For Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, Masahiro Sakurai himself shared new screenshots and details via Miiverse. We actually got a fair amount of brand new details about the games, including some that were not even mentioned in the various presentations (Nintendo Direct, E3, etc.). And for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, it looks like we’re getting daily updates on the official Super Smash Bros. account, in Japan.
It’s not clear if the tweets are from Masahiro Sakurai himself, or if they will be officially translated in English for the Nintendo of Europe and America Twitter accounts, though. In any case, we’re going to gather all the details, screenshots, and videos shared on the official Twitter account on this page, so you can find it all in one place (for convenience purposes)!
NB: this post is for all the updates shared in August. For the most recent updates, make sure to check out this post instead!
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Today’s fighter is Wolf, the leader of the Star Wolf mercenary team (who appear in his Final Smash, launching an all-out attack). He finally makes his comeback after 10 years (since Super Smash Bros. Brawl). His sharp claws allow him to unleash wild attacks. If Fox or Falco are in the same battle, you may get to hear a unique line of dialogue!
Today’s fighter is Princess Peach. Don’t mistake her for some poor damsel in distress because Bowser just can’t leave her alone: her airborne kicks sure hurt a lot. Her down special allows her to pick vegetables, and then throwing them at her opponents. She sometimes get a Bob-omb (and some other items) instead, definitely the most explosive of all vegetables!
Princess Peach was once the star of her very own game: Super Princess Peach, released on Nintendo DS back in 2005 (in Japan). In this game, the roles have been reversed: it’s Peach that needs to go save Mario from Bowser, not the opposite. The game is centered around 4 emotions, which allow her to interact with the world.
This week’s music track is Yoshi’s New Island – Main Theme, arranged by Shota Kageyama!
And today’s stage is New Donk City Hall, based on New Donk City from Super Mario Odyssey. This one has a neat gimmick: when you or another fighter touch a band member, their instruments gets added to the background track. Mayor Pauline also makes an appearance, and of course, she also starts singing if you touch her!
August 27th and 28th
Yesterday’s fighter was Ness, from the Earthbound series. He’s a pretty versatile fighter, who can use both long-range attacks (such as psychic powers known as “PSI”), and short-range attacks (a bat and a yo-yo). He can even use a guided attack that can launch him like a rocket (pretty useful when you need to recover): PK Thunder!
NESS first appeared in EarthBound (known as Mother 2 in Japan), as a young boy who possesses psychic powers. Sometimes during the adventure, he will get homesick, rendering him unable to battle properly: you then need to go back home or call his mother for him to get back to normal!
And today’s item is an Assist Trophy: Rathalos. He spreads its wings in order to create a powerful attack, but he can also use a fire breath, as well as a roar (that stuns opponents). It’s definitely going to be tricky to find an opportunity to attack it!
Today’s item is a new Assist Trophy: Alucard! When unleashed on the stage, he attacks nearby opponents with a flurry of slashes. But that’s not all: he can also turn into a bat, and charge at opponents that are further away: now that’s Dracula’s son for you! And for those who don’t know where his name comes from, trying reading it backwards!
Today’s fighter is Duck Hunt, who excel at long-range attacks (exploding cans, clay pigeons, etc.). Their Final Smash sees three games from the Light Gun Series teaming up for one epic attack: Duck Hunt, Hogan’s Alley, and Wild Gunman!
Duck Hunt was originally released back in 1984, and came with a special gun-like controller called the NES Zapper. In this game, you shoot at ducks flying away on the screen. When you hit some, the dog goes catch them, and brings them to you.
This week’s music track is the one from the menu screen in Fire Emblem Heroes, which actually does have a title: “Gear Up For…”. It was arranged by Hiroki Morishita!
And today’s item is another Pokémon: Togedemaru! It shoots sparks from its body, and you will take lots of damage if you get hit by one. Only thing to do if you spot one: keep your distance!
Today’s fighter is Dark Pit. As Pit’s echo fighter, his techniques are more or less the same as Pit’s, but he summons different weapons. His hair and clothes are also of a different colour, and he celebrates victory to a different tune. Dark Pit first appeared in Kid Icarus Uprising, released on Nintendo 3DS in 2012 (and came with a stand for the console). He’s actually a clone of Pit (albeit an incomplete one), created by the Underworld Army using the Mirror of Truth… no wonder that he would end up as an echo fighter!
Today’s fighter is Villager, from the Animal Crossing series. Their attacks are based on skills from daily life in the village, including planting, growing, and cutting down trees, but also using bug nets, slingshots, and… turnips. Their pockets are quite simply marvelous: they can store various items and even incoming projectiles, for later use.
Today’s fighter is Dark Samus, who is Samus’s echo fighter. The main difference with the original character is that Dark Samus has floatier movement, and it doesn’t roll when doding or jumping. Its bombs and missiles are also slightly different.
Dark Samus first appeared in Metroid Prime, but it’s only in Metroid Prime 2: Echoes that we got to see it in full. It’s an entity born of Phazon, who possesses Samus Aran’s genetic information. It’s an incredibly intelligent being.
Today’s fighter is Chrom, Roy’s echo fighter. His Final Smash is called Awakening Aether, and it sees him charge toward his opponents in order to slash them with his sword… just like in the original game. He’s one of the main characters in Fire Emblem Awakening, and also appears in Fire Emblem Warriors.
This week’s music track is Gang-Plank Galleon, the track from the last boss battle in Donkey Kong Country. It was arranged by ACE (TOMOri Kudo and CHiCO), that fans of the Xenoblade Chronicles series are pretty faimiliar with. This arrangement features some good ol’ DK rap!
And today’s stage is Dracula’s Castle, from the Castlevania series. It features various characters from the series, that appear as “special guests”, but also candles that you can break in order to get items. It has no less than 34 music tracks, including new and classic ones!
Today’s item is another Pokémon: Abra. He’s a pretty playful little fellow, who grabs a nearby fighter and teleports them to a random position… including off the stage!
Today’s fighter is Richter Belmont, from the Castlevania series. He’s Simon Belmont’s echo fighter, which is why his basic attacks are pretty much the same (albeit with some subtle variations, such as the color of his holy water).
On Nintendo platforms, Richter Belmont first appeared in Castlevania: Dracula X, originally released on the SNES in 1995. The story of that game is set several centuries after Simon Belmont’s era.
Today’s fighter is King K. Rool, which was introduced early yesterday, on the official website. He first appeared back in 1997, in Donkey Kong Country on the SNES. He’s the boss of the Kremlings, who stole Donkey Kong’s bananas. He used many petty tricks to try to get rid of Donkey Kong, including faking his own death in the middle of the final boss battle!
This week’s music track is “Bloody Tears / Monster Dance”, the day and night theme songs from Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest, arranged by Michiko Naruke.
Today’s fighter is none other than Simon Belmont, the protagonist of the original Castlevania game on the NES (first released back in 1986 in Japan). His weapon is Vampire Killer: a trusty holy whip that he can use to perform Smash attacks with long reach. He can also use various projectiles: an axe, holy water, and even a cross.
Simon Belmont is one of the vampire hunters, who have been fighting against Dracula for generations. He’s part of the Belmont Clan. In Castlevania, he heads to Dracula’s castle in order to defeat him after his ressurection.
Finally, the official website was updated earlier with the intro for King K. Rool. This newcomer is quite the versatile fighter: he can use long-distance special moves like the Blunderbuss, and counter moves like Stomach Attack make him pretty deadly at close range too. His Final Smash is none other than the Blast-O-Matic, a weapoin he created to destroy DK Island.
Today’s item is the Bomber: it can cause a massive explosion in 1.5 seconds. You hold it up with the A button. The closer to the center of the explosion you are, the more damage you will take. Therefore, if you know you will not be able to escape in time, try to get as far away from it as you can!
Today’s fighter is none other than Samus Aran, from the Metroid series. She has three types of projectiles to keep opponents at bay: the Charge Shot (which is really powerful when fully charged), Missiles, and Bombs. Her Finial Smash is an impressive, wide laser beam that can be moved up and down: just try to dodge that one, Ridley!
Samus appears in Metroid: Samus Returns on Nintendo 3DS, currently on sale on the Nintendo eShop in Japan. Ridley also appears in that game!
August 2nd and August 3rd
Yesterday’s fighter was Wario, who has some rather unique moves: he can use hiw Wario Bike, or release some nasty, noxious gas. speaking of his bike, he can jump higher than usual by leaping from it, which is pretty handy for recovery. His Final Smash allows him to transform into Wario-Man, and launch an all-out attack with copies of himself.
Wario is Mario’s self-proclaimed rival, who only cares abouyt money and treasure. He’s the main character of WarioWare Gold, released today in North America. The game includes a lot of nostalgic micro-games!
And today’s item is an Assist Trophy: Rodin. He’s the one who gave Bayonetta her name. When used, he summons a giant arm, unleashing a powerful blow. Sometimes, he gives you a powerful weapon before leaving.
July 31st and August 1st
Yesterday’s item is none other than the Fake Smash Ball. You really need to be careful, because when you break it, you don’t get a Final Smash… you get a big, bad explosion instead! In order to avoid breaking the wrong type of Smash Ball, take a closer look at the symbol’s horizontal line: it’s thicker than on a legit Smash Ball. That being said, it’s most likely going to be hard to notice that in the heat of the moment, when everyone is trying to get what they think is a Smash Ball. It might not be a bad idea to look at other players, to see if they’re avoiding it…
This week’s new music track is Galaga Medley. It consists of 4 songs and various sound effects from the game, and it was arranged by Yusuke Takahama. It’s like recreating the gameplay in sequence!
Finally, today’s stage is Lylat Cruise, which rests on top of the spacecraft Pleiades. During battle, you need to pay particular attention to how the craft tilts, because this can affect the trajectory of ranged attacks, but also your recovery distance!
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