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Captain Olimar and Pikmin join the Super Smash Bros. roster

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Since the big E3 reveal of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, we’ve seen the addition of new characters such as Mega Man and the Villager from the Animal Crossing series. Today, Masahiro Sakurai revealed that Captain Olimar and the pikmin will also be joining the roster on the official Super Smash Bros. website. Along with the release was a gallery of images, which you can find below.

What do you think of the addition? Are you pleased? Let us know in the comments below!

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  • https://twitter.com/Onyzora Ony

    It’s cool, I guess.

    • Brandon Gardner

      Lol your comment might speak for everyone on this article

      • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

        bitch please he was my best character

        • Clel

          I used to hate him, convinced that he was super weak.
          But then I decided to force myself to play as him for a little and to understand him, and I’ve come to realized that he’s actually

          A BEAST

          • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

            he’s apparently #2 in tier ranking

          • Clel

            Yeah… But I never really like the whole tier thing. I mean, I have trouble believing that Ike is the 23rd worst character in the game.

            But yeah, Brawl did have a few balance issues. I read somewhere a while ago that Sakurai recognized that there were some useless gimmicks and balance issues in this Smash Bros, so I believe this game will be more balanced. Regardless, I am in love Brawl :) Unfortunately, no one’s ever online though. ;(

          • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

            eh, i dont really think ike’s 23rd worst either because he’s so cheap -.-

          • Clel

            I don’t get what you’re saying here… Are you saying that he’s worse than 23rd, or he’s higher but he’s such an easy character? Please clarify because I’m stupid XD

          • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

            you’re not stupid XD

            He’s higher because he’s easy to use and cheap :P

          • TULFich

            Ike is not a cheap character, actually takes a lot of skill to use it properly according to his disadvantage on speed and recovery. I was one of my favourite characters cuz he had some really good tricks under the sleeve,

          • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

            anyone who can kill me with a smash attack when I’m at 32 damage is pretty cheap, slow or not

          • TULFich

            most people can´t hit with Ike that hard at that damage rate

          • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

            it was just a simple smash attack. Maybe olimar is just too light, but i didnt like, fall trying to recover. I was literally star KO’d

          • TULFich

            well if u use a light character like that of course is kind of unbalanced, but in that case olimar has lots of advantages against Ike. If Ike tries to recover with the quick draw and u throw a pikmin before or during the attack, is over for Ike, or the air attacks of olimar even protect him more than Ike ones, I played a lot against my brother, and he uses olimar, is like a 30% chance of winning against him If I use Ike, because Olimar is also unpredictable.

          • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

            other guy using ike in the example i’m thinking of was pretty good too. But he was also a cocky asshole, which is why I’ll never live it down -.-

          • TULFich

            yeah not cool…,I bet he used Ike´s anti-effect moves, like aether and eruption.

          • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

            yeah, he used side-b, b, and side A. That’s about it. We were on battlefield, so I couldn’t really get down to him, since he was just sitting there guarding the bottom. And he was too scared to leave and face me in the air. he was at 119ish percent, i was at 32. I knocked him off several times, he knocked me off ONCE with that damn side-a and won.

          • TULFich

            holly fuck, that´s gay play! but there are people like that, I like better going one on one instead of waiting and being a coward.

          • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

            maybe that’s him who’s gone through and downvoted every single comment of mine on this article XD

          • TULFich

            lolz XD

          • Clel

            LOL

          • Clel

            He brings shame to Ike users. Tsk tsk tsk

          • Andrew

            dude, saying a ssb character is “cheap” is so over used now.

            People say:

            Sonic is cheap

            Meta Knight is cheap

            Pit is cheap

            and that’s just a few off the top of my head. If everyone was right about a specific character being “cheap”, then over nearly half the roster would be categorized as such.

          • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

            try telling that to LoL players about characters being “OP”

          • Reung

            Ike is slow as hell.. it’s easy to evade a majority of his moves. Only moves that actually are efficient for Ike are his jabs and his B- Air.

          • Clel

            He’s fun though, and his smash attacks are amazing.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Hehe, I always thought of him as the weakest character. In my place we always make the experienced players play as Olimar against newcomers. But I guess you broke the code to him, we never did. :)

        • Dacoda Spalla

          He was mine too.

        • The Clockwork Being

          3rd best for me. Im hoping alpha is also included with the new Pikmin

          The Rock will probably have the same effect has the purple or I hope they could like ground you.(DK’s down special). But the flying Pikmin I think should have a similar effect to the Metroid assistant trophy. SO he slightly lifts opponents in the air again like Metroid

          • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

            nintendo did accidentally say alpha instead of olimar in their tweet…

          • The Clockwork Being

            Or they tried to make seem like an accident…

      • Lord Carlisle

        Actually, Olimar is my main in brawl and I’m ecstatic that he’s back!

    • RockieOllie

      Was anyone really doubting his return???

      • TULFich

        I was expecting him to be changed for Lou or one of the new ones XD

        • RockieOllie

          I think he will be limited to 3 Pikmin for SSB4. Just so he will be able to play smoothly on the 3DS.

          • TULFich

            I don´t know, but yeah maybe they will cut at least one pikmin XD

          • Clel

            The 3DS and Wii U versions will not feature crossplay, so the number of pikmin could be different without any problems.

          • RockieOllie

            Sakurai has stated characters will play closely to both versions, regardless if the games has cross platform play.

            And seeing how the 3DS version is limited in power, characters like Ice Climbers and Olimar who have AI NPCs, will be reworked.

    • The Clockwork Being

      Im hoping Alpha and the new Pikmins are also included. It would be cool if the rock and flying Pikmin also have special effects like the Pikmin, The Rock will probably have the same effect has the purple or I hope they could like ground you.(DK’s down special). But the flying Pikmin I think should have a similar effect to the Metroid assistant trophy. SO he slightly lifts opponents in the air again like Metroid

      • Lord Carlisle

        I don’t get why everyone wants Alph to serve as the second Pikmin representative. He’s too similar to Olimar in appearance and stature. I say Charlie’s the much better choice.

        Think about it. He’d serve as the stronger, yet slower Olimar. Perfect for people who think Olimar is too light and weak. And besides,Charlie is the “main captain” of the Drake.

        • The Clockwork Being

          Seems well enough im just insisting on the fact that I want the flying and Rock Pikmin to have something similar to what I described. But about Alpha you are right. His stature is too similar to Olimar. Charlie could be a slow version of Olimar but I also think he should be more physical. If you look at Olimar he has little to no physical attacks.

          • Lord Carlisle

            It’s just that I’ve seen people on Miiverse constantly suggesting that Alph come in to fight with the rock and winged pikmin. Why ALPH?!

    • http://waluigi.com/ Waluigi

      Warning! Challengers approaching!

  • Ballzbeard

    I didn’t think they were expected to get cut anyways. I’m just curious about Wolf and Ike at this point; I’ll take losing one but not both.

    • sup3rnoah

      i’m hoping chrom replaces ike, but that’s just me.

  • bizzy gie

    I never used the guy. Never will. Plus when he does his Smash, there’s some way to cling to rocketship to avoid damage, but I have no idea how to do it which pisses me off.

  • Starfoxguy

    I think he is an ok fighter but is moves were confusing to me.

    • Clel

      He was/is in top tier. You just need to look up what his moves do, then you realize that he’s OP :P

    • Baum 「ツリー」

      Guys, don’t vote him down…I guess all characters in Smash Bros. are just “ok”, if you don’t get used to their movesets ;)

      • Clel

        Only one person downvoted him

        • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

          it was me >:D

          • Clel

            Gee I wonder who downvoted you lol. Sometimes people don’t realize that a downvote means ‘I disagree with you’ or ‘I don’t really like this comment’, rather than ‘I HOPE YOU DIE YOU SCUM YOU WROTE A STUPID COMMENT’ XD

    • TULFich

      .besides inpredictable, quick recovery, hard to hit with some characters, it causes after hit effects and has medium range attacks that can even overwhelm most projectiles….so OP

      • Steve Anatala

        Leave a message…Exactly dude. Olimar is way overpowered if you know how to use him. He makes for different fights too. I like up close fights with smash attacks and such but when fighting him you gotta watch every move and Olimar users tend to keep a distance. He kinda forces you too though.

        • Starfoxguy

          Exactly!

        • TULFich

          yep pretty much, sometimes I need a 100″ tv to tell if he´s going to do a Right+B or a side Smash attack, or a down smash attack, or soft side+A or THE FUCKING MOST OF HIS ATTACKS!!! So I can´t go one on one without a long range Character against him, at least not with my Ganondorf =(

      • Reung

        He definitely was OP. His whistle (Down B) had invincibility frames. LOL

  • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

    My best character from brawl returns?

    It’s on, bitches.

    • Magnus Eriksson

      Your best? I guess Peach.

    • Magnus Eriksson

      No? Not peach? Then I guess you must be a Jigglypuff-guy.

      • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

        I love the jiggles

        • Magnus Eriksson

          I give up to guess who is your favourite. Im pretty sure it must be some sort of little girlie thing, but I dont know exactly what. :)

  • Nintedward

    What worries me is that Captain falcon isn’t confirmed yet….. my homie!

    If you leave him out of the game Sakurai…. I will find your office and I will protest outside of it dressed as Captain falcon himself!

    • Clel

      I hope they keep Kirby, Ice Climbers, and Game & Watch as well :D

      • CEObrainz

        Kirby is already confirmed, as for Ice climbers and G&W, that’s up for debate. Also Captain Falcon has been there from the get go, he’s practically confirmed anyway.

        • Jandkas

          Well Ice climbers are half confirmed because he said something about the difficultly of making characters like them in the 3DS version.

          • Madmagican

            That could mean two things
            1. Ice Climbers are returning
            2. there’s a different pair that are new but play like the climbers in the sense that you control both

          • David Noble

            I like to think Baby Mario and Luigi act prety similarly in a few ways, but obviously not completely. Still, I think they would make a decent replacement if the Ice Climbers didn’t return.

      • AlexG

        Ice climbers are confirmed, it was told in a interview where sakurai says about the hardware challenge of them in the 3DS version.

        • Clel

          Okay, I can still be ‘that guy’ :D

        • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

          well, the hardware challenge means they may not…

          • AlexG

            Was a challenge, in others words: was dificult but sucessful at last.

          • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

            I dont think they specifically said “I was working with the ice climbers in this game” I think he said “He was having trouble with multi character characters, like the ice climbers” Could still mean they’re in it, but I’d wait for official confirmation

          • AlexG

            maybe.. but i really hope that they will be in both versions

          • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

            if they’re in one they’ll be in the other. That much was confirmed. Just the stages will be different.

            speaking of stages, I know they’re not Nintendo branded, but a monster hunter stage would make my life complete. Imagine fighting in those big, beautiful hills, then a rathian swoops down, and the fighters have to fight it off/avoid it while fighting off/avoiding each other… *drools*

          • David Noble

            Did you find it odd that the official site only showed pictures of Olimar on the Wii U version? Could be they have a few different characters. Possibly.

          • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix
          • David Noble

            Thanks for that. Now I just wonder why they didn’t show and pictures of Olimar on the 3DS on the official site.

          • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

            might still be working with him… Not sure. a bit odd.

      • greengecko007

        Kirby characters probably aren’t going anywhere, since HAL makes both Kirby and the Super Smash Bros. games.

        • The Clockwork Being

          But Hal isnt making this one. But im pretty sure they will still be there since Sakurai is the creato of Kirby and the Smash Bros series

          • greengecko007

            From what I understand about the development is that it’s a collaboration of developers just like Brawl was. HAL, Namco, and Project Sora (the company Sakurai is now head of) should be developing the new Super Smash Bros. game. But you got what I meant. Sakurai, the director, isn’t going to take his own characters out of the game.

      • Nookling

        Kirby is very confirmed…

      • Tim van Broekhoven

        Ice Climbers? Why?

        • Clel

          Because I’m ‘that guy’ :P

    • http://twitch.tv/dve2k DVE

      No you have to Falco Punchhhhhhhh him!

      • Clel

        Oh gods, the horror! Don’t you realize how devastating that would be???

        • Pikachief

          He already messed up his arm D:

    • Fred

      When you go protest please send us pictures!
      Maybe Ashley will do a story about your protest

    • Magnus Eriksson

      Yup, I agree. Not that he is my favourite, but most that he being there could be a signal that we could see a new F-Zero sometimes soon. I like to think that way at least :)

    • Pikachief

      Protest? Falcon Punch their doors down!

    • MetroidZero

      I remember you made a similar comment about this lol. You also added, “If the cops show up, I wouldn’t hesitate throwing falcon punches.”

    • NkoSekirei

      if i dont see some of my favorite characters like captain falcon and few others from brawl then ill wont buy this game

    • Jonn McNally

      I hope the delay in revealing Captain Falcon means he’s getting an awesome revamp. I’d love to see him get a lot of new moves.

  • Baum 「ツリー」

    Yay my info :3

    But I’m really excited since I saw him this morning on Miiverse ;)

  • lozman1122

    Cool for all those who use him. Who I really want to return is Lucario. He was my main guy.

    • TULFich

      he´s not returnig….they might change it for Zoroark or Mewtwo´s awakened form or it´s normal form, wich either way is cool. I liked lucario a lot, but I hated his counter, it was far the most predictable move in brawl even though it was powerful.

      • lozman1122

        R.I.P Lucario…

  • TULFich

    FUCKK!!! I hope they underpower that modafocka….besides inpredictable, quick recovery, hard to hit with some characters, it causes after hit effects and has medium range attacks that can even overwhelm most projectiles….so OP

    • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

      white pikmin though… *shudders* they threw me off so many times

    • majora :D

      Olimar OP? …Sure you’re not talking about Pit?

      • Steve Anatala

        Captain Olimar is way overpowered. Pit can be cheap but not so much overpowered. Olimar is highly cheap and overpowered if you actually know how to use his pikmin properly.

        • majora :D

          that’s not being overpowered, it’s called mastering a character, it can be done with like EVERY SINGLE CHARACTER IN THE HISTORY OF GAMING!

          • Steve Anatala

            Some mastered characters are far overpowered compared to other mastered characters. Thats been true in plenty of games in the history of gaming. Its well known that brawl in general is a very unbalanced game character wise. And mastering cheap tactics is not impressive.

      • TULFich

        do I have to discuss this? everybody knows that olimar, pit, metaknight, lucas, sonic, and peach are OP

  • Justis Bistawros

    Wow that means ill be able to throw my pikmin at other players that i may face just like i could in super smash bros brawl.

  • Ducked

    Okay I confess, I didn’t see this coming.

  • Ibai Villalba

    If anyone has Nintendo club points and please do not use all of me, thanks :) I give my email: ibaivi14@gmail.com

  • Josiah Parsons

    Why not one of the dudes from pikmin 3?

    • majora :D

      because people don’t love them as much as olimar…

      …yet!

  • Infernofire

    No rock or flying pikmin?

    • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

      good thought… didn’t think about that.

    • sup3rnoah

      i noticed the same thing.

  • CEObrainz

    How about an Olimar based Smash Contender Card?

  • gamesplayswill

    My reaction:

    • MetroidZero

      You became very…NAUUUUUGHTTTTTY.

      • gamesplayswill

        “Hello there friend my name is Fred, the voices that you hear are in my head.”
        Memories! <3

  • WolfgangAmadeusMozart

    Has anybody noticed the whistle attached on Olimar’s helmet ?

  • Lusunup

    Sweet!!! I knew they wouldn’t get rid of olimar Im so happy! :)

  • TULFich

    WHY U NO PUT CROSSPLAY?!?!?!

  • A_7

    NOOOOO!!!! :’(

  • Norfair20X5

    Color me unsurprised.

  • Ducked

    Am I the only person who thinks a Disney Smash Bros would be awesome?

    • majora :D

      Yes

      • Ducked

        Okay, I thought so.

        • TaintedXGamer

          kingdom heart fighting game? :P either like street fighter 4 or dissidia-ish gameplay. Tell me that doesn’t sound awersome….

          • Ducked

            I haven’t played dissidia yet :l

  • discuss

    Is anyone surprised?

  • SuperSonicBrawler

    Never used him in Brawl. I could care less. Let me know when they announce someone interesting, like Sonic or Ghirahim.

  • TaintedXGamer

    Rock pikmin PLEASE!

  • ItzameyaToad

    Cool! While he wasn’t my favorite in Brawl he was fun to play as.

  • majora :D

    (A little) off-topic: Anyone else noticed that, though Samus’ Final Smash was shown in a trailer, we haven’t seen her in her Zero Suit? Could it mean she’s definitively out?

    • NkoSekirei

      hope not or ill be so pissed off

  • $41809923

    good news all this has been for seen to come out next character pacman or waluigi
    cant wait for mew two

  • Sdudyoy

    As I never really played with Olimar It makes me happy that they didn’t
    put Alph Charlie or Britney in the game, They look like great characters but Olimar
    will allways be my favorite.

  • GLaDOS

    He wasn’t the best character, but I’m glad they have a returning veteran.

  • Nookling

    I guess this means a challenger will be revealed once a month. Wii Fit Trainer in June and Olimar in July. I expect a while before any more newcomers.

  • Downvote&CoEmployee5

    SNAKE COME BACK D:!

  • Sidney Majurie

    Explains why he’s not in Pikmin 3. He is busy with the Smash Bros Tournament :D

  • Tim van Broekhoven

    Hmpff I didn’t really like Olimar in SSBB… I hope he’s bette in this game.

  • XroyD

    My guess is that they will keep (or add) characters of upcoming releases

    Example:

    Toon Link – Wind Waker HD
    Luigi, Peach – Super Mario 3D World
    Diddy & Dixie Kong – DK Country TF
    Sonic – Lost World

    • 00EpicGamer00

      I don’t think Toon Link will be in it. Cause, if you remember, in the smash bros. trailer when they showed the 3DS version, there was a Spirit Tracks stage, and Toon Link was driving the train. So, it wouldn’t make sense to control Toon Link when Toon Link is already in the stage.
      BUT, maybe they’ll include Toon Link JUST in the Wii U version. Because, Sakurai did say that “the Wii U and 3DS version will have the same NUMBER of characters.” He never said that the characters for each version will be the same.

      • XroyD

        I was talking about the Wii U version. Pikmin 3 is going to release soon and they revealed that he was going to be in SSB so I expect the same for the other characters in upcoming Wii U games

        • 00EpicGamer00

          Oh okay sorry about the confusion.

          • XroyD

            Nah, don’t worry.

  • Kevin Wickham

    so since olimar got announced before pikmin 3 got released in japan….. probably it could mean more characters will be announced before the games they are released like sonic before sonic lost worlds
    pokémon trainer or mewtwo before pokemonx/y
    Diddy Kong before donkey kong Country tropical freeze
    Toon Link before Wind waker hd
    Luigi or peach (mostly luigi since its the year of luigi) before super mario 3d world

    • Kenshin0011

      Luigi is a default no matter what

  • TheBrainJemin

    Now that Pikmin 3 is ready, will Olimar have Pink and Rock Pikmin with him?

  • asdfk

    I Need sonic. please….