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Nintendo to reveal new Super Smash Bros challenger on Monday

Scheduled for 3 pm UK / 7 am Pacific

Nintendo will reveal a new Super Smash Bros for Wii U & 3DS character next week via a live-streamed video.

Nintendo has announced that it will forego its typical Nintendo Direct presentation, and will instead stream the 3-minute reveal by itself in the YouTube video embedded below.

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The stream is scheduled to begin Monday at 3 pm UK time / 7 am Pacific. Nintendo has not given any indication of who the featured character will be, though it did refer to it as a "new challenger" rather than a returning combatant.

Confirmed returning playable characters include Ike, 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, Punch-Out hero Little Mac, Palutena from Kid Icarus and Pokemon Greninja.

The Nintendo 3DS edition of Super Smash Bros. is scheduled to release in October, while the Wii U version is slated for the holiday season.

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