During a special video presentation focused onÂ Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DSÂ /Â Wii U, the gameâ€™s director, Masahiro Sakurai, unveiled a smashing amount of new content for the games, including two new playable characters: Ryu from theÂ Street FighterÂ®Â series and Roy fromÂ Fire Emblem.
They both join Lucas fromÂ Mother 3Â as new playable fighters, and are available for download now! This additional paid content lands alongside a major software update that launched today for both systems, which also includes three new stages and many new costumes for Mii Fighters, including outfits from classic fighting seriesÂ Virtua FighterÂ andÂ Tekken. With these new characters, stages and costumes, top fighting game franchisesÂ Super Smash Bros.,Â Street FighterÂ®,Â Virtua FighterÂ andÂ TekkenÂ unite for the very first time.
â€œTodayâ€™s update proves that the evergreenÂ Super Smash Bros.Â games continue to evolve and grow with unexpected new content,â€ said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of Americaâ€™s Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. â€œWeâ€™re offering multiple price options and bundles for all this outstanding new content, so players can mix and match whatever characters, stages and costumes they want.â€
The video presentation can be viewed in its entirety by visitingÂ http://e3.nintendo.com/. Highlights of the update include:
- Ryu fromÂ Street FighterÂ®: For the first time inÂ Super Smash Bros.Â history, a character from the fighting game seriesÂ Street FighterÂ®Â joins the battle. Iconic character Ryu, whose look in the game is based onÂ Street Fighter IIÂ®, brings a new fighting style and feel toÂ Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DSÂ /Â Wii U. Ryuâ€™s traditional Light, Medium and Heavy attacks can be used depending on whether players tap, press or hold the buttons. ClassicÂ Street FighterÂ®Â moves like Hadoken and Shoryuken can be activated with just a one-button press, but players who enter the original button combinations from theÂ Street FighterÂ®Â series will perform the same actions with higher damage. Ryu can be purchased inÂ Super Smash Bros.Â for Wii U or Nintendo 3DS for $5.99 each, or both game versions together for $6.99. Purchase includes the bonus Suzaku Castle stage from theÂ Street FighterÂ®Â series. This classic environment provides stable footing on the right side and a series of platforms on the left. It can also be played in Omega form, giving the stage a look and feel much like in theÂ Street Fighter IIÂ®original.
- Roy fromÂ Fire Emblem: A fan-favorite from his last appearance inÂ Super Smash Bros. MeleeÂ for Nintendo GameCube, Roy from theÂ Fire EmblemÂ franchise returns to the series more powerful than ever before. Unlike Marth, Royâ€™s sword is stronger closer to the hilt, so he works better in close range. Roy also now has a Final Smash move in the form of a devastating sword blow. Roy can be purchased inÂ Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii UÂ for $3.99, or both game versions together for $4.99.
- Lucas fromÂ Mother 3: As previously announced, Lucas is also available to purchase as a new downloadable character. Originating in the Japan-only Game Boy Advance RPGÂ Mother 3, Lucas primarily uses lightning attacks to smash his opponents. Lucas can be purchased inÂ Super Smash Bros.Â for Wii U or Nintendo 3DS for $3.99, or both game versions together for $4.99.
- New Mii Fighter costumes: Multiple video games and characters from the past and present are represented in a new set of Mii Fighter costumes now available through the new update. Two costumes from classic fighting gameÂ Virtua FighterÂ are based on the Akira and Jacky characters, with Akira even maintaining his blocky polygonal look from the original game.Â TekkenÂ fighter Heihachi (and his amazing hair) serves as inspiration for one costume, with additional costumes based on Isabelle fromÂ Animal Crossing, MegaMan.EXE fromÂ Mega Man Battle Network, ZERO fromÂ Mega Man X, the Inkling Girl and Boy and the squid hat fromÂ SplatoonÂ also available. All costumes â€“ eight in total â€“ can be purchased inÂ Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DSÂ /Â Wii UÂ for $6, or both game versions together for $9.20. Costumes can also be purchased individually for $0.75 in eitherÂ Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DSÂ /Â Wii U, or both game versions together for $1.15 each.
- Dreamland stage: Based on the first Dreamland stage from the originalÂ Super Smash Bros.Â for Nintendo 64, this stage returns with a few tweaks. The Dreamland stage can be purchased inÂ Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DSÂ /Â Wii UÂ for $1.99, or both game versions together for $2.99.
- Everything: Players who want every fighter, stage, outfit and accessory featured among todayâ€™s DLC releases can buy them all at once. The whole DLC pack can be purchased inÂ Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DSÂ /Â Wii UÂ for $21.96, or both game versions together for $29.16.
- Miiverse stage: Available now to download for free, this new stage forÂ Super Smash Bros.Â for Wii UÂ features Miiverse posts created by players all over the world. During matches while connected to the Internet, players will see Miiverse posts appear that cheer specific fighters on from the background. These messages will be pulled from individual Miiverse communities that just opened for eachÂ Super Smash Bros.Â character.
- Tourney mode: Scheduled to launch as part of a free update in August, two new Tourney modes are coming toÂ Super Smash Bros.Â for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Community Tourneys let players compete for the highest points in a certain amount of time, while regular Tourneys have a specific set of rules and only happen at select times.
- YouTube replays: Coming exclusively toÂ Super Smash Bros. for Wii UÂ at a later date, this free new feature allows players to post replay videos of their matches on YouTube. To use this feature, players must possess a Google account. Please visitÂ http://www.smashbros.com/us/Â for additional details.
- AdditionalÂ Super Smash Bros.Â amiibo: Mii Fighters are getting their ownÂ amiiboÂ figures! When used in the game, the Mii Brawler, Mii Swordfighter and Mii Gunner amiibo characters can be configured with custom faces and playersâ€™ collected accessories and costumes. Four additionalÂ Super Smash Bros.Â characters are also getting amiibo: R.O.B., Duck Hunt, Mr. Game & Watch and Falco. These new amiibo will be available this September, except Falco who will be available this holiday season. Eventually, all playable characters inÂ Super Smash Bros.Â will have corresponding amiibo figures, including Mewtwo, Lucas, Roy and Ryu.
- Bonus Trophies: After downloading the update, in-game bonus trophies based on Ryu and Ken fromÂ Street FighterÂ®, Roy, Lucas andÂ Splatoonwill be available to unlock in play. Players can collect these trophies by completing All-Star mode inÂ Super Smash Bros.Â for Nintendo 3DSÂ /Â Wii U.
For more information aboutÂ Super Smash Bros.Â for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, visitÂ http://www.smashbros.com/us/.