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Nintendo announcing new Super Smash Bros. character Monday

Nintendo of America has announced that a new Super Smash Bros. character will be revealed on Monday. The company plans on streaming the event to fans and will take place at 7am PST/10am EST/3pm UK. There’s no clues as to who is being revealed, but it’s obviously a fan favorite since Nintendo wants to make a big impression on fans during the stream. Who do you think they’ll showcase? Could we finally be getting the Captain Falcon everyone has been asking for since day one of the Super Smash Bros. Wii U reveal?

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  • Ran Truman

    Snake!

    • MerryBlind .

      Snake?

      • Extra Vinegary

        SNAAAAAAAKE!!!!!!!!!!

      • abe

        Ssnnnnnaaaaakklkkeeeee!?!

        Unlikely unless they are announcing MGS collection/V coming to Wii u aswell

    • Christian Schoff

      Please no.

  • Noah

    The Falcon is about to fly.

  • matthew garcia

    I know this is off topic but just found out Wii u version of project cars is delayed til 2015 while all other consoles will have it on November.

    • Glovechicken

      thanks for the news

    • Merry_Blind

      Ahhh shit really? That sucks… I’m not interested in the game, just I am not for Watch Dogs, but delays like these are not good, not good at all.

      • matthew garcia

        Yeah just when it seems Wii u will finally get a game alongside other consoles this happens. I thought for sure this would get released on time. How many games have been delayed for Wii u already?

        • abe

          What makes it worse was that originally it was Wii u,360 and ps3. Then they changed it to Wii U, X1 and ps4 so the Wii u version has been in development longer than the other versions. What’s your source by the way?

          • matthew garcia

            That’s right how does it go from being the lead console to the back of the pack

          • greengecko007

            http://mii-gamer.com/2014/07/11/project-cars-wii-u-delayed-release-date-2015/

            That’s the only website I could find confirming it, but this is supposedly very recent information. The tweet is from early this morning.

          • matthew garcia

            Nintendo life and eurogamer are my sources

          • greengecko007

            Nintendolife and eurogamer both reported on it, but neither provided a source for the information. Nintendolife’s source is eurogamer, and eurogamer does not provide a source.

            The only website I found that confirmed the information with a source was the one I linked previously.

          • matthew garcia

            I believe it’s true. It’s happened to many times for me not to believe it. I’m sure whoever there source is credible. Nintendo life is a pretty fanboy site and for them to post that seems like it would be true

          • greengecko007

            I’m not denying that, I’m just saying that as far as journalistic integrity goes, anyone can write an article claiming that they were told a game was delayed. Eurogamer is generally reputable, but the other website actually provided definitive proof by showing the announcement tweet.

          • Christian Schoff

            I looked. He’s telling the truth. DAMN IT!

          • matthew garcia

            Nintendo life and eurogamer

        • Magnus Eriksson

          obviously they have downprioritized Wii U. Well, cant blame them…

          • matthew garcia

            Yeah you can’t blame them. There gonna go where the most money will be made and that’s not on Wii u

        • Merry_Blind

          Well it’s not really the delay itself that hurts, it’s the fact a game is being released on other consoles, but delayed on only one.

          • matthew garcia

            Yeah everyone seems to be picking on Wii u

          • abe

            What make the move even dumber is on the other consoles it has a crapton of completion in November and also has several racing games launch along side it. Except on Wii U where it only has Mario Kart as a great oval and both games are very very different.

          • matthew garcia

            Yeah it’s hard to push sales for Wii u when most game releases are 2015. Good thing is at least there is smash bros, bayonetta, and hyrule warriors but will those 3 games be able to carry Wii u for the remainder of the year. I’m not sure if they can

        • abe

          Funny how when they was indie they was releasing all together now they have namco publishing them the Wii u version is delayed

          Namco banzai being the company when asked if soul calibur 2 HD would come to Wii u told gamers to “buy it on another system then get your friends to ask for an port”

  • abe

    Captain falcon or Bayonetta can’t think of any other characters that demand a live stream (falcon because of fan demand)

    Unless they are using the character annoucment to announce something else. E.g. annouce Bayonetta joining smash Bros because they bought The rights from Sega. Or announce Ryu because they bought Capcom lol

    • Lunatic

      Captain Falcon isn’t a new character, and they’re maxed out on 3rd party additions, so those aren’t happening.

      • Glovechicken

        I think they mean a new character for the new smash, not a new character to the series

        • Lunatic

          They haven’t made announcement videos for any returning character yet. It will be a new character. Not a returning character. It’s not new if he was in the past 3 games. Just look at the SSB website. Every NEW character is labeled as such.

          • greengecko007

            Yoshi, Zero Suit Samus, Shiek, and Charizard all have had announcement trailers showcasing them as characters, and all of them are returning characters.

          • Lunatic

            No they didn’t. Yoshi, ZSS and Shiek were announced during a direct and didn’t have a trailer at all. Charizard was announced as solo during Greninja’s reveal trailer, and is NOT labeled as new on the site. Charizard had a big change, and didn’t even really get his OWN trailer. They’re not going to make a trailer for a return character. Maybe they’ll have some veteran announcements in the new trailer in addition to the new character (I could see them showing off swordsmen and revealing Meta Knight and Chrom/Shulk at the same time, for example), but I would bet money that the new character they reveal is someone new to the series. If you really consider returning characters “new”, then ANYTHING they show is new. That’s not what they’re going for.

          • greengecko007

            Yoshi, Zero Suit Samus, Shiek, and Charizard were revealed in a segment of a Nintendo direct focusing on returning fighters, and did get trailers showcasing each of them. These veterans got special attention because significant changes were made to them. Sakurai even admitted that they were not confirmed right off the bat because of these significant changes. So, it’s entirely possible that other veterans that have not been confirmed are being held back because they are also being changed.

            Anyways, it’s entirely possible that we will get a new character on Monday. I’m not contesting that. On the other side though, it’s not as impossible as you try to make it seem that they could be planning to show us a returning character instead. My point is that I’m keeping my expectations low so I won’t be disappointed.

          • Lunatic

            The first 3 didn’t get “trailers”, they got a little gameplay shown spliced in with the direct. Trailers are the big CG stuff with epic music and out-of-game cutscenes. Charizard had a partial trailer, because he was included in the CG bit, but didn’t really get much screentime, and was cut out when Greninja’s gameplay was shown.

            Keeping your expectations low is one thing, but it’s not necessary here. Despite the special attention the altered characters got, they are still not listed as “new” on the site, and none of them got 3 minutes worth of attention devoted to them. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that their announcement will be of a character that has not been officially playable in SSB before, and there is very little reason to believe otherwise, save a very loose, inconsistent usage of the word “new”.

          • Glovechicken

            Captain Falcon WAS in the video.. :P

      • abe

        My3rd party “additions” was an example of how they could be announcing something via an new smash character not actual predictions. I wasn’t aware they had a quota reguardong 3rd parties characters, I thought it was if it fits like arrangements as we only had snake and sonic, now we have sonic, mega man and pacman

        • Lunatic

          No, there isn’t a quota, but the popular opinion and potential leaks predict that they will cap it at the 3 that they have, since they are a nice, well-rounded group of all-star characters that don’t over-do the third-party plug-ins. It’s predicted that Snake is cut too. The Pac-Man trailer really drove home that Mario/Sonic/Mega Man/Pac-Man represent the big 4 classic franchises. They COULD add more, but none of the current leaks suggest that they have or will.

  • Lunatic

    - *New* Character
    – Captain Falcon

    Yeah, no. They’re not making a 3 minute video for a veteran and calling him a “new character”. Captain Falcon is a lock. They have showcased F-Zero assist trophies already, and he’s been in the previous 3 games. He isn’t going anywhere.

    According to the prevailing leak (which has correctly predicted 8 of the current newcomers before their announcement), there are at least 3 characters left. Chances are pretty high that they will announce Chrom from Fire Emblem, Shulk from Xenoblade, or the Chorus Kids from Rhythm Heaven on Monday, as those are the remaining characters in the leak.

    • Merry_Blind

      Is that ‘leak’ that random comment on NeoGaf or elsewhere of someone casually saying his predictions, and so far every single one of them were true?

      • Lunatic

        It was a series of several posts that all came true. The first one said that Mega Man, Villager, Wii Fit Trainer, Pac-Man, Mii Fighter and Little Mac were all planned for the game. The first 3 of those were revealed at E3 last year with the game announcement, and the latter 3 have been announced since.

        The second post claimed that Palutena, an X/Y Pokemon, Chrom, Shulk and the Chorus Kids were also planned, the first two of which came true after the post. It also said that Lucas might be cut.

        These were all by the same guy, who was apparently a reliable tipper in the past, and who claims they were all from the same inside source. Some characters may be assumed to be lucky guesses, but nobody would predict the combination of Wii Fit Trainer, Pac-Man, Mega Man and Villager so well, since some of those seem far-fetched.

        • Merry_Blind

          Yeah that’s the guy I’m talking about.

    • abe

      I’ve seen Two “leaks” with chrom and both failed to have pacman on them

    • The Clockwork Being

      - *New* Character
      – Captain Falcon

      Yeah, no.

      I really dont know why but I just lost it when I read your comment.

    • Nicolas Dorion

      Well they did make an announcement for Charizard as if he wasn’t in the previous game

      • Lunatic

        No, they used him to kick off a Greninja trailer. They were announcing a big change in his character (him being alone), while simultaneously announcing another character, and as soon as Greninja was revealed, all the focus of the trailer shifted to him. The trailer’s even named after Greninja, and on the official site Charizard is not listed as new.

    • Jonn McNally

      It could be like the Greninja video where Charizard was also revealed. Maybe we’re getting a new F-Zero character.

      • Lunatic

        Well F-Zero is more dead than Metroid and Star Fox at this point, so forgive me for not believing that for a second. I’ll be sure to be back here to say I told you so tomorrow when it’s Shulk, Chrom or the Rhythm Heaven rep.

    • http://about.me/overlordror Ashley King

      Hahahah, you were saying? It’s Captain Falcon just like I said it would be.

      • Lunatic

        Captain Falcon wasn’t the new character revealed today. He was barely in the trailer after the two NEW character reveals.

  • Geoffrey Tasker

    Cranky Kong obviously

    • Magnus Eriksson

      Nah, they will save that for som big videogames event.

      • The Clockwork Being

        Its obviously CD-i link.

        • bistricky

          Oh, now that would be funny ….. especially since Nintendo would have to make an amiibo for it ……

  • Merry_Blind

    Bayonetta!!!! It can’t be *just* Captain Falcon. I mean, OF COURSE he’ll be back, no need to make a special presentation for him.

    Bayonetta would definitely deserve a special announcement though, since she would be quite the surprising addition.

    • Christian Schoff

      Bayonetta or Wonder Red.

      • Darius

        either would be amazing

      • Merry_Blind

        Yeah Wonder Red would be awesome too, but I thought he was an assist trophy or something?

        • Christian Schoff

          No they showed a regular trophy of him but there are still trophies of playable characters so it is still possible.

          • Merry_Blind

            Ahh right, I see. Could be!

    • ZeldaFan83

      That would be awesome if they added her in the game. She would be the sexiest character in the game lol but seriously that would be really cool.

      • Merry_Blind

        Bayonetta, Zero Suit Samus, this game will be 18+ soon.

        • Epicstuf

          Soulcaibur had a lot of nudity and didn’t get a 18+.

          • Merry_Blind

            Not only did it not get an 18+ rating, but I was also making a joke.

  • palomino blue

    Man this has been such a slow burn.

  • greengecko007

    One of the many definitions of the word “new” is simply “in addition to another or others already existing.”

    I’m expecting something along the lines of confirming one of the veteran players like Captain Falcon, Ness, or Jigglypuff. If they do actually show a character we haven’t seen before, then great.

    • Lunatic

      They are not making a 3-minute video for something old and calling it new. It will be someone labeled Newcomer on the official website.

    • Kevin James McAllister

      They haven’t made a single video specifically for a veteran. They’ve also never called veterans new characters. If a veteran is revealed, it’ll be during the video for the newcomer, a la Charizard.

  • DarkSkyFighter

    I wanna see Ghirahim!!!11ELEVEN!!

  • Del

    Shinobi, any of the TMNT gang/shredder, earth worm Jim, Harry potter, buzz light year, wreck it Ralph, Mickey Mouse, the thunder cats, marshmallow man from ghost busters…I want them to go bananas with the roster.

    • Kevin James McAllister

      Man, that’d be a great way to ruin a franchise about Nintendo characters.

      Earth Worm Jim is the best thing you suggested, and the only one that would make ANY sense.

      • Earthworm Jim

        Viewtiful Joe?

        • Kevin James McAllister

          Viewtiful Joe is still 3rd party. Probably no more of those coming.

    • Merry_Blind

      Thank God you’re not in charge of the character roster then!

  • YiyeUniverseMB

    They haven’t hyped a character like this yet! I’m thinking it will be someone rather “out-there”. Bayonetta? Splatoon character? Reggie?

    • 00EpicGamer00

      Reggie is technically already in Smash Bros, lol.

  • Einscengi

    ….It’s Fils-a-Mech.

  • ShadowMario

    Ghirahim?

  • http://www.facebook.com/ericazure Azure

    GOKUUUU!!!!!!!!!!! FINALLLYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Lunatic

    What’s all this about Captain Falcon? He’s not new, and they’re not going to label him “Newcomer” with the rest on the site, so they’re not giving him a 3-minute video. Since when are fans clamoring to know if a unique fighter that’s been in all three games (and has confirmed AT support in the new one) is gonna be in? I have seen no such hype.

  • TheSkeletonMan939 .

    I have to wonder what Nintendo defines as “new”… a entirely new character to the Smash series, or an unannounced character for this game like Ness, Captain Falcon, etc.

    • Kevin James McAllister

      They’re not going to increase hype by announcing a new character and then show a veteran everyone assumed was returning anyway. If it were any sort of veteran, it’d be Mewtwo.

      Still, probably a Newcomer with no new game coming out anytime soon. That’s why it’s separate from everything.

  • Super Buu

    Shulk from Xenoblade hopefully.

    • URFTBOUND4LIFE .

      It would make so much sense to put him in. Smash is a high profile Nintendo IP that can attract people who never heard of/played Xenoblade before twards the up coming sequel. Hell,it worked on me with Fire Emblem

    • The Clockwork Being

      I want that

    • YiyeUniverseMB

      One of the developers of Xenoblade tweeted to tell people to tune in… CONSPIRACY!

    • darkcreap

      You are not the first one that I see asking for Shulk. It could be nice.

    • abe

      seems likely, His game was begged for in the US, it did well in europe and japan and it’s sequel(?) has been making waves ever since it was announced so it’s who i’d pick from nintendo’s “new characters”

      Still dont like his name lol I’ll assume nintendo owns the IP if he appears in smash

  • Vorpal Blade

    OMG! It’s gonna be Ridley!

    • Jeff Jackson

      Never in the direct you see part of Ridely wings so sorry

  • Logan Wayman

    I know! “Takamaru Cuts Loose!”

  • Ducked

    Probably Master Chief or Nathan Drake.

    • Merry_Blind

      Probably.

      • Epicstuf

        Probaly Niko, Trevor, Michal and Franklin.

        • Merry_Blind

          Probably.

    • The Clockwork Being

      So unrealistic its laughable. Its clear you know nothing about Super Smash Bros and you just dont know shit.

      A more realistic guess is Goku from Dragon Ball Z, Booker Dewitt from Bioshock Inifinite and Duke Nukem

      • http://www.twitch.tv/insanityraptor/profile InsanityRaptor

        For a second I thought you were serious.

      • Ducked

        The sarcasm was so obvious…

      • Epicstuf

        Or better yet, the boys from South Park!

  • ZeldaFan83

    I doubt it would be a returning character if their going to these lengths to showcase the character. I’m guessing a new 1st party character like Captain Toad lol.

  • JCdude

    Hopefully it’s someone from a new series that hasn’t been in previous Smash Bros. games before. More video game series = more Smash Bros. characters.

  • I am Error.

    As long as it’s not Pink Gold Peach or Blue Silver Variant I’ll be a happy camper.

    • Mike

      That would most likely be an alternate costume.

  • Johny

    They would make an event for unveiling captain falcon -.- its an old character. it would be retarded and people would be dissapointed.

    • Lunatic

      Chrom is in, don’t worry.

      • abe

        I wanted chrom to replace ike and have the masked “Marth” replace actual marth but for some reason this smashnisnt reflecting recent changes eg Mario has flud, link and Zelda don’t reflect skyward sword and such

        Still excited though

  • Turtler

    Since they’re making such a BIG deal out of this new character, this guy must be pretty BIG.

    hint hint

    • Epicstuf

      Screw Ridley.

  • HungryMetroid

    I’m hoping for Bayonetta or Ridley

  • Lee

    I think it may be one of the characters from Splatoon :)

  • URFTBOUND4LIFE .

    I’m hoping it’s either past characters like Meta Knight Captain Falcon ect. If not Shulk,Dixie Kong or Cranky Flint from Mother 3 Ghiriaham from SS.

  • lonewolf88

    my guess is shulk or mew two

  • LevenThumps

    It’s not going to be Captain Falcon, it’s going to be a new challenger. I hope it’s Chrom!

  • 00EpicGamer00

    It’s Ridley, lol.

  • Jake

    Either it’s Chrom from Fire Emblem or Shulk from Xenoblade. I want and think they will be in the Game. Fire Emblem is gaining popularity and Chrom was from FE: Awakening, the most popular so it makes sense to expand the series. Also, Shulk is from Xenoblade, will represent a new IP in the game and he’s awesome. I read Chorus Men were also coming to the Smash. The guy who predicted got every single character right so far, even greninja. But I mainly want those 2 characters

  • bistricky

    Godzilla

    • Jeff Jackson

      What are you smoking and can I have some

      • bistricky

        Absolutely ….. it’s pretty good. LOL

        If one can’t get a Godzilla game for Wii U … might as well get ‘em on Smash …. but yeah … just joking.

  • URTV

    Hopefully it will be Captain Falcon and Ganondorf. It would be a good chance to show Ganondorf with a totally different moveset.

    • abe

      Been preying for that since I first played as him.

  • jreed3842

    I’d like to see Captain Toad!

    • iamserious

      Lol that would be funny!

  • Epicstuf

    Conker. Or Gex. Both unlikely.

    • Epicstuf

      Just in case you are wondering who they are and how they look like. Go here. http://conker.wikia.com/wiki/Conker_Wiki and here http://gex.wikia.com/wiki/Gex_wiki

    • Merry_Blind

      Isn’t Gex a PS1 mascot? And Conker is Microsoft’s now, you know that…

      • Epicstuf

        Yes, but he is multiplatform.

        • 00EpicGamer00

          I guess Gex could work if Nintendo really wanted him in. But Conker? No. I’m afraid it isn’t possible for Smash Bros. to EVER get Conker. Unless Microsoft one day sold all their Rare IP’s to a 3rd party company, or Nintendo buys them. Asking for Conker is like asking for Master Chief.

  • Squid

    I think this newcomer will likely confirm or de confirm the Gemastsu leak. If it’s Chrom, it’s still possible the gematsu is full of lucky guesses. If it’s shulk or Chorus men I think it’s confirmed. But If they wanted a random character reveal. I’m pretty sure they would show maybe one veteran. But I may be blubbering, they show veterans on Miiverse.

  • clownshoes1982

    it’s going to be Ghirahim, I’m calling it now.

  • AGX

    Dr. Robotnik

  • AGX

    Eventually, they are going to run out of interesting characters to put in the game. Some of these suggestions are silly, and personally I don’t care if they’re in the game or not. I think this will be the last 2D Smash Bros, next one will be in 3D.

  • great deku tree

    I’m hoping for a humorous captain falcon and ganondorf reveal. you know how in E3 Nintendo made fun of all the Mario games? “What is it this time?! another Mario game?!” they should do the same with cpt. falcon making fun of ganondorf then ganondorf starts hitting him with different moves then they battle it out.

    that would be great…although a bit far fetched.

  • Lusunup

    Ridley for smosh.

  • Qubonic

    Fi ftw!!!!

  • Petri
    • Epicstuf

      No. Family Guy sucks.

      • Petri

        Opinion noted, shits not given.

        • Epicstuf

          Only Seasons 1-5 are good.

          • Petri

            Ok.

  • Sonic 2099 The Hedgehog

    CAN’T WAIT!!! SUPER SSSMMMAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSHHHHHHHHHH BROTHERS!!!

  • Merry_Blind

    Who are those Chorus Men people keep mentioning? What game are they from?

  • josealbern

    How about Wonder Red?

    • Sonic 2099 The Hedgehog

      Maybe

    • iamserious

      Would be a good fit. Hope you’re right.

    • josealbern

      Well, his specials attacks may be based on different unite morphs, eg: unite whip as a grappling hook similar to olimar’s special up move.

  • X3Charlie

    It took me a little while before realizing that was 2 days not hours…

  • Filip Ionut Catalin

    Ryu -Street Fighter

  • Slug_DC

    Simon Belmont

  • Your money

    My money is on some old nintendo IP, or perhaps Beyonetta

    • Mike

      I like Tingle. Tingle is love.

  • FutureFox

    Here comes a new challenger…
    Bayonetta casts a spell!

  • http://www.twitch.tv/insanityraptor/profile InsanityRaptor

    Ness.

  • http://www.soundcloud.com/hiperemmanuel Emmanuel López Loera

    Bomberman ;)

  • NARDDAWG TGMTEL

    think it’s Bayonetta

  • devmiles

    ok, this is going to be a great game, we know… but have all ‘special’ events and stretch the hype because of some new characters… no… move on and show us some new nintendo stuff instead.. we already know this game will be great.. done..

  • WolfgangAmadeusMozart
  • iFuckYaMom

    lemme getta upvote from all the real niggas that wipe they hand up the underside of they nutsack on a hot sweaty day and smell that shit

  • iFuckYaMom

    who would wanna see conker be the new reveal? thatd be fucking awesome haha

  • Dr.Saxman86

    I’m going to go on a limb and say Scrooge McDuck or Battletoads

  • http://Website.com/ Shane Michaels

    They will likely announce no one, as with Mii fighters, you can play as:

    http://gifrific.com/gary-oldman-yells-everyone/

  • Joel Cruz

    i hope its ness,falcon,ganon(new move set),or ice climbers.I think they are pretty sick.I wish they can add Skull Kid in the future he can shoot like 3 fireballs from a flute and his final smash can be the moon falling on the map while he’s on top laughing with tael(the purple fairy).

  • Lolzified

    BAYONETTA! BAYONETTA! BAYONETTA! BAYONETTA!

  • Zodiark

    I personally think it will be Medusa, considering they have not mentioned a villain from the kid icarus franchise. Although I hope it will be Shulk from Xenoblade.

  • Mitch Hall

    Since one of the higher-ups at Monolith tweeted about the announcement, it’s probably Shulk (which is awesome.)

    Also, I’m hoping that Wonder Red and Bayonetta will be in the final roster.

  • LordiMcKill

    Snnnnaaaaakkkkkeeeee!!

  • Lunatic

    Well that was… Different. Chrom was still sortof confirmed, though, so… Yeah.