Super Smash Bros. SPECIAL " is now available on Nintendo Switch.
The previously announced "How to Use ARMS Fighter," which explains the details of the sixth additional fighter, will be available on Monday, June 22, 2020, at 23:00!
There are a lot of things we are interested in, such as which ARMS characters will be participating in the game, what kind of controls will be used, when the distribution date will be, and so on.
Director Sakurai's home open to the public!
The "How to use ARMS Fighter" was recorded on May 2, 2020, when a state of emergency was declared nationwide due to the spread of the new coronavirus.
The Smash Bros. team was also teleworking and could not gather at the studio, so we wondered if the recording would be canceled this time. Would only the movie be shown? But then, Nintendo sent Mr. Sakurai home with a magnificent filming kit. That's Nintendo! The devil!
So, Mr. Sakurai, who is very perceptive, decided to film alone from his home. It was the first time to show his house in an official Nintendo broadcast.
Before I could say how hard it must have been for him to film alone, I was struck by the luxuriousness of Mr. Sakurai's home!
He has a nice sofa! Two large monitors!
And above all, as if Mr. Sakurai is a video game enthusiast, there are a large number of video game consoles permanently installed.
As far as we can confirm
- Nintendo Switch
- Wii U
- NEOGEO mini
- Xbox One X
- PlayStation 4
- PlayStation 4 Pro
- PlayStation 3 (Early model)
- PlayStation 3 (top-loading type)
- Nintendo Classic Mini Family Computer
- Nintendo Classic Mini Super Nintendo Entertainment System
- SNES Classic
- PC Engine mini
- Mega Drive mini (Mega CD and Space Harrier II cartridge connection for Mega Drive Tower mini)
- PlayStation Classic
And dreamy facilities!
They watch TV and play games on two monitors at the same time, or when guests come over, they output the same game and enjoy it together! I want to be invited!
Mr. Sakurai is well known for his love of video games, but we had no idea that his space was so well-equipped. Shouldn't he just open his home to the public now?
Well, I'm afraid that's not going to happen, so without further ado, let's move on to the "How to use ARMS Fighter"!
What is "ARMS"?
The "ARMS Fighter" announced this time is a character from the unique fighting game " ARMS, " which was released on Nintendo Switch in 2017.
The game offers a unique control experience in which players control a fighter whose arms extend like springs.
The game can be played with a standard controller, but it is also familiar to players who hold the Joy-Cons in both hands and operate the game while actually moving their arms.
The reason why the arms extend is that in the world of "ARMS," there is a concept of " Arms-users, " and when they demonstrate their abilities, their arms extend.
I'm convinced that they are such people, not modified humans or cyborgs!
Movie of the new ARMS players!
Well, it has not yet been announced which characters from "ARMS" will be participating in the game, but a movie of their participation has been released!
Mien Mien", one of the most popular characters in "ARMS", is going to join the game!
So, this time, we will show you "How to use Mien Mien" instead of "How to use ARMS Fighter "!
Mien Mien" is the 18-year-old daughter of Menten Rice Restaurant, who loves ramen.
The reason why she is called "Mien Mien" is because she was recommended by "ARMS" producer Yabuki.
Some people think that Springman is the main character in "ARMS," but in "ARMS," no one is the main character, everyone is the main character.
As a side note, if you search for "Springman," you will get a lot of hits about a certain demon superhero.
I'll tell you how it operates and what kind of movements it makes later!
The main topic, "How to use Mien Mien.
This is still under development at the time of filming, so some of the details may differ from the production version. Please understand.
It was very difficult to incorporate the unique "ARMS" character into Smash Bros.
He is good against heavyweights, but not so good against lightweights or aerial fighters, making him a very unusual fighter.
Mien Mien Basics
Both arms are spring-loaded, each equipped with a different arm.
The ability to equip different arms on the left and right is a part of the fighter's faithfulness to the original work.
The left udder can be extended by pressing the A button. This is a strong attack.
In smash attacks, the left udder is more powerful and extends more strongly.
For strong attacks, you can walk while extending your arm.
In the original work, you can move while attacking, so this is a faithful reproduction.
You can also jump while performing a strong attack.
You can also perform smash attacks in the air.
The udes are extended a little longer in a smash attack.
The extended udder can be bent up and down.
Mien Mien" has a big difference from other fighters.
The B button is not a normal special move.
Press B to attack with the right udder.
In other words, he attacks with both udes: left udes with A button and right udes with B button.
Don't worry, it does not mean that there are no special moves. I will show you that later!
You can use both udes with the A and B buttons, so you can use a wide range of strategies, such as striking to the left or right, or doing combination attacks.
You can launch a series of smash attacks by repeatedly pressing A+B.
The left udes will always come out first.
This is a medium-range direct attack, but it has an advantage.
It is difficult to be countered because of the distance between you and your opponent.
The weakness is that it is weak in close combat. It is quite easy to avoid.
Moreover, it takes time for Ude to return, so if it is avoided, a big gap is created.
He needs to keep his distance and bend his attacks upward for anti-air, but since he does not bend so freely, he is not good at being attacked from above.
Aerial attacks are also not that easy to hit.
On the other hand, if you are facing "Mien Mien," be sure to close the gap between you and him!
If you are shielded from attacks, you will have a big gap, so be careful!
The normal special move (B) and sideways special move (← or → + B) are used to control the arm, but there is an up special move (↑ + B) and a down special move (↓ + B).
The lower special move is an arm change. This is also special.
You can switch the arm on the right ude.
You can switch arms whenever you can, so switch according to the battle situation.
There are several types of arms, starting with the " hot ring.
This arm is suited for checking and attacking with its quick movement and long range to detach the ring after the udes are fully extended.
It can attack a wide area and is easy to use, but its power is low.
It has a long reach and can strike up and down, so it is effective in preventing a return.
Next is the " Mega Bolt " arm. As you can see, it is a very powerful arm.
It moves slowly and has a short range, but it is a very powerful arm.
It can be stored.
It is very powerful when it is stored well.
It is a good arm for making a lot of shots down in the heat of the moment in multiplayer battles.
Next is the " Dragon ". The same arm equipped on the left udder can be equipped on both udder.
It is a standard arm and fires a laser after the udes are fully extended when the button is held down for a smash attack.
Since both udes can fire lasers at the same time, they can be extended in different directions for a longer distance.
If you fire lasers in both directions, you can attack a very wide area.
Grabbing is done by extending both udes as in the original story.
When you grab an opponent and throw him, the "dragon" on your left udder is strengthened. It also increases in size.
Both the attack and the laser are enhanced, increasing their presentation and power.
The laser looks more powerful.
The right udearm changes the normal aerial attack.
The speed and range of the attack changes, so use it according to the situation.
You can use the left and right udae separately, but be aware that you can only use one of them at a time.
Mien-mien" specializes in arm attacks, but it also has a kicking technique.
Press A briefly to kick.
Use the long press for the arm and the short press for the kick.
If you press the A button repeatedly, it becomes a " kung fu combo " and hits continuously.
The upper strong attack becomes a wheel kick.
The upper smash attack is the summersalt kick.
In addition to being able to attack upward, the Summersalt Kick can also repel an opponent's projectiles.
It is a recreation of the original performance of repelling an opponent's punch, etc. with the Summer Salt Kick.
The dash attack is a flying kick.
The lower attack is a sliding attack.
The sliding attack can be hooked and connected to the upper attack.
The lower smash attack is a simultaneous left-right attack that opens the legs and kicks to both sides.
The mid-air attack is a summersault kick in the air.
The lower mid-air attack is a dive kick.
It is useful for shifting the timing and for a sudden attack.
The upper special move is an arm jump.
You can use the arms of both udes to jump higher.
Press and hold to jump higher. It is also possible to jump diagonally.
Waza is good at medium-range fights on the ground, so it is also effective when used for escaping.
When he jumps up, he is invincible for a short period of time, so he can be used as an emergency escape.
If you use the upper special move while in the air, the move changes and becomes an arm hook.
As you can see, it is mainly used to return like a wire hook and is not likely to be used for attacks.
It does have a hit point, so you might be able to use it to attack an opponent in the air.
The last trump card: Arms Rush
The last tr ump card we have been waiting for is the " Arms Rush," which is also used by the assist figure Subringman.
This is the same technique used in the original work, but since it is the final trump card, it has a flashy effect.
All the Arms Fighter fighters gather and beat each other to a pulp!
And they finish with a gong!
This looks like it would be a great feeling if you decide to go for it.
New Stage: Subring Stadium
Along with the entry of "Mien Mien," a new stage " Spring Stadium " will be added!
You can see the ARMS fighters on the electric board in the background.
The most distinctive feature of "Spring Stadium" is the " jump platform " that protrudes from both sides of the stadium.
Jumping on the jamb platform allows you to jump higher, and you can attack while jumping.
There is a beam at the top of the stage.
You can take a passive stance, so it might be a good idea to take a passive stance when you hit the opponent.
If you turn on items, the item helicopter will bring items to you.
Be careful not to drop the item, otherwise you will not be able to get it.
Trial of "Mien Mien" by Mr. Sakurai
As always, Mr. Sakurai will be giving you a chance to try out the "Mien Mien".
This time, he will be fighting against the team of Kirby and Captain Falcon, who appeared in the movie!
As usual, CP level 8, how will they fight against a type of opponent with whom they do not have good chemistry!
Can you win while maintaining social distance to avoid getting too close!
Check out the "How to play Mien Mien" video to see how Mr. Sakurai plays!
*The video below will play before Mr. Sakurai's trial play.
Large Volume of Songs!
Of course, there will be a wide variety of additional music.
The game includes a total of 18 songs, a huge volume! Two of the songs, "ARMS Grand Prix Official Theme" and "Ramen Bowl," have been newly arranged by Atsuko Asahi, who was in charge of the music for the original game.
Since this is a fighting game to begin with, almost all of the music from all stages fits perfectly with Smash Bros. without the need to rearrange!
The delivery date and price you've been waiting for!
The 6th additional DLC character "Mien Mien", a new stage "Subring Stadium", and additional music will be released on June 30, 2020 as the "Mien Mien Set"! The stand-alone price will be 662 yen (tax included)!
As usual, this is a great deal for such a large volume of content!
It is included in the already released Fighter Pass Vol. 2, so those who have already purchased it can use it immediately after delivery!
Mii Fighter Costume Vol. 6
The sixth Mii Fighter Cost ume has also been announced!
This time, we're adding...
- Ninjara [Fighting] ARMS
- Heihachi [Fighting] Tekken
- Aori [Fighting] Splatoon
- Firefly [Shooting] Splatoon
- Vault Boy [Shooting] Fallout
5 new types are added to the list!
The "Mii Fighter Costume Vol. 6" will be released on June 30, 2020, and will be priced at 81 yen (tax included) each, which is still a steal!
Each time there is a special costume, but this time Vault Boy's participation is a surprise.
Have you noticed that the spirit theme has changed when you purchase a Mii Fighter Costume?
For example, the Cuphead Mii Costume is usually against Mega Man, but this time it's against Vault Boy.
If you purchase the Cuphead Mii Costume, Mega Man will become the Cuphead Costume.
We are planning to add more and more updates in the future, so if something changes, we hope you will think, " That's just the way it is.
I'm looking forward to seeing what changes are in store.
New function added to "Spirits
A new " rematch function " will be added to "Spirits," a challenging element of Smash Bros.
When you go to "Spirits " -> "Favorites" -> "Directory" -> "Directory of Spirits ", you will see a list of Spirits you have fought or collected, and a mark will appear with a " High Score ". You can also look at the Spirits' directory.
You can look at the directory normally, but if you move the cursor over it and press the X or + button, you can fight again right away!
If you have something in your name book or a subject to fight, you will always be able to re-fight that subject, making it easier to try again and again.
If you win, you will score more for the lower power of the spirits you had equipped, and you will also receive some SP.
When you clear the game, the rematch marker will change.
High Score Total " is displayed in the upper right corner of the Spirits' Directory.
This is the total of the high score by clearing various subjects, so let's clear many subjects and aim for the high score!
However, there are a lot of difficult puzzles to clear, aren't there?
For those who can't clear them, the spirit team has introduced some examples of countermeasures for difficult problems!
However! Some of you may want to clear them by your own ability, so we will not introduce them here!
I've put up a video below that plays from the examples of countermeasures, so only those who want to see it can!
New Amiibo will also be released!
Amiibo for the Smash Bros. series, in fact, all of the basic Smash Bros. characters have been developed.
There are also Amiibo with designs from past titles, but we have already released all of them for the time being, so we were wondering if there would be any new Amiibo, but now the first Amiibo with additional DLC, "Joker", will be released!
The clear parts reproduce the flame of the persona "Arsene", and the Amiibo is quite complete.
Please note that the image shown above is a prototype and may differ slightly from the final product version.
Amiibo "Joker" will be released in the fall of 2020!
And the second additional DLC , "Brave", will also be released!
The "Brave" from DQXI has been recreated in a cool standing pose.
Please note that this is also a prototype and may differ slightly from the production version.
Amiibo "Yusha" will be released in the fall of 2020!
Other additional fighters are still under development.
The first additional character in 5 months!
Mien Mien" will be released on June 30, 2020, and will be the first new character in 5 months since the last "Beret / Beleth" was released on January 29.
Whether you have been away from Smash Bros. for a while or have just started Smash Bros. for the first time, the addition of "Mien Mien" will make for even hotter battles!
Mr. Sakurai has a few words to say at the end of the video!
Captain Falcon made an appearance in the "Mien Mien" introduction video.
Actually, Captain Falcon is the only voice that was recorded for the original 64 version without being re-recorded, but Ryo Horikawa, the voice actor who handles the voice of Captain Falcon, newly recorded his voice for the introduction video! Just for his ramen-eating voice!
Why don't you watch the introduction video again to hear the newly recorded voice of veteran voice actor Ryo Horikawa, who is well known for Vegeta from Dragon Ball, Heiji Hattori from Detective Conan, and Reinhard von Musel from The Legend of the Galactic Heroes?
For more information on "Super Smash Bros. Special," please visit the official website!