- Visual effects added to punches and kicks.
- Sakurai doesn’t want to add just any 3rd party character to Smash Bros.
- New Characters: Megaman, Villager (Animal Crossing), Wii Fit Trainer.
- Characters are outlined so they’re easier to see.
- Total number of characters are the same as Wii U version.
- Unique stages based on handheld titles.
- Theme stages on home console games will be unique to Wii U