E3 2015: Ryu from Street Fighter and Roy leaked for Super Smash Bros. Wii U, 3DS

Some of Nintendo's big news surrounding Super Smash Bros. has been leaked as both Ryu and Roy will be entering the ring.


Nintendo is set to make a major announcement regarding Super Smash Bros. tomorrow morning, but it appears some eagle-eyed fans of the series have discovered Street Fighter’s Ryu and Fire Emblem’s Roy will be making an appearance in both the Wii U and 3DS versions of Nintendo’s popular fighting series.

The leak comes from data miners exploiting the Japanese update for both games that was released earlier than they were supposed to. In addition to Ryu and Roy, a number of other assets were discovered including a Splatoon trophy, some new stages like DreamLand 64, and Mii costumes from the Virtua Fighter, Tekken, Mega Man, and Animal Crossing series. Ryu’s stage from Street Fighter II was also discovered.

This isn’t the first leak Nintendo has faced prior to its E3 Digital Showcase as the 3DS version of Hyrule Warrios was also leaked by Koei Tecmo earlier this week. The leak came by way of a YouTube video on Koei Tecmo’s official YouTube channel showcasing Hyrule Warriors on the 3DS, although it was taken down shortly after. These are two substantial surprises Nintendo had up its sleeve entering E3 2015, although it doesn’t deter us from being excited about these two pieces of news. We look forward to see what else the company has up its sleeves, that is, unless everything gets leaked prior to their showcase.

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      June 13, 2015 8:26 AM

      No King K.Rool saddens me..... To me Ryu makes littles sense and roy is ANOTHER FE character.......

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        June 13, 2015 9:20 AM

        Yeah, would've rather seen King K instead of Roy, Ryu worksbetter than any other Street Fighter character.

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          June 13, 2015 9:47 AM

          There are other third party Characters how deserve this honor but honestly Ryu did not come to mind one time..... The TMNT or Simon Belmont wouldve worked better in my opinion

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            June 13, 2015 6:18 PM

            I was just saying if they were going to pick up a SF character it would be Ryu. Would've liked to see a lot of other characters first too.

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      June 13, 2015 9:24 AM

      So it was time they added Roy, I get it, but why do we have 4 Fire Emblem characters!? I was hoping the would add Solid Snake back in :/

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      June 13, 2015 11:11 AM

      Adding a Street Fighter character makes sense, especially one from SF2. SF has appeared on countless platforms, but I still consider the original SF2 a cousin of Nintendo since the Big N was able to lock down an exclusive for the first home port of the arcade game.

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        June 13, 2015 4:05 PM


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          June 13, 2015 5:31 PM


          This link has a complete breakdown of his moveset. He's actually really unique as, unlike ever other character, he has input specific moves, like Street Fighter. For example, normal Hadoken is set to neutral special, which is B, in this game. But, if you do a quarter-circle special, the Hadoken does more damage. Doing a half-circle special makes it slower, but bigger and hit multiple times. Up-B is Shoryuken in this game, but if you do Forward, Down, Down-Forward, it does more damage. Every special, including his side b Tatsumaki Senpukyaku and his Down b Focus Attack are like this. For his regular A attacks, a quick tap will make it do the weak version, and hold it for the strong version, and you can cancel and stuff. I'm not a street fighter fan, but i've already seen fans online saying that he can cancel his attacks and do combos similar or the same as in Street Fighter, which would probably make him the most input technical fighter in the roster so far.

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            June 13, 2015 5:45 PM

            That's crazy. Smash attacks aside, are there any other characters where the duration of button presses determines attack strength?

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              June 13, 2015 6:19 PM

              Some special attacks can be charged, i.e. Fire Emblem characters sword, Samus' charge beam, etc., so the duration of button presses determines attack strength. But if we're just talking about standard attacks, disregarding smash attacks, no. Ryu's definitely a character that's going to be unique to the Smash roster, but I would love to hear a competitive Street Fighter fan comment on his moveset.

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                June 13, 2015 6:48 PM

                Yeah, I meant for standard attacks. Super unique and cool, he plays like nothing else in the game

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              June 13, 2015 6:33 PM

              There are a few charge up specials.

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                June 13, 2015 6:47 PM

                Right. I main Lucina and neutral charge-B out of forward jumps is something I use all the time.

                I guess I meant this for primary A-button attacks.

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              June 13, 2015 10:42 PM

              Oh yea, and Ryu's the first smash characters to have two Final Smashes.

              Shin Shoryuken: http://gfycat.com/QuestionableSpectacularBlesbok

              Shinku Haduken: http://gfycat.com/QuestionableSpectacularBlesbok

              The first is used if the enemy is close. The second is used if the enemy is far. Cool stuff.

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            June 13, 2015 6:19 PM

            Good lord, and I thought Smash was complex enough as it was.

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      June 13, 2015 1:21 PM

      Ryu is a cool addition, but Roy??? Come on man, they must be out of ideas already.

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      June 13, 2015 4:08 PM

      There would probably have been no Smash if it wasn't for Street Fighter and Ryu is a welcome addition. Must have Ryu amiibo!!!!

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      June 13, 2015 5:38 PM

      Ryu is an awesome addition, and I love Roy being back being a big fan of Smash Bros. Melee and the Fire Emblem series. I know some people here are going to hate on there being 4 Fire Emblem characters, but the Fire Emblem series is huge in Japan and Roy was easily the most wanted veteren of Smash to come back after Mewtwo. Plus, it's a lot easier clone a character than to make a new one from scratch. It's an easy way to make people who want him happy and make Nintendo big money. Coupling him with a big new 3rd party character makes his entrance more known to people who don't follow the Smash scene since "Ryu and Roy join Smash 4" is a much better headline than just "Roy returns to the Smash series."

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      June 13, 2015 9:15 PM

      Ryu's design is so unique, like nothing else in Smash. This only makes me want Splatoon Inklings in Smash more. You could do so much with standard attacks and Final Smashes (Kraken, Inkstrike, etc)

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        June 13, 2015 10:14 PM

        I hope that happens, that could be a fun addition.

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          June 13, 2015 10:20 PM

          There aren't a lot of gunner characters either. Inkling could also turn into a squid when ducking, etc etc. Lots of things they could do with those characters

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