Nintendo finally lifted the veil off the latest Super Smash Bros. game this morning, and fans of classic games should have a lot to look forward to with Nintendo’s latest cross-over brawler.
The game’s core lineup of Mario, Link, Kirby, Samus, Pikachu, and Donkey Kong are confirmed to return, and in addition to that, Nintendo revealed two new characters: the Villager from Animal Crossing, who fights using traditional AC tools like the net and fishing rod, and surprisingly, Capcom’s Mega Man, who in addition to being equipped with his standard Mega Buster, also has a selection of weapons from Mega Man 2, including the fan-favorite Metal Blade.
The two versions of the game are being developed at the same time, but they look very different from each other: the 3DS version is cell-shaded, while the Wii U version uses more realistic (by Nintendo standards, anyway,) HD graphics. It’s unknown at this time if the two games will feature the same roster of fighters and stages, though Nintendo did earlier state that there will be some connectivity between the two versions of the game.
I love me some Smash Bros. and I absolutely adore Mega Man, so this is great news for me. Frankly, I’m surprised it took him this long to make it into the Smash Bros. roster. Nintendo is sure to announce more characters and more details about Smash Bros. in the coming months, so stay tuned.
Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U and 3DS is scheduled to come out sometime in 2014. The game is being developed as a joint project between Nintendo and members of Namco Bandai’s Tales Of and Soulcalibur teams.