The Ray Gun has appeared in all three of the prior Smash Bros. game, but for the upcoming Wii U and 3DS iteration, the gun has received its most drastic redesign.

Super Smash Bros. director, Masahiro Sakurai, said of the new ray gun in a post on the Miiverse, "The Smash Bros. mark appears backward because it acts like a stamp. We design the Ray Gun carefully each time to ensure it doesn't look like a real gun."

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[Source: Super Smash Bros.]