I’m sure many of you here have played Kirby’s Adventure for the NES, or at least its Game Boy Advance remake, Kirby’s Nightmare in Dream Land. If not, you’ve hopefully seen the television series, Kirby: Right Back At Ya!, because the main antagonist, Nightmare, is appearing as an Assist Trophy in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. games.
“He will engulf the stage in darkness, and fighters will need to brawl blindly for a while. Look out for the effect before it goes dark, and play it to your advantage.” — Masahiro Sakurai
According to Sakurai, the blinding effect that Nightmare casts on the stage will even screw up CPU opponents—as will reversals and other effects that are intended to disorient human players.
I, for one, am really excited to see Nightmare Wizard in the game. I’ve personally always felt that he stands out above the likes of Marx, Zero, Dark Matter, and other bosses as the true villain of the Kirby universe. And come on, just look at that badass pose he’s striking in this picture. Bring it on, Sakurai.