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