Gamers have been enjoying Super Smash Bros. for 3DS since the beginning of October, and the game has been far from deprived of sales – managing to sell over 2.8 million copies worldwide. The franchise is adored by hardcore and casual gamers as a result of its pickup-and-playability and star-studded cast, but many fans were disappointed by one particular character's absence.
After missing out on Super Smash Bros. Brawl, gamers were wondering where the Legendary Pokemon Mewtwo was. The fighter quickly became a favorite amongst players in Melee as a result of the genetic feline's unique moveset, and were saddened to see the character receive the axe in the Wii iteration. This lead to fans holding out hope for a return in the new Super Smash Bros. games, which they once again were disheartened to see the character fail to return – until today.
During the latest Nintendo Direct, it was revealed that fans that own both the Wii U and 3DS versions of Super Smash Bros. will be able to download Mewtwo free of charge. Fans who qualify for the add-on combatant will be able to download the Pokemon at some point during Spring 2015 for both versions of the game, but a specific date wasn't mentioned during the Nintendo Direct.
This is a great incentive for gamers to pickup both versions of the latest Smash installments, but fans that are unable to invest in both shouldn't despair. It's likely that the Big N will offer Mewtwo to gamers for a fee, which is still a penny-pinching pain in the butt, but it's a decent option for those hoping to play as yet another character.
More details should be arriving from Nintendo later, but for now fans can now look forward to at least one more challenger joining the battle. This could also mean that future fighters will be added as downloadable content, but it's hard to say what other mascots could possibly be joining the battle if that's the case. Whatever happens, it's safe to see that we're happy to see the clone make his triumphant return in the latest Super Smash Bros. games.
What do you think of Mewtwo's return to Super Smash Bros.? Will you be picking up both versions of the game?
Super Smash Bros. is currently available on Nintendo 3DS and is scheduled to arrive on Wii U this November 21.
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