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

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Palutena! Patriotic Mario! Pac-Man taunting! More!

Super Smash Bros. has had a busy week so far. Nintendo got the hype started by announcing a new fighter reveal video, and the resulting broadcast brought Captain Falcon, Lucina and Robin into the roster. We've not exactly been short of screens, either, with official character profiles bringing plenty of eye candy.

It's been a bumper week so far, but we shouldn't forget last week, either. Masahiro Sakurai served up more attractive screens on the Director's Room Miiverse community, which included looks at outfits, taunts, moves and some other mechanics. For those that simply can't know enough about the games, it was another essential set of updates.

As always, then, you can see the results below — check them out and click on the date heading to visit the posts in question and give them a Yeah.

7th July

8th July

9th July

10th July

11th July

A fairly diverse week, overall. Let us know which are your favourites in the poll and comments below.

What's your favourite Smash Bros. screen this week? (317 votes)

Kirby ducks away from the Mii Gunner


Palutena's up smash takes out all in its path


Poor Diddy Kong get's caught by Palutena's Heavenly Light


The Dark Emperor dishes out some status changes


Samus and Mario show off their alternative outfits


Pac-Man's Namco Roulette taunt brings back memories of the '80s


Six iconic Namco characters get shown off


Um, I can't decide


I don't like any of them


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User Comments (47)



Prof_Clayton said:

@sinalefa I almost agreed, which would have been a first for me too. But I'd rather give a vote to Palutena this time.

The PacMan roulette being part of his taunt is kind of a let down. I was hooing you could continue it after the fruits/pretzel to get maybe something like an assist trophy to help you. Oh well, now I know I definitely won't play as PacMan, at least.



rjejr said:

Voted for the Stormtrooper b/c Sakurai has a sense of humour. At least I think he meant Storm trooper, I'm too old to like the term Clone trooper.

If I ever play as Mario he'll be wearing that outfit.



Genesaur said:

Weird that he made a Star Wars reference with Samus' outfit, there. I mean, it seemed pretty obvious to me that it's a colour scheme based on the Light Suit from Echoes.



MasterWario said:

'MERICA! Lol, that's so funny that he put that in the game! I'm gonna use Mario like 50% more now.



NintyMan said:

I voted for Light Suit Samus and NES Golf Mario easily. Very cool of Sakurai to reference a somewhat obscure Mario game like NES Open Tournament Golf like this, and it also raises some hope for Dr. Mario and Referee Mario as costumes too. I also still have absolutely no idea what the "infamous drum-playing puppet in Osaka" is. That Japanese reference just flew over my head. As someone also pointed out that day, Luigi will probably have his green version of that suit as well.



Giygas_95 said:

That's Mario's capitalist suit. His fire flower colors make up his communist suit! XD

Shall we call him...Uncle SaMario?

Also, Samus should have a Boba Fett costume.



AlbertoC said:

I seriously hadn't seen that guy since i was 5.

In other news... I prefer my videogames completely free of real life politics. Thanks.



Ralizah said:

>> Main American Mario at SSB Wii U Tournament
>> Defeat all the foreigners (communists) for Freedom!



123akis said:

some great screens there! nintendolife you know you can embed Miiverse posts now, right?



Dr_Corndog said:

Anything with Palutena automatically fails to qualify for the "best picture" running.
On a more positive note, Mario's star-spangled threads are legitimately sweet.



Giygas_95 said:

@TICGS He's probably from Brooklyn, NY. I remember Charles Martinet saying something about how Nintendo at first wanted him to do a voice that sounded like an Italian plumber from Brooklyn.

@LtAldoRaine Funny picture! I laughed!



sinalefa said:


Latin America? Mistreated, neglected but still capable of big things. He even has the "L" from Latino in his hat and Leguizamo portrayed him.



Senate_Guard said:

I'm bummed the awesomeness that is the Light suit, is nothing more than a palette swap.

Its one of the few suits from the series that is an actual different suit, as opposed to a simple color change. Makes me wonder what actual alt. costumes Samus will have...



PlywoodStick said:

Mario's golf suit, "Patriotic"? Considering that the family of Masayuki Uemura, the director of the R&D2 division during the 80s and 90s, had moved to Kyoto to avoid being bombed by the US military during WW2... I don't think he had any such thoughts of "patriotism" or gratefulness towards America when Mario's outfit was designed for NES Open Tournament Golf. (Research and Development 2 developed the game.)

It's a bit of a sickening thought, really. If Japan's citizenry wasn't bombed into oblivion by America, his family may never have fled to Kyoto; thus Uemura would have likely never met Gumpei Yokoi, who recruited him to Nintendo. Strange how things work out...



PlywoodStick said:

@Dr_Corndog !? Such a magnificent pillar of light, so easily conjured with a flick of the wrists by Palutena, is surely more awe inspiring than a silly golf outfit...



NodesforNoids said:

While SSB's fourth entry has had a longer build and more character trailers than most Nintendo games in the company's history, it still doesn't have a Wii U release date. Two Wii U games have been given dates recently though.
Whereas Wii U is currently facing a 2 month schedule with just one definitive retail title (One Piece Unlimited World Red isn't even at retail for the Wii U in NA) both Lego Batman 3 and Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric have been given November 11th.
I hope they change the day to the 12th in Canada though. Remembrance Day is the 11th and shouldn't be kept as a release day.



AlexSora89 said:

As weird as Captain A-Mario-ca is, I'm sold on Samus' white armor. The Star Wars shout-out helps a lot (although what with the Beam Sword, I guess Sakurai is a SW fan).

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