Just a month after Cloud Strife was announced for Super Smash Bros. for the 3DS and WiiU, another surprising and exciting news comes from Masahiro Sakurai himself: Bayonetta is also joining Smash!
Sakurai recalled the result of the Super Smash Bros. Fighter Ballot, revealing that the angel-hunting witch Bayonetta is among the top five characters US players want to play as in Smash. She is also Europe's most requested character, and among all the realizable characters, she is the overall number one choice of players worldwide.
Listen to J-pop artist marina as she sang the opening theme of Project X Zone 2: Brave New World, "Sekai wa Hitotsu no Butai"(The World is One Stage), to close the Bandai Namco Entertainment Special at the Tokyo Game Show. The video also shows glimpses of the intro animation produced by animation studio Graphinica.
Segata Sanshiro (Hiroshi Fujioka) also briefly appeared at the end of the video.
Yuzo Koshiro composed the opening theme, as well as the ending theme, "Tsukiakari no Curtain Call" (Moonlight's Curtain Call), while Monolith Soft's Souichiro Morizumi provided the songs' lyrics. It is not yet known whether the songs will be featured in the game's Western versions or not.
Earlier in that event, Bandai Namco sneak-previewed the recently announced characters Chrom, Lucina, Fiora and KOS-MOS. Read More to see them in action along with the nostalgic Sega Saturn legend.
Project X Zone 2: Brave New World will not be just a crossover between Capcom, Sega and Bandai Namco anymore; it has just been revealed at the Tokyo Game Show that Nintendo will now also be represented by three guest characters in this epic crossover!
Chrom and Lucina from Fire Emblem: Awakening join the game as a Pair Unit, as well as Fiora from Xenoblade Chronicles, who pairs up with the returning KOS-MOS from the Xenosaga series.
Fire Emblem: Awakening was developed by Intelligent Systems, while Xenoblade was developed by Monolith Soft, the studio responsible for this colossal collaboration that also made Xenosaga.
PXZ2 is due release in Japan on November 12 in Japan, February 16, 2016 in North America and February 19, 2016 in Europe. There is no word yet regarding the release of the Original Game Sound Edition in the West.
Endnote: Just when I thought this game is already a must-have as it is, things get even better!
It was just a rumor at first. But now--again, courtesy of a disrespectful leak--we can now truly say that Fire Emblem's Roy will return in Super Smash Bros. 4 as a DLC character. And along with him comes a new challenger: Street Fighter's Ryu!
This makes Roy the fifth Fire Emblem character in the game after Marth, Ike, Robin and Lucina. And still speaking of fifth, Ryu is now officially the fifth overall third-party character to appear in a Smash game following Metal Gear Solid's Snake, Sonic the Hedgehog, Rockman/Megaman and Pac-Man. He is now also the second third-party character from Capcom.
Take a look at the two's intro gameplay trailers.
While his gameplay will most likely be compared to Marth and Ike, Roy's fighting animations have been highly differentiated, as demonstrated by his icepick grip on his sword in a lot of his attacks. And if you thought Ike was a hard hitter, then Roy could probably be the harder hitter.
Meanwhile, Ryu's alternate color palettes are his color palettes from the Street Fighter II games. What makes him different from the rest of the characters is that his special attacks can be done in two ways: first is by using the game's standard command input for special attacks; the second is by doing the Street Fighter-esque controller motion for each respective special move. When done this way, the special attacks will deal greater damage than when they are performed with the basic button presses.
That means the ↓ ↘ → + special attack button version of the Hadouken is literally down-right fierce!
Another fact that separates Ryu apart from all the rest is that he has two Final Smash attacks: his trademark projectile Shinkuu Hadouken and his hard-hitting Shin Shouryuuken. (I thought his Shinkuu Hadouken Final Smash would be similar to its Marvel vs. Capcom version, though.)
Both characters are now available for purchase along with Earthbound's Lucas. Roy is priced at $3.99 for either the Wii or the 3DS, or $4.99 for both systems.
Bundled with Ryu is his trademark stage Suzaku Castle, priced at $5.99 for either platform or $6.99 for both.
Source: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and WiiU Official Site
Also, Ryu has been confirmed as a returning character in the upcoming tri-brand crossover strategy RPG Project X Zone 2.
So yeah, this smashing news so far has been more about Ryu and less about Roy.
As previously revealed, Ike and Marth from Fire Emblem will make their return in Super Smash Bros. 4. Now, as revealed in the recent gameplay trailer that went online yesterday, Robin and Lucina will be joining them in the brawl.
Chrom also appears in this trailer, where they face the returning Captain Falcon.
The final seconds of the trailer reveals that Chrom will be assisting Robin in his Final Smash move, and just like there are opposite-gender variants for the WiiFit Trainer and the Villager, the female Robin can be selected for play.
The 3DS version of the game will be released in Japan on September 13, while America and Australia will get it on October 3 and 4, respectively. The WiiU version will come later on the fourth quarter of 2014.