|My guesses on the roster of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U & Nintendo 3DS|
Hello! I know there have been a lot of “leaks” lately so of course, believe what you want . I don’t have as much info as some of the other people who have shared things in the last few weeks, but I thought I’d fill you all in on some new things I’ve found out.
I work for a ~PAL Region~ Nintendo office. I won’t say which one because obviously I need to keep my location and identity a secret!
Some time in the next few months (most likely around April) there will be Smash demos installed on Wii U and 3DS demo stations that are currently at certain retailers (in my region- not sure about other regions plans for this but I imagine they’re the same). The Wii U version of the demo has been finalized and we have the code at our offices. That’s what I’m here to share info on.
The demo is simply a standard four-stock battle mode. This is the only content available in the demo, and only a small selection of stages and characters are available.
Don’t ask why these characters were chosen for the demo, I don’t know! (I wish Wii Fit Trainer was in, I’m most excited to play her)
Items can be turned on and off, but the “item select” screen isn’t available. As far as I know, not all items from the final game are in the demo, even ones that have been revealed so far by Sakurai (for example, Assist Trophies and Pokeballs are not in the demo)
The demo has a trailer that plays after the title screen has been left idle for 2 minutes (retail workers can expect to see this trailer a lot!), and while it DOES show shadowy silhouettes of some new characters, nothing “new” is shown. There is some gameplay footage of veterans that haven’t been officially revealed yet (such as Ness, Jigglypuff, and Wario)
We have also received some press assets and product info sheets about the game and I can confirm that the press assets include character art for:
Wonder Red (Playable?)
Skull Kid (AT)
Mewtwo (Playable?/Poké Ball?)
Barbara the Bat (AT?)
Cranky Kong (Playable?/AT?)
Proto Man (AT?)
Male Wii Fit Trainer (Costume)
Female Villager (Costume)
The thing about this is that we’ve only got art of these characters and no screenshots, so it’s hard to tell if they’re playable or not. We just received a .ZIP full of art. No descriptions, nothing else. Some like the last three in particular I’m fairly sure are alt costumes, but some (like Cranky Kong for instance) we have no idea about yet- could be Newcomers, could be Assist Trophies (and given that Skull Kid and Ashley are in there, we know that at least SOME of these characters are assists)”
= TRUST KILLERS =
- There's no demo available in any retailer by the end of May.
- The demo doesn't do four-stock battles only. (Wouldn't it typically be a three-stock, anyway...?)
- The demo doesn't have Battlefield, Skyloft, Smashville (I assume he meant Town & City), or Wily Castle (or it has more than them).
- The demo doesn't have an option to turn items on or off.
- The demo's roster isn't exactly the 10 characters listed.
- The demo doesn't have a trailer that plays when idled.
- There's no presence in gameplay of Shulk, Wonder-Red, Ridley, Takamaru, Mewtwo, Palutena, Barbara, Cranky Kong, Isaac, or Proto Man.