Super Smash Bros 4 News: Character Powers, New Item and Assist Trophy Revealed

February 7, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Super Smash Bros 4 for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS includes character power upgrades, as well as new items and assist trophies.

Some of the upgrades as well as one new item and one assist trophy have recently been revealed.

Let’s check them out:

New Item

super smash bros for wii u the beetle

One of the new items in Super Smash Bros 4 will be the beetle from The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. 

When the Beetle is launched it will comically carry the opponent into the air.

New Assist Trophy

super smash bros for wii u mother brain

One of the new assist trophies has been revealed as Mother Brain from Metroid. It shoots with a laser brain attack and is protected by Rinkas (whatever they are).

In related news, it’s not known yet whether Dark Samus is a playable character in the game.

New Appearance

super smash bros for wii u palkia

Palkia was confirmed to appear in the game.

It will come out of a Poke Ball.

Character Power Upgrades

-Rosalina

super smash bros for wii u rosalina cosmos

Rosalina has a cosmos beneath her gown.

It appears to be some type of special power that is usable while she is flipping through the air.

-Lucario

super smash bros for wii u lucario ExtremeSpeed

This power upgrade enables players to control Lucario’s flight direction by shooting out Aura from its hands. 

“If Lucario’s Aura is fully charged, it can fly extremely far, so be careful not to accidentally launch out of the area,” according to game director Masahiro Sakurai.

super smash bros for wii u lucario aura sphere

Lucario’s Aura sphere can grow considerably large, as evidenced by the size comparison.

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