Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

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Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズ
Dairantō Sumasshu Burazāzu fō Nintendō Surī Dī Esu / Wī Yū
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Publisher: Nintendo
Developer:

Sora Ltd., Namco Bandai Games

Console: 3DS, Wii U
Genre: Fighting, Action, Platforming
Release: Nintendo 3DS:
JP September 13, 2014
NA October 3, 2014
EU October 3, 2014
AUS October 4, 2014

Wii U:

NA November 21, 2014
EU November 28, 2014
AUS November 29, 2014
JP December 6, 2014
Ratings: CERO: A
ESRB: E10+
PEGI: 12
OFLC: PG
Predecessor: Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Successor: N/A


Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, known as Dairantō Sumasshu Burazāzu fō Nintendō Surī Dī Esu / Wī Yū (大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズ, lit. Great Fray Smash Brothers for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U) in Japan, (and unofficially known as Super Smash Bros. 4, SSB4, or Smash 4) are officially the fourth and fifth installments in the Super Smash Bros. series published by Nintendo. As the first game in the series to appear on two platforms, it was developed by Sora Ltd. in collaboration with Namco Bandai Games. Although both games feature identical character rosters and basic modes of play, there are notable differences between the two versions, including exclusive stages. The 3DS version features stages inspired by handheld games, while the Wii U version has stages based on console titles. Unlike it's predecessors, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is more focused on the individualized experience while the Wii U version is primarily multiplayer-focused, as with previous Smash Bros. titles.

Kid Icarus Content

Playable Characters

Pit: The angel returns as a playable character in this game, with an updated look and moveset based on his appearance in Kid Icarus: Uprising. While Palutena's Arrow remains as his neutral special move, all of his other specials, including his Final Smash, have been changed. Pit now utilizes the Upperdash Arm as his new side special, the Guardian Orbitars as his new down special, and the Power of Flight as his new up special. His Final Smash is now the Three Sacred Treasures.

Palutena: Palutena was revealed in a trailer at E3 2014 as a newly-added playable character. Many of her moves are based off of various powers that appeared in Uprising. Palutena is also one of the few characters to have 12 completely unique specials that can be altered through customization.

Dark Pit: Dark Pit appears as an unlockable newcomer and can be obtained in the 3DS version by playing Classic Mode three times, or playing 50 VS matches. In the Wii U version, he can be unlocked by clearing All-Star Mode on normal difficulty, or playing 40 VS matches. He is a moveset-clone of Pit, but with subtle differences.

Stages

  • Palutena's Temple: A Wii U-exclusive stage based on the goddess of light's home. It is one of the biggest stages in the game. If a human player uses Pit's down taunt quickly in this stage, it will activate Palutena's Guidance.
  • Skyworld: The stage from Brawl returns in the Wii U version.

Assist Trophies

Items

Smash Run Enemies

List of enemies that appear in the 3DS-exclusive mode:

(*) indicates these enemies also appear in Smash Tour

Trophies

  • Magnus
  • Mahva (3DS)
  • Medusa (3DS)
  • Megonta (3DS)
  • Mik (3DS)
  • Monoeye (3DS)
  • Mimicutie (3DS)
  • Nutski (3DS)
  • Ore Club (3DS)
  • Orne (3DS)
  • Palutena
  • Palutena (Alt.)
  • Palutena Bow (3DS)
  • Palutena's Temple (Wii U)
  • Phosphora
  • Pit
  • Pit (Alt.)
  • Pit (Eggplant) (3DS)
  • Pseudo-Palutena (3DS)
  • Pyrrhon (3DS)
  • Reaper
  • Reset Bomb (3DS)
  • Skuttler (3DS)
  • Skuttler Cannoneer (3DS)
  • Skuttler Mage (3DS)
  • Souflee

Music

  • Boss Battle 1 (Original) *
  • Dark Pit (3DS; Original) *
  • Dark Pit's Theme (Original)
  • Destroyed Skyworld (Wii U; Remix)
  • Hades's Infernal Theme (Wii U; Original)
  • In the Space-Pirate Ship (3DS; Remix) *
  • Kid Icarus Retro Medley (Wii U; Original)
  • Lightning Chariot Base (Wii U; Remix)
  • Magnus's Theme (Wii U; Original)
  • Overworld (Wii U; Remix)
  • Thunder Cloud Temple (Wii U; Original)
  • Tile (Kid Icarus) (Wii U; Remix)
  • Underworld (Wii U; Remix)
  • Wrath of the Reset Bomb (3DS; Original) *
  • Wrath of the Reset Bomb (Remix)

(*) indicates this track is only available in Smash Run in the 3DS version

Background Characters

  • Lurchthorn (3DS)
  • Viridi

amiibo

All Kid Icarus amiibo figures have been released. The Pit amiibo was released on December 14, 2014 in North America, and on December 19, 2014 in Europe. amiibo of Palutena and Dark Pit were released on June 26, 2015 for Europe[1]. Both Palutena and Dark Pit released on July 4, 2015 in Australia. In North America, Palutena released on July 27, 2015 as an Amazon exclusive[2], and Dark Pit released on July 31, 2015 as a Best Buy exclusive[3].

In-game, the amiibo creates a CPU-controlled version of the character that levels up by battling, becoming more potent with every level-up, and also learning how to respond to the player's attacks. The amiibo Fighter can also be fed equipment to further enhance its abilities.

Gallery

Trivia

  • Pit and Dark Pit's dodging sound effects are the same as heard in Kid Icarus: Uprising.
  • Pit has a new victory pose that references the V-sign he makes after he defeats Hades in Uprising.
  • Pit occasionally says, "I'm finished..." when he gets KO'd, just like he does in Uprising, which in turn is a reference to the Game Over screen from the original Kid Icarus. Dark Pit himself also occasionally says "It's not over...!" when getting KO'd, which is a reference to Chapter 6 of Uprising, when he claims to Pit that, "This isn't over yet!" upon being defeated.
  • Oddly, Dark Pit lacks a "NEWCOMER" tag on his page on the official website.
  • Palutena and Dark Pit have unique victory lines when winning against each other:
    • Palutena against Pit: "Oh, so sorry about that Pit."
    • Palutena against Dark Pit: "Poor little Pittoo."
    • Dark Pit against Pit: "Where's your goddess now!?"
  • The voice director of Kid Icarus: Uprising, Ginny McSwain, returned to work with the Kid Icarus characters[4]. Despite this, only two of the original cast members returned to voice their characters, those being Antony Del Rio and Hynden Walch, voice actors for Pit/Dark Pit and Viridi respectively. Ginny McSwain, Antony Del Rio, and Hynden Walch were also all uncredited.

External Links

References

  1. Twitter: Nintendo of Europe
  2. amiibo: Lineup - Palutena
  3. amiibo: Lineup - Dark Pit
  4. Ginny McSwain: Online Resume



Kid Icarus series
Main Series Kid IcarusKid Icarus: Of Myths and MonstersKid Icarus: Uprising
Remakes 3D Classics: Kid Icarus
Related Games Super Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
Related Media Captain N: The Game MasterKid Icarus 3D Anime
Key People Toru OsawaYoshio SakamotoMasahiro SakuraiHirokazu TanakaGunpei Yokoi