Nintendo’s ‘Super Smash Bros.’ Gets Street Fighter’s Ryu


Nintendo, on Sunday, unveiled impressive new content for some of its games, including two new characters: Ryu from the Street Fighter series and Roy from Fire Emblem. The announcement was made during a special video presentation which focused Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U.

New characters, costumes and stages

The new characters from Nintendo, which are available for download now, join Lucas from Mother 3 as new playable fighters, according to Nintendo’s game’s director, Masahiro Sakurai.

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Apart from the new characters, the gaming powerhouse also offered a software update allowing gamers to enjoy three more stages and give them more options to select costumes for Mii Fighters. The new options include costumes from the classic fighting series Virtua Fighter and Tekken.

Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing, said, “Today’s update proves that the evergreen Super Smash Bros. games continue to evolve and grow with unexpected new content.”

Now with all-new characters, stages and costumes, top fighting game franchises like Super Smash Bros., Street Fighter, Virtua Fighter and Tekken have come together for the first time.

Nintendo offers multiple price options

To allow players to mix and match characters, stages and costumes as they wish, Nintendo is offering numerous price options and bundles for the new content.

Ryu can be bought for $5.99 each in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U or Nintendo 3DS or in a bundle package. The characters for both versions of the game can be bought for $6.99. The package includes the bonus Suzaku Castle stage from the Street Fighter series. Roy can be acquired in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS or Wii U for $3.99 or by paying $4.99 for both versions. Lucas can be acquired in Super Smash Bros. by paying $3.99 each for Wii U or Nintendo 3DS, but in a package, they can be bought for $4.99.

The costumes (eight in total) can be bought in Super Smash Bros. for $6 each for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, and in a bundle for both versions, the costumes can be purchased for $9.20. Individually, the costumes can be bought for 75 cents in either Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS or the Wii U, and together for both versions, they can be bought for $1.15 each.