Sonic Races Into New Super Smash Bros. Lineup

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Sonic Races Into New Super Smash Bros. Lineup

The blue speed demon returns for his second Super Smash Bros. title.

Our favorite smug hedgehog is one of the many returning members to the Smash Bros. family after his debut in Brawl. He was first announced as a character in today's Nintendo Direct, and his character page on the official website accompanied the announcement soon thereafter. His several screenshots show him as cocky as ever. And if his controls are anything like they were in the previous title, he'll zoom around characters and off stages.

This announcement came after Nintendo president Satoru Iwata showed footage of Mario & Sonic At The Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Sonic's next action-adventure platformer, Sonic Lost World will be released this month. Interestingly, the last announced character to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS was Toon Link, whose retail release of Wind Waker HD is approaching. Previous announcements for the Animal Crossing villager, Olimar, and Luigi were also accompanied by related news pertaining to their respective series.

In Brawl Sonic was the fastest character, making him hard to control but fantastic if mastered. He has a high vertical recovery and can charge at people in a ball. The "blue blur" is the 17th character confirmed for the new fighter game. Who will be the 18th?

Source: Super Smash Bros.

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Awwwww yeeeeeeeeeah!

Sonic was super fun to play as, I'm glad he's back.

I also like his design more in this one, looks a little more 'classic' Sonic.

Daystar Clarion:

Awwwww yeeeeeeeeeah!

Sonic was super fun to play as, I'm glad he's back.

I also like his design more in this one, looks a little more 'classic' Sonic.

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Now a big question can be answered. Who wins in a battle of Mario Vs. Sonic Vs Megaman?

I'm totally going to main Mega Man in this SSB. Some of my fondest memories (while hazy) revolved around getting smashed and playing Brawl.

I kind of wish they would roll out these roster updates a little faster.

GamerMage:

Daystar Clarion:

Awwwww yeeeeeeeeeah!

Sonic was super fun to play as, I'm glad he's back.

I also like his design more in this one, looks a little more 'classic' Sonic.

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Now a big question can be answered. Who wins in a battle of Mario Vs. Sonic Vs Megaman?

I think everyone with a Wii U wins that match.

Daystar Clarion:

Awwwww yeeeeeeeeeah!

Sonic was super fun to play as, I'm glad he's back.

I also like his design more in this one, looks a little more 'classic' Sonic.

And just like that characters from my main play style are back. Although....frak,now I'll have to get a WiiU.

Daystar Clarion:

GamerMage:

Daystar Clarion:

Awwwww yeeeeeeeeeah!

Sonic was super fun to play as, I'm glad he's back.

I also like his design more in this one, looks a little more 'classic' Sonic.

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Now a big question can be answered. Who wins in a battle of Mario Vs. Sonic Vs Megaman?

I think everyone with a Wii U wins that match.

Amen to that. I'll be fun to not only see the differences that Pit now has,hopefully Luigi has some,and seeing the hats Kirby will have from the different characters.

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GamerMage:

Daystar Clarion:

Awwwww yeeeeeeeeeah!

Sonic was super fun to play as, I'm glad he's back.

I also like his design more in this one, looks a little more 'classic' Sonic.

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Now a big question can be answered. Who wins in a battle of Mario Vs. Sonic Vs Megaman?

I think everyone with a Wii U wins that match.

I'm most definitely going to get a WiiU for this game...

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...because I DEFINITELY want to play a game where the four mains of my fanfiction (Mario, Sonic, Megaman, Link) are together canonically!

Mario vs Donkey Kong vs Mega Man vs Sonic

It's like a 16-bit rumble to discover who will be the King of Platformers.

Good for him. At least he gets to be in one good game series.

Shhhh. It'll be okay Sonic. This is a safe place, Sonic Team can't hurt you here.

All we need is a re-worked Mewtwo with Mega Mewtwo X/Y as a Final Smash, Captain Falcon to be "revealed", and a Ganondorf rework, and we're golden.

Falterfire:
Good for him. At least he gets to be in one good game series.

Shhhh. It'll be okay Sonic. This is a safe place, Sonic Team can't hurt you here.

I think at this point it's generally accepted that the whole "Sonic games always suck" thing as passed. We have Sonic Colors and Sonic Generations, and the new Sonic Lost World looks extremely promising.

OT: Not an entirely surprising turn of events, but a welcome one none the less. Three of the biggest names in videogames ever squaring off in one game? Count me hyped.

...they better not forget to put Mr Game and Watch in there, though.

Well that answers the question of if I'm going to buy this version of Smash Bros. (I will.)

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GamerMage:

Daystar Clarion:

Awwwww yeeeeeeeeeah!

Sonic was super fun to play as, I'm glad he's back.

I also like his design more in this one, looks a little more 'classic' Sonic.

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Now a big question can be answered. Who wins in a battle of Mario Vs. Sonic Vs Megaman?

I think everyone with a Wii U wins that match.

You two, c'mere... here, you deserve this.

OT: YES. Mario, Sonic & Megaman on the same game. I doubt a single BluRay disc can hold so much awesomeness, but it does!.

That's it, I don't want a Wii U, I need a Wii U.

Wouldn't be surprised if we got the Pokemon trainer back with the Kanto starters, or if they want to shake things up a bit, the Johto Starters.

Also, undoubtedly we will get some gen 5/6 Pokemon

Nice! This might mean that we might get either Snake or Big Boss from Metal Gear Solid in! XD

Daystar Clarion:

Awwwww yeeeeeeeeeah!

Sonic was super fun to play as, I'm glad he's back.

I also like his design more in this one, looks a little more 'classic' Sonic.

If they're going down the alternate skins route like they've hinted I wouldn't be surprised if there was a full-on tubby classic Sonic. I'd play the shit out of him!

How many times am I gonna see that huge bold AWWW YEEEAH quoted on this page, seriously.

OT: My favourite characters are all getting ported back in, which is really cool. Sonic was fun as hell to play. Just please put in Mewtwo again, and I'll be happy.

Diablo1099:
Nice! This might mean that we might get either Snake or Big Boss from Metal Gear Solid in! XD

This is what I'm waiting for honestly. Snake was my main in Brawl, but I somewhat doubt they'll keep him around sadly.

Fappy:

Daystar Clarion:

Awwwww yeeeeeeeeeah!

Sonic was super fun to play as, I'm glad he's back.

I also like his design more in this one, looks a little more 'classic' Sonic.

If they're going down the alternate skins route like they've hinted I wouldn't be surprised if there was a full-on tubby classic Sonic. I'd play the shit out of him!

You and me both, brother.

You and me both :D

OCAdam:

Diablo1099:
Nice! This might mean that we might get either Snake or Big Boss from Metal Gear Solid in! XD

This is what I'm waiting for honestly. Snake was my main in Brawl, but I somewhat doubt they'll keep him around sadly.

Eh, you never know, I wasn't expecting Sonic to return after all.
Besides, I can see some new Moves for Snake/Big Boss based off both his Peace Walker form and his Phantom Pains form, like Metal Gear ZEKE and MFS soldiers.

Diablo1099:

OCAdam:

Diablo1099:
Nice! This might mean that we might get either Snake or Big Boss from Metal Gear Solid in! XD

This is what I'm waiting for honestly. Snake was my main in Brawl, but I somewhat doubt they'll keep him around sadly.

Eh, you never know, I wasn't expecting Sonic to return after all.
Besides, I can see some new Moves for Snake/Big Boss based off both his Peace Walker form and his Phantom Pains form, like Metal Gear ZEKE and MFS soldiers.

It's been near a decade since a new Metal Gear game appeared on Nintendo hardware. Since then, the only release has been that 3DS version of MGS3.

I very much doubt we'll see Snake/Big Boss making a return. It was a nice surprise in Brawl, but Metal Gear has got too disconnected from Nintendo at this point for it to even make sense. Unless Konami suddenly announces a Wii U version of MGS V, I just don't see it happening. All these other announcements have been tied into Wii U releases.

Not really hyped for him.
His moveset in Brawl was pathetic and unless they actually show some real gameplay of him, this is bad news.

But at least we got Lost World as a stage confirmed.

j-e-f-f-e-r-s:
It's been near a decade since a new Metal Gear game appeared on Nintendo hardware. Since then, the only release has been that 3DS version of MGS3.

I very much doubt we'll see Snake/Big Boss making a return. It was a nice surprise in Brawl, but Metal Gear has got too disconnected from Nintendo at this point for it to even make sense. Unless Konami suddenly announces a Wii U version of MGS V, I just don't see it happening. All these other announcements have been tied into Wii U releases.

True Dat.

Still, I heard the story was last time that Hideo just waltz in and said "Put Snake is Brawl Plz?" and Boom, he was in game.
Wouldn't hurt Nintendo to get a few of the MGSV crowd to buy a Wii-U.

I want Falco and Meta Knight soon.

They are my go to fighters.

Diablo1099:

j-e-f-f-e-r-s:
It's been near a decade since a new Metal Gear game appeared on Nintendo hardware. Since then, the only release has been that 3DS version of MGS3.

I very much doubt we'll see Snake/Big Boss making a return. It was a nice surprise in Brawl, but Metal Gear has got too disconnected from Nintendo at this point for it to even make sense. Unless Konami suddenly announces a Wii U version of MGS V, I just don't see it happening. All these other announcements have been tied into Wii U releases.

True Dat.

Still, I heard the story was last time that Hideo just waltz in and said "Put Snake is Brawl Plz?" and Boom, he was in game.
Wouldn't hurt Nintendo to get a few of the MGSV crowd to buy a Wii-U.

Kojima and Sakurai are apparently friends, which probably made things easier. That said, there's no momentum for Snake to piggy back on in a Nintendo game. Brawl came out when it was still conceivable that new MGS games would come out on Nintendo consoles at some point. It's now looking more and more like that isn't the case, which would make Snake in Smash Bros look more out of place than Del Boy in a Batman costume at a formal dinner.

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j-e-f-f-e-r-s:
Kojima and Sakurai are apparently friends, which probably made things easier. That said, there's no momentum for Snake to piggy back on in a Nintendo game. Brawl came out when it was still conceivable that new MGS games would come out on Nintendo consoles at some point. It's now looking more and more like that isn't the case, which would make Snake in Smash Bros look more out of place than Del Boy in a Batman costume at a formal dinner.

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Welp, guess time will tell, I mean, Who the hell expected Wii-Fit Trainer?
We can just never know...

Terminate421:
I want Falco and Meta Knight soon.

They are my go to fighters.

The most broken characters in Brawl

FUKIN KASUL SCRUB SPOTTED

I'm only joking.

No I'm not.

Hopefully Sanic's move set in this one will be more than just 8 different versions of spin dash like brawl. There was a pretty decent Sonic fighting game for the gba Nintendo could take moves from

j-e-f-f-e-r-s:
Snake in Smash Bros look more out of place than Del Boy in a Batman costume at a formal dinner.

Which is exactly what made the game fun. Also, are you forgetting the shenanigans that go on in mgs? Hint: Snake vs Monkey. If they put Snake back in the game, I will buy a Wii U to play this game (rather than a cheap 3DS)

*takes the fetal position* why, oh god why! I hate playing against sonic because what normally happens is he just continuously runs away form everyone while throwing stuff at them, its no fun.

This makes me wonder what the difference between the 3DS and the WiiU versions will be...

probably less characters and worse graphics...
But still, I wouldn't mind an SSB game again, been a few years since I've owned one... (Back in the 64 days) I wonder if much has changed....

Awesome to hear that Sega's mascot is coming back. =D Now, if they can just get Pac-Man on the roster and we will have a collection of video game legends (Mario, Donkey Kong, Mega Man, Sonic) in one game.

What's that? Luigi is confirmed to return?

That's all I needed to hear ;)

not_you:
This makes me wonder what the difference between the 3DS and the WiiU versions will be...

probably less characters and worse graphics...
But still, I wouldn't mind an SSB game again, been a few years since I've owned one... (Back in the 64 days) I wonder if much has changed....

Actually it has already been state, pretty much at the beginning, that the roster for the 3ds and WiiU versions will be the same.

The only difference would be different stage selection and reasonable graphics for the 3ds, and hence the reason why I like many others will be getting the 3ds version instead of the WiiU, because one game does not a console make.

OT: They already announced Olimar, so add whoever you want to be frank.

I was pretty happy to hear this yesterday. Sonic was my main fighter in Brawl, and I really enjoyed his annoying hit sna run gameplay. (the Brawl Minus mod made me main Ganon however. Gigantic fireballs of death launched from your warlock punch? Sign me the heck up!).

However, what impressed me the most was how combo friendly the game looked in the trailer they showed for him. It looks like the game flows really really well. This makes me happy. ^_^

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