As promised, today was the day Nintendo finally revealed the first footage from the new Super Smash Bros. games, and it has a couple of surprises.
As with previous games, the games’ trailer – seen above – features series classics Mario, Bowser, Link, Kirby, Pikachu, Fox McCloud, Samus, and Pit, all with appearances inspired by more recent Nintendo games. However, the trailer also shows two new characters– the Villager from Animal Crossing and Capcom’s mascot Mega Man – and several new stages, including Skyloft from The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword and Arena Ferox from Fire Emblem: Awakening. In addition to the characters, the trailer shows that the 3DS and Wii U editions have similar-but-different art styles– the 3DS edition looks closer to Super Smash Bros. Melee on Nintendo GameCube, while the Wii U version looks more like an evolution of the design seen in Super Smash Bros. Brawl for Wii.
Alongside the trailer, Nintendo has updated the official Super Smash Bros. website with information on the new characters. It’s unknown as to whether or not Nintendo intends to update the website frequently with news on the games.
The currently untitled Super Smash Bros. games for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U will be released next year. The games are in development at Sora and Namco Bandai.
Source: 6/11/13 Nintendo Direct