Character Predictions for Smash Brothers Wii U
While the original Smash Brothers on the Nintendo 64 had a limited line up of the main Nintendo franchises that included Mario, Bowser, Link, Pikachu and Donkey Kong, the next two installments of the game has not only increased the game play in terms of vamped up graphics, additional modes to play in, more connectivity and an expansion of stages, but each installment has also offered brand new playable characters, some of which were not always conventional picks.
Super Smash Brother’s Melee for the Gamecube began a good trend for setting the standard for additional materials in the franchise. The addition of Mewtwo (though surprisingly weak for no justifiable reason), Ganondorf, Pichu, Roy and Marth, and the other additional roster invitees made a game that has such a simple premise as to knock each other off a stage into a game that has hours upon of hours of play value.
The Wii version in the series was meant to eliminate a lot of the character duplicates (did not do a good job of it) and bring more playable characters to the series. Gamers were surprised to see Snake, Sonic and even R.O.B. make their debut, along side with other characters such as Wario and Lucario.
Nintendo’s long history is filled with not just the main franchises that we all can name off like Mario, Zelda, Donkey Kong, Metroid… but also some more subtle franchises as Pikmin, Nintendogs, Animal Crossing and even Punch Out!!. While details are still scarce on the upcoming Smash Brother’s Wii U game, here is a list of 5 character predictions that may see their debut in this generation.
1. Luigi’s Mansion Ghost or King Boo: The Nintendo 3DS is releasing the sequel to the popular Gamecube title, Luigi’s Mansion, which means that sucking up ghosts will be cool again and still in gamer’s minds when the Smash Brother’s Wii U version comes out. The game offers a wide range of ghosts that could be used, including the formidable King Boo, giving Nintendo and the game’s developers plenty of room to express creativity and versatility in this character creation. The ghosts in the game are shown to have both physical and special attacks, making this addition a no brainer.
2. Pac Man: Bandai Namco was just announced as one of the developers for the Smash Brother’s Wii U game. Since the Wii installment saw some cross over characters such as Sonic and Snake, it would not be a stretch to assume that Nintendo would allow for Pac Man to enter into their all out brawl fest. Pac Man has already made his debut with Mario in the Mario Kart arcade games, so giving him a few attack moves could easily be implemented
3. King k Rool: Nintendo allowed Retro to bring Donkey Kong back to life just as they did a decade before with RARE, but surprisingly absent from the game was the kremlings. King Rool has pure brute size and has shown versatility in the Donkey Kong Country and Donkey Kong 64 games as being able to adapt to the environment around him and use different methodologies for attack. As a common rumored character, it may be his time to finally make the cut.
4. Zoroark: Nintendo abandoned Mewtwo and replaced him with Lucario in the Wii version, so with the addition of hundreds of these fighting animals every generation, it is likely that Lucario won’t be around for a second time. His successor is likely to be a popular character from the Black and White generation, leading Zoroark to be a natural pick. He along with his pre-evolved form were the first Pokemon to be revealed in the current generation of Pokemon, and have become popular event Pokemon that also demonstrate power and pure class in the movie installments. Pokemon has since moved away from the original classes of only electric, leaf and fire types, so now it is time to show off a Dark type in combat form. Though for a retro point of view, a Mewtwo that isn’t terrible would also be a welcome addition.
5. Ganon: Ganondorf made his debut already, but despite showing off a giant sword and having a large arsenal of weapons in the Legend of Zelda franchise, he was limited to being a pure duplicate of Captain Falcon due to pure laziness from developers. Princess Zelda can transform with a down B move, so why not bring Ganondorf back into the mix while offering the ability to transform into Ganon as well? Instead of having him do a weird down kick move, they could actually have him utilize the sword and dark magic that made him the conqueror of Hyrule on multiple occassions.
Your favorite isn’t on the list? Is this list the best out there? Share your thoughts in the comment section below. Tell us who you would like to see, attacks they could use, and why or why not a character should make the cut. Don’t be shy to go all out. Epona might make the list along with a Beagle from Nintendogs. Anything is fair game.
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