Smash Bros. Wii U: New characters confirmed

Monday, 20th August 2012 09:23 GMT By Dave Cook

Super Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai has revealed that he is currently working on moves for a batch of brand-new characters for the next instalment of the series, rather than narrow down the roster.

It has been reported before that Sakurai plans to scale back the character roster for his upcoming Wii U iteration of Smash Bros. However, Famitsu has reported that Sakurai teased development of new fighters at the Computer Entertaintment Developers Conference in Tokyo over the weekend.

In his address, Sakurai reportedly said of his new Smash Bros. game, “It’s fun making new skills for new characters.”

As the new Smash Bros. is being co-developed by Namco Bandai, there is a rich pool of cameo characters just waiting to be dipped into. Who would you like to see joining the fight?

Thanks ONM.



  1. Christopher Jack

    I really dislike when a franchise known for its roster of playable characters gets cut down. There’s really no excuse, they already have the base templates down for the next game & surely adding new characters couldn’t be that hard. I imagine it might with PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale because they’d have to obtain many licenses for use of the several third party characters. Speaking of which, I hope for the sake of Sony fans they can obtain Crash & even Spyro from ActiVision.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. mrhamster77

    The gameplay of the Smash bros series has never changed all that much, it has always been about new things. I don’t think it should be different for this expansion. I really hope they put in more characters from the Sonic the Hedgehog series,(Blaze the cat in particular)And if this is with namco characters from soul calibur and tekken like Heahachi would be neat as well.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Dan1592

    Who would I like to see joining the fight? I’d like to see Mewtwo, Ridley, the Powerpuff Girls (Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup), and of corse, Pac Man. These are the characters I’m hoping would make it for SSB4.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. OrbitMonkey

    No thanks Ninty, I want my party brawlers in 1080p :-P

    #4 2 years ago
  5. DSB

    I just hope they don’t tack on a campaign mode as retarded as the last one.

    It was just disgraceful :P

    #5 2 years ago
  6. OlderGamer

    Really OM? Makes that much a difference for you? I tend to like 720P over 1080P in some cases because the images are bigger. But generaly speaking it doesn’t make a noticable difference for me. Frame rate on the other hand…

    #6 2 years ago
  7. OrbitMonkey

    ^ Nah, just trolling ;-)

    #7 2 years ago
  8. robabill

    I think nintendo and namco need to think out side the box.

    Every character should have alternate costumes that alter their move sets. For example:-

    Mario’s other costumes (skins)

    Paper mario
    Mario 3 (raccoon mario)
    8 Bit mario
    N64 smash brothers mario
    Gamecube smash brothers mario
    Baby Mario
    Doctor Mario
    etc etc

    This way fans get to battle as the retro mario or other character of their choice.

    I would like to see sonic have a retro skin and move set

    A gameboy version of wario from wario 1 with his power-ups like bull wario, cow wario, dragon wario etc

    Link n64 skin and move set
    Link gamecube skin and move set
    Link windwaker
    Young Link
    8 bit link with a shooting sword
    Majora’s mask link (Can change into a goron, zora, deku etc)
    Twilight link with wolf transformation
    Skyward sword link with his weapons

    I like to see a luigy that uses the vacuum
    a mario 2 luigy that hover jumps and throws vegetables and shy guys.

    I want the gamecube smash bros version of ganon back

    You get the idea… Nintendo characters have many different incarnations

    As for new characters:-

    King scales for star fox adventures
    Black bull from f-zero x and other f-zero characters
    Wart from mario 2
    Baby Bowser
    King K-Rool
    Skull Kid
    Killer instinct characters
    A not so crap mewtwo
    Mii characters with wii sports moves
    lil mac
    Peppy and slippy (even if you hate slippy, it’d be great to have him there for funny custom game purposes)

    Few none nintendo:-

    Metal sonic
    Ninja from metal gear solid
    Axel from streets of rage
    Dwarf from golden axe
    Earthworm Jim
    Soul calibre characters
    Bub and Bob from bubble bobble
    Dig Dug
    Bomberman (we have had wario vs bomberman in the past)
    Custom robot characters.

    Biggest thing we need is a BETTER level editor, in the same leage as Halo reach

    #8 2 years ago
  9. zygloman

    Yeah… and megaman

    #9 2 years ago
  10. polygem

    @8: great list! doshin! great and underrated game. it wasnt flawless but there was something special about it. non nintendo, bubble bobble would be totally cool indeed, played the shit out of this game with my cousin on c64, hundred years ago…and the giana sisters. tails is a must. i love tails. everytime i see tails i must smile. true story. it’s like home to me. i want him in every game i buy.i want tails in gears of war too.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. polygem

    and we all know that the master chief is actually tails.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. monkeygourmet

    Gillius Thunderhead is angry you forgot his name…

    #12 2 years ago
  13. polygem

    boy and his blob

    #13 2 years ago
  14. polygem

    @12: :)

    it’s gilius man. like michelle with one l (the promise ring)

    hahaaaa it was the get up kids

    #14 2 years ago
  15. monkeygourmet


    Boy and his Blob would be good! :) NES game was a classic!

    How about Miyamoto?! He deserves to lay the smack down! :)

    Also Mii’s are a must after playing NSMB U!

    #15 2 years ago
  16. polygem

    miis are a must indeed and i bet smash bros wiiu will have the non specific action figure

    #16 2 years ago
  17. polygem

    miyamoto would be cool and godzilla

    #17 2 years ago
  18. monkeygourmet


    My bad! :)

    Why do Dwarves always carry such big axes anyway? Compensating much?!

    I always thought the object of Golden Axe was to get the ‘Golden Axe’?! Gilius starts the bloody game with it?! Fuck going after Death Adder, just chill in your hobbit hole.

    The Barbarian and female warriors can go out and sort Death Adder out! :)

    #18 2 years ago
  19. polygem

    “Fuck going after Death Adder, just chill in your hobbit hole.”

    if he’ll be in the game he should get a tekken style pre fight sequence saying exactly these words.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. monkeygourmet


    I would be so proud! :)

    I bet some Namco stuff is in there, Dig Dug and…….. Can’t think of many random old Namco stuff? Is Mappy a thing?

    #20 2 years ago
  21. monkeygourmet

    Apparently it is (google helps) but, maybe not good for SSBU! :)

    #21 2 years ago
  22. polygem

    don’t know…never really played those :(

    that katamari guy is namco as well i think? could make a great smash bros char too

    #22 2 years ago
  23. forbiddenXIV

    Hey I think they should add luffy from one piece ichigo from bleach and teenage naruto from naruto shippuden and Toni all reps for viz media

    #23 2 years ago
  24. forbiddenXIV

    I mean goku

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Night Angel

    They should definitely add the new generation Pokemon that is a must.

    I think they should add Kazuya/Jin/Jun from Tekken since the company is working with them. Maybe even Lili or Alisa. Or Leo.

    Also Ghirahim, and Skyward Zelda/Link.

    They need some more KI characters like maybe Palutena or Viridi or Dark Pit.

    Pokemon characters as fighters like Iris or Cilan

    3rd party should be:
    Tails or Knuckles
    Dante from Devil May Cry – Not likely but would be nice! And they had Snake which i kind of thought wasnt exactly a “Nintendo” thing because of his game background.
    Amy Rose
    Sora from Kingdom Hearts – its a chance
    Nene, Hideyoshi, Nobugnoa Oda, Hanbei Takenaka, Ranmaru Mori, or Oichi from Samurai Warriors. I think it would be awesome to have one or more of these characters on Smash Bros.

    I’m hoping some of these or all appear on the new roster. :D

    #25 2 years ago
  26. mike876

    bring back mewtwo to the rooster

    #26 2 years ago
  27. ArthurSataine

    #25 Night Angel, Seriously?! Snake STARTED on Nintendo. Check out the Metal Gear NES games.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Clupula

    @27 – BZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZTT!!!! WRONG! Snake started on MSX. The Metal Gear NES game is a port (and a poor one, at that) of the MSX title. That’d be like saying that Naked Snake started on 3DS because MGS3 got a port.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Clupula

    Snake being in Smash Brothers still makes more sense than Dante, though. Since there has been two ports to Nintendo systems, one original title (the second NES title, the not-approved-by-Kojima Snake’s Revenge), and the remake of MGS1, Twin Snakes, on Gamecube. There have been no games with Dante in them unless you count his appearance in that recent 3DS game.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. two40xwunup

    They should release a Power Ranger, the red ranger, and the special would be the rest of the Rangers come and form Megazord!

    #30 2 years ago

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