The home run bat is one of the most feared weapons in all of the Smash Bros. series. One lined up swing and your opponents fly through the air and past the blast zone with ease. It’s responsible for innocent casualties in chaotic free-for-alls and setting records on the stadium green. Now, if you\’re a fan of the slugger, you can bat enemies away with style with Smash for Wii U and 3DS’s new home run bat.


\”Pic of the day. The Home-run Bat in this game is black! And it’s so powerful that your eyes might bug out!!\”

Sakurai wasn\’t kidding! Donkey Kong got a bit unlucky there running into the service end of Toon Link’s home run bat. The new home run bat features not only a black finish, but a pair of yellow ovals, one around the other, possibly signifying a sweetspot. The grip of the bat is now red and features a Smash Ball at the butt end. Quite an awesome design!

You can also see the new kill effects in action. If a character is hit with an attack that\’ll surely KO them, black sparks and effects jump from the fray. You can see one of them bursting from DK and crackling over Toon Link’s head in the above screenshot.


Hopefully DK has another stock left!


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