This is the Final Smash Bros Presentation
December 15th, 2015 marked the day of the final Smash Bros presentation for Wii U and 3DS. The presentation had over 40,000 people watching live from YouTube and ended with over 75,000. The Smash Bros for Wii U and 3DS games have broken records with 58 fighters being available and 743 trophies on Wii U/707 on 3DS. Three new fighters were announced, along with new stages, music tracks, and Mii costumes for the Super Smash Bros games. As you would imagine, reactions have been mixed, but we will get to that later. First, below is a run-down of the major reveals from the final Smash Bros presentation (obviously, spoilers of the presentation abound) –
Corrin is in the game
As some have called him/her, “FE Sword Fighter #6,” Corrin is making his/her way from Fire Emblem Fates to Super Smash Bros for Wii U and 3DS. The reason one should note the him/her pronouns is because like Wii Fit Trainer and Robin, Corrin will allow players to choose between a female or male version of the character. Corrin carries the “Omega Yato” sword with him, but he has the blood of a dragon flowing through his veins, allowing him to transform. Some of his moves will only transform a specific body parts.
The other main points of focus for Corrin are his side-smash and one of his air attacks. His side-smash has an incredibly long reach. His back-air attack actually will propel him forward a very small distance, as Corrin will quickly sprout wings and use them to attack; so this move will not only have a bit of attack power, but can aid in survival as well. Corrin’s final smash is called “Torrential Roar” and while he does not have an exclusive stage, there will be new music tracks from Fire Emblem Fates and 2 trophies of Ryoma and Xander when players purchase the Corrin DLC (trophies for 3DS version only). Corrin’s DLC will be available in February 2016 for $4.99 if you purchase just the Wii U or 3DS DLC, and for $5.99 you can receive the DLC for both Wii U and 3DS.
More Details on Cloud Strife
Cloud Strife was the most requested Final Fantasy character to join Smash Bros. Cloud wields his Buster Sword, which is just about as big as his body, and he uses it for many of the moves in his moveset. His side-smash can deal damage as a 3-hit chain attack. Something unique about Cloud is that he has a limit gauge; similar to Little Mac’s KO gauge, but you can’t see it unless you use your Down+Special move to charge it up. Each attack you perform will charge a little bit of the gauge. This gauge fills what’s called the “limit break” and that is the name of the Down+Special move. If you perform the Down+Special move after it is fully charged, it’ll do a “Finishing Touch” move, removing your whole charge, doing 1% damage, but with super-powered launch power.
Cloud will also have two costumes: one inspired by the original FINAL FANTASY VII game and one from FINAL FANTASY VII: Advent Children. Also available with the Cloud DLC is a new stage called “Midgar.” On this cyberpunk-themed stage, players should watch for and grab Summon Materia that call forth summons from the FINAL FANTASY games like Ifrit and Bahamut ZERO. Summoned monsters will change the terrain, rather than directly attacking players. Cloud and the Midgar stage will be available as a download in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS or Wii U for $5.99, or both game versions together for $6.99, beginning within hours of today’s video presentation. A Chocobo hat is also availlable for Mii Fighters, with Cloud’s DLC, along with the newly-revealed Geno (from Super Mario RPG) Mii costume.
Bayonetta wins the Smash Ballot vote!
The Umbra Witch known as Bayonetta is joining the list of playable characters in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U as a result of the worldwide Smash Fighter Ballot. Just like in her action games, Bayonetta is a combo fighter in Super Smash Bros., chaining different kinds of attacks together. Not only does she have many costumes based on her appearance in Bayonetta 2 on Wii U, but players will also have some choices of costumes based off of her appearance in the first Bayonetta game.
Combo attacks and Bullet Arts make her moveset unique. While her combos might be slow to start, each special move can strike multiple times (even in the air). Use Bullet Arts after an attack by pressing and holding the button to inflict damage at a distance and even potentially steal points from other players who are attempting to K.O. their opponents.
Bayonetta definitely might be one of the flashiest characters, having unique circle effects on many of her attacks, butterflies appearing as she lands on the ground, and roses fall when she is damaged. All of her smash attacks are represented by the various “Wicked Weaves” and look just like the weave attacks from the Bayonetta games.
The exclusive new stage honoring Bayonetta is the “Umbra Clock Tower.” It is a flat platform level with moving platforms floating in around it from time to time. There will be new songs and trophies for her as well. The target release for Bayonetta’s DLC is February 2016, with the same $6.99 combo pricing, and $5.99 for Wii U and 3DS sold separately.
*Roy, Ryu, and Famicom ROB amiibo are coming
*amiibo for all three of the new fighters are confirmed
*Additional Mii Fighter costumes confirmed for February release –
Bionic Armor (Metroid)
Takamaru (Nazo no Murasame-jō)
Gil (The Tower of Druaga)
Tails and Knuckles (from Sonic)
And now, as I often do, I’ll give the final word to the audience; please sound off in the comments below, and see what YouTube viewers have said in comments of their own here –