What a Lineup
Earlier today, the video game blog site Kotaku released a screenshot that apparently shows the entire roster for Super Smash Bros. that is to release later this year on the Wii U and the 3DS. Several characters have slowly been revealed over the past few months but this screenshot shows every character that will be available in the upcoming game. Some of the notable newcomers include Bowser Jr., Shulk (from the Xenoblade franchise) and a vintage newcomer in the form of the Dog from the classic game Duck Hunt! The leaked screenshot also revealed returning characters that have yet to be publicly announced such as Ness and R.O.B. who made his debut in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
It was noted that this complete roster is missing some classic favorites from the original game such as Ice Climbers and Snake from Brawl. However, it is rumored that these characters, as well as others (Lucas, Wolf, Chorus Men), will be available for use via DLC. When questioned about the roster leak, Nintendo stated that the company has “nothing to announce at the time.” With the full roster now leaked online though, it is highly possible that Nintendo will make an official announcement regarding all playable characters and DLC for both the WiiU and 3DS versions of the game.
GamePlay Footage Galore
Along with screenshot leaks of the roster, gameplay videos were also leaked that displayed the fighting styles of some of the newer additions to the Smash Bros. fighting force. One video shows Bowser Jr. in combat and it appears that he will be making full use of the Koopa Clown Car while fighting on both the WiiU and 3DS. Another clip appears to show Shulk in combat as he utilizes typical sword fighting techniques familiar to Smash Bros. while also being more agile compared to other characters. The new Smash Bros. is set to release on October 3rd for the 3DS and a release date for the WiiU version is yet to be announced.
Apologies for the quality of the gameplay clip, but the original videos were quickly removed due to copyright claims by Nintendo.