Super Smash Bros For Wii U And 3DS: New Update Shows Off Redesigned Characters Stances With Mario And Greninja [SCREEN]

By Matthew Buzzi , Updated May 21, 2014 10:51 AM EDT
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The last major Super Smash Bros. character reveal came in the form of a Nintendo Direct video, which showed off several new playable characters that would be joining the roster. We learned about newcomer Greninja, the water type from Pokemon X and Y, along with a few others.

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The daily picture posts on the game's official website haven't been revealing as many details--at least not at once--as the Direct video did, but you can certainly rely on their consistency.

Today's image might not focus on a specific character, but a specific design choice the development team made about how characters appear in the game. It's a rather small detail, but one that the designers consciously made, and apparently put quite a bit of effort into.

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Series director Masahiro Sakurai explains that characters will be mirrored no matter which direction they're facing, so we will always see their fronts as shown in the image above. Here's his explanation:

"Pic of the day. The leg and arm positions of some characters will automatically be mirrored when facing left or right. Mario, for example, will have his chest shown in the foreground regardless of whether he's facing right or left. This was quite a tedious task, but thanks to it we can show the best features of each character even better."

He also added another image, below, which shows the feature with Bowser and Kirby. In previous games, he explains, when Kirby faced left we saw the back of his head, but will now see his face in both directions. 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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