Tanooki Tails Return In Super Smash Bros.

By Ishaan . April 30, 2014 . 10:31am

The Super Leaf returns as an item in Super Smash Bros., and like in Super Mario 3D World, it gives characters a Tanooki tail.


On Miiverse, director Masahiro Sakurai shared: “With the Super Leaf, any fighter can have ears and a tail. You can also float in the air by pressing the jump button. We’re still figuring out whether you’ll be able to attack with the tail…”


Super Smash Bros. will be available for Nintendo 3DS this Summer and for Wii U in Winter. During E3, Nintendo will hold a Super Smash Bros. for Wii U tournament at Best Buy stores across the U.S.

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  • Ace Trainer Chris

    Raccoon tails and ears. Not tanooki. Two different power ups. :p

  • David García Abril

    I think I’m hearing the sound of thousands of old school Mario fans having an nerdgasm right now… And that scares me!

  • Raine

    Snake in Tanuki Tails…


    • God

      Snake is not in this game…

      • Kevin Lima Ferreira

        …Yet. We don’t know for sure.

        • God

          I hope he makes it though, and more than that, i wanna see Gray Fox and Ocelot in this game… And while if Snake makes it, Gray Fox, who was an assist on the previous game, has some chances of becoming playable, Ocelot’s are near zero… even more when you consider his main weapon is a revolver and they decided not a single one of Snake weapons could be any kind of gun.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    I’m guessing you will be able to fly and float down slowly by holding A

  • Leonard Norwood Jr.

    Well I’m not going that nuts over such a nostalgic item finally having its use in Smash Bros. I will let people know that I do abuse the heck out of items giving the chance, and the super leaf is no exception, especially when it is all good fun in Smash Bros, just going circles and make opponents look so silly when they get hit with a taste of the item they could have picked up. When it gets down to it. Come Summer, I will be playing this game, and there’s still plenty to do before I’m ready. I’m sure Sakurai and his team will come up with a way for the Super Leaf to attack others with the tail.

  • MrJechgo

    This with Rabbit Ears is gonna get some messed-up combos XD

  • wahyudil

    smash bros Wii U on E3 ?????????? but the game itself will launch at holiday?????

  • AuraGuyChris

    Furries will have field days with this.

    • NeptuniasBeard

      Haha, says the guy with a fox icon

      Disclaimer: I got nothing against furriers

      • AuraGuyChris

        …So if I had Peach as an avatar I’d be gay?

        • Invisbin

          I don’t get it

          • AuraGuyChris

            Quiet, old man.

        • NeptuniasBeard

          I don’t follow either… You wouldn’t (necessarily) be gay even if you had an icon of Neil Patrick Harris. Just saiyan, that if you are a fan of fox, then by definition, you are part of the furry fandom

          • AuraGuyChris

            So just because I have Fox for an icon, that immediately makes me a furry? Unbelievable. I wouldn’t like to know what you say to other people in real life to their faces.

          • Symbol de Au

            Most people that know your name probably think you’re a furry because of the fanfic. I’m not saying you are though. I just think it’s funny.

          • NeptuniasBeard

            The furry fandom is a subculture of people with an interest in fictional anthropomorphic creatures with human like characteristics and emotional expressions. It’s not all sex stuff, despite what the mainstream tries to tell you

          • AuraGuyChris

            Even then, I’m not a furry. I like more human characters than humanoid characters anyway.

  • exrazer

    How would samus wear these? Without zero suit.

  • Guest

    Meta Knight confirmed tomorrow unless the trolling starts…

  • NTaiyokun

    And before you even say it…

    Yes. Yes it is.

  • SlickRoach

    Incoming wave of rule 34, I can see it now

    • J_Joestar

      incoming? i’m sure at the least Tanuki Peach stuff already existed.

      • SlickRoach

        Yes, but know we have Zelda, WFT, & ZSS added to the mix now as well.

  • JustThisOne

    Wait, but what if they already have tails. :I

    Like… Will Pikachu have a fluffy one chillin’ out above his lightning bolt one?

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