Welcome to the official Nintendo Enthusiast page for today’s Super Smash Bros. Nintendo Direct. We\’ll be updating this page live as the Direct happens, so be sure to continually check back for updates as the Direct happens.

Welcome Charizard, individually, and Greninja to the Smash roster!

And the Nintendo Direct is now over! Check below for a full, simple list of all the new announcements:


Release Window:
-Super Smash Bros. for 3Ds releasing Summer 2014.
-Super Smash Bros. for Wii U releasing Winter 2014.

General Info:
-3Ds runs at 60 FPS and in stereostopic 3D.
-Some Assist Tropies run at 30 FPS. But all fighters run at 60 FPS.
-Stages will mostly differ between the two versions, but stages that are shared will have different designs.
-Two musical pieces per 3DS stage.
-Wii U version will have many more per stage.
-More in the future coming on connectivity between versions.

3DS Stages:
-Reset Bomb Forest
-3D Land
-Spirit Train
-Gerudo Valley
-Arena Ferox
-Tortimer Island
-Living Room
-Prism Tower
-Rainbow Road
-Find Mii
-Balloon Fight
-Jungles Japes

Wii U Stages:
-Mario Galaxy
-Boxing Ring
-Pilot Wings
-Windy Hill
-Garden of Hope
-Wii Fit Studio
-Palutena’s Temple
-Jungle Japes
-Dr Wily’s Castle
-Yellow Devil is indeed a stage hazard and not a boss. Can only be hurt by attacking its eye. It explodes when defeated.

-Final Destination appears , and every stage gets a Final Destination version with no platforms or gimmicks.

-Can play anyone online.
-You can play online on 3DS, as well, but requires fast access point otherwise quality will be undesirable.
-Sakurai recommends Wii LAN adapter for the Wii U version.
-When you aren\’t playing with friends, you can enter \”For Fun\” or \”For Glory\” mode.
-For Fun  Mode features: random stages no Final Destination, all items, free-for-alls only, only wins recorded.
-For Glory Mode features: Final Destination, no items, option for one-on-one battles, both wins and losses recorded.
-Matches against friends can use any custom ruleset.
-Online play follows Nintendo Network IDs.
-Measures being taken to combat players who start, but don\’t play; relentless target an individual; repeatedly self-destruct; frequently drop; spam, or cheat.
-Scoring competitions online: Global Smash Power. New ranking system. Takes solo/local stats into account.
-Bigger the stat is, stronger the player. Use to rank against players.
-No rankings for multiplayer. Some matchmaking based on skill.

-Beam Sword
-Smart Bomb
-Motion Sensor Bomb
-POW Block
-Blue Shell
-Fire Bar
-Back Shield
-Fairy Bottle
-Ore Club
-X Bomb
-Hocotate Bomb
-Rocket Belt
-Steel Diver

Assist Trophies:
-Knuckle Joe
-Saki Amamiya
-Dr. Wright
-Skull Kid
-Mother Brain
-Dark Samus
-Chain Chomp
-Elec Man
-Color TV-Game 15
-Samurai Goroh


Returning Fighters:
-Samus users Zero Laser. No longer changes to Zero Suit Samus.
-Characters that used to change forms mid-battle no longer change.
-Zero Suit Samus returns with updated Other M design and new moves.
-Zelda’s down-B special now summons the Phantom Knight. Can attack and be reflected.
-Sheik returns as her own character, too. Also polished up, new smash attacks. Grenades replaced needles. Same aesthetic design.
-Kirby’s Hammer Flip, new move. New final Smash  – Ultra Sword.
-King Dedede. More gordos!
-Lucario returns, of course. Overpowered up-B can kill you.
-Mega Evolution Lucario. Aura always does maximum damage.
-Pikmin and Olimar. Only 3 Pikmin.
-Olimar plucks Pikmin in fixed order.
-Olimar now has Winged Pikmin to recover.
-Pit has no more gliding mechanic.
-New Final Smash, replaces Palutena.
-Yoshi returns.
-Yoshi stands even more upright.

-Rosalina and Luma can choose to keep Luma away or stay nearby with \”Luma Shot.\”
-Luma can wander and attack seperately. Attacks are controlled as it wanders.
-Rosalina and Luma have separate moves and can attack separetely.
-Side B is Star Bits. Projectile.
-Down B is Gravitational Pull.
-Final Smash is the Power Star – big star shoots off smaller stars.
-Little Mac, has a lot of attack power.
-Smash attacks have a lot of power and knockback.
-Super weak in the air.
-More vulnerable and less attack power. Terrible recovery.
-Connecting with attacks and getting hit fills the Power Meter.
-K.O. Uppercut is an insta-KO.
-Side b is Jolt Haymaker.
-Up B is Rising Uppercut.
-Down B is Slip Counter.
-Final Smash – Giga Mac.
-Wireframe Mac available as costume from arcade Punch Out.
-Villager. Neutral special is Pocket.
-Lloid Rocket is side B.
-Ballon Trip is up B.
-Timber is down b.
-Final Smash – Tom Nook helps out for \”Dream Home\”
-Megaman’s attacks all use different abilities, even A moves. Each one is from a different game.
-Final Smash calls on other Megamen to attack with him.
-Wii Fit Trainer has Deep Breathing for her Down-B special. Buffs her stats.
-Sun Salutation has a projectile that can be saved for later use, especially for combos.
-Only character with these abilities.
-Male Wii Fit Trainer also available. Heights and weights are exactly the same.

-Custom move sets. Only available playing online with friends and locally.
-Seem to either completely change attacks or give them different properties.
-Mario can change to a slower, bigger fireball.
-More coming in the future.

Smash Run:
-New game mode only for 3DS version.
-Somewhat looks like Subspace and has some Subspace elements.
-Battle mode for up to four players. Search a dungeon for power-ups. Begin on huge battlefield and move on.
-Time limit set to 5 minutes. Otain power-ups to enhance fighters.
-Game calculates new stats based on power-ups, then fighters duke it out in a free-for-all to determine the winner.
-Different events can be activated during the pre-free-for-all time. Items can be equipped beforehand.
-Enemies drawn from different games. Different enemies appear randomly each time you play.

New Fighters:
-Charizard returns as an individual fighter. No confirmation if Squirtle, Ivysaur, or the Pokemon Trainer return.
-Charizard can become Mega Charizard X. No confirmation if Mega Charizard Y is also an option.
-Greninja is announced, representing Pokemon.

Roster So Far:
-Donkey Kong
-Zero Suit Samus
-Pikmin & Olimar
-Diddy Kong
-King Dedede
-Toon Link
-Wiit Fit Trainers
-Rosalina & Luma
-Little Mac


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