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Peach Finally Confirmed For Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Screens galore!

It's finally happened. We knew this day would eventually come. Peach has been confirmed as a playable character in the new Super Smash Bros. titles coming to the Wii U and 3DS; it wouldn't have been right if the famous Princess hadn't been included.

The official Smash Bros. website has announced this arrival with a bombardment of new screens, lovingly included below for your viewing pleasure. A couple of interesting examples show Peach preparing to hurl a Pikmin, striking fear into The Villager and, of course, getting into a spot of bother with Bowser.

Check out all the screens below. Are you pleased that Peach is now confirmed for these new entries in the series?

Thanks to Sam for the tip.


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Azooooz said:

According to Sakurai, Peach's moves are not final, as the game is still in development. We may see new set of Peach's moves.



AJWolfTill said:

These are some great screenshots, I love the fact she uses her crown as a weapon.



NintyMan said:

It's neat to see Peach use her crown to attack. I think that streamer attack also looks new. This will give people new hope that Sakurai's team isn't going to just mostly copy and paste movesets from Brawl, which they weren't doing anyway with Bowser and Pit as examples. This also means that they will change Peach's final smash as well.

Now all the Mario veterans have returned. No surprise there.



Peach64 said:

I've not been impressed by any screens so far... but these all look great : D



Sean_Aaron said:

Fabulous! I imagine the fact that Peach uses Toads will be enough incentive to get my daughter to try this at least once (she's not a big fan of Peach, but she does like the Toads for some reason...).



Snkfiend said:

Good for her but nothing to freak about I still want a story mode though, I don't play this competitive or take this seriously so I want some kind of mode out of online play to enjoy my time and my friends.



AlexSora89 said:

The nighttime 3DS screenshot... just... the nighttime 3DS screenshot.
It's... gorgeous.
More hyped than ever.



Sandro89 said:

Ugh i hate peach so much. How can a girl thats only goal is being kidnapped suddenly fight and win against bowser or mario?
I understand the need for female characters but there are much more realistic choices: Zelda, Samus, Crystal, Female pkmn trainer etc etc.



HP_3 said:

She's my favorite Smash Bros. character, I play online in Brawl with her a lot. All smiles!



Kyloctopus said:

Peach really needs to be tweaked from Brawl. I'd consider her the worst character. Her jumps are awful, her final smash is not perfect sometimes, she's strangely heavy. She recovers horizontally though.



Rafie said:

She was my main before Jigglypuff, so of course I'm happy about this. Oh yeah!!



NintyMan said:

@dumedun: Yoshi doesn't count. Even though they're part of the Mario universe, Smash Bros. puts Yoshi, Donkey Kong, and Wario under their own banners if they have their own standalone games. Hence, why Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong have a Donkey Kong Country banner and Wario has a WarioWare one. Yoshi has his own series thanks to Yoshi's Island (although technically the first game is a prequel to Super Mario World) and especially Yoshi's Story.

Going back to Peach, if it's really true that Peach's moves are not final, then none of the characters' moves should be. This also ties back to Sakurai's statement about Donkey Kong being super strong right now, but could have his power be reduced later on. So for those who complain about the characters' moves being too similar to before, just remember that some things in this game are not set in stone.



TheEmerlLad said:

As expected, the Peach Bomber returns! I really do hope they change her final smash. It was nice in stamina mode but can quickly change the pace of a match. Bring out the ROYAL STRIKE. There's soccer balls in smash right?



Znerd said:

@HP_3 You play Brawl online? Just kidding.
But yeah i love playing as peach in Melee and Brawl. My favorite move with her is the toad



Kirk said:

I'm still not genuinely excited by what I've seen of this new Smash Bros game.

I just see basically the same GC game again but without the story mode and running in HD, which you can do with the GC version anyway via certain methods so I've already seen what SSB looks like in HD.

What about this game is supposed to get me excited other than if I were a fanboy desperately waiting on another game in the franchise regardless of it being pretty much the exact same thing again in almost every single way?

Hopefully AT LEAST it will be the best version of the game to date all-round if nothing else because it is still a good fighting game regardless...



Buduski said:

@gaby_gabito, I was thinking the exact same thing. But there ARE a lot of characters from the Mario series as it is, so I really don't expect to see any other additions from that franchise except maybe Bowser jr.



ScorpionMG said:

wait, was peach in the last smash bros? i dont remember hmm
This is great, Peach looks good in HD



CyberNature said:


Nothing about Smash Bros. is "realistic." I mean, most of these characters don't even exist in each other's universes. Smash is about having fun, that's it. Don't take it too seriously.



Tsuchinoko said:

Gotcha. I never owned Melee (though I have played it a bit), but played Brawl for years, so I know that game in and out. Surprised at the surprise over the crown attack. I use it quite a bit since its one of her more powerful hits.



ShadJV said:

I don't care either way about Peach but those glove details... Yep, the Wii U title is looking beautiful.



Ralizah said:

Peach is looking adorable. She was my main fighter for years in the various games, especially when playing with friends.



NintyMan said:

@Tsuchinoko: So Peach's crown attack is nothing new? That's odd considering I've played Brawl for years as well. Apparently I haven't played Peach as much, but maybe that might change if Peach's moveset is better in these new games.



KidNo0b said:

"striking fear into The Villager-"

Someone do something about this!! DeviantART



sinalefa said:

If they announce SS Zelda, then I will be sooo happy.

Peach looks mostly the same as Brawl. Still not a bad thing.



Sandro89 said:


I understand that it's not supposed to be realistic, but a fight Peach vs Bowser just seems odd to me. We know of Zelda she can handle her own in a fight but Peach just seems silly. But oh well, im probably the only one who doesnt understand the sudden need for female characters in video games. Peach, Wii Fit trainer ugh.. they are just so mehhh, nothing special about these characters.



Rafie said:

@Sandro89 Don't take it too serious. There's nothing "canon" about this game. It's just over-the-top all out fun. It's no different Chun-Li vs. The Hulk in Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3.



belmont said:

Peach confirmed! Wow. I can also confirm that Pro 2014 will have football players and that Gran Turismo 6 will have cars!

Really it was so obvious that see would be included.



UnseatingKDawg said:

Never liked Peach after Super Mario 64 in the main platformers. Too ditzy. But, she's a good character in the Paper Mario games, and she's a more than competent fighter, so this is good.



Handy_Man said:

Dang it, I wanted to see Toad as a playable character, but Sakurai still insists on making him a part of Peach's Netural B instead of Toadsworth or something.



Blast said:

The screenshot of Peach standing between Mario and Bowser for Wii U is just amazing....



erv said:

un-nerfed, she could be a great character to play with.

Like that toad, that hides in all kinds of great places.



Gioku said:

I dunno, but it looks like Peach just entered the uncanny valley... those hyper-realistic hands next to a cartoon-ish face... just a bit creepy to me...



NintyMan said:

My favorite screenshot has to be Peach leaning over a platform and staring at Mario with concern as Bowser smiles smugly at him. I still can't get over just how cool Bowser looks now.

There appears to be plenty of potential for some creative camera snapshot angles, and with the Wii U GamePad, it wouldn't be hard to imagine.



Whopper744 said:

Always a good thing when they have these little announcements from time to time. Keeps just a little hype flowing all the way up to release.



LeVideoGamer said:

Didn't really like Peach as a character in Brawl, but these new screenshots are pretty promising. Always nice to see some new moves. Above all, I hope they change her Final Smash, because Peach Blossom was lame. I'd like to see the Rage Vibe from Super Princess Peach, powering up her moves and throwing in an explosion or two.

I really hope that Sakurai doesn't add anymore Mario characters. Focus on unused franchises, please.



MrGawain said:

Some of the recent screenshots have suggested set pieces (e.g: Mario having to save Peach from Bowser)- I wonder if the storyline is being replaced with challenges like there were in Injustice?



IxnayontheCK said:

Look at that blocky pikmin head. Little surprised at the mediocre graphics. Its pretty but hardly pushing it



KingMike said:

Did anyone ever doubt she'd return?
(gotta have the main cast of the Mario series)



Ichiban said:

In other news, Mario confirmed a playable character in Super Mario 3D World.....



Paenitentia said:

Jigglypuff, Marth and Ness are usually locked, but hoping i'll see something of them pre-release anyways. I love those characters.



Poketendo said:

They couldn't have made the new game without her. She's unique, funny, and a much loved character. Her new moves look great! I like the lint she uses (is it just me or... Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games?). I think she'll remain as one of my favourites.

Just one thing. I know all these character predictions get annoying, but I just want to say it. Please Sakurai, please add the Mii's.



chaos_ said:

I seriously hope they fix the clipping issues with some characters and improve the graphics, textures waaaaay more cuz it looks like melee on dolphin emulator and I know the Wii u is much much much more powerful than that -_- but Yesss I like peach!! I hope they keep her D-air and F-air. Those were here best aerial attacks



Radbot42 said:

look at the first screen. She battles in heels. I find that incredibly impressive.



element187 said:

@AlexSora89 Didn't Nintendo create an attack out of her PMS'ing and mood swings in her own stand alone game? I'd like to see that return to watch all the feminist groups blow a top.



DarkKirby said:

We already know what Peach looks like.

I want to know which Zelda they choose and if Zelda is finally her own character rather than "that character you pick to use Sheik". I am not a proponent of grandfathering move sets or characters "just cause" or because of their tier status.

I like Ocarina of Time as much as the next guy but it doesn't need to be held on a pedestal for the rest of Zelda's existence.



Morpheel said:


My favorite character to play as (well, jigglypuff is fun, too, but it got so nerfed on brawl D:), that's for sure.



LeVideoGamer said:

@DarkKirby I reckon they'll change her appearance again. She might look similar to the TP version from Brawl, but she'll probably be blonde again.
Personally, much like Zero Suit Samus, I don't care if Sheik stays or goes. Decent enough characters but I'm not too bothered either way.

@luisesteban No, and he probably won't be, because, you know, he's one of Peach's moves.



Doma said:

They look like blow-up dolls in the WiiU version. Mario especially.



Radbot42 said:

lmao at that last screen too, instead of saving Peach, Mario is going to make Bowser smash into her.



Kaze_Memaryu said:

@Kirk Well said, bro!

I'm stil lwaiting for something really interesting as well. I got some impressions in mind, but I'll just wait and see how this turns out - no deal for me yet, however.



BATRA said:

hope to see toad in the game to
mario 3d world characters peach is one of them toad is have to be one of the next one to come to the game soon lets hope



BATRA said:

@Luigifan141 it can happen toad can be a playably character in the game but he has to be a blue toad from mario 3d world in the smash game so it could stool happen



BulbasaurusRex said:

Did any seriously think Peach might get cut? Come on, give us some real Smash Bros. updates.

For those of you complaining about Peach being able to fight, there are at least four games outside of Smash Bros. where she fights: Super Mario Bros. 2 (Western version), Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, Super Princess Peach, and the upcoming Super Mario 3D World.



FJOJR said:

There's something about Bowser being upright that still doesn't look right to me.



AVahne said:

Just like some of the other characters like Mario, Kirby, Fox, and Pikachu, her model looks like it was ripped right out of Brawl, while Samus' is apparently ripped out of Other M. Bowser and Link seem to have new models, but even those are extremely lackluster.
Unless the game gets delayed, I don't know how they'll improve the models, shaders, and especially the textures by release. What matters is gameplay of course, but I expected the game to look much better than Brawl considering it's on a much more powerful platform. Guess I shouldn't expect anything from Bamco when it comes to graphics.

Oh well, there's always Mario Kart 8 if I wanna play something that's both fun and pretty.

EDIT: And looking again, the 3DS version is quite impressive for the hardware it's running on. Much more impressive than the Wii U version. Must be because Bamco has had more experience developing on 3DS (even if all their games are half-assed in terms of visuals, except Tekken, and CONTENT).



shonenjump86 said:

That's cool, Peach has always been a favorite of mine. I wonder who will be the next one to be confirmed?



Groosenator said:

I'm very interested in the changes that the game will bring. Most importantly, every newcomer is adding hours of content for me---I experiment with every character on the roster quite extensively. I'm especially happy about Mega Man and Villager: I wanted both of them and they seem to play exactly like I dreamed they would. It'll take me quite a while to learn their ways.

I'll admit that the game hasn't sold me a Wii U... yet. What is revealed has made me want the game, but it hasn't blown my mind enough to make me buy a console to play it. Still, I'm definitely picking up the 3DS version; Smash Bros. in portable form (hopefully with online play that lacks horrible lag) on a console I already own is a no-brainer.



mamp said:

So does that one screenshot basically prove that she's still got that weird final smash with the peacher?

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