Super Smash Bros. adds Ryu & Roy, plus YouTube replays

E3 2015 may not have officially started, but Nintendo couldn't help gushing Super Smash Bros. news today including YouTube replays and fresh characters. In an announcement this morning, Nintendo confirmed that Ryu from the Street Fighter franchise, and Roy from Fire Emblem, would join Lucas from Mother 3 as new playable fighters for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U versions of the game. Meanwhile, there are also new amiibo figures on the horizon.

Ryu, Roy, and Lucas are all available for download now, and each will come with classic moves from their own original games. Ryu, for instance, brings along Hadoken and Shoryuken from Street Fighter, and indeed each can be activated with a one-button press. However, if you remember the original button combo, you'll get a higher-damage version of the move.

Similarly, Roy now has a Final Smash move – a "devastating" sword blow, Nintendo says – while in comparison to Marth, his sword is stronger closer to the hilt for improved close-range fighting. Finally there's Lucas, who primarily uses lightning attacks.

Those keen on Nintendo's collectable amiibo figures will soon be able to get them for Lucas, Roy, and Ryu. First, though, will come Mii Brawler, Mii Swordfighter and Mii Gunner – customizable with faces and players' collected accessories and costumes – while R.O.B., Duck Hunt, and Mr. Game & Watch will come in September, and Falco over the 2015 holiday season.

Eventually, Nintendo says, all of the playable characters in Super Smash Bros. will have a corresponding amiibo figure.

In the pipeline for the Wii U version of the game, meanwhile, is YouTube replay support. As long as you have a Google account, you'll be able to upload and share replay videos of your recent games for others to comment on.

Nintendo is also readying new costume options for download, with eight altogether: the whole bundle can be had for $6 for each platform individually, or for both Wii U and 3DS games for $9.20. Alternatively, Nintendo will sell them individually, at $0.75 per version, or $1.15 for both.

Finally, Ryu is priced at $5.99 for either the Wii U or 3DS versions of Super Smash Bros., or $6.99 if you buy for both platforms at the same time. Roy and Lucas each cost $3.99 individually, or $4.99 for both platforms.