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)!
On this page, you will find all the details, pictures, and videos from the “launch” of the Twitter account to July 30th! For the most recent udpates, make sure to check out this page instead!
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Today’s fighter is the cute Jigglypuff, who is a force to reckon with in the air: he can jump up to 5 times, and he’s even faster in the air than on the ground. That’s why it’s crucial to take advantage of his aerial ability in order to get the upper hand during battles! His down special, Rest, isn’t easy to use, but if you manage to land it, you will powerfully launch your opponent!
Jigglypuff first appeared in Pokémon Red Version and Pokémon Green Version on GameBoy, originally released in 1996 in Japan. In this game, he can put other Pokémon to sleep with his lullaby. In Pokémon X and Y, he gained the Fairy type.
Today’s fighter is Captain Falcon, a speedy and powerful fighter. He may sound like the ideal fighter, but he has a big weak point: he’s frequently left open. In multiplayer battles, if you want to get the upper hand, you definitely have to learn to successfully land his neutral special: the infamous Falcon Punch! He was introduced in F-Zero, a futuristic racing game originally released back in 1990 on the SNES. Fun fact: he does not appear “directly” even once in this game!
Today’s fighter is R.O.B., who was originally a peripheral for the NES / Famicom , released exactly 33 years ago in Japan (on July 26th 1985). It’s called Robotic Operating Buddy in English, and Family Computer Robot in Japanese. Two games were released for it: Gyromite and Stack-Up (known in Japan as Robot Gyro and Block respectively).
R.O.B. is quite the fighter, with two powerful projectiles (Robo Beam and Gyro), and a really effective recovery. In the European and North American versions of the game, the 1P color is light grey, and 2P is red and white. It’s the opposite in the Japanese version of the game.
This week’s music track is F-Zero Medly, arranged by Takenobu Mitsuyoshi (who also did the vocals), featyring DEATH WIND, FIRE FIELD, and more.
And today’s stage is Peach Castle, who first appeared in Super Smash Bros. Melee. It’s a pretty dangerous stage: Banzai Bill can appear out of nowhere and explode (is that Bowser attacking the castle?). Also, there’s switches (red, yellow, and green), that make ! Blocks appear.
Today’s stage is the Great Plateau Tower, from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It’s the very first tower you visit in the game. Believe it or not, the top part of the tower can be destroyed, but it ends up coming back, eventually. A certain Old Man can also be spotted in the background: he’s probably wondering why Link is busy beating up weird characters instead of saving the princess!
Today’s fighter is the Mii Fighter trio (Brawler, Gunner, and Swordfighter). You can choose from those three types, and even select a set of three special for each one. Finally, there’s no less than 12 voice options for you too choose from!
Today’s update introduces another Pokémon: Bewear. It may be all cute and slow, but its attacks sure pack a punch!
Today’s fighter is Bowser Jr.. He rides in the Jr. Clown Car, and he actually takes less damage when opponents attack the car instead of himself. He’s a pretty unique character, because his color variations are completely different characters: the Koopalings (of course, they play the same way).
He first appeared in Super Mario Sunshine, originally released in 2002 on GameCube. In that game, he disguises himself as Mario and puts graffiti everywhere on Delfino Island.
Today, a new music track was revealed: Snake Eater, arranged by Nobuko Toda. The original version of this track was used as the opening theme for Metal Gear Solid 3.
And today’s stage is Willy Castle. On Nintendo Switch, this stage features hazards from both the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U version. When the Yellow Devil is defeated, he causes a big explosion that doesn’t do any damage to the player who landed the final hit.
Today, the focus is on a brand new stage: Moray Towers (from Splatoon and Splatoon 2). Judd and Li’l Judd actually appear on that stage, and will raise the flag with the colour of the fighter/team currently in the lead. It looks like those two take their job so seriously, they even do it in other games!
Today’s fighter is Pichu, who makes its comeback after 17 years (since Super Smash Bros. Melee, basically). Its electric attacks have greater range and do more damage than its other attacks, but they have a major drawback: they also damage it!
Pichu first appeared in Pokémon Gold Version and Silver Version, released back in 1999. In this game, you could only get it from an egg, obtained after leaving a Pikachu and a Raichu of opposite gender at the Pokémon Day Care.
July 12th and July 13th
Yesterday’s fighter was Mega Man. His standard and special moves actually use weapons copies from the various bosses he’s fought throughout the Mega Man series, which explains why he’s the one fighter with the most projectiles in the game. His Final Smash now features two extra guests: Proto Man and Bass!
Mega Man first appeared in Mega Man, originally released on the NES back in 1987. Originally, it was supposed to be a robot that helped people, but he was repurposed into a battle robot in order to protect peace.
And today’s fighter is Pit, one of the best characters for new players. Indeed, he’s a well-balanced, well-rounded character with a defensive special that nullifies long distance attacks. He also has excellent recovery.
The latest soundtrack sample is Mega Man 4 Medley, arranged by Jun Senoue:
And today’s item is another Pokémon… Alolan Raichu! He rides his tail and rushes the enemy. It’s quite difficult to dodge his attacks, as he moves freely around the stage.
Today’s fighter is the roundest of all fighters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: Kirby! He has a unique ability: he can copy other fighters and their special moves! He’s pretty light, which is why he can be launched pretty easily, but since he can jump up to 5 times in the air, he has great recovert. In this game, a new Stone transformation is introduced!
Kirby first appeared in Kirby’s Dream Land, originally released on GameBoy back in 1992. In that game, he didn’t have his famous Copy Ability yet: all he could do was fly in the air, but also suck enemies in before spitting them out.
July 6th and July 9th
Friday’s fighter was actually a trio of fighters: Pokémon Trainer and their Pokémon (Squirtle, Ivysaur, and Charizard). This time, you can choose to play either as a male or female Pokémon Trainer!
Those Pokémon appared in Pokémon Stadium, released on Nintendo 64 back in 1998 (only in Japan, as the game that was released in Europe and North America was actually Pokémon Stadium 2). You could use the Transfer Pak to transfer Pokémon from the GameBoy games, and then batte with them in 3D on your TV.
And today’s fighter is Marth, from the Fire Emblem series. He has a long reach, but you need to take a crucial thing into account: he does the most damage with attacks using the tip of his swords, so you need to think carefully about how you’re going to attack opponents!
Marth first appeared in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light (the very first one, released back in 1990 on the NES in Japan). Will he also appear as a cameo in Fire Emblem: Three Houses on Nintendo Switch (slated for a Spring 2019 release)?
Today’s fighter is Young Link, who finally makes his grand comeback after 17 years! His fighting style is pretty close to Link’s, but he’s much lighter, which is a double-edged sword. Granted, he’s quite faster than him, but that also means he’s easier to launch!
Young Link is from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, originally released on Nintendo 64 back in 1998. In the Japanese manual, there were sheet music for the various Ocarina songs, that you had to fill up using stickers!
And today’s item is an Assist Trophy: Krystal, from Star Fox Adventures. She definitely should not be underestimated: not only can she use her staff to attack, she can also freeze fighters using her Ice Blast.
Today, a brand new soundtrack sample was shared: it’s City Trial (from Kirby Air Ride), arranged by Noriyuki Iwadare!
And today’s stage is none other than Kongo Falls, that longtime fans of Super Smash Bros. series are pretty familiar with. It consists of a raft stuck at the edge of a waterfall. Knowing how and when to use the rock at the bottom right will often be the difference between victory and defeat!
Today’s fighter is Falco. He’s pretty talented when it comes to aerial fighting and jumping, but he’s a bit slower on the ground. His Final Smash is roughly the same as Fox, but the Arwings formation is more unorthodox.
Falco appears in a manga by Nintendo Dream, created for Starfox Adventure on GameCube. You can check it out on the Japanese official website, which is still online! Obviously, it’s only available in Japanese…
Today’s fighter is Sonic the Hedgehog. He’s a pretty speedy character, with moves that involve dashing. He’s even faster as Super Sonic (his Final Smash)!
And today’s item is an Assist Trophy: Knuckles the Echidna. He attacks nearby fighters using his fists, and sometimes, he goes underground before attacking fighters from below with an uppercut.
Today’s fighter is Donkey Kong. When fully charged, his punch is one of the strongest in the game. His final Smash was changed: instead of playing Donkey Konga live, he unleashes a flurry of punches! He first appeared in Donkey Kong, released on Arcade back in 1981. In this game, you have to save a young woman who has been kidnapped by Donkey Kong. To do so, you have to run and jump while avoid the many obstacles on your way. Oh, but who is this man standing behind him on the main artwork?
Today, the focus is on two new Pokémon introduced in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate:
- Solgaleo: repeatedly ram into fighters, dealing lots of damage;
- Lunalala: hits fighters with an extremely powerful beam.
Today, a brand new track was revealed: it’s Noisy Notebook, from Snipperclips: Cut it out, together (arranged by Maki Kirioka).
We also have a new Assist Trophee: Sukapon, from Joy Mech Fight (originally released on the NES, back in 1993). He uses his hands to grab fighters and send them flying. Originally, he was a comedian robot.
Today’s fighter is Snake, who finally makes his comeback in the Super Smash Bros. series. Be careful of his long range attacks, including his Final Smash where he fires 5 lock-on missiles!
Today’s fighter is none other than Corrin (from Fire Emblem Fates), who was only available as DLC in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. They use the Yato blade to battle, and can even transform into a Dragon (like in the game they’re from). You can choose between Male and Female variants, too!
Today’s fighter is… Ice Climbers, who make their first appearance in almost 10 years! If Nana and Popo fight together, does that mean they’re as strong as two fighters?! Fun fact: even though the two are never seen without the other, only Nana appears on the boxart of Ice Climbers on the NES!
Today, just one fighter was introduced: Link, who sports his design from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. He can pick up arrows that he’s fired. His bombs have been replaced by the Remote Bomb Rune, which allows him to detonate them whenever he wants.
Today, a new soundtrack sample was added to the official website: Bomb Rush Blush from Splatoon (arranged by Tomoya Ohtani):
Today’s Assist Trophy is a new one: Bomberman. As expected, he sets up bombs on the stage, and yes… those do explode in a cross shape! By the way, when the manual for the original game was written, Bomberman was reffered to as… Lode Runner!
Today’s fighter is the one and only Mario. He has a wide variety of moves, and he’s an all-around fighter that can deal with pretty much any kind of situation. In this game, he also sports his wedding and Builder outfits (from Super Mario Odyssey and Super Mario Maker respectively). Cappy is also there! Mario appeared in Super Mario Bros., originally released on the Famicom / NES in 1985. The designs and names have changed since then…
Today’s stage is none other than Battlefield: by far the most iconic stage in the game, that’s come to represent the series itself over time. It sports a brand new design this time around: it can be seen floating in the sky, with gorgeous nature all around.
Finally, today’s item is Black Hole, a new item introduced in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.. When placed on the stage, it sucks fighters in using the power of gravity. Try to avoid getting close to it at all costs!
Today’s fighter is none other that Daisy, an echo fighter based on Peach (which means they share the same basic techniques). She’s quite the cheerful and active princess, with chestnut hair and blue eyes. It looks like she hasn’t quite come to terms with the fact that she’s a princess. Her first appearance is in Super Mario Land, released on 1989 on GameBoy.
And today’s “item” is Alolan Vulpix, one of the new Pokémon found in Poké Balls. It freezes opponents with its ice attack.
Today, another newcomer was introduced: Ridley, from the Metroid series. He uses his long tails and sharp claws to dish devastating attacks. His Final Smash consists in him shooting a stream of fiery plasma at his opponents… and Samus’ ship.
Today’s update also introduces an item called Super Star Ring in Japanese (and presumably Launch Star in English… that’s how they’re called in Super Mario Galaxy at least). It sends flying far away any fighter that comes into contact with it. Depending on where it’s been placed, you can get some neat K.O.s!
The Inklings attack using various weapons from the Splatoon universe. If you ink opponents, your attacks deal more damage. Their fashion sense is on point!
The Squid Sisters appear in the game as an Assist Trophy. During their performance, the camera closes up more and more on the two idols, making the fighting space narrower and narrower for fighters. Please make sure not to be distracted by their song!
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