Poor DK, whether through being dim or simply suffering as a victim of other Nintendo mascots, he can't catch a break. Well, that's a slight exaggeration, but he's the victim in the latest screens published by Masahiro Sakurai on the Super Smash Bros. Miiverse Director's Room. Though we normally reserve these for a weekly round-up, the return of the Dragoon is too cool to ignore.

Sakurai-san has posted two images to show the snazzy updated targeting reticule for this item, and then a neat screen of Kirby riding it in for glory. For those uninitiated, this is activated by grabbing three separate parts during a battle, at which point a single-shot direct hit will result in an instant KO for the target.

The images and Sakurai-san's descriptions are below.

Pic of the day. Uniting three parts will complete the legendary Air Ride machine…the Dragoon! It's back! But we didn't just leave it the way it was, and added some nice touches to the design of the targeting screen. It is, of course, in stereoscopic 3D on the 3DS.


Just the target screen felt lacking so here's a pic of the Dragoon itself. I wanna get on it. I wanna get on and ride it.

Dragoon Ride

It's notable that as DK taunts in the first screen, Pit is dashing out of the way. He was always a smart one, that Pit...

[source miiverse.nintendo.net]