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e3 2014

Greninja Is Easily The Best New Smash Bros. Character

by Ben Reeves on Jun 12, 2014 at 02:23 PM

After playing with each of the new characters exactly one time each, I complied this fact based on which character I won the most with: Greninja is clearly the best new fighter.

Earlier in the week, I played Super Smash Bros. with Little Mac, but he proved not to be my best character. But the Nintendo frantic character fighter is so entertaining that I just couldn't stay away, and I went back to the well to find another fighter that would fit more with my style.

I landed on the character Greninja. I'm clearly really good with him; I'm currently undefeated with him. Super Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai said they actually started picking the character for Smash Bros. before Pokémon X & Y was that far into development. Therefore, the Smash Bros. team actually had a hand in designing the character, but they didn't know he would become one of the more popular characters in Pokémon X & Y. They just picked the one they thought would be the best. That's just an extra fun fact for you. You didn't expect to get any fun facts in this preview, did you? Don't say I never gave you anything.

The final evolved form of Froakie fits right into the rest of the Super Smash Bros. cast, because he's a fun and fast character with a lot of great moves. Greninja can attack foes with two watery swords. One of his special attacks allows him to charge up a water shuriken that hits enemies multiple times. His shadow sneak move allows him to vanish into thin air and attack enemies from behind. Another similar special move sees Greninja to teleport and attack foes, even from afar. This water/dark Pokémon can also reach new heights by riding a water spout.

Just don't try to play against me while I'm playing Greninja; I'm undefeated (so if you're good I'll probably pick a different character for fear of breaking my streak). The game releases on October 3 for the 3DS and in early 2015 for the Wii U.

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