Super Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS: Three New Characters Confirmed -- Lucina, Robin, Captain Falcon

Nintendo reveals new characters for upcoming fighting game today.

Today during a special video presentation, Nintendo revealed not one, but three new characters for this fall's 3DS and Wii U mascot fighting game, Super Smash Bros. Captain Falcon is returning, while newcomers from the Fire Emblem series--Robin and Lucina--will make their franchise debut in this year's game. Male and female versions of Robin will be featured in the game.

Robin and Lucina join other Fire Emblem characters Marth and Ike, bringing Fire Emblem's total roster count for this year's Super Smash Bros. game to four. The video also shows Chrom, but sadly for fans, he is not playable. 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
  34. Captain Falcon
  35. Robin
  36. Lucina

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

166 comments
tartod
tartod

i think that was a good idea to put lucina like an own character, if you see the other characters that have a clone, robin, on fire emblem, you can choose to be a girl or a guy,and wii fit trainer, on the game of wii fit, they many times are different, a man or a woman, animal crossing, the villager, like robin , you can choose and edit the character on their games, and on the games of fire emblem, lucina and are completely different.

fleetmenace
fleetmenace

what happened to the days where you had to play the game to find out all of the characters?

JoInfo
JoInfo

Fire Emblem characters are meh. They don't have the nostalgic charm like most of the others.

Kalan_Arkais
Kalan_Arkais

I saw #24 and for a split second I thought there were testificates in the new Super Smash Bros.

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

All these characters are coming out the wood work, it's crazy!!!!

Tiwill44
Tiwill44

So it has been confirmed by Sakurai that Lucina is indeed a Marth clone, and not an alt costume. That's actually kind of a bad decision, because now "Marth" has two spots in the roster. No matter how you look at it, Lucina is wasting a character slot. I do think Fire Emblem deserves 4 reps, but only if each character has a different moveset. I mean, Lucina actually pretends to be Marth in the FE: Awakening, so her being an alt costume would have made perfect sense.

I think this confirms, at the very least, that Falco is coming back. He's an iconic Star Fox character, he's a double veteran, and a lot of people love him. He might be a clone, but why would Lucina be the only clone?

bubbalooga
bubbalooga

4 Characters from the fire emblem series, really? Dryer than the sahara, more stale than a month old bag of aerated chips. It'd be like adding the original Raiden from the metal gear series to fight with, only instead of the ninja we know and love, it's just a cheap variation of snake. I can name atleast 5 characters more fitting

1. Impa

2. Wolf (no idea why they scratched him)

3. Kooper Trooper

4. Twin Rova Sisters

5. King Boo

Jedilink109
Jedilink109

Ok, so who is the doofus who actually thought Captain Falcon wasn't going to be in this game?  I assumed they'd already announced him considering how much of a staple of this series he's become.


Either way, this is getting a massive fighting roster.  And a ton of Fire Emblem characters...and yet I've never played ANY Fire Emblem games.  Not that I've not wanted to, I just haven't had the chance.

Mugzippit
Mugzippit

Now i want Captain Falcon to be playable in some way in Fire Emblem Awakening.

VenkmanPHD
VenkmanPHD

I still want Waluigi as a playable character... I just think it's necessary we have Mario, Luigi, & Wario... it just feels like it's not a full set without that lil weirdo.

VenkmanPHD
VenkmanPHD

Well that was a pleasant set of character reveals.

Sunuva22
Sunuva22

I kind of like not knowing which characters I can unlock, adds a bit more fun, but I hope they add a crazy amount of characters other than just the previous game characters

OGKNav
OGKNav

Loving that cutscene style, reminds me of GG XRD. Wish the rest of the game was like that

yellowsanchez
yellowsanchez

o smash bros please come out more sooner so i enjoy your glory

Brakkyn
Brakkyn

FALCONE PAUWWWWNCH!!!

pikachudude860
pikachudude860

All we need now is Shulk. Maybe Bayonetta too. Paper Mario and Toad wouldn't hurt either. 

This is going to be one awesome holiday. Great time to be a Wii U owner!

pikachudude860
pikachudude860

So much better than the Mortal Kombat character reveal.

AndCarlsen
AndCarlsen

Lucina is a new character, so the name should be in bold.

King9999
King9999

Some of you will never be satisfied.  You're also unrealistic with your character picks.

nayce54
nayce54

NOW IT'S TIME TO BUY A WII U, (soon, this holiday)

chibi-acer
chibi-acer

What does Gamespot mean that Chrom isn't playable?  Isn't that a confirmation at the end of the trailer?

mario-nin-freak
mario-nin-freak

Mario franchise - 8 characters > Everyone begs for Toad

Zelda franchise - 4 characters > Everyone begs for Ganondorf return

 Pokemon franchise - 4 characters > Everyone begs for Mewtwo


 Fire Emblem franchise - 4 characters > HOW DARE THEY, EVIL NINTENDO PEOPLE I HATE U AND UR MOTHER

themayorhere
themayorhere

@fleetmenace  I couldn't agree more. To me, these are nothing but spoilers. I would love to be surprised rather than anticipating.

themayorhere
themayorhere

@Tiwill44  Falco has to be in it. I wouldn't be shocked if there was a new Star Fox character announced with him as well.

ArabrockermanX
ArabrockermanX

@Tiwill44 I doubt she is wasting a character slot, remember it cuts off a lot of time when you make a clone.

Drkr_Zen
Drkr_Zen

@bubbalooga Couldn't agree more. Next thing y'know, they're going to want to add Birdo or Pink Gold Peach. 


I love your idea of Twin Rova, by the way. She could play a very unique transformation mind game by being combined in one form, then play in a similar manner to Ice Climbers. Also, Impa is a no brainer, Nintendo. We need a tad more Zelda representation, than we do FE cloning. 

ArabrockermanX
ArabrockermanX

@bubbalooga I hope they remove Wolf or give him his own move set we don't need 3 characters that are basically the same. 



themayorhere
themayorhere

@Jedilink109 Captain Falcon wouldn't be nearly as mainstream as he is without Super Smash Bros. They have to keep him in the game.

tony56723
tony56723

I would pair him up with Nah and they'd destroy everything lol

Aletunda
Aletunda

@Sunuva22 Yeh, as much  as this speeds up the hype train for me and get me in a frenzy of anticipation, I would much prefer they revealed the new unlocks in the game itself, lets hope theres 1 or two that they havent announced 

VenkmanPHD
VenkmanPHD

@Sunuva22 I kind of agree, when I had Melee I didn't know anything about what characters were in it. Just that it was the sequel.

Unlocking Dr. Mario was a total WTF!? moment, same with Marth and Roy, I had no idea who they even were and Marth became one of my all time favorites.

wookie560
wookie560

Interestingly shes not considered new on their website which is probably because shes a marth clone.

tony56723
tony56723

I'm just glad they added Lucina, I was really hoping she would since she's one of my favorite units in Awakening

King9999
King9999

@chibi-acer Chrom isn't playable.  He makes an appearance in Robin's final smash.

ArabrockermanX
ArabrockermanX

@mario-nin-freak Well in all fairness Fire Emblem is a much smaller franchise than the others... And I'm pretty sure we'll see a return of Ganondorf and maybe Mewtwo(he almost made it into Brawl).

jinzo9988
jinzo9988

@mario-nin-freak Let's be real about it... Fire Emblem sold nowhere near the numbers that those other franchises did, nowhere near as many people played any of the Fire Emblem games as they did the other three franchises, and Fire Emblem doesn't scream Nintendo the way that Zelda, Mario and Pokemon does.  I wouldn't go so far as to say nobody knows who these characters even are, but when you look at the scope of most of the other franchises covered by Smash Bros (including player base), Fire Emblem is way down there.  It's not a franchise represented by distinct and instantly recognizable characters... it's generic anime garbage.

I will go so far as to say nobody in their right mind had those characters in their "want" list.

hotboychina
hotboychina

@mario-nin-freak those are the most well-known franchises and characters that people think of when they think nintendo


the only reason fe:a even sold so well is because they added a dating sim feature in the game and thats super popular rn guaranteed the next game wont be selling that well


i think more people are mad because they want characters like shulk isaac and crono instead of several characters from the same series

Tiwill44
Tiwill44

@ArabrockermanX 

But she is a slot in the roster. There isn't infinite room on the character screen, unless they do 2 pages or make each slot super small, which they won't. For example, if there's room for 50 characters on the character screen, then she is taking up one of these 50 slots that could potentially be used for someone with a new moveset.

If she was an alt costume, she would use the same slot as Marth.

Jedilink109
Jedilink109

@chev0948 @pikachudude860 Yeah because Nintendo realizes the value to the players to have a COMPLETE roster FROM THE GET GO.  Who wants to pay for extra characters anyway?!  Buy a game like this and have a HUGE roster of fantastic characters.  Not just fantastic characters in general, some of the VERY BEST characters the entire video game medium has ever seen.  This is going to be a game for the ages.

mario-nin-freak
mario-nin-freak

@jinzo9988 You ignore the amount of characters in popular franchises that are playable. For instance Metroid, which really only has one playable character yet they managed two in Smash. Fire Emblem has hundreds, maybe over a thousand now, and they only have 4 playable. It's just going to happen when other popular franchises start to run low on characters, the ones with more will have more presence. You might want to get used to it.

mario-nin-freak
mario-nin-freak

@hotboychina @mario-nin-freak This is only true in America. Fire Emblem is a major franchise in Japan, and they are hoping to make it the same way in America. This is probably part of the attempt to do so.

hotboychina
hotboychina

@mario-nin-freak personally i think they should focus on other series and i might be bias but the mother series is still very popular in japan but they make no effort to even bring mother 3 here even tho the person who fully translated it stated he would just hand over the translation and all files/data to nintendo if they ever wanted it - that would be literally 0 work nintendo would have to do except port it to the vc


these games are just adverts for other games and to get people to say 'hmm what is this character from' and to get people to buy those games characters are from and get more people interested like you said exactly what theyre doing w fe but we dont need and tbh we dont need 8 mario characters its true

mario-nin-freak
mario-nin-freak

@hotboychina @mario-nin-freak Perhaps that is your opinion. But imo, if adding lucina as a clone took probably no work at all and it just means she's been added on top of all the other characters already coming to the game anyway, I'm all for her and more clones.