Details from the Super Smash Bros. New Content Presentation
This morning, kicking off E3 2015, Nintendo held a special presentation regarding new content for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Within the presentation was the official reveal behind Ryu from Street Fighter, and Roy from Fire Emblem, as well as Ryu’s stage, Suzaku Castle. Not only were they revealed, but along with Lucas from Mother 3, they are all available right now. Aside from the new characters, details were also given for new Mii fighter costumes from various franchises.
New Mii Fighter costumes for the Mii Brawler include Tekken’s Heihachi Mishima, and Virtua Fighter’s Akira Yuki (sporting a retro polygonal look) and Jacky Bryant. The Mii Gunner gets a new Megaman.EXE costume from Mega Man Battle Network, Animal Crossing’s Isabelle, and Inkling costumes from Splatoon that change based on gender. Last but not least, the Mii Swordfighter gets a Zero costume from Mega Man X. This makes the biggest crossover in gaming even bigger.
Aside from Suzaku Castle, two more stages are available today, with two other classic stages coming soon. The Kirby stage Dream Land (64) brings Whispy back into the woods (see what I did there?) and comes packed with nostalgia. Then there is the Miiverse stage, which comes completely free of charge. Individual Miiverse communities for each of the characters in the game have opened up starting today, and content from those communities will be displayed in the Miiverse stage when playing as that character, of course only while connected to the internet. It’s always fun when Miiverse can be used in clever ways to help enhance the fun of a title. All this content can be purchased separately, or as a bundle, including a Wii U/3DS bundle option. The two classic stages revealed for a future update were Mushroom Kingdom and Hyrule Castle, both originating from the original Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo 64, much like Dream Land.
Tourney mode will be added to the game as a free update, including two options, Community Tourney and standard Tourney. Community Tourneys allow players to compete for the highest points within a set time, while regular Tourney’s will happen at select times and have special rule sets. This mode unfortunately won’t be available until August, as the team is working to make sure the mode doesn’t run into issues while used online.
Another free update in the future will include the ability to upload a replay directly to Youtube, obviously requiring a Google account to do so. These video files will be different than the previous ones, so replays made before the update unfortunately will not work, but the new ones will become accessible in more ways than ever before. This update will only apply to the Wii U version, and will likely come included with the Tourney Mode update.
Finally, more Amiibo news has been revealed. Previously, the characters Dr. Mario, Ganondorf, Captain Olimar, Zero Suit Samus, and Bowser Jr. were expected to be released in September. Now, not only will those characters release, but they will be joined by Falco, Duck Hunt, the Mii Fighters (Brawler, Swordfighter, and Gunner), R.O.B. (sporting a region specific paint job), and Mr. Game & Watch (who includes multiple poses that can be switched out). This finishes out the initial roster of characters, but it has been confirmed that all characters added to the game later, suchas Mewtwo, Lucas, Roy, and Ryu, will each have their own Amiibo as well.
Quite a lot of information to take in, not to mention quite a bit of pricing. Let’s go ahead and recap the new downloadable content that is available now with the pricing as well, individual platform first, then bundle pricing for both the Wii U and 3DS.
A video detailing all this information is available below, but in case one is interested in getting the content without the Mii costumes, there is no bundle available, but GotGame has the pricing covered. For those interested in Lucas, Roy, Ryu + Suzaku Castle, and the Dream Land stage, it will cost $16.96 for individual platforms, and $19.96 for both the 3DS and Wii U. GotGame will have more news on Nintendo, E3, and more in the coming days.