New Smash Bros Character Confirmed From Fire Emblem

Conquest or Fate?

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During today's Nintendo Direct presentation, Super Smash Bros. director Masahrio Sakurai confirmed the next fighter coming to the popular fighting game. Corrin, the main player character from the Fire Emblem Fates/Conquest, will join the ever-expanding Smash roster next year.

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Like in the Fire Emblem games (and like the Wii Fit trainer and Robin in Super Smash Bros.), you can choose to make your Corrin character male or female. Several of Corrin's attacks revolve around the character's ability to turn into a dragon, and you can check that out in the gameplay video above (coming soon!).

The Fire Emblem fighter will join Smash sometime in February 2016.

The different versions of the strategy RPG Fire Emblem Fates/Conquest on 3DS, meanwhile, will be available on February 19. The story in the two games will be separate, but complementary, and if you purchase one game for $40, you'll be able to digitally download the other for $20.

You can read more of the Final Smash Bros. Direct announcements right here.

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Metallinatus

*Creates a complete unique, new, interesting and fun character unlike any other*

UMAIGODSTUPMAKINGCLONESSAKURAI!!!!!!!

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Silverline62

@metallinatus: Did you even watch the trailer? He's not even a clone.

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Metallinatus

@Silverline62: Did you even get my criticism to "HURR DURR ANOTHER FIRE EMBLEM"?

And it's a "she", because nobody cares about the male avatars in Smash :P

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cfscorpio

Really? Another Fire Emblem character.

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nini200

I'm going into this with an open mind because I don't know the character yet but seeing as how Corrin has Dragon Blood and Korin is the cat's name from Dragon Ball Z, I'm sort of liking the character already. I'm a lance user on Monster Hunter so that's a big plus right there.

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Seven7Swords

His/her move set looks great but man there are WAY too many Fire Emblem characters! I am extra salt because my two favorite Nintendo games, Metroid and Zelda, have not received a character. :/ I mean, hell... I LOVE Fire Emblem and all, played every one since they went state side. But come on, this is a little much. Like, they are on Mario Pokemon tier of reps now.

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daviz88

more power to sony muhahahahaha

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Silverline62

@daviz88: more power to sony? Geez mate what are you smoking? Gimme some.

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Tiwill44

If Lucina had been a Marth alt instead of a separate clone, I feel like people wouldn't be as mad about this. I don't care though, this was insanely hype. His moveset looks incredibly creative, I love it.

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midnightrush93

I love Fire Emblem and it's characters, but even as a fan I thought that before this announcement there were too many FE fighters in Smash. Now there's a total of 6. Holy hell, Nintendo!!! Too many from 1 franchise.

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cboye18

@midnightrush93: agreed. Sakurai is just biased towards FE.

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z827

... They really could've added... I don't know, Calista from The Last Story or something?

At this rate, 1/2 of the roster would be FE

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Legend002

<3 female Corrin

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SexyJazzCat

@Legend002: Her ears look terrible though...

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Lattata

So..tired of Fire Emblem Characters...

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Exceed20XX

Nintendo went from downplaying this franchise to hyping it up fast after Awakening. As much as I like the FE characters I kind of wish the slot would've went towards some new representative but hey, another character's another character in the end I guess.

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brn-dn

Is this a joke? Another Fire Emblem character?

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SpicyRamen10

@brn-dn: Well, hopefully it's not another clone of Marth...

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cboye18

@brn-dn: Another random japanese anime sword fighter...disappointing.

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catsimboy

@cboye18: Moar like Super SLASH Bros am I rite?

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cboye18

@catsimboy:or Soul Calibur: Smash, or Dissidia: Smash Alliance.