Super Smash Bros. Revealed For 3DS And Wii U, Including Mega Man For The First Time

The news everyone waited for has come and gone and thankfully hasn’t disappointed anybody!

Super Smash Bros. has been announced and the official titles (for right now, at least) are “Super Smash Bros. for the 3DS” and “Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U”, continuing Nintendo’s trend of confusing and conflicting game titles today.

Both games will feature different art styles as the Wii U version stays close to the previous entries in the series and is headed towards high definition. Super Smash Bros. 3DS is going to look more cell shaded with classic sound bits and smaller maps. Both styles work really well for the Smash Bros formula and gives the 3DS version a unique twist.

Building upon the expectations of a Super Smash Bros. reveal, two new characters have been announced and judging by the featured image just above one of them is Mega Man. The Blue Bomber has been a targeted favorite for inclusion to the Nintendo fighting franchise since the beginning and they have really gone in-depth. Mega Man’s abilities are bountiful as he has plenty of normal moves and attacks and can tap into his large array of powers he steals from Robot Masters. We saw powers from Mega Man 1, 2, 3, 4, and 8 hinting that we’ll see at least one power from each of the original games.

The other new character is Villager from Animal Crossing. Don’t underestimate him, though. Villager is a very technical character from what we saw in the teaser as he can dig characters into the ground, grow flora and use it to his advantage, and just otherwise be extremely annoying to his opponents. It may not be a high profile reveal but the Villager has a lot of awesome gameplay dynamics that should beneficial to those who try to learn him.

Both versions of the new Super Smash Bros. will be out in 2014 but no specifics were given.