So today, Nintendo has revealed two newcomers and one veteran for the next Super Smash Bros. games. I am happy to see the newcomers, and the veteran was pretty much guaranteed to return, having been in every other game so far.
So, first, the returning veteran is Captain Falcon. Of course, he returns with his signature Falcon Punch. Naturally, fans are still crying out for a new F-Zero game, but this may be the closest we’ll get for a while.
The two newcomers are both characters from Fire Emblem: Awakening. First up is Lucina. Another playable female character for the roster, and one who is tough to talk about without spoiling parts of Fire Emblem: Awakening. I certainly welcome her, but Fire Emblem does sit alongside The Legend of Zelda as one of my favourite video game franchises.
The other character is Robin. This is the player’s own unit in Awakening, whom they can customise. Male and female versions of Robin are playable, and they wield swords and magic. It seems their Final Smash has them team up with Chrom to deliver a tag attack, a la Fire Emblem: Awakening.
Here’s the video.
Since my posts about Smash Bros. have been on and off, I think now would be a good time to take a look at current roster as it stands.
Mario, Donkey Kong, Link, Samus, Kirby, Fox, Pikachu, Bowser, Pit, Pikmin & Olimar, Luigi, Peach, Toon Link, Sonic the Hedgehog, Marth, Zelda, King Dedede, Lucario, Diddy Kong, Zero Suit Samus, Sheik, Yoshi, Charizard, Ike, Captain Falcon
Villager, Mega Man, Wii Fit Trainer, Little Mac, Rosalina & Luma, Greninja, Mii Fighter, Palutena, Pac-Man, Lucina, Robin
So, 36 characters so far. It seems there’s still some room for the roster to expand a bit more, but who’ll get in? Since Sakurai posted on Miiverse that they’re ‘nearing the bottom of the stash of new challenger videos’, I imagine we’ll know the full roster before too long. I would still like to see Shulk from Xenoblade Chronicles, and I wouldn’t be surprised if Ness and Jigglypuff returned.
Whatever happens, I’m certainly looking forward to getting my hands on this game, on both 3DS and Wii U.