Super Smash Bros 4 Picture Features a Cast That Could Never be Assembled in the 1990s

The latest Super Smash Bros 4 picture of the day features four of the most popular game characters of all time.

The image was posted up on the MiiVerse by director Masahiro Sakurai earlier today and shows a cast that would have never been possible to assemble during the console wars of the 1990s. See it here.

"This is quite a line-up of characters for the gaming world. I mean, it's amazing enough that Mario can fight Pikachu. I hope you enjoy this truly unique celebration," he wrote.

Yesterday's picture featured a Smash Bros homage to baseball. See it here.

"The goddess is up to bat for the Home-run Contest, a returning mini-game on the 3DS version! It's been streamlined with added features here and there, like sturdier glass and doubled speed for long hits. You can also have fun comparing your rankings for this mini-game with our Global Smash Power."

The new Smash Bros. games will launch for both the Wii U and 3DS later this year.

Nintendo confirmed to IGN last month that the 3DS version of Super Smash Bros will launch sometime in the summer this year. Wii U fans will have to wait until the winter to get their hands on this epic fighting title.

Sakurai discussed how multiplayer will work in the game with IGN. He stated that players can play online with friends and can also engage in a handful of different multiplayer modes. There will be two distinct forms for multiplayer including "For Fun" and "For Glory."

For Fun only records players wins, and pits opponents against each other in random stages that include all items. For Glory levels the playing field by removing items and setting every match on a Final Destination version of certain levels. Wins and Losses will be tracked in For Glory.