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This Week in Super Smash Bros.

08/15/14 - That's So Meta

by Clay Johnson - August 15, 2014, 4:48 pm PDT

Sakurai delivers Miis in masks, Mega moves, Meta Knight, and more to the masses.

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. Here's a look at what the game's creator, Masahiro Sakurai, shared with us this week, along with his comments.

Monday, 08/11/14: Mii Fighters

"Hello! I'm Samus, the intergalactic bounty hunter!" "And I am Meta Knight, joining the battle!!"

Tuesday, 08/12/14: Special Flag (New item)

If you manage to raise this Special Flag for long enough, an additional KO count will be added to your score in a time match, or you'll get an extra stock for a stock match. When this appears on the stage, the fight for the flag becomes a fierce battle of tactics, which makes things pretty interesting.

Wednesday, 08/13/14: Meta Knight & Battleship Halberd (Returning fighter & stage)

"Looks like there was an impostor in the earlier posts, so I introduced him to my sword!" ...I'll leave it up to your imagination if he really said that or not. The veteran hero, Meta Knight, returns to battle!! We didn't forget the Battleship Halberd either!!

Meta Knight's Up Special Move, Shuttle Loop, changed quite a bit in this game. The glide is gone, and the attack slashes opponents twice while spinning in a large loop. This has turned into a highly technical and effective move.

Thursday, 08/14/14: Mega Man (Custom special moves)

Here's Beat! And Plant Barrier!! These are some of Mega Man's custom special moves. You might also be able to use some signature boss-like moves from the Mega Man series, too.

Friday, 08/15/14: Smash Run (Power equip menu)

Here's the place you equip powers for Smash Run. Pack a good mix of them like a lunch box, and off you go! You can change how your powers are set up by touching their icons and dragging them.

If you hit the X Button, it will randomly fill up the remaining weight allowance with powers. You can keep changing the line-up as many times as you please. The level of a power is proportional to its strength, number of uses, and weight. Organizing them might be easier if you label your favorite powers with a ★.

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Talkback

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.

http://i.imgur.com/4C2wdGz.jpg

CaterkillerMatthew Osborne, Contributing WriterNovember 23, 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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