Nintendo, the publisher of the upcoming "Super Smash Bros 4" for Wii U and 3DS, clarified some details in regards to the assist trophies. According to a report from Just Push Start on May 2, the company stated that not all of summon characters were shown off last month during the Nintendo Direct episode. One of the unannounced assist trophies has now been confirmed to be Dillon.
The armadillo came from a 3DS exclusive video game, "Dillon's Rolling Western," which was developed by Vanpool and published by Nintendo. Dillon is tasked with protecting villages against rock-like invaders. One of the actions he can perform is a rolling attack, which is apparently similar to a maneuver used by Sonic, a playable character in "Super Smash Bros 4" for Wii U and 3DS. The screen attached to the top of this article comes from the official "Super Smash Bros" Facebook page and provides a look at the new assist trophy. The full details can be seen below:
We didn't introduce ALL of the Assist Trophies in the Smash Bros. Direct. Here's Dillon from Dillon's Rolling Western!! He may rival Sonic in the art of rolling. He may be an animal, and his buckles are definitely on the adorable side, but there's no denying he looks cool!! His Assist Trophy can even do things like a quick charge.
With assist trophies, which was introduced in the series with "Super Smash Bros Brawl," players can summon characters to attack the opposition. The video game franchise also features the ability to use Poke Ball to send out pocket monsters. In "Super Smash Bros 4" for Wii U and 3DS, the development teams decided to add the Master Ball item, which summons rarer creatures from "Pokemon."
Nintendo previously stated that, although there will be plenty of crossover, not all assist trophies will be appearing in both versions. The aforementioned Dillon has only been shown for the Wii U iteration so far. Along with exclusive summon characters, the development teams are building different stages in the console and handheld games.
Nintendo won't be releasing "Super Smash Bros 4" for Wii U and "Super Smash Bros 4" for 3DS simultaneously. Instead, the former title is coming out in the winter while the portable game is due to arrive in the summer. Sora, with additional help from Bandai Namco Games, is the studio responsible for the development of both titles.