State of the Union Smash: E3 2013

Nintendo’s E3 Direct was full of interesting tidbits, but most significantly was the unveiling of an actual trailer and gameplay of the new Super Smash Brothers for Wii U and 3DS.  With it came the announcement of two characters, with a third confirmed in a separate video later.  Those three are Megaman, Animal Crossing Villager, and Wii Fit trainer.

Anyone who’s seen my predictions list will know by now that it’s failed in it’s accuracy.  I blame it on my lack of faith or understanding of either the Animal Crossing or Wii Fit brands or how you would make an effective character out of them.  I also put too little faith in Nintendo.  With Dixie coming back to the Donkey Kong Country franchise, and the inclusion of Peach as a playable character in Super Mario 3D World, Nintendo seems to be listening to it’s fans more than it had in the past– thusly, the addition of classic Megaman.

I will admit, while I haven’t done a Step-Brothers article on Megaman yet, he was on a short list of characters I planned to get around to.  I’m glad he came out when he did, else I may have lost a bet.  That aside, I don’t see this as a game changer just yet.  Megaman made a few waves just before Brawl launched, so it’s likley they worked him in to make it up to fans that wanted him in last time.  I doubt that this is just the tip of a third party iceberg.

I also noticed that thus far Snake and Sonic are absent from the cast right now.  I fully expect Sonic to show up in a separate trailer now that Sonic has an exclusive deal with Nintendo, but Snake is a big question mark for now.

I still have a few Step-Brothers articles in the works, and I will report any updates to the roster as they come, if only to compare to what I already thought beforehand.

Current known changes:


+Wii Fit trainer (F)

+Animal Crossing Villager (M)

? Sonic

? Snake

I’ll be giving some more generic impressions of E3 later once the conference is over.  Stay tuned!

Further Reading:

Wii Fit Trainer Joins the Fray on Smashbroschannel

Nintendo Direct from Nintendo

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One thought on “State of the Union Smash: E3 2013

  1. feelingblind June 12, 2013 at 10:17 pm Reply

    Nintendo lost me, but with these new games announcements, they may just win me over come 2014.

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