During today’s “Final Presentation” for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, Masahiro Sakurai revealed that Cloud Strife from Final Fantasy VII will be available to download later today.
There were a lot of requests for Final Fantasy characters for Super Smash Bros., but Cloud was the most popular one.
As for his gameplay, his sound effects were inspired by the original game, and he’ll have two main costumes—one from the game, and one from Advent Children that comes in two varieties.
Limit gauge fills up when you take damage or attack enemies. It’s similar to Little Mac’s, but can also be charged by holding the down smash. While it’s up, his attack power increases, and he’s able to use a Limit Break version of his attacks for one time. Once a Limit Break is charged up, the down special becomes a new move that deals 1% damage, but is extra strong.
As for the Midgar Stage, they’ll have Summon Materia that pops out, which allows players to use Summons. They’re like Super Smash Balls, but the Summons all do different things to the terrain.
For example Ifrit can shift the terrain, while Ifrit can drop parts of electricity that damages all other players. Odin slices the stage in half, KO’ing any character that is in the middle of it. Leviathan makes water flow from right to left, similar to the Donkey Kong stage. Bahamu Zero fires an area-of-effect damage on part of the map.
Cloud Strife will be available later today in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U for $5.99 each, or $6.99 for both. The Chocobo hat will also be available for Mii Fighter later today.