Super Smash Bros. Brings Back The Home-run Bat And More

By Ishaan . February 18, 2014 . 10:00am

Last week’s batch of Super Smash Bros. screenshots reveals the return of the Home-run Bat in the new game.


Additionally, director Masahiro Sakurai showed another move off from Lucario’s repertoire. On Miiverse, Sakurai posted with the screenshot below: “You missed me, because you attacked my illusory copy from my Double Team move!”



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  • DeAndre Atchison

    If that is the home run bat toon link is using, it looks cooler that the original

    • TheGioG

      I’m really loving how the Smash Bros related items are looking much more distinct (Ray Gun being another fine example). Pretty damn excited to see what the Beam Sword and Proximity Mines will look like though…

      Edit: New screenie shows the bottled fairy as a new item. Delicious, nutritious fairies.

      • KoRLumen

        Looks like they’re using the SS design for the bottle? Wonder if it functions the same way as in Zelda. Maybe you hold on to it like a Dragoon Piece and it automatically heals you to 0% when you reach above 100%?

      • Ben Sylvia

        Hope there’s more than one design that’s chosen at random for the fairy and bottle. Would be neat to see some of the older designs like OoT, OoA/S, or the little humanoid fairys from WW.

    • Lalum

      I liked the simple original.

  • gulabjamal

    This game looks incredible…

  • DragKudo

    Home run bat got an upgrade.

  • CptPokerface

    Im liking the new homerun bat. Has a very modern and fresh look to it, almost edgy.

    Interesting choice giving lucario Double Team, would love to see how it works.

    • raitouniverse

      It looks like it’s exactly how it works in Brawl.

      • CptPokerface

        I just realized I never used Lucario much in Brawl. is that possible? -shot-

  • Ace Esper

    That bat…looks fucking awesome.

  • Warren

    Look at that beautiful rainbow Princess Peach made! Shows she likes all good-looking guys no matter the color of their skin.

    • J_Joestar

      Or she could just being showing her support for people with different sexual orientations?
      Hope Putin doesn’t throw her in prison during Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic WInter Games.

      • k.b.a.

        Selfish to claim all of those colors imo

    • KoRLumen

      Or their sexual orientation heh.

  • Serge
    • David García Abril

      Lyn wasn’t a princess…

      However, SSB does need more “Fire Emblem”.

      • I want Lyn to be playable but due to the massive success of Awakening it will probably someone from there. Which is also good. I still want Lyn though.

      • Serge

        Wasn’t she the rightful heir to Caelin throne? D:

        • David García Abril

          Yeah, except that Caelin wasn’t a kingdom, but a region.

          The title that she would inherit would be Marquess, not Queen.

          • Serge

            Oh! Yes, you are probably right. My mistake.

    • TheGioG

      Heck, awesome as Lyn is and hopeful as I am for her, they are in serious need of magic using lords in this game. Micaiah is the only one I can think of, but the Tellius series already has Ike.

      …Wait! There’s the Tactician from FE Awakening. The more hopeful choice of mine.

      • David García Abril

        Now that we know there will be both a female and a male Wii Fit trainer, the tactician from “Awakening” is not an unreasonable prediction…

        But most probably Chrom will be the one, since the tacticians was still a customizable character, and I doubt they would like to give him/her a “canon” appearance.

        • TheGioG

          I can see the Tactician being done in three ways: the default white-haired versions (going the Villager route), the mysterious hooded versions seen in the few artworks they have of them, or customizeable tacticians similar to fighting game’s character creator modes. Sakurai can have my life savings if he includes the custom versions.

          • J_Joestar

            It would be awesome if the 3DS version could literally lift your Tactician from the streetpass/save data for FE:A.

        • I’ve always thought the Tactician from Awakening would make a better addition than Chrom! They did wanted it to feel more customizable, so adding the Avatar would be great, maybe having their default as… well, default, and its different colors being the different styles you’ve giving to him (which can be edited on somewhere else).

          • And having it using a Sword and Magic.

          • David García Abril

            That would be cool as hell, but I honestly don’t see Sakurai creating a character editor just for that…

          • There’s also Villager who could be edited as well with t-shirts, faces and hairstyles but yeah, I don’t see this idea being on the game :c

        • Ben Sylvia

          Simple solution.

          Put Morgan in.

      • Serge
        • k.b.a.

          Serge you’ve posted two images that resonate with my soul and I love you

  • Raltrios

    Lucario uses Double Team? Confirmed for scrub. Only teh nubs use DT in competitive matches.


    • Maybe it’s revamped; both scrubs and pros can use it.

      • Raltrios

        But…but no pro would use a move that boosts you evasion other than Acupressure or Ancient Power and its clones!

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    The bat is my favorite throwing item

  • Kornelious

    Still hoping for Shulk :) i lowered my expectations for Lucina to a costume for Marth, Chrom is more likely anyway….

  • Kroz

    Donkey Kong’s face…I can’t get enough of it.

  • Lalum

    After playing a lot of Lucario in Project M I’m kind of sad he won’t play like that in the real games.

  • MaskedHero99

    That toon link, lucario, sonic, megaman,samus, fox mmmm who should I, I like them all

  • Linhua

    … Tsk tsk tsk… damn Nintendog just got too incredibly lazy this gen to get up and block the TV, I see.

  • Ben Sylvia

    Everyone wanting Lyn, Miciah, Chrom from Fire Emblem in here.

    I want Ephraim, need some lance wielders to be superior to all the swordsman lords.

    • s07195

      Or Frederick. XD

    • Serge

      I want to see lyn in SB, but to be honest i would prefer other characters in the game, but without a leading role the possibility of that happening is near zero.
      I would love to see Joshua, Natasha, Lute, Shiida, Mia, Ranulf, Titania, Serra, Nino, Athos or even Dieck…

      • Ben Sylvia

        Heck, Joshua at least has a base shot at being an assist trophy since he did turn out to be Jehanna’s prince.

        Ultimately I don’t really care who, but I hope and prey that Sakurai might add a mage, any mage, from FE. Such a good number of awesome ones to choose from with several who served a large role in their games.

        Miciah obviously being the most likely, but there’s also Soren as Ike’s tactician. Barring everyone complaining regardless of how they were implemented, Morgan could be playable in place of the Avatar character. With both a male and female option. Or possibly even Alm, as a dread fighter he’d have melee and magic.

        But yeah unless they were a royal, or had REALLY strong ties to the main lord, or a main villain, any lesser character has almost no shot of joining the playable roster.

        La’rachel as an assist would be funny though I’m sure.

        • Serge

          La’rachel and Serra were awesome <3

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