The 3DS version of Super Smash Bros is already out in Japan and eager players have already streamed themselves unlocking the full roster of characters. The wait is quickly winding down and this marks the end of Smash Up. Along with the daily updates, we have all of the characters appearing on the roster. We also have word on how the Wii U and 3DS versions connect with each other and the possible release date of the Wii U version. All that and the Character Prediction of the… Wait, what’s the point now?
The week starts with a look inside the 3DS game’s Vault. Trophies is, as you might guess, your collection of trophies based on models in the game and ones made specifically for the gallery. The Album contains your screenshots, which can be made in 3D by having the 3D turned on while taking the screenshot. Replays and Records are exactly what you expect, while Sounds contains the game’s extensive soundtest mode. Finally, tips will give you tidbits of information on characters, stages, and all manner of gameplay mechanics.
While playing Classic mode, each battle will earn you rewards. What kind of reward you will receive and how many will be determined by a roulette that spins before the match. You will have to complete the mode in order to claim your rewards and you will lose an award each time you use a continue. Increasing the difficulty will also increase the possible quantities of rewards.
The Pic of the Day is just a simple look at the title screen for the Japanese version of the 3DS game. This day also brought the release of the public demo of the game… At least, in Japan. The international demo will release on September 19th.
Alph, the main character of Pikmin 3, joins the battle… As an alternate costume for Olimar. He may not be his own character, but at least he will be playable in the game. The character’s name as it is displayed on the screen and as it spoken by the announcer will change to match the character being used. Could their be other characters that will join the roster as alternate costumes? (Spoiler: yes, there will be.)
Finally, we have a look at the World Status screen for Spectate mode. Various stats from around the world will be displayed here. Your Global Smash Power won’t be displayed until you’ve gone online with the game for the first time. You’ll also want to check online periodically for patches.
Before we get into the full roster, there are a few important details to cover. First, the 3DS and Wii U version will connect to transfer custom characters and to use the 3DS as a controller while playing on the Wii U. Second, the Wii U version appears to be releasing on November 21. Granted, this information comes from a Twitter post based on a pre-order from a single retailer, so don’t take that as gospel.
With that we now come to the full line-up of characters that will be in both games. Players who have unlocked all of these characters have received an in-game message stating that they have unlocked all of the characters, so this is definitively the full roster. If you don’t want the roster to be spoiled for you, this is your last chance to turn back.
Bowser Jr. (with all seven of the Koopalings serving as his alternate costumes)
Ganondorf (still a Captain Falcon clone)
Zero Suit Samus
Dark Pit (Boooooooooooo!)
Mr. Game & Watch
Wii Fit Trainer
Duck Hunt (The Duck Hunt dog is the central character here, but he will be acting as a collection of references to NES light-gun games, including Wild Gunman and Hogan’s Alley)
Sadly, the Ice Climbers, Lucas, Wolf, Squirtle, Ivysaur, and Snake have all been cut since Brawl and Mewtwo, Roy, and Pichu from Melee are nowhere to be seen. Trophies for the Ice Climbers, Lucas, Wolf, and Mewtwo have been found, suggesting that they won’t even appear as DLC as trophies for playable characters are usually only collected after completing Classic mode with that character. However, there have been multiple trophies for a character in the past, so this doesn’t rule them out completely.
That’s all from Smash Up, folks. There is a long way to go until the Wii U version releases, but I doubt there will be enough information in the remaining updates to warrant another one of these articles. Maybe if we have a full week of big surprises or a megaton Direct, I may write an episode 53. Otherwise, I’ll just cover important updates in news posts. The character predictions are definitely over due to the roster being set in stone… Unless we start seeing DLC characters.