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Mewtwo confirmed as DLC, while Super Smash Bros. Wii U gets 8 player fights

Mii Brawler

You asked for Reggie Fils-Aime or Satoru Iwata to get added to Smash Bros., and youve got all that and more now. During E3 2014, Smash director Masahiro Sakurai announced that Miis were coming to the game, but not just one of them. A trio of different Miis were added to the game, each playing differently. For instance, the Brawler has open hand, martial arts attacks, like powerful uppercuts and flurry of kicks. So if youre looking to add Ken or Ryu Miis to the game, this looks to be the style to do it with.

Mii Gunner

Wish that you had Mega Mans buster cannon or Samus powerful shots? Well, the Mii Gunner, a ranged attacker with multiple explosive attacks. You no doubt have a Mii that will work great as a gunner, though I think the explosive attacks will work best with Pres. Lincoln, dont you think?

Mii Swordfighter

If you never had an interest in firearms or kung fu, then the Swordfighter is the one for you. This style focuses on heavy, up close and personal with strong sword-based attacks. If you always dreamed of fencing with Link or Marth, Smash Bros. can finally make that a reality.


Don't let the combination of blue hair and a red cape fool you; Ike is actually a bit different from Fire Emblem stablemate Marth. Instead of a royal lineage, Ike grew up as a rough and tumble soldier, eventually leading the Greil Mercenaries group in defense of his friends and family. He's a brave and humble warrior that leads by action, usually by quickly dispatching enemies with his divine sword, the Ragnell.

Ike joined Smash Bros. in Brawl, replacing Roy as the roster's second Fire Emblem character. Ike once again wields the Ragnell in the upcoming Smash Bros., and will likely also carry over the same heavy, strong, and gradual move set that he had before. Does his inclusion mean that all the Roy diehards should lose hope in a comeback?

Read more: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Review: “Makes a 20-year-old franchise feel brand new”


Pokemon and Super Smash Bros. both hit it big with Nintendo fans in the late 1990s, so it isnt surprising to see so many Pocket Monsters as playable characters in the series. And given that two new generations of Pokemon have appeared in between Smash Bros. releases, so youd think at least one would be added, and were very pleased that, out of all the possibilities, Sakurai chose Greninja.

The amphibious Pokemon starts out all cute and friendly as Froakie, but soon he matures into Greninja, the badass shinobi of the Pokemon world. This guy has watery shurikens, agile moves, quick kicks, and more deadly moves. But will he be the only new playable mon in the game?


Pikachu, Jigglypuff, and more first generation Pokemon have been a part of the series for years, and that includes Charizard. He had been a powerful Pokeball item until he became a member of the Pokemon Trainers group in Brawl. Now Charizard has been set loose to smash all on his own in the 3DS and Wii U Smash titles.

Director Sakurai has really altered the series with his new rule of separating multiple characters like Charizard. That will hopefully make him a fuller fighter with even more diverse moves--we know he has a Mega Evolution--but does this mean the end of Pokemon Trainer? And what about his former friends Ivysaur and Squirtle?


Yoshi has been around for years and has become one of Nintendo's most popular characters. People know him all over the globe, both for his solo game, and for supporting Mario as one of his closest chums. The green dinosaur is known for his long tongue, spotted eggs, fluttery jump, and happy disposition, all of which appear in the Smash Bros. series, including the 3DS and Wii U editions.

What's different this time around? Yoshi certainly looks different, moving less like a reptile and more like the friendly guy we know from recent games. Sakurai also notes that Yoshi well be buffed up compared to his past self, making him more competitive than ever.


Princess Zelda had played the victim to many time already when the Ocarina of Time was blowing the minds of gamers in 1998. That landmark game saw the princess take on the mysterious Sheik personality, a fast, magical ninja type character that has been a Smash favorite since she first appeared tethered to Princess Zelda. No longer...

This time around, Sheik is a separate character from Zelda. Its a risky move, and one that, at the very least changes up Sheiks down B, and were betting some more subtle changes are in the works. This strengthens both characters, so matter who you played with, You should be happy.

Zero Suit Samus

Samus was introduced to the world in a hulking robotic suit that had the world fooled into thinking that the 8-bit hero was a man--at least until the shocking ending to the NES original. But we doubt Samus ever gets misgendered in the form fitting Zero Suit that first appeared as a new outfit in the GBA adventure, Zero Mission. And now this daring look is its own character in Smash Bros. 3DS/Wii U.

Another in Sakurais new effort to separate alternate characters, Zero Suit is no longer Samus look after she uses her Final Smash. There are subtle changes to her look, including a new pair of jet boots that make her more mobile. What other fresh moves is the blonde bounty hunter blessed with?

Diddy Kong

A wise man once said, "He's back again and about time too, and this time he's in the mood! He can fly real high with his jetpack on. With his pistols out, he's one tough Kong! He'll make you smile when he plays his tune, but Kremlings beware 'cause he's after you!"

In other words: Yes, Diddy Kong is back in Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS. As the song says, he'll bring with him a jetpack and pistols, blasting apart enemies in his signature Nintendo hat. The screenshots show a very familiar Kong, but we're anticipating at least one or two changes to the character.

Henry moved from the suburbs of northern Florida to work at GR+, and hasn't looked back once in seven years. When not collecting Mario toys, you can find him constantly checking his Twitter.