The Blue Bomber cometh...

Today's E3 Nintendo Direct featured plenty of footage of games not previously seen, with the most hyped arguably being the new Super Smash Bros. Most encouraging was the fact that the trailer showed a lot of gameplay footage alongside CGI flourishes, with plenty of favourites duking it out.

The footage showed both the 3DS and Wii U version, starting with the handheld iteration. In a clever touch, the portable's visuals are adopting an appealing cel-shaded look, with the transition to Wii U then adopting a far more detailed style similar to its Wii predecessor. Most footage was then on the Wii U, with arenas glimpsed covering various franchises, and the fighting looking largely familiar with what we've seen before.

The big reveal was saved for the end, with Mega Man being confirmed as a new challenger. He looks like a modern version of the character from the 'classic' series best known on NES, and quickly moved from a standard blaster to incorporate special moves from defeated Robot Masters, which is sure to delight fans of the franchise.

It was a blast of Smash Bros. madness, which was simply given a 2014 date, and undoubtedly a tantalising first glimpse — let us know what you thought in the comments below, with the main trailer followed by the Blue Bomber's appearance.