The trailer focuses on the seven new combatants introduced in the months after the launch of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Super Smash Bros. for 3DS, giving returning players an incentive to check out the multiplatform brawler’s greatly expanded character roster.
The first post-release DLC character to launch for Super Smash Bros. was Mewtwo, who arrived for the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS in April of 2015. Mewtwo previously appeared in the GameCube series installment Super Smash Bros. Melee, and fans had long championed a return for the psychic-powered Pokemon.
June of 2015 marked the release of Fire Emblem’s Roy and Mother 3‘s Lucas as add-on characters for Super Smash Bros. Roy had last surfaced as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Melee, while Lucas was introduced in 2008’s Super Smash Bros. Brawl for the Nintendo Wii.
Ryu, a memorable fighter from Capcom’s Street Fighter series, also joined the battle in June of 2015. Ryu’s Super Smash Bros. incarnation retained many of the character’s classic moves seen throughout the Street Fighter series, including the opponent-stunning Focus Attack from Street Fighter IV.
Final Fantasy VII‘s Cloud Strife emerged as a DLC character in December last year after winning a Nintendo-conducted character popularity poll among fans. Cloud represented the latest addition in an increasingly large roster of Super Smash Bros. characters originally featured in games from non-Nintendo publishers, joining Namco’s Pac-Man, Sega’s Sonic the Hedgehog, and Capcom’s Mega Man and Ryu.
Super Smash Bros’ latest and final content update introduced Fire Emblem Fates‘ Corrin and Sega’s Umbra Witch Bayonetta, bringing the game’s final roster up to a total of 58 playable characters. All add-on content is available for purchase via the Wii U and 3DS eShops.
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