Fire Emblem's Ike burning Super Smash Bros. Brawl

With its vast cast of beloved game characters, few games have as fanatical a following as Super Smash Bros. Brawl. So when Nintendo today announced another of its icons would be joining the Wii game's fray, fans greeted the news with the cold dispassion of a religous revival meeting held inside...

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With its vast cast of beloved game characters, few games have as fanatical a following as Super Smash Bros. Brawl. So when Nintendo today announced another of its icons would be joining the Wii game's fray, fans greeted the news with the cold dispassion of a religous revival meeting held inside a burning tent.

Today Smash Bros. Dojo, the game's official Web site, revealed that Ike (pictured), one of the heroes of Intelligent Systems' Fire Emblem series, will appear in the forthcoming Wii fighting game, due out on December 3. According to Nintendo, Ike "can wield a two-handed sword with a single hand" and will be able to use a special "Aether" one-hit kill in the game. Other characters that will appear include Nintendo favorites Pikachu, Link, Fox McCloud, Samus, Mario, Wario, and Kid Icarus. Konami's stealth-action hero Solid Snake will also be playable.

Discussion

206 comments
SmashBros-King
SmashBros-King

My brother(SmashBros.-Champ) is right. We are the BEST at Super Smash Brotehrs Melee and Brawl. Seriously We've been palying for seven years They better have Mrth and Roy in this, I don't care if they would need to take out Ike to do it. I could keep goinig on and on how me and my brother are the best at SSB Melee and Brawl. You Amateurs will never beat us. We'll destroy you online. I'm the Best with Marth and that my friends, is the Truth.

SmashBros-Champ
SmashBros-Champ

The counters for marth and roy are awesome. I could land so much counters on you guy, you'd rather kill yourself. My bro is very good at countering too and he can marth can counter fast. I hope they put marth and roy in this game. Ike is cool but he looks alot like marth. I wonder if he's got a counter? His sword is a similarity to Roy's because it's powerful, but roy's sword only does the most damage with the middle of the sword.Marths sword is powerful too, but does more damage at the tip of the sword. They should put Ike, Marth, and Roy in super smash bros brawl.

SmashBros-Champ
SmashBros-Champ

If they do take out Roy or marth, which they shouldn't I'll still beat you guys with someone else. Why would they make Ike represen't FE by himself when they got like 5 people representing Mrio games and 4 people representing Zelda games and a 3 guys representing pokemon. I hope that the people making ssb brawl read this so they know what I'm talking about. I wan't to verse you guys in a team match so much to represent how good marth and roy are. Marth and Roy= you guys losing. I think it would be cool to if they had Hector in it too. Maybe Ike and Hector would be like marth and roy? My friend have to seperate me and my brother because were so good, let this be a warning to you guys. I think it's totally a waist to put the ice climbers in brawl he's only taking up space. I mean c'mon who be's the ice climbers. Also who would wan't to be a weaker pre evolved state of pickachu that only hurts himself. At least he dosen't kill himself like donkey kong. SSB Brawl is going to be awesome I can't wait to play and go online. Don't even get me started about sonic.

SmashBros-Champ
SmashBros-Champ

Hey Neo_Ike give me your wii number and we'll see who will be the judge of that. Here's a little advice to everybody sonic totally sucks!!!!!!!!. He's going to be another punching bag like Donkey Kong and is going to suck like pichu. Also who be's Kirby? I wan't everybody's wii number. Don't be afraid to give it to me or my brother.

SmashBros-King
SmashBros-King

If they don't have Marth and Roy, which I doubt, I'll just own you guys with Ike, you guys probably aren't good anyway. I'm the best with Marth remember that. Don't anyone else say you're good with Marth or Roy, because you're not good with them. You guys probably stink at counter too. I have over 8,606 hours of play time with Marth and over 15,000 kills with him, and I've done over 1,355,737 damage toatal to enemys. You guys can't be that.

SmashBros-Champ
SmashBros-Champ

I'm the best with Roy. You guys are not. You guys will learn that by heart, I wan't you to memerize that. I can counter your moves so easily and strike you hard and fast, youll want to kill yourself. As you may know already My bro is the best with Marth so if you wanted to challenge me and him on a team death match you would lose, hands down, thats the bottom line. Ike is cool but he's not better than roy. I can't wait to unlock roy and own all you guys online. I already have some of your guys wii numbers, now here's mine 8595-9229-9799-3134. Ha Ha You guys will not win.

SmashBros-King
SmashBros-King

Oh, one more thing Sonic sucks really, really, really bad. Kirby, DK, Bowser, Gannondorf, Pichu, mr. game and watch, and ice climbers also suck. Especially DK.

SmashBros-King
SmashBros-King

I am the best with Marth. YES Me, NOT you. I have the best combos for him. I am also perfect with his counter. I will destroy any of you amateurs, when I play as Marth. I've been playing SSB Melee seven long years, and the only character I be is Marth, and I never lose to the level 9 computer. My bro is the best with Roy, We wil beat all of you without losing a life, it's all true. Ike is cool, but if he dosen't have counter, he won't be as good as marth and roy. As soon as I get Brawl, I'm going to unlock marth, then I'm going online to DESTROY you guys. that's a Fact. I can't wait. Here's my wii number 8595-9229-9799-3134. WARNING| take at own risk, because I will win.

Raenroc
Raenroc

Death_Yoshiegg, Marth operates differently from Ike (therefore Roy does too). Luigi is not and never was a clone of Mario. He was similar (being M's brother) but never the exact copy w/ diff. stats that designates a clone.

shorty-j13
shorty-j13

lyn wont be playble she is an assist trophy and ike rocks

Death_Yoshiegg
Death_Yoshiegg

besides they said no clone charecters so if they have marth no roy with roy no marth thats why Luigi may not be in no pichu they can only have either Captian falcon or Gan unless they both get more moves

Death_Yoshiegg
Death_Yoshiegg

well Sorry guys Ike is replaceing Marth and Roy = /

beamme
beamme

I was thinking about what they would do with Marth and Roy. Since they're both from earlier Fire Emblem games I guessed that they would Either just keep Marth, or replace them both with that character from the newer Gamecube game. Seems I was right but it would still be cool to have Marth and/or Roy in it.

XExPiReD08X
XExPiReD08X

i really liked marth and roy!, hopefully Ike will be badass to, i liked fire emblem path of radience. his sword looks awsome!

x_kenney_x
x_kenney_x

i really wanna see MC in this game. if he is it will be one of the best games every even with out MC in there. i forgot the move sets for charecters in smash bros. but MC's will go like maybe his projectile will be a BR shot. and his melee like the sword. and the rising move like a grenade jump. and maybe he can lay a trip mine down who knows.

dvader8
dvader8

i'm with bloodcow666. if they replace marth and roy with ike, then i'll be angry

dvader8
dvader8

its great and all that ike's gonna be in brawl, but i'm afraid that he'll be too much like marth. cause i know we all got tired of characters in melee with the same moves as another. ike will have some moves of his own though. overall, adding ike as a playable character makes me extremely happy

queenpeach
queenpeach

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queenpeach
queenpeach

ike looks likke marth and i dnt think hed be like roy if u seen his up b move it looks a bit to fast for a roy type fighter to do and his b smash i dnt think it hurts u in a way to fly off as soon as it hits i mean he puts his sword into the floor and fire cums out the plat form area of were he puts his sword but then again it is ssbb any thing is possible (worlds greatsss game) cuzz peach says soo

bloodcow666
bloodcow666

hope he deosn't replace Roy and Marth... cuz i liked those guys, anyone with me

another_drew
another_drew

ike and snake are all fine and good, but who i would like to see is Goemon from the mystical ninja series with his pipes ya know? and his yen toss buthen again lets not turn this into a game where all of our favorites gaming icons are in it then it should just be changed to SUPER SMASH ICONS FREE FOR ALL hmm tho it would be cool to see link, cloud, auron, and dante go at it lol

King_Dodongo
King_Dodongo

peeweeshift i want hector and lyn also. they rock. lyn could be like a fast character and hector can have his massive axe special. or maybe they are trohpihe characters exactly in the same position, they have to be there

Binarynova
Binarynova

The original, plain-jane, version of Megaman would have been nice. The Megaman that started it all, on the NES, he would have been a great addition. Without him though, my interest in this game is pretty minimal. The game relies too heavily on the 'juggle' mechanic. I just don't think it's that fun watching someone pummel me unceasingly.

Arguyle
Arguyle

that 1 hit kill sounds like the baseball bat item move... or the mega punch of Capt. Falcon and Ganondorf. I hope though it will take a while to charge and therefore easy to dodge unless distrated (then this become a strategical hit)

Arguyle
Arguyle

Why not add Cloud and Sephiroth? Cloud could do that Brave or Blade special attack. Sephirot could throw some random basic materia like ice, fire, wind (storm that does AOE damage) and cloud some other like thunder , water and earth (earthquake that does AOE damage). Or Cloud and Aeris to force two set of moves? I wish Super smash comes someday with a 50+ character line-up. That would bring so much variety... but i still think that going too far out of nintendo star characters could bring down the game. Outsiders should only be persented as an "invited" character instead of a permanent character.

b_darwich_hayes
b_darwich_hayes

Ike will become definitely one of the classic characters of Smash, I'm actually a bit surprised that Nintendo took so much time to add him in, it would be fantastic if they added Titania as a playable character too, but I just hope they don't take out Marth and Roy, instead of them maybe they can take out Jigglypuff, or Mewtwo, Young Link or Mr. Game & Watch... of course this is my opinion only, but I don't think there is much use in the characters mentioned before. Whatever their choice is, I think that Ike is a great adition to the game. Way to go! Can't wait to see him on stage. Also, does someone know if Sheik will be Zelda's alter-ego again? I have seen lots of screenshots of Zelda, but nothing from Sheik yet, and I'm a bit stressed because she's the character I use T_T

rexCo
rexCo

YEAH RAGNELL AND AETHER!! Ike will own.

gbyrd99
gbyrd99

hes not a secret character hes just a new comer...

Billy2by4
Billy2by4

Also, his one hit Ko would either be his final smash or not an actual 1hit Ko.

Billy2by4
Billy2by4

I like Ike, but i also like Marth and Roy. Hopefully they keep all three in the game.

comeonthehoops
comeonthehoops

i know this will never happen but i think it would be cool to have sephiroth from final fantasy vii in this game with his massive sword but only him - no other ff characters or it would fill the game with crap. i personally think that the characters that were very similar should be take out of the game (apart from ganondorf as he was my player of choice). get rid of young link, luigi, falco, pichu, jigglypuff - in fact get rid of the all the pokemon. i didn't like them and neither did my mates

geardawg
geardawg

WOW, now put Sonic and the gang in that game. Or hide it, so it will be a surprize.

nickythenewt21
nickythenewt21

Cool.. now let's have Nintendo announce Sonic onto the roster. :D

sonic-wii
sonic-wii

who cares! where is SONIC? sonic fans cheer with me!!! SONIC! SONIC! SONIC! SONIC! SONIC! SONIC ! SONIC! SONIC! SONIC! SONIC! SONIC! SONIC! SONIC! SONIC! SONIC! SONIC! SONIC! SONIC!!!! SONIC THE HEDGEHOG!!!

escapee88
escapee88

1 hit kills? that kinda takes away the fun in the game, or it'll turn into the first cheap move in the series

Neo_Ike
Neo_Ike

Ike is a valuable asset to Brawl and as a fan of the FE games I think that people should stop worrying about whether or not Roy or marth should be in the next instalment of the super smash bros saga. Both characters have very good move-sets (thought theirs room for improvement) and their very popular characters in Japan Ike Would probably be a balanced fighter because even thought he carries a two-handed sword, Ike is one of the fastest characters in path of radiance. P.S. To Keyhunter I applaud your idea of improving Ganondolf in Brawl but we all know that Ganondolf in melee is just a fatter, slower and stronger version of Capt. Falcon. Oh, and another thing, Both Roy and Marth's fighting styles need improvement but they don't suck!!!!

Oukami_Omega
Oukami_Omega

i think he would be more like marth and im sure aether isnt his one hit kill but more of a special move his one hit kill would probably be like marth where he can knock out lots of things if a well placed hit from the tip of the sword is done.. and the only reason these guys like strong characters is cause they suck with marth lol but im not complaining if they keep marth kick roy out and add ike as a strong heavy hitter id be fine :P i hope they dont take out gannon though i use him alot :P

Ampersan5340
Ampersan5340

Can't wait for this game, he'll probabaly be a great character, but like the last super smash bros, whoever's the fastest will be the best

Ra-Devil
Ra-Devil

Well, now there won't be a Roy or Marth. If they're going for the "no mimiced characters" thing, then those 2 won't appear, but not to fret, as Ike is equally as cool, if not cooler (imo). Now for Sonic....

electrum0404
electrum0404

this is really cool, Ike is the best FE lord ther is!!! but still they should put the black knight also they would conquer the sbb

Leick3
Leick3

either roy or marth wont be in the new game since the 3 characters are probably really similar, cool to hear about new characters finally although I want a surprising character to be announced like sonic or something

EDAKAGAMEFREAK
EDAKAGAMEFREAK

As long they add sonic to the game then this will be the greatest FN super smash bros game EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

faithnomore311
faithnomore311

This is awesome, I already knew about this because of the Brawl site being my homepage, but still, great news, Roy was my favorite character in melee, I'm REALLY hoping they bring him back, but if not, that's okay, I'll just use Ike!

DJ-Lafleur
DJ-Lafleur

Hey, Ike's cool, I'll probably use him alot. Hopefully there will be other Fire Emblem characters, as well.

JimBurber
JimBurber

A giant mob of Pikmin should be one of the characters! haha

IncrediBurch
IncrediBurch

Good to here about a brand new character, but come on. Surprise me. I've never heard of Ike and with out a little hype I have no interest in a stranger. They should make a small demo trailer with each character so we can get a little taste of their powers.

FusionHunterX
FusionHunterX

I would love to see Sonic characters in the game, but I highly doubt it's going to happen. The two reasons that Snake is in the game this time around is because Hideo Kojima begged him to put his character in there when they were making SSBM (But they obviously declined). And two, MGS started on a Nintendo system....so it makes sense. Sonic, on the other hand, started on his own Sega Genesis. So, despite the fact of having most modern Sonic games on Nintendo consoles....again, I highly doubt it will ever happen.

MacBretagne
MacBretagne

Actually it sort of makes sense he's in it, the next fire emblem on the wii will be a sequell to the gamecube one so ike'll be in it too. And i do think that Ike apearance in this game will boost the next fire emblems sales a lot, sort of seems like a marketing plan to me. Nevertheless ike could be an interesting caracter, for those who want him to be slow dont put to much hope in it fore ike was one of the faster caracters in the game n the gc