Nintendo surprisingly revealed three new characters for the new Super Smash Bros. with Lucina, Robin, and the return of Captain Falcon. Director Masahiro Sakurai gives us a closer look at Lucina, along with her comparison to Marth on his latest Miiverse post.
While Lucina’s abilities are identical to Marth’s, as it must be in her DNA, Sakurai explains that Marth’s power is concentrated at the tip of his sword, while Lucina’s attack strength is balanced throughout her weapon, making her easier to control. She’s also a bit shorter than Marth.
“With the Wii Fit Trainers, the male and female Robins, the Villagers, and Little Mac, varying their appearances and voices works just like selecting alternate color variations,” wrote Sakura. “However, whenever there is even a small difference in abilities, that character gets an actual roster slot. That is why you can select Lucina individually.”
He also added the following close-up look at Lucina, along with an interesting little tidbit:
“By the way…there’s probably no chance you’ll be able to see this in the game, but Lucina has the mark of Naga in her left eye.”
Super Smash Bros. will be available this October for Nintendo 3DS, with the Wii U version following sometime this holiday season.