Pokemon Lucario returning to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS

Lucario returns to Nintendo's all-star brawler, but what does this mean for Mewtwo?

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The latest fighter for Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U and 3DS has been unveiled, and it's another Pokemon: Lucario.

The fighting Pokemon previously featured in Super Smash Bros. Brawl on the Wii and was one of the more interesting characters. His risky strategy involves getting down to low health, and then using his aura ability to dish out insane amounts of damage.

Posting on Miiverse, director Masahiro Sakurai suggested that aura will be even more integral to the character in the upcoming game. "We've increased the influence of Aura this time, so a damaged Lucario is truly a force to be reckoned with," he said.

But does Lucario's confirmed return mean that we're unlikely to get a playable Mewtwo (who hasn't been on the roster since Super Smash Bros. Melee) in the upcoming 3DS and Wii U title?

Nintendo previously confirmed that Kirby villain King Dedede would be coming to the upcoming Super Smash Bros. game earlier this month.

Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U and 3DS is due for release at some point in 2014, though Nintendo has said that it's not going to be this spring.

You can see more screenshots of Lucario in the upcoming fighter over on Nintendo's site.

Discussion

127 comments
gameroutlawzz
gameroutlawzz

sakurai should also take

notes on how well-made,smooth and unique Squirtle,ivysaur and charizard are now played in Project M 3.0 for Brawl instead of tacking in the same old characters with bland move-sets as much as I liked playing lucario this news felt more like a ''meh'' than a ''yay'' to me.

gameroutlawzz
gameroutlawzz

seriously SSB4 seems really disapointing with its rosters so many characters that shouldnt be in the game im more than sick of brawls roster and it seems like all they do is copy/paste it. SSB needs more heavy fighters and a villain like King K. Rool from the DK universe would totally fit in instead of another generic monkey character like Dixie which would barely have any interesting move-sets. Heres a preview of what King K. Rool would look/play like http://www.neoseeker.com/forums/54475/t1816853-possible-newcomer-education-rool/

goku-uchia
goku-uchia

My thoughts of all of the announced characters for the new Super Smash Bros game so far.


1. Mega Man - Its about time! Mega Man FTW!

2. Wii Fit Trainer - Nobody saw this one coming. Good Old Nintendo :D

3. Villager - An interesting and unique character choice from Nintendo. I can't wait to play as him!

4. Olimar and Pikmin - Dissapointed, Nintendo are limited to how many characters they can put in this game and they wasted some potential with an old useless character who was barely used in Brawl

5. Rosalina and Luma - I wasn't supprised when she was announced as she is a highly popular character in the Mario franchise and Nintendo need to introduce some more female characters in Smash Bros

6. King Dedede - It is debatable if he should have been included in this game but he is the main villian in Kirby so it is only fair if he is back.

7. Toon Link - As cool as he looks, at the end of the day, he is just another clone. However I am okay with a couple of clones, just not too much. Also, this could mean that Tetra/Toon Zelda could make a playable apearance!

8. Sonic the Hedgehog - An important character in video game history and is Sonic is one of my favourite franchises ever! Glad he is back.

9. Mario, Luigi, Peach, Bowser, Link, Zelda, Pikachu, Kirby, Donkey Kong, Samus, Pit and Fox - Smash Bros Regulars, everyone saw these characters returning.

10. Lucaro - So.. no Mewtwo then :(

Gabriel Gustavo Araya Rojas
Gabriel Gustavo Araya Rojas

yeah baby... ojala sea algo mas rapido de lo que o habian hecho (como buen pokemon de tipo lucha que es)

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

Mewtwo will probably be an enemy in this game. I wonder if Lucario's mega evolution will be in the game as his final smash?

Matt Davies
Matt Davies

Wow the line-up for this game is really first class :)

WrappedInBlack
WrappedInBlack

whole time... Mewtwo can still be in it... people seem to think they cloned eachother... BUT THEY ONLY SHARE ONE MOVE! and Sakurai said himself that Mewtwo could return.... But it will be the new female Mewtwo though.

Anthony Serino
Anthony Serino

well that's sad for you. I on the other hand love the mario games and love the new innovations each one brings. Mario World 3d was one of my favorite titles of all time. With that game and the many other great titles already out and to be released soon, the wii u is def worth getting

Jah_Glow
Jah_Glow

No nostalgia for some creature added in the last few years, thus kind of defeating the purpose of placing him in a Smash Bros. title...

James Clapp III
James Clapp III

Sonic is almost nintendo due to the fact he has like 3 nintendo games... Mario vs Sonic Olympics ?

John Thebault
John Thebault

yawn! Give me the choice of any Pokémon and I'd be impressed.

Jake Christianson
Jake Christianson

Sonic didn't start on Nintendo but most of the sonic games that have been coming out are on nintendo. I think one of the big things with sonic in brawl is the rivalry between sega and nintendo back in the day.

Jake Christianson
Jake Christianson

MGS is on sony consoles which means he doesn't belong in super smash bros.

Jake Christianson
Jake Christianson

I said microsoft because sony jumped in with snake so why not microsoft? -_- I hope they add an actual nintendo character instead of snake

Lucas Stephens
Lucas Stephens

The game will never come out because they keep adding new characters

Ashray Manepalli
Ashray Manepalli

Please give us a real Raiden in a REAL super smash game...

Jake Christianson
Jake Christianson

Thats good. I originally thought snake didn't belong in the first place.

Matt Green
Matt Green

Why do they pick Lucario TWICE? This is not the kind of pokemon that induces any nostalgia in me. So much more could have been done.

Andrew Bland
Andrew Bland

I honestly didn't care for Mewtwo or Lucario. But I'd rather have Mewtwo.

Brendan Swancutt
Brendan Swancutt

I'd hate to be this way but the only game I am really looking forward to on the Wii U is SSB. I used to be a huge Nintendo fanboy but I can only play Super Mario so many times before it gets old.

Anthony Serino
Anthony Serino

no it's worth getting a wii u for ssb and all the other great games already available and the great upcoming games

Eduardo Luengo
Eduardo Luengo

I know! I read somewhere that they wanted to keep the amount of characters similar to Brawl

Jake Christianson
Jake Christianson

Lucario was cool but I'd rather have Mewtwo. Since they added Snake to brawl, maybe they'll add master chief or some other microsoft character that doesn't belong in super smash bros.

gameroutlawzz
gameroutlawzz

Pit isnt much of a regular and is a pretty lame character.

HowlPendragon
HowlPendragon

Use this doll to show me where the bad man touched you.

gameroutlawzz
gameroutlawzz

sorry brodude xb1 articles are that way---->

Jaxith
Jaxith

Right. Lucario being in the game was a forgone conclusion.  It's not like they have 700 other Pokémon that could potentially have replaced him.