Masahiro Sakurai has provided the first details in regards to boss characters in “Super Smash Bros 4” for Wii U and 3DS. According to a report from Mii Gamer on April 9, the director revealed that some stages in the crossover fighting game contain enemies that will attack the participants. Players are able to attack the bosses, however.
Upon defeat, the special enemies will explode, hurting all fighters except for the individual that landed the final blow. This new element adds some strategy to in “Super Smash Bros 4” for Wii U and 3DS as players will have to decide to either attack the boss or continue to assault the opposition. Masahiro Sakurai confirmed that the Yellow Devil is a boss in a stage based on the “Mega Man” video games. Its only weak spot is in its red eye as attacks on the other body parts will be useless. An image of the boss battle can be seen with the attached photo (courtesy of the official “Super Smash Bros” Facebook page).
Furthermore, Ridley was also hinted in the “Metroid: Other M” level. The inclusion of the alien as a boss character would most likely rule out the creature as a playable fighter. Many fans wanted to control the nemesis of Samus although it appears that it won’t be happening with the upcoming “Super Smash Bros 4” for Wii U and 3DS. A shadow of the creature can be seen on the Pyrosphere stage during the latest Nintendo Direct episode.
“Super Smash Bros 4” for 3DS is coming out this summer while the Wii U version will be released in the winter. Both console and handheld versions were unveiled last year at the Electronic Entertainment Expo. To work on the ambitious title for the two platforms, Nintendo had to bring in a studio from Bandai Namco Games to assist Sora.