Nintendo released their final round of additional fighters for their immensely popular Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Super Smash Bros. for 3DS on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016.
Bayonetta, the main character of the Bayonetta series and winner of the Smash Ballot, and Corrin, the main protagonist and avatar character of the newly released (releasing on February 19, 2016 in the U.S.) Fire Emblem: Fates found their newest battlefield to be among video game legends.
Upon first glance it is easy to see the amount of detail Masahiro Sakurai and co. put into these fabulous fighters. Each character is rendered true to form in Smash Bros. style while maintaining their designs from their original games.
Corrin follows the path of Robin, the Fire Emblem: Awakening avatar fighter, by allowing players to choose between male and female versions of the character. While one may first view Corrin as just another Fire Emblem fighter, they are anything but ordinary. What makes Corrin especially unique is their ability to transform into a dragon, which is implemented beautifully within game. As a combo goes on, the character phases in and out of their human and dragon forms. This is as wonderful to watch as it is to play.
Bayonetta maintains a variety of her signature moves from both of her hit games. Those who have played either Bayonetta or Bayonetta 2 will see the striking similarities between her classic attacks and her Super Smash Bros. moves. Nearly all of her attacks can be used to create a long running combo that can be prolonged with her trusty side arms by holding down the A button. This is done in a way that will be instantly familiar to Bayonetta fans.What’s especially satisfying is pulling off her signature Witch Time ability, which allows her to dodge an enemy attack and then slow down time. Following this technique with a smash attack is one of many fantastic finishing moves Bayonetta has at her disposal.
Now that all of the additional characters have been released, players can really dive into the game and find out who fits their play style best. While this may be the end of Nintendo’s planned DLC, it is only the beginning of this installment of Super Smash Bros. There are plenty of matches to be held and scores to be settled among friends, family, and competitors.
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Nintendo has yet to release all of their supported amiibo for Super Smash Bros. Roy, Ryu, and the Famicom version of R.O.B. will be released in the U.S. on March 18th, 2016. The release dates of Cloud, Bayonetta, and Corrin have yet to be confirmed.