This morning, Nintendo had a Direct for Super Smash Bros. WiiU and 3DS. Masahiro Sakurai presented the world with extravagant new content and many surprises!
As soon as the Direct started, a challenger makes a comeback: Roy! Originally from Super Smash Bros. Melee. Showing no mercy, Roy brings on the fire with the Sword of Seals. Being a clone character of Marth, there are still differences. He is meant to be a close combat sword fighter and with enhanced strength, he is stronger than he was before. Roy returns along with Lucas, from Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Both characters will cost $3.99 each, if you buy the characters for both WiiU and 3DS, it will cost $4.99.
There are also new costumes to customize your Mii Fighters. With the 2nd Wave of costumes comes Megaman.EXE from Megaman Battle Network, Isabelle from Animal Crossing and the Inkling Boy and Girl from Splatoon as Gunners. ZERO from Megaman X will be a Swordfighter costume. Jacky from Virtua Fighter and Akira from the original Virtua Fighter will be available as Brawler costumes. There is also a Squid hat based off Splatoon available. Each costume costs $0.75 each.
For some new characters and fighters that haven’t gotten an amiibo, that changes! The Mii Gunner, Brawler and Swordfighter will also be available as Amiibos. When activated, you’re able to freely customize the character to your liking not only by equipment but also by costumes. Also announced was an R.O.B amiibo, a Duck Hunt Duo amiibo, Falco amiibo and a Mr.Game & Watch amiibo. With Mr.Game & Watch being a flat character, different interchangeable poses will be made for him. These amiibo and Zero Suit Samus, Ganondorf, Olimar, Dr. Mario and Bowser Jr. will be available in September.
There are also new stages too come! Dream Land from Super Smash Bros. 64, makes a return for WiiU and 3DS being $1.99. Not only will Dream Land be returning, but Hyrule Castle ans Peach’s Castle is planned to release soon. The Miiverse stage will also be releasing today, for free! On this stage, you are able to see drawings and posts from the Miiverse that support the characters on stage. You might even see your own drawings there! Tourney Mode is also finished in development. It was stated that Nintendo wanted to work on it a bit more before releasing it, so it will not release until August. Another feature is being added into the game: YouTube! Replays that you have saved are now able to be uploaded to YouTube, but you will need a Google account. An exact date for the service hasn’t been said yet.
And for the final announcement, a new challenger approaches: Ryu! Ryu from Street Fighter joins the battle to look for a challenge! This rendition of Ryu is based off of Street Fighter II. Not only does he look the same, but the way he plays is the same as well. Being the King of Combos, if you input the commands of some of his attacks from Street Fighter they will also work for Smash Bros. Using these combos will allow you to pull off greater attacks and head to victory! Not only is he the first character too have different input commands, but he is the first character too have 2 Final Smashes! As a Final Smash from afar, Ryu can pull off the Shinku Hadouken. However, if you’re close to an opponent you can quickly destroy your opponent with Shin Shoryuken! Along with Ryu comes a new stage and a new Mii Brawler costume. You can fight on Ryu’s stage, the Suzaku Castle just like if you were playing Street Fighter. Not only are you able to play Ryu’s Theme as the background music, but when the battle nears its end the music will change. Not only is Street Fighter joining the battle, but a Tekken character will be available as a Mii Brawler costume: Heiachi! Ryu and his stage together will cost $5.99.
With Ryu, Roy and new Mii Fighter costumes available now, the competition will surely heat up! Also don’t forget about Lucas making a return today from Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Overall, all of this new DLC unveiled will cost about $25 so make sure you purchase a Nintendo eShop card from us if you have access to the Japanese eShop or have enough money. Also, tune in tonight for the Nintendo World Championships! You can watch it Nintendo’s official E3 page: http://e3.nintendo.com/.