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Super Smash Bros.' Creator Breaks Down All That's New in the Game

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Super Smash Bros. had me giggling all day with the inclusion of the Wii Fit Trainer—unlike Fahey, I find that to be an inspired choice by Masahrio Sakurai, the series' creator. Here he gives an 8-minute debrief of new features and characters in the game, both for 3DS and Wii U.


The 3DS version will have levels themed to Nintendo handheld titles—yes, that's Nintendogs you see. Wii U will get stages based on home console games. For high definition presentation, characters get a visual upgrade—Samus now looks like she does in Metroid: Other M and Pit has his look from Kid Icarus: Uprising.

Mega Man has probably the best look of anyone in this video, as a perfect high-definition mimickry of his original NES sprites, right down to the blinks. As standard Mega Man he has only one punch, but with the variable weapons system, he gains other projectile attacks—some of which can be caught and thrown back at him.


That seems to be the m.o. of the Villager from Animal Crossing. He can "collect" anyone's ranged attack and hurl it right back at them—including Samus' charge shot. So don't take him lightly. The Villager looks like he will beat you over the head, burn your house down and rob your corpse.

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