The Final Smash Bros. Presentation: Settling the Roster

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

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The Final Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS presentation was today, featuring a number of new characters for the game. Who made it in? Who won the poll? Let’s find out.

Male Corrin from Fire Emblem Fate - Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS Female Corrin from Fire Emblem Fate - Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS

To start, we get the main character for the new Fire Emblem Fates, Corrin. Just like Robin, Corrin will be playable as both a male and female in-game. No new stage will be added. However, music from the new game will be featured. Corrin will be available in February.

Cloud - Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS 01 Cloud - Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS 02
Cloud - Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS 03 Cloud - Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS 04

Next, we get a new look at Cloud Strife, the character revealed during the last Nintendo Direct. The new stage coming with him is Midgar, which will feature summons that any character can use. The stage will be available in both versions. You can purchase Cloud today.

Geno Mii Fighter Costume - Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS

But that’s not all. New Mii Fighter costumes will be coming as well. Featured was Square Enix’s Geno from Super Mario RPG. Other costumes coming will include the following:

  • Chocobo Hat
  • Bionic Armor
  • Takamaru
  • Ashley (WarioWare)
  • Gil (The Tower of Druaga)
  • Tails (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Knuckles (Sonic the Hedgehog)

And if you want lookalike Mii Fighters, you can download the Mii via QR Code on the Smash website.

Battle Armor Mii Fighter Costume - Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS Takamaru - Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS
Ashley - Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS Knuckles Mii Fighter Costume - Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS

One more fighter was announced, and this was the winner of the Super Smash Bros. ballot, winning worldwide as well as in Europe and coming in the top 10 in North America. That fighter is none other than Bayonetta. Yep, the character thought “too hot for Smash” — thanks to promotions in Playboy for Bayonetta 2 — is the final character to be included into Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS. Some moves will require her hair outfit, although it doesn’t seem like it will go farther than leaving her in a mini-dress (you know, because it’s a T-rated game). Bayonetta will have her outfits from both games as well a color swap inspired by Jeanne.

Bayonetta - Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS

The new stage coming with her will be Umbra Clock Tower, based on the opening scene from the first game. Songs from both games, as well as special remixes for Smash, will be added as well. Our favorite witch was given a February release window.

bayonetta smash

And now that we have that announcement, it does seem a little anti-climatic to say that R.O.B., Roy, and Ryu will have their amiibo figures released on March 18th, 2016. Cloud, Corrin, and Bayonetta will also be receiving figures as well with a release date to be determined later.


And that is all she wrote. Once all is said and done, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS will have a total of 58 characters with 84 stages (assuming you purchase all the DLC fighters). What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.

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Jeff has been a supporter of the website and campaign since the beginning. Joining in for E3 2012, he worked his way up the ranks quickly, making it to the Editing Manager post at the beginning of 2013. Jeff has a wide variety of tastes when it comes to gaming and pretty much likes anything that is quirky, although his favorite genres are Action, Platforming, and RPG. Outside of gaming, Jeff is a musician, being trained as a trombonist for Jazz and Classical music, and holds a degree in Sound Recording.




  • Thomas

    You know what.
    Fuck Corrine and fuck Sakurai to death.

    • Lynn Kitty

      Woah, someone’s mad their character didn’t get in

    • Gemnist

      I’m not. I voted for Bayonetta 😛

      But seriously, enough with the Fire Emblem characters – yes, Awakening was a huge success and Fates will also be one, but could you not promote the series so much because of it?

    • Lynn Kitty

      Well, it’s not that strange. Fire Emblem is huge in japan and has been out since the NES.

    • Capt. Muffin

      I’m so sorry Shovel Knight didn’t get in, better luck next time.

    • Thomas

      And fuck you too.

    • Capt. Muffin

      Your salt, it sustains me.

    • Lord Ackercocke

      My god, i luv this retort, Totally stealing it lol

    • Thomas

      Get stuffed you Fire Emblem Fuckboy!

    • Even though Bayo wasn’t my top choice, I’m not going to be a little bitch about it to Sakurai.

      Smash 4 is the best Smash. Seriously what other game do you get to have Link knock Clouds teeth out finally, Mega Man duke it out with Pac-man all in one place.

      Not to mention that Mewtwo and Roy made it back along with Lucas. Games great regardless of whether you like Bayo or not. Don’t like her, don’t have to download her as DLC.

  • nonymoose

    I’m disappointed it wasn’t Shantae.

    • Lynn Kitty

      I was hoping for Isaac or a Tales of character. But I think that Corrin and Bayonetta are still interesting and will bring some flair until the next super smash

  • Hogtree Octovish

    Pretty happy about Bayonetta being the final reveal, given that she was top of my “want but don’t think will ever get in” list (well her and Snake, but Snake’ll probably never return, for obvious reasons 🙁 ).
    And another character with a British VA is always a good thing in my opinion.
    And for those who care, it also means another female character in Smash Bros.
    So it’s a win-win, in my opinion.

    But Corrin, I don’t get it.
    Do we really need another Fire Emblem rep (especially one from a game that hasn’t even been released outside of Japan)?
    I’m not mad, I’m just very confused.
    It’s just a waste.

    • Gemnist

      I agree wholeheartedly, although if the “outside Japan” thing was true we wouldn’t have Fire Emblem characters at all.

  • Jan

    This is directed towards all the QQ-ers.

    Seriously, do any of you think before you start typing angrily on your keyboards? Be more conscious of the things you say. All the people complaining feel so entitled and get so mad when something doesn’t go their way. If you’re unhappy about it, don’t fucking buy the DLC. It’s just that simple. Especially the people complaining about Corrin making it in. You whine about FE characters, but look how many Mario characters are in the game. There’s already a handful of third party characters too and you should be grateful they were even considered. It takes a lot of time and effort to create a DLC character from scratch (and not to mention a whole game). And don’t forget you have to get permission from the companies who own the rights to said characters. There’s a lot of back and forth and lots of work into the whole process but no one ever sees that.

    The final presentation did what I hoped it would do. Focused on new info and characters under the NINTENDO label. Sakurai exceeded anyone’s expectations with this game and to expect even more from him is nothing short of being an a-hole. Smash 4 is wrapped up now so learn to live with it already. Get over being an entitled brat.

    I’m overall pleased with how the game has progressed up to this point. Sakurai DID listen to fans but let’s face it. You can’t please everyone.

    • Hogtree Octovish

      So essentially what you’re saying is people can’t be disappointed.

      And yeah, I stand my opinion that adding the main character from a game that hasn’t even been released outside of Japan as a DLC character is pretty stupid (especially when FE already has a DLC-only rep [Roy]).

      And you do realise how much more popular the Mario franchise is than Fire Emblem? (Of course, that might just be because there’s (according to MarioWiki.com, at least) over 250 Mario games, but still.)

      (And I don’t even want another Mario character in Smash (well maybe Waluigi, but only half-jokingly). I personally would’ve preferred the female Squid Kid from Splatoon.)

      (And I say the female one not for “diversity” reasons, but because she looks cuter.)

      I do agree with you on the premise of not buying it if you dislike it.
      But as you say, you can’t please everyone and people should be allowed to air their grievances, no matter how petty they seem to you.

    • Thomas

      Yeah its totally okay to have six FE character and zero Tales, Golden Sun, or any other characters that would have been better than fucking Robin Dragon Sue.
      Get a fucking brain you fucking cuckold fuckface.