A Few Details On Rosalina In The New Super Smash Bros.

By Ishaan . December 23, 2013 . 10:00am

Last week, Nintendo revealed Rosalina from Super Mario Galaxy as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. In addition to last week’s trailer and screenshots for Rosalina, director Masahiro Sakurai has shared a few scant gameplay details on her via Miiverse.


Rosalina and Luma can be right by each other or set farther apart. They’re both controlled by the player, so a smash attack can be done from far off. Remote control all the way!


A Luma becomes a star. Lumas are tough, but can also be blown away. Luckily, there’s an infinite number of them.


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  • Kaetsu

    I love that picture of Link firing his arrow at Peach’s Toad.

    • God

      Some princesses…

    • JohnNiles

      Human shield! err… mushroom shield.

    • AspockolypseNow

      Old fashioned Mushroom Kingdom execution. That Toad is a traitorous swine

  • Warren

    That poor toad. :(
    Still love Peach though.

  • Malon

    Don’t shoot Toad, DON’T.

    Rosalina’s gameplay is really interesting. I bought a Wii U for Zelda WWHD, Mario Kart 8 and this game.
    I hope I won’t be disappointed.

    • almostautumn

      Well if you like playing the same games over and over, probably not.

      • Malon

        I don’t care as long as I’m having fun, and these games always bring fun to me. : )

  • PreyMantis

    I wonder if you control Luma using the right analog/D-pad like how you normally control a character…

  • ZnTxn

    I keep thinking that Rosalina and Luma will work the same as Carl and Nirvana.

    • Yeah i was thinking the same thing.

    • Pfantzypantz

      She will, that type of character is called puppet master, which happens to be my favorite kind of character to use, and I love Rosalina so I shed a tear of joy when I saw the Direct.

  • Chaos_Knight

    Oh my. Who is that I see in Wily Castle?

    • J_Joestar

      The Yellow Devil partly behind the wall beside the skull?
      can’t see anyone else there…

      • almostautumn

        It’s a servbot, dude.

        EDIT: Maybe you’re right, actually. But I’m thinking servbot still.
        Isn’t yellow-dev supposed to be an on-field animation or something like that? Would make sense that the servbot is a background addition.

        • MrSirFeatherFang

          Are you sure? Wouldn’t classic Mega Man stage just have classic Mega Man characters?

          If it is a Servbot though… :D

        • J_Joestar

          don’t see why a figure in the background can’t move into the foreground.to take action…

        • Chaos_Knight

          Have you played any Classic MM games? There are no Servbots.

          It’s supposed to be the Yellow Devil.

  • Mc-kun

    I think its pretty cool and all how she works like Carl and Nirvana and Smash brothers is getting more creative.

  • Herok♞

    I wonder if this game will still support single wiimote use or if you will have to use some other type of controller

    • AspockolypseNow

      Well seeing as Mario 3D World let you use the Wii Remote I see no reason why they’d pull support on this one

      • Herok♞

        Rosalina seems a bit complex to support everything with only 4 buttons

  • ivanchu77

    I absolutely love all the support Nintendo is giving to Rosalina recently!!, glad to see she is finally getting attention after all these years

    I hope they continue with this trend for a looooong while :D

  • Hau To

    Please donate a penny to the Save A Toad Foundation. Toads each day are being used as a scapegoat that causes drastic injuries by Peaches worldwide.

  • Heisst

    He also revealed today that Rosalina is very light, which means she can be killed easily. A fitting contrast for her seemingly-OP moveset shown in the trailer.

    • Ironically she is heavy in Mario Kart series.

      • Link

        He stated that its because she has an anti-gravity mechanic in Smash that causes her to be light.

        • RagingTiger44

          Ahh…handicaps made for the sake of balance. It’s like Akuma having very little hp because he wants to savor the fight.

  • NimbusStev

    Ya know, I really miss the Smash Dojo. I remember being so absolutely hyped up for Brawl because we literally got a new update every single day, even if it was just a simple “Hey, the green shell is coming back!” I wonder if they will do something similar once we get closer to launch…

    • J_Joestar

      well we are getting new pictures every day, although they don’t always show new content.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Daisy? just a skin for Peach.

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