Countdown to New 'Super Smash Bros.' Challenger Begins

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October comes closer and closer with every passing day, and with its arrival comes a barrage of video games that fans the world over have been anticipating with bated breath. One title that'll finally be making its debut in the beginning of October is Super Smash Bros. for 3DS, and while the hype train for that title (and its Wii U counterpart) has been meticulously cared for by Nintendo thus far, there are still a number of unknown variables pertaining to the game that have yet to be detailed.

Some of the surprises that gamers have been anticipating are the inevitable reveals of additional fighters planned to be present in the new Super Smash Bros. games, and while Nintendo has done a good job of revealing playable combatants (the latest being Pac-Man), many believe that there's still much of the roster waiting to be revealed. While the definitive number of characters is still unknown, Super Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai has posted a countdown to a new challenger's unveiling.

Scheduled to be announced on the Monday following EVO 2014 (the acclaimed fighting game tournament that Nintendo is officially sponsoring this year) wraps up, the fact that this new fighter really could be anyone from Nintendo's vast catalogue of mascots and properties has started to sink in. The footage of the new challenger will be hitting at 7 a.m. PT on July 14, 2014. Based on comments made by Sakurai in his latest MiiVerse post, however, it sounds like there aren't many newcomers left to showcase after this reveal.


Regardless of what awaits fans of Super Smash Bros. this Monday, a character reveal has never been formally scheduled in the past. This could mean that a highly requested character, third-party newcomer, or revamped veteran (we're still hoping for Mewtwo) could be at the center of this announcement, so speculation is sure to be firing on all cylinders.

Which character do believe will officially be joining the roster this Monday? Do you think it'll be a revamped veteran, another third-party representative, or a wholly original newcomer? Let us know in the comments below!


Super Smash Bros. for 3DS will be arriving on October 2, 2014, while the Wii U version is set to hit during Holiday 2014.

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Source: Nintendo, Sakurai — MiiVerse

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