Diddy Kong has been confirmed as a playable character for the next Super Smash Bros. game. Series director Masahiro Sakurai announced the news via Miiverse today to coincide with the launch of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze in North America and Europe. Diddy’s flexibility has been increased for the upcoming fighting title, according to Sakurai. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U is scheduled to release this year.
“Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is out now in Europe and North America! …And to celebrate, Diddy Kong joins the battle,” wrote Sakurai on Miiverse. “We’ve increased Diddy Kong’s flexibility this time. This picture shows how far his punches stretch during his strong side attack.”