Nintendo Adds Ryu As New Playable Super Smash Bros. Character

Nintendo Adds Ryu As New Playable Super Smash Bros. Character
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Nintendo has announced new additions to its upcoming Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo 3DS and the Wii U. Masahiro Sakurai, the game’s director, showed a special video that unveils two playable characters: Ryu from Street Fighter, and Roy from Fire Emblem. It has been previously been announced that Lucas from Mother 3 is also a new playable character.


“Today’s update proves that the evergreen Super Smash Bros. games continue to evolve and grow with unexpected new content,” Nintendo of America’s Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing Scott Moffitt said.

“We’re offering multiple price options and bundles for all this outstanding new content, so players can mix and match whatever characters, stages and costumes they want.”

The announcement comes after an alleged leak of sound files on a Reddit thread brought rumors of the characters joining the game.

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Ryu, along with the Suzaku Castle stage, can be purchased for both Nintendo consoles for $5.99 each. Roy, on the other hand, can be purchased for $3.99. His Final Smash move uses his sword. It has been announced the Lucas will be available for $3.99 as well.

Aside from the new characters, Super Smash Bros. will also have new Mii Fighter costumes obtainable via the new update. An additional stage, Dreamland, can also be bought for $1.99.

Diehard players can save themselves the trouble of downloading every new content one by one by opting to buy every DLC for the price of $21.96.

Fans of the game can watch the video presentation showing off the new content by visiting Nintendo’s E3 page.