Smash Direct Summary

Published on October 23rd, 2014 by Eric Weichhart

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Here is a little summary of all the stuff that was announced in the video, so if you’re quite lazy reading, this list is for you:

  • Some characters hidden in the 3DS version like Ganondorf and Ness will be unlocked from the start in the Wii U version.
  • It will be 1080p native!
  • The maximum number of characters will be 8 instead of 4!
  • Stages are larger, mostly for the 8-player smash mode.
  • There are Danger Zones: some stages will have lava patches that will hurt you. If you have 100% of damage, they will KO you instead.
  • One stage based on Donkey Kong Country Returns will have two planes at once.
  • There will be more stages than the 3DS version.
  • There will be a Miiverse stage that will show Miiverse posts for each Smash player. (Looks like  after an update).
  • Palutena’s commentary when playing as Pit.
  • There will be commentary with Star Fox characters as well (Fox and Falco).
  • Ridley will appear on a stage, and will help you if you’re strong.
  • Metal Face also appearing on Xenoblade Chronicles’ stage Gaur Plains.

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  • There will be Coin Battles.
  • Also the classic Stock and Time modes.
  • Stamina Battles are also included where you lose when your HP hits zero.
  • You can change rules and item frequency in this version.
  • You can set the music frequency for stages and the menu.
  • Also more music and composers than the 3DS version. Also music from the handheld version is included.
  • You can collect CDs in the game to get more tracks.
  • They are more challenges than the 3DS version.
  • Classic Mode is changed, being based on how well you played.
  • Instead of a pic, clearing the Classic Mode will get you an individual character movie.
  • All-Star Mode will be in reverse-chronological order.
  • There’s a board mode called Smash Tour.
  • There’s a Target Blast mini-game being somehow like Angry Birds.
  • A new Special Orders mode featuring unique challenges from both Master Hand and Crazy Hand.
  • Master Fortress is a new boss battle where it’s needed to beat to Master Code.
  • A lots of playable controllers: Wii U Gamepad, Wii Remote, Wii Remote with Nunchuk, Classic Controller, Classic Controller Pro, Gamecube Controller and also the Nintendo 3DS (if you own the handheld version).

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  • Custom characters can be moved from your 3DS to your Wii U.
  • More trophies than ever before, mostly from console games.
  • Final Smash trophies can be won by surviving All-Star mode with each character.
  • Trophies can also be won in multiplayer Trophy Rush.
  • A Trophy Box to show off all the trophies.
  • There’s a photo studio with lots of options.
  • A mode called Masterpieces will include a lot of Virtual Console demos.
  • Amiibo characters can level up and their stats can be boosted.
  • The Wii LAN adapter works with the Wii U.
  • Notifications on the main menu.
  • There is a Tournament mode, also Nintendo will make ones.
  • The GamePad will mirror the TV screen, also show additional information.
  • You can take screenshots and draw on them.
  • Voice chat between matches.
  • Stage builders, being able to create with the Gamepad.
  • You will be also able to share stages (after an update).
  • There will be a movie player featuring all the trailers!
  • Also an introduction opening video!
  • The Smash CD promotion on Club Nintendo.
  • Bowser Jr. got its trailer.
  • Featured the Koopalings.
  • Mewtwo announced! Still in the works, being released in Spring 2015.
  • Mewtwo will be free for owners of both versions. No price released for the rest.

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About Eric Weichhart

Eric enjoys playing video games in his 3DS XL and Wii U. Platform, puzzles and RPG are his favorites. He doesn't care if a game is 1080p or 720p, it only needs to be fun.