New Nintendo video presentation spotlights three upcoming Super Smash Bros. fighters
15th December, 2015 – In the final video presentation dedicated to Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, creator Masahiro Sakurai provided many details on previously announced character Cloud from FINAL FANTASY VII, and also introduced two new playable fighters to the franchise: Corrin from upcoming Nintendo 3DS game Fire Emblem Fates, and Bayonetta from the critically acclaimed Bayonetta games. Bayonetta was the number one pick in Europe for the recent Smash Bros. Fighter Ballot, which asked fans to nominate characters that they would love to see added to the Super Smash Bros. series.
In addition to detailed information about the new characters, Masahiro Sakurai also revealed two new stages coming to both Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U as downloadable content. Midgar – a cherished location for fans of FINAL FANTASY VII – will join the series as Cloud’s stage, while Bayonetta will feel right at home in the Umbra Clock Tower stage. New Mii Fighter outfits will also be added to the game, highlighted by a full costume inspired by Geno from Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.
All of these new additions will be the last downloadable content for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. This new content brings the total number of playable characters to 58, the total number of stages across both versions of the game to 84, and the number of costumes and hats to 99 and 97 respectively.
Launching as downloadable content planned for February 2016, Corrin from Fire Emblem Fates joins the roster of both Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. Like Wii Fit Trainer, Robin and Villager, players can choose to play as a female or male version of the character. Corrin has the blood of a dragon in his veins, allowing him to transform and pull off attacks like no other fighter. Corrin will be available as a download in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS or Wii U for £4.49, or both game versions together for £5.39.
As revealed in a Nintendo Direct presentation last month, Cloud from FINAL FANTASY VII is coming to Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. The character will have two costumes: one inspired by his original FINAL FANTASY VII outfit and one from FINAL FANTASY VII: Advent Children. Like in FINAL FANTASY VII, Cloud can make use of Limit Breaks when fighting in Super Smash Bros. As Cloud gives and receives damage, or by using his down special attack, his Limit Break meter will fill. Once full, Cloud can unleash his powerful Limit Break. While playing on Midgar, Cloud’s new stage, players can grab Summon Materia that call forth summons from the FINAL FANTASY universe such as Ifrit and Bahamut ZERO. Once activated, only the player who summoned will be safe from damage. Cloud will be available as a download in both versions of Super Smash Bros. for £5.39, or both game versions together for £6.29, within hours of today's video presentation.
Launching at the same time as Cloud, a new Chocobo Hat for Mii Fighters will release as downloadable content. Also launching is a costume based on fan-favourite character Geno from Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, a classic role-playing game for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System created in collaboration with SQUARE ENIX. Additionally, Mii Fighter costumes for Sonic the Hedgehog series characters Knuckles and Tails, and even more characters from other franchises, will be made available for download in February 2016.
The Umbra Witch herself is joining the giant cast of playable characters in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. A result of the recent Smash Bros. Fighter Ballot, Bayonetta was the top request from European players. Just like in her action games, Bayonetta is a combo fighter in Super Smash Bros., chaining different kinds of attacks. Her signature move is Witch Time, which slows down opponents if they are within range. Her new exclusive stage is called Umbra Clock Tower, filled with moving platforms and even an alternate world. Like Corrin, Bayonetta and the Umbra Clock Tower stage are planned for launch as downloadable content in February 2016, available for download in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS or Wii U for £5.39, or both game versions together for £6.39.
As with all the other playable Super Smash Bros. characters, Cloud, Corrin and Bayonetta will also get their own amiibo figures. More information about these amiibo figures will be revealed in the future. Additionally, amiibo figures for current fighters Ryu, Roy and R.O.B. (Famicom Colours) will launch on 18th March, while the Lucas amiibo will be available from 29th January.
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