As fans of the Super Smash Bros. franchise are well aware, the highly anticipated fourth installment of the trademark Nintendo series, Super Smash Bros., has been an incredibly long time coming. After Nintendo took the liberty of announcing the game at its E3 2011 press conference, gamers have been awaiting more news. Finally, two years after the games’ reveal for Wii U and 3DS, Nintendo has provided its fans with a look at Super Smash Bros. 4.

The first trailer confirms the return of several veterans to the franchise, with mainstay Ninty characters such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Pikachu, Pit, Kirby, Samus, Link, and Bowser make their roles in the pair of games known. Meanwhile, hot on the heels of Animal Crossing: New Leaf‘s release, The Villager has joined the fray with nothing but his adorable demeanour in tow… along with an axe, shovel and butterfly net.

Of course, following in the footsteps of Super Smash Bros. Brawl, a Super Smash Bros. debut wouldn’t be complete without the confirmation of a third-party guest character, and much to the delight of many that position has been given to Capcom’s notorious blue bomber — Mega Man.

While the fate of other characters remains to be seen (what will become of Metal Gear Solid‘s Snake), the characters confirmed thus far should be enough to have gamers excited for the titles’ imminent arrival in 2014. The difference in style is also noteworthy, and it appears as if the games will feature very different content from one another; with unique stages appearing to be the main difference. That said, all of the characters shown off in the initial debut trailers will make the transition to the 3DS iteration of Smash — Mega Man included.

Nintendo has once again opened up the Super Smash Bros. website, which may be a sign that daily updates are once again on the verge of occurring. If this is the case, then it’s unlikely that it’ll start up for a while yet, but there’s still a lot more of both games to be seen before they make their inevitable debut at some point next year.

Super Smash Bros Wii U 3DS Trailers

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

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