“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.
Each weekday, Masahiro Sakurai, creator of the Smash Bros. series posts a screenshot from the latest installment for Wii U & 3DS. Every weekend, we here at The Gaming Fix will recollect all of the screenshots for your viewing pleasure.
The first image is a screenshot from the 3DS version, showing how Olimar will look, and is presumably from the Battlefield stage.
Tuesday’s image shows us all three of the confirmed female characters, with Peach having recently joined the roster.
The third image is just a close up of Pyrosphere’s background, and that’s about it. It is currently unknown if the stage will transition through this particular hole or if it’s just a background texture.
Our fourth image is just Peach sighing at Link’s sight… Is she flirting with him? That’s up to you.
The fifth and final image shows the return of a technique that was previously introduced in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, called footstool, which involved jumping on an opponent’s head and stunning them momentarily.
Earlier today it was confirmed that the ruler of the Mushroom Kingdom will be the fifteenth character to join the roster. More details to follow.
Peach has appeared in two games, Melee and Brawl so it’s no surprise to see the veteran in the roster.
Judging from the screenshots posted along with her announcement, her moveset will not include any major overhauls. She still retains her B Toad move and her B-sideways charge. It is still too early to know for sure if her moveset will remain the same though.