I apologise for the delay for the SmashShot, been very busy of late!
For the past year, Smash Bros. Director, Masahiro Sakurai, has been showing off Smash Bros. glory by uploading a screenshot from the upcoming instalments for 3DS and Wii U nearly every day on Miiverse… that’s a whole lot of content for your eyeballs! Let’s start with Friday’s… which was a bit of a K.O. if you ask me!
And of course, here’s what Sakurai had to say…
Here’s a Screen K.O. shot. There are also patterns where players will disappear into the sky for Star K.O.s, but as a match’s time limit approaches, those K.O.s will not occur anymore.
We all know those comical K.O. scenes, when one of the characters bashes into the screen before falling in battle. It seems these scenes will be even more comical as the characters’ faces will flatten like when a face hits a strong window. The scenes where the character will fly off into the distance will also return.
And here is today’s SmashShot which show how much of a leech Robin really is…
Robin’s Nosferatu is the first ability in the Smash Bros. series that recovers your damage as it gives damage to others. The attack becomes even stronger if you strike from behind! Robin doesn’t actually use this ability in the original game, but we added that element to make the character unique. Who knows–the ideas we use in this game may contribute to the original series.
It seems that the surname Nosferatu is a very suiting for Robin as one of his unique abilities allow him to leech power from your opponents, like how a vampire sucks blood from its victim. Sakurai also mentions that though the ability does not appear within the Fire Emblem games, it could very well make an appearance in a future title. In fact, ay franchise could technically gain inspiration from Smash Bros.!
Super Smash Bros. is set to be released for 3DS on the 13th September 2014 in Japan, 3rd October 2014 in Europe and North America, and a day later in Australia. The Wii U version is set to be released during Q4 2014.