Sakurai Shows Off Mega Man Character Models In Super Smash Bros.

By Ishaan . July 9, 2014 . 2:57pm

Mega Man’s Final Smash in Super Smash Bros. involves summoning his other variants for a beam attack. Among others, this includes Mega Man.EXE and Mega Man Volnutt, and director Masahiro Sakurai provided a closer look at the two via Miiverse.


“They only appear for a split second, but the modeling is so detailed,” Sakurai wrote, going on to add that the same Mega Man character are also being used as Trophies.



Hopefully, they won’t just be used as Trophies either—it would be nice to see the other Mega Men available as alternate costumes.

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  • DragKudo

    I got hyped then I got sad. :(

    • proto13

      Me: load up siliconera after work, scroll-scroll-scroll–pause–sees MMBN thumbnail with new art- *GASPS/JOYS* – click furiously on the link while praying to all the deity’s that have been, are or ever will be in hopes that a new game is in the works (or even a 3ds remake)-reads SSB character models- tears T_T

      Yet I remain ignorantly hopeful.

  • Wanna see Geo :C

  • Swaggermuffin

    Seeing Megaman Volnutt in any form used to get me hype. Now it just leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

    • E.T.993

      ”No matter what will happen, Volnutt, we will never forget you. Never.”

  • 『ED−X』゜〜★* 平和 

    But Sakurai, Y U No make as Alternate Costumes? ~

    Aside of that Im ultimately just Glad the Guy Megaman Himself is in the game at all, This game will be Amazing.

    • Land of Green Pasture

      agree, would totally want that Mega.EXE

      • Soltrigger

        Me too.

      • FitzpatrickPhillips

        Same here

    • Eder García

      because all megamen are different, possibly Megaman.EXE alternate costume is likely

  • SakuStar Light

    I find it funny. You all got Megaman o.o but you don’t like his play style. Of all the smash bros characters doesn’t his make the most since and his costumes would likely be based on color pallets changes that he earn base on the enemy he kills. :o just saying but you may get one skin but it seems more like his play style will most likely give him his color from enemies hes beaten in his early installments before X and legend on up came out.

    • Think about it. Mario is the Company Mascot, the Red of the Company’s Logo. And yet, it is the least used character in the roster. Don’t even say that it is because of the FLUDD move. Since Melee, and with a bigger roster, most people found more fun using some of the now-popular characters of the franchise. And only the verbal minority will say that Mario was their main since then, or before.

      In a way, Yay! We have Mega Man! But how likely will he share the bench with Mario in the upcoming game?

    • neocatzon

      Isn’t it too early to said everyone don’t like his playstyle? The game is not even out yet and even those who tried the demo only played for a very short time.
      I think Nintendo already made a great choice with classic megaman, he is the most iconic one. But, younger audiences like me were grown up with X or Volnutt, even .exe. We are just not that familiar with him.

  • SetzerGabbiani

    What. A. Tease.

  • subsamuel01

    Nintendo really needs to make a Megaman game on the Wii U happen. They’ill do the IP justice unlike Capcom.

    • proto13

      I think this would sell some wii u’s

    • Ying

      The only issue I see with this is people not letting Megaman Legends go. I can imagine Nintendo announces a Wii U Megaman game and then people complaining that it isn’t Legends. I don’t know how big this part of the fanbase is though so it might not matter

    • pimpalicious

      Nintendo has enough IPs they let sit for 5 years or more at a time like Metroid, Star Fox, Earthbound, F-Zero, Advance Wars, Custom Robo, Pikmin,

      They aren’t really any better than Capcom in that regard.

      • Aaron K Stone

        The reason they wont make a another Earthbound is because the creator doesn’t want to do anymore. F-Zero, Advance Wars and Custom Robo likely wouldn’t make enough money to recoup dev costs and they just released Pikmin and revealed Starfox, so they are a little better in that regard.

        • pimpalicious

          Pikmin 3 took nine years though, it’s only been four since the last Mega Man game.

          And exactly you just said Nintendo will easily drop long running franchises if they aren’t satisfied with sales, same as Capcom with Breath of Fire, Mega Man, etc.

  • Based Ignacio Puppo

    The Issue I see with making it alternate costumes, is that the hitboxes would get messed up. Either that or alter the “costumes” so that they can fit Mega-man’s chibi form, which now that I think about it, could potentially look pretty neat.

  • Nintendo shows some Xtra Megaman love with dat trophy.

  • Snorlaxation

    I’d love alternate costumes. .EXE. for sure.

  • NTaiyokun




  • Razvaille
    • Yes, they’re unlockable Guest characters for Onimusha’s very own Smash game back then. Zero sounds rather… Timid in the english version.

    • NightzeroAX

      I still have this game. Love Zero’s stage.

  • No_Limitz

    I would love to see a sort of “Project M” for this game with X as a playable character.

  • 하세요

    Even though I’ve been finally getting around to playing various Mega Man games (1-8, X-X6, now playing the Zero series), I’d rather Mega Man just have his various power alternates. Having the rest of the cast turn into midgets for alternates would look a little silly if you ask me.

    • J_Joestar

      they definitely should have done that for his custom moves.

  • NightzeroAX

    Capcom, give Megaman to Nintendo.

    • AndyLC

      “Capcom announces new Megaman to be developed by Canadian company you forgot existed”

  • Ying

    I thought this was announcing them as alternate costumes at first so now I am a little dissapointed. I am curious if they are going to add these guys as his alternate costumes or his other forms though. It doesn’t seem feasible to do both

  • Caleb Kinkaid

    All of the other forms are such a different shape from regular Mega Man that I don’t know if they’d work as alternate costumes. Protoman would be awesome though…

  • GOLD

    I loved the battle network series. hope Inafune makes a spiritual successor for that series as well.

  • revenent hell

    Man, anything with Mega Man becomes “interesting” to read in the comments.

    People want Mega Man, then complain about the version they get of him…. I even remember the endless complaints about past Mega Man games since they weren’t the version of “Mega Man” they wanted or it wasn’t set in a time/arc/whatever they wanted….

    I get people want a new Mega Man game but, really, I doubt even if they did get one they would just thrash it because it wasn’t what they had in mind.

    But regardless this Mega Man for this game looks pretty good and I kind of think they will give him the alternate costumes… I think it would kind of be silly not to. Even though I am not a major Mega Man fan I kind of like the look of Mega Man EXE above the rest.

  • Ninjagoon

    I’m pretty sure Megaman isn’t as dead as people think or seem to want it to be. I loved Megaman it was one of my favorite games when I was young, but there’s only so much you can do with him. Especially now since Keiji Inafune gone, Capcom is doing the smart thing and letting it take a rest until they can find someone to do it. Maybe after Mighty No.9 they’ll let Comcept develop a new Megaman. Who knows. If I were in charge I wouldn’t care how much crying and begging is going on, if i’m going to make a game i’m going to do it right and it should be made by the person who made the original or not at all.

    • Velen (Not WoW)

      Then you’ll be waiting for some time. Just saying.

  • Go2hell66

    I really want an HD battle network now…

    • TheGameTagerZ

      I loved the GameBoy one’s but the DS ones really scared me away honestly.

    • WolfDuo

      Or at the translate ‘Operation Shooting star’ to the west. :(
      Even if it’s not as good, the online vs mode would be enough.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething Megaman already Nintendo

  • Michael Kelehan

    It’d be really cool if Mega Man X were another character with similar moves, like Mario vs. Dr. Mario.

  • WolfDuo

    Was hoping they’d being BN Mega man and X version. Their the ones I remember out of any.

  • Can’t wait to play with those skins. It looks awesome!

  • Ric Vazquez

    Megaman as a trophy? *fangasm* hexlcrehchrcpYDPp9yohyic4p5iyf

  • Velen (Not WoW)

    @ The Author: If anything, the only two likely to be an Alt for Mega Man if he has any at all would be Protoman or Bass. Having one of the other Mega Men just wouldn’t fit.

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