Folks Are Getting Hyped On The Japanese Smash Bros. Demo

The 3DS version of the upcoming Super Smash Bros. has a demo on the e-Shop in Japan — and people are putting the game through its paces.

Only a few characters out of the full roster are available — Mario, Link, Pikachu, Villager and Mega Man. Still, it's interesting to see these characters in action. Take the video above, for example. GameXplain shows us a battle against level-9 CPUs. There's more, too.

Thanks to footage from ZeRo, I'm particularly interested in the Villager and Pikachu. I mean, look at this shit — the Villager can plant a tree, water it, and then axe it down in the time it takes a character to return to the screen:

Folks Are Getting Hyped On The Japanese Smash Bros. Demo

Hell, the Villager's recovery in general:

Folks Are Getting Hyped On The Japanese Smash Bros. Demo

Or the way the announcer says his name in Japanese....MURABITO!! So good.

Pikachu, meanwhile, is just cute as hell. I'm particularly in love with his winning pose:

Folks Are Getting Hyped On The Japanese Smash Bros. Demo

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Magazine scans floating around also show that both Pikachu and The Villager have great alternate costumes (versus simply having a recolor). I'm looking forward to being able to play them.

Maybe you care about the other available characters more? That's cool. Here's some Mega Man footage, by KoKuTanLuFi:

Mario:

Link:

Some other tidbits are surfacing, too — for example, the fact the game won't allow you to do chaingrabs anymore:

It looks like the ledges aren't as forgiving now, too:

Lots of stuff! The hype is real, people.


Comments

    I'm really impressed by just how good it looks on 3DS!

      Yeah man it looks fantastic - just as well too. Seeing Ninty held the Wii U version back, if the 3DS version was rubbish there'd be a whole lotta folks rightly pissed.

    anyone else concerned about the durability of the 3ds? my n64 and gamecube controls were never the same after some serious ssb button mashing.

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