Yesterday, Nintendo launched a later than usual Nintendo Direct live event, which revealed a sizable trailer for Super Smash Bros and its addition of Little Mac from the Punch-Out series. This was part of a larger event that detailed the prospects of the company in the first half of the year, as well as future plans, so be sure to check all our news today.
In the clip, we see a heavily cel-shaded scene, reminiscent of the grimy style Street Fighter uses in later iterations. An iconic pink tracksuit is training in a remote gym, with a known trainer figure.
Little Mac “punches in,” as an announcement. We get to witness some of the gameplay elements that will be featured, mostly of the Nintendo Wii U version of Super Smash Bros.
Since Mac is a boxer, his skillset will revolve heavily on jabbing and tying together large combos. There is, however, also a periodic evade movement we can spot that allows Mac to fluidly dodge attacks while advancing. This could make the fighter a big threat for ranged characters.
Further, larger moves possess traits from other heavy hitters, such as a forward move resembling the Falcon punch or a large uppercut that sends enemies flying.
One of the stranger things in the trailer is only briefly seen around the 1:40 mark. Here, Little Mac suddenly transforms into a giant, muscle-bound beast, in vein of Mr. Hyde.
Along with just Little Mac, Super Smash Bros will also feature a Punch-Out stage, displayed as a boxing ring arena. There are some screenshots for both the Wii U and 3DS version of the game. We’ll post those below.
Little Mac is a logical addition to the Super Smash Bros series, since the entire persona rests on fighting. If you have different thoughts on who should be included, let us know in the comments.