With every new month, news of a returning veteran surfaces for the highly anticipated pair of Super Smash Bros. games — effectively alleviating any worry that some gamers may have had pertaining to a particular character's inclusion. So far a total of five returning fighters have been confirmed since Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS were unveiled back at E3 2013, and today a sixth familiar face will officially once again be joining the current cast of combatants.
The fearless swordsman from the Fire Emblem series, known as Marth, originally made his North American debut in Super Smash Bros. Melee, so his confirmation makes all too much sense given the prominence his introduction has had in bringing a sense of Western awareness to the franchise he represents.[gallery columns="2" link="file" ids="206820,206831,206822,206823,206824,206825,206826,206827,206828,206829,206830,206821"]
Marth's appearance has been anticipated by many fans, but his confirmation will be great news for players that prominently rep the character in serious play. There was even speculation that he may be replaced by the "Marth" that appeared Fire Emblem: Awakening (that has clearly turned out to be untrue), but since an alternate skin is available for Wii Fit Trainer it's possible that players will be able to choose which version of the character they want to play as.
Based on the few screenshots released that actually show Marth in combat, fans can safely assume that the fighter's move set will remain almost untouched when he once again enters the two-dimensional arena that is Super Smash Bros.. Whether or not other sword-wielders from Fire Emblem will appear remains to be seen, but Ike, Chrom, and even Roy all have a decent chance of appearing on the roster.
Which veteran do you want to see confirmed next, Ranters? Is it time for a newcomer to be announced?
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS are scheduled to release at some point in 2014.
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