Nintendo today released a patch for Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and 3DS, in which the long-awaited DLC character Mewtwo was finally made available to certain players.
Club Nintendo members who bought both the Wii U and 3DS versions of Smash Bros. received Mewtwo as a playable character. For an overview of how Mewtwo plays in the game, check out Youtuber “GameXPlain’s” live tutorial video here.
The patch also provides tweaks to how several characters play in the game, most notably, Diddy Kong. For months, Smash players have been complaining that Diddy Kong was vastly overpowered and greatly out-matched other characters in the popular fighting game. The hate became so bad that fans actually showered a recent Smash Tournament champion with boos, due to his victory with the character.
After users tested the patch themselves in-game (more on that in a minute), it was determined that Diddy Kong had received a definite overhaul, as his strength and several of his moves were “nerfed” to improve balancing issues with the title.
Reddit user DrGeeWee provided a statistically detailed overview of the changes to Diddy Kong, which you can check out for yourself below:
In other words, nearly all of Diddy Kong’s moveset was “nerfed” in some way to ensure that the character does not provide players with an unfair advantage on the battlefield.
Players who are not members of Club Nintendo can expect Mewtwo to be made available for purchase on April 28.