Well, leaks are bound to happen before E3! Due to the Lucas update being released early for Japanese Wii Us, some lucky hackers have been able to datamine the update, revealing that the rumoured characters, Roy and Ryu are hopefully coming to Super Smash Bros in tomorrow’s patch. Along with Lucas, Roy and Ryu, this patch comes with a remake of the Dreamland stage from the original Super Smash Bros for N64, as well as a brand new stage based on Ryu’s stage from Street Fighter 4. Also in the patch are a couple of new music tracks, some new trophies and Mii Costumes which range from Heihaci from Tekken to Zero from Megaman X.
Ryu is sporting his design from Street Fighter 4, with his specials being Hadouken for his neutral B, the trademark Shoryuken and Tatsumaki for Up B and Side B, whilst his Down B is the Focus Attack from SF4. As for Roy, he sports his redesign from Fire Emblem Awakening whilst retaining his moveset from Melee. His normals seem to have had quite the rework, emphasising the fire element which made him so popular.
No news on whether the patch includes any balance changes but I imagine there will be a few tweaks to characters long with these new additions. No doubt we will get a full run down from a slightly irritated Sakurai in tomorrow’s Micro Direct on Super Smash Bros. If you want a run down of all the leaked info, you can check this Reddit master post from /r/smashbros, and you can even see someone playing the patch content via this Twitch VOD.
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