Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS Direct Recap


To those of you that didn’t get to see today’s Super Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS Direct, here’s what you missed!

  1. Release info – 3DS version this summer, Wii U version in the winter
  2. 3DS will run at 60fps, features stereoscopic 3D
  3. Difference between the Wii U/3DS versions – roster will be the same, stages will vary between versions; stages that are the same on 3DS and Wii U will have design differences
  4. Stages – 3DS – Reset Rainbow Road, Find Mii, Balloon Fight, Jungle Japes, etc.; Wii U – Mario Galaxy, Pyrosphere, Town and City, Boxing Ring, Pilot Wings, Skyloft, Windy Hill, Garden of Hope, Wii Fit Stadium, Palutena’s Temple, Halberd, older stages from past Smash Bros. games
  5. Yellow Devil – from Dr. Wily’s Castle, stage hazard with a vulnerable eye, explodes and become an attack on the player who beats it, Ridley indirectly confirmed as a boss on stage (shadow appears on the stage floor)
  6. Trophy – Tiki from Fire Emblem series
  7. Internet Multiplayer – Wii U will have online with friends or randoms online, 3DS will have online as well
  8. 2 Game modes – For Fun (with friends, rules and stages can be set)  and For Glory (randoms and only Final Destination with no items, one on one battles)
  9. When playing with friends you set the rules.
  10. Final Destination – All stages will have a final destination form
  11. Nintendo Network IDs will be featured next to player’s characters online, will have a code of conduct and penalties for foul play
  12. Solo play – scoring competitions, Global Smash Power – pin your score against others, no rankings, but matchmaking based on skill level
  13. Items – Beam Sword, Bumpers, Smart Bomb, Motion Sensor Bomb, POW Block, Beetle, Fire Bar, Back Shield, Bombachu, Fairy Bottle, Ore Club, X Bomb, Hocatate Bomb, Rocket Belt, Steel Diver
  14. Assist trophies – Andross, Devil, Knuckle Joe, Saki Amamiya, Lyn, Nintendog, Waluigi, Dr. Wright, Skull Kid, Mother Brain, Midna, Ashley, Dark Samus, Chain Chomp, Isabelle, Elec Man, Color TV-Game 15
  15. Pokemon – Master Ball (assist trophy), rare Pokemon emerge as assist trophies, Meowth, Electrode, Eevee, Staryu, Metagross, etc.
  16. Returning fighters – Samus uses a different zero laser, no longer changes forms, Zero Suit returning with added strength and jet boots for power and speed; Zelda s down B is now phantom smash, not Shiek, Shiek returns as her own character, own moves, burst grenades, bouncing fish; Kirby adds hammer to moves set hammer flip, final smash is ultra sword; Dedede is more expressive and throws Gordos now, not Waddle Dees; Lucario, straightened aura attacks, and mega evolution; Pikmin and Olimar, only 3 Pikmin now, uses them in fixed order now, management more important, recovery is winged Pikmin now; Pit, gliding mechanic cut, flight is recovery move, final smash is three sacred treasures now; Yoshi, returning, stands upright now, stronger
  17. New fighters – Rosalina and Luma, have separate and somewhat independent moves, up special is launch star, down move gravitational pull, final smash is power star; Little Mac, huge and quick punches, can shrug off attacks, weak in the air, terrible recovery, power meter and KO uppercut, straight lunge, jolt hay maker, rising uppercut is recovery, slip counter, final is Giga Mac, arcade mac green framed Mac from arcade days, The Villager dream home, final smash, Megaman, sliding, top spin, mega upper, charge shot, spark spock, hard knuckle, super arm, final is famous co stars from series, Wii Fit Trainer, deep breathing and sun salutation
  18. Mysterious special moves – custom move sets, only online with friends and local (solo)
  19. Smash Run – 3DS version only, game mode, like classic mode with known Nintendo enemies, 5 minute time limit, will find power ups that strengthen character, after the 4 fighters will duke it out with power ups that were gathered, pre-battle competition, different enemies appear each time you play this mode
  20. Sakurai assures they are working hard to get the game out as soon as they can.
  21. Greninja and Charizard emerge from nowhere, epic trailer and battle scenes ensue

Watch it for yourself!


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  • 3DS version going to dominate sales before the Wii U. They will sell but everyone will already be playing on 3DS methinks XD

  • Yeah, I wish there was only one version of the game, but it is what it is, I suppose lol. I think they’ll both sell, but the Wii U will be the best version. Personally, I don’t want to to play this game on a little screen with that circle pad for too long lol. I’ll eventually want the console version.