So that's how you play as Zero Suit Samus.
It was an interesting week over at the Dojo. The highlight of the week was probably the official unveiling of Zero Suit Samus. We''ll get to that in a bit.
New Song: Star Fox: Space Armada
This is a slightly different arrangement to a song that came right out of Melee. The composition supervisor is Hajime Hirasawa, who wrote the music for the original SNES Star Fox title in 1993. The arrangement supervisor is Kenji Ito, who wrote the music on several Square games, like Children of Mana and Romancing SaGa. To hear the song, check out this post over at the Dojo.
New Pokemon: Deoxys
A new Pokemon was revealed on Tuesday. Deoxys could pop out of some of those randomly thrown pokeballs. It appears to be another uber one, in the vein Lugia and Ho-oh from Melee. After leaving the ball, it will float up to the top of the screen and unleash a Hyper Beam attack that will send everyone flying, leaving smoke trails in their wakes.
New Final Smash: Samus's Zero Laser
Samus's final smash was officially unveiled. It proved to be identical to what was shown in the original E3 '06 trailer, all the way down to the origin of the Zero Suit model. If Samus grabs a Smash Ball, she will be able to unleash the Zero Laser, which is a massive beam that is around twice the height of Samus herself. Afterwards however, her suit is overloaded and falls off. Presumably, the player will remain Zero Suit Samus for the rest of the match. To add some humor to the whole situation, the pieces of the suit can then be picked up and used as projectiles.
New (sub)Character: Zero Suit Samus
To follow up the announcement of how Zero Suit Samus will be playable comes the 'official' announcement of Zero Suit Samus as a character. As was already evident from all of the trailers and screenshots that have been released, Zero Suit Samus will be significantly faster than regular Samus and use a weapon that is sometimes a gun and sometimes a whip.
Friday's announcement was one of the strangest and most vague posts to come out of the blog to date. It shed some light on the story behind the game, showing that it will be basically similar to the (minimal) story of the past Smash Bros. games. Characters will originate as trophies. In fact, the screenshots of Mario as a trophy are virtually identical to the intro of Melee. The entire post is ended with an ominous message about something that breaks the rules and a screenshot is shown of Metaknights aircraft coming into view, followed by another shot of a strange shadowy looking character. Who knows what all this means? Is there going to be a more in depth single player experience in this game?
Now that the rush of E3 is over with, maybe we'll get some more interesting announcements next week. The blog still hasn't unveiled a previously unknown character (who isn't a returning character) and I think it's about time.