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Donkey Kong Packs An Even More Powerful Punch In New Super Smash Bros.

by Dean James


After the crazy amount of news for Super Smash Bros. that we received last week throughout E3, of course we had to see a little lull in content this week, since they can’t show off everything at once. However, the last two days have been pretty solid with two new move announcements for characters, with today’s shedding more light on the customization aspect of the game.

Yesterday, we learned about one of Pac-Man’s special moves, but today we went back to the classics with some information about one of the original fighters, Donkey Kong. Everyone’s favorite gorilla has always packed a punch, but with the new customizable movesets, it sounds like he will be even stronger.

Rather than just one simple caption to go along with the above image, Masahiro Sakurai choose to delve much further into custom moves and how they cannot be used online when playing With Anyone mode.

  • “Pic of the day. Here’s Donkey Kong’s third standard special attack, Storm Punch!! Thanks to the customization options, each fighter is stocked with 12 different special moves. The number of attacks is pretty appalling.”
  • “We’ve made it so that customization options, including special attacks, will be disabled when you’re playing online in With Anyone mode. After all, we have to think about game balance, and it’s crucial for anonymous players to be able to use reliable tactics against one another. When you’re playing in single player, battling with friends online, or playing locally, you’re free to play however you want–with or without customization.”

The upcoming Super Smash Bros. is shaping up to be the most customizable in the series, which hopefully will in turn mean the best, when it releases on Nintendo 3DS on October 3 and this holiday season on Wii U.

- This article was updated on:March 7th, 2018

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