It’s hard to please every fan with the roster that’s featured in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, but there’s no lack of trying on the part of Nintendo. After announcing that Mewtwo would be returning as a playable fighter in the home console and portable iterations of the beloved Nintendo all-star fighting game, many longtime followers of the series were hoping that additional fighters would be added via DLC.
Despite claims stating that no premium add-ons would be coming to the latest Super Smash Bros. games, however, the Big N announced that the fan-favorite veteran Lucas would be rejoining the fray as a paid piece of additional content. The veteran fighter first made his debut in Brawl before failing to return in the latest pair of games, but the recent Nintendo Direct presentation shocked gamers by confirming that the Mother 3 protagonist is on his way back.
The telekinetic boy wonder will be made available for purchase at some point in June 2015 for an undisclosed price, and he won’t be the last of the DLC either. Nintendo is also polling gamers to see which fighters they want to appear as downloadable content in the future – much to the delight of Smash fans the world over. And to appease diehard collectors, each and every character that appears in the future (including Lucas and Mewtwo) will receive their very own amiibo figures.
Of course, Mewtwo has been one of the most highly requested veterans and the legendary Pokemon’s imminent return was finally given a release date. Those that purchased both the Wii U and 3DS versions of Smash Bros. and registered them both on Club Nintendo will receive a code to access the psychic-type monster on April 15, 2015. Meanwhile, those that either didn’t get both versions or failed to register will be able to buy Mewtwo on April 28, 2015 for a fee.
This playable Pokemon can be picked up for $3.99 USD on either the Wii U or 3DS, but those hoping to score the character can pay a premium $4.99 USD to have Mewtwo be playable in both versions. Pricing hasn’t been announced for future fighters, but it’s likely that Lucas and company will be priced similarly – if not identically.
All of this content is a sight for sore eyes for fans that have been longing to see the premise of downloadable add-ons make its debut in Smash, but – given the similar support for recent games like Mario Kart 8 – this move seemed more like an inevitability than a long shot. It’s hard to say what other fan-suggested fighters will make the cut, but only time will tell.
How do you think Mewtwo looks in its debut trailer? Are you excited to see Lucas make his triumphant return?