Last year, Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime made a shocking confession: he sucked at Smash Bros. But he swore he’d be back to kick some arse. Return today he did, he just forgot the part about kicking arse.
Holy shit. Nintendo just announced that the first Mother game is coming west for the first time—on the Wii U’s Virtual Console, as Earthbound Beginnings. And it’s out in the wee hours of tomorrow morning.
This image is currently viewable on Nintendo of Europe's site (via Eurogamer). It appears to show new Animal Crossing Amiibo, as well as an old-school Mario for Mario Maker, alongside some Amiibo we know already. We're guessing they'll make an official appearance during next week's Nintendo stream.
Ryu’s a Smash combatant now, but players familiar with the source material will have a distinct advantage over their Super Smash Bros. foes. Oh, and he’s the only fighter in the series with two Final Smashes. So...he’s new.