Let Off Some Steam When You Take Damage In Super Smash Bros… Literally

By Ishaan . May 28, 2014 . 4:30pm

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U has a new feature to let you know when a character has taken a high level of damage—they’ll begin to emit steam. Director Masahiro Sakurai revealed the new feature via Miiverse last night.



Sakurai didn’t say if the feature also exists in the Nintendo 3DS version of Super Smash Bros. as well.

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  • Desk
    • Akemi Homura

      He’s going for that Yoshi.

    • But…. But…..
      He’s not solid. O-O

      • HershelLousyton

        He’s gaseous.

        • DeAndre Atchison

          Better than Mr. Bbrroooootttthhhheerrrrr liquid

        • J_Joestar

          Gaseous Snake?

      • Desk

        not yet!

  • Jrocy247

    The Sweat and Musk INTENSIFIES!!!

    • Shippoyasha

      Hot farts, musk and sweat. The sweet trifecta.

      • DeAndre Atchison

        Can we call it the aristocrats?

  • James Enk

    Gear Second

    • E.T.993

      Please don’t remind me that Jill will be an assist trophy in this game and that Luffy will probably not be a playable character.

  • Tyler Beale

    Quick question – did this happen on the 3DS Miiverse as well? (That’s all I have access too since I don’t have a Wii U)

    • ZEROthefirst

      The Miiverse communities for the Wii U and 3DS are the same so yes.

  • Tonton Ramos

    The more daily updates the more I get hype on E3 for Smash…

  • AuraGuyChris

    Will Charizard get hot?

    Hey, at least my question sounds less dirty than the plethora of jokes everyone has come up with this.

    • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

      Yes. He does learn Overheat.

  • Jettythesunfish

    Um…is this even necessary? Isn’t the red percentage enough? Do we need more indications that you’re gonna get KOed? I’m not upset or anything, but this just seems to be a bit much.

    • 3PointDecoupage

      I like it.
      Also I’m sure there will be an option to turn it off.

      • AuraGuyChris

        Like tripping?

        *Gets shot a million times*

    • Hunts Rattata

      You’ve been able to turn the percentage displays off in past games, so I guess this kinda compliments that option?

  • hawk222

    So you turn into a titan when you take heavy damage… Interesting…

    • AuraGuyChris

      …Dammit. This better not be a spoiler for Attack on Titan. I just started watching the anime on Toonami.

      EDIT: Can you people who replied to me have some respect to newer fans, please? Have some consideration. Geez.

      • Spirit Macardi

        They establish pretty early that Titans have an extremely high body temperature, which causes them to emit steam.

      • Herok♞

        I agree, even though I have been caught up with the manga since the fourth episode aired in Japan, when a huge new wave of watchers or readers start you need to keep open discussion to the people who are furthest back in the plot

      • Gael Summers

        Literally nothing has been spoiled for you

        • AuraGuyChris

          Some guy replied earlier to me about a secret regarding the Titans that I nearly read in full until I closed my eyes. He wisely deleted the post here, thankfully.

          • Gael Summers

            Oh, well that’s good then. Now I’m glad that nothing was really spoiled for you. Have fun with the rest of the series!

    • CureMarine

      EPIC :D No, SNK didn’t invent this sort of thing and it has in fact been in a lot of media, especially anime and manga before last year’s overrated anime had it.

      • hawk222

        Oh, of course others have done it. As has been stated elsewhere in these comments, One Piece did it with Gear Second, among others. But the first other thing that came to mind was Attack on Titan.

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  • Shadowman

    Gear second!!

    • lackofstyle

      i’m gonna have to yell that every time it happens now.

      • Shadowman

        I know right.

  • Michael Cortorreal

    I dont know why…but looking at the image, i cant help but thinking on Kingdom Hearts…the battle of Hades were he goes saying “Feel the heat” xD

  • Makes me think of Nichijou. Can we have unlockable Mio~?

  • HershelLousyton

    Clearly the characters are entering 2nd Gear.

  • Snorlaxation

    Funny little feature. Reminds me of Aigis post-Orgia mode. I like.

  • DragKudo

    No battle scars :(

  • MaskedHeroxx

    Oh snap I admit steam it jus mesns my power will grow….like luffy

    But tht just might be snake

  • Guest

    I was just about to post a very inappropriate of Peach and Zelda sorrounded by steam, but then I figured it would be very inappropriate

  • Nobody

    What’s the point of this? Does it serve a purpose besides letting everyone know who to gang up on? Does the steam “cool” the person down and cause their accrued damage to decrease?

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