New Super Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS Fighter Revealed Today During Live Broadcast-- Watch It Right Here [IT'S OVER]

[UPDATE] New characters are Captain Falcon, Lucina, and Robin.

[UPDATE] The new characters confirmed today are Captain Falcon, Lucina, and Robin.

The original story is below.

Who said Mondays are a drag? Nintendo will reveal a new fighter for this year's Super Smash Bros. game for 3DS and Wii U today through a three-minute video broadcast live on YouTube.

The announcement will be made at 7 a.m. PDT, so bookmark this page and return then to find out who it is. Who do you think it will be? Let us know in the comments below!

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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aegis_kleais
aegis_kleais

These "misdirecting" links where you click on 1 article from the home page and are taken to a completely unrelated article seem to ramp up in frequency during gaming events. I guess there's lots of untrained persons using the content management system.

sirapathetic01
sirapathetic01

Sucks that Lucina's confirmed to be a clone. She deserves so much better. imo though, I think Chrom is a way better character to put in her place. He's one of the very rare characters that puts one person in front of the whole world, going against a prophecy (fate). That's pretty amazing and unique; he's not just another cliche character.

Anyway, Sakurai even said himself that he would crack down on clones...guess he got lazy with Lucina...disappointing. 

LightWolf3
LightWolf3

I was hoping for Shulk from Xenoblade Chronicles.

nyxblade
nyxblade

Lucina looks like a totally blatant Marth clone. Roy and Ike at least played fairly uniquely; this looks worse than Toon Link.

Robin actually seems legit. Though hopefully he doesn't actually shout the names of all of his moves in-game.

Shouoken4Peace
Shouoken4Peace

Lucina is one badass babe. I was hoping she'd be in the roster. <3

terrariafan247
terrariafan247

I'd like to see some Zelda bosses playable. Failing that Ganondorf, Infernape and Wario will suffice.

Mugzippit
Mugzippit

Awesome to see another reveal done in the cinematic style of the game. The paluntena one using the Kid Icarus style animation and now this reveal in the fire emblem awakening cinematic style

jsmirks
jsmirks

Just give me Shulk and I'll be happy.

nintendians
nintendians

wouldn't know how they look, damn website blank on me.

clarenceabrena
clarenceabrena

GUYS, WHY DOES CHROM'S FINAL SMASH ATTHE END HAVE ROBIN DOING THE SMASH WITH HIM?


seven7swords
seven7swords

YES! SO FREAKING GLAD IT WAS LUCINA AND NOT CHROM! BONUS POINTS FOR ROBIN! GAWD SO MANY PEOPLE TO MAIN! THE HYPE!!! CAN'T...CONTROL IT...!


*explodes*

Kathos
Kathos

So glad that they brought Ike back, he quickly became 1 of my fav characters, also glad to see Megaman finally made an appearance. They already have so many characters though, I thought they were suppose to be keeping this games roster down a little in an effort to keep it more balanced?

clarenceabrena
clarenceabrena

SOMEONE HELP ME OUT HERE. THERE ARE ARE 5 Fire Emblem CHARACTERS IN THE ROSTER?!?! XD


bunchanumbers
bunchanumbers

no Toad. Its gonna be a tough 5 or 6 years hoping Toad makes it next time. 

Whargies
Whargies

Still wishing it was Hector :/

normallygeneric
normallygeneric

As far as we know it could be anything. Nobody expected the Wii fit trainer so who knows what other unexpected characters might be added.

windindi
windindi

Chrom, Rayman (because of trophy), or Mewtwo. Regardless, they are welcomed with open arms!

Cero89
Cero89

Magikarp please!!! 

cupz00
cupz00

Big the Cat! Big the Cat! Big the Cat!


nyxblade
nyxblade

Indeed. In her pic of the day, Sakurai said that Lucina is literally an exact clone except that her blade has no "tip", so her entire sword functions equally.

So basically, Lucina is Marth for people who can't play Marth.

jsmirks
jsmirks

@clarenceabrena It looks like he's part of Robin's final smash, but not a standalone character.

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

Hell no, how about the new Sonic character Sticks?

seven7swords
seven7swords

@Mugzippit @seven7swords It looked like Chrom was apart of Lucina's Final Smash. He could be a palette swap though but then I would of expected if that was the case then he would have got the same video display as Male MU and Female MU (Robin)

Mugzippit
Mugzippit

@seven7swords @Mugzippit i need to watch it again. didn't even see lucina's final smash xD. I thought it would just be a pallette swap since they both wield the same weapon in the same way since Chrom taught Lucina. 

Mugzippit
Mugzippit

@seven7swords Chrom isnt playable. He is part of Robin's final smash which is a refernce to Dual strikes in FE awakening.