Last week we all came seven days closer to death. Yet, we can find solace in the fact that we are one week close to Sakurai’s masterpiece. We are but eight weeks away from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Stay strong my friends. You will be rewarded in the next life for staying faithful. Your next life being the rest of your life following the release of Ultimate.
Last week was a fun bundle of assorted posts. The last week of posts showed us an edgy weapon, a kidnapping Kappa, and the possible debunking of a certain theory. Now, lets get into the good stuff.
9/24: Lucina Bends Space and Time!
Along with Dark Pit, Lucina became one of the first official Echo Fighters in the E3 reveal. She isn’t all that different from her appearance in Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS. She looks the same and her moveset is unchanged. She’s an easy mode Marth with less killing power. The idea of Echo Fighters is nice, but my mind might change if they all end up feeling like Dark Pit or Lucina.
9/25: Battle! (Steven) Debunks the Smash Bros. Music Theory?!
This remix is awesome. The third Pokémon generation has tons of underrated music. That’s a different story for another day.
The big news here is that this song does one of two things. This music post either disproves the “Music Theory” or proves that there will be no new Pokémon revealed.
The short story of the “Music Theory” is that only songs from series with no newcomers — this excludes Echo Fighters — will be posted on the Smash Bros. Blog. The exception is when a newcomer from a series has already been revealed. Up to this point the pattern has proven true. While no new Pokémon fighters have been revealed, it’s hard to imagine that there won’t be a new fighter from one of the biggest franchises in the latest Smash Bros. title. It’s safe to say now that this “Music Theory” was more of a coincidental pattern.
Brinstar Rises from the Depths!
I’ve said this once and I’ll say it every time. I love these Melee stage remakes. They look exactly like how I remember them from the Gamecube era. When I actually go back I remember how they truly looked, but these Ultimate versions are an incredibly welcome upgrade. The only thing that I’m worried about is the thing that jiggles around in the background. It was disturbing enough in 480p. I can’t imagine how gross it will look in glorious 1080p.
9/26: Death’s Scythe Edges In!
This is the only item that might feel out of place in Smash Bros. Platforming is an integral part of what makes these games so fun. The transition from neutral to edge guarding is one of the best parts of this franchise. The game completely changes from trading blows to focusing on dumping your opponent or finding a way to dodge attacks while safely grabbing the ledge. This is completely lost with Death’s Scythe. Once you hit an enemy with this item over a certain percentage it’s an instant KO. There’s no strategy or skill required, it’s just a free KO item. Unlike the Hammers or Home-Run Bat, Death’s Scythe is a 100% certain kill item. I’ll have to try it out, but at this point I don’t like the idea of this item.
9/27: Lucario Rushes His Bones!
Everyone’s favorite furry mascot is back! Joking aside, I like that Lucario has continued to stay relevant and on the Smash Bros. roster. His Fighting/Steel typing makes him unique in the Pokémon world. His appearance is striking as well. And if you think regular Lucario is a sight to behold then wait until you see Mega Lucario. Since the Final Smashes in Ultimate are getting edited down I wouldn’t be surprised to see a big change to Lucario’s most powerful move. I wouldn’t be surprised to see his mega version get put into a shorter attack like his Final Smash from Brawl.
9/30 Kapp’n Kidnaps!
Last, but certainly not least is everyone’s favorite Kappa. Kapp’n makes his assist trophy debut as a kidnapper. Look out for this little green dude or else you might end up on a one-way trip off the stage. The look of horror on his victim’s face tells you everything you need to know. Somebody must stop this psychopath. Avoid this bus at all costs!
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All photos and videos in this article are from the Super Smash Bros Ultimate Blog.
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