Posted on July 14, 2014 AT 11:52am
Super Smash Bros. is having a Fire sale.
In a brand new trailer, Nintendo has confirmed three new characters for its crossover brawler, and two of them hail from the 2013 3DS strategy game Fire Emblem: Awakening. First up is Lucina, a sword-based fighter who appears to have a lot in common with Marth—fair enough, considering she once assumed his identity. Next up is Robin, perhaps better known to most players as Awakening‘s customizable player character. You’ll be able to play as both a female and male version, though it looks like they’ll both rely on a mixture of swordplay and spellcasting, with the latter relying on limited-use tomes.
Lucina and Robin join already confirmed Fire Emblem characters Ike and Marth, making for a total of four playable characters from the series. Not bad for a franchise that didn’t see release outside Japan for the first 13 years of its life.
And as if that weren’t enough, the trailer also features shots of Awakening‘s Chrom and teases his inclusion in the game, though it’s unlikely he’ll be appearing as a fully playable character. At the moment, he hasn’t been added to the site’s official roster, so he’ll probably be relegated to a reskin, an assist trophy, or, in the most likely option, a component of Robin’s Final Smash attack.
Rounding out the batch of newly confirmed characters was Captain Falcon, originally of F-Zero fame. Given that he’s appeared in every game since the N64 original—and that his move set has become far and away the series’ most iconic—Falcon was a shoo-in, but many had predicted that he wouldn’t be publicly announced before release, since he’s always been an unlockable secret character. It’s not clear if this means he’s been bumped up to default status, if Sakurai is simply revealing secret characters in advance, or if he’s nixed the idea of secret characters altogether.
Either way, it doesn’t look like the character announcements will be slowing down in the wake of the E3 blowout, so expect a few more surprises in the coming months. Super Smash Bros. is out on 3DS October 3 and Wii U something this holiday season.
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