Super Smash Bros 4 Characters: Mario, Sonic and Link Appear in New Pictures

Super Smash Bros 4 director Masahiro Sakurai released two new pics of the day yesterday and today that feature characters Mario, Sonic and Link.

The first picture shows off the 3DS version of the game and shows what Mario and Link would look with and without their outlines. See it here.

"Here's a comparison of characters with and without their outlines on the 3DS version," said Sakurai. "They also give off a different impression in 3D, so customize the look however you like."

Today's pic of the day features Sonic using a giant attack item on his opponent. See it here.

"Here's a giant attack item, the Ore Club! It's made of minerals mined on the mountain of the gods," he said. "This bulky weapon can even unleash tornadoes."

The next-gen Super Smash Bros. games will be released for both the Nintendo DS and Wii U home console. This is the first time that Nintendo will launch the hit fighting series on its flagship handheld.

The new games were originally rumored to be coming out in spring 2014, according to a Nintendo executive from Germany, but the company now claims that information was based on a misquote.

Nintendo's Bernd Fakesch held an interview with last year regarding upcoming releases for the company. Fakesch was quoted as saying the game would be arriving.

"For next spring two more big license games are also announced for our TV console with Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros," read the quote.

A Nintendo representative contacted VG247 to inform them of the misquote. "We would like to clarify that the speculation about a Spring 2014 launch date for Super Smash Bros. on Wii U was the result of a misquotation in an interview," they said.