Luigi’s meteoric rise in prominence continues, this time with confirmation that he’ll be among the combats in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and for 3DS.
Luigi’s inclusion was announced by Nintendo president Satoru Iwata during yesterday’s Nintendo Direct. While it could be argued that news of Luigi’s presence in Smash Bros. is not exactly unanticipated, it’s worth noting that series creator Masahiro Sakurai has expressed how stressful the roster selection process has been for him, and even gone as far as to apologize in advance for any fan-favorite characters who get cut.
Mario’s younger brother joins the man himself, Bowser, Link, Fox McCloud, Kirby, Pikachu, Donkey Kong, Samus Aran, Pit, the Animal Crossing Villager, Mega Man, Olimar, and Wii Fit Trainer as known playable characters in the next Super Smash Bros. entry.
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and for 3DS is set to release sometime 2014.