Mewtwo joins Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS on April 28, Lucas coming later

Mewtwo is finally joining the Super Smash Bros. battle on April 28, but he will not be the last combatant to join the battle.

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The April 1 Nintendo Direct kicked off with a reminder that yes, Mewtwo is on his way to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS. The presentation opened with a trailer for the genetically enhanced Pokemon, revealing many of his classic moves from Super Smash Bros. Melee, along with some new tricks. But he's not the only one joining the battle.

Lucas from the Mother series will also return from Super Smash Bros. Brawl as the next DLC character. Lucas is estimated to release in June. Nintendo is turning to the fans for future DLC characters by opening the new Smash Bros. Fighter Ballot, a website that solicits fan feedback for new characters.

Satoru Iwata noted that Mewtwo took some time to design, but added that he's ready to go and he will be ready on April 28 for $3.99 for one version or $4.99 for both. Club Nintendo members that registered their copies of both Smash Bros. games before yesterday, however, will receive a download code on April 15 to get him two weeks early. Mewtwo will arrive alongside version 1.0.6, which will add compatibility with the new character, sharing functionality, as well as character balances. The patch will arrive on April 15 for both games.

Iwata also detailed some of the new cosmetic DLC set to come to Super Smash Bros. soon. Items like the Super Mario 3D World cat suits and Mega Man armor will be available for purchase to deck out your Mii Fighter. Series costumes revealed hailed from a number of series, including The Legend of Zelda, Xenoblade Chronicles, Mega Man X, and Mega Man. The first wave of costume DLC will include a Smash Bros. T-Shirt, a Cat Suit, a Link Outfit, X's Armor, a Dunban Outfit, a Monkey Suit, Majora's Mask, and Proto Man Armor. They'll be available for 75 cents each for one version or $1.15 each for both versions and arrive on April 15. The full bundle can be purchased for $6 on one version or $9.20 for both.

Check out both trailers for Mewtwo and Lucas, as well as the costume DLC video, below.

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