It looks like E3 week has officially kicked off for Nintendo. Alongside the release of Lucas as a playable fighter in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS, a special video presentation has been released, featuring Masahiro Sakurai himself showcasing two new fighters, Lucas, who we already got a glimpse of before, new costumes for Mii Fighters, and some new stages. And the best part? All of this is available right this second!
Well, most of it is available, at least. One thing that was shown off was the classic Dream Land stage from the N64 original, but Sakurai also announced that Hyrule Castle and Peach's Castle from the original will also be making a return sometime in the future. Two other stages that were made available include the long-awaited Miiverse stage and another stage that comes with a certain street fighter that has been officially released.
The street fighter in question is, of course, Ryu, who was actually leaked earlier. He's a fairly interesting inclusion, featuring a moveset that is quite unique to the character. Based heavily on the Street Fighter franchise, Ryu's moveset includes a way to play that is very familiar to Street Fighter fans, along with two different final smashes, which is also something unique to Ryu. He also comes with his own stage - Suzaku Castle. You can watch all things Ryu in the following videos:
Another character that was leaked earlier was Fire Emblem fighter Roy, who was also officially announced in the special presentation. Returning from Super Smash Bros. Melee, Roy has received an appearance overhaul and has been balanced for the newest entries. He also has a final smash, which he obviously didn't have in Melee. You can watch his presentation below:
One character that was rumored to become playable was Inkling Girl from Splatoon. That won't be happening, as it turns out. However, alongside a new trophy featuring the character, both Inkling Girl and Inkling Boy are now available as costumes for Mii Fighters. Also released are costumes based on Akira and Jacky from Virtua Fighter, Heihachi from Tekken, Isabelle from Animal Crossing, MegaMan.EXE from Mega Man Battle Network, and ZERO from Mega Man X. You can see them all in action in the following video:
All of this content is now available on the Nintendo eShop for the following prices:
- Lucas - $3.99 on one platform / $4.99 on both Wii U & 3DS
- Ryu + Suzaku Castle stage - $5.99 on one platform / $6.99 on both Wii U & 3DS
- Roy - $3.99 on one platform / $4.99 on both Wii U & 3DS
- Mii Fighter Costumes - $0.75 each on one platform / $1.15 on both Wii U & 3DS / $6 for all on one platform / $9.20 for all on both Wii U & 3DS
- Dream Land (a stage from the N64 original) - $1.99 on one platform / $2.99 on both Wii U & 3DS
- Miiverse Stage - Free, Wii U only
- Everything in one bundle - $21.96 on one platform / $29.16 on both Wii U & 3DS
Are you excited about all this Smash Bros. DLC? Will Ryu, Roy, or Lucas become your main?