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E3 2015: Super Smash Bros. adds Ryu, Roy, and lots more content starting today

Nintendo has announced a number of downloadable content as well as new features for Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS that includes yesterday’s leak of Street Fighter’s Ryu and Fire Emblem’s Roy.

As we learned yesterday, both Roy and Ryu are currently available to download as well as Lucas. Pricing for both Lucas and Roy stands at $3.99 each for either the Wii U or 3DS version, while accessing them on both versions of the game will cost $4.99 each. Ryu, on the other hand, is priced at $5.99 for either version and $6.99 for both versions and comes with his stage, Suzaku Castle.

Nintendo put a little more work into Ryu and his stage than other content as he’s able to perform all of his signature special moves and has two final smashes. Players can perform his signature Hadouken with the press of a button, but if they match the original input (Down + Down/Right + Right + A), it will result in a stronger attack. The same goes for his other special moves, Shoryuken and Hurricane Kick. As for the final smashes, the Shinku Hadouken will be his default attack, although if his final smash is activate close to an opponent, he’ll perform a Shin Shoryuken.

A plethora of Mii Fighter suits are also being made available today that includes costumes from the Mega Man, Animal Crossing, Splatoon, and Virtua Fighter series that are available for $0.75 each on either Wii U or 3DS and $1.15 each for both versions. Here’s a list of all the costumes that are available for Mii Fighters and what specific Mii Fighter it’s available for:

  • Megaman.EXE (Gunner)
  • Zero (Swordfighter)
  • Isabelle (Gunner)
  • Inkling Boy & Inkling Girl (Gunner)
  • Squid Hat
  • Jacky (Brawler)
  • Akira (Brawler)

The classic Super Smash Bros. Nintendo 64 stage Dream Land has returned and is available for both the 3DS and Wii U versions of Smash Bros. Pricing for the stage is set at $1.99 for either console, $2.99 for both. A new Miiverse-themed stage will also be available starting today that will allow those using the service to interact with its fighters by posting custom Miiverse messages throughout the battle. Lastly, Nintendo is working on two additional stages based on classic Super Smash Bros. stages: Hyrule Castle and Peach’s Castle.

Super Smash Bros. will also support a new tournament mode in August that will feature community tourneys as well as regular tournaments that will only be available during certain times of the year. Creating YouTube clips will also be much easier as Nintendo will allow replay videos to be uploaded directly on the service from within Super Smash Bros.

Last, but certainly not least, is the new wave of amiibo figures that will include R.O.B., Duck Hunt, Mr. Game & Watch, Samus Aran, Ganondorf, Dr. Mario, Bowser Jr., and each Mii Fighter. The new wave will be available in September with additional figures of all fighters from the Super Smash Bros. game expected to become available in the coming months. And yes - that means both Ryu and Roy will get the amiibo treatment.

While we already knew Ryu and Roy were heading to Super Smash Bros., it's great to see not all of today's surprises were spoiled by yesterday's leak. And best of all, the majority of everything Nintendo discussed during its Super Smash Bros. presentation should be available as you read this.

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