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Ike joins Super Smash Bros Wii U and 3DS

Fire Emblem hero returns for all-star Nintendo brawler

Fire Emblem's Ike is the latest character to join the Super Smash Bros for Wii U & 3DS roster.

Series creator Masahiro Sakurai said on Miiverse: "Ike, the swordsman of magnificent strength, joins the battle. Strike down your foes with his powerful smash attack."

Images of the character have also been released via the Smash Bros website.

The latest entry in the cross-franchise brawler will launch with separate versions for 3DS and Wii U. The handheld edition is scheduled for release this summer, while the home console version will launch this winter.

Confirmed returning playable characters include King Dedede, Luigi, Captain Olimar, Sonic, Princess Peach, Toon Link and Diddy Kong.

Making Smash Bros debuts in the upcoming games are Mega Man and Animal Crossing's Villager, Wii Fit Trainer, Rosalina and Luma from Super Mario Galaxy, and Punch-Out hero Little Mac.


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