Shulk Announced for Super Smash Bros 4!
Well, looks like quite a few interesting things have been happening today, at least as far as Nintendo goes. And to start off the list, we have Shulk’s official announcement as a newcomer in Super Smash Bros for 3DS and Wii U.
For those who don’t know who he is, Shulk is the main character in the much acclaimed Xenoblade Chronicles title released on the Wii. A popular RPG brought to foreign shores after many petitions to Nintendo to bother to localise it, Xenoblade Chronicles became one of the most well loved new Nintendo titles and IPs of some time, and did extremely well. And so with both a port of Xenoblade and new installment Xenoblade Chronicles X coming to the Wii U, Shulk was deemed important enough to be added to Super Smash Bros.
Here’s the official trailer for his announcement:
But what do we think about this announcement? Well, if you want to find out, then keep reading…
Personally, I (and I’m sure the rest of the staff agree) think the announcement is one of two things:
1. Good in the sense that Xenoblade needs Smash Bros representation, since the game is great.
2. Absolutely terrible in terms of character gameplay/mechanics, because Shulk is yet another sword wielding hero character in a roster which has became ridiculously filled up with sword wielding RPG hero characters.
There’s also the fact it helps back up the leaked videos and pictures with Shulk as a playable character, although to be honest, that’s not really as big a deal as it appears. I mean, at least three sets of rumours had Shulk featured in them, and they can’t all be true.
But what do you think? Is Shulk’s announcement in Smash Bros 4 a good thing?