Super Smash Bros 4: New Update Reveals Jet Pack Item Rocket Belt From 'Pilot Wings' [SCREEN]

By Matthew Buzzi , Updated May 27, 2014 10:48 AM EDT

The Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 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 video, 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 continue to post some form of content from the upcoming titles to appease fans.

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Today's post focuses on a new item with a screenshot from the 3DS version of the title, shown above. It's a jetpack from Pilotwings, something that has not appeared in the series previously. Here's Sakurai's accompanying description:

"Pic of the day. The rocket belt from Pilotwings lets you fly upward by jumping. This is a really useful item for characters that have weaker recoveries. By the way, is that cape fireproof?"

Limited flight would definitely be useful for characters who have trouble getting themselves back onto the stage, so the rocket belt could make a big difference in some battles. It's also nice to see an item other than an assist trophy, which are what most item reveals focus on. 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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