Smash Bros. Wii U, 3DS: new Home Run Bat looks crazy powerful

Item will be black in upcoming Wii U and 3DS game; so powerful it will make other characters' eyes bug out.

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Super Smash Bros. game director Masahiro Sakurai today announced on Miiverse that the Home Run Bat will indeed return for the upcoming Wii U and 3DS game. But that's not all. The item has been overhauled since we last saw it in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

For the new Wii U and 3DS game, the Home Run Bat is black and features an ornate handle and yellow-gold highlights. As Smash Bros. fans know, the Home Run Bat is a feared item, as it almost always yields an instant KO when smashed. For the new Smash Bros. game, the Home Run Bat will even make other characters' eyes bug out when attacked.

The Home Run Bat has appeared in every Smash Bros. game to date, so it's no surprise that Sakurai and the rest of the development team are bringing it back for the new installment. The new Smash Bros. game for Wii U and 3DS launches sometime in 2014, but we've yet to learn an official launch date.

Discussion

42 comments
materia101
materia101

Well, it seems...


*Puts on glasses*


they knocked the design out of the park. A real smash hit.

deadpen
deadpen

I don't know about how powerful it is cause I think anyone who gets hit in the junk with a bat makes that face.

adsparky
adsparky

I'm starting to get pissed by these announcements, they are leaking all, when the game finally comes out we probably know all it's secrets; it's the same with pokemon they practically revealed all the pokemons in X/Y and you can't feel the same sense of discovery of the early ones.

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

This is an article now?  Not a new character, but an item that has been in every previous game being "confirmed" for the next game?


How does Eddie have a job?  Why isn't he working as a janitor somewhere?

Aelfredus
Aelfredus

Soo... when is the game coming out?

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

Hey Sakurai, if your going to announce items now, how about we talk about those new Pokemon that will be in the Pokeballs and I'm calling it now, inside the new pokeman in the pokeball will be: Diancie. You heard it here folks, it's Diancie.

RiKanKiDD
RiKanKiDD

Cool, I wounder if it works on Peach's Boobs

PyroX4414
PyroX4414

Mega Man seems to have a much larger move pool to pull from.  Looks broken to me...

YearoftheSnake5
YearoftheSnake5

The home run bat has always been crazy powerful. Not sure why this is news worthy.

Lostat
Lostat

After all the hype lasting for so many months, this game really had better be the best game ever!  At least its fair to say there shouldn't be a problem finding people in online multiplayer for it.

seriousdave
seriousdave

Really.....? Is giving old items new colors really worth an official announcment from Sakurai himself when there is still next to no info about the actual gameplay or a real release date?

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

The Home Run Bat is a double-edge item that I use in all SSB. On the N64, If I was using Kirby, he can hit so fast I was able to rank up some scores back in the day. In Melee I use Mewtwo disable+Home Run Bat Smash was a killer combo, good old times. Looking forward to SSB and I shall get this on my 3DS XL and sorry, I'm not buying Wii U, I get more out of my 3DS XL in terms of value and it is my all-around Nintendo gaming that I can take anywhere.

playstationzone
playstationzone

well the winter games flop and lets hope this game makes money but it wont make people buy will U because I think its console itself and some games what make people don't want buy it and its time for Nintendo to sell there will u around $100.

19James89
19James89

Enough already, just release this game...

masterfortesque
masterfortesque

next news: the game will feature Super Mario Bros theme

Gelugon_baat
Gelugon_baat

Donkey's eyes would certainly bug out if Link hit him in his junk. :P

Jaxith
Jaxith

@adsparky Mhm...  While the return of the home run bat is hardly surprising, I do see what you mean.  It's convenient for Gamespot to report on it, but if the only way to find out these things was at the Smash Bros website, the people who wanted to be surprised would be more likely to avoid spoilers.


Disagree with you on Pokémon X/Y though.  The games were released in the US at the same time as Japan.  If you want spoiler free, that's pretty much the best chance you have of avoiding surprises.  I was able to go through the game with no idea what my Chespin would evolve into (did not disappoint) and was pleasantly surprised at discovering a few Pokémon I didn't have spoiled for me.  Other than that, I knew nothing about the region I was exploring.  It was an amazing experience.

Bane_09
Bane_09

Thats insulting to janitors

Rotondi
Rotondi

@RiKanKiDD  That's only 2nd base dude. We're talking a Home Run bat here

seriousdave
seriousdave

@EasyComeEasyGo @seriousdave And that's one of the many reasons why they loose customers. When you have a console that's on market for 1 year and a half and isn't selling at all you should flood the world with infos about awesome games you will release. That's pretty much the opposite of what nintedno is still doing right now. The next big games Nintendo planned to release? DK, Mario Kart, Smash Bros. and in the distant furture maybe that Hyrule Warriors thingy.

Fiendvinny
Fiendvinny

Not a lot of info to give away on this.. its the samegame play , new packaging.

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

@19James89 @EasyComeEasyGo I'm surprise your not getting this on your Wii U. I'm sure the Wii U will be the primary SSB but I must ask, why your getting 3DS version when you got a Wii U and should be getting the best version? [Just curious]

dlewis587
dlewis587

@19James89 Wait, didn't you just say you're not buying the Wii U?


Well, anyway.....I would like to have both versions. Just imagine an instant tournament on the subway line because two people happened to have the same game.........XD


Also, that "customization" thing has got me piqued. Now I don't know whether to get a 3DSXL or PS Vita. I have a Wii U and PS3, sooooooo.........


*sigh* perfect.......just PERFECT. 


X(

masterace202
masterace202

@playstationzone @masterace202   "well you must be very stupid " "if you cant understand"