Here’s a Summary of the Super Smash Bros. 3DS/Wii U Nintendo Direct Along With Video, In Case You Missed It

on April 8, 2014 6:47 PM

The Nintendo Direct today, which centered around the upcoming Super Smash Bros. 3DS/Wii U, was chalk full of information. Here’s a summary of what happened, accompanied by the full Nintendo Direct video.

While characters will be the same for both versions, the stages will be completely different. Wii U version will have online multiplayers. There will be two modes: For Fun and For Glory. For Fun stages are random with no Final Destination and Items available. For Glory is the competitive player’s dream, with only Final Destination, no Items and one-on-one matches possible. And also for competitive players, there’s a Final Destination version of every stage.

There will also be a penalty system in place to prevent abuse such as players starting matches and not playing, targeting only character, and plenty other abusive behavior. There will also be a penalty for players that abuse the report system.

New Items will be available for the game, as well as newly announced supports which include Midna, Lyna, Isabelle, Midna, Color TV-Game 15 and Fi. The Master Ball makes its appearance, which summons various rare Pokemon such as Xerneas, Keldeo, Arceus. There’s also a pretty cool feature for Dr. Willy’s castle stage, which is the random summoning

Samus and Zero Suit Samus will be both be in the game but as separate fighters. Zero Suit will have better recovery and agility at the cost of strength, as well as jet boots. Sheik has been confirmed as well as a separate fighter and she will have grenades added to her arsenal. Olimar will return with only three Pikmin, which have been balanced.

Little Mac’s moveset featuring plenty of attack power, including his K.O. punch that’s only available when the damage percentage is maxed out. Giga Mac will be his Final Smash form, and it looks completely different from his normal model. We also see more of Villager’s moveset, as well as Mega Man and Rosalina. Wii Fit Trainer also gets more expansion in terms of her moveset.

Players will be able to customize their characters’ movesets to suit their needs. Finally there will be a 3DS only feature called Smash Run. It’s a battle mode for up to four-player to carry out battle dungeon runs. Players will only have five minutes to fight enemies, get power ups and explores new areas.

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