Lucina has a 'mask on/off' taunt, Robin's down+B special can 'curse' his opponents to drain health in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS

Posted by Cheng Kai 'KarbyP' Sim • July 16, 2014 at 1:08 p.m. PDT

Apart from the scoops on the new characters coming to BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma and Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, the latest issue of Weekly Famitsu magazine has also furnished additional details on the move sets for the Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS characters Nintendo announced on Monday.

Check out the images below, along with our translations of the new characters' move descriptions.

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Let's start with Lucina (first image). She has the exact same set of special moves that Marth does, but like the game's director Masahiro Sakurai explained, the main difference between Lucina and Marth is that the former's moves will do the same damage regardless of which part of her blade hits, whereas Marth's attacks will only do maximum damage if the tip of his blade brushes the opponent.

One very important detail that both the character reveal trailer and Sakurai left out, however, is that you can actually start a match as Lucina with her mask on. In fact, Lucina has a taunt that lets her put on or remove the mask, in a similar fashion to Guile's "sunglasses" taunt in Ultra Street Fighter 4.

Captain Falcon

The second image you see above from Famitsu provides a brief overview of Captain Falcon's moves. It would appear that not many changes has been made to Captain Falcon's move set from Super Smash Bros. Brawl to the new verison for Wii U and 3DS.

One detail that might be new, however, is that if you activate Captain Falcon's neutral-B special, Falcon Punch, and immediately push the analog stick in the direction opposite of the character is facing, Captain Falcon will actually unleash this signature move in the opposite direction -- which does more damage. Please let me know in the comments if this was already possible in past Smash Bros. games. Edit: According to kac1010 in the comments, this was added in Brawl.


Famitsu also provided a very detailed rundown of Robin's special moves in the game (3rd and 4th images). Check out our translation of the details below:

Robin's Forward Smash
This move strikes your opponent with Robin's Levin Sword. However, as you can only use Robin's Levin Sword attacks a certain number of times, once you've run out of uses, this attack will hit with a regular bronze sword instead.

Forward air attack
When performing this move, if you were to smash the analog stick in the forward direction, Robin will attack with his Levin Sword for additional electric damage. But like all of Robin's Levin Sword attacks, you can only use the improved version a finite number of times.

Down+B: Nosferatu
Purple-black smog in the shape of a snake appears right in front of Robin when this move is used. If your opponent is hit by it, he or she will be "cursed" by the spell. When a cursed opponent is hit, Robin's health meter will recover. What's also interesting is that if the cursed opponent is struck from the back, the amount of health Robin recovers will be larger.

Neutral B: Thunder
Hitting the button once will activate a charging period for Robin's Thunder spell, and hitting it again will cast it. The amount of time Robin charges will determine the version of the spell cast (Thunder, Elthunder, Arcthunder, or Thoron).

While charging, you can also hit the shield button to cancel the move and store the charge -- the next time you hit the B button, Robin will resume charging from wherever you left off previously.

Up+B: Elwind
When this special move is performed in the air, Robin produces two green projectiles that he sends flying downwards, which simultaneously propels him upwards. However, you can only use this move a limited number of times. Once you've exceeded the number of uses, Robin will not produce the projectiles or jump higher.

Side+B: Arcfire
Robin produces a projectile that flies diagonally downwards. When the projectile comes into contat with the stage, an opponent, or an item, it will generate a pillar of fire that spreads upwards, and deal area damage to anyone nearby.

Source: Weekly Famitsu magazine. Sent in by an anonymous tipster.
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