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New Smash Bros Character To Be Revealed Tomorrow?

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A flyer from this year’s World Hobby Fair suggests that there is another playable character in Smash Bros Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. The World Hobby Fair, which is taking place in Japan, ends tomorrow, so there’s a distinct possibility that the mysterious character will be revealed then. Most people seem to be speculating that it’s either Shulk or Chrom for the reveal. Hopefully we will find out soon.

Thanks, Orlando

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      1. Falcon himself was revealed February 22nd, while Brawl released on March 9th.

      2. The american release was March 9th. It came out in Japan before that and C. Falcon wasn’t announced at that time.

      1. Nah, it’s Ridley. Look at the amount of question marks in the name. R-I-D-L-E-Y. Look at the silhouette carefully, you can see his two wings, his face and mouth.

      2. If you saw the Smash Bros Direct months before e3, then you’d know that Ridley’s shadow was shown in the Metroid Pyrosphere stage when Sakurai was talking about Stage Hazards. Even Sakurai once got a question about Ridley being a playable character for a smash bros game and he laughed as a response. I hate to be rude, but I am so sick of hearing about Ridley for Playable Character when it’s been evident time and time again that he isn’t. In the words of Iwata, Please Understand!

      3. >.< People are still using a shadow & little glimpses of his body as evidence that he's been confirmed as a stage hazard aka boss. It's just Sakurai up to his usual teasing of the pro-playable & anti-playable Ridley people. Til Iwata shows Ridley fully as a stage hazard boss, he's not confirmed as anything yet. So I'll keep hoping for Ridley & I will keep supporting him on Miiverse. Speaking of which, I should do just that.

    1. It’s obviously gonna be Captain Falcon. :P But if it was Chrom, that would be amazing!Anyone that’s played Fire Emblem Awakening knows that Chrom is the most awesome leader ever. ;)

      1. I do want to see Fire Emblem get more recognition so I’m all for Chrome appearing. That being said, I had been hoping for Lyn since she was a great assist trophy in Brawl and I think we need a fast sword fighter to join the club. Lyn’s out of the question now though and I’ve heard good things about Chrom so I’m all for him being in it! =)

      2. More recognition? Marth and Ike are already both confirmed to return. x_x

      3. Right, but they’ve been at two character since Melee. Pokemon and Mario have increased their fighters so why not Fire Emblem? They have so many characters to choose from as well, a villain would be nice, but I don’t know of any big ones

      4. I dunno. I’m just want the MOTHER series to get more recognition than a passing joke at e3.

      5. Well, I do agree. If Lucas isn’t in it, Ness should definitely have another Rep. A boss from the MOTHER series wouldn’t hurt either. I do agree that it is underrepresented.

      6. Yes! MOTHER Alien form Giygas should be playable, with the EarthBound form being a final smash.

      7. Grima is a huge villain for fire emblem
        Same evil dragon that Marth fought
        And chrom
        And they could use it in the form of robin “the avatar”
        Because grima posses him or her so they can just use them as the character and just have them use a sword and magic

      8. I’m all for using Grima as a playbale character. I’ve never heard of him before, but I haven’t gotten into the Fire Emblem games. It would be nice to see him in the game!

      9. Grima wouldn’t really work. They’d have to use the default ‘Robin’ look of the avatar, supposing they’re going with the male option. Validar, on the other hand…

      10. I’ve been wanting Lyn for so long! I’m glad I’m not the only one.

      11. Yeah, for sure! I wonder if it is possible for a character to make a transition from assist trophy to playable character? Or maybe it’s like the friend zone. Once you’re in, it’s really difficult to get out. But yeah, fingers crossed!

      12. I think it depends how much they’re liked as an assist trophy and the fan demand of course. Little Mac made it from an assist trophy in Brawl to a fighter in the Wii U version so I definitely wouldn’t count Lyn out. That being said, it will be a lot tougher for her to get out after being in it for two games in a row

      13. Totally forgot about Little Mac being an assist trophy. I guess it is possible.
        You’re right! Guess we will just have to wait and see.

      14. dreager1 and I were talking about the next smash game. But thank you for leaving such an informative comment. It seems your mind doesn’t work too well since your spelling is atrocious. :)

      15. Why the heck do people even want lyn? She was a one shot hero that shares the spotlight with two other lords, Elwood (Roy’s dad) and hector and at least hector was in Roy’s game where Lyn wasn’t
        There are more deserving lords out there that are better than Lyn like micaiah
        At least she uses magic and will be different than the other swordsmans

      16. I can see Micaiah in Smash. For whatever reason I never thought of her. Good idea. But like you said, a lot of characters from Fire Emblem would be a good fit for the game. I guess I just focused on Lyn because she happened to make an appearance twice in the game already as an assist trophy.

      17. Funny you say that since Micaiah can also be considered a one shot hero as she too only has one game. But either way, it doesn’t matter since neither Lyn nor Micaiah have a chance. :/

      18. As much as I like Fire Emblem and Chrom, I would rather see Shulk be the next fighter. Xenoblade Chronicles was a wonderful game and I’d like it to get more recognition, and X will be coming out not long after so it just makes sense to get it hyped up.

      19. Captain Falcon has never been revealed before the release of a SSB game before.

      20. In the Smash Bros Melee reveal Cpt Falcon was there. Heck, he’s in the opening cgi title sequence whenever you boot up the game.

      1. That would be an injustice, there are so many weapons in kid Icarus Uprising that could easily be made into a great moveset for him, and it would be better than the Link clone, Toon Link

      2. HOWEVER Dark Pit is an INJUSTICE to……OTHER characters from the series. No need for him if Medusa, Hades or Magnus (well……not him he is a AT.) can be playable.

      3. Getting 3 characters from a pretty small franchise is what would be sad. In addition, over half of the enemies in Smash Run are all from Kid Icarus. It really bothers me especially since it’s Sakurai’s own sh*t; I would say he’s being narcissistic but that’s not the right word

      4. hmm actually being an old series can make it have 3 reps. I dont see that happening

        half arent from kid icarus, its well balanced for smash run. we havent seen all enemies yet either, as many serie’s are missing in enemy representation such as starfox or fire emeblem.

      5. Sakurai has been good about not being a narcissist in Smash Bros. He didnt even include another Kirby rep until Brawl. Let him indulge a little bit..

      6. I can definately see High Commander Sakurai as our future leader…

      7. Actually, he didn’t make the series, he rebirthed it. That was the entire purpose of SORA. Imagine if you took a long lost series under your belt, you would want to make it stand out once again, wouldn’t you? Kid Icarus is too good to be forgotten.

      8. Except Dark Pit is a LITERAL clone of Pit. He was also the skin for Pit in Brawl.

      9. Something is wrong with you. Toon Link is the best clone. Take note that he’s the only REAL clone that hasn’t changed movesets and has made it into another game. Luigi being excluded and Falco is not much of a clone anymore.

  1. I do want them to be in it of course, but Captain Falcon is a must. I also still want Wolf, Toon Link, Roy, Mewtwo, Dr Mario, Pichu, Shadow, Rid-Dark Samus, and Bass. That’s all I want….#MakeItHappenNintendo

      1. I don’t know what happened there. I definitely know about him being in Smash and have seen him all over the place. I must be a little slow today

      1. Fuck outta here. XP Nobody wants that Kirby knockoff around anymore.

      1. That’s BS. Instead of Zero Samus, it should’ve been Dark Samus as playable. Metroid Prime never got any true recognition in Smash besides one stage in Brawl. Samus design never took Prime’s style from Brawl which would’ve been a great time to give credit for Prime trilogy to establish the series into the 3D age.

    1. Why clones? Mewtwo, shadow, ridely and roy are fine, but dr. mario pichu,toon link and wolf? Such wasted space on better, more original characters. Plus Mario series has way too many reps as is. Roy is pushing it a little too as another clone. I love Wolf but he’s a clone despite what people say. His smash attacks are different but special attacks are very similar. Gun? Check. Reflector? Check. Up B move that goes in the direction you hold it? Check. (Just cause it’s a combo kick instead of a fire fox doesn’t mean it isn’t practically the same thing). Left/right B move that makes you go fast in that direction? Check. (Just cause it goes up diagonally and has a potential meteor hit don’t mean it ain’t almost the same). I’d be down for the clones IF they ened up with a 60+ roster though.

      1. I just love clones! For example, I may love Mario’s moveset, but I just don’t want to play as him too often. Then I can switch to Dr Mario or Malleo or Paper Mario or something. Clones give you a lot more options. Now, I can see why people don’t like them, but I doubt that it requires a whole lot of processing power to add them so they wouldn’t really end up destroying too many spots

  2. Cap. Falcon or Ness announcement please, or maybe Lord Ghirahim? I really want to see that guy as a playable character.

  3. I bet it’s a Gay character who Gay Commander will love playing as lol

    Freaking Cunt Faggot

    Kill all faggots and Pedophils

    1. Fucking idiot. Don’t you know pedophiles are more likely to be straight than gay? xD You must be reading the wrong psychiatric books.

      1. What Marce2240 said. I like Jigglypuff, anyway. I prefer her over Kirby, to be honest.

  4. Definitely going to be a veteran since newcomers should ONLY be shown on Nintendo Directs and events as big as E3. Besides, I still want to see what became of Wario.

  5. Probably an underage middle school girl bleeding from her vagina. Don’t be surprised if it is, japanese are perverted…

    1. No….. he is like worst character to play as, he sucked in PlayStation All Stars and he sucks as a main character…. what? Is throwing Subway at people considered his final smash?

      1. Haha. You seem to be the only one here that can take a joke lol. Look at all those asses above you

      1. That doesn’t even make sense. And btw, are you 14 or something? Who still uses mom jokes?

      2. >.< To you, maybe. I think he'd be awesome if done right. I'd even be happy with a Super Smash Bros only design for Ridley.

      3. No he would look stupid if they shrunk him. The only way he would be playable is I’m his 8 bit form.

      4. Only some would think so. If Sakurai uses a more meaty necked version of Ridley, he would look badass. Hate Other M or not but Ridley’s design in that game was the best thing that came from it. Well maybe the only thing good that came from the game.

      5. Yet he was still big in Other M. The only way he is getting in is if he is in 8 bit form.

      1. This is Sakurai we’re talking about here. He can definitely make Ridley work. And Ridley can be resized. Unless you want to support Other M as canon, then Ridley had to have been a small space dragon at some point in his life. It’s not like a blue whale is born at over 98 feet (30 metres) long. So why should Ridley?

  6. Crash Bandicoot is the only one missing to have the greatest video game precursors characters with Mario, Megaman, Pacman and DK. :dreaming:

      1. I said this when the pacman video came out that all we needed was crash bandicoot. His games were the next best alternative platform to mario.

      2. No it didnt. I happen to play the original Crash and compare to the recent games, the first was incredibly fun and original.

      1. He was more a PS character years ago. Now he is multiplatforms. Sony could not include him is PASBR since they do not own the licence anymore.
        And imo, Crash is not more a PS guy than Snake is, so…

      2. Wait if that’s the case can’t Nintendo use him as a Banjo Kazooie knock off then? I mean they’re both bears right? Or what animal is Crash?

      3. Do you really not know what animal he is, that’s like asking which animal sonic the hedgehog is

      4. I’m facepalming so hard. He is a bandicoot! It’s literally in his name!

      5. Snake was a favour to kojima and even then nintendo doesn’t own the license either and he started out on playstation thus he is more of a playstation character

    1. I like Crash don’t get me wrong, but he’s nowhere near the status of Mario, Sonic, Mega Man & Pac Man. They are more classic and well-known. I don’t think he fits in there as a fifth. In Smash Brothers in general, sure throw his ass in the ring lol. But I think he came a little too late to the party to be considered as this fifth character to complete the classics or whatever you were going for. Everyone even outside of gaming knows the others but Crash isn’t that popular in comparison (key word). Just my opinion, I think there would be tons more characters that would fit that spot. Earthworm Jim like someone above requested I think fills that as a more classic character. Really can’t say how his popularity compares to Crash though so I may be going against myself with that example lol.

      1. Mr Game & Watch wants to say hello! But this doesn’t matter unless the game allows for the use of 5 human players on one stage.

    1. Really, fucker Really
      You might as well ask for Goku, or Tenchi Muyo, or even Gundam RX-78

      1. Didn’t the creator actually at one point want Goku to be in Super Smash Bros? I’d love it if it was Goku :D

      2. Don’t doubt Sakurai. Remember, he made WII FIT TRAINER fit. Lol. And Goku actually has fighting games. Final Smash would either be Super Sayian or Spirit Bomb. :P

      3. Wii Fit Trainer = Nintendo so it’s not surprising…

      4. LMFAO this has to be the funniest thing i ever read XD
        and he keeps saying he’s a god and his dad scares the crap out of him.

      5. you social rejects really dont have lives lol. i had that virus in 2012 and it was on my dad’s computer.

      6. The almighty Sasori doesn’t have a job but his also almighty church is sponsored by his parents. let his cum bath all his enemies.

        Sasori the toilet paper of will, the toilet of knowledge pray for us. amen

        Church of Sasori

      7. But my point is he was isn’t a video game character, he’s had games but he started out as a manga which led to an anime

    2. God damn… you’re the best troll ever XD

      Guys, this kid isn’t the real deal

    3. You said you weren’t interested in Super Smash Bros. Why you flip flopping?
      I’m on a roll just helping you expose yourself.

      1. i not flip floping you moron. i just said i hope those charactetrs in the game. i wasn’t even going to get the lame game any way.

      2. Denial. You are flip flopping, therefore, your own statement retracts back to your face. Now hit yourself with a TF2 wrench for obvious reasons.

      3. That’s it. Show your true self, sasori: a butthurt bitch mad that Nintendo isn’t bowing down to your every want & whim, like Donko’s bitch ass. Sorry, kid, but you aren’t the center of the universe.

    4. I like those characters you mentioned but no. HELL FUCKING NO!!! No 4th party characters! I bet you were one of those losers on Miiverse going to every one of Sakurai’s Smash posts begging for a fucking 4th party character. Take your 4th party character ideas & shove them up your penis hole so you’ll hopefully destroy it permanently so you can’t procreate your stupidity to the rest of the human race!

      Awww… I feel much better. I can’t say those things to those idiots on Miiverse or Nintendo’s admins will punish me for being a bad, foul mouthed boy. -.-

    1. Ness will be back. They know that a lot of people are still craving for Mother 3, they decently cannot remove Ness. ×)

    1. Maybe once it becomes a series?
      That’s probably the reason why Wonder Red is just a trophy.

    2. no, that came came out recently. they wouldn’t take the risk in case it flopped. it didn’t though.

  7. Hopefully this entry in the specified series delivers true FAIR competition. Mariokart 8 online is reserved for the common mindless drone, a fiasco plastered with “pretty” images. The elite(though a first place position hog) will not tolerate “cheap” tactics to advance subpar competition. Skill is forever, luck runs out. Fix your game Nintendo!

    1. The requirement for consideration is that they have to have had at least one game from their respective series’ on a Nintendo platform.
      After that is met, it’s all down to whether or not the creators, Sakurai and the like, feel the character would fit.

  8. They can’t drop Capt. Falcon, Jigglypuff, and Ness… can they?

    If Chrom is the new character though- or another Awakening character like Lucina, Tiki (also in Shadow Dragon), or “darkhorse ensemble” member Anna, I’ll be happy.

    1. If they include any female Fire Emblem rep, it better be Anna. She’s been in how many games now? I only know that if they add Tharja, I’ll riot.

  9. I LOVE Crash Bandicoot, but he isn’t even close to being as iconic or influential as the other game series you mentioned. It really would be cool to play as him though.

    1. Aint influential right now but when the console wars were going around between sega, sony andnnintendo who was the mascot taunting the other companies infron of their buildings in their commercials.

      1. Maybe but last time I saw Crash he was in front of those same buildings begging for work :p

  10. Since my main babes Ike and Bowser are in already, it doesn’t really matter to me who else will join the roster. I’d love to see some new characters though, so I hope we’ll really get to see something tomorrow.

    1. Sakurai doesn’t like Toad apparently so that’s why he’ll always be Princess Toadstool’s hit receiver lol. Wouldn’t mind playing as him though. Maybe if Captain Toad does well enough Nintendo will push him to make Toad as DLC or put him in the NEXT smash.

  11. Too bad Cyrstal want be playable. Who owns here staff Nintendo or Rare ware? I have not see that staff since Rare left. I’m thinking Rare owns her it.

    1. No she was in assault and command which were games made after rare left, nintendo owns her

      1. Yeah but does Nintendo own the staff she carried. I have not seen that stick since Rare left.

      2. Why would they own the staff? It’s a weapon in the star fox universe which nintnedo owns

    2. No, they don’t. Krystal appeared again in Star Fox Command which was released after Rare was bought out.

    1. OF COURSE it will be him. Trust me……i had rosalina, little mac , palutena , pacman and mii on guranteed list.

      dixie and chrom are left. IM NOT WORNG!!!!! (im wrong about dates and likley characters……..but NEVER when i say someone is guranteed.)

  12. Maybe it will be an exception, but Sakurai normally doesn’t make posts on Sundays. Who knows tho.

  13. Its funny after reading all the comments people are still asking for the original four hidden characters. They’re going to be in it no doubt because they were in every smash since then.

    1. Three out of the four, Luigi’s been confirmed. But yea they are like 99.99% guaranteed, people literally would throw fits about Ness and Captain Falcon especially. Falcon Punch is practically the games slogan lol.

  14. Mewtwo and Ridley will be confirmed. Mewtwo is Popular and so is Ridley.Popular Characters get in the game.

  15. Probably a veteran. I doubt it’s a newcomer ’cause it’s too soon to announce a newcomer. But then again, I never heard of this “World Hobby Fair” before. If it is really a big event being hosted somewhere across the world and it’s a big deal to gamers, then I would believe it.

  16. There’s still quite a few characters in the game that haven’t been announced yet- This way this article is worded makes it look like we thought we had the complete roster. The guy who confirmed Megaman, Wii Fit Trainer, Villager, Pac-Man, Palutena, Miis, and Little Mac ALL BEFORE THEY WERE REVEALED also said that Chrom, Chorus Men, and Shulk will all be new playable characters too. I think we can trust this guy by now. Also, it’s safe to say that Ness and Captain Falcon will be back since they are from the original 12. We can also predict Ice Climbers will be back since one of their enemies is making an appearance in Smash Run. That leaves 6 more characters that are pretty safe to say will be in the game (AT LEAST! Remember we still haven’t heard anything about Wario, Falco, etc and they are very likely too).

  17. What about… hmm, let me think… GANONDORF?! Seriously, it would be really strange if he’s not in the new roster.

  18. It’s very likely to be Cap. Falcon, Jigglypuff, Ness or Ganondorf (or any other veteran).
    I highly doubt it will be Chrom since his kit would be extremely similar to Marth’s (hell, I think it would be exact the same). Actually, I doubt any more character from Fire Emblem franchise will enter this Smash.
    Mewtwo probably won’t enter this version either since there is already Lucario (Lucario’s kit is an upgraded version of Mewtwo’s).
    I’m hoping everything I read about Goku, Naruto and etc. was a joke from the ones who mentioned them…. explanation should be unnecessary…………….
    Wii Fit Trainer still belongs to Nintendo, so, although weird, it was still a possibility.

    1. I always felt Chrom would be better suited as an alternate costume for Ike since they have roughly the same body build. As for Marth’s alternate, I can see it being Lucina since she has roughly the same body build, minus the boobs which aren’t that big to begin with, as him.

      1. And that’s only if Sakurai doesn’t have Chrom actually planned as the first 3rd playable character.

  19. We still haven’t gotten Captain Falcon or a character from the Earthbound series. I hope we’ll do soon…

  20. Can Sakurai troll the Goku fanboys and make Mako Mankanshoku playable? That would be glorious. XD

    Kidding aside, if you noticed, the question mark i next to newcomers and guest characters, so presumably that would narrow it down to a new character, as I doubt there are any more guest characters. That said, I think that narrows it down considerably. If I were to go by the most prominent leak, the Gematsu leak, Shulk, Chrom and the Chorus Men are all playable. So, it would have to be one of those three, and I’d put money on it being Chrom, if anyone. I love deducing things!

  21. Well, since there are exactly 6 question marks, I think we could assume the character has a 6 letter name. Since the names are in japanese it can’t be any of the Gematsu leaked characters, since Chrom is Krom in japanese, Shulk is Shuruku, and I don’t know the Chorus Kids japanese name, but I doubt it is less than 7 letters.
    Regarding veteran options, Jigglypuff, Captain Falcon and Ness won’t be announced as usual, and the only veteran with 6 letters is Mewtwo, japanese name being Myūtsū. The only other option with 6 letters than I can guess is Ridley, japanese name Ridorī.

    1. You can’t have a Smash Bros. Game with out Jigglypuff. She grew upvin Smash since 64. When I first got her I questioned myself of all the 150 Pokemon at the time, why Jigglypuff was choosen? Now we got to have here because she is really part of the Smash family. Smash bros. has made her famous eventhough she isn’t the best Pokemon.

      1. I know, and I’m sure he/she will be back, along with Ness and Captain Falcon, they just are secret characters and never get announced before the game’s release. Luigi was announced last year as an exception of this rule because 2013 was the year of Luigi, even Sakurai said it himself on his Miiverse account.

      2. Since X & Y added the Fairy type & Jigglypuff’s type has been changed to Normal/Fairy, her chances of being in went from 100% to 120% with a new Final Smash that is a Fairy type move. *fingers crossed*

  22. If Ridley gets into SSB 4, I will kill someone.
    If Shulk doesn’t get into SSB 4, I will hack SSB 4 and put him in

  23. God damn Nintendo is on fire bitchs. Imean more Characters???? Thank you based Sakurai this game will be tons of characters and much more than Playstation batle all stars.

  24. I would be tripped the fuck out if Wonder Red was in this game. I think it’s not too late to add him. He would make one hell of a final smash with a giant fist. Plus he can morph into the plane to get back to the platform. Add Wonder Blue too. Wonder Green and Wonder Pink is too much asking.

      1. That’s enough of the Mushroom Kingdom. I rather they either add new or expand franchises. The Mushroom Kingdom has the most characters. Mario, Luigi. Wario, Bowser, Yoshi, Peach, Rosalina….catch my dreft?

      2. Careful, dude. You’ll piss off the people that swear up & down that Wario & Yoshi represent new franchises & don’t count as Mario characters anymore. lol I don’t pay heed to them. Mario spin off characters are still Mario characters. That’s like saying Angel isn’t a Buffy the Vampire Slayer character anymore because he got his own spin-off show.

  25. ONE character? Nintendo’s next direct better have all the original yet forgotten characters.
    Wario
    Meta knight
    Gannondorf (his move set should be updated to using his TRIDENT, as he’s been of using far earlier than his sword/s)
    Ness

    With newcomers/dlc such as,
    Shulk
    Ridley
    King K. Rool
    Wulf (updated move set as well)

    1. Why does Ganondorf have to use just the Trident? Why can’t he use both? Anyway, I want Ganondorf to use a combination of physical attacks & magic attacks. I’m down with Ridley & Shulk being DLC later down the road if Sakurai needs a bit more time to get Ridley fixed up. Ridley & Shulk would have to be free DLC, though. Oh & Wolf could definitely use an updated moveset that gives him is own original moveset. But let’s hope we don’t have to wait for Ridley. Let’s hope he’s the new character they’ll announce.

  26. at this point i really dont even care for smash bros or any nintendo game on the wii u. hopefully after bandai stops co devekoping this shitty game they can make a storm 3 or revolution port for the wii u

    1. You think Duper Smash is a crappy game? You’re crazy!!! It’s one of the best original fighting games.

      1. Ssasori is a prick but he has a point there has not been a good naruto game on the WiiU at all. The last good Nintendo naruto game was the last shippuden ex game. Storm revolution port on the wiiu would be cool and very welcomed. Too bad we probably will never see Gundam Musou on the WiiU

  27. Ok i know these are loosely translated but Rosetta and Chiko had me dying laughing. They basically called Greninja a Gekko. Lol.

    As for the reveal I only want to see one of these three:

    1) Isaac-‘Golden Sun
    2) Shantae- Shantae and the pirates curse
    3) Henry Hatsworth-HH & The puzzling adventure

  28. Why the fuck does everyone want Ridley in Smash Bros?

    Ridley SUCKS! Am I the only fucking person on the entire internet who doesn’t want Ridley in this game?

    1. Huge ass purple dragon who’s the main villain of the under represented metroid series, Yup just you, shokio and the other ridley haters

      1. Agreed. They think they are some big majority but they aren’t. Just another vocal minority on the internet.

    2. I remeber playing Metroid on my Wii and there were other Metroid characters that looked powerful enough on smash. You never played with them but they were teamed with Samaus. I want one of tyem motherfuckers in Smash. Fuck that histpric bird. Plus Samaus needs her franchise extended. She has been alone since Smash 64.

      1. But none of them are prominent enough in the franchise. Ridley is the main villain

      2. Ghor is, as the Ridley haters like to so frequently put it, too big. Gandrayda would just end up being the Ditto of Super Smash Bros with possibly no moveset of her own. As for Rundas, I’ll turn it on the Ridley haters again by stating the fact Rundas can practically fly. xD But seriously, what Sonicguy726 said. Ridley is practically the true villain of the Metroid series.

    3. THIS, and I love Metroid. It just wouldn’t fit. His proportions are just too weird to shrink without it looking weird.
      Metroid doesn’t need anything more than Samus to be represented. Isolation is one of the main themes of both the games and the franchise.

      1. Plus, Charizard is already a cool enough dragon. You could just texture and model hack Charizard and there you go, Ridley. :\ We don’t need him as a separate character.

      2. Charizard isn’t a dragon type, though. Never has been & never will be. Not unless GameFreak allows Pokemon to get a 3rd type, but that’s never going to happen because they have barely gotten out of their tradition with the Pokemon games on the handhelds. Anyway, if Charizard can get in as a playable character even though he can fly, Ridley should be allowed in too. As for his size, resize! Resize! Resize! If done right, Ridley could have his very own original moveset.

      3. The thing is, Ridley seems so out-of-place in comparison to the other characters in Smash Bros. It’s not right to me.

        Looking at Ridley in the Supspace Emissary, I thought, “this is a good boss… not a good character.”

        And Charizard is a Dragon-type when he mega evolves, I think.

      4. Well we both know out-of-place is irrelevant since tons of people thought Wii Fit Trainer was out of place. Hell, they still think she’s out of place. Same with Pac-Man. If people think it’s out-of-place, Sakurai most likely thinks that makes them unique & unique is practically king in the minds of a good portion of Nintendo’s employees.

      5. Only his X mega evolution is a dragon type. Aside from that, he’s never been a dragon type. Just because he looks like a dragon doesn’t make it so.

      6. I use to believe he was a dragon type, too, but that was only in our own little head canon.

      7. Right my bad. I knew he was dual type and forgot he was fire/flying.

      8. Oh I know I’m going to get flack for this but easy fix. Just use his Other M design to go with Samus Aran’s Other M design. Other M’s Clone Ridley was pretty meaty. Maybe the other Ridley was getting old so his body was deteriorating?

      9. That design should be burried forever. Besides, it still has very weird proportions (head to arm, neck to head). Seeing Ridley reduced to a Samus and half in size would be very weird, really. If it’s really a necessity, the best candidate for a second Metroid rep would be Dark Samus. I can see it happening in Smash 5.

    1. He’s the main character of Xenoblade Chronicles for the Wii. It’s an amazing game (it’s an rpg). If you ever get the chance to play it, I’d highly, highly recommend it.

  29. Japan really needs to adopt a new writing system. Their current one is so freaking convoluted.

  30. Yeah either Xenoblade, more Metroid characters or Wonderful 101 characters. I like Wonder Blue best but of course you have to get Red before Blue. Wonder Blue’s personality reminds me of Falco’s.

  31. I mean we’re kinda running out of time here. There probably won’t be a reveal.

    Probably was just more trolling or was supposed to be the random button.

  32. Well, it’s tomorrow now, and I still haven’t heard of any new character being announced.

  33. Ganondorf in his ocarina of time form and not a semi clone of captain falcon would be a dream come true

  34. I heard the text under the question mark says something like “there’s more characters to come” so there probably won’t be a reveal

  35. I would like meta knight to return or maybe a character from an IP they haven’t used in awhile liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiike Idk…….
    Random thought but MH rep DLC lol it’s folio much of a stretch with how many weapons they are and will never happen but would be sort of cool. Capcom and Nintendo have been close after getting MH on Nintendo platforms

  36. I didn’t know about this until 3 hours ago, but I think I know enough about it to understand that the new character reveal is NOT coming today. Apparently the flyer really says ”There will be more characters soon” or ”There’s more characters to come” so this probably was not a character reveal or anything close to that. I do think that there will be more characters to come, and according to an incredibly accurate leak (the Gematsu leak, the one that predicted Little Mac, Wii Fit Trainer, Villager, Palutena, Pac-Man, Miis, Pokemon from Pokemon X and Y (later confirmed as Greninja) ) Shulk from Xenoblade, Chrom from Fire Emblem: Awakening, and the Choir Kids (or Choir Men) from Rythm Heaven will be playable characters. But if there is a character that I want it would be Isaac from Golden Sun, as I loved playing Golden Sun a few years ago and he’s the only character I would consider to request (other than some notable veteran characters).

  37. If there is going to be a new character reveal in the coming weeks, I hope it’s either Ridley, Shulk, Isaac, or the unlikely Mewtwo with one of his Mega Evolutions as his Final Smash, like with Charizard.

    1. The article didn’t lie, the author just didn’t know what the Japanese text said. It said something to the likes of “More new characters to come!”

  38. Ugh! This feels like yet another tease from Sakurai. If you look closely at the box with the question marks, it kind of looks like a silhouette of Ridley’s head as a few others in this article mentioned.

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