Super Smash Bros 4: New Pictures Show Gameplay, Characters for Wii U, Nintendo 3DS Game

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

New screenshots shared by Super Smash Bros 4 director Masashiro Sakurai show gameplay, characters, and other details from the upcoming Nintendo 3DS and Wii U game.

Sakurai first shared a screenshot of a wire frame Little Mac, re-envisioned from the original Punch-Out!! game.

“The man that actually drew the pixel art wire frame in the original was none other than Shigeru Miyamoto. He said he drew the pixels for the wire frame on graph paper,” said Sakurai.

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Sakurai shared another screenshot, of Charizard’s new special attack Flare Blitz. 

“It’s a very powerful attack–however, you’ll take recoil damage if you make contact,” he said.

“Pretty true to the original game, huh? Flare Blitz is Charizard’s side special move, and Rock Smash is the down special move.”

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Another screenshot that Sakurai shared on Miiverse showed an Assist trophy.

It’s Brittany from Pikmin 3.

“She won’t be joining the battle, but her model and expression is well-designed,” he said.

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Sakurai also showed an unexpected Assist Trophy, the TV-Game 15.

“Color TV-Game 15 is a home entertainment system that was released in 1977 in Japan before the release of Space Invaders,” he said. “This is the oldest game to join the Smash Bros. series.

“Normally, controllers for these types of games had knobs with variable resistors–these allowed the players to control in-game movement by how far they twisted the knobs. The TV-Game 15 used microswitches instead. We’ve worked a little too hard to reenact the behavior of the original, so the paddles always move in linear paths with the same, consistent speed. We pay attention to such peculiar details!

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He also shared a screenshot that shows players can choose a female version of the villager.

“How lovely,” he said.

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