Smash Bros. Lead Developer Says We’ll Be Seeing New Video Next Week

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Earlier today, Masahiro Sakurai sent out a tweet saying that new video from the upcoming installment of the Nintendo all-star fighting franchise will be debuting on June 11.


Translation by Kotaku East’s Toshi Nakamura: "Notice: On the June 11th 11PM Nintendo Direct, the first footage of the new Smash Bros will be aired for the first time. For the first time, simultaneously worldwide! Don't miss it."

That 11 p.m. is probably for Japanese local time zones. Also, it’s worth nothing that Nintendo had already said months ago that the company wouldn’t be saying anything about the next Smash Bros. game until E3. Well, that time’s almost upon us. What do you want to see in the new game?


Matthew Maldonado
  • Ridley would be nice.
  • Dark Samus would be nice.
  • As someone mentioned before, the Mother Brain lair would be a great classic addition.
  • Mega Man Mega Man Mega Man Mega Man Mega Man.
  • Luigi WAY differentiated from Mario by giving him a Poltergust as his main weapon. Wouldn't that be AWESOME?
  • Bayonetta, as theorized by someone else, would be a rather unexpected addition that I can't actually imagine happening, due to her provocative nature. Could be wrong, though!
  • You'll see Sonic again, I imagine.
  • Some Namco character. PAC-MAN? =D I would kill for the Pac-Man 2: The New Adventures style of Pac-Man to be in there.
  • Raiden instead of Snake?
  • Characters I want out: Wolf and Falco, because goddammit we don't need all these Fox clones.
  • Lucario swapped out for someone, because apparently that Uber Pokemon slot is a revolving door.
  • I can see Ness staying and Lucas leaving for someone else? I don't know my Mother history so I can't say who'd replace him from the series. Lucas's slot might be given to a character from a different franchise entirely.
  • Marth will probably stay, Ike might change, or vice versa.
  • Speaking of Fire Emblem, what about a Shin Megami Tensei character, since they're doing that crossover? My vote is for Mara.
  • Ice Climbers might get shown the door, I think. I'm not a fan of them, though, and that's really all I have to go on.
  • Diddy Kong could get ousted, for the same reasons as Ice Climbers (though I like Diddy more).
  • R.O.B. probably won't make the cut, though I love him as a character. If they keep him, I hope they update his attacks, because I always found them lacking.
  • Skyward Sword Joke: GROOSE. With the Groosenator Final Smash.