Feb 12th, 2014

Earlier today Masahiro Sakurai released a screenshot of the new home-run bat that will make an appearance in the next installment of the Super Smash Bros. series. The most notable change to the design of the bat is that the new bat is black, where previous installments saw the bat ranging from a wooden looking bat to a more gold colored bat. Someone on Twitter took the time to compare the sprites and models of previous bat designs with the new bat that Sakurai has revealed today and the difference is pretty striking.

The Super Smash Bros. Brawl bat is the most refined of the three, just from what we’ve seen so far. It’s larger than the bat that is coming in the new game but it retains the style of the bat from previous installments. What do you think of the home-run bat redesign? Are you a fan?

  • starwars360

    AWESOME!!! Can’t wait for this game so much. Wii U going be winning this year. 🙂

  • LevenThumps

    So much nostalgia in that picture.

    • Shota

      yep, man that old smash bros logo .

  • GregoryTheRainMaker

    The design of the new bat is cool.

  • Gameonfool

    Why is there never any worthy wii u news seriously I feel sorry for ninty fans. The console Been out for like a year and a half nearly and only a handful of games and not much game news for over a year. Since the direct jan last year nothing els much and we still don’t know when we can play bayonetta an x ect. Nintendo = fail.

    • How’s Killer Instinct and… and…?

      • Gameonfool

        Killer instinct is great thanks for asking and and is really good too. But seriously you know what im saying, I’m not making this stuff up. And whilst you finally get to enjoy your colorful mk and ssmb I shall b sinking my teeth into many real long big proper games, I know your jealous but it’s ok.

        • Alexander Kleinwechter

          lol, get out of here you troll. You have nothing to do here 🙂

          • Gameonfool

            The truth hurts I know

          • Squid

            Yes because “Real” games are realistic and have good graphics.
            Out of seriousness, Nintendo has lots of great news incoming due to a recent meeting, we have a game that’s “not star fox or F Zero” coming, and most of our news is brought to us by Nintendo Direct, and I see the next one being HUGE.

          • Gameonfool

            I hope the next one will be huge for you guys

          • Squid

            Well, I can almost guarantee that the not Zelda will be very big for us. We also have many things in the making. So I suppose a big announcement chain (like January 2013) wil happen. Nintendo knows the situation they are in. They should know how to fix it.
            I don’t hate any game system. I plan on owning Ps4 when it hopefully lowers a price. Just don’t call nintendo Kiddy, because family friendly and kiddy are two different things.

          • Gameonfool

            I never said kiddie and I like the wii u I just think Nintendo are failing their fans big time. I do think they need to throw in a couple of more mature themed games though, metroid and eternal darkness would do.

          • Alexander Kleinwechter

            Have you completed super mario 3D world?

          • Gameonfool

            Near the last bowser castle on the world after 7, mainly play it with my wife and kids. Great fun but part of me wants a camera panned behind me with big worlds to explore and many stars to collect but it’s great to have a main mario game we can all play together. Look I know Nintendo have a magic feel like Disney that’s unique but Nintendo need a swift kick up the but for lack of games and lack of 3rd party I know it’s not all their fault but seriously spend some money, expand some teams, flash cash at 3rd parties like Sony and m$ just do more. You gotta spend money to make money.

          • Alexander Kleinwechter

            I dont get it,why you are telling me this about nintendo’s buisness?

          • Gameonfool

            I dunno maybe you know it because its a discussion section, you asked a question and I answered then talked what i thought about the company a little more. You tell me to get out and what not but don’t you share feelings/opinions for the company. Are they fine or should they do any thing different.
            Oh and have you completed sm3dw

          • Alexander Kleinwechter

            well, im at world flower, i will beat the boss blitz level soon :). its good to share opnions though, nothing wrong with it, its just, im probably the wrong person to talk about that stuff 🙂

        • I just finished Splinter Cell Blacklist. Very green, but other than that, not many colors

          • Gameonfool

            You must have felt color blind

          • which is why it’s nice to play bright and colorful games now and then 🙂

          • Gameonfool

            I don’t think my brain can handle to many bright colors, might think I’m trippin.

    • Virus6

      So you visit a Nintendo only site to talk shit. Wow, I feel bad for you if this is how you spend your time.

      • Gameonfool

        Your the one talkin trash, your supposes to comment here but sorry if my opinion is to harsh for you

  • X3Charlie

    I like the rawl bat better. The new one seems kinda gaudy for my taste.

  • Squid

    The bat seems to be made of steel, that would make the amount of damage it usually makes, well it makes more sense!

  • Googs

    Nintendo Direct TOMORROW! 5PM EST, 10 PM GMT http://www.nintendo.com/nintendo-direct/archive/02-13-2014/

    • Gameonfool

      Don’t get too exited, might be just release date of mario kart and bayonetta although is needed. If they show at least two new games then ill be impressed.

  • Captain Falcon

    Direct tomorrow 5pm ET

    • Shota

      THANK YOU FALCON. OMG after so long

      • Captain Falcon

        No prob. SHOW YA MOVES!!!

        • Shota

          FALCOON PUNCH!

          • Captain Falcon

            YEAH YEAH!!!

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          • Gameonfool

            Yipee ka ya m***********

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    • WolfgangAmadeusMozart

      Hey, when will Sakurai reveal your return in Smash Bros 4 ?

      • Jeffery02

        Along with Ness and Jigglypuff. I want the original 12 to be a Smash Bros staple. It’s not Smash Bros without ALL of the founding characters, IMO.

        • WolfgangAmadeusMozart

          We can expect all of the original 12 to return. Sakurai will reveal Yoshi, Ness, Captain Falcon and Jigglypuff sooner or later.

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  • 00EpicGamer00

    I love the new bat. 🙂
    …Only thing I don’t like about it, is the coin at the bottom of it….it just doesn’t seem to fit with the overall design choice.

  • AM Real

    Yup, this bat looks sick

  • Mario

    Oh look! Sakurai even added a keychain on it.

    • Erik

      Looks like a Keyblade.. SORA! WHAT DID YOU DO?!?

  • German2508

    To me it just doesn’t look like a bat. My favorite one is the melee design. The new bat just has the shape of it, everything else is like a freaking katana. I’m not saying is not cool, but I think it looked better before.

  • TheHaydenator

    Looking goooood

  • William Cole

    Ness is getting hard.