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

Assist Trophy Capsule! Mirrored characters! Ike! More!

E3 creeps ever closer, which should mean more information on Super Smash Bros. isn't far away. The past week was actually fairly eventful for the titles, however, with loose comments from Nintendo's French division suggesting that the Wii U version will utilise the NFC Figurine Platform, with Nintendo's official response to the reports being to — figuratively — wink and saunter off while whistling a jaunty tune. Oh, and Ike was announced as a new Challenger, too, making his second appearance after a début in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Beyond that excitement Masahiro Sakurai has been doing his thing on the Director's Room Miiverse community , throwing in extra images and even — gasp — a 3DS screen.

You can check out last week's Miiverse community screens below, and click on the date heading to visit the posts in question and give them a Yeah.

19th May

20th May

21st May

Here's another example: in the previous games, you saw the back of Kirby's head when facing left. Now Kirby looks great from any angle.

22nd May

23rd May

For this game, Ike's design is based on the hero that appears in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. His sword deals heavy damage in Smash Bros., so this design suits him very well! Rest assured, he can use Aether as well.

A pretty good week, we reckon. Let us know which are your favourites in the poll and comments below.

What's your favourite Smash Bros. screen this week? (332 votes)

Giga Mac tries to intimidate Olimar


Mario's impressed by the Assist Trophy Capsule


Mario and Greninja double up


Bowser and Kirby try out some new looks


Two teams prepare to battle on 3DS


Ike decides to do some posing


Ike's not sure what to make of The Villager


Um, I can't decide


I don't like any of them


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