Nintendo Direct reveals all new Smash features along with two new characters


Nintendo’s own livestream show “Nintendo Direct” is having a Super Smash Bros. 3Ds and Wii U special that is being narrated by the man behind the game himself, Masahiro Sakurai. I’ll be here documenting all the new features and changes featured in the live stream:

  • The game will be optimized to run at 60 fps for all characters. Assists and items will run at 30 fps.
  • There will be exclusive stages for each platform. Each stage will have a Final Destination variant. (aka a single platform)
  • Nintendo promises a more robust online reporting system. Harsher punishments and also steps to avoid excessive reporting.
  • Global Smash Power will be the game’s own online matchmaking ranking system.
  • Old and new items make their debut, motion sensor and smart bombs are back, new items include fairy charms from Zelda, ore club, x-bomb, and Hocotate Bomb, and Rocket Belts.
  • Assist Trophies are back, Andross, Devil, Knuckle Jaw, Saki Amamiya, Lyn,  Nintendogs, Waluigi, Skull Kid, Midna, Ashley, Dark Samus, Chain Chomp, Isabelle, Elec Man, Cover TV-Game 15 are features.
  • Pokemon Assist Item, new master ball item with legendary pokemon, like Arceus.
  • Meowth, Eletrorode, Eevee, Staryu, Metagross, Fennekin, Meloetta, Gogoat, Enteo, Deoxys, Palkia, Kyurem, Victini, Keldeo, Xerneas.
  • Samus’s new Final Smash will keep her Suit intact. This extends to all character that previously changed forms. No idea if they will be their own character or not.
  • Zero Suit Samus makes a return as a character. Touted as a speed character and has jet boots now.
  • Zelda makes her return with some news moves. Summons a Phantom Knight Projectile. Opponents can reflect it back at her.
  • Sheik makes a return.
  • Kirby has a new move called Hammer Flip, a chargeable move that can hurt himself if held for too long. New Final Smash, Ultra Sword that resembles Maximum spider from Marvel vs Capcom.
  • Lucario’s Aura attacks are buffed. Now also gets Mega Evolution, aura attacks will do maximum damage.
  • Olimar gets a nerd in the form of less active Pikmin, other buffed om form of can be plucked Pikmin in a fixed order.
  • Kid Icarus’s floaty jump nerf. His Final smash becomes an archer that shoots arrows across the map.
  • Mario’s sidekick pet, Yoshi makes and will be standing upright moreso than previous games.
  • They explore the recently announced Rosalina & Luma. Rosalina’s attack will send out Luma. Side+B will be a projectile nullifying move. Final Smash will summon a giant Luma spraying stars in all directions.
  • Little Mac is touted to have a strong ground game, however a extremely weak air game. Comes with special power gauge that can strengthen his punches. Max power can insta-KO opponents.
  • Animal Crossing’s Villager Side+B catches projectiles and stores them. Final Smash is building a house and launching opponents off the map.
  • Megaman’s extensive moveset include Flame Sword, Air Shooter, hard Knuckle, Metal Blade, Crash Bomber, Uppercut, and many others from previous megaman games. Final Smash summons his other iterations (MegaMan X, Battle Network, etc) from other Megaman games and fires a giant beam.
  • Wii Fit Trainer has a lot of slippery moves and a chargeable projectile move. Male Fit Trainer is also an available skin
  • Announced Custom Move Set for each character, however restricted only available for local play at the moment.
  • Exclusive 3DS mode called Smash Run that looks like a platformer minigame. A dungeon crawling battlefield. 5 minutes to explore and fight enemies while collecting powerups to augment their characters. Afterwards all stats will be collect to fight each other in a brawl. Inspired from Kirby’s Air Ride.
  • Returning poke’mon, Charizard, gets his own character slot. Also includes his mega evolution. Pokemon Greninja announced as new character!


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