Are you still trying to get your hands on some of the rare Amiibo from the earlier waves? Well, keep an eye out over the next few weeks for two of those figures!
In a recent tweet, Nintendo of America announced that more Wii Fit Trainer and Pit Amiibo will be sent to retailers in the coming weeks; they will only be available in limited quantities, though, so you’ll have to act fast! There is currently no word on which retailers will be receiving the restocked figures or exactly when they will become available.
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Hey everyone! Heads up that in the coming weeks you'll be able to find more Wii Fit Trainer and Pit #amiibo figures in limited quantities.
Earlier this month, Nintendo of Japan announced that they were producing a second run of some rare Amiibo figures. Set to release in May, this re-release includes Villager, Wii Fit Trainer, Captain Falcon, and Little Mac. Play-Asia recently opened up preorders for this production run, allowing customers to obtain the figures they may have missed the first time around. Currently, only Wii Fit Trainer is available, as Play-Asia only had a limited quantity of figures available for each character.If you’re missing Wii Fit Trainer from your collection, you may want to grab one before they sell out too!
During today’s Smash Direct, Sakurai confirmed that alternate costumes for characters will be return in the next Smash Bros. titles; he even showed off two of them! To start, one of Little Mac’s alternate costumes is his wireframe look from the original Punch-Out!! arcade game. Personally, I’m not a fan of this one; it tends to make Little Mac too difficult to see for my tastes.
Later, Sakurai showed off the male version of the Wii Fit Trainer; they both have the same moveset and strength, so we can assume that they are alternate costumes even though he didn’t explicitly say it.
What do you think of the alternate costumes? What do you think the alternate costumes for other characters will be?
Yes, in today’s Miiverse update, we can clearly see the male version of the personal trainer from Wii Fit, but that’s all the information we have. Luckily, it’s pretty easy to guess that he will be playable in the upcoming Smash games alongside his female counterpart. Given that the official website has not been updated with any new character information, it’s also pretty easy to say with about ninety percent confidence that he’ll be lumped alongside the female Wii Fit Trainer in the games’ roster screens—not unlike how players can go about choosing between Zelda and Sheik in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
What remains yet unknown (or otherwise hard to predict) is whether the male Wii Fit Trainer will have the same moveset as the female trainer in battle. In Wii Fit and Wii Fit U, the female trainer is used in the game’s menu system to represent Yoga; in Super Smash Bros., her moveset is thus based around yoga techniques and cardio exercises. The male trainer, on the other hand, is used in Wii Fit to represent strength exercises; it may then be possible that he has a moveset based around strength training techniques.
But at this point, that’s all hard to say. What we do know is that for the two of you out there who wanted to play as the Wii Fit Trainer but “don’t wanna be the girl,” you can sleep soundly tonight.
Before you ask, no, this is not a joke post. This is not humor, nor rumor, nor speculation. The trainer from Wii Fit is going to be joining the Super Smash Bros. roster, as corroborated by an intro video and Sakurai’s commentary on the new challengers. She’s said to be a health nut who attacks using her various fitness exercises; she’ll also give herself health tips during battle. Sakurai also confirmed that Final Smash moves will be returning. Wii Fit Trainer’s Final Smash is simply called “Wii Fit”; it assaults opponents with a flurry of multi-colored fitness exercises. There also appears to be a Wii Fit-themed stage included in the game.
Sakurai also discussed the moves and changes to various characters. Bowser now stands more upright, and he is faster than his predecessors. Samus, originally based on her design from Super Metroid, has been upgraded to her Other M version, and she has been graphically reconstructed. Pit has been updated to his Kid Icarus: Uprising version, and he has two new moves: the Upperdash Arm and the Guardian Orbitars.
Sakurai then proceeded to discuss the other two new challengers: the Villager and Mega Man. The Villager uses many different items, including a sapling, an umbrella, a slingshot, fireworks, a shovel, and more. Also, he can pick up items and some attacks and use them against his foes; for example, he can collect Mario’s fireball and Samus’s missile and charge shot, then utilize them for one time only. He can even plant a tree, then chop it down on an unsuspecting challenger! Meanwhile, Mega Man’s powers are based on his NES versions; as such, he doesn’t do much punching. Instead, he uses his Mega Buster, Charge Shot (a smash attack), and more, including various powers picked up from defeated bosses. Pretty cool, huh?
In addition, Sakurai also discussed the differences between the 3DS and Wii U versions. He confirmed that both versions would have the same number of characters; however, could there perhaps be characters that are exclusive to each version? Perhaps triggered by different game save files? We’ll see. He also stated that each version will have some exclusive stages, with the 3DS version getting stages based on handheld games and the Wii U version getting stages based on console releases.
What do you think about these details? How do you feel about Wii Fit Trainer being in the battle? Sound off below!