Super Mario Galaxy's Rosalina joins the fight in new Smash Bros.

Nintendo confirms Rosalina and her star companion Luma added to roster for upcoming fighting game.

Today Nintendo announced that Super Mario Galaxy's Rosalina and her companion star-creature Luma have joined the roster for the upcoming Super Smash Bros. fighting game for Wii U and 3DS.

Rosalina is now the 19th confirmed playable character for the new Super Smash Bros. game, which will also feature a Super Mario Galaxy stage. Rosalina has never appeared in a Super Smash Bros. game before.

Other characters making their Super Smash Bros. debut in the new game include Wii Fit Trainer, Mega Man, and Villager. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS is due out sometime in 2014, but not spring.

Most recently, Rosalina appeared as a playable character in Super Mario 3D World and in racing games Mario Kart Wii and Mario Kart 7.

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76 comments
Dmg051793
Dmg051793

Please for the love of god, make the last character they announce be Reggie Fils Aime

Deadlysyns87
Deadlysyns87

Twilight Princess Link would be cool if you could switch between Wolf and That other Elf link. It would be way different then Toon link someone needs some DIP for that fool.

VenkmanPHD
VenkmanPHD

WTF....

Wii Trainer
Villager
Now THIS?

What is wrong with them?

Why no Toad?
Why no Waluigi?

justinka777
justinka777

I was looking at the gameplay footage on the direct site just now. she seems like a very complex fighter, a lot of real potential for advanced players.

bunchanumbers
bunchanumbers

I'm never going to see Toad as a fighter in SSB. Its so depressing.

cboye18
cboye18

Put Isaac, Ridley and Eren in it.

cboye18
cboye18

Who the F is Rosalina? Didn't remember her in Sunshine...

Gajan-K
Gajan-K moderator staff

I'm still hoping Geno from Super Mario RPG somehow makes the cast.

Deadlysyns87
Deadlysyns87

More DK characters coming next. They should add Zoda or make Star Tropics Wii U

HonorOfGod
HonorOfGod

The more the better just make sure that in the next Smash Bros after this one you still include them.

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

Yeah...how about a release date?

pspearman
pspearman

Doubt it will happen but this game needs Bayonetta

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

While I didn't want another Mario character to be added, as long as the character is very different and adds to the variety of the cast, I don't mind and Rosalina looks badass. 

FlameEmperor
FlameEmperor

Good to see more characters being added. Just keep the list growing and make it like 40-50 with different costumes and stuff.

Sanligo
Sanligo

Isaac from Golden Sun. Please! I'm begging you!

Adapttttttt
Adapttttttt

I wonder when the appealing characters will be announced.

nintendoboy16
nintendoboy16

The superior female from the Mario series. Sorry, but I HATE Peach with a passion (although I've seen some damn good cosplay with her).

dummpymonkey123
dummpymonkey123

Did anyone ever try playstation allstars ??? just curious how that Smash bro's knock off went

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

I'm so sick of Nintendo news. Why? It's never anything cool. It's always 'OMG SUPER SMASH BROS'


Who seriously gives a crap about SSB? I really want to know. I'm not a Gen Y kid so I never saw the appeal of Smash Bros, and yes I was gaming on 64 when the original came out.


Every time, it's like YAY NINTENDO NE- oh nevermind it's fucking Smash Bros again.

gameroutlawzz
gameroutlawzz

Id rather have Dixie Kong or King K. Rool (This game needs more Heavy fighters) or Ghirahim from LOZ:SS or even wonder-red from Wonderful 101 over Waluigi.

finaleve
finaleve

@VenkmanPHD It's too early to be complaining about who isn't in the game yet seeing as they are still announcing characters.  Toad is rumored to be in the game given a recent word that "Peach is still a WIP and some of the attacks may change" which gives an impression that Toad, being the odd attack out of all, might be the reason.

Waluigi doesn't have enough street cred, so to speak.  Wario has his own games that he STARS while Waluigi is just kinda there.  Until Nintendo decides to flesh him out more, he's just a filler-opponent of Luigi.

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

@bunchanumbers 

Well he does reside in Peach's skirt so it'd be kind of hard for him to fight with her tucking him away down there, lol.

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

@cboye18 

Isaac yes but Ridley would look ridiculous in the game due to his size and physique. 

dummpymonkey123
dummpymonkey123

@cboye18 she was the princess that needed help in the super mario galaxy games in place of peach

VenkmanPHD
VenkmanPHD

@darkfiercelinkOr at least just include a skin for marth that is roy, since their moves were near identical.

VenkmanPHD
VenkmanPHD

@pspearmanNo, nothing needs that oversexed pisspoor excuse for a character.

A witch who attacks with her hair?

I don't think I could come up with a more lame premise for a protaganist.

sanchango
sanchango

@abHS4L88 I'm replying to a day old comment, but have you seen her reveal video? She adds variety.

Sanligo
Sanligo

@FlameEmperor I've always thought that skins would be a good alternative to adding too many characters. Like instead of adding Demise, just give Ganondorf a Demise skin. Too many characters is really hard to balance.

pspearman
pspearman

@dummpymonkey123 I did, the fighting mechanics were solid but instead of using a knockout system like Smash Bros it used a kill move system which effectively made the combat for the most part redundant as you could get the crap beaten out of you but if you hit all your kill moves you could still win.


That combined with characters which had superior kill moves and/or could earn kill moves quicker resulted in a game which was both frustrating and unbalanced unfortunately.

ethanm1834
ethanm1834

@Grenadeh It will be the reason I buy a Wii U. Nothing else will force me to throw down my money.

jharring
jharring

@Grenadeh Although your post is pretty...harsh, I have to say I don't get the Smash Bros. series either, and I've been playing Nintendo games since I got an NES in 1989.  I have tried all of them and yeah, they're kinda fun, I guess, but I seem to have missed the memo where it's a series that needs to be worshipped and played weekly until the end of time.  Sorry.

dummpymonkey123
dummpymonkey123

@Grenadeh Now you know how I feel about all these shooter games that are pretty much identical with slightly different skins

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

@desert_thief @Grenadeh  At least you made me laugh, kudos for you.


Why can't it be "OMFG We're remaking Ocarina and Majoras mask in beautiful new HD engine for Wii U and releasing them in 60 dorra package!"? 


Or "Ermahger we're making Super Mario RPG 2" or a new Star Fox game, or something that isn't Mario Party 37 or Mario Kart 11.


At this point I'm practically begging for Nintendo to give me a reason to buy their console, and they refuse to come up with one.

King9999
King9999

@Grenadeh @desert_thief You sound impossible to please.  I guarantee if they remade OoT again, there would be tons of complaints.


Nintendo is always in a "damned if they do, damned if they don't" position with its fans.

Tiwill44
Tiwill44

@Grenadeh

Dude, if they announced another HD Zelda Remake, you'd be mad at them for not releasing any new content. Not just you, but a lot of people like you.

As much as I want a SMRPG sequel, the original was made in partnership with Squaresoft, so it simply won't happen again. Besides, it doesn't matter, because the Mario RPG series turned into Paper Mario, and then became Mario & Luigi (after Super Paper Mario, which wasn't much of an RPG). So play Mario & Luigi: Dream Team on 3DS, it's the closest thing there is to SMRPG. And it's great.

Surely we'll get another Star Fox at some point, or so I wish. But seriously, how can you not like SSB and say you like Nintendo games? That's like, the most quality you can get out of a fighting game, and it's 99% Nintendo characters. You either don't like fighting games or don't like Nintendo at all.

desert_thief
desert_thief

@Grenadeh@desert_thief How can you be convinced to get a Wii U?