The lights are on
Nintendo announced a brand-new Super Smash Bros. title headed to both its Wii U home console and 3DS handheld at its Nintendo Direct presentation this morning. Two challengers enter the ring for the first time in the next Smash Bros., but you can expect more competition to select NES-era Mega Man than Animal Crossing’s Villager.
Nintendo did not elaborate on the relationship between the two versions of the game, though one part of the cinematic trailer it showed had Mario shedding his low-res form to take on his high-def Wii U appearance. This could imply some kind of cross-platform play, but it would be unusual for a company to tease such a feature without coming out and saying it exists if indeed it does.
The Villager from Animal Crossing deployed a number of adorable attacks in the video, bashing rivals with potted plants, chopping trees down, and carving holes in the ground with a shovel.
Mega Man called on the aid of his trusty robot dog Rush, and also summoned the powers of many NES-era Robot Masters in battle. The Mega Buster is front and center in his arsenal, but you can look forward to calling on Metal Blade and much more. The weapons shown include:
Nintendo also announced that the official site and Miiverse community for Super Smash Bros. is open as of the end of the Nintendo Direct presentation, so you can go chat with fellow enthusiasts there if our comment section below isn’t enough for you.
Super Smash Bros. is set for a 2014 release on both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.
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Sweet, and looks beautiful.
Can't nintendo come out with something new? It seems to always be mario, sonic, etc.
A buttload of awesome just hit the fan and it's spewing its little bits of awesome all over the place. Best graphics I've seen in a Nintendo game. MegaMan's a huge deal, and I was quite amused with the Animal Crossing villager, but we know that Nintendo's gonna be shelling at least 2-3 more big guest characters. Can't wait for these next 6-8 month reveals.
Excited for Mega Man! I hope this roster fills out with some new characters, wish we would have seen more.
i wanna see a full roster lol
Holy yes I will buy a Wii U just for this and HD Zelda
so no news on the full roster?
When Mario was first being created in his low-res form, I thought it was paper Mario. Then I thought, I wish.
I hope that they have Rosalina as an actual playable character. I'll get this for the 3DS when it comes out. I really don't want to get the Wii U since there's no game I actually want on it.
This game is legit! But I was kinda hoping we would see it in stores this year, oh well i'll just keep saving for my PS4, suckaaasss.
Just brilliant news..Iv wanted the villager and Mega man for a long time now,and we finally have it..Oh and is it glorious.
give me back Ike and I'll be happy XD
I think it would be cool if Mega Man gained abilities based on the last character he knocked out. Kinda like Kirby
im pumped for this
Am so excited : D