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Feature: A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS Screens - Issue Four

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Plane trouble, Kirby, the arrival of Peach and more

It's that time again, dear readers, when we bring together the lovely images shared by Masahiro Sakurai last week over on Miiverse. Even though Super Smash Bros. only has a vague 2014 release window, that doesn't mean we can't be hyped for it now, to the point we'll be positively combustible when it eventually arrives in stores.

This week's screens are all for the Wii U, which is a bit of a shame for portable fans. The latter half of the week naturally brought us shots of Princess Peach, who was finally confirmed with plenty of accompanying screenshots. Prior to that reveal we have a rather fun shot of the Wuhu Island plane stage — that could be epic if it sweeps around the island and then through it — a shot of Kirby looking resplendent and another look at the Metroid: Other M Pyrosphere stage. Sakurai's posts were light on big revelations, though he did confirm that the Samus Morph Ball design is based on that from Other M.

Check them out below, and you can view the original posts on Miiverse by clicking on the date for each.

9th September

10th September

11th September

12th September

13th September

More tasty screens to digest, then; share your opinions on them in the poll and comments below.

What's your favourite Smash Bros. screen this week? (316 votes)

The Villager and Mario in plane peril


Kirby just being Kirby, and looking awesome


Another look at the Metroid: Other M Pyrosphere stage


Princess Peach gets ready for a royal rumble


Peach and Luigi are shocked, we don't know why...


Um, I can't decide


To be honest, I don't like any of them


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User Comments (52)



Morpheel said:

The Wii Sports Resort island looks like it will pretty disorienting.



WingedSnagret said:

The Kirby picture is clearly a first glimpse of a Mario Galaxy stage. The similarities are very close. The only other thing it could be is the Final Destination stage.



Miss_Dark said:

Love the plane stuff but I'm so disappointed they just copied the wii fit and wii fit plus island... how lazy can you be



Morpheel said:

@miss_dark: part of the tradition of the series is that they usually use exact copies or clones of the places from the games they're representing in stages. With only minimal improvements. Graphics usually stay "last gen" if they can.



3Daniel said:

I thought they literally ripped the models of stages from the games they originate in. As in skyloft being the very model used in skyward sword. In brawl several of the trophies are from the actual games they appear in. Also peach is shocked in that last pic because of a curious placement of luigi's hand which the camera rightfully cuts off just enough to allude to what is going on. Mario must be pretty angry somewhere.



Miss_Dark said:


Yeah that's true.. if you watch wii fit u trailers, you can tell it's gonna be the same island too, that just annoys me. I love the jogging part but I'm afraid it will be a lot less interesting if the areas will be just the same (but with better graphs).



VeeFlamesNL said:

I saw that Shocked Peach and Luigi yesterday on the official website...
I need to play this game now...



Groosenator said:

@WinterWarm Nope. Stages are the primary difference between the two versions. They'll have the same characters, but stages will not be the same.



NintyMan said:

I voted for Peach's debut. The artsy Kirby pic is clearly a hint at a Super Mario Galaxy stage; just look at the blue hue in the space background. And the plane does go around and through Wuhu Island, so that stage does have massive potential.

It's interesting that there are far more pics of the Wii U version than the 3DS. Could the Wii U version be farther along in development?



3Daniel said:

@DestinyMan they hinted at the titles having seperate releases with the 3ds giving them trouble with certain characters like ice climbers. I doubt they hold back the wii u version which desperately needs this title.



Yosher said:

Kirby, because that one just looks neat, I like night sky backgrounds, and was uploaded on my birthday!



Relias said:

Princess Peach with the crown in hand.. = Awesome.. though it was tough.. to choose between that and Kirby.. (I do love Kirby)



PikminWorld said:

@Yosher Happy late birthday!
Anyways these pictures look pretty awesome! Though the Kirby one excites me for a Galaxy stage.



JaxonH said:

No hope whatsoever for the 3% that voted "don't like any of them" lol. That plane stage is friekin awesome! So is the Metroid stage...



AlexSora89 said:

Despite the lack of some 3DS love, I can't help but love the Pilotwings/Wuhu one, if only because this is going to be the new Delfino Plaza.



AdanVC said:

Yes! A Super Mario Galaxy stage would be awesome!! Fighting in little planetoids and you can jump/float on different ones some of them with enemies. Or maybe a big planet and you can move around the planet or even upside down! It would be great.



Silent said:

It would be great if they released the main themes of the SSB4 and MK8 trailers so we can endure the wait.



Giygas_95 said:

I need to stop looking at these...too many new stage spoilers, but it's so hard to resist! I voted for the pyrosphere stage.

Other M is so underrated...



StarBoy91 said:

Kirby: "Poyo poyyo!"X

X"It's hammer time!" Or "mallet" depending on how you view it.



BAGBOY said:

This is getting more and more disappointing, and by that I mean the screenshots and character revelations; it was OBVIOUS that olimar and luigi were going to be in smash 4, olimar due to the release of pikmin 3 and luigi because he is mothereffing luigi and also an smash bros. founder, and now this, peach (one of the most obvious characters to return). What's the next big reveal? I REALLY REALLY WONDER if zelda, ganondorf or yoshi will be included in the next game.

The only thing worth noting about these announcements is the fact that they keep revealing more stages, and that's it.



Feight said:

The Kirby one, definitely. I can only imagine what that attack is named... Galaxy Hammer, Big Bang Wallop, Shooting Mallet are all quite fitting.



chaos_ said:

Ehh a little disappointed with the graphics. It just looks like brawl on dolphin emulator, nothing special. Wish they made it way better looking since the Wii U has more power than what there showing



MagicEmperor said:

Starting now I'm gonna try and make more effort in avoiding reveals, though. The Smash Bros. Dojo did Brawl a huge disservice by revealing eeeeveeeerrrryyyythiiiiiiiing before launch, which left very, very few surprises (if any). So I'll try and avoid that.



dumedum said:

@BAGBOY this game is so far away, so they're revealing characters slowly. I really don't know what's the trouble. You don't want Luigi or Peach in? All in due time.



BAGBOY said:

@dumedum If you read the comment with utter care and attention, that's not what I originally meant at all. I didn't say I don't want them in, on the contrary, they are classic nintendo characters and therefore, they are MANDATORY in smash 4, my complain is that they keep revealing characters that EVERYBODY on the planet know will make a return on the next smash brothers game; and I know the game is still in development, but unlike the pokemon company, their reveals are pretty lame and boring (except the first trailers and announcements they made at e3), the next character to be revealed to make a return will be yoshi, WOW, didn't see that coming like, at all.

If they revealed that sonic and snake will remain on the roster alongside megaman, the new pokemon replacing lucario or pokemon trainer, the BIG reveal and screenshots of chrom finally taking on marth in smash brothers or isaac and little mac switching from assist trophies to fighters, THAT would be announcements everyone expect to be legendary.



Marshi said:

Peach: "You mean all this time Bowser WASNT taking me away from the mushroom kingdom castle so you and mario do plumbing?"
Luigi: "We do plumbing?!"



Benjelo said:

I can not help but to read every comment and it is wasting so much of my time...
But in any case, It was a hard pick, I enjoy all these characters but the one with the plane and the one with peach/luigi where the best in my opinion. I noticed there was a small quarrel over the character revelation, The creators are revealing the characters fittingly. actually I think they might be going a bit to fast. The game comes out next summer! Let's leave the entertaining surprises for that time. Am I correct in saying this? What do YOU think?

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