Fans were treated to an onslaught of new information about Super Smash Bros. for Wii U during the latest Nintendo Direct presentation. With everything from 8-player Smash Battles to the return of Mewtwo as a playable character being announced, it's easy to overlook new assets for previously known fighters.
It was confirmed during the Direct that, despite being an unlockable combatant in the 3DS version, Bowser Jr. will be available right from the beginning for those that own the Wii U installment of Super Smash Bros.. This lead to the newcomer receiving a cinematic trailer dedicated to his debut in the fighting game franchise.
On par with previous character reveal trailers like Greninja and Robin, Bowser Jr.'s official unveiling managed to be a decent spectacle that fans will undoubtedly appreciate. Of course, as many gamers are already well aware, Bowser's number one son didn't make his debut alone.
The trailer also shows off all of the Koopalings, which are set to be playable in both versions of the latest Super Smash Bros. games. Instead of occupying their own spots on the roster, much like Dark Pit and Doctor Mario, these fighters are simply alternate skin swaps – making their presence on the roster much more tolerable.
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It's not surprising to see Larry, Morton, Wendy, Iggy, Roy, Lemmy, and Ludwig all join the battle, especially considering how prominent the villainous group of Koopas has become in recent Mario titles; the Koopalings even managed to score playable roles in Mario Kart 8.
Despite their inclusion alongside Bowser Jr. in the newest Smash titles, it all comes down to how much fun the fighters are to play. Fortunately, all of these characters (despite playing exactly the same) are a lot of fun to jump into the driver's seat as. Whether unloading cannonballs into Capt. Falcon's face or using the Clown Copter's drill arms send foes flying off the stage, these set newcomers are very satisfying and powerful additions to the series.
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Super Smash Bros. is currently available on the Nintendo 3DS and is scheduled to arrive on the Wii U on November 21, 2014.
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