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This Week in Super Smash Bros.

5/9/14 - This Month in Super Smash Bros.

by Clay Johnson and Zack Kaplan - May 9, 2014, 7:54 pm EDT

The long-awaited return of our round-up of new Super Smash Bros. info features a massive month's worth of screens and tidbits.

Welcome to This Week in Super Smash Bros., our weekly recap of the various updates, images, and information regarding the upcoming Super Smash Bros. games for Wii U and 3DS. We've missed a few weeks, so we'll be playing catch-up in this installment. Here's a look at what the game's creator, Masahiro Sakurai, shared with us over the past month, along with his comments.

Thursday, 4/10/14: Zero Suit Samus (Returning character upgrade)

Samus and Zero Suit Samus!! How will she match up with her new jet boots?

Friday 4/11/14: Smash Run (New 3DS mode info)

Your character starts a Smash Run as a relatively ordinary fighter. But before the game, you can outfit yourself with certain items that can help power you up early, which will give you a big advantage later on!! These items are much like the Powers you'd find in Kid Icarus: Uprising.

Monday, 4/14/14: Greninja (Newcomer character mechanics)

Here's a very, very new fighter in the upcoming Smash games, Greninja. Greninja's sophisticated moves are extremely fun to use once you get used to how it controls!

The side special attack Shadow Sneak is a move that makes Greninja suddenly disappear and ambush opponents. If you press and hold the button, Greninja will move a greater distance. Another unique feature is you can move Greninja around freely while charging up.

Tuesday, 4/15/14: Gerudo Valley (New 3DS Stage Final Destination form)

This is the final destination version of Gerudo Valley. No more surprise visits from Koume and Kotake, and the bridge is gone. There are no distractions and there's nowhere to run. And the score that plays in the background is "Gerudo Valley." You can make most stages turn into a final destination. Depending on the stage, it might be floating in midair or perched on a cliff.

Wednesday, 4/16/14: Samus & Wii Fit Trainer

Ready now? Together with me!

Thursday, 4/17/14: Tac & Skuttler (Smash Run enemies)

Tac (on the left) steals your charged power. If you've charged up a lot, he might steal a ton of it. Chase after him quickly to get it back!!

Friday 4/18/14: Assist Trophies

The 3DS version will have roughly the same types of Assist Trophies and Pokémon. Just roughly…

Monday, 4/21/14: Fire Bar & Beam Sword (New & returning items)

For the first time in the Smash series, Beam Swords will feature graduated colors. The attack item on the left is the Fire Bar. This is a peculiar weapon that becomes shorter after each swing.

Tuesday, 4/22/14: Balloon Fight (New 3DS stage info)

Here's a special stage exclusive to the 3DS version, Balloon Fight!! The stage loops on the left and right sides so you can walk off one side and appear on the other.

Wednesday, 4/23/14: Charizard & Waddle Dee (Smash Run)

Don't eat him. You can't eat him.

Thurday, 4/24/14: Zero Suit Samus & Yoshi (Character moves update)

Yoshi's Egg Throw now leaves a rainbow trail, and we've improved the pose Samus strikes when she fires the Paralyzer. Every staff member is working hard as we brush up whatever we can.

Friday, 4/25/14: Mega Man (Final Smash)

MegaMan.EXE! X! Mega Man! Mega Man Star Force! Mega Man Volnutt! The Mega Man legends, united.

Monday, 4/28/14: Midna (Assist Trophy)

The Assist Trophy, Midna! This is the 3DS version. She's going to grab and throw things all over the place. Her uncontrollable, whimsical nature remains intact.

Tuesday, 4/29/14: Tether recovery (Mechanics update)

Tether recovery? Yes, you can! And from even longer range than before. Multiple fighters can latch on--who actually grabs hold is determined by the same rules as the standard ledge grab.

Wednesday, 4/30/14: Super Leaf (New Item)

With the Super Leaf, any fighter can have ears and a tail. You can also float in the air by pressing the jump button. We're still figuring out whether you'll be able to attack with the tail...

Thursday, 5/1/14: Orne (New stage hazard)

The menacing foe, Orne! It inflicts devastating damage--it's even more powerful than the Ultimate Chimera in the last game. RUNNN!!

Friday, 5/2/14: Dillon (New Assist Trophy and trophy)

We didn't introduce ALL of the Assist Trophies in the Smash Bros. Direct. Here's Dillon from Dillon's Rolling Western!! He may rival Sonic in the art of rolling.

This is his trophy. He may be an animal, and his buckles are definitely on the adorable side, but there's no denying he looks cool!! His Assist Trophy can even do things like a quick charge.

Monday, 5/5/14: Boxing Ring (New stage features)

You can get up on the lights of this special ring. It's a perfect secret hiding place.

And you can attack the lights and have them fall to the ground! That makes things dark. The lights are way up high, but even Little Mac can get up there by jumping off the ropes.

Tuesday, 5/6/14: Octorok & Met (Smash Run enemies)

Members of the Enemies That Love to Hide Association, here are Octorok and Met. Calmly grab them while they're ducking.

Wednesday, 5/7/14: Wonder Red (New trophy)

Fight! The Wonderful 100!! We also made trophies of some of the other Wonderful Ones.

Thursday, 5/8/14: Bullet Bill (New item)

Bullet Bill here is an item. Can you guess what happens when you use it?

Answer: You turn into Bullet Bill and go full speed ahead!

Friday, 5/9/14: Dragoon (Returning item update)

Uniting three parts will complete the legendary Air Ride machine…the Dragoon! It's back! But we didn't just leave it the way it was, and added some nice touches to the design of the targeting screen. It is, of course, in stereoscopic 3D on the 3DS.

Just the target screen felt lacking so here's a pic of the Dragoon itself. I wanna get on it. I wanna get on and ride it.






Zero Suit Samus



MASBNovember 21, 2013

Good job Curtis.  :) Looks like this will be a great addition to the site.

MataataNovember 22, 2013

Also in the news this week, Luigi gets nosey.


CaterkillerMatthew Osborne, Contributing WriterNovember 24, 2013

I like this week ending review for these pictures. It will allow me to dissect and predict Sakuria's actions in one convenient spot.

Pixelated PixiesDecember 08, 2013

As a huge fan of Majora's Mask I'm a little disappointed that Skull Kid isn't a playable character. In a similar fashion to Pokémon trainer, it might have been cool to see Skull Kid utilise the three transformations from Majora's Mask and to have them act as fighting stances.

Ah well. I'm just grateful that A Link Between Worlds and now Smash are acknowledging the existence of Majora's Mask. It gives me some hope that we'll eventually get that 3DS remake, and eventually a direct sequel (although I highly doubt the latter).

LucarioDecember 08, 2013

Need Lucario, Zoroark and Magnus (from Kid Icarus)

Bman87301December 21, 2013

"Princess Rosalina & Lum"? First off, it's Luma. Secondly, Rosalina has never been established as being a princess.

oohhboyHong Hang Ho, Staff AlumnusJanuary 04, 2014

Rosalina is a Galactic Queen. A hell of a classy one too.

superyoshi128November 14, 2014

Give me a break. Classy? You do know they're not real right?

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