Ike joins Super Smash Bros Wii U and 3DS!

Super smash bros IkeVeteran fighter approaches! Ike from the Fire Emblem franchise is returning to Super Smash Bros in the Wii U and 3DS editions!  The fighter’s return was announced on Masahiro Sakurai’s Miiverse page, with Sakurai writing “Ike, the swordsman of magnificent strength, joins the battle!! Strike your foes down with his powerful smash attacks.”  As the picture to to the right shows, Ike is far beefier in this version then before, turning Ike into more of a heavy damage character.  “Ike’s design is based on the hero that appears in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. His sword deals heavy damage in Smash Bros., so this design suits him very well! Rest assured, he can use Aether as well.

Ike is the 30th fighter to join the newest installment of the Super Smash Bros series.  He will join newcomers like Mega Man, the Wii Fit Trainer, Little Mac, and Greninja, as well as series mainstays like Mario, Link, Kirby and so many more.  How many more characters are set to be revealed?  We have no real idea, but rest assured that we will see at least one new character during Nintendo’s E3 Direct.  Fans can get even more of the game when 16 of the top Smash Player from around the world compete at a Nintendo sponsored tournament at E3, and play the game at participating Best Buy retailers during E3 week.

Super Smash Bros 3DS is set for release this Summer, with the Wii U version following this Winter.

by, Bobby Marquardt

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