During Nintendo Direct, it was announced that Little Mac is coming to Smash Bros! He’s got a punch-based offense and minimal jumping skills, and seems to make up for his lack of range and agility with power. The more damage he does, the more he’ll build up his power and then be able to unleash a star uppercut.
His Punch-Out Wii visual style is used, meaning he’s got cel shading for cinematics and a strong character model doing gameplay. Mac’s trainer Doc is present on the sidelines shouting encouragement in the presentation, although it’s unknown if that feature will be retained for the game itself or just be limited to cinematics. With Smash Bros. being one of the Wii U’s saving graces, this announcement makes it an even stronger release.