Competitive players and fans rejoice!
It was announced early this morning that on Tuesday April 8th at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT, Nintendo will have a Super Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS centered Direct. Those are hours when most people are available, so let’s hope Nintendo does this the right way. Here is my wish list on what details I’d like to see at the Nintendo Direct next week.
1) New Characters or Returning Characters
There will be new characters revealed. I don’t think they’ll be “Little Mac” and “Megaman” big, but new nonetheless. I’d personally like to see more female characters such as Medusa, Palutena or even Pandora from Kid Icarus: Uprising. I know this is wishful thinking to the max, but I’d love an added Metroid character such as Rundas, Anthony Higgs, or Adam Malkovich. The supporting characters of the series do add a sense of depth to the Metroid story although Samus is heralded as this lone bounty hunter that traverses foreign lands.
Aside from new characters, I do also think we’ll be seeing some returning characters such as Captain Falcon and Yoshi who’ve yet to be revealed as returning. The fans of these characters, namely my boyfriend, are beginning to worry, Nintendo.
2) Subtitles (Finally!)
I’m tired of seeing “Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS” plastered over everything related to the topic. I think that Nintendo will finally give the game official subtitles and I do believe that the Wii U subtitle will be different from the 3DS subtitle. They are two different games after all. Since they are two different games, Nintendo may even go as far as to explain why the two are different and what makes them stand out as standalone titles. I was a little disappointed to find out that they are different, because that means no cross play, but hopefully that means that both versions will be must haves, though I’ll be getting the console version first.
3) Combat Demonstration
Anytime we’ve seen any footage on Super Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS, it’s been a character reveal or a random picture that Masahiro Sakurai posted on Miiverse. The updates, sans from any character or new item reveal, have been pretty insignificant. Obviously with character reveals, the movesets of that particular character are also highlighted. In this Nintendo Direct, I believe we’ll see an actual demonstration of the game in action without the fluff of a traditional trailer. I think we’ll see items and specials shown in real time, the speed of the game, and the chaotic antics of a match to give us more insight on how the actual game will play.
4) Release Window
When it comes down to Nintendo, they don’t like to reveal release dates unless they are absolutely certain that that particular game is gold and ready to go. It’s one of the most infuriating things about being a Nintendo fan, but the company takes quality control very seriously. Even in small titles like Rusty’s Real Deal Baseball, a title that I believe shouldn’t even exist. At the very least, I think that Nintendo will give us a quarter in which the game may be released – a windowed month if they’re smart.
You can watch the Super Smash Bros. Direct next week here on the official Nintendo Direct website!
What would you like to see next week? What do you think Nintendo will detail? Are you planning on purchasing Super Smash Bros. for either Wii U or 3DS?
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