Smash Bros. Wii U vs. Brawl Graphics Comparison for Lucas DLC

During the latest Nintendo Direct, the company revealed that fan-favorite Lucas would be returning to the Smash Bros. franchise this June. That may be something of a wait, but the YouTube channel Master0fHyrule directly compared the animations from the Nintendo Direct trailer for Lucas and his previous appearance in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

The results are pretty neat and help highlight some of the key differences between Brawl and the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS releases. The Wii U footage looks much clearer because of the bump to high-definition visuals. Lucas is also a bit faster in the new version, which matches the general increase in the speed of play in the latest Smash Bros. release.

Lucas will be the second DLC character for Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS. The first downloadable fighter, Mewtwo, will be available on April 28. Players who purchased Smash Bros. on both systems and registered their copies with Club Nintendo before March 31 will receive download codes for Mewtwo for free. Everyone else can purchase the character on one system for $ 3.99 or both for $ 4.99.

Masahiro Sakurai, the series’ director, previously stated that there would be no more paid DLC. As such it’s not clear whether players will need to pay for Lucas as some will with Mewtwo.

GameSpot