Super Smash Bros 4 Update: New Images Show Characters, Stages for Wii U, 3DS Game

New pictures from Super Smash Bros. 4, set for a fall release date for the Nintendo 3DS and the winter for Wii U, show characters, moves, and stages.

Game director Masahiro Sakurai shares screenshots with fans, once every weekday.

His latest picture shows a Paper Mario stage for the first time in the Super Smash Bros series.

“It’s made of paper, so strong winds will blow it away,” he said.

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He added that since the stage is paper, it transforms when it folds over and opens up again. This ship is the S.S. Flavion from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.

Another recent picture shows Takamaru, an assist trophy.

“I, Takamaru, have waited many years to appear in Super Smash Bros.!” Sakurai said.

“Link, Samus, Pit, and I debuted in the same year! Multidirectional Pinwheel Knife Rook Attack!! (FYI, I’m an Assist Trophy.)”

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Sakurai also shared a picture recently of the menu for the 3DS version.

“The icons are even animated. The design concept may look similar if you’ve played other games I’ve worked on,” he said.

“But we had a hard time making this one because the bottom screen displays pictures matching each mode! This was quite a task for the UI (User Interface) designers, but they made it happen. Kudos to them! You can tap the screen to look up additional info like how to play–complete with diagrams.”

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Another screenshot from Skaurai recently showed the Tomodachi Life stage for the 3DS version.

“The front walls of the apartments disappear so you can see the area within when a fighter overlaps with the room. The rooms are randomly placed and selected from among several types. Planting an X Bomb behind a wall might be an effective tactic,” he said.

“You might run into a Mii living in the room! The Mii characters are taken from the data in your 3DS system, so you could find your friends living in the apartments.”

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And another recent photo shows the Great Fox from Star Fox: Assault.

“I wonder what missions it will conduct. It’ll probably have fighters running around on top of it without the pilot’s consent,” he said.

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See a full confirmed character list below.

New:

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

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