Super Smash Bros 4: Masahiro Sakurai Shares New Images From Upcoming Wii U, Nintendo 3DS Game

By Zachary Stieber
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September 2, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Super Smash Bros 4 game director Masahiro Sakurai has shared some new images from the upcoming game.

The 3DS version of the game is slated for release on October 3 while the Wii U version will be out this winter.

Sakurai shared a picture from 3DS gameplay.

“This time, you can challenge every fighter in All-Star Mode from the moment you turn on the game!! This is a survival battle with limited recovery items and no option to continue. However, this mode will be incomplete until you’ve unlocked every fighter… Until then, you can only play against characters that are already available,” he said.

“This is a picture of the bottom-screen menu, with a padlock indicating that the mode is still incomplete.”

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“In these battles, multiple opponents appear in one stage, and you clear the battle by defeating a number of them. The rest area that appears between battles displays the next opponents and the year the characters made their first appearances, and it also holds recovery items and an occasional reward,” he added.

“The characters you fight against appear pretty much in chronological order. Behold, the history of Nintendo games!!”

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Sakurai also recently shared image of a new Assist Trophy (seen above).

“The legendary hero Riki appears as an Assist Trophy and in Shulk’s Final Smash!! As an Assist Trophy, he uses many arts like Happy Happy, Freezinate, and Yoink! He sounds a bit like Tingle…but don’t worry, Tingle will make an appearance too,” he said.

“By the way, a cursor will appear above Assist Trophies and Pokémon to indicate which fighter is its ally. Now you can tell right off the bat who it belongs to!!”

Sakurai also recently confirmed the addition of Skulk to the playable characters list.

“He’s not the type of character that would usually appear in the Smash Bros. series, but we worked really hard to make it happen. We’re very happy with how he turned out. This stage is Gaur Plain,” Sakurai said.

Check out a full character list below.

New:

Skulk
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.