‘Super Smash Bros. for Wii U’ Mega Man vs. Mario Off-Screen Gameplay

Published 1 year ago by , Updated June 13th, 2013 at 5:53 pm,

During E3 2013′s Nintendo Direct, gamers were happy to see that the next entry in the Super Smash Bros. franchise was in development, but were especially delighted to hear there would be two versions of the game: one for Nintendo 3DS and one for Wii U. Better news still, Nintendo released information on three completely new characters joining the fray, including The Villager from Animal Crossing The Trainer from Wii Fit and The Blue Bomber himself, Mega Man.

While the Super Smash Bros. for Wii U trailers have given small glimpses into the look and feel of some of the new characters, there is nothing quite like raw gameplay footage to give an accurate portrayal of how they will actually perform in-game. Since the title is early in development, we weren’t expecting to see that much, so imagine our surprise when Nintendo decided to show off some early gameplay featuring Mega Man at its Pre-E3 show.

Super Smash Bros Mario vs. Mega Man Off-Screen Gameplay

Appropriately, Super Smash Bros. veteran and Nintendo’s main man, Mario, faced the newcomer. What resulted was a short, but furious fight where a vast majority of Mega Man’s moves were shown off. It was established in the trailer that he would have access to a number of powers from various Mega Man bosses, but what we observed was an arsenal of weapons and attacks. It was impressive.

The commentary may be a little hokey, but it managed to produce a few chuckles from the crowd, and gives a little more insight as to what moves are being utilized. While we would have absolutely loved to see Mega Man’s Final Smash, we were more than content with this preview and we’re looking forward to seeing more from him and all the new characters — yes, even the Wii Fit Trainer.

Stay tuned to Game Rant for more on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, and continue watching our coverage of E3 2013.

Super Smash Bros. will be coming to the Wii U and 3DS in 2014.

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TAGS: Animal Crossing, Capcom, E3 2013, Mega Man, Namco Bandai, Nintendo, Super Smash Bros., Wii Fit

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  1. THIS IS AMAZING! I cannot WAIT for this game!

  2. That sudden death was hilarious. I think Sakurai was actually playing as Meg Man.

  3. I kinda feel that megaman’s move set is a little too op… Fighters that are well at long range are weak at cqc and vice versa, but it looks like he accels at both…

  4. I wanted the guy to just shut up, but that “and boom goes the dynamite” was so well placed, I forgave him for his rambling.

  5. Best news all week along with everything else Sony related

  6. “Mario, you gonna step (up)?”.
    Where do they find these people? Why are the terminally unhip given the role of introducing us to cutting edge consumer tech? I mean, I know it’s computer geeks who build our toys, but just as the film nerd may write Sam Jackson’s badass lines, he usually knows better than to present them to us himself. (Tarantino damages his own legacy very time he opens his mouth or appears in public acting like a hotshot….)

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