Super Smash Bros 4 for Wii U, 3DS: Masahiro Sakurai Shows off New Pictures and Details on Game

By Zachary Stieber
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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
September 24, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Super Smash Bros 4 game director Masahiro Sakurai has shared new insight into the upcoming Nintendo 3DS and Wii U game.

The 3DS version is slated to be released in the United States on October 3–it’s already been released in Japan.

The release for the Wii U version is slated for sometime in November or December 2014.

Sakurai revealed recently that the Castle Siege stage from Fire Emblem is included in Super Smash Bros. 4.

Another picture he shared showed the results for Conquest mode for players in Japan.

Epoch Times Photo

“Their next challenge is to battle each other with fighters they’ve trained up and fighters made of metal!!” he said.

And another picture shows Master Hand’s glove ripping open, letting out a mysterious substance that’s being called the swarm.

Epoch Times Photo

“The amount of this substance determines the shape of your final opponent, and you will have to launch it away in small clusters at a time. The higher your intensity, the denser the substance will be,” he said.

Yet another photo that was recently posted shows Pac-Man in the PictoChat 2 stage.

“We’ve included this as an element from Pac-Pix, which was released in 2005. It was quite revolutionary,” he said.

Epoch Times Photo

See a full character list below. Characters in italics are not confirmed.

New:

Duck Hunt Dog
Ganondorf
Wario
Dr. Mario
Dark Pit
Ness
Falco
Mr. Game & Watch
Pac-Man
Wii Fighters
Palutena
Mega Man
Wii Fit Trainer
Little Mac
Rosalina & Luma
Villager
Greninja
Lucina
Robin
Charizard (own character now)
Zero Suit Samus (own character now)
Sheik (own character now)

Returning:

Ike
Captain Falcon
Yoshi
Diddy Kong
Lucario
Little Mac
King Dedede
Zelda
Marth
Sonic
Toon Link
Peach
Luigi
Pikmin & Olimar
Mario
Donkey Kong
Link
Samus
Kirby
Pikachu
Fox
Bowser 
Pit
Meta Knight

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.