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! Yesterday, Sakurai shoed us two new support Pokémon which appear from within the Pokéball item!
Here’s what he had to say…
Victini and Xerneas are both support Pokémon. Victini’s Victory Star boosts the attack of whoever throws the Poké Ball, and also prevents flinching. Xerneas’s Geomancy increases the launch power of all fighters, but exceptionally raises it for whoever had the Poké Ball.
It seems these Pokémon don’t cause damage directly towards fighters, but instead will put effects on them. Victini will temporarily boost the users attack power as well as reduce flinching. Xerneas increases the launch power of all fighters, though the user’s is raised more so. Today’s picture shows off some of the Trophy Gallery from the 3DS version of the game!
And here’s his comment…
Here’s the trophy gallery for the 3DS version. You can rotate the trophies by drawing circles on the bottom screen. Super Smash Bros. Brawl had tons of trophies, but rumor has it that the 3DS version alone may have more than Brawl. Looks like the Dr. Wily that we made from scratch for the 3DS version is on his knees in disbelief.
As expected, you’ll be able to see the entire trophy on the top screen while looking at the information on the bottom. I expect you can use the Circle Pad to rotate the trophy, but you can also use the stylus on the bottom screen to do so. It also seems like there may be more trophies to collect in the 3DS Smash than the Wii U’s. Today is also a double feature as Sakurai shows us something new for the Trophy Gallery…
Here’s something new–the trophy shop. If you’re having a hard time getting certain trophies, why not just buy them? They sometimes go on sale, too.
Now we can finally put the many coins we collect in Smash Bros. into good use with the brand new Trophy Shop. If you crave a specific trophy then you can just buy one by using the gold you collect in the modes of Smash Bros.; they also go on sale from time to time. If you walk more than you smash [strange people] then you can also use your collection of Play Coins to purchase trophies too. Play Coins can be collected by putting your 3DS system into your pocket and walking the day away. You get one coin for every 100 steps, you can collect 10 a day and you can carry a maximum of 300 coins.
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.