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New Super Smash Bros. Details Explained On Video

Super Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai went on video to give a deeper look at the upcoming four-player fighting game for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.

Sakurai lends some additional insight to the three new fighters in the video below. The Villager from Animal Crossing can pick up just about anything, from Mario’s fireball to Samus’ charged shot, and throw it back at his attacker. He can also dig a hole that immobilizes an enemy that steps in it, setting them up for an otherwise hard to connect with (but highly damaging) bowling ball drop.

Mega Man carries over his Mega Upper shuryuken-like attack from the Marvel vs. Capcom series, and deploys his robotic dog Rush as his air-jump boost. Most of the Robot Master weapons that Mega Man uses work as expected, but the iconic Metal Blade can stick into the ground and be picked up by Mega Man or another fighter for use as a one-off weapon.

According to Sakurai, the Wii Fit Trainer “uses various moves that she thinks will contribute to her health.”

Super Smash Bros. was just unveiled at this year's E3, and comes out on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS next year.

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  • I'm liking the stylized look of the of the 3DS version. MegaMan looks like my new main character.
  • I can't wait to see what other characters join the roster.

  • I like how the audio fades out a ton when he says "Other M". It's like they're embarrassed.
  • The villager looks amazing
  • The Wii fit trainer. Wtf?
  • The Wii fit trainer. Wtf?
  • Even the sparse details on Smash Bros. so far are enough to make it my most anticipated game of E3. Every title in the series has been a must-buy with near infinite replay value. Nintendo may be playing it safe, but with a lineup of reliably fun titles like theirs, who can complain? Also nice to know that Sakurai is clearly taking criticisms of Brawl's slow and "floaty" gameplay into account. Smash Bros. may not be a tournament-style fighting game, but if they put enough thought into balance for tournament play, everyone wins.
  • I hope we get more videos like this. Also, the Villager is clearly a psychopath of some kind.

  • Can't wait to get this for my 3DS :D
  • Looks great. I can see the Villager being a lot of peoples main and Megaman being popular with range fighters.

    I honestly would like to know how the Wii U and 3DS touch screens are going to work in this installment before I get to hyped about the new SSB.

  • Not that it's too important but i was hoping that they were going to stick with the brawl look (very detailed) but it's ok i guess. Hopefully they will add costumes and extra content for the characters in this game and maybe bring up back old characters that were removed in brawl...or they can be a special form of costumes with different moves

    EX: Mario=Dr. Mario Stats were different in melee/Mario=balanced, Dr. Mario= stronger but slower

    Pikachu=Pichu.... Etc
  • I missed out on the last Super Smash Bros. and its safe to say I will never make that mistake again. This looks awesome!

  • The wait is already killing me.

  • This game is the only reason I might get a Wii U
  • i hope they have different costumes (mario-dr. mario) instead of just different colors

  • At first I was skeptical at the new art style, but it actually looks really good. And I can already tell that the Wii Fit Trainer will be one of my favorite characters. On a side note, SHURYUKEN!!!!!!!
  • I hope sonic is still in it.

  • I still hate that now me and my friends will have to be specific when trying to talk about this game, so as to not cause confusion with those who think we're talking about the original. You know, the one ALSO called Super Smash Bros.?
  • No L-canceling, no sale.
  • I may just buy a wii u for this.

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