Nintendo Announces Smash Bros. Updates
June 15th, 2015 | by Kevin James Krotz
Lots Of DLC To Be Found
Nintendo kicked off their E3 week by announcing updates and DLC for one of their most popular games, Super Smash Bros. The game launched late last year and Nintendo has been adding the content consistently since to keep the game fresh.
Today, Nintendo announced lots of content that they’ll be launching today and through the rest of the summer.
New Fighters, New Outfits, New Stages
While a leak from the past few days may have spoiled a few of Nintendo’s announcements, these characters still brought a level of excitement to the event.
Nintendo is bringing iconic Street Fighter character Ryu along with bringing back Fire Emblem’s Roy. Both fighters are $3.99 each if you buy them for the Wii U or 3DS separately ($4.99 total if bought together). Ryu also comes with a Suzaku Castle stage.Previously announced Lucas is also being launched today for the same price.
Nintendo also announced that they’re bringing out some new Mii fighter outfits. These outfits include Mega Man.EXE and Zero, Isabelle from Animal Crossing, an inkling boy & girl and “squid hat” from Splatoon, Heihachi from Tekken, and Jacky & Akira from Virtua Fighter. All eight costumes can be bought for $6, or $9.20 if bought for both Wii U and 3DS versions. You can also buy them for $0.75 individually for a single version, or $1.15 for both.
The company also announced new stages for the game. Kirby’s Dreamland stage from the original Smash Bros. on the Nintendo 64 is coming back ($1.99, or $2.99 for both Wii U and 3DS). A free Miiverse stage (which launched on the 3DS version) is coming to the Wii U version as well.
For those that want all the new content, Nintendo is offering a complete DLC pack, which includes Ryu, Roy, and Lucas, along with all the new stages and outfits, for $21.96 on individual systems or $29.16 across both game versions.
Nintendo didn’t stop there, Smash Bros. is also getting an August update that will introduce new tourney modes: regular and community. The company also promised a patch that will include YouTube support for replay sharing.
Finally, Nintendo will be bringing every single playable Smash Bros. fighter to an Amiibo figure. The next wave will arrive in September with the Mii Brawler, Mii Swordfighter, and Mii Gunner, along with R.O.B., Duck Hunt, and Mr. Game & Watch. Falco will be coming this holiday season, followed by MewTwo, Lucas, Roy and Ryu eventually.