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New Smash Bros. screen shows off impact launch move

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As Super Smash Bros. development continues, we’re getting new looks at some of the features of the game. This shot is taken from the official Super Smash Bros. website and shows off the impact-launch effect for the Wii U version of the game.

Sakurai described the event via Miiverse, stating that impact launch has been colored to match the characters’ color and will serve to show who gets the points in a knockout. It looks great so far and it’s only a shame that we didn’t get a small animation of an impact launch instead of a screenshot. What do you think?

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  • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

    Now people will know just that much quicker that I was the one who dealt their death ;D

    • Clel

      We’ll see about that… hehehe

      • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

        you have a U?

        • Clel

          Yeah! Since February, for my birthday :D (even though my b-day is in March) Do u have a U?

          • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

            of course I do! :D You should add me. Miiverse name is just Zorpix, like my username

          • Clel

            Cool! Mine is Gandalfo. I know it’s kinda strange, but when creating the Nintendo Network ID, I didn’t know that was the username that would appear. So I just wrote the first thing that came to mind XD
            But currently my Wii U doesn’t have regular access to the Internet, so I’ll do it when I can.

          • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

            alrighty. Mine is at home (not college) so I’ll see it on the weekends, but I may bring it back to school anyways.

          • Shota

            add me too guys. shonenjump

          • Arthur Jarret

            I’m Samael_blackwing (psn too)… I did some great art on miiverse before monster hunter was released…

            Neither Arthur or Samael is my real name. I also have a different name I use to sign my writing and my non-miiverse artwork.

        • Kirbyomega

          kirbymon123 is me!

  • https://twitter.com/Onyzora Ony

    Gorgeous :3

  • WiiUisgaming

    I do not understand what is Impact launch? Is it a final smash?

    • Baum 「ツリー」

      It’s when you throw someone out of the stage. Everytime you do this you get 1 point and/or the enemie loses a life ^^

    • The Clockwork Being

      impact launch move. It means that when you get hit by a strong attack you go flying and their is like a launch trail that follows you. They just got hit by some character we dont see and now they got launch

    • Daniel Carvalho

      It’s when you give off an impact so hard it launches you off the arena.

  • Martijn Plasmans

    Still not clear what it is? Samus’ is red and Link’s is green…and it will serve to show who gets points in a knockout? So who’s getting points in the screenshot?

    • The Clockwork Being

      impact launch move. It means that when you get hit by a strong attack you go flying and their is like a launch trail that follows you.

      • Martijn Plasmans

        So in the screenshot, Link is hit by Link? And Samus by Samus?

        • The Clockwork Being

          No im thinking by someone else. They just got hit by some character we dont see and now they got launch

          • Martijn Plasmans

            So how will it ” serve to show who gets the points in a knockout”

          • The Clockwork Being

            the way it ill show who get’s the points im just guessing verytime you do this you get 1 point and the the enemy loses a life or a point depending on the game mode.

          • Madmagican

            They show who gets the point because you can trace the launch dash back to the character who launched them

    • Tails the Foxhound

      I’m guessing it corresponds to player colors. So Samus got smashed by player one and Link by player four.

  • The Clockwork Being

    Team Rocket should be in this. When they go flying it would be like.

    TEAM ROCKET BLASTING OFF AGAIN!!

    • MetroidZero

      Star KO 5000pts

    • Ȑaȟuḽ Cớrnhớliớ

      Great idea lol ha ha

    • Kmac

      Stop…..

    • Shota

      perfect. just perfect. Flying in the background while saying that. They’re like ice climbers. Final Smash: TEAM ROCKET ROCKET!!

      • 00EpicGamer00

        Does Team Rocket even HAVE a rocket!? I thought the only thing they had was a balloon.
        But, if team Rocket was made a playable character, it’d be funny if their final smash was them in their balloon, just flying around the stage. And maybe they’d have different things from the episodes each time. Like the arms, cannons etc.

        • Shota

          yeah. but i meant you will hear the music team rocket rocket. Then with the balloon they will fire you with weapons.

          • 00EpicGamer00

            Oh, that’s a pretty cool idea, I have to say. I love that song by the way.

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  • Daniel Carvalho

    Now, regarding this, I think it’s a nice add on. In past games, we couldn’t tell who fell off the arena if many players were thrown outside the screen, until the chaos set down. Can’t wait to see this game running on an actual Wii U!

  • Hugo Hernandez

    You can see the animation for this new launch in here at around 1:13 in the video when link those his spin move.

  • lozman1122

    Sweet. Now I’ll be able to tell my friends to fetch me a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow I’ll be making :)

    • lozman1122

      Wups. I believe I read the article in error. Sorry!

      • The Clockwork Being

        How so?

        • Sol Ridgeway

          Because it will be the color of the character that did the attack from what this sounds like. So if you are Link you could say, “I’m about to paint this place green… with your face.”

          • Lusunup

            It all depends on the which player launches who not the color of the character 1p is usually red 2p is usually blue 3p is green 4p is yellow I think…. and cpu would be grey

  • Jake

    I have a feeling with all the photos are the Wii U version, it will come out b4 3DS. That’s fine but the 3DS will probably come Christmas while Wii U comes Summer. At least I can get both versions b/c my parents would rarely buy me two games a month, especially if it has the same name.

  • Clel

    Well, it’s not like it’s rocket science or anything…

    OH WAIT!

  • MetroidZero

    Why you no reveal Zero Suit Samus?

    • Nookling

      Since Samus was shown to have the same Final Smash, I am guessing Zero Suit Samus will make a return.

      • Johny

        yeah… but she didnt shed off the suit after the final smash :/ thats what worries me, AND at the same time could be a good thing. maybe ZSsamus will be a seperate character or a variation of samus so you dont automaticly transform after the smash

        • MetroidZero

          I think they immediately switched to another gameplay footage when the final smash ended in the trailer (I think), so we never got to see what happened after Samus’s final smash.

          • Nookling

            Ya, it switched before the end of Samus’s smash.

    • Graeme Lynch

      Zero Samus is a MUST! I loved whipping around the stages. I was majorly stoked when I realised she could match Shiek in speed. My friend would always play as the gender bender and piss the living buggery out of me diving around the stage like a cheetah on crack. Anyway I hope she returns alongside Mewtwo. I miss him…

    • DragonSilths

      Samus in the Smash Bros is the Other M version. I dont recall Zero-Suit Samus in Other M…

      • MetroidZero

        Here’s a video with every shot of ZSS in Other M:

      • Mario

        Oh no! She is! But she could only do that in the end.

    • Mario

      You do know that’s a transformation. Right? Samus is Samus. No matter what suit she has.

      • MetroidZero

        *Facepalm*

        • Mario

          What’s that about?

  • Adam Porter

    anyways, i’ve been in every games shop in donegal and tyrone today and not one has a copy of pikmin3, anyone know when i can download it?

    • Fred

      Which country do you live in?

      • Adam Porter

        ireland, i’m actually downloading the game right now

  • Exuld Acrex

    oh I get it, 1st player is red, 2nd is blue, 3rd is yellow, and 4th
    is green. not the colors of the actual characters.

    • Elem187

      Or these two colors came from Mario and Luigi? Or Mario and Link.

    • 00EpicGamer00

      Umm…..In the article, it says “the impact launch has been colored to match the character’s color”.

      • Tails the Foxhound

        Yeah, but think about the characters’ alternate colors. How many different ones would they have to program in, and what if two people are using the same character? It’s more likely that it’s the player color than the character color.

        • 00EpicGamer00

          You do know that their are different shades of the same color, right? Two players CAN’T use the same color, that’s been in every smash bros. Like, for instance, if I choose Bowser to be blue, the second player CAN’T choose Bowser to be blue.
          Now, if you mean a character that has a color the same as someone else’s, all they’d have to do is change the shade of the impact. Like, for instance, with light blue yoshi, the impact launch would be light blue. With Captain Falcon (original color), the impact would obviously be a more darker shade of blue. Original green Yoshi’s impact would be a light/lime green, while Link’s is an emerald like green.
          And honestly, I think programming different shades of color to the characters alternative colors, wouldn’t be THAT difficult. I mean, yeah sure, it probably wouldn’t be like a “1, 2, 3 you’re done” sort of thing. But it surely wouldn’t be the most difficult thing to ever program into a game.

          • Tails the Foxhound

            But how many of those shade will be meaningfully different? They’d need a different shade of red, green, blue and yellow for every single character, it’d be much simpler to color code it to the player slot.

      • Lusunup

        Look at the smash video trailer 1:07 link lauches both fox with a yellow impact donkey kong with red impact launch then at 1:38 when villager launches marios launch impact turned blue theres no point in arguing it’s by players color. CPU is white

        • 00EpicGamer00

          Then why did they lie!?
          If the colors don’t match the characters colors, then their saying something that isn’t true. There’s a difference between “players color”, and “characters color”.

  • Ducked

    Samus needs to be in a new Metroid game

    • Mario

      She’s always in Metroid games! She’s the protagonist of the series!

      • Ducked

        Did you read my post? I said a “new game”.

        • Mario

          Yes. I read it.

    • Lusunup

      Of course thier not going to replace samus in a metroid game..

  • http://nintendopapercraftvideos.wordpress.com/ Sam

    That looks great!

  • Razo_E

    Sweet! I love stealing kills during a final smash. If you time it right, you can hit the person that just got smash’d before they fly off the screen and the kill will count as yours.

    • Lusunup

      OMG that makes me rage xD but I love it!

  • Nookling

    Just waiting for another returning fighter! My bet is on Luigi as it is the year of Luigi. I am thinking it will be a character reveal a month. If you don’t count the original ones revealed in the E3 slot for Smash, Wii Fit Trainer was revealed in June and Olimar in July. Who will clame Augest? Peach, Diddy Kong, Ness? Captain Falcon, Marth, Yoshi? JIGGLYPUFF?

    • Nookling

      I realize that the announced fighters are all from different franchises, so Captain Falcon, Ness or Marth seem likely to me.

      • Tails the Foxhound

        Puff, Luigi, Falcon and Ness probably won’t be revealed. They won’t be gone, but they’re all always unlockables, we won’t be seeing them until we play the game (or he reveals spoilers again).

        • Nookling

          Ya, I guess that’s true. I guess I’ll go with Marth! Maybe they will switch up the unlockables this time around though.

  • timehacker11

    The creator complains about leaked cutscenes before SSBB’s release, and yet he releases brand new screen shots of a unreleased game? LMAO pathetic.

    • Guest

      But he kind of is justified for not wanting something that could make the game less of a suprise leaked such as cutscenes. This is something small which really doesn’t ruin/effect the first impression of the game.

      • TaintedXGamer

        Try saying that to the creator, no wonder we don’t get no story mode this time round, to be honest I actually liked subspace emissary mode.

  • Michael Jurado

    oh that’s just awesome ^_^

  • http://twitch.tv/dve2k DVE

    FALCOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON PUNCHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

  • http://www.mpt-online.eu/ Sylux

    Samus and Link it huh, just wondering why Samus has red, shouldn’t it be orange as the majority of her suit is orange, and 10% red and another 15% yellow. I would assume Mario would be red :) O well doesn’t really matter, I just noticed and started to think about it. Screenshot looks cool though. Definitely a shame we didn’s see a small animation for it, but maybe that’s for the best, otherwise they might have removed the impact moves like they removed both story mode and cutscenes :’(

  • http://twitch.tv/dve2k DVE

    Falcon Punch Koolaid Style Mmmmmmmm, but why can’t it be grape >:(

  • zerooooo

    “shame that we didn’t get a small animation” did watch the trailer? We have seen this already nothing new…

  • Zeldatrek

    What!?! Are Din and Farore in Smash too? And poor Nyrule is left out this time.

    • TaintedXGamer

      lol

  • Kirbyomega

    I think when he said it would match the color of the character he meant the character that made the KO, like if you were player 1 and you ko’d somebody the blast would be red, etc. red (1P), blue (2P), yellow (3P), and green (4P). He just made it so player 1 ko’d Samus and player 4 ko’d Link so it would look cool.

  • Sidney Majurie

    That pic reminded me of Ocarina of Time when you get the cut scene showing how the Goddesses created Hyrule :)

  • Nicholas John Hilzinger

    am i the only one who thought of the golden goddesses from OoT?

  • $41809923

    that green character looks like a new character in the game it might be a custom robo character thats what it looks like to me

    • John Raybell

      facepalm. ITS LINK!!!!!!!!!

      • http://MacroManJr.blogspot.com/ Brian Lockett

        The almighty *facepalm* is more for moments of severe lack of one using their brain–not for simple moments of not making out a rather obscured character clearly.

  • William Cole

    Good idea.