In case there was any doubt that the Smash Bros. series’ iconic and deadly Home-run bat would be featured in the latest instalment, director Masahiro Sakurai confirmed the return of the item with the following message on Miiverse:
Pic of the day. The Home-run Bat in this game is black! And it’s so powerful that your eyes might bug out!!
Sakurai also returned for a second innings (hey Brian, “innings” is a term they use in baseball, right?) with another image of the bat’s impact causing Donkey Kong to fly out of the arena. Banana Slamma!