Nintendo revealed that gaming icon Mega Man would be joining the Super Smash Bros. franchise, which is due to debut on Wii U and 3DS in 2014. Debuting during a lengthy CG and gameplay trailer, Mega Man appeared in his classic “Blue Bomber” iteration, complete with Mega Buster, numerous Robot Master abilities and his trusty dog, Rush. Before heading in to read all the details, take a look at Mega Man’s reveal.
Mega Man wasn’t the only new guy coming to the Smash Bros frey, as “The Villager” was also announced to make his appearance in the upcoming Super Smash Bros game.
The return of several classic characters Mario, Samus Aran, Fox McCloud, Donkey Kong, Pikachu, Pit, Bowser and Princess Peach were all confirmed due to watching SSB gameplay. Stages revealed included the classic Battlefield location, a level set on the train from The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks, Mega Man’s Dr. Wily Stage, an Animal Crossing location, Skyloft from Skyward Sword, possibly Karikao Village from Twilight Princess, a Nintendogs level, and more.
Based on the Nintendo Direct, it currently doesn’t appear that Masahiro Sakurai is making significant changes to the Smash Bros. formula. Gameplay appears to retain its core 2D mechanics, with the 3DS visuals more or less being on par with GameCube’s Melee (along with slight cel-shading) and the Wii U version being considerably better. No official titles were given to either project.
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