Diddy Kong the 24th Super Smash. Bros for Wii U and 3DS character

Donkey Kong's sidekick will be even more flexible in the latest incarnation of Nintendo's all-star brawler.

Donkey Kong's young sidekick Diddy Kong will be a playable character in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS.

The announcement coincides with the release of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze on the Wii U, and producer Masahiro Sakurai adds that Diddy Kong's flexibility has been increased for the new Smash Bros. title.

Diddy Kong, the 24th character confirmed to appear in Nintendo's all-star roster of mascots and characters, made his first appearance in the series on Super Smash Bros. Brawl on the Wii. He's also one of the more capable platforming sidekicks: he has previously headlined his own N64 kart racer in 1997, and even rescued Donkey Kong from Kaptain K. Rool in 1995. Beat that, Tails.

Other recent roster announcements for Super Smash Bros. on the Wii U and 3DS include Punch-Out's Little Mac, Pokemon Lucario, and Kirby's nemesis King Dedede.

Nintendo is yet to announce the release date for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS.

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28 comments
Float1011
Float1011

I can't used to the controller at all, I'm not into it. And the games doesn't really seem any better or different than Wii games.

Talking about the first Wii now.. They should have improved the motion controls and found better ways to implement them into games, and put them in more games.

You'd think playing QB on a game like Madden could be so much fun on a Wii, but it wasn't and it was the same thing as the PS2 version when they had next gen versions on PS3 and XBox 360!!

The Wii turned out to be a huge dissappointment for me, I thought other companies were going to come out with better sports games like Wii Sports Resort and Wii Sports. And even for different genres of games, I thought they'd take the formula from those games and the other nintendo wii titles and improve it and add more complexity, but they never did! And while Wii Sports was fun for a little, I was disappointed they never put a football game on there. And as far as I know, there was no Wii Sports game playable online?


They didn't do anything to fix the gripes I had with the first Wii on the Wii U


I'm still considering getting a Wii U after Mario Kart and Smash Bros. come out if the games seem at least a little better and little fresh compared to the Wii versions and they have Wiimote support.

Shantmaster_K
Shantmaster_K

I want a Wii U just for SSB and Mario Kart. 

CountBleck12
CountBleck12

That's cool and all but where's Meta Knight damn it.

RiKanKiDD
RiKanKiDD

A Diddy and DIxie Kong team character would have been pretty cool

linkdarkside
linkdarkside

Diddy Kong is my favorite Kong so this is good even that it was obvious he was going to be in.


now for King K. Rool.

PrpleTrtleBuBum
PrpleTrtleBuBum

In a way I'd still prefer them to be as Donkey + Diddy team

xxxchris
xxxchris

Waiting on the Falcon...

gameroutlawzz
gameroutlawzz

As much as I love my DKC:TF... noooooooooooo noooo noooooooooo....the game SCREAMS for more heavy fighters FFS and King K. Rool NEEDS his place in the SSB franchise.  There are no DK villains and hes been away for so long. Hes in 4 different DK games with a plenty of unique moves that would totally suit for his move-set. The fuck you thinking Nintendo? Stop rehashing the same god damn old characters from Brawls roster.The more and more I hear about this new SSB Its simply making me lose interest/hype for the game. Guess Ill just stick to playing Brawl with the Project M 3.0 mod.

R3NeGaDeAnGeL
R3NeGaDeAnGeL

Should have put Lanky or Cranky Kong in instead...

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

3DS version is going to be kickass and I sooo going to buy the digital version.

Okay Nintendo Not sure we need Diddy Kong back but I would prefer Dixie Kong over Diddy.

19James89
19James89

I was hoping that Birdo would feature...

GH05T-666
GH05T-666

I was hoping they would put Mewtwo in Super Smash Bros. with his Mega Mewtwo Y transformation. 

I'm glad they put Lucario in though, I hope he can Mega Evolve!

The_Micksta
The_Micksta

When are they going to announce Captain Falcon as a playable character he's been in all of the previous games. Would like to see him in this new Smash too.

eelektrik
eelektrik

@PrpleTrtleBuBum  Speaking of 'team characters' I am surprised they haven't confirmed Ice Climbers again yet. Not that many people care that much for the franchise they were a unique character for the SSB series at least.


I wish they had replaced Toon Link with a more distinct version of Link if they really felt they needed more than one version of the character in the game. As a move set Link and Young/Toon Link are too similar in the previous games, when they could have had much more distinct options like Mask Link cycling between Deku, Zora, and Goron masks or Wolf Link with Midna in here.


Also still waiting on the Ganondorf reveal. I hope he isn't a Captain Falcon clone anymore but I am probably going to be disappointed.

AdderD
AdderD

@PrpleTrtleBuBum  

FOX. Versus..... DIDDY KONG.

AND.

DONKEY KONG.

That would still be really annoying, though.

sanchango
sanchango

@xxxchris  Falcon, Yoshi, Ness, Jigglypuff. I want the original 12 all back(probably will, but I just want confirmation!)

eelektrik
eelektrik

@gameroutlawzz  I think there are enough people that would be disappointed in Diddy Kongs exclusion to warrant him returning. Besides, we haven't seen the whole roster yet and the game won't be out for a while, so lets wait and see before we scream rehash too loudly. We've only seen 24 characters, 5 of which are brand new and still more to go.


Would like to see more villains though, King K. Rool(Donkey Kong), Black Shadow(F-Zero), and Wart(Super Mario Bros. 2) would help round out the selection of heavy fighters as well.

rtircoklled
rtircoklled

@R3NeGaDeAnGeL 

Lanky is the best one of them all

93BlackHawk93
93BlackHawk93

@EasyComeEasyGo  Diddy Kong is more iconic. I want Dixie Kong and Kiddy Kong too! :P

sonicking2004
sonicking2004

@GH05T-666 I imagine that would be his Smash Ball attack, kinda like that feral form for Little Mac

sanchango
sanchango

@gameroutlawzz @The_Micksta  Yes, let's not have one of the original 12 in the roster YAY! Are you being serious? -____-

Seriously, how would you feel if games like Tekken, KoF or Street Fighter, just changed all their characters with each new iteration of the game? You would probably be complaining for not having any of the previous characters.