Super Smash Bros. For Wii U And 3DS Adds King Dedede

By Ishaan . January 9, 2014 . 10:45pm

King Dedede has been confirmed as a playable character in the new Super Smash Bros. game for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Nintendo shared screenshots of him via the game’s official site today, and you can check them out below.


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  • Crevox

    I’m glad he didn’t get cut, and he looks like he has more emotion this time.

    • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

      he was never going to be cut

      • ZEROthefirst

        This, if any of the Kirby characters are to be cut it was always most likely to be Meta Knight. I don’t think he’s going to be cut, just saying he was the most likely to.

  • Herok♞

    I love how many expressions he has

  • idrawrobots

    He was one of my favorites from Brawl!

  • Eder García

    bow down to the king… DDD

  • Aisha Lee

    Dosen’t Kirby Triple Deluxe come out tomorrow in japan? With the way Nintendo has been adding characters based on the new games they release we’ll probably be seeing Yoshi and Diddy Kong in a few months

    • J_Joestar

      it still makes me surprised we got no Pokemon reveal back in October.

      • Aisha Lee

        who knows maybe we’ll get one when Pokemon Bank is up and running.

  • Tonton Ramos

    Wii Fit trainer is pissed at him coz he is fat and lazy…

  • Glad he’s back :3

  • dahuuuundge

    King Dedede drools while eating

  • 3PointDecoupage

    Announce my Earthbound guys already! And bring Jeff in while your at it.

    • T-X

      Kumatora n Jeff would be much appreciated!

  • anthony apduhan

    Knew I stayed up to see a returning Kirby character…

  • Revolver Jesus Super Pimp

    Oh GODDAMMIT! Ehh oh well hopefully he doesn’t suck this time around

    • RagingTiger44

      Were going to have to agree to disagree on this. Dedede is a pretty good character. That hammer hit pretty hard.

      • 3PointDecoupage

        So does Falcon Punch. And its ineffective for the same reason.

        • RagingTiger44

          Did you think I was talking about Jet Hammer? Jet Hammer is a situational attack and under normal circumstances is ineffective. However, you’ll have a better chance of landing one than a Falcon Punch.. Dedede uses his hammer in combat for a majority of his attacks. They do descent damage and knockback. Plus he has multi-jumps and is a somewhat heavy character. You won’t mashing out forward smashes however his u-smash and d-smash are much faster and can still get the job done. Good f-air (aerial kill move) and b-air (sex kick, also a kill move if I am not mistaken). Inhale for suicides (there are better options though). So I beg to differ on ineffectiveness.

          • Linhua

            … LOLWOW. SEX KICK.

            … i’m using that one now.

            … Sex Injection can take the backseat for a little while.

    • 하세요

      Whut. His chain grabs are stupid good.

  • HA I just knew they’d announce king big sexy today. Its so good to see one of my favorite characters back. Time to Pimp smack hos with dat hammer.

  • Shadowman

    I like how happy he is in the picture at the bottom

  • Chaos_Knight

    The way he looks reminds me of bis appearance in the anime.

  • hazelnut1112

    Since the new Kirby game is coming out in Japan, who do you think will be coming out in February?
    Dixie Kong maybe?

    • Michael Cortorreal

      off topic but…SAMURAI PIZZA CATS!?
      Thats your image right?
      xD awesome

      • hazelnut1112

        Yes it is.

    • AuraGuyChris

      Diddy Kong most likely. You can’t have DK without his nephew.

      • hazelnut1112

        Damn, I forgot about Diddy not being announced yet.

  • Uso Ewin
  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    BIG GAY DANCE!!! is back

    • Linhua

      … LOLWOW.

      … did that phrase for him come from the net…?

      .. my friend plays with him and he always says “Here comes the Big Gay Dance!” everytime he gets the damn Smash Ball.

      … i’m shocked because he’s not an internet guy… yet he’s using this phrase .-. I had not realized it was so popular..

  • Göran Isacson

    Ha ha, Dedede getting smacked awake by the Trainer… and then posing next to Peach and Zelda, being all “HEY GUYS WHAT’S GOING ON HERE ARE WE HANGING OUT BEING ROYALS? HELL YEAH WE’RE ROYALS SCREW ALL THESE PEASANTS BLU BLOODS 4 LYFE” and Peach tries her best to play along and Zelda is less than amused.

    Goshdarnit these screenshots are good at stoking my imagination.

  • Still waiting for the “Final of the original 8” to be announced. I’m talking about Yoshi. Seriously, how could Sakurai NOT have shown him off by now? Yoshi was even in the original Smash Bros commercials and everything. The way they’ve been announcing characters, though, I’m willing to bet he’s saving Yoshi for when the new Yoshi’s Island comes out.

    • grayson gee

      Three words: Yoshi’s New Island.

    • GameTaco

      I also find it strange that Yoshi hasn’t even been teased yet. I’m half-expecting Yoshi to return with some sort of new twist, like now he’s Yoshi and Baby Mario, with an adjusted moveset to accommodate his passenger… But it would still be strange considering how he already was a unique character (such as having a better double jump to compensate for not having an aerial special).

      I dunno. My money’s still on 2014 becoming The Year of the Stupid Horse/Yoshi.

    • 하세요

      It’s an obvious (and good) marketing technique. If he announces Yoshi now, everyone will be happy then forget all about it until release. If he waits (knowing Nintendo fans are watching these reveals) until Yoshi’s Island 3DS, then he can say “Hey everyone LOOK HERE! YOSHI! (btw go get the new Yoshi game that’s out today) YAY YOSHI!”

      Fans: “Oh yeah, that is out now! Time to go buy it! Looo de doo de doo.”

      …what, no one else sings while they drive to buy games? Pfffft, whatevs!

      • I know that much. Each character reveal so far has had something to do with that character’s game series having a new release or big announcement or something. As I said, I’m willing to bet Sakurai’s saving Yoshi’s reveal for when the new Yoshi’s Island game comes out. Also, considering I’m always singing whenever I’m driving by myself, I do tend to sing while I drive to buy games.

    • T-X

      Cpn Falcon still needs to be announced…

      • Captain Falcon was a secret character in the first game, not part of “the original 8”. I actually got that off a level in Brawl’s Challenge Mode (I think it was called, it’s been ages since I’ve played it).

        • T-X

          Ohhh, I get what you mean.


  • wahyudil

    where is snake? my most fave of all

  • fairysun

    Super Smash Bros: Return of the King !

  • MrRobbyM

    I never really used Dedede in Brawl much, but I am glad they added him again for only one reason.


  • Dark Lord Ash


  • XiaomuArisu

    That face in the Villlagers pic…
    “yeah THAT is MY BIG HAMMER! Like it? Wanna touch it~?

  • Spirit Macardi

    I can’t wait for some video of this. I want to know if they’ll stick with his voice from Brawl, or if they’ll give him his southern voice from the show back x3

    • Jettythesunfish

      Don’t expect his voice actor from the anime dub to take on the role. Sakurai did voice him in Brawl.

      • Spirit Macardi

        Just seems like something that they COULD do though. I mean, they already get some New York voice actors in the games due to the inclusion of Pokemon.

        They also got him and the rest of the cast back together for the 3D Kirby episode that was released on Nintendo Video a little while ago, which was actually done without 4Kids’ involvement.

        • Jettythesunfish

          3D Kirby episode?

  • Jettythesunfish

    He don’t need no monster to clobbuh dat dere Kirbeh!

  • lpchaim

    He seems closer to his anime counterpart, which is completely fine by me. Also, love this game’s bright colors!

  • Linhua

    … clearly, there is no slacking of the D’s Caliber allowed in Wii Fit Trainer’s Gym.

    … so much Lol.

  • mojack411

    This is probably the most entertaining batch of screenshots yet. I especially like the two where Wii Fit Trainer beats on him for lounging about in her studio haha.

  • TheGameTagerZ

    Speaking of Kirby I got the new game today!

    • 하세요

      I was considering importing it, but I’m sure the local battle mode will be region specific like most, if not all but MK7, are. I’d hate to miss out playing that with friends just to have this early.

      • TheGameTagerZ

        Yeah I would wait it out.

  • Altumn

    YAY! Im glad he gets to stay, I really want to learn how to use him better, but he’s just so difficult for me. And Im glad they’re using more defined textures on him that fur and metal look very good.

  • YESSS!!! i LOVE dedede!!!

  • NimbusStev

    I simply love that closeup on his face! One of the best screenshots we’ve seen yet.

    …Though upon closer inspection, he has a lot of straight edges in the left side of his hat. I would think they’d be able to push poly limits a bit higher than that to fix that kind of thing.

  • BeatTheGG

    Lol gotta love the expression on his face.

  • Killer7

    I really, REALLY hope they add a varied roster. With the exception of 4 new characters, it’s pretty much the same lineup. Or at least have alternative costumes (not just colors). Shulk from Xenoblade, anyone from the Last Story, maybe the MC from Pandora’s Tower, I feel like they should be promoting some of their newer, obscure stuff. I just don’t want to see a total of around 5 new characters, cause then I’d feel jipped. Anyone else feel this way?

    • 하세요

      Seeing that 64 -> Melee Added 14 characters and Melee -> Brawl added (with direct clones taken out) 15, I have no idea what you’re talking about.

  • Ben Sylvia

    I’m loving how much more expressive he is in HD.

    Man, I’m going to have to pick a month this year to go hungry so I can get a Wii U. XD

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