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Punch-Out!!’s Little Mac joins Smash Bros. roster

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Posted on February 13, 2014 AT 03:15pm

Little Mac is the latest addition to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and for 3DS’ ever growing roster, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata revealed during today’s Nintendo Direct presentation.

Little Mac, of course, is best known as the main protagonist in all three Punch-Out!! games, first debuting in Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!!  for NES in October 1987 (originally just called Punch-Out!! in Japan).

The diminutive fighter is portrayed as the stereotypical underdog, overcoming all the odds caused by his smaller stature to become champion of the world. His reveal trailer for Super Smash Bros., which is embedded below, pokes fun at this, also showing that a lot of fight can come in even the tiniest of packages.

Not surprisingly, his powers revolve mostly around him being able to perform a flurry of fast punches. He also has a charge meter that, after absorbing enough damage, allows him to unleash a devastating uppercut to his opponents. The trailer also shows off his Final Smash ability, which sees Little Mac become anything but little, as well as a new stage based around a boxing ring, (obviously tailored to Mac).

The only disappointing thing probably about this latest Smash Bros. announcement is that Nintendo still hasn’t provided a solid release date for the series’ fourth full entry.

Ray Carsillo, Reviews Editor
Ray Carsillo has extensive roots in geek culture, as he’s written about videogames, comics, and movies for such outlets as Newsday.com, ESPNNewYork.com, Classic Game Room on YouTube, Collider.com, and Comicvine.com before finally settling into his role as EGM’s reviews editor. His main goal in life? To become king of all geek media, of course! Follow Ray’s exploits on Twitter: @RayCarsillo. Meet the rest of the crew.

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