A month after Smash Bros’ last character reveal, Marth from Fire Emblem has been confirmed as the eighteenth character to join the fighting game roster.
It was highly expected that a Fire Emblem character would appear in this iteration of Smash Bros, due to Fire Emblem: Awakening’s enormous success. It still remains to be seen if Marth will be the only character from the series to enter the fight, or if characters such as Ike or Chrom will join as well.
October’s Club Nintendo rewards are out, and one of them, the 1986 classic The Legend of Zelda, is a great bargain for members who might have not played the game before. It is available for the 3DS for a price of 150 coins. The second 3DS game is Touch Solitaire, available for 100 coins. The Wii is also bringing a couple of good games, the first being Super Mario Kart (150 coins) and the second ThruSpace.
A brand new Kirby game was announced today at Nintendo Direct, but not much detail was given. It looks like a classic Kirby game with side scrolling action, but with a few effects which will surely play out with the 3D effect of the Nintendo handheld. The game was announced without a title, but Iwata promised more details soon.
“You’re too slow!”
In today’s Nintendo Direct, it was announced that the blue blur, Sonic The Hedgehog, would be the seventeenth character to join the roster, by reclaiming his spot. He is the second third party character to join, the first being Mega Man. Not much is known about his moveset.
The move is not all surprising as Sega had previously announced a partnership with Nintendo, in which they would bring three Sonic games exclusively to Nintendo platforms: Sonic: Lost World and Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, with the third being unannounced.
Nintendo announced in today’s earlier Nintendo Direct that Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze has been delayed from December 2013 to February 2014. Iwata says that in order to “give the players the best experience” the game had to be delayed, and apologized for it.
Donkey Kong was supposed to be one of the franchises that would give momentum back to the Wii U according to Nintendo. Will Nintendo release any other major title in its stead? Only time will tell.
This week, the screenshots released by Sakurai showed a couple of reveals, as well as a bit if comedy.
The first screenshot came along with a message by Sakurai saying that Samus’ charge shot had been modified and given extra speed and power, which, although useful at times, could be bad for her. Wait, what? That thing is being made even better? How am I supposed to dodge it now?
The second image was a bit more on the comedic side, with a picture of Mario “proposing” to Peach. Or maybe he’s just punching her, you never know.
The third screenshot, from the 3DS version of the game, shows Luigi’s enhanced jumping, which makes us wonder if his classic hovering will make a debut in Smash Bros. This could be feasible as he just appeared in his own game (or should we say DLC), New Super Luigi U.
On the fourth weekday, it was announced that Toon Link would be joining the roster, being the sixteenth character to do so. This particular screenshot shows him taunting using the Wind Waker baton on the Skyloft stage.
When Toon Link was announced we weren’t sure if he would be receiving a new moveset or not, but this screenshot confirms that at least the bombs (his B + Down move) will return. From other screenshots we can see that at least the Fairy Bow and his Spin Attack have returned.
That’s it for this week, make sure to come back next time to see if anything has been revealed by Sakurai.
Following the digital release of Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, Toon Link has been announced as the sixteenth character to join the brawl. His design looks really good, as the HD complements his unique art style. So far it is unknown if he will still be a clone character, or if he will receive his own moveset to differentiate him from Link, but the screenshots released along with his annoucncement do show some similar moves.