For the past week, Nintendo has been promising to reveal an all new fighter for Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS. Nintendo lived up to that pledge and then some by revealing three new additions to the roster. First up is the return of Captain Falco! the F-Zero protagonist, and long time Smash Bros fighter will once again join the ever expanding cast of Super Smash Bros. Joining the Captain will be two additional fighters from the Fire Emblem universe: Lucina and Robin.
Lucina and Robin will be familiar to fans of the recent 3DS smash hit Fire Emblem: Awakening, as they each were first introduced there. Lucina is a master swordswoman, who’s prowess will put her on equal footing with the other Fire Emblem fighters already in Smash Bros. Robin is a name many may not know immediately, but he is actually the protagonist of Awakening. Though players can choose a name in-game, Robin is the character’s official canon name. Robin is a spellsword, who can cast numerous lightning spells from his tomes and fight her opponents up close with a blade. Robin will be playable as both a male and female.
Although Chrom was teased in the above video, he will not be playable in Super Smash Bros. He is in the game, but just as a part of Robin’s Final Smash. It’s not currently known if Nintendo has any more fighters to unveil for their premier fighter. Smash Bros’ official website has all of it’s spaces filled for characters currently. While these spaces have been expanded in the past, it could mean the roster is now full at 36 characters. I’m sure we’ll learn more as we get closer to the 3DS release on October 3rd, and Wii U release this Holiday.
by, Bobby Marquardt