Only 51 days remain until the release of Super Smash Bros. for 3DS, yet the announcements keep rolling out. A returning character, another stage, a limited edition pack AND a Smash Bros. themed sale were all announced over the last 24 hours.
Kirby fans can now rejoice, as Sakurai announced the return of Meta Knight. After teasing Meta Knight’s return on Monday, by posting a picture of a Mii fighter wearing a Meta Knight costume, today Sakurai confirmed Meta Knights return. He also verified that the Battleship Halberd stage will be coming back as well. Sakurai wrote:
“‘Looks like there was an impostor in the earlier posts, so I introduced him to my sword!’… I’ll leave it up to your imagination if he really said that or not. The veteran hero, Meta Knight, returns to battle!! We didn’t forget the Battleship Halberd either!!”
In other Smash Bros. news, Nintendo of Europe announced that a Limited Edition Smash Bros. Pack will be released on October 3rd. A special red and black console, with a Super Smash Bros. motif emblazoned on the front, this limited edition console will come with a digital copy of Super Smash Bros. preloaded on the system. So far, this limited release has only been confirmed for Europe. No mention of a North American release has been made at this time.
Lastly, Nintendo of Europe also announced an extensive eShop sale, focused around several Smash Bros. characters. From August 14-21, games featuring some of the New Challengers will be on sale. The following week, August 21-28, games featuring some of the Veteran Fighters will go on sale. So far this has only been confirmed by Nintendo of Europe. Much like the special edition 3DS, no confirmation of a North American sale has been announced. The following games will be on sale in the New Challengers sale:
Mii Fighter - Tomodachi Life (3DS) 20% off & Wii Party U (Wii U) 30% off
Villager - Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS) 30% off
Palutena - Kid Icarus: Uprising (3DS) 30% off
Wii Fit Trainer - Wii Fit U (Wii U) 30% off
Little Mac - Punch-Out!! (3DS & Wii U) 50% off & Super Punch-out!!! (Wii U) 50% off
Mega Man - Mega Man 1-6 (3DS & Wii U) 50% off
Pac-Man - Pac-Man (3DS & Wii U) 50% off