The recent patch that was rolled out for Super Smash Bros 4 did not only balance the character stats for this title but also updated the title’s main character roster as well. The new patch introduced one or two characters but at the same time, a number of character costumes were updated like Mii-class specific alternate gears for K.K. Slider, Chrom, and others.
With the addition of the latest characters to the fighter roster for Super Smash Bros 4, the total number of characters comes up to 55. This includes popular Nintendo characters interspersed with other along with non-proprietary characters from the Non-Nintendo titles. The game now has 55 characters and four of them were added from DLC expansions.
These four characters are ‘Mewtwo’ from the highly celebrated Pokémon franchise, Roy from “Fire Emblem: The Binding Blades”, Lucas from “Mother 3” and the latest addition of Ryu of “Street Fighter”. The latest reports suggest that in another round of DLC expansion, there will be other characters added as well.
From the latest reports, another character to be added to Super Smash Bros 4 is the half-genie Shantae. She will become the upcoming fifth downloadable character for the game. Some fans have already noted that Cristina Valenzuela, the voice actress for Shantae was added to Super Smash Bros 4’s IMDB list of voice-actors.
The rumor is vastly unconfirmed but Developer WayForward; the creator for Shantae is not closing its doors on collaboration with Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros 4. Matt Bozon of WayForward declared in the tweet earlier this year that the company is interested in adding Shantae to the growing roster of Super Smash Bros 4.
In the meantime, there was a character ballot earlier and fans are currently expecting the result to be declared for the top characters to be included in the next fighter add-on for Super Smash Bros 4.
The new 1.1.0 Smash Bros patch comes with updated Mii costumes (King K. Rool, Chrom, K.K. Slider and more), new stages (Miiverse and N64 levels) and Tourney Mode. Players also gain the ability to upload replays to YouTube. However, there is another important change to the game’s formula that was added underneath this update and its character balances, as mentioned earlier.
If you don’t play much with a particular character, you won’t be able to notice the differences introduced with this update. A lot of the fighters have been left unchanged but Smashboards have been keeping track of every little tweak for the purpose of minor adjustments. The changes are quite specific with Captain Falcon’s back air gone from 14% to 13%.
In the meantime, Lucas received quite a few changes with pros and cons of certain attacks, which have been altered. Changes have been made to the character grab along with hitbox size and damage given. On an interesting note, Ryu and Roy have been left unchanged. However, various long-time Super Smash Bros characters like Lucina & Marth, Robin, Palutena and Wii Fit Trainer have seen some alterations in some ways.
You will notice the fact that Marth’s Dancing Blade combos are comparatively easier to perform. ZeRO took the Evo Crown this year with Diddy Kong and he probably made it look too easy but it was updated as well.
From the looks of it, Sakurai is quite dedicated to the Super Smash Bros series with constant character additions, attribute changes to maintain balance, addition of new modes and much more.
Earlier installments of this series like Melee and Brawl did not receive any update but were played on for year. In fact, Melee is still being played till now. Thankfully, Super Smash Bros 4 is receiving constant updates and fans should be quite happy and interested with the game.