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 we were shown a look at the inclusion of an old Japan exclusive Nintendo game!


And here’s Sakurai’s comment…

In this Smash Bros. installment, this little guy is also making an appearance! I…don’t know his name, but he’s the Prince of the Sablé Kingdom. He’s from the Game Boy game Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru (translated as The Frog For Whom the Bell Tolls), which was only released in Japan.

It looks like another assist trophy, it’s definitely welcome that the development team are including characters from games which never saw a Western release… or at least didn’t for several years! But here’s another look at the trophy, as well as an explanation on what it does in combat!


And here comes the explanation…

Here’s the trophy of the Sablé Prince. He transforms into a snake or a frog, and unloads multiple attacks on any opponent he catches. Keep attacking your foes when they’re trapped in his dust cloud.

That seems to be quite a devastating effect. Now onto today’s SmashShot where we get to have a peek at an extremely devastating weapon crafted by the gods/goddesses themselves!


Here’s Sakurai’s comment…

Look at these three radiant pieces… Yup, you guessed it! It’s another combinable item like the Dragoon-the Daybreak.

The powerful weapon from Kid Icarus Uprising makes a triumphant return in the new Smash Bros. Similar to the Dragoon, you have to collect all three pieces to unleash its almighty power… though there is something different about the Daybreak to the Dragoon…


This is what it looks like when all three parts are combined together. How powerful will its beam blast be? FYI, you can fire shooting items while moving backward and forward. Change direction by flicking the Control Stick or Circle Pad toward the back of the fighter.

Upon completion of the Dragoon, a reticle appears on screen to dispatch the other fighters to their doom. With the Daybreak, a reticle doesn’t appear, instead you are carrying it around with you like the ray gun… unlike the ray gun however, the Daybreak has immense power. If it is anything like the version from Kid Icarus, then a very well aimed shot can dish out many one-hit K.O.s!

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.

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!