Two Veterans Return in 'Super Smash Bros. for Wii U'

Super Smash Bros Wii U 3DS Rob Ganondorf

By this point it's likely that gamers are well acquainted with the final roster that can be accessed in the new Super Smash Bros. games. The 3DS version has been available since the beginning of October in regions outside of Japan (racking up a worldwide total of 2.8 million copies sold in the process) so fans have had an ample amount of time to unlock fighters.

With that in mind, Nintendo has still been slowly releasing information about unlockable characters through its official Super Smash Bros. website. Since gamers have only been acquainted with the look of many of the mascots featured in the portable iteration, there's an understandable desire to see what these established combatants look like on the more powerful Wii U console. With that in mind, the latest pair of fighters to get the high definition treatment are none other than R.O.B. and The Legend of Zelda's reoccurring baddie Ganondorf.

This duo is all too familiar with the fight franchise, with Ganondorf making his playable debut in Super Smash Bros. Melee and R.O.B. joining the roster in Brawl. Their inclusion, although expected, is still great for gamers that have grown to enjoy their presence within the game, but there have been a couple of modifications made to the characters since their last appearance.

For instance, Zelda's main antagonist is able to use his sword in lieu of his traditional Warlock Punch special. This maneuver is solely accessible through the customization options, but it's nice to see the king of darkness finally utilizing one of the main weapons in his arsenal. Other than that, the character's moveset is similar to past installments, which makes the fighter very familiar to those that play as the fan-favorite Capt. Falcon.

Super Smash Bros Wii U 3DS Ganondorf

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R.O.B., on the other hand, has retained his original moveset in its entirety, with only one major exception to be found. The classic NES peripheral has a brand new Final Smash that he can be seen using in the new screenshots – appropriately titled the Super Diffusion Beam. This finishing attack is much more grandiose than the one that debuted in Brawl, and should have no problem clearing a group of weakened enemies off of the screen.

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These characters join the likes of Wario, Falco and Ness that were previously featured in the hidden characters section of the official Smash Bros. website. These fighters are also accompanied by the likes of the unlockable clone characters Dr. Mario and Dark Pit, which longtime fans of the fighting game franchise weren't too thrilled to see occupying spots on the roster. Still, R.O.B. and Ganondorf are fine additions the game that add to the robust selection of fighters found on-disc.

Fans that have already torn through the 3DS installment will know that there are still four more unlockable combatants left to be shown off in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Those in-game screenshots should be coming sooner rather than later, so stay tuned to Game Rant for high-definition images of those hidden fighters as soon as they're made available.

Were you glad to see R.O.B. and Ganondorf make their triumphant return in the latest Super Smash Bros. installments? Let us know in the comments!


Super Smash Bros. is currently available on 3DS, and will be arriving on Wii U on November 21, 2014.

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Source: Nintendo

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