Super Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai has today revealed three new playable characters from Nintendo's vast treasure trove of IPs, including the return of the classic Captain Falcon plus Fire Emblem: Awakening heroes Lucina and Robin.
The new Fire Emblem additions are the 10th and 11th new characters confirmed for the games and the 34th and 35th playable characters announced overall. Fire Emblem character Chrom is also in the new character trailer below, but it looks like he will just be an Assist Trophy. We're waiting for Nintendo to confirm.
Players can also choose between male and female variants of Robin, Fire Emblem: Awakening's player character, in a similar way to the game featuring versions of Wii Fit Trainer and the Animal Crossing Villager for both genders.
Smash Bros. series boss Masahiro Sakurai has also revealed through a Miiverse post
that iconic Ubisoft character Rayman will be included as a trophy. It's the first time the series' trophy list has included a third-party character whose franchise isn't represented with a playable character.
"In order to make Rayman's trophy, we asked Ubisoft to share their references," he wrote. "We were expecting to receive 2D drawing references for Rayman, but to our surprise, they sent us data of a brand new 3D model that they rendered for this game!! And that was how this trophy was created. It takes a lot of work creating each model, so it's wonderful that the creators contributed their own efforts!!"
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS will be out October this year. Nintendo are also planning to release new GameCube controllers themed specifically to the fighter, complete with an adapter for the Wii U.