If you’ve always dreamed of fighting Mario, Link and the rest of Nintendo’s beloved cast of characters, you—yes, you—will get your chance in the next iteration of Super Smash Bros.
Nintendo announced at E3 Tuesday that Miis, the user-created avatars used in games on both the Wii and Wii U, will be playable characters in Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U. The characters will not only be changeable in appearance—Nintendo showed off designs based on Ice-T, Abraham Lincoln and Elijah Wood in a gaemplay trailer—but they’ll also have different fighting styles. The Miis can be designated as swordfighters, brawlers or gunners, and each fighting type will have its own selection of different special moves. In total, the Miis will have 36 special moves to choose from, making them the most customizable characters in Smash Bros. history.
Other newcomers to the new Smash Bros. games include Punch-Out!! star Little Mac, the Pokemon Greninja, the villager from Animal Crossing and the trainer from Wii Fit.
The Wii U version of Super Smash Bros. is slated for a holiday release, while a similar version for the 3DS will launch this summer.
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