Ike Is Playable In The New Super Smash Bros.

By Ishaan . May 22, 2014 . 11:23pm

Ike will be a playable character in the new Super Smash Bros., the game’s official website reveals. You can view screenshots of him below.

 

On Miiverse, director Masahiro Sakurai explained: “For this game, Ike’s design is based on the hero that appears in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. His sword deals heavy damage in Smash Bros., so this design suits him very well! Rest assured, he can use Aether as well.”

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  • FlameEmperor

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Crevox

    Everyone said it wasn’t going to happen, and here it is

    • Ben Sylvia

      Yeah! They can all suck it!

      • Misty Dawson

        Yes!

    • Mugiwara

      I just love when this happens. <3

  • QueenDecim

    Yes, finally! We like Ike!

    Fuck you Chrom, get aether’d

  • Life

    There is still hope for Chrom in my heart.

    • FlameEmperor

      Same here x.x

    • QueenDecim

      Ike >>>>>>>>>>> Chrom

      • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

        Indeed

      • Josephl64

        I want to contest that, but Chrom is so uninteresting that Lucina stole the spotlight from him.

        Ike>Chrom indeed

        • Freud_Hater

          Okay… Then make Lucina playable ‘-’

          • BlakShiranui

            Marth was confirmed quite a while ago.

          • Josephl64

            I wouldn’t mind that at all, but having Lucina being an alt for Marth and adding in somebody unique like Tharja would be more interesting to me

        • God

          Henry>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Everyone Else

          • InsertOffensiveUsernameHere

            Pfft. Everyone > Micaiah. Done.

          • God

            Why so much Micaiah hate?

          • Warboss Aohd

            you are correct, Henry is Orky for a mage.

            Probably could qualify for a Weird Boy position in the Mad Wolves Warband.

          • God

            Back off, i already have a spot reserved for him as general in my heavenly armies.

          • Warboss Aohd

            Yes Lord.

            ‘sighs’

            ‘under breath’
            First Ork Warband to not just slaughter everyone in sight and actually try to recruit other species, and we get stopped at every turn.

            By My own Religion’s Deity no less.

          • God

            Then i’m doing you a favour, i mean, do you really think you will be able to stay like that if you let a total sociopath join your forces? In exchange however, i will grant you any other fire emblem character you like, custom or otherwise.

          • Warboss Aohd

            some kind of Dark Mage Lord?

          • God

            I meant something more specific than that.

          • Warboss Aohd

            a Dark Magic using Lord riding a Manticore?

          • God

            I meant something that actually appeared in an FE…

          • Warboss Aohd

            fine, i’ll take an insane Dark Mage

          • God

            Dude, you either give me a freaking name or you get Tharja, Do you WANT Tharja?!

          • Warboss Aohd

            sure, she’d seems orky enough to be a Weird Boy.

          • God

            Okay, there you go *Sends Tharja to your location*
            Oh, and just in case you feel like trying anything… there is a bomb in her… lower regions, meaning if you try to interbreed, an explosion will trigger to destroy everything in a 200km radius.

          • Warboss Aohd

            ……….Orks are Asexual, we reproduce via spores (am i seriously the only Warhammer fan that frequents Siliconera and Gematsu?)

          • God

            Who do you think you are talking to? I’m god, but one can never be too careful… tentacles don’t need humans to reproduce, but japan obviously disagrees, i just need insurance.

        • David García Abril

          It’s not that he is uninteresting as much as he’s overshadowed by other characters who get the spotlight as the story progresses.

          He still has some very funny supports.

          • Luke Blackwood

            Yeah, but main lord are supposed to be more on the cool and inspiring side rather than in the fun one. This is usually left for, y’now, Red/Green Knight or something xD

          • PragmaticSoul

            Other characters? The game was entirely about Chrom and Robin.

          • David García Abril

            More about Robin as the game progresses. Plus, let’s not forget about Lucina and, to a lesser extent, Say’ri.

          • PragmaticSoul

            Chrom is the protagonist for 2/3 arcs in the game. The all of a sudden we learn Gangrel is Robin’s daddy and Robin is Grima’s vessel then all of a sudden the story switches to Robin as the protagonist.

            Awakening’s story is structured pretty terribly.

            Say’ri was barely relevant for all but 2 chapters. She leads a resistance that we never meet, is from a land that we never visit and after Yen’fay falls her relevance shoots straight to zero. Even in the Valm arc Chrom still took over as the protagonist with Robin as his right hand man/woman.

          • David García Abril

            Wow, you’re really set to spoil the entire game for everyone, aren’t you?

            Chrom is the protagonist of the first third (the Gangrel arc), sure, but his protagonism starts to be diluted in the second third (the Walhart arc), since it’s more shared between several chapters. Chrom is one of them, yes, but it also includes Say’ri, who is the one truly leading the army against Walhart (Chrom and Robin are more like a close ally). Yes, even after Yen’fays death, she’s still the one in charge.

            The last third (the Validar arc) is then more about Robin.

            Oh, and BTW, the protagonist is not the only relevant or important character in a story. Just sayin’.

          • PragmaticSoul

            In the first arc, Chrom takes the helm.

            In the second arc we meet someone who should’ve had more importance (Say’ri) but all she did was ally with Chrom as Chrom took over everything. She was in charge of a resistance that joined forces with the guy who was actually in charge. As more is revealed about the Grimeal, Robin starts to gain more relevance aside from just being Chrom’s tactician. Nevertheless, the second arc ended up being Chrom learning the difference between a King and a Conqueror.

            Third arc is Robin all the way with some Chrom bromance.

        • PragmaticSoul

          Lucy came back in time, said “Daddy a Dragon’s gonna ruin the world we have to stop it!”, and had near zero relevance after that. It was all about Chrom and Robin. Where did people get this spotlight stealing idea from?

          • David García Abril

            Where did YOU get the idea that Lucy has zero relecance after telling about the future?

            Lucina still has a notable presence in the plot, specially when it comes to contrasting the current timeline with the future.

            And not forgetting about “certain moments” that we should not spoil.

          • PragmaticSoul

            Lucy does nothing but act as a prophet, while Chrom and Robin STILL lead the charge because, you know, it’s their timeline.

          • David García Abril

            OK, first, no, that’s not all she does.

            And second, even if that was the case, you say that as if her prophecies didn’t have any weight in the story!

            Seriously, do I have to remind you what happens after Chapter 21? (And let us not spoil this one, please. It’s one of the best moments in the game, and you have spoil more than enough already).

          • PragmaticSoul

            The game has been out for over a year, there should be liberties with the spoilers.

            Ch 21 was a good moment, but that was Lucy’s only important moment. Chrom still managed to take the helm in that scene by ending it. While her prohpecies had weight, it was not enough to consider her Chrom’s equal in plot relevance.

            Lucy had 3 major parts in the story:

            Chapter 13 “Daddy my future sucks we have to stop Grima!”

            “Don’t fight Walhart, Basilio!”

            Chapter 21

            The game does not give her a spotlight at all.

      • MadokaXHomura

        Yes!! im so glad they did’nt remove Ike.

      • Kumiko Akimoto

        If only that were true

    • NeptuniasBeard

      I would have agreed a day ago, but after seeing Ike, adding Chrom…That’s TOO much sexy coming from one series!

      • Rohan Kishibe

        BLUE HAIRED SEXY

      • PreyMantis

        His hunky-ness is sexist. Those biceps are to revealing! Not all men have swords and blue hair! This is sexist among men! /s

        • NeptuniasBeard

          When you look like that, you can be racist for all I care

          • PreyMantis

            I guess I should work on my sarcasm…

    • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

      It is really weird that they’d opt to pick someone from NOT the latest game in the franchise, right?

    • Ric Vazquez

      Same here

  • doubleO7

    I’m honestly really surprised. Not that I don’t like Ike, but I was fully expecting him to be replaced by Chrom. Hopefully he can still make the cut…

  • Liamv2

    I like Ike. Heh heh heh

  • Buitronthecrazy .

    meh, can we have someone NEW?

    • https://twitter.com/BurstZX Devin Isom

      E3.

    • Mar Mar

      So many announcements have been made before E3. What’s left? ><

      • https://twitter.com/BurstZX Devin Isom

        There are still characters left, stages, Release dates, Connection between 3ds and wii u versions, Possible alt costumes/colors for characters. There are alot of things not shown.

    • David García Abril

      Oh, come on! They showed Greninja last time.

      They have to show the recurring characters as well.

      • r4ind4nce

        I’m still wondering how long it’ll take until Wario is reannounced. The can’t possibly drop him, can they?

    • Prototype_

      Are people just going to keep saying this every single time an old character is announced? Jeez we just finished getting new characters. It was time for a vet.

    • Aaron K Stone

      Where have you been?

  • Andrés Ortiz Ozeta

    Really expecting to see either Chrom and/or Lucina join the cast; hope they include at least one of them.

    • FlameEmperor

      Me too! And maybe add Tharja as an assist trophy!

    • Namuro

      I’d like Lucina. :3

      …and Tharja as well…

      • TalesOfBS

        Yes, both please.

  • Zero_Destiny

    I imagine Chrom is gonna be calling someone a Dastard when he receives this news.

    • MrJechgo

      And Lucina is gonna be called a butch?

  • kiu

    Well he still have friends to fight for

  • TheGioG

    This handsome hunk of a bastard had too many fans to just be dropped, but since Roy was considered for Brawl, I wonder if there’s still any intention to sneak him in too. As for the FE Awakening rep, these three seem the most realistic choices, and my hopes and rupees are on the Tactician getting in.
    http://serenesforest.net/fe13/img/hd/HD008.jpg

    • https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChAgYzpMfD0X9n_9uj6Zghw Jeremy

      kinda wondering if marth is in just because of awakening now.

      • FlameEmperor

        Marth was already confirmed a while ago.

        • https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChAgYzpMfD0X9n_9uj6Zghw Jeremy

          i know, im just wondering if they put him in to be the awakening rep, since he is in that one too

          • Grape Monet

            He’s practically the series’ mascot. Dropping Marth would be like dropping Pikachu.

          • Ben Sylvia

            Technically he is not in Awakening, at least not as part of the main plot. Ike is in Awakening as well in the same manner as Marth.

          • David García Abril

            Aaah…

            Actually, explaining why Marth isn’t the rep of “Awakening” would require MASSIVE spoilers, so…

          • Malon

            The “thing” is revealed early in the game anyway… I would love to play as “Awakening-Marth”. :(

          • GH56734

            Simple.
            Marth originates from the original Famicom game that started the whole Fire Emblem series (and that got remade as the third game for the Super Famicom and then as “Shadow Dragon” for the DS).
            He is the rep of that first game, NOT Awakening (where his appearance is as a secondary character at best)

          • Luke Blackwood

            No, he actually ISN’T in Awakening, and he isn’t coming in “his” Awakening version. Just check his costume – it’s his Heroes of Light and Shadow costume.

            So no, this is Marth alright (y’now, the ACTUAL Marth) from the first FE games, coming in his original self. And then again, Marth is the FE “main” character, he’s always been in SSBB, regardless of Awakening.

          • chroma816

            Nah, he’s a fan favorite. Being in FE:A had nothing to do with him getting picked again.

      • Arcueid Brunstud

        extra. plus chrom is a descendant of marth

    • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

      nope. The next FE characters will only be FE:Awakening Avatar character. It will be another Male and Female like Villager and Wii Fit Trainer

      • Kornelious

        Why do you seem so sure of that?

        • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

          because that the route sakurai is taking.

    • BlakShiranui

      I’m really hoping Robin gets in too. Having three lords would just be too much.

      • PragmaticSoul

        How is it too much? Lords are the reps of their games.

    • Arcueid Brunstud

      Roy is overrated. there are many characters in the series that deserve the spot light.

    • Linhua

      … hoping against all odds that the very LEAST we will get out of Fire Emblem this Smashing Season is a Lucina gender-swap for Marth the way they did the Wii Fit Trainer and Villager.

      … very MOST I hope for is getting a FEMALE Lord who has her own play style… *COUGHLYNDISCOUGH*

      • celery

        Isn’t Lyn confirmed to be an assist trophy again?

        • Linhua

          … I hadn’t heard anything about this .-.

          • Elliot Roman

            she is, it was shown in the last nintendo direct that revealed greninja, lyn is still only a trophy

          • Linhua

            … I really HAVE been away way too long… GRENINJA…?

            … wow. My face right now.

            … I-I need to take a seat… all this bad news… T^T

          • Mugiwara

            How Greninja is Bad? :(

          • Linhua

            … my sincerest apologies… Greninja is awesome sauce. I’m happy to see another of my favorite water types make the Smash Roster.

            … I was referring to other news… was just a little surprised getting hit in the face with a Greninja card… that was a new one… = =;; …

          • Elliot Roman

            yea, trust me i love Fire emblem characters and lynn is totally awesome, i wish they would make her playable, i mean look at little mac, first an assist trophy now a playable character, lynn, isaac, saki amamiya,shadow the hedgehog and maybe the custom robo rak mk2 trophies shouldve been make playabale, it wouldve been awesome, they also missed there chance at dark samus(who was also confirmed to be an assist…..either way, im glad my main man ike made it back, and looking dope as ever

      • David García Abril

        EVERYONE is hoping that gender swap (if she was a separate character with her own style, even better).

      • http://resettears.wordpress.com/ Reset Tears

        Would say Micaiah would be even better, having a magic user protagonist. Breaking away from the swords would be nice.
        I think I’m about the only one who really liked Micaiah though, which is sad because she’s a fantastic character.

        • Linhua

          … I had no beefs with Micaiah, and I can agree that we could use another kind of class from the FE series… but i’m guessing many can see lots of better choices than her that are deserving of a spot.

          … honestly though…?

          … I wouldn’t mind having a Laguz character like Lethe from those beast tribes… she’d be a VERY different Fire Emblem Entry.

          … and she was my favorite of the Laguz tribes.

    • Ric Vazquez

      I actually hoped that they would drop Ike and Marth and instead add Chrom and Lucina,oh well, wishful thinking.

    • Mordina

      Tactician Robin would make me squee in joy if he/she joins the roster!

  • http://mmx-engine.blogspot.com/ Game Dragon

    I only have one question now.

    Does he still fight for his friends?

    • AuraGuyChris

      He fights…for Soren.

      • RajaNaga

        YES.

    • EverEndingStory

      No, for glory.

      • Blaz

        If you looked at the fucking ending, you’d know that that’s bullshit.

  • HerosLight

    Looking pretty dam manly and cool. Kinda glad hes back with his OP sword and strength.

    I don’t play FE myself but their characters are nice.

  • Shippoyasha

    Slightly disappointed that he doesn’t have the same boyish charm. He looks good but he looks like he belongs in Berserk now.

    • Kumiko Akimoto

      Wait is that a bad thing?

      • Shippoyasha

        Not for me. But I guess more nitpicky fans would notice.

        • IS | 桂木

          Nah, it’s his Radiant Dawn appearance. Any FE fan worth their salt would know this

          • David García Abril

            Still, I’m surprised to see in other web sites just how many people didn’t know this design already existed.

            I knew “Radiant Dawn” didn’t sell much, but I didn’t know it was to the point that so many people weren’t aware of its existence!

    • MrJechgo

      They probably used Radiant Dawn’s artwork, which made him more masculine and mature.

      • http://www.destructoid.com/blogs/mgbenz mgbenz

        Not even probably. Anyone who’s played Radiant Dawn would recognize this look immediately.

        • God

          I wonder why they decided to use his Hero design instead of the Vanguard one.

    • 하세요

      He’s a damn grown ass man now. Polar opposite of Marth.

  • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

    YES!!!!!!! MY Ike is BACK!! I knew he was in. He represent Western FE fans.

  • Akemi Homura

    SO GLORIOUS.

    I don’t doubt for a second we’re getting an Awakening rep, but that aside..

    IKE IS SO HAWT.

    http://www.smashbros.com/images/og/ike.jpg

    • PreyMantis

      He’s revealing to much of his sexy biceps, has a sword, cape and blue hair– that’s sexist!
      /s

      • http://twitter.com/puchixseda puchinri

        But sex appeal at women should be a step-forward in feminist eyes!
        . . .Unless you’re satirizing the guys that pretend guys showing skin is equal to the way female characters get treated. x’D

        • Slayven19

          I think he’s just joking in general.

          • http://twitter.com/puchixseda puchinri

            Lol, probably~.

        • PreyMantis

          I was being sarcastic, but I guess the symbol “/s” for sarcasm only works on reddit…

          I agree with you, though.

          • http://twitter.com/puchixseda puchinri

            I was wondering what it was for~. I’m going to remember that!

  • Shinobikens

    PRAISE THE SUN

  • Yindustries LLC

    I was expecting Ike to come back with his Radiant Dawn look, but I didn’t think the design would look good. THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING.

  • AokiShizuku

    Knowing Sakurai, the Awakening representative won’t be Tactician, Spoilers or Chrom.

    • celery

      Owain, then! He could make references to the older games! His wackiness is perfect for Smash Bros.~

  • Ooh Bee

    Great, now can we get an Awakening character?

  • Enma_Kozato

    Ah yes, the version I refer to as Bara Ike.

    • David García Abril

      He’s not bulky enough to be “bara”.

      I call him “jock Ike”. lol

      • ForteWily

        Give it time

  • Keima88

    Haha that link on the official site :

    Want to know more about Ike? Visit the official website for Fire Emblem: Awakening!

    • MrJechgo

      Well, he does appear as a DLC unit and scenario.

      • Keima88

        Well, to be honest if you want people to know more about Ike you wont get much of an idea if you go the FE : awakening website.

        He is not in the character list and its his descendant Priam that appeared in the scenario.

        But then again on the Marth’s page there is the same message.

        Oh well more people buying FE: Awakening means higher chance on a new Fire Emblem game ^^.

    • AuraGuyChris

      …Hey, I went to that official site and all I saw was someone else. IS NINTENDO GOING SENILE?

    • 4shiki

      In the Japanese version it leads to the site for Radiant Dawn…guess this is a case of it not being recent, as this links to the official site, but now it’s occupied by Awakening.

      Edit: … looks like Disqus doesn’t have colors for links.

  • NimbusStev

    Roy’s our boy! Roy’s our boy! ….oh. :(

  • Tonton Ramos

    What the?! I thought Sakurai is going to reveal Meta Knight hence this is the EU release of Kirby Triple Deluxe LOL! Glad Ike is back!

  • anthony apduhan

    Yey Now confirm Chrom and Roy!
    P.S. I was also expecting Meta Knight!

  • Jettythesunfish

    He’s back, and ready to fight for his friends.

  • Sean Johnson

    Yes. Thank you Nintendo you have made me very happy. Very much so.

  • Scissors

    Damn, look at those detailed eyebrows.

  • NeptuniasBeard

    It would be pretty funny if, despite the fact that both Fire Emblem reps link to Awakening, no one from Awakening actually got in

  • JustThisOne

    Ah. Giant Arms Ike. Not really my favourite flavour, but at least he’s there! :>

  • Egil

    I still have hope for shulk even though im probably the only one

    • http://www.spaghetti.com Kaisenex

      you aren’t my friend.

      • Aaron K Stone

        Add another to the pile.

    • MrJechgo

      How is a FE character problematic for a character from a completely different game?

  • Prototype_

    Wii U version is looking so hype. Awesome, the dude no longer looks like a lady. That first 3DS image though…looks like a bad photoshop lol.

  • David García Abril

    Next “Fire Emblem” character has to come from “Awakening”, Sakurai!

    Plus, Lucina MUST be in this game! MAKE IT HAPPEN!

  • E.T.993

    DAT JAW.

  • DragKudo

    Fans: We want Chrom
    Gives us Ike
    Sakurai: You’ll get no sympathy from me.
    Also Lucina can easily be Marth female swap so Chrom, Crazy arm guy or the Mcs child should be playable.

    • MrJechgo

      Ike was popular in Brawl… in case you weren’t aware of that…

      • DragKudo

        The first part was a joke in case you weren’t aware of that. I know Ike was popular he was my main dude and I’m happy he’s back.

  • http://medakabox.wikia.com/wiki/Namanie_Nienami Namanie Nienami

    I can imagine that all the fans where like “WE WANT CHROM!” and Sakurai was just like..

    “Who’s that?”

  • DragKudo

    Fire emblem, via sine fine, facile eunt socii!!

  • THRINE-4

    One of the Pegasus Knights representing FE, that’s what I want to see. Triangle Attack Final Smash!

  • lolcatz6657

    would much prefer the BK, but oh well.

  • MrJechgo

    YES! MY MAIN IS BACK ^_^!

    Wasn’t too much of a fan of the Radiant Dawn outfit though :S

  • Aaron K Stone

    I suppose they did this because design and style wise Marth and Chrom would be too similar to each other. BTW really like beefy Ike it sets him apart from Marhs more delicate features nicely.

  • Guest

    Reveal Bomberman already!!

  • http://medakabox.wikia.com/wiki/Namanie_Nienami Namanie Nienami

    Wonder when they’ll reveal the most top tier character in Brawl, Meta Knight.

    Also I’m still waiting for Jigglypuff, I like using her.

  • s07195

    Don’t tell me- a chance for 3 FE characters?!

  • NintendoPSXTheSecond

    Welp. I hope at least Banco can balance Ike so he isn’t ridiculously power lol
    Also…GIVE AETHER JUST A LITTLE CURVE TO IT!

  • Fidelis

    I guess it was a bad idea to hype myself up for Chrom..

  • http://youtube.com/user/Chubunater Chubunato

    Holy shit i wasn’t expecting Ike to come back but im glad. Just look how sexy he is now. (nohomo)

  • Desk

    YESSSSSSSSSSSS

  • ivanchu77

    Wow, i was convinced he was missing the game this time, extremelly happy to see him again :D , awakening may be the most recent game but nobody had the charisma ike had

  • jugss

    OMG another blue haired guy with a sword!!!!! I wanted Tharja or the MC or any Fire Emblem character that doesn’t fight using a sword.

  • http://takopako.tumblr.com takopako

    beefier, better designed ike! wooooo!

  • James Enk

    we like Ike… but i would also like to see Chrom, as for Marth i don’t care much about him

  • Rohan Kishibe

    YESSSSS MY MAIN IS BACK!!!!

  • KingGunblader

    Seems like a missed opportunity to bring in an Awakening rep, but okay! I hope this means Lucas returns as well.

    • grayson gee

      Who said they couldn’t add a third Fire Emblem character? Awakening marked a huge popularity boost and I highly doubt we won’t see someone from Awakening making it in to the game as a playable character.

      Me personally I’m hoping for the Tactician with his/her hood cloaking their face. He/She could easily represent the magic side of the Fire Emblem series.

      • KingGunblader

        Of course they COULD add another Fire Emblem character, but this isn’t Mario, Zelda or Pokemon we’re dealing with, so I really doubt it. So I guess we’ll see!

  • Kornelious

    Well…….This complicates things. I REALLY hope that they still have plans for a FE: Awakening character, because I don’t really understand why they decided to bring Ike back. Though I am glad that ike is returning, it looks like this is gonna be harder than I thought :(

    • celery

      If anything, I think this just means we will have 3 Fire Emblem representatives this time around! Awakening was very successful and saved the series from a tight spot (which is an understatement, really). And Fire Emblem is such a character-driven franchise, now that its popularity is growing it makes sense for it to have more characters.

      Maybe during E3, if they ever give us new info on SMTxFE, they could use that as a segway into revealing an Awakening character? Or they could leave them as a secret for us to unlock when the games are released? Either way, I really don’t think they’re just gonna miss this opportunity to include one more Fire Emblem character~

      • Kornelious

        Yeah good point. I would love 3 representatives! I wonder who they would chose though….Lucina is a fast type like Marth, and Chrom is a Heavy type like Ike…Oh if only there was a certain character that can balance both equally, and had a different hair color, or could use magic….or was a tactician XD

        Seriously though I wouldn’t made any but my bets are for Lucina or Robin :D

  • Guest

    I’d like to see Micaiah too!

  • Epic Markell Joshua

    No need to be salty New FE fans who started on 3ds.

    • ronin4life

      I started with the first localized FE on GBA. I loved Ike in Brawl. And I hate that he is back, especially now that he has taken the form from my least favorite FE game.

      There is no point in more FE characters, as there is little chance of them being more than re skins at this point of either Ike or Marth. So Ike gettinf the ax for another character would have been great IMO.

      • David García Abril

        Oh, come on! Just because they use swords that doesn’t mean that cloning is the only option for other potential FE characters. It’s just the “lazy” option.

        • ronin4life

          “it’s just the ‘Lazy’ Option”.

          Yes. It is. Which always makes it the most likely.

          Especially since they already have so much work put into other characters and every game since melee has been full of them(copy characters, I mean)

  • KnifeAndFork

    I guess Shulk and Zael is too much to ask for… : /

    Or on an even more obscure note, Froy or Freia from The Slashing of Reginleiv

    Or Captain Rainbow

    • David García Abril

      If they make Shulk a playable character, I’ll personally send Sakurai a granite statue depicting him as the legitimate King of the Universe!

      lol

      EDIT: And if they include Fiora, the statue will be of gold! lol

  • Arrei

    Well, this was unexpected.

    But hell, Ike is one of my favorite FE protagonists, so works for me!

  • fairysun

    That look …
    …..
    ……….
    ……………..
    and that plane.

  • J_Joestar

    I guess it shouldn’t be too surprising as we were largely basing it on the switch that occurred between Melee -> Brawl, but we already found out Lucario stuck around rather than getting switched out like Mewtwo.

  • Ni ~Algidus~

    Best Lord is playable. as expected.
    edit: I can’t believe that people hated Ike’s Radiant Dawn design

    • Arcueid Brunstud

      like I said some of these people are newbies they only played FE:A that’s it. if I get banned for saying this or removed it just goes to show that freedom of speech is dead on here and people cant handle criticism. this isnt a threat, nor racism, nor, sexism, nothing personal either, nor vulgar words.

      • Ni ~Algidus~

        >like I said some of these people are newbies they only played FE:A

        well it’s kind of true . many new FE fans tend to say that they tried to turn ike into a western shooter protagonist. in these cases i just say “cool story bro”. this one of the reasons of why i have a love and hate relationship with Awakening

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    HHey Guts….I mean Ike. yah umm wheres Chrom

  • TheManWithPants

    Wow, Ike looks pretty badass!
    http://www.siliconera.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/screen6.jpg

    “F*cks are not given.”

  • Yan Zhao

    I personally like Ike more than Chrom, but this choice is still weird to me, since Fire Emblem Awakening was the most recent FE game and sold extremely well at that, its just weird to not have then be the new-gen FE rep.

  • http://people.ign.com/rob1610 rob1610

    It’s great to see Ike returning, but he’s not the FE character we want, dammit.

  • BeatTheGG

    Ike is in again? Awesome :) ….though if I could be bashfully honest I wanted to see Lyn playable. I loved her!

  • chroma816

    Can I fully admit that, while I don’t hate Ike at all, I wish he weren’t in the game?

    We just got a new FE game last year, and we don’t have an unlimited roster in SSB – I’m sure they’ll put a new character in there, but we could’ve had two if not for this (I fear).

  • LDM

    Oh my, oh me. Ike looks gorgeous as ever. *blushes*

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/EnvyMizuhashi Garyuu (& Spyke)

    His close-up pic makes him look like he’s constipated or has that Jotaro look going on.

  • http://twitter.com/puchixseda puchinri

    Well. That’s cool. I guess. I feel a little sad, because I’m glad for some returning characters (aside from the obvious ones) but hearing that the roster should be the size of Brawl’s, give or take, and seeing some of these characters makes me worried and side-eye. I don’t want them to take away from what could have been an actually new character.

    I mean, we have ZSS and Shiek, and that worries me. But now I’m also worried about if how many FE characters they’ll add now and who. ;n;

    Also, I know they won’t get rid of the tacky jet boots, but I wish they’d at least shrink them down. They’re getting distracting now. x’D

    • celery

      I agree; I can see the worry. I think making the roster almost the same size as Brawl’s was…a big mistake, in my opinion. I really don’t want new characters to be turned down in favor of old ones, but I also don’t want to lose old fan-favorites.

      Hopefully Lucina will be a Marth alternate costume, but I’m not too worried just yet on losing a real rep. from Awakening. Now that Awakening has salvaged the franchise and made it very, very popular, I can see Fire Emblem getting an extra rep. in this game–it’s such a character-driven game that it really does deserve it!

      • http://twitter.com/puchixseda puchinri

        Same here. I can almost let it go if it was the exact same size, because I know how immense these games are in general, but “give or take” is so scary, and I felt ultimately it should be even a few spots larger. Exactly. ;n;

        I’m thinking she’s going to be an alternate, and in my mind they have to include an Awakening rep, but I don’t know. And I guess they could get away with not doing it because they’d still be representing the old stuff and SMTxFE.

        I agree though! here’s to hoping~! >o<

    • ronin4life

      I’ve already given up on Issac being playable…
      -,-;;

      • http://twitter.com/puchixseda puchinri

        Lol, seeing Lynn as a trophy again was exciting, because hey, she’s still there! Buttt. . . she’s still just a trophy. ;u;

    • Desroy

      I doubt the roster going to be the same size as Brawls if anything it’s going to have atleast 45-48 characters.

      • http://twitter.com/puchixseda puchinri

        I would hope and expect as much, but I wish they would have just said that if it was going to be the case.

  • Robgoro

    I hope this doesn’t cut Chrom or Lucina’s chances of getting into the game…

  • Prinnydoom

    Well damn, this is both good and bad news. Good because Ike is a great character but bad because I am really thinking that the fire emblem roster has been filled. Hopefully that aint the case.

  • fireemblembeast

    *fangirl squeal*
    IIIIIIKE!!!!!!!! <3
    Love that they put the Radiant Dawn version in :)

  • fireemblembeast

    I’m really sick of hearing:
    “Now that _____ is in the roster, _____ isn’t going to get in!” =___=;
    At most, it just reduces their chances slightly.
    Also, I’d take Ike over Chrom any day. For Ike’s story, he really feels like someone we can relate to as we see him grow up. Chrom isn’t as well developed as Ike, and the Tellius story IMO was really great compared to the rest of FE. Don’t get me wrong, though; I’d love to see Chrom, and with the leaks and all , I’m almost 100% sure he’s in.

  • Sol badass

    Its awesome that Ike is back (I am such a rapist with this guy), but how many brawl characters are we getting? One of the key things in smash bros are the characters. I was expecting to see many more new faces. Unless they are expanding the roster even more

  • colorblindnightmare

    I was worried that I would be playing Just mega man/little mac. Now the two I wanted are here…… *begins powering up*

  • Raika Souku

    I think roy need some justice on the fact that they made him a mirror of marth give him a different fight style from marth they didn’t train at the same place or at least i think they don’t but other than that i would love to see a female protag from fire emblem as a stand lone chara as well if roy isn’t a option

  • Benjamin Tyler

    I’ll be honest: I’m a little butthurt my wife Lucina hasn’t gotten an invitation yet.
    (Will “butthurt” get this comment removed?)

  • Fairlee

    As cool as Ike is here, I miss my Path of Radiance Ike T^T

  • Guest

    finally ike joins the rooster

  • Arcueid Brunstud

    my comment was deleted? for what it wasn’t racist, sexist.

  • Arcueid Brunstud

    I am guessing people ever heard of radiant dawn?

  • Bandana Dee

    Ike was actually one of my mains in Brawl, so I’m happy that he’s back. I really thought he was gonna get replaced by Chrom. But I think Chrom is still pretty likely to be in.

  • M’iau M’iaut

    Take the hate to other sites please. Warned.

  • Arcueid Brunstud

    hate? tell that to the others. -_-

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