Princess Peach confirmed for new Smash Bros.

Nintendo reveals latest playable character to join roster for upcoming Wii U and 3DS fighting game.

Iconic Nintendo character Princess Peach is the latest confirmed playable character for the upcoming and untitled Super Smash Bros. game for the Wii U and 3DS.

The news comes from the official Super Smash Bros. website, where game director Masahiro Sakurai posted a closely cropped photo of Princess Peach.

Princess Peach joins previously confirmed series mainstays like Mario, Luigi, Donkey Kong, Link, and Samus, as well as newcomers Mega-Man, Wii Fit Trainer, and Villager.

Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U and Super Smash Bros. for the 3DS are expected to launch in 2014. There will be no cross-platform play between the two.

For more on the new Smash Bros. game, check out GameSpot's interview with Sakurai.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and is a big UCONN athletics fan.

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Discussion

199 comments
BradBurns
BradBurns

I have to admit, Melee was one of my favorite games when I was a pup.

I'm a little disappointed by the presentation. I kinda remember Melee looking about as good on the ol' Cube. It should look a little better on Wii U.


On a side note, I kinda wish they would bring back the old Peach from Melee. I used to use her there, but I wasn't really a fan of Brawl. 

Even if she did look like a 50 year old blond lady that may or may not smoke too much.

Darkefka
Darkefka

in other news, Mario is confirmed for the new Super Mario Galaxy!

Derpalon
Derpalon

Blue confirmed for the color of the sky.

inso-maniac
inso-maniac

is yoshi still in this? he hasnt been re-announced yet

thekazumalord
thekazumalord

wow. i wonder if mario will be in it too?  i type with heavy sarcasm 

deadpen
deadpen

How about "a boy and his blob" there could be hundreds of attacks with each jelly bean. Or paper boy and the Excite Bike guy could go head to head. Freddy and Jason were both on the nes so they could be in it right? 

edpeterson
edpeterson

OMG THIS IS JUST AS SURPRISING AS MARIO BEING IN THIS GAME! I wonder if Ganondorf, Jigglypuff, Yoshi and/or Ness are going to be in this game!

MarchingOrd3rZ
MarchingOrd3rZ

If Sonic (and another character from the Sonic-verse would be nice) isn't in this, I will not buy the game. 

tmthywtsn
tmthywtsn

um wasn't she in all of them, these articles are stupid

blaze_boy30
blaze_boy30

There saving all the good reveals for gaming events. All we had so far are vets. Maybe there will be Comic-Con and TGS reveals with new characters?

tightwad34
tightwad34

LOL. I couldn't take myself seriously playing as Princess Peach in a brawler. There are so many other characters that would have been much better.

Mads Jacobsen
Mads Jacobsen

Mario kicking Toad in the balls, and the princess grabbing his ass oO

cnx2022
cnx2022

wow. really? How can this crap news even motivate someone? Ohh, right. They're Nintendo fans. ;)

soulless4now
soulless4now

Peach is having a Sailor Moon moment in that picture. lol

Moon Tiara MAGIC!!!!

ArabrockermanX
ArabrockermanX

Yes we know the sun is rising tomorrow thanks for the news GS...

Dpchihuahua Tsubasa
Dpchihuahua Tsubasa

Peach is the only good thing about this game.... I´m totally loving her....

metalblinga
metalblinga

what is the point of this character confirmation? how hard is it to put all nintendo characters in one game? not hard at all. hell, even throw in some NPCs and bosses it might not be enough.

SR71halo
SR71halo

Hey guys, do you think this means Mario will be in this too?  One can only hope.

Daniel Valerio
Daniel Valerio

i have no idea as to why they are taking so long to reveal old characters its seems like a waste of time

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

This was a given. Must be a slow news week...

Poodger
Poodger

Even an obvious reveal like this gets me excited. Smash Bros is a system seller, and the only console game I hold any interest for. Smash Bros is THE game to get for Nintendo system. It might as well be Nintendo's flagship game for the Wii U, since nothing else comes close.

bunchanumbers
bunchanumbers

See my avatar? see him raising his pimp hand? That's what you're gonna get if you don't include Toad to SSB Sakurai. 

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

Stop writing stories about pointless things.  This isn't a new character.  Wake me up when they announce something relevant.

xiiraveniix
xiiraveniix

Wow, amazing! And completely unexpected. Well done Nintendo. This slow trickle of obvious information should appease Wii U owners who are waiting for you to release some games. 

How about releasing some information about how this game will be different on the Wii U? How the touch-screen controller you forced on your consumers will now be an important part of the game? Because I bet it will play just like the previous games in the series, most likely with the Wii-mote held on its side like a two-button NES controller, with only a graphical upgrade to justify it being on Wii U.

Jason Simmonds
Jason Simmonds

Just wondering... Where is Toad hiding when she pulls him out?

Pete5506
Pete5506

Still waiting for Sonic, Meta Knight, and Zero Suit Samus 

MarchingOrd3rZ
MarchingOrd3rZ

@blaze_boy30 MegaMan isn't a veteran. Villager isn't a veteran. Wii Fit Trainer isn't a veteran. Please read the entire article and fact check before posting a comment like this. 

darksongbird
darksongbird

@tightwad34 Peach was by far my best character in Melee. Most of the time people didn't beat me when I picked her.

blaze_boy30
blaze_boy30

@tightwad34 I mess around with Peach from time to time. I never tire of bopping enemies with dat ass. :)

ArabrockermanX
ArabrockermanX

@metalblinga It would be in the 100s without NPCs... That's difficult if they want any sort of balance in this next game(which they claim to be going for). Just check Fire Emblem alone :)

Poodger
Poodger

@xiiraveniix And yet, Smash Bros will still be one of the better games this gen. Like always.

crocodileman94
crocodileman94

@Jason Simmonds You're better off not knowing...

blaze_boy30
blaze_boy30

@MarchingOrd3rZ @blaze_boy30

Come on now. I'd have to live under a rock to not know that. I'll admit my choice of words was poor which led to your misunderstanding. 

I was trying to say that the more recent character reveals have been smash veterans. I also made a comment stating that Nintendo is seems to be saving new character reveals for gaming events. I also made an inquiry if Nintendo would reveal a new character at Comic Con or TGS.

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

@Class_Act998675 Dude, your trolling in this website would be considered puerile even by the youtube community...

SR71halo
SR71halo

@Class_Act998675 @SR71halo Someone actually thought I was being serious?  Wow, how retarded are YOU?

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

@Class_Act998675 *intelligent

You were unable to get a joke. So don't talk about intelligence, unless you want to become an even bigger mockery, that is. lol

Class_Act998675
Class_Act998675

@Warlord_Irochi Don't you ever post anything intelligence? It's so sad that the only thing that gives your life meaning is trolling. 

Go outside, loser.