The horrific and macabre Nightmare Wizard from the Kirby series has been confirmed as an assist trophy for Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS. The cunning villain – whose primary aim is to spread the gruesome, nightmarish visions throughout Dream Land – will take centre stage in the upcoming brawler and shroud the arena in complete darkness while the battle ensues.
The fearsome Kirby boss was announced by Super Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai in his Miiverse post today. The director comments on Nightmare Wizard’s stage presence, which will even force effects on CPUs, allowing them to fall or trip amidst the battle. Here’s what Sakurai said on Nintendo’s social network:
“Nightmare Wizard appears as an Assist Trophy! He will engulf the stage in darkness, and fighters will need to brawl blindly for a while. Look out for the effect before it goes dark, and play it to your advantage. Blinding and reversal effects even make the computer players mess up.”