Super Smash Bros 4 Release Date News Nintendo 3DS: Special Attack For Charizard Revealed [SCREEN]

By Matthew Buzzi , Updated May 13, 2014 10:24 AM EDT
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The Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS details keep coming from Nintendo, ahead of the staggered releases of both versions while we wait for specific launch dates.

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We know the title will be out this summer on 3DS, and most likely this winter on Wii U, but it's seeming increasingly likely that we'll have to wait for this June's E3 for the exact release date.

What we will consistently see are daily updates from Nintendo on the game's official site. The last significant info drop came from a Nintendo Direct, below, which revealed several new characters and details. While the daily posts don't give as many details as that video did, rest assured that series director Masahiro Sakurai will show us something new from Super Smash Bros. with every update.

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One of the new characters is the focus of today's update, with Sakurai choosing to display more of Charizard. He was one of the reveals from the Nintendo Direct, and though he was playable as one of the options for the Pokemon Trainer in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, he has never been a stand alone character.

As such there isn't much we know about how he plays, but today's picture (above) and accompanying description from Sakurai show off one of his attacks:

"Pic of the day. Here's Charizard's new special attack, Flare Blitz. It's a very powerful attack--however, you'll take recoil damage if you make contact. Pretty true to the original game, huh? Flare Blitz is Charizard's side special move, and Rock Smash is the down special move."

We also are told of another move, Rock Smash, so we now know a good bit more about the new character than we did before. Keep checking back for more Super Smash Bros. news ahead of E3, which will hopefully include an early specific release date announcement.

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