For those of you who have been living under a rock 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 visual content for your eyeballs! This time we take a look at a formidable foe to those of you who like to StreetPass.

SmashShot 9/7/14

And of course it wouldn’t be a SmashShot without Sakurai’s commentary…

Just like in the original game, the Dark Emperor can cause status changes based on a fighter’s color. Red types generally get powered up. On a different subject, the Mii Fighter is wearing a Mii Force Helmet.

It looks like the Dark Emperor from the Find Mii stage will cause status effects on players based on their main colour. So if you were playing as Mario then you would be more powerful. It is currently unknown how these changes will take effect, though if I had to guess I would say whenever you get into contact with the Dark Emperor your status would change momentarily or perhaps he spew out status gas… I really have no idea!

Super Smash Bros. is set to be released on the 13th September 2014 in Japan, 3rd October 2014 in Europe and North America, and a day later in Australia for 3DS. The Wii U version is set to be released during Q4 2014.

Leon Fletcher

I am a huge Nintendo fan, hence why NintyBuzz exists. I especially love all things Zelda and Metroid. NintyBuzz was started by me back in the Summer of 2014, it started out mainly as a hobby, though the site has gradually grown, and I hope it grows for many years to come!