That’s right! Yesterday, during what would be the final Super Smash Bros. Direct, Masahiro Sakurai announced quite a few additions to the Super Smash Bros. for Wii U & 3DS, including new stages, music, costumes and characters. What no doubt caught many viewers off guard was the immediate Fire Emblem Fates inclusion, thrusting the viewer into the infamous decision scene in which Corrin must choose his or her side. What surprised viewers even more was that the decision scene, in which Corrin was faced with a choice that nobody expected.
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The recently-released Making of Fire Emblem book is packed full of developer and staff interviews; among those interviewed was Masahiro Sakurai, the creator of the Smash Bros. series, also a big-time Fire Emblem fan.
Thanks to Kirokan for scanning the interview and the Source Gaming team for translating it, you can read the 8-page interview in English right here.
The interview begins with a discussion about Marth and Roy’s inclusion in Melee (a decision that helped propel the Fire Emblem series in the West), before moving over to more recent considerations.
There’s also another reference to Roy originally being named “Ike”, a piece of trivia that popped up while the interview team were unearthing details of Fire Emblem 64.
Today, we have two separate Fire Emblem-related updates regarding… well, updates.
This update fixes a bug that prevents the use of Amiibos, as well as general fixes that “enhance the playing experience”. As with all Nintendo updates, this update is required to use the game’s Internet functions.
Secondly, Super Smash Bros. for 3DS/Wii U fans can look forward to a Chrom Mii Fighter (Swordsman) costume, which will be available from 31st July 2015. It’s not Chrom himself, but it’s better than nothing, right?
It’s official: Roy is to be the third DLC fighter in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS/Wii U. This was announced at the start of a special pre-E3 Super Smash Bros. presentation today.
Even better, he (along with all the other announced DLC) is available for purchase right now. Although Sakurai warns fans to be patient with the soon-to-be-overloaded servers.
As with the Mewtwo DLC earlier in April, Roy costs 3.99 USD if purchased for a single game or 4.99 USD if purchased for both the 3DS and Wii U versions.
Similarly, a Roy Amiibo is currently planned, with further details to be announced later on.