Today marked the final Nintendo Direct that would be entirely focused on Super Smash Bros. for the WiiU and Nintendo 3DS. Considering that previous Nintendo Direct’s focused on Super Smash Bros. ran for over half an hour, it was a pretty safe to assume that this final presentation would be we were going to be getting a lot of information as well as some final reveals for the title. It was a safe assumption. The video revealed two new characters joining the roster, details on Cloud Strife of Final Fantasy VII, and lots of other additions.
Let’s start with the biggest surprise; Bayonetta is joining the roster! She looks like she’s going to be a fascinating addition. Coming equipped with her four pistols, wicked weaves and witch time, fans of the series are sure to be thrilled with her familiar and powerful arsenal.
Some may argue that the Umbra Witch being added to Super Smash Bros. isn’t all that surprising, Nintendo did secure Bayonetta 2 as a Wii U exclusive title. But really, have you played Bayonetta? It’s not exactly “E for Everyone” and we’ve never seen a character so not meant for children. But who cares? Bayonetta is slated for release in February 2016 and players will soon learn that it’s best not to fuck with a witch.
The second character revealed was Corrin, protagonist of Fire Emblem Fates. The newest Fire Emblem title is not yet available outside Japan, so what better way to promote the soon to be released Fates than by sticking them in a massively popular series? The reaction seems a bit more mixed in regards to Corrin. It’s definitely a bit of a marketing ploy and while I love Fire Emblem, I won’t pretend it’s such a massively popular series that it merits six characters on the roster (only beaten in presence by the Super Mario characters).
Personally, I’m excited to see what Corrin has to offer. I adored Fire Emblem Awakening and I’ve been counted the days until Fates‘ release. Corrin will join the roster February 2016.
The last part of the video I want to touch on is the details we learned about Cloud. The most important detail being that Cloud is now available for purchase and download! We also got an in depth explanations of his abilities as well as a look at the Midgar stage. If you’re interested, start the video around the 8 minute mark.
With lots of other little additions such as Mii fighter costumes and music, it was a great finish to Super Smash Bros.‘s stint on Nintendo Direct.Tweet