Little Mac joins Smash Bros for Wii U and 3DS

Today's Nintendo Direct kicked off with a new competitor for the new Super Smash Bros.: Little Mac from Punch-Out!

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Today's Nintendo Direct kicked off with a new competitor for the new Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and 3DS and he's no stranger to one-on-one combat. Little Mac from the Punch-Out series has been promoted from Assist Trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl to full-on playable character.

The trailer below shows Little Mac training, as he receives instructions from faithful trainer Doc Louis, who may or may not be eating a chocolate bar as he shouts his words of encouragement. In addition to showing off his fleet feet and boxing prowess, the Punch-Out star will also have a unique power meter that rapidly builds up with successful blows, not unlike his signature series. Building up this meter will lead to KO-caliber punches. Mac is also shown hulking out in what will presumably be his Final Smash attack.

This brings the Super Smash Bros. roster up to 23 and counting.

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    February 13, 2014 2:06 PM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Little Mac joins Smash Bros for Wii U and 3DS.

    Today's Nintendo Direct kicked off with a new competitor for the new Super Smash Bros.: Little Mac from Punch-Out!

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      February 13, 2014 2:59 PM

      THIS is the kind of character announcement I've been waiting for! That is awesome.

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      February 13, 2014 3:16 PM

      Pretty awesome. Not entirely unexpected, but still a nice surprise.

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        February 13, 2014 3:31 PM

        I thought he'd be relegated to Assist Trophy-status again. This is a really cool surprise for me.

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      February 13, 2014 3:34 PM

      That's the best one yet.

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        February 13, 2014 3:42 PM

        Dude, Mega Man.

        Is there a single character in all of video games more appropriate for SSB?

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      February 13, 2014 3:46 PM

      i really hope nintendo forces this version of smash to be played at evo. get that gamecube garbage out of here

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        February 13, 2014 3:53 PM

        My wish is for Nintendo to let them stream Melee and tell the tournament organizers, "But in exchange, we want a half-hour of time to show off the new Smash Bros," like what Double Helix did last year for Killer Instinct. Being full-on antagonistic would be utterly foolish on their part.

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      February 13, 2014 3:56 PM

      Awesome!!! That trailer got me even more hyped for the game :)

      Just for that, I'm gonna have to actually finish beating Punch Out for the NES and SNES soon!

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      February 15, 2014 3:57 PM

      Sure. Yeah. Why make an entry in an already neglected franchise when you can do this?

      Harumph.

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