Captain Olimar Will Return In The New Super Smash Bros.

Captain Olimar Will Return In The New Super Smash Bros.

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The latest update to the official Smash Bros. website reveals that Olimar and his Pikmin will return in the new game.

It looks Like Captain Olimar and his trusty Pikmin sidekicks/cannon fodder will be joining Mario, Donkey Kong, Link, Samus, Pikachu, Bowser and Pit as a returning character from Super Smash Bros. Brawl. An announcement on the official Smash Bros. website showcases a variety of Wii U screenshots of the Captain doing his thing.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Olimar used red, blue, yellow, purple and white Pikmin in the majority of his attacks, with each one having a different ability. In the upcoming Pikmin 3, two new types of Pikmin make an appearance: the rock Pikmin and the flying Pikmin. None of the new screenshots show these new Pikmin, so it's not known if Olimar's arsenal will be extended in the new game.

Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai previously stated that he was really "stressed out" deciding the new Smash roster, and that he was looking to cut down on some of the less unique characters from Brawl. Olimar, who was only introduced to the series in Brawl, is pretty much the definition of unique, so i'm glad he made the cut.

The last revealed character for the new game, the Wii Fit Trainer, raised a couple of eyebrows. Sakurai later justified her addition by explaining that she was "not a choice we made for the sake of cheap novelty."

What do you guys think? Does Olimar deserve his place? Are there other Brawl fighters that are more deserving? Considering the new Pikmin game is just about to come out, it does seem like a sneaky little bit of cross-promotion from Nintendo.

Source: Smash Bros.

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It still saddens me that they're giving a new, interesting, potentially unique character the shaft in favor of shallow ones noone cares about.
Olimar is a good one who's unique enough to be there, but come on, do we need Wolf or Falco?

Pleeeeease give us Geno? Pleeeeeeeeeeeease?
Oh, you won't? All right then, bring on another Fox clone I guess.

I'm not speaking against Olimar; just the roster in general.

Klagermeister:
It still saddens me that they're giving a new, interesting, potentially unique character the shaft in favor of shallow ones noone cares about.
Olimar is a good one who's unique enough to be there, but come on, do we need Wolf or Falco?

Pleeeeease give us Geno? Pleeeeeeeeeeeease?
Oh, you won't? All right then, bring on another Fox clone I guess.

I'm not speaking against Olimar; just the roster in general.

Neither Wolf nor Falco have been confirmed for the new game

I really cant wait for this game, but please, could you bring back Mewtwo. He was over powered as hell but he was so much fun to play with. The roster looks a bit weird with Wii Fit Trainer and The Villager even though in both their trailers they looked amazing, so maybe a few reintroductions of some of the classics might help to really sell this game.

He just needs a better recovery in my opinion, the pik chain was too circumstantial to be consistently useful.

AidoZonkey:
I really cant wait for this game, but please, could you bring back Mewtwo. He was over powered as hell but he was so much fun to play with. The roster looks a bit weird with Wii Fit Trainer and The Villager even though in both their trailers they looked amazing, so maybe a few reintroductions of some of the classics might help to really sell this game.

Overpowered? My understanding was in melee top end he was useless. I wasn't in that scene though so correct me if I am wrong.

OT: Don't really care, never liked him and I hated his final smash but please add someone else from metroid apart from samus.

Dark Knifer:

AidoZonkey:
I really cant wait for this game, but please, could you bring back Mewtwo. He was over powered as hell but he was so much fun to play with. The roster looks a bit weird with Wii Fit Trainer and The Villager even though in both their trailers they looked amazing, so maybe a few reintroductions of some of the classics might help to really sell this game.

Overpowered? My understanding was in melee top end he was useless. I wasn't in that scene though so correct me if I am wrong.

Personally, I found him over powered, but who knows maybe im just particularly good at using him against my friends

AidoZonkey:
I really cant wait for this game, but please, could you bring back Mewtwo. He was over powered as hell but he was so much fun to play with. The roster looks a bit weird with Wii Fit Trainer and The Villager even though in both their trailers they looked amazing, so maybe a few reintroductions of some of the classics might help to really sell this game.

Mewtwo was essentially remade into lucario. I could personally live with Lucario, Jigglypuff, and Pokemon Trainer getting the Axe. I already have a game where I can battle pokemon. It's called pokemon.

AidoZonkey:

Dark Knifer:

AidoZonkey:
I really cant wait for this game, but please, could you bring back Mewtwo. He was over powered as hell but he was so much fun to play with. The roster looks a bit weird with Wii Fit Trainer and The Villager even though in both their trailers they looked amazing, so maybe a few reintroductions of some of the classics might help to really sell this game.

Overpowered? My understanding was in melee top end he was useless. I wasn't in that scene though so correct me if I am wrong.

Personally, I found him over powered, but who knows maybe im just particularly good at using him against my friends

yea I think it might be just your specific circumstance as I have found everyone one else saying that mewtwo was pretty useless(he is in the second lowest tier), they still want him back though. lucario was a vastly better version of mewtwo but everyone rather wants mewtwo, including me.

Steven Bogos:

Klagermeister:
It still saddens me that they're giving a new, interesting, potentially unique character the shaft in favor of shallow ones noone cares about.
Olimar is a good one who's unique enough to be there, but come on, do we need Wolf or Falco?

Pleeeeease give us Geno? Pleeeeeeeeeeeease?
Oh, you won't? All right then, bring on another Fox clone I guess.

I'm not speaking against Olimar; just the roster in general.

Neither Wolf nor Falco have been confirmed for the new game

Why has no one said that Fox has been confirmed, though? @[email protected] He's right there... IN THE SCREENSHOT.

EDIT: Ah, just checked the website and he is there. Nevermind...!

Klagermeister:
It still saddens me that they're giving a new, interesting, potentially unique character the shaft in favor of shallow ones noone cares about.
Olimar is a good one who's unique enough to be there, but come on, do we need Wolf or Falco?

Pleeeeease give us Geno? Pleeeeeeeeeeeease?
Oh, you won't? All right then, bring on another Fox clone I guess.

I'm not speaking against Olimar; just the roster in general.

Its says right there in the article their looking to cut the non-unique charecters. Which i'm assuming is code for Falco, Wolf, Dr. Mario, Toon link, and possibly Gannon.

Gannons kind of a tossup there tho. While he is an exact copy of captain falcon mechanically, the vast reduction of speed to all the attacks makes him feel different to play in a way that the other 4 never did. I'd honestly be really suprised to see him cut altogether; given how big a character he is it seems more likely that they'd just rework a few of his skills.

Steven Bogos:

AidoZonkey:
I really cant wait for this game, but please, could you bring back Mewtwo. He was over powered as hell but he was so much fun to play with. The roster looks a bit weird with Wii Fit Trainer and The Villager even though in both their trailers they looked amazing, so maybe a few reintroductions of some of the classics might help to really sell this game.

Mewtwo was essentially remade into lucario. I could personally live with Lucario, Jigglypuff, and Pokemon Trainer getting the Axe. I already have a game where I can battle pokemon. It's called pokemon.

You can take my Jigglypuff, Lucario, and Pikachu from my cold dead hands!

Pokemon trainer can go though.

Sucks. He was the crappiest character, but I guess it keeps line up diverse though. I hope they keep Toon Link or at least add the Toon Link from the Zelda cartoon. His fighter's stance would be "Excuuuuuuussse me princess!"

What i want to know is... will Sonic be Returning? :o

Seriously though, it's Nintendo all about cheap novelty?

Well I guess I'm alone in being pretty happy about this, Olimar is a a great fighter if you use him and the Pikmin well. Glad to hear he will be returning.

The only character I want in that I'm actually worried might get the axe is Sonic. With Sonic and Megaman as the two third party character's, I feel like the game would cover basically all of the big classic franchises.

If Jigglypuff stays as nerfed as she did in Brawl I wouldn't mind her being dropped, but a USEFUL Jigglypuff would be my favorite character (anyone play as jiggly in Brawl? She dies at around 50% damage).

I figured with Pikmin 3 on the way, Olimar wouldn't get cut. I do hope his moveset will get updated with the new Pikmin. I imagine you could get all kinds of crazy strategies with them.

PoolCleaningRobot:
Sucks. He was the crappiest character, but I guess it keeps line up diverse though. I hope they keep Toon Link or at least add the Toon Link from the Zelda cartoon. His fighter's stance would be "Excuuuuuuussse me princess!"

I don't know. I had heard a while back in Japan at a Smash tourney, someone broke Olimar. It is just how you use him, I suppose...

PoolCleaningRobot:
Sucks. He was the crappiest character, but I guess it keeps line up diverse though. I hope they keep Toon Link or at least add the Toon Link from the Zelda cartoon. His fighter's stance would be "Excuuuuuuussse me princess!"

Nah, he's one of the more popular characters in tournament play... Apparently he's really, really good (bordering on overpowered, albeit not on Meta Knight's level) if you know how to use him. Personally I was never able to figure out his playstyle, but his popularity certainly didn't come from nowhere.

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KingWein22:
I don't know. I had heard a while back in Japan at a Smash tourney, someone broke Olimar. It is just how you use him, I suppose...

Covarr:

Nah, he's one of the more popular characters in tournament play... Apparently he's really, really good (bordering on overpowered, albeit not on Meta Knight's level) if you know how to use him. Personally I was never able to figure out his playstyle, but his popularity certainly didn't come from nowhere.

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I heard he was supposed to be good if you were skilled but I never really believed it. I just never had fun playing as him but I think I'll see anyone has uploaded matches where someone kicks ass as Olimar just to see how they do it

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Hhmm, interesting choice. Wished they packed a game trailer with him or are they saving that for later like Evo or SDCC?

So... when can we expect Little Mac to enter the ring?

PoolCleaningRobot:

I heard he was supposed to be good if you were skilled

The rub is, it's not just about being skilled, but about specifically being skilled with Olimar. As far as I can tell, his playstyle is so different from any other character that you can't really carry any strategy or ability over to him. Snake was the same way, but his playstyle was far more obvious and easier to figure out.

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AidoZonkey:
I really cant wait for this game, but please, could you bring back Mewtwo. He was over powered as hell but he was so much fun to play with. The roster looks a bit weird with Wii Fit Trainer and The Villager even though in both their trailers they looked amazing, so maybe a few reintroductions of some of the classics might help to really sell this game.

I'm still predicting that we'll get Newtwo as a playable character.

As Lucario's ephemeral popularity seems to have passed, they'll need a new pokemon fighter to advertise the new games.

Newtwo has the unique quality of appealing to nostalgic Smash/pokemon veterans as well as younger players, so I think he's an obvious choice.

upgray3dd:
The only character I want in that I'm actually worried might get the axe is Sonic. With Sonic and Megaman as the two third party character's, I feel like the game would cover basically all of the big classic franchises.

If Jigglypuff stays as nerfed as she did in Brawl I wouldn't mind her being dropped, but a USEFUL Jigglypuff would be my favorite character (anyone play as jiggly in Brawl? She dies at around 50% damage).

The fact of how bokenly useless her sleep talk was in Brawl compared to Melee is shameful.

Good. Olimar wasn't exactly the best character in Brawl, but he was fun and unique all the same. Glad to see he's coming back.

Personally, my fingers are still crossed for Mr Game and Watch coming back. I love that guy.

 

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