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Sonic’s Smug Face Confirmed For Smash Bros 4

Those who have always wanted to pit some blue guy against some red guy against some blue anthropomorphic animal will finally be able to do so in the new Super Smash Bros game for Wii U and 3DS, as Nintendo confirmed that Sonic will be playable on the latest Nintendo Direct. The trailer above shows that he’ll retain his moves and taunts from Super Smash Bros Brawl and that there will also be a stage based on Sonic Lost World. Now they just need to confirm Crash Bandicoot and we’ll have the best video game mascot fighter ever.

You can also see some new screenshots (including a screen of Sonic in the 3DS version) and promo art after the jump.

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    ummm hi you do know crash isnt nintendo lol hes sony you shouldnt be a gameing website if you dont know that LOL

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      man u shud know ur awsome gaming facts better hes activision now and theres carsh games on wii you dum dum

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      You *do* realize Crash hasn’t been Sony-exclusive for years, right?

      The last Sony-exclusive Crash title was Crash Bash, which was released in 2000. After that, there was a series of Crash titles for the Game Boy Advance, starting with “Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure”.

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      You know Megaman is Capcom and Sonic is SEGA, both of which aren’t Nintendo… if your going to question the reliability of a gaming website then make sure your facts are straight first.

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    For the love of all that is good and holy, I only ask two things:

    1) Please let him have better kill potential. He’s fun to play as, but most of my kills in vanilla are from opportunistic moves.

    2) Keep his taunts, if only revoiced. They pissed people off so much.

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      Please, not Roger Craig Smith. He is the worst voice actor and will probably piss people off more.

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    He’s certainly better looking this time around than in Brawl! His Brawl model always bugged me somehow, but I just couldn’t put my finger on it, including the eyes. Maybe because it looked eerily like his Sonic ’06 model? (Fun fact, both models had Sonic’s mouth placed in front of Sonic’s face instead of drawn on his cheek like it now commonly is.)

    Anywho, anyone else getting Classic Sonic vibes from his design, especially from his face? I swear, that one screenshot where he’s blocking Mario’s punch reminds me of something out of Sonic The Fighters.

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    Puh-leez, SEGA needs to flaunt their Atlus purchase by putting Persona 4 characters in Smash.

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    Surely I’m not the only one who’s more excited to have a Sonic vs Megaman match over a Sonic vs Mario one XD

    @Timmit you know I rather Rayman over Crash, I couldn’t care less for that bandicoot especially since Naughty Dog left the franchise.

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      Nah I’m pretty sure Crash Bandicoot is better, I consulted my opinions on it.

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      Rayman? Crash? Pffft. If they want to make this game actually work, they need to add goddamn Spaz. This is, you see, scientifically proven, because, Sonic has no human face while others do, Mario is red while others are blue, and Mega Man uses a gun while other guys don’t. What could fix this better then than a red humanoid jackrabbit with a gun? (/G)

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    Awww Yeeeessss! I was hoping Sonic would return! 😀

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    Now we can have the 3 platforming kings of yesteryear beat the shit out of eachother.

    WITHOUT using Mugen.

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      pffffft Mugen.

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      What’s the matter, Saltybets made you lose all your virtual moolah?

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    Sonic vs Mario vs Mega man…
    All we need left is another great mascot like Spyro!
    SCRATCH THAT, if they rendered his Skylanders model into HD i’ll have a heart attack.

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      Oh you, yeah having Spyro would be great.

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    What? No Bubsy!?

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    I like his style. It has a bit of an Adventure-era tinge to it. Wii U graphics still gross me out though. Maybe I’ll get one for this and Lost World, but the emulators are coming quick.

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    Now I feel sorry for SNake!

    @Kirbysmith I noticed that too, I believe it’s the pupils, they picked a rather dark shade of green for his eyes and with a certain lighting it could look all black.

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    Vastly superior aesthetics aside, he doesn’t seem too different from before. Most of his moves are about the same as they were in Brawl. Considering his less-than-stellar gameplay in Brawl, this troubles me. Hopefully they’ve buffed either his attack speed or his attack power, because his attacks were too slow and too weak to be worth it.

    Oh, and there had better not be any other Sonic characters in this game. This is still a Nintendo game, after all.

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    The character I really want to have is pac man. That way you’d have the four most iconic video game characters ever ducking it out. And why are some people suggesting Spyro and Crash? That was a random thing to come across on this site but I love it all the more, can’t wait for smash bros to come out!

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    I wouldn’t mind pacman or crash, but I hope that every character gets an alternate costume like Wario did in brawl. That would quench my craze to have metal sonic playable, since I know it wont happen. (:;/

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    Has anyone else noticed in photo 4 where megaman in jumping behind sonic his gloves, WTH superman hands, you can even see the giant nails of sonic hands. Thats quite awkward, ok, finger joints in gloves is a cool thing, but the manly nails are completely absurd. In compensation in the photo with Link in the Metroid stage Sonic shoes have a horrible texture, hehehe.

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    I agree that Crash would be fun. He’s the reason I got a PS a long time ago. (that, and Armored Core.)

    I think that perhaps Sonic should have a couple different assist trophies this time: Shadow, who could alternate between Chaos Control – maybe a countdown negative spectrum/b&w freeze like SA2 vs mode, and you can rack up however much damage you want against your target of choice, then they go flying according to how much you damage them – and Chaos Blast where it’s an explosion similar to Fox’s smart bomb or Electrode’s explosion, but big enough to make us remember he’s the “ultimate life form.” (His power ring restraints could fly off in a quick camera close-up before he goes “BLAST!!”) The second assist trophy could be Knuckles, and he could go around and punch people with KOs and/or (maybe?) flame-powered punches like Sonic Heroes.

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    You’re too s-*POW!* (Gets hit with a baseball bat)

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    i hope they change it so sonic’s homing attack doesn’t need to “charge”. like if he is already in the air it should be instant but if he is on the ground it should make him do a small hop then homing attack

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