Mega Man, Animal Crossing's Villager, and WiiFit Trainer are the newest additions to Super Smash Bros.

By Luke Caulfield , Updated Jun 13, 2013 10:49 AM EDT
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As promised, Nintendo has introduced a new addition to the celebrated Smash Bros. series during their recent E3-centered episode of Nintendo Direct, and along with it, a number of new challengers to join in and get their bash on.

Last we heard, Capcom USA's senior vice-president Christian Svensson said that we hadn't heard the last of the blue bomber, and he was indeed correct. Mega Man was probably the biggest "get" for the franchise. The Capcom mainstay got his start on Nintendo, so it's only fitting he join alongside so many other Nintendo mascots. The blue bomber's been a staple of gaming for well over 20 years now, so the only surprise about his inclusion to the new Smash game is the fact that it took so long. After taking on the crew of Street Fighter, a lummoxe like Donkey Kong and mound of fluff Kirby should pose no threat to the azure AI. Mega's combat is about a lot more than slide kicks and shooting tiny pellets. He also comes pre-loaded with a number of powers from the robot masters he's conquered over the years, a trailer showing Crash Man's bomber, Metal Man's blade, and Wood man's leaf shield to name a few.

Alongside Mega Man are two more, shall we say "unusual," additions joining the fray. "Unsual" may be unfair, after all, this is a series that once had you face off against a giant glove for a final boss fight. The pasty Wii Fit trainer is probably the most unique, and oddly enough, perhaps the most qualified to blacken a few eyes. With her WiiFit board, she's no doubt helped more than a few players lose a couple pounds and gain a better center of balance. 

Also new is a villager from Nintendo's own "life-simulator" series, Animal Crossing, fighting with a wide array of equipment normally reserved for yard work. That and a very festive balloon hat. You can check out the trailers below to see each character in action, starting off with Wii Fit Trainer, an overall trailer that shows the villager towards the end, and a final trailer focused on the blue bomber. 

Super Smash Bros. is slated to hit both the Wii U and the handheld DS and 3DS in 2014. 


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