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.
A blockbuster announcement from Nintendo just came out: Cloud Strife will join Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and WiiU!
Nintendo hosted a character poll where gamers could put in a vote for whichever character they would want to appear as the next DLC character in the game.The poll closed in October 3, and from all the fan nominations, the developers ultimately chose the protagonist of Final Fantasy VII, who will now officially join the roster despite debuting on the Sony PlayStation.
This makes Cloud the sixth guest character to appear in the Smash series, following Solid Snake (in Super Smash Bros. Brawl), Sonic the Hedgehog, Rockman, Pac-Man and Ryu. His addition also makes Square Enix the fifth third-party collaborator to join the series after Konami, Capcom, Sega and Bandai Namco.
Only a month has passed since Super Mario Maker was released for the WiiU, and a lot of players have already had their creative juices unleashed in their own custom-made Mario levels. One such user goes by the YouTube username KHace, who replicated nearly the whole first Rockman game complete with a playable Rockman.
"The Blue Bomber" can be used in the game editor as an alternate sprite swap for Mario by unlocking him through his amiibo for Super Smash Bros.
Since the stages are redesigned in the Mario environment, the gameplay would naturally follow the Mario style, and the absence of lesser enemies Robot Masters were compensated for by makeshift baddies from Goombas, Koopa Troopas, Hammer Bros., etc.
Check out KHace's epic video below.
The latest update to Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and WiiU opens up the DLC shop, and the first set of DLCs--costumes and accessories for Mii Fighters--are now available for purchase.
Each costume set is worth $0.75 for either the 3DS or the WiiU and $1.15 for both platforms; the whole costume bundle costs $6 if bought for either platform and $9.20 for both.
Mewtwo strikes back
In addition to the DLC costumes, Mewtwo, the first confirmed DLC character in SSB4, is now available for download to those who bought both the 3DS and WiiU versions of the game. Nintendo has sent download codes for these players to redeem at the in-game DLC shop. After which, they can then enjoy the game as the Psychic Pokemon.
Those who didn't buy both versions of the game, however, will have to wait until April 28 to be able to play as Mewtwo. The character will be available from the DLC shop for $3.99 for either 3DS or WiiU or $4.99 for both platforms.
Nintendo plans to release Lucas form Earthbound next, scheduling him for a June release.
Meanwhile, here's Mewtwo in action.
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.
It's now official: the American title for Zelda Musou is Hyrule Warriors!
A collaboration between Nintendo and Tecmo Koei and developed by Omega Force, the game combines the story and characters of The Legend of Zelda series and the hack-and-slash gameplay of the Dynasty Warriors series.
The first teaser trailer revealed Link as the main protagonist in the game. At the recently finished Electronic Entertainment Expo, it was revealed that Zelda, Impa and Midna will also be playable; and it looks like Ganondorf—as naturally as it should be—is a boss character.
The WiiU-exclusive game will be released on August 14 in Japan, September 19 in Europe and September 26 in the United States.
Click "Read More" to see the wicked awesome E3 gameplay trailer.
In my personal opinion, the best part of the Electronic Entertainment Expo is when Nintendo announced the newest character additions to Super Smash Bros. 4:
It's almost a no-brainer that Pac-Man will get in since it's Namco Bandai that's developing SSB4, but still, it's a great (non)surprise!
This is probably the best gaming news I've ever heard this year so far.
"The Blue Bomber" joins the brawl and faces Mario and company for the first time in Super Smash Bros. 4!
Rockman's look in the game is a nod to his classic 8-bit look. His moveset includes his trademark Rock Buster as his normal attack, his Charged Shot, his Marvel-vs-Capcom-esque Rock Upper, and an assemblage of weapons from the Robot Masters he's defeated in the past, collected via his Variable Weapons System.
As seen in his reveal trailer, there will be an in-game stage based on Dr. Wily's Fortress. The Yellow Devil also makes an appearance, possibly hinting at its boss character status.
SSB4 is due release in 2014 for the Nintendo 3DS and the WiiU.