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Bayonetta announced for Super Smash Bros

The final characters and stages for Super Smash Bros on Wii U and 3DS are revealed.

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The final characters and stages for Super Smash Bros for Wii U and 3DS are revealed.

We’ve had Lucas, Mewtwo, Ryu and most unexpectedly, Final Fantasy VII’s Cloud; now we can now add Bayonetta to the list of DLC characters for Nintendo’s mascot fighting game.

Also announced on tonight’s final Super Smash Bros broadcast – which was hosted by game director, Masahiro Sakurai – was Fire Emblem Fate’s Corrin and a variety of Mii Fighter costumes based on Final Fantasy VII, Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven StarsWarioWare and the Sonic the Hedgehog series

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Cloud, Corrin and Bayonetta will also get their own amiibo figures which will be released sometime in 2016.

The announcement caps a year of support for the game and demonstrates how far Nintendo has come with its digital content strategy. Alongside similarly solid support for Mario Kart 8 and Splatoon, the House of Mario has been remarkably adept at squeezing extra cash from its sadly small Wii U player-base.

However, it’s hard to grumble too much when the content has been so focused on pleasing Nintendo’s committed fanbase.

It’s a shame Shovel Knight never made the grade, mind.

Final Super Smash Bros DLC Release dates

  • Corrin – February 2016
  • Cloud & Midgar Stage – February 2016
  • Mii Costumes – February 2016
  • Bayonetta & Umbra Tower Clock Stage – February 2016

So farewell Super Smash Bros. See you on NX, no doubt.

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