The new Super Smash Bros. will let players upload custom created Miis, assign them fighting styles and send them into the arena against other characters, Nintendo announced today in its pre-E3 Digital Event.
During a demonstration of the Mii Fighter feature — in which Miis representing Nintendo president Satoru Iwata and Nintendo of America's Reggie Fils-Aime were shown fighting — game lead Masahiro Sakurai said he initially wanted to include Miis as playable characters in Super Smash Bros. Brawl but ultimately decided against it because it "didn't seem right to have Miis punching and kicking."
Miis will have three different fighting styles to choose from: Brawlers that fight empty-handed with fists and feet and are a little faster than the other fighter types; Swordfighters use weapons in combat; and Gunners use what Sakurai called "mysterious arm cannons" that are useful at long ranges.
Each fighter type has four special moves to choose from 12 options, meaning Mii Fighters have a total of 36 special moves total from which to pick from.
"But I didn't decide to include Miis in the lineup just so you or your friends could join the battle," Sakurai said. "See, every day, I received requests for new characters to be added to the game, and now you can use Miis to recreate any character you like to fight as them. Anyone can join the battle. You can fight, anyone can fight."
Sakurai added that there are "many different modes besides the main Smash battles" in the new Super Smash Bros, and additional modes will be introduced in the future.