Nintendo’s Final Smash Bros Direct

Yesterday afternoon, Nintendo presented their final Direct, which focused on Super Smash Bros. They had promised to expand on Cloud Strife, his abilities, “and more.” Nintendo didn’t reveal a lot, but what they did reveal was a pretty big deal:

– Corrin from Fire Emblem Fates as a doc character. Corrin will launch in February and will feature his/her abilities from said game (also launching in February.)

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– Cloud will have access to his abilities from Final Fantasy VII and will be able to wear both his SOLDIER uniform from that game as well as some variations of his Advent Children outfit. The Midgar stage will feature summon Materia that allow players who collect enough to summon the various creatures from the Final Fantasy games. Cloud and Midgar will be available today.

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– Numerous Mii Fighter costumes were revealed, most notable being Geno from Super Mario RPG. This is notable because the character has been in limbo since the falling out between Squaresoft and Nintendo over Final Fantasy VII. Sakurai stated that this costume was made possible thanks to the current relationship between Square Enix and Nintendo. Other costumes include Tails and Knuckles from the Sonic games, Gil from Tower of Druaga, a Chocobo hat, bionic armor, Ashley from WarioWare, and Takamaru from The Mysterious Murasame Castle.

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– Perhaps the biggest news is the Bayonetta was announced as the final DLC character and the winner of the Smash ballot. Sakurai stated that the team worked hard to make her control like she does in her own games and gave her all her abilities. She can sport her outfit from either Bayonetta 1 or 2.

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-Amiibo have been confirmed to be in development for all DLC characters.

Pretty big news, and a pretty big finale for Smash. The game has received insane levels of support, and I for one feel happy with all the content. Sure, my character didn’t make it (RIP Goemon) but I’m excited to try the new ones. What are your thoughts on the whole thing? Let us know in the comments.


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