse into the Wii U and 3DS game, this time showcasing the home-run bat. Of course, it’s no surprise that the home-run bat is making another appearance in the brawler, with it seeing even the most poker face of competitors crack a sweat or quiver at the knees on its arrival in the field.
The black home-run bat, showing in the Wii U screenshot above, instills fear into the biggest of the apes, with Donkey Kong’s eyes bulging as he’s thrown out of the arena at great speed. Toon Link is not to be messed with here. Here’s what Sakurai said on Miiverse:
“Pic of the day. The Home-run Bat in this game is black! And it’s so powerful that your eyes might bug out!!”
Super Smash Bros creator Masahiro Sakurai has revealed on Miiverse that Mother Brain is an assist trophy in the upcoming Super Smash Bros for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. This is clearly one of the best assist trophies we’ve seen so far. Are you pleased with its inclusion?
Pic of the day. Housed within the Control Capsule! Protected by Rinkas! Eyeball armed with a Laser Brain Attack!! The massive Assist Trophy Mother Brain joins the collection!!
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Super Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai has given us another sneak peek into the 3DS and Wii U game showing off legendary Pokémon Palkia. Smash Bros. fans may remember the Pearl mascot from Brawl in the Spear Pillar stage of the game, but this time around the ‘mon is not just wreaking havoc in the background.
In the Wii U screenshot, Palkia’s emerging straight from a Pokéball and wastes no time getting down to business, unleashing its signature move while newly announced Lucario waits in the wings. Here’s what Sakurai had to say on Miiverse:
“Pic of the day. Palkia appeared in the Spear Pillar stage of the previous game…but now it’s coming out of a Poké Ball?! Here’s Palkia’s signature move, Spacial Rend!”
Shigeru Miyamoto has reconfirmed that Super Smash Bros will arrive before the the end of 2014. Miyamoto wouldn’t offer any further information, but simply said it will be released before the end of the year. Whether that’s just in Japan remains to be seen.
Sakurai has confirmed today that Lucario will be a playable character in the forthcoming Super Smash Bros game. Sakurai told Miiverse users that they have given the Pokemon an improved array of powers, making him a force to be reckoned with. Super Smash Bros is due for release on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS sometime later this year.
“Pic of the day. The Heroic Aura Pokemon, Lucario, joins the battle. We’ve increased the influence of Aura this time, so a damaged Lucario is truly a force to be reckoned with.”
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