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.

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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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