Feb 13th, 2014

We knew Nintendo would be teasing us with more Super Smash Bros. information during today’s Nintendo Direct, which included the above trailer for the character reveal of Little Mac. You can see both the Nintendo 3DS and the Wii U versions of Little Mac, which look pretty nice.

Of notable information is the fact that Satoru Iwata did confirm that Super Smash Bros. is shooting for a 2014 release date, though no official date was given. As more and more characters are being unveiled, we’re finally getting closer to getting this game in our hands. Expect more information about this game released at E3 as Nintendo continues to build the hype.

What did you think of this character reveal?

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  • Little Mac was an assist trophy in Super Smash Bros Brawl (just like me) and now he’s a playable character…

    • The Clockwork Being

      There is HOPE FOR YOU MY FRIEND! Hopefully other assist trophies do that jump *cough* Isaac *cough*

      • Jordan Fata

        I think Isaac and Saki Amamiya are the two assist trophies left that should be playable. I like Waluigi and Samurai Goroh too but those Isaac and Saki represent new franchises so I would go with them first

      • Isaac Newton!

    • Virus6

      You shouldn’t even exist Waluigi. Your only purpose is to serve as a doubles partner for Wario. That’s why you never get any attention.

      • Arthur Jarret

        Well… he was the main antagonist in Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix.

        I’d love a game called: Waluigi: Looking for love – a 3D collect-a-thon platformer in the vein of Mario 64 – filling the gap for that genre that 3D world kinda left open.

        In each chapter Waluigi rescues a princess – sometimes from an actual threat, but at times it turns out he was attacking her subjects instead of any captors. They all turn him down. By making him go to different kingdoms you’ll be able to have a variety of styles – from Peach’s castle to Sarassaland to BeanBean kingdom.

        I’d have him end up with either Wendy Koopa or Birdo in the end…

    • Arthur Jarret

      I’d rather have you in your own game than another choice in a humongous roster of characters.

      • My game is almost ready for the Wii U!!!

  • Alex Kelecich

    HELL YES!!!!!!!!

  • Noah

    That explains the boxer ring stage. Nice!

    • Mendoza Manuel

      seriously…went over everyone’s head…nobody questioned that stage haha

      • Chronic Gang

        No I think that ring was the reason that led everyone to believe lil Mac would be in smash

  • LevenThumps

    Little Mac is easily the most desired character for SSB4 I’ve heard from around the Internet. I’m so excited for him to finally be announced for this game.

    • companyoflosers

      first ive heard of him

      • Virus6

        Are you blind, deaf and dumb? It’s not like Punch Out is an obscure series.

        • Superstick98

          They don’t give as much attention to this series as they do with all their other IP’s so it’s understandable why he didn’t know who that was. -_-

          • Squid

            Well, I mean they shouldn’t over use the Punch out series or it will quickly become bland.

          • Arthur Jarret

            Well, at east Punch-out got a wii game – unlike a certain fox that got three characters playable in brawl, and a racer with his assist-trophy samurai buddy.

            I think mac’s entry to smash is long overdue. He was one of two characters on my wishlist missing for brawl (the other being a boy… and his blob) – even though Nintendo’s buying of Monolith added to that list.

        • Zzyzx

          It hasn’t even been close to the clamoring for Mega Man or Ridley

    • Byllant

      You haven’t heard of Geno, have you?

      • LevenThumps

        I’ve heard of Geno, and I’ve also seen him requested SSB4 as well, but I’ve seen requests for Little Mac a lot more.

        • Squid

          Well you also forgot the bs requests like Goku and knuckles which are always requested,

          • Johnny Be Me

            Goku is ridiculous. I’m personally hoping for a more reasonable option. Like Mickey Mouse’s ears.

    • The Clockwork Being

      Yeah after Megaman he sure was!

    • Dallas Gooch

      I disagree, Cloud and Master Chief are the most requested. I have seen so many idiots begging for them…

  • Guest

    This was the perfect way to open the Nintendo direct with.

  • Mario

    And the fight is getting more and more interesting.

  • Justis Bistawros

    Well people get ready to get punched in the face.

  • David Trail

    Such a good opening then it went down hill : (

  • Adrian Brown

    Finally, and he will rock!

  • Miles “Tails” Prower

    I know this is off topic, but I would have liked to see more gameplay from Sonic boom in the direct. That’s just me though. 🙂

    • David Trail

      Me to the direct was a bit disappointing. I was expecting so much more. They pushed the 3DS too much : (

      • Miles “Tails” Prower

        Yeah, a lot of people are upset at the fact they didn’t show many Wii u games. I’m sure the next Direct will be more Wii u information. I mean it should be, they pretty much covered everything about the 3DS, so the Wii u should be next in line. Hopefully…

        • David Trail

          Hopefully the 3DS is killing it. Wii U needs more advertisement now : (

      • DragonSilths

        There are more 3DS games coming out before E3 then Wii U games…They talked about as much Wii U games as they could for this Direct.

        • Miles “Tails” Prower

          I knew there was a reason why they showed so much 3DS games.

        • companyoflosers

          they could have put something together for zelda U. theyve been developing that since before the wii u was released. they even had to give an excuse as to why they didnt say something about it last e3. so yes, there was more they could have put in for the wii u.

          • DragonSilths

            They have said before Zelda HD IS COMING AT E3. You got yourself all hyped up when you should have known better.

    • companyoflosers

      its a bit soon after being announced for them to release more info on it. developers like to reveal things in small doses over time. the last bit they gave us was too recent.

      • Miles “Tails” Prower

        You are right. They have been giving off little pieces about the game. Just have to be patient and wait a little longer.

    • The Clockwork Being

      Nope would have loved that!

      • Miles “Tails” Prower

        Just from the first trailer I’ve been wanting to see more gameplay!

        • The Clockwork Being

          Yeah same. At first I thought it was strange due to the design. But after looking at them and see my favorite character(YOU)’s design and at the rest of the gang I really just wanted to see more!

          • Miles “Tails” Prower

            Im glad you like my design! I like it a lot. Can’t wait to see how our show plays out. I think it’ll be pretty good. Knuckles design is still growing on everyone, he’s been getting a lot of backlash about it.

    • Dallas Gooch

      Smash Bros and X have been my most anticipated games since I got my Wii U so simply because of those games I have no problem with the lack of Wii U games in this direct. However I would have liked a hint at the next Nintendo IP or some more Hyrule warriors info. I think Sonic boom looks awesome too but it’s a bit soon for more information.

  • David Trail

    I love my Wii U but how are naysayers going to buy a Wii U with Nintendo Directs like this?

    • GregoryTheRainMaker

      They aren’t….the Wii U is going to struggle, but Nintendo fans are going to be satisfied. I think most people see the Wii U like the Gamecube….if you own a Wii U will enjoy the good games that will come to it.

      • David Trail

        At least I know it will have some of the highest quality games this GEN. Wish more people thought like that…

  • GregoryTheRainMaker

    Little Mac ftw!

  • Moreck

    Now that they’re adding him, it feels like such a no-brainer. XD He’s a fighter, so he’s a natural for this game. The meter looks like an interesting change too

  • Ace J

    omg yessss!!!! about time little mac joins the fight!

  • DragonSilths

    Honestly…I like this cause its a new character, but I hate Punch Out and Little Mac…so…I’m on the fence about this lol.

    • Virus6

      I wasn’t aware anyone could hate Punch Out.

      • DragonSilths

        I don’t like boxing. So sue me.

        • mario54671

          You hate boxing, you don’t hate Punch Out. Punch Out is a game based on pattern memorization disguised as a boxing game. I’m not into boxing, but I actually like Punch Out.

          • DragonSilths

            Pattern memorization…even worse.

          • Arthur Jarret

            Rage of the Gladiator is an awesome Punch Out clone. It’s like… Punch out meets God of war.

            (I don’t really have anything to add to this conversation, I just wanted to give RotG a shoutout)

  • rp17

    Anyone remember the rumor about Smash having:

    The Villager
    The Wii Fit Trainer
    Little Mac

    4 of 6 have come true… hmmm….

    • companyoflosers

      pacman isnt gonna happen.

      • rp17

        I am rather indifferent to Miis’ and/or Pacman’s inclusion . But Pacman has a better potential moveset than Little Mac does. He fits the cartoony style of Smash perfectly. And the game is being made by Namco Bandai. So he definitely has a chance, maybe not a great chance, but a chance nonetheless.

        • Zzyzx

          Mii is a waste of Roster space

      • WolfgangAmadeusMozart

        Neither are the Miis

    • Squid

      What rumor? The only rumor that I remember being close to legit was the one with Girahim and the Slime.

  • MetroidZero

    He sure moves fast. I’m guessing each punch does little damage, for my guess is that he will be effective only and only if you can do combos. However, if all his punches give substantial damage, for instance, I’d throw him into the OP pile.

    I hope Nintendo gets the balance correct. Usually fast characters rely on combos whilst slow characters rely on raw power. Balance, Nintendo, balance.

    • Virus6

      They have Bandai Namco working on the game also, don’t forget that. If they can balance the roster on Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (which is far larger than Smash), they should be fine with the balance here. The video is usually misleading because you don’t know how much percentage damage the fighters are at so while it may seem like its OP, it’s just to illustrate some cool aspects of the character.

      • MetroidZero

        Yes that is true.

    • WolfgangAmadeusMozart

      According to the trailer, Little Mac seems to have a poor recovery. He might as well be a lightweight, making him easy to KO.


      All of these newcomer trailers make the new character look overpowered anyway.

  • rp17

    Here’s Sakurai’s Miiverse post shortly after…

  • Will the3rd

    Great (finally) but it’s only a character.

  • David Trail

    Why didn’t they show Sonic Boom and what’s the new game ONM are showing???

    • LevenThumps

      This Nintendo Direct said beforehand that it was focusing on games coming out Spring 2014. Sonic Boom is almost certainly coming out in the second half of the year, which is why it wasn’t shown.

  • Skelterz

    fuck little mac i’d rather have a Big mac.

    • Arthur Jarret

      I’d rather eat cardboard.
      Same taste, more nutrition.

  • Møhåmmęd Jårmøn

    He looks OP as fuck!!! That KO meter tho?

  • Nicolas Dorion

    Jesus that supersmash is terrifying
    reminds me of attack on titans

  • Swampert Master

    For me, this is tied with Megaman’s trailer as the best SSB4 trailer

  • Fierce-Deity Link

    this trailer was epic… imo it has been the best intro so far.. megaman’s was more badass cause it’s megaman.. but the dude commentating [sorry not familiar with the franchise[] made the trailer so epic xD

  • Carlos Coronado

    This means a rematch between DK and Little Mac

  • C.S. Bailey

    I’m guessing this will be a holiday title.Mac looks nice though.

  • Kirbyomega


    ….. You know what grinds my gears?

  • Henry Hotspur


    I mean, him being a character was good enough, but he has the Super Punch-Out meter! Simply perfect.

  • Louie

    Is it just me, or does his Final Smash at 1:42 look like it belongs in Attack on Titan rather than Smash Bros?

    • MujuraNoKamen

      haha you’re right. WTF, I wasn’t around in the NES era but I don’t remember ever seeing mac turn into a fucking giant.

  • Hatake86