Masahiro Sakurai has revealed an Easter Egg in regards to the upcoming "Super Smash Bros. 4" for Wii U and 3DS. According to a report from VG247 on May 12, the game director talked a little more about the wire frame alternate costume for Little Mac, one of the new playable characters. The new look transform the boxer into a transparent figure with gird-like green lines.
The wire frame look actually came from the first "Punch-Out!!" video game. Gaming industry legend, Shigeru Miyamoto, designed the character using graph paper. In "Super Smash Bros 4" for Wii U and 3DS, the development teams decided to use the look again as an alternate costume. You can check out the wire frame version of Little Mac from the official Facebook page of the "Super Smash Bros." series with the image located on the top side of this article. The Easter Egg comments from Masahiro Sakurai is located below:
Here’s wire frame Little Mac re-envisioned from the original Punch-Out!! game. The man that actually drew the pixel art wire frame in the original was none other than Shigeru Miyamoto. He said he drew the pixels for the wire frame on graph paper.
Little Mac is one of several characters that will be debuting in the series with the upcoming "Super Smash Bros. 4" for Wii U and 3DS. Although his quick strikes are powerful, he is very lacking when it comes to the air. The boxer also comes with a special meter that, when filled up, will give him the opportunity to deliver a knockout blow to the opposition. Finally, his final smash attack transforms him into Giga Mac, a more powerful form that originated from the Wii reboot of the original "Punch-Out!!" title.
The Wii U version of "Super Smash Bros. 4" will be on display at E3 2014 with a tournament already announced for the convention. A playable demo is also coming to select Best Buy and possibly GameStop stores at around the same time as the event. However, the console iteration won't be shipping until this winter season. On the other hand, Nintendo will be releasing "Super Smash Bros 4" for 3DS in the summer season. The next game in the series can be pre-ordered at Amazon.com with the following link: "Super Smash Bros. 4."