Rosalina Is Playable In New Super Smash Bros.

By Ishaan . December 18, 2013 . 6:33am

Update: Gameplay footage and screenshots here.

Rosalina and Luma from Super Mario Galaxy will be playable characters (as a pair) in Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U, Nintendo announced during Nintendo Direct this morning.


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  • Michael Cortorreal

    Wish they changed Toon Link for the one from a Link Between Worlds…but o well i guess that wont happen.
    On a side note, another character from Mario huh? Nice enough, and its female…the roost needed that.
    Now add Crystal from Star Fox and il be a happy Smash player.

    Edit: Ohh…and Lloyd should have made an appareance, guess that will never happen now since Tales of Symphonia Chronicles comes to another platform…or maybe Nightmare from Soul Calibur II, i dont know…one guy or girl from Namco!

    • Hopefully it’s just the Wii U version that has WW Toon Link, then. It’s because of Wind Waker HD. While on the 3DS, it should be the ALBW Link skin (with an alternate skin of you-know-who). Oh, and seconded on Krystal for Smash.

      • ZEROthefirst

        It’s been stated multiple times that both the Wii U and 3DS versions of SSB4 will have the same roster.

        • Yeah, but I’m talking about skins. Not actual character differences. I’ve edited my post to reflect that more clearly.

          • Cazar

            That doesn’t appear to be the case.

          • ZEROthefirst

            Ahh I see what you mean there, and that actually would be pretty cool if they did that. Maybe for the 3DS version give an alternate skin for ALBW Link and for the Wii U version have an alternate costume for Young Link.

            Sadly they probably won’t do this at all, but it would be pretty cool.

      • Michael Cortorreal

        Lets see who else can make a good appareance…
        Dis you ever played Mystical Ninja?
        Wish a form of Goemon came, we got Snake from Metal Gear, Sonic and Megaman, they are all cool characters and all, but i feel that Goemon could fit in the mix.
        As for Nintendo’s Universe, im not even sure who else should appear…

        • I can think of one, but they’ve already announced him as an Assist Trophy. Speaking of Assist Trophies, maybe some of them from Brawl could make it as actual fighters?

          • Michael Cortorreal

            You mean characters from Golden Sun?
            Yeah they could and should made an appareance too…wow, Smash Brothers is THE fighting game where you can add almost anyone…if you think of a decent move set and balace…of course.

          • I was actually thinking of Majora’s Mask and Samurai Goroh, but yeah, Golden Sun works too. Sakurai has stated in an interview, he will add anyone from Nintendo’s history if they can make a move set for them that works. That would be half the challenge when developing the game as there are no limits to the imagination.

          • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

            We can have Alex being a bastard, or Felix.
            Sveta or Panne too. Or maybe the MU for FE.(Hooded character)
            Heck maybe Aeron or Ezra in addition to Shulk

  • zferolie

    This is awesome news!

    You know, I have noticed they have been pushing Rosalina a lot recently. Could those have been hints to this?

  • domonkun

    I love the fake-out they did with the trailer during the Nintendo Direct! You should post it, Ishaan!

  • anthony apduhan

    Zelda and Peach are now pissed…

    • Arcana Wiz

      i think Daisy is more, she is older than Rosalina in maro franhcise and never got into Smash Bros.

      • Cazar

        She sort of did as an alternate color.

      • Mecha_the_Hedgehog

        Yeah but she was in like one game that wasn’t a Sports spinoff title putting her in would be like putting Waluigi. That and theirs not really much you can do with her.

      • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

        Why no cauterwauling about Pauline?

        • Arcana Wiz

          Yeah, Being from girlfriend to people mistaking her for the girl who robbed her boyfriend. :/

  • GuyAlpha

    Her play style looks absolutely gorgeous and not to mention fun as well. I can’t wait.

  • Maumac77

    I’m still upset that the trailer wasn’t what I thought it was in the beginning, but after seeing her play style I’m not as upset…..but still kinda am :/

    • zferolie

      That was a great fake out.

      But Kirby should also get into Mario Kart.

      • Maumac77

        I completely agree, buth with mario kart having a more “exact” release date as opposed to Smash Bros., Kirby being put in Mario Kart 8 would have pleased me more :p

  • I can’t help but laugh. 2 hours ago I said in another article: “Nintendo are treating Rosalina as the new Daisy. Next thing we know she’ll be introduced for Smash Bros.” And look at what happened. xD

    • s07195

      Daisy didn’t get into a main game, though.

      • 하세요

        She was in Super Mario Land eons ago.

        • s07195

          Huh, I didn’t know. Thanks for telling me though.

      • That’s what I mean. Rosalina is playable in SM3D World instead of Daisy. Nintendo are making Rosalina the new Daisy.

        • NeptuniasBeard

          I fail to see the connection. Care to explain please?

          • Hmm…where to start…Daisy was put into a Mario game long ago as an alternate Princess to Peach. Now I don’t know when it started, but eventually Daisy came to be Luigi’s girlfriend and used in every Mario spin-off. Rosalina was introduced in Super Mario Galaxy as another alternative Princess to Peach (as Nintendo love creating alternates when it comes to new Mario characters, just look at Waluigi and all the Baby characters in Mario Kart). Now Daisy is still around today as evidenced in the latest Mario Kart 8 trailer, but Rosalina has been appearing in the main games while Daisy remains a spin-off only character. If Nintendo were to give up on Daisy like they did Peach’s sister, Plum (who only appeared in Mario Golf 64), then Rosalina would probably make a move on Luigi. Not to mention, being the Year of Luigi, wouldn’t you think his girlfriend got the spotlight at least once this year? Oh wait, with all the recent Rosalina announcements, maybe she’s already making a move…

          • Symbol de Au

            I was thinking she was the new Daisy before she started getting so much attention. Daisy is never given the spotlight, ever. Rosalina’s almost an advertisement.

          • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

            Daisy’s too hot for the party

    • Arcana Wiz

      Damn now i wish daisy finally be announced as a playble character, or at least a peach skin.

      • She was a Peach skin in Melee…

        • Arcana Wiz

          and at least i think she could be one too here, but i would prefer a playable character.

          • NeptuniasBeard

            We have enough clones methinks :p

        • Donovan E Hart

          She was also a skin in Brawl

    • Phoenix

      Well.. you left out the part where you also said “Most likely as an Assist Trophy instead of being an actual fighter, but they’ll still introduce her for it.”

      Her stage was previously revealed in screen shots, so it was a pretty safe bet that she would be in it AT LEAST as an assist Trophy. But good news! Always wanted her to be playable!

      • Yeah, that was on purpose. ^_^; And it’s actually Mario’s stage, but I know what you mean. Honestly, I’d rather not talk about Assist Trophies atm because I’d much rather have Majora’s Mask as a playable character over Rosalina. I am a little upset, but I’m far from complaining. Rosalina would be easier to make a move set for…

    • Heisst

      Daisy never got in a mainline game.

  • Guest

    Finally the Anti-Peach character now to use her to pummel Peach…

    • 하세요

      How…is this an anti-Peach?

  • Jettythesunfish

    I’m rather happy Rosalina is in. She’s one of my favorite Mario characters. I’ll be sure to try and main her as well. :D

  • Warren

    Is everyone sure this is the year for Luigi cause it seems like its all about Rosalina. But im not complaining!

    • Brimfyre

      ha, beat me by a few seconds

    • NeptuniasBeard

      “The Winter of Rosalina” has a nice ring to it lol

  • Arcana Wiz

    And we have to remember the totally misleading intro, it started with kirby, then mario kart then rosalina appeared and everybody Rosalina for Mario K-

  • Brimfyre

    Year of Rosalina?

    • Jettythesunfish

      Sign me up for that!

  • 하세요

    – Mega Man gets announced

    “Yep, my main.”

    – Villager gets announced

    “Screw the blue dude, totally using this badass.”

    – Rosalina gets announced

    “Case closed. Fuck all other characters. Cept Peach.”

    • Sergio Briceño

      I was hoping we would get a Galaxy Mario this time around, but I’m actually glad we got Rosalina instead. I still hope Mario mixes up his playstyle a bit though.

    • s07195

      So I’m guessing the next time a character gets announced…

      • 栗場 江理久

        HIIMDAISY :D

    • Raltrios

      I’ve been set on maining Pit ever since it was revealed his arsenal got updated to reflect KIU, which I still consider the best game on the 3DS.

  • Magical girl REALNESS!!

  • They trolled Kirby fans with this trailer. First we thought it was Kirby for Mario Kart, then they shown Mario Kart after this trailer with no Kirby in it. ww

    I like Rosalina so I let it slide.

  • NeptuniasBeard

    Gotta say, I was expecting her to be an assist trophy, if even that! But glad to see one of my favorite Mario characters playable! She looks like a “Difficult, But Awesome” type, can’t wait!

  • I’ve been trying to think who Rosalina and Luma remind me of and it finally came to me the 15th time watching it. Cream and Cheese from Sonic Battle. Don’t hate me yet, it’s just the way they both use their little pals to attack with…

    • zferolie

      Huh, that is a good connection. Yeah, they are simular now that you mention it.

      I loved using Cream in CHeese in Sonic battle, so awesome for me.

  • Grape Monet

    Is it wrong that I thought near the end of that trailer: “So, they’re not adding Kirby to Mario Kart 8?”

    • Maumac77

      No I was asking myself the same thing xD

  • Maumac77
  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    Rosalina is coming to rule Nintendo lol.^_^

  • PlatinumMad

    Kirby in Mario Kart when, or better yet, Air Ride 2 when.

    • zferolie

      We need a Kirby Air Ride 2

  • Miss_Madness

    That trailer was adorable. Luma and Kirby said hi to each other, DK was poking Kirby OMG.

  • XaviIniesta

    My new Main character!
    Unless… they actually add Lucina as well… Now after this awesome piece of news, I’m getting my hopes up about that.

    Rosalina looks great in the trailer. I always like my characters to have graceful moves. And the Luma seems to make her a more complex character than many of the others. I like that.

    Can’t wait to try her out. I’ll probably buy a Wii-U solely for this game, and Mario Kart 8.

    • Heisst

      Lucina will be at best a Marth alternate costume.

    • J_Joestar

      Well if Dual characters aren’t out of the question, Lucina with My Unit that can switch who is the lead (which the player controls) to imitate the team-up function of FE:A?

  • Slayven19

    I’m happy, still want palutena though :).

  • chroma816

    Aww yeahhhhh

  • leingod

    Rosalina’s everywhere now! I like her and all, but makes me feel bad for Daisy.

    • JoJo_649

      To be fair, I absolutely loved Rosalina since Galaxy 1, Daisy on the other hand…. I absolutely hate her in the party and kart games, her voice is so annoying!!

      • My friends all call Daisy a Man-Lady because of that voice.

      • leingod

        Yeah, I understand she may not be in everyone’s tastes, but I kinda like she’s not as princess-y as the other ones.

  • Guest

    First, as a Daisy fan I feel ripped off xD
    Second, as a Smash Bros. player, Mario has enough representatives.

    Having said that, looks like she is a quite a nice character to have around, her play-style looks magical and whimsical and overall I’m relieved that they don’t have excuse to cut Ice Climbers!

  • Guest

    what about 3ds?

    • Guest

      It’s the same characters across both versions.

  • Gideon de Groodt

    And yet again, Mario’s Down Special is still the F.L.U.D.D. waterspout.


  • hazelnut1112

    Can’t wait for this damn game. I love how Sakurai tricked us into thinking it was a trailer for the new Mario Kart featuring Kirby. The man is one hell of a ruseman.


    just beat champion road with her like 30 minutes ago.
    At least i have a first main in my first smash game

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  • Kornelious

    Cool, cool, but just one question….WHERE IS MY SHULK AND LUCINA NINTENDO!?

    • Heisst

      Lucina will be an alt costume for Marth at best.

  • Why not Daisy? Imo her and Peach look too similar. They’re both blond and I think we could use another dark haired girl in SSB…aside from the Wii Fit Trainer.
    But seriously, where is the love for Daisy .-.

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