Nintendo had given the promise of revealing a new Super Smash Bros. character today, but instead has gone above and beyond and revealed three new characters instead!
The return of Captain Falcon has officially been announced! Along with newcomers Robin and Lucina from Fire Emblem: Awakening. With the addition of these two, the count of Fire Emblem characters has been bumped up to four. Robin is the official canon name for Fire Emblem Awakening and comes with a playable female version. Although Chrom was shown in the trailer, it appears as though Chrom will only be a part of Robin’s final smash, and perhaps an assist trophy. This is probably due to already having Marth and Ike, but I eagerly await the return of Roy. One day.
It’s no surprise that Captain Falcon would be in the new Super Smash Bros. game. After all, he’s been involved in the Smash Bros. series since it’s inception on the Nintendo 64. But the addition of Robin and Lucina is a very pleasant surprise to many, including myself. Although I wish Chrom had been announced, the addition of Lucina and Robin is way more than enough to get me giddy with excitement. You can check out the official announcement trailer below!