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Zero Suit Samus, Sheik Return for New Super Smash Bros., Fighters No Longer Change Forms

by Tom Malina - April 8, 2014, 3:30 pm EDT
Total comments: 11

Now independent characters, these veterans come with a few new moves.

Zero Suit Samus and Sheik will feature as playable characters in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U, this time as completely independent fighters.

During today's Nintendo Direct, game director Masahiro Sakurai confirmed that these fighters will no longer change form from Samus and Zelda, respectively -- a change from past games in the series.

Having previously appeared in Super Smash Bros. Brawl on Wii, Zero Suit Samus is now entirely separate, as opposed to only being accessible upon completion of Samus' Final Smash attack as in the prior entry in the series.

Her offensive move-set still revolves around her emergency pistol/energy whip, but she now sports jet-powered boots that provide improved mobility and recovery.

Shiek, who made her series debut in Super Smash Bros. Melee on GameCube, has new attacks, such as a close-range explosive known as Burst Grenade, which replaces her old Chain side-special move, and an acrobatic kick technique named the Bouncing Fish.

Talkback

MythtendoApril 08, 2014

Zero Suit Samus sucked in Brawl though, why make her a separate character? Whenever I was her, I tried to get the Smash Ball again so I could get back to regular Samus.

KhushrenadaApril 09, 2014

Zero Suit Samus is in as a request for more Hawtness by stevey.

StrawHousePigApril 09, 2014

OK, fine, sex appeal Samus is a stand alone fighter.

But them boots... Can't she retain a little dignity?

PlugabugzApril 09, 2014

Ray? Disaster? ANYTHING?

The Disaster universe is perfect for Smash. EMBRACE IT!!!!

AdrockApril 09, 2014

I wonder if they axed changing characters to prevent online lag. The only changing character I used was Zelda. In Melee, I mostly used Sheik. In Brawl, I mostly used Zelda. I only changed when I was getting my ass kicked and I needed a new strategy.

Quote from: Mythtendo

Zero Suit Samus sucked in Brawl though, why make her a separate character?

To make her better? Zero Suit Samus felt like an afterthought in Brawl especially since you had to go out of the way to play as her. It looks like Sakurai is making a point to make her not terrible.

Quote from: StrawHousePig

OK, fine, sex appeal Samus is a stand alone fighter.

But them boots... Can't she retain a little dignity?

Namco might not be Tecmo-bad, but they're still not above cranking the sex appeal (see: Ivy, Soul Calibur series)

SorenApril 09, 2014

The boots are horrible. They should have just put Bayonetta.

CericApril 09, 2014

At 6'3" I think Heels is the last thing that Samus really needs.  She towers over all the Males in the Nintendo Universe.

LucarioApril 09, 2014

Not waluigi

nickmitchApril 09, 2014

I don't think the heels are so bad.  Her boobs look kinda weird in some of the screens though.

pokepal148Spencer Johnson, Contributing WriterApril 09, 2014

Quote from: Lucariofan99

Not waluigi

GOOD!!
http://mynintendonews.com/2014/02/27/waluigi-comes-to-smash-bros-as-an-assist-trophy/

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