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Robin, of Fire Emblem fame, attacks with a destructible sword a magical tome that changes powers.
Robin, alongside Lucina (who was also recently detailed), was revealed on Monday morning. Sakurai wrote on the Miiverse about Robin and his/her sword, "The Levin sword can be activated by using smash attacks – you can even activate these moves in midair! However, just like in the original game, the Levin sword can be used only a limited number of times before it breaks, at which point it takes some time to regenerate. When the Levin sword is unavailable, Robin fights using the bronze sword."
Sakurai also spoke specifically about Robin's tome writing, "The way Robin launches Arcfire is kind of crazy – he or she calls down a bolt of flame from above, then launches a pillar of fire! By the way, Robin’s tome changes with each special attack." You can see Robin throwing some fire with the tome at Captain Falcon in the image below.
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[Source: Super Smash Bros., Miiverse]
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REEEEEED Robin! Yum!
I was kindda hoping the avatar would be involved, just didn't know if they would just wear the hood the whole time or what. Wonder if we'll be able to customize the appearance at all on the 3ds version
Yeah, I read about it. Robin seems very technical and tricky. I look forward to failing at mastering the character.
Tomes breaking like in the Fire Emblem games are interesting, but because Robin's recovery move is a tome I can see him being weak when it comes to getting back on the stage. I wonder what Nintendo will do to balance that out. Maybe make his smash and air moves really good?
Come on Shulk!
Wait, can you change his/her tome to what you want or is it randomly picked when you fight or does it change everytime it breaks? I'm a thunder fan!
I don't know about everyone else but I'm hype for this guy