Pic of the day. There will be trophies in the 3DS and Wii U games, and each version will boast different types and models. The 3DS trophies will be mainly from handhelds and the Wii U version will feature trophies from the home-console games.” - Masahiro Sakurai
“Master Hand’s glove rips open, and a mysterious substance we’re calling the swarm, er, swarms out. The amount of this substance determines the shape of your final opponent, and you will have to launch it away in small clusters at a time. The higher your intensity, the denser the substance will be.” - Masahiro Sakurai
“Here’s Bass, a trophy for the Wii U version!! When I first saw this, I was really surprised by the quality of this trophy and Treble’s presence. Even though this will only appear as a trophy, this was made from the ground up. Designers really are amazing.
Zero’s here too!! There are also trophies of Roll and Proto Man.” - Masahiro Sakurai
New update from Sakurai on Miiverse! We have a release date for Lucas, the Splatoon Mii Fighter gear, and the Miiverse stage on Smash Wii U: June 14 at 8:00 AM PT (or 11:00 AM ET), right before E3! Mark your calendars, folks!
“We’ve prepared many hats for Mii Fighters…but a lot of them are humorously designed, so it might be hard to coordinate them with flair. You could, of course, choose to not wear the hats at all… It makes me wonder–how is everyone planning to dress up their Mii Fighters? Well, one thing is for sure: the ninja headband worn by the Mii in front should look good with anything.” - Masahiro Sakurai
“I, Takamaru, have waited many years to appear in Super Smash Bros.! Link, Samus, Pit, and I debuted in the same year! Multidirectional Pinwheel Knife Rook Attack!! (FYI, I’m an Assist Trophy.)” - Masahiro Sakurai
“The Levin sword and tomes are Robin’s life lines. The Levin sword can be activated by using smash attacks–you can even activate these moves in midair! However, just like in the original game, the Levin sword can be used only a limited number of times before it breaks, at which point it takes some time to regenerate. When the Levin sword is unavailable, Robin fights using the bronze sword.
The way Robin launches Arcfire is kind of crazy—he or she calls down a bolt of flame from above, then launches a pillar of fire! By the way, Robin’s tome changes with each special attack.” - Masahiro Sakurai
“For the first time in the Smash series, Beam Swords will feature graduated colors. The attack item on the left is the Fire Bar. This is a peculiar weapon that becomes shorter after each swing.” - Masahiro Sakurai
“Unfortunately, I’ve been too busy working on developing the Wii U version that I haven’t had a chance to play Home-Run Contest with my Global Smash Power turned on. So fighters, with the game now released worldwide, how are you faring with your home-run distance and Global Smash Power? I wonder if Ganondorf gives you some advantage.” - Masahiro Sakurai