The Dose: Mewtwo strikes back in ‘Super Smash Bros.’ DLC

The Dose: Mewtwo strikes back in ‘Super Smash Bros.’ DLC

The Dose: Mewtwo strikes back in ‘Super Smash Bros.’ DLC
April 20
22:58 2015

Matthew Payne / Staff Writer

After months of silence from Nintendo and Masahiro Sakurai, the highly anticipated return of veteran fighter Mewtwo has made its way onto the consoles of Club Nintendo members who registered both the 3DS and Wii U versions of Super Smash Bros.

Alongside Mewtwo, this update brought about a convenient eShop for Super Smash Bros. It features a variety of paid downloadable content for Mii fighter costumes, including characters from The Legend of Zelda, Xenoblade Chronicles, the Mega Man X series and more.

Mewtwo is a noticeably slow character who moves like Kind Dedede, but in spite of his slow mobility, he has a considerably powerful repertoire of smash and tilt attacks.

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In the air, he is very floaty, similar to Jigglypuff and Ness, while packing a deadly array of in-air assaults. A unique characteristic of Mewtwo is his side-special attack, “confusion,” which acts like a grab, but damages the foe as Mewtwo pulls them in with it.

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Enjoy juggling airborne fighters with ease through virtue of moves like Mewtwo’s up-smash, which simultaneously manifests a wide hit-box that deals heavy damage, all while maintaining a groovy color scheme reminiscent of the Milky Way.

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Fighters can then combo into other attacks, such as a forward-tilt, or Mewtwo’s Shadow Ball projectile. Mewtwo’s Shadow Ball does not damage foes as they make contact with it, like Lucario’s Aura Sphere, but it charges quicker than Lucario’s base side-special and can be used off-stage to propel Mewtwo in the direction opposite of his Shadow Ball’s trajectory.

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Returning from his “Super Smash Bros. Melee” move-set is his signature “Disable” attack. This attack will stun fighters, much like breaking a fighter’s shield will, and leave them vulnerable to a fully-charged smash attack.

Although this update brought with it the treat of a fresh fighter, along with minor balancing updates to pre-existing fighters (such as a polarizing nerf to top-tier character Diddy Kong’s up-throw-to-forward-air combo) and further Mii Fighter customization, missing from this update is an aforementioned tournament mode, which will organize fighters into a variety of tourney formats automatically.

This addition was first announced by Nintendo at E3 2014.

Nintendo also plans to add a new stage called Miiverse, which will project Miiverse, Nintendo’s Wii U and 3DS social network, posts in the background of the stage to either encourage or taunt the fighters, and further expand the content of their acclaimed fighter. This was also announced nearly a year ago.

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In addition to Mewtwo, veteran fighter Lucas will make his way to the line-up as purchasable downloadable content sometime this June. If you didn’t register your Wii U and 3DS codes on Club Nintendo before March 31, Mewtwo will be available for downloadable purchase through the Nintendo eShop on April 28 for $4 per platform or $5 for both the 3DS and Wii U versions.

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