Moments ago, Nintendo officially announced a new playable character at the tail-end of the Japan-only Nintendo Direct. The new playable character for Super Smash Bros for Wii U and 3DS is…
Shulk from Xenoblade Chronicles!
Rumors about this character have been heated for months, and went into overdrive with the leak of gameplay and the roster occurred days ago. The official video announcement is another beautifully done cinematic piece that showcases various moves, and possible stages from the Xenoblade Chronicles world.
Super Smash Bros. for 3DS is slated for a release in Japan on September 13th, and North American release on October 3rd. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U has a release date of Holiday 2014.
Below are some screen shots of the preview video if you want more Shulk:
This looks awesome. I’m not too surprised that this was officially announced since it was pretty much showcased in the leak. If anything, it makes it more and more likely that the other leaks in this situation are real, but time will tell with that. Regardless, Smash fever is going nuclear. Let the smashing begin! I mean, 35 more days ‘till it hits North America…