Surprise! The English designation for Kyogre and Groudon's "upgraded" forms is "Primal". Didn't see that coming, because there's already such a thing as a Primal Pokémon, namely Dialga in MD2. Guess they really don't care about spin-off canon all that much, huh? Now we wait for the concept to be expanded to Dialga and Palkia in the gen 4 remakes, at which point the universe will collapse upon itself.
Perhaps more importantly, screenshots of the two behemoths in battle heavily suggest those Primal forms are functionally the same as mega evolutions (because of the presence of a similar icon next to the level), but have distinct lore flavor. Because, you know, when you think of Pokémon that needed megas, you think fucking Kyogre and Groudon. Funnily enough, Primal Groudon is Ground/Fire. Yes, it now has TWO TYPES THAT ARE WEAK TO KYOGRE'S. I don't think they could make Groudon into Kyogre's bitch even more if they tried. Oh well, at least it's a bit better at abusing its own Drought with that. It should at least pick up Flare Blitz, because settling for Fire Punch... nope. There's another silver lining: aside from the terrible 4x weakness to Water, Ground and Fire have decent defensive synergy, with weaknesses to Grass, Ice and Rock all cancelled out. The end result is a Pokémon that has only two weaknesses (the other being 2x to Ground), an immunity to Electric and a very respectable five resistances, which include Fire and Fairy. I guess resisting Steel and Poison might be worth using in combination with Xerneas or Fairy Arceus, too.
Now, on to SSB4. It's no surprise that we can play as our own Miis, but the thing that caught my eye is that each of its three variations has twelve special moves it can pick four from. Which of course means the best four are going to be used over and over, and as a result they're going to reach Meta Knight tier. Okay, maybe not, but the more options you give to a character in just about any genre, the better that character gets by default. No other character in the game gets that kind of versatility, especially now that they separated Sheik and ZSS from Zelda and Samus, and gave Ivysaur and Squirtle the axe.
I also found it very odd that Nintendo would release the 3DS version so much earlier than the Wii U one, since the latter really needs a hand in terms of sales (although MK8 has granted it a decent, and may I say unexpected, reprieve). Well, the 3DS version was pushed back to October, while the Wii U one is now confirmed to be out by the end of the year. Their excuse? The 3DS version needs more testing. Maybe that's true, but I want to believe they heard the voice of reason.