Not as pretty, but still powerful
After struggling with the servers for over an hour, I finally managed to download Ryu on the 3DS version of Super Smash Bros.. The Wii U eShop is still kicking me out, so if you’re current among the millions trying to download this content on either console, the 3DS may be the better choice for now.
Our staff who own 3DS capture equipment are already at E3, so you’ll have to make due with my little off camera video for now. From what I can tell, Ryu’s character model isn’t nearly as detailed here as it was on Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition, but it animates just as smoothly, if not more so. His textures don’t seem to be quite up to the same standard of some other Smash characters on the 3DS, but unless you get in there for a close up, you probably won’t notice.
As promised, he can perform different normals based on how long you hold down the attack button, and you can perform specials either by hitting B or inputting the traditional Street Fighter-style motions. I could have sworn I saw him parry in the stream this morning, but I haven’t figured out how to do it myself yet. Stay tuned for a more detailed write up on how Ryu plays in Smash Bros. as soon as we get it done (hopefully today).