Each characters has 12 special move variations to choose from in Super Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS; information about character customization

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • June 10, 2014 at 7:35 p.m. PDT

At Masahiro Sakurai's round table discussion this evening, more information about character customization was revealed.


It has been reported that each character will have 12 special move variations, much like the newly announced Mii Fighters. You can select from 3 different moves for each of the different attack slots.

One example of this is Mario's option of a regular fireball, fast fireball, and fire orb.

Characters can also allegedly equip items that increases stats like attack, speed and defense. This equipment will modify the characters by adjusting their balance, such as weakening a character when their speed is increased.

Customization extends to the Mii Fighters as well. You have the option of changing their attire, and each fighter type has its own unique outfit to choose from. Although the Mii Fighters will add a bit of personal flair to the Smash Bros. arena, it seems as though their use is limited to only friend matches online.

Those concerned with balance (or imbalance) may be happy to hear that the Super Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS development team is larger than previous titles, meaning there are more folks paying close attention to the characters this time around.

Sakurai was responsible for the changes from N64 to Melee. He had to use a broader grading system with help from staff when working on Brawl. The process became tricky due to biases in the graders' playing style. For the new games they have 12 graders, and although some balance anomalies may still surface, more people handling balance should benefit in the long haul.

Sakurai also stated that balancing these games has been tricky due to biases in the way some of the balance graders played, which is another reason the team expanded further.

Sakurai points out some characters are better suited for 2 vs. 4 player and with or without items, while others excel in 1v1 and 4 player modes.

Source: Nintendo World Report.

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