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Leaked Super Smash Bros. on 3DS copies point to new characters

Some retailers in Japan have broken the street date for Super Smash Bros. on 3DS and some buyers are confirming some of the game's unrevealed characters. Don't click if you don't want the new names spoiled for you.


Super Smash Bros. on Nintendo 3DS arrives in North America on October 3, but it's set to hit Japan on Friday. Meanwhile, a few people in Japan have broken the street date and have begun revealing some of the game's as-yet-unconfirmed characters.

NeoGAF is on top of this, revealing new images and linking to some Twitch streams of the new game. New characters include Earthbound's Ness (a surprising omission to this point) and StarFox's Falco. The latest reveal is for Dark Pit, whose inclusion was teased at the end of the Palutena trailer. New stages are also being revealed, including a 16-bit F-Zero stage set in Mute City, complete with authentic Super NES graphics.

The latest update is that, yes, as previously-rumored, the Duck Hunt Dog is indeed an actual playable character. And as it turns out, it appears that he and his aviary foes have banded together to take out their mutual enemy: everybody else! Even more characters were unveiled throughout the evening, including some returning fighters like Wario, Ganondorf, Dr. Mario (who was absent from Brawl), Jigglypuff, and Mr. Game & Watch. Bowser Jr. in his clown car can also be seen making his Smash Bros. debut, with the Koopa kids available as alternate palette swaps. The final unlockable character appears to be R.O.B., making his return from Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

In more official news, today's Smash Bros Miiverse post revealed a palette swap for Olimar in the form of Pikmin 3's Alph. Both characters will essentially be the same, right down to their inability to use Rock Pikmin.

More characters are expected to be revealed soon and we will update this post when we get the information.

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    September 11, 2014 12:05 AM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Leaked Super Smash Bros. on 3DS copies point to new characters.

    Some retailers in Japan have broken the street date for Super Smash Bros. on 3DS and some buyers are confirming some of the game's unrevealed characters. Don't click if you don't want the new names spoiled for you.

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      September 11, 2014 7:18 AM

      I'm so fucking hype for this game. Last night when I realized that people were getting the gave early, I ended staying up to like 5 in the morning watching streams and soaking in all the information that I could.

      DHD looks awesome BTW. Not only does he use the bored, but his moves summon the gunmen from fellow zapper NES game Wild Gunmen.

      Also Wario. G&W, and Jigglypuff all confirmed to be returning. We're just missing a couple more characters to complete the leak and then we'll be getting into new character territory. Here's hoping for Snake to return, which seems liklier now that it was shown that the Japanese VA for Snake is in the credits, and he's never voiced anything for Nintendo in the past.

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      September 11, 2014 7:22 AM


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      September 11, 2014 7:33 AM

      This is amazing. There's going to be like 50 characters.

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      September 11, 2014 7:41 AM

      If anyone wants to watch a stream of it:

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      September 11, 2014 7:50 AM


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      September 11, 2014 8:52 AM

      More characters have been added in the six hours I slept. The article has been updated.

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      September 11, 2014 9:57 AM

      Small edit check for the article. Dr. Mario was missing from Brawl, not Melee. In fact, he was introduced in Melee.

      Despite that, HYPE!!

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        September 11, 2014 10:46 AM

        Ah snap, that's right! Ok, fixing that up.

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      September 11, 2014 10:40 AM

      Heh. I hope the dog's taunt is that dumb laugh he would do after you didn't hit the ducks

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      September 11, 2014 12:33 PM

      The full roster has been confirmed - it's the same as the leak a few weeks ago, no more surprises.

      It's a great roster all around but I'm quite disappointed in the loss of the Ice Climbers in particular. Hardware limitations or not, they should have figured something out instead of cutting a whole franchise. I actually hated playing them but they were a cool addition.

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        September 11, 2014 12:43 PM

        They were actually a little OP I remember them talking about it on The Smash Brothers documentary. People ignored them until some dude started kicking ass with them.

        Still they were a great addition and had an awesome mechanic.

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        September 11, 2014 1:33 PM

        I'd bet on Ice Climbers coming in as DLC. I'm expecting robust DLC for this game.

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          September 11, 2014 1:47 PM

          And yes, it does appear that the final unlockable character is R.O.B. the Robot

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        September 11, 2014 1:40 PM

        This is the age of DLC. Rosters can change over time now.

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      September 11, 2014 5:18 PM


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