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:
Hell, the Villager's recovery in general:
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:
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:
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.