Competitive metagame and tastes in strategy tend to differ from region to region, and it looks like that’s the case for the early phases of Smash for 3DS. That’s usually a good sign. In fact, many see it as evidence that there’s no definitively superior character at an immediate glance.
I first checked with some high-level North American Smash players on their early consensus. “As far as characters, I think there’s a few that seem really strong right now: Sheik, Bowser, Zero Suit Samus, and Duck Hunt Dog come to mind,” says Team Curse Smasher Chillindude. Top-ranking Smash pro Mew2king concurs, stating, “Bowser, ZSS [Zero Suit Samus], and Duck Hunt Dog seem to be the Top Tiers at the moment.” But what’s the feeling in other regions?