Meta Knight’s Legacy to Continue in Upcoming Super Smash Bros.

By on August 13, 2014 at 1:33 am

During most of Super Smash Bros. Brawl’s lifespan, Meta Knight ruled the roost, regulary ranking as the strongest character in community-created tier lists. Some Smash events even went as far as banning him from competition altogether.

Earlier tonight, Nintendo announced that this monster will be returning in their upcoming Super Smash Bros. titles for Wii U and 3DS. While we obviously can’t tell how strong he will be at this point in time, those traumatized by Meta Knight’s reign of terror in Brawl will definitely want to keep their eyes on him here.

For now, feel free to check out the gallery of screenshots below and let us know what you think.

Source: Smash Bros. via NeoGAF

  • FrostyP

    So much for pretending to acknowledge the competitive scene.

    • Banemobius

      SF2 Akuma was banned, in later games he was toned down. Fox, Marth and Sheik were also nerfed for Brawl. Just because a character was OP doesn’t mean they always will be.

      • Gene Q.

        Oh brother here comes another ANCIENT SF2 Akuma Lame Ass Excuse… >_>

        • Banemobius

          What’s your problem (other than grammar, here comes after I already made my point?)? I provided a well known example of a character being toned down in later games, as well as three others from this series. Is the concept that something can change over different versions that hard for you to grasp?

          • tickles

            those are just EXCUSES everyone knows that smash is a PARTY game DUH

          • Rock

            The game has become a regular at EVO. Take this troll shit on somewhere else.

          • tickles

            sorry forgot to kappa

        • Gethoff Mahfacebuk

          So they should trash Akuma entirely just because their first attempt, meant as a SECRET BOSS CHARACTER was too strong? Akuma should have never continued to be a character?

          Was that your point? By all means, random internet troll, enlighten us with your vast fighting game wisdom.

    • one character is not gonna ruin the competitive scene. sheesh

      • HeartSlashHiro

        If it prevents them from winning, they’ll think so 😉

      • James Brown Jr VA

        It did before. Ask around in your area who still plays Brawl competativly anymore! :/

    • Rock

      Several characters revealed so far (ie, Zelda) have been shown to clearly have ENTIRELY DIFFERENT movesets than in previous games. Just because Metaknight the character is in the game doesn’t mean it’s going to turn out the same as Brawl.

      • k.b.a.

        Wtf were you watching. Zelda has one new move that’s it.

        • bartonzok

          I think he meant to say there were slight changes to how her older moveset works, which is actually really true. All of her special moves, not counting down+B which is new, Nayru’s Love, Din’s Fire and even the teleport gained adjustments not just focusing on frame data.

      • bartonzok

        True. For those that dont have a Nintendo console, Sakurai already mentioned one of the move-set altering changes to Meta Knight. His Up+B no longer gives flight and was replaced with two upwards slashes. Seeing as how part of what made metaknight overpowered was his movement options, this is definitely a blow to how effective meta knight is in combat.

  • Don’t bitch. Adapt.

    • Gene Q.

      Or they can learn how to balance properly? It’s only been 15 years!!

      • s1g@phnx

        OR you can just either f’n adapt OR NOT PLAY THE GAME…Wahhh…this character is OP….get a life.

      • Rock

        No gameplay has been shown. Also we have already seen several returning characters with entirely different movesets so far. How do you know they haven’t balanced Metaknight?

        • k.b.a.

          Because Sakurai bias. Go look at palutena again.

          • Catacul

            Kirby, his main creation, was dead last in Melee’s tiers.

          • k.b.a.

            Yes dead last from day one to today? Kirby is a hand cannon that can fire all bullets. I’m super bothered worried that one day hell just load him up with all powers just because. Seriously not sure why he keeps Kirby decent level butt tier

      • Bob Smith

        I bet you were one of the people that thought Decapre was OMGZ OP after the character reveal.

  • MaskedHeroxx

    He obviously got nerfed idiots…its coo hes back he might hav new moves

  • k.b.a.

    Ugh nooo. He’s such a whack character. And Kirby gets three, kid Icarus the two and still no Ridley? Links and ganon still the same? No ivysaur or squirtle?

    • Guest

      Squirtle got replaced by Greninja Ivysaur will also get replaced maybe by Septile or Bayleef or Serperior…

      • k.b.a.


  • twenty-one?

    When’s Ness?

    • Guest

      Tokyo Game Show…

  • Guest

    I’m not even mad coz we want to BRING EVERYONE INCLUDING ROY AND MEWTWO! It’s about character fanservice!

    • k.b.a.

      Ugh. I don’t want Bloated unbalanced mess of a game. If I did I’d play a Namco licensed fighter.

      • Skudd Stevens

        It’s funny you mention that, because this is kind of an inverse Namco licensed fighter.

        • Mark Wins

          lol this particular string of comments really just blew my fucking mind.

  • Cooltrainer Ian

    right back into the banned character box. he was only ranked high because his moves took priority over every other attack in the entire game, even combined, even final smashes, just tornado right through them and kill the opponent. unlimited invulnerability frames during all attack animations was a bit problematic.

    but no for reals, in all likelihood he has been nerfed as hard as kirby was between ssb and melee.

    • MrMe05

      And that make me sad. I’m hoping he’s as balanced as P:M Meta Knight and not nerfed in unuseability.

  • void

    im happy

  • prince_david

    Probably nerfed don’t complain til you see

  • void

    im so hype

  • d3v

    Please be top tier.

  • Awsumpossum12345

    Shit I hope he’s just as broken

  • ivanchu77

    Nerf this motherfucker plz

  • Eder García

    welcome back you cheap bastard

  • Meta knight was the funnest character in that game. He had the best approaching tools

    • Guest

      Lol, approaching

  • Simply Chun-believeable ^_~ ♥♥

    I’m more interested in Palutena-Kirby. How cute!! :3

  • BlueSunStudios

    Oh joy, look at all of the “competitive scene” whores here. I’m just happy that he has returned in the roster.