New Super Smash Bros. Character Reveal Coming Next Week -- Who Should It Be?

Nintendo to reveal new character for upcoming Wii U/3DS game on Monday.

The roster for this year's Super Smash Bros. game for 3DS and Wii U is not complete just yet. Nintendo announced today on the game's website that it will reveal a new character for the game on Monday, July 14.

Super Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai explained on Miiverse that instead of revealing the new character through something like Nintendo Direct (which are often pre-recorded), Nintendo will live-stream the unveiling. It will take place Monday, July 14, at 7 a.m. PDT.

"Looks like we're nearing the bottom of the stash of new challenger videos that we've made," Sakurai wrote. "Like always, we put a lot of effort into it, so I hope you'll enjoy watching it live."

It is unclear if by "new" Nintendo means a character who appeared in a past Smash Bros. game but is only going to be confirmed for the new title, or if "new" means a character who is making an appearance for the first time in the series. We'll find out on Monday.

The current roster for the new Super Smash Bros. game for Wii U and 3DS is listed below, with characters new to the series in bold.

  1. Pac-Man
  2. Palutena
  3. Ike
  4. Mii Fighters
  5. Greninja
  6. Charizard
  7. Yoshi
  8. Sheik
  9. Zero Suit Samus
  10. Diddy Kong
  11. Little Mac
  12. Lucario
  13. King Dedede
  14. Zelda
  15. Rosalina & Luma
  16. Marth
  17. Sonic
  18. Toon Link
  19. Peach
  20. Luigi
  21. Pikmin & Olimar
  22. Mario
  23. Donkey Kong
  24. Villager
  25. Mega Man
  26. Link
  27. Wii Fit Trainer
  28. Samus
  29. Kirby
  30. Fox
  31. Pikachu
  32. Bowser
  33. Pit

Super Smash Bros. for 3DS launches October 3, while the Wii U version is scheduled to arrive sometime this holiday.

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Discussion

111 comments
Keaze_
Keaze_

What is it some kind of countdown thing?  Is this a edge of your seat cliffhanger?

OH GOD I CANT WAIT TO KNOW WHAT ADDITIONAL CHARACTER IS IN SMASH BROS OMG!

What the f* has the world come to?

Zignoff
Zignoff

MYSTICAL NINJA FREAKING GOEMON DAMN IT!

ArchoNils2
ArchoNils2

very unlikely, but with Braverly Defaults sucess on the 3DS, I would love to see one of those charcters. Besides Ringabel... nobody likes Ringabel

deadpen
deadpen

Why hasn't the Koopa kids not shown their face in other games? What about some nes Super Mario Bros 2 guys? Uncle Scrooge McDuck maybe, then chip-n-dale can jump in. Any and all the Belmont family.

Well all in all I think Nintendo Power Nester should be in it with the power glove along with Captain N with the nes zapper and his controller belt buckle .

leeko_link
leeko_link

Hopefully it's one of these three: Shulk, Chrom, or Isaac. If it's anyone else then it better be interesting otherwise this counter reveal thing would be a waste of time and by waste of time I meant these characters: Baby Mario, Dr. Luigi, Gold Peach, Princess Daisy, Jigglypuff's evolve form, Reggie Fil-Aimes (since Miis were already available), Cranky Kong, Nabbit, the Dog from Duck Hunt, and Goku from Jump Superstar.

metallinatus
metallinatus

It probably won't be, but I will love if it be Shadow The Hedgehog.

Orga777
Orga777

I am just wondering if it will be a NEW character, or an oldie being confirmed. If it is an oldie, Meta-Knight, please. If it is new, I will always say Ridley, but since that probably won't happen since Nintendo is a bunch of jerks, King K. Rool would be nice.

foxrock66
foxrock66

It better be Eddie Makuch. Gaming tabloid journalists are severely underrepresented in games and it's offensive

hystavito
hystavito

It's gotta be Leisure Suit Larry.

Angrypcgamenerd
Angrypcgamenerd

Let's hope that it is not naked snake from Metal Gear Solid 5. Not even MGS4 for Solid Snake. Or Raiden. Anything that is not created on Sony/Microsoft consoles.

SacredVega
SacredVega

I don't care who it is as long as nit's not Gigglypuff

n0xinab0x
n0xinab0x

Tim Tebow, Vladimir Putin, Rod Serling and Lebron James.

elheber
elheber

I would kill for Bayonetta. Her or Bomberman.

xbr85
xbr85

Custer from Custer's Revenge maybe? That would totally ruin the mood on the battlefield...

fgjnfgh
fgjnfgh

i still want more pokemon characters, but there isnt a chance since there are already 4 pokemons

fgjnfgh
fgjnfgh

Mega Man is going to be my most fun character to pick. Reminds of how Magneto is fun in UMVC3

alexguy25
alexguy25

It probably will be shulk because they want to promote xenoblade

paperwarior
paperwarior

Out of the leaked characters I'd be most hyped for a Chorus Men trailer. What the heck do they fight like?

gameroutlawzz
gameroutlawzz

King K. Rool,  Ghirahim (LOZ:SS) and Wonder Red or Wonder Blue.

The roster screams for more heavyweight fighters and less generic swordsmen like everyones begging for, King K. Rool has been in more than 4 games all with different styles and move sets,would be pretty easy to insert it into a brawler like smash and DK characters are the only big franchise where we havent seen a villain character as a fighter.
 
Ghirahim in LOZ:SS was simply way too amazing,unique and creepy to be completely forgotten and since its the last LOZ game released on their last platform (not counting ALBW) I would just love to see him in the game.

I totally loved Wonderful 101, all of its characters are truly charming and hilarious. Wonder Red could be a totally unique fighter but my favorite remains Blue so Ive put him here too. This could also help ''promoting'' the game for those who own the console but might have missed the gem that is W101.

Blk_Mage_Ctype
Blk_Mage_Ctype

It's just going to be some overrated character that everyone keeps begging for like Shulk or Chrom, but here's my wishlist of characters that stand little to no chance of being announced...


Shantae (Shantae)

Simon Belmont (Castlevania)

Travis Touchdown (No More Heroes)

Krystal (Star Fox Adventures)

Lloyd Irving (Tales of Symphonia)

Gordon Freeman (Half-Life)

coop36
coop36

My votes:

Simon Belmont - Castlevania
Arthur or Firebrand - Ghosts N Goblins
King K. Rool - Donkey Kong Country

Jaxith
Jaxith

Okay Nintendo, you've kept us waiting long enough, but this time it's gotta be Isaac, right?  RIGHT!!!??

sirapathetic01
sirapathetic01

For the love of Etro, please reveal Chrom from Fire Emblem: Awakening!

xdude85
xdude85

I just hope Snake comes back for this one.

metallinatus
metallinatus

@leeko_link Oh, come on, you know Golden Pink Peach was the best used pile of bytes in MK8's memory....

I'm proud I opened her instead of Bowser Jr. or King Boo or, you know, other boring wasted character like them.

sanchango
sanchango

@n0xinab0x well technically, with Miis being customizable and what not. That is all possible

sanchango
sanchango

@fgjnfgh My logic is this, we have a water pokemon and fire pokemon. I think we need a Grass pokemon to complete it. Also there's jigglypuff that hasn't been announced too.

1Post
1Post

@Blk_Mage_Ctype The roster would be bad with those characters, period. And this is coming from a Gordon fan. None of those belong in Smash.

fgjnfgh
fgjnfgh

@homey_d_clown i have no idea why this game gets praised, where other games like Titanfall get negative-mediocre feedback

foxrock66
foxrock66

@fgjnfgh @homey_d_clown Because one is a shallow, ugly, boring, pointless, derivative attempt to get you to pay for something that isn't worth your money.

and the other one let's you play as mother flipping goat