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Offline Killer_Man_Jaro

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Now independent characters, these veterans come with a few new moves.

Zero Suit Samus and Sheik will feature as playable characters in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U, this time as completely independent fighters.

During today's Nintendo Direct, game director Masahiro Sakurai confirmed that these fighters will no longer change form from Samus and Zelda, respectively -- a change from past games in the series.

Having previously appeared in Super Smash Bros. Brawl on Wii, Zero Suit Samus is now entirely separate, as opposed to only being accessible upon completion of Samus' Final Smash attack as in the prior entry in the series.

Her offensive move-set still revolves around her emergency pistol/energy whip, but she now sports jet-powered boots that provide improved mobility and recovery.

Shiek, who made her series debut in Super Smash Bros. Melee on GameCube, has new attacks, such as a close-range explosive known as Burst Grenade, which replaces her old Chain side-special move, and an acrobatic kick technique named the Bouncing Fish.

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Zero Suit Samus sucked in Brawl though, why make her a separate character? Whenever I was her, I tried to get the Smash Ball again so I could get back to regular Samus.

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Zero Suit Samus is in as a request for more Hawtness by stevey.

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OK, fine, sex appeal Samus is a stand alone fighter.

But them boots... Can't she retain a little dignity?
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I wonder if they axed changing characters to prevent online lag. The only changing character I used was Zelda. In Melee, I mostly used Sheik. In Brawl, I mostly used Zelda. I only changed when I was getting my ass kicked and I needed a new strategy.
Zero Suit Samus sucked in Brawl though, why make her a separate character?
To make her better? Zero Suit Samus felt like an afterthought in Brawl especially since you had to go out of the way to play as her. It looks like Sakurai is making a point to make her not terrible.

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OK, fine, sex appeal Samus is a stand alone fighter.

But them boots... Can't she retain a little dignity?

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The boots are horrible. They should have just put Bayonetta.
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At 6'3" I think Heels is the last thing that Samus really needs.  She towers over all the Males in the Nintendo Universe.
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I don't think the heels are so bad.  Her boobs look kinda weird in some of the screens though.
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