Here is the Weekly Smash Up for the week of July 14th – July 18th, 2014 where we review the screenshots of Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo 3DS & Wii U that Masahiro Sakurai has posted on the Smash Bros. Miiverse Community from the past week. Our first screenshot this week shows us a new trophy. This is Rayman from the Rayman series of games by Ubisoft. Sakurai-san says Ubisoft made this 3D model themselves specifically for use in Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo 3DS & Wii U.
We move on to a new character reveal! Robin will be joining the battle as revealed during the live stream on Monday (which had a live blog for). Robin is the player avatar from Fire Emblem Awakening and will be playable in both male & female forms.
Speaking of character reveals, our next screen confirms the return of Captain Falcon from the F-Zero series! Many people online were speculating that Falcon would not be back and thus I’m sure many are happy he has been confirmed as returning to the series. It wouldn’t have made much sense to leave him out IMO as he has been in every entry in the series thus far. The only other characters from the original game on the N64 yet to be confirmed for Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo 3DS & Wii U are Ness (from Mother/EarthBound) and Jigglypuff (from Pokémon).
We continue with character reveals and get confirmation of another new playable character, Lucina from Fire Emblem Awakening. According to Sakurai, Lucina’s abilities will be the same as Marth’s, though her control style is slightly different because of how her sword functions.
Sakurai then talks about character slots vs alternate genders/costumes in the next screen. He says that if there is any difference in abilities, then that means there needs to be a new slot for that character, hence why Lucina gets her own slot, but the different genders for the Wii Fit Trainer, Villager, & Robin do not.
In the next screenshot, we see a closeup of Lucina and Sakurai-san says that this will probably not be visible in-game, but she will have the Mark of Naga in her left eye. This indicates that she is a descendant of Ylissean royalty according to Fire Emblem Awakening.
Next up, we take a look at some of Robin’s attacks. Robin will use both swords and books to fight. His main sword is called the Levin sword and is activated through the use of smash attacks. But just like in FEA, the sword will break after a certain number of uses and will need time to be regenerated. If your Levin sword is unavailable, Robin will use a bronze sword instead.
The next screen shows us a book (or tome) attack called Arcfire. Arcfire summons fire from above and then launches it in a pillar towards your opponent(s). Sakurai also says that Robin’s tome will vary based on which special attacks he uses.
We then see a screenshot of a 3DS-exclusive stage, the Living Room. We also get confirmation that Nintendo has added cats into the game that seemingly will function sort of like the dogs from Nintendogs. Of course cats were found in Nintendogs + Cats on the 3DS.
The week is is wrapped with a look at Screen K.O.’s This of course is where you or your opponent(s) are launched towards the screen as you are thrown out of the level due to a usually high percentage of sustained damage. This particular screen shows Mario & Little Mac on the receiving end of a Screen K.O. Sakurai-san also mentions that when you’re playing in a time limit match, Star K.O.’s will stop occurring when it gets close to the end. This might be true of Screen K.O.’s as well, but this is unknown as of now.