Meta Knight Returns For Super Smash Bros.

By Ishaan . August 13, 2014 . 2:13am

God bless you, Sakurai. Just two days after the funny tease, Meta Knight has been confirmed as a returning character in Super Smash Bros. You can find screenshots of him below from both Wii U and 3DS versions.


On Miiverse, Sakurai wrote: “‘Looks like there was an impostor in the earlier posts, so I introduced him to my sword!’ …I’ll leave it up to your imagination if he really said that or not. The veteran hero, Meta Knight, returns to battle!! We didn’t forget the Battleship Halberd either!!”


In a follow-up comment, he added: “Meta Knight’s Up Special Move, Shuttle Loop, changed quite a bit in this game. The glide is gone, and the attack slashes opponents twice while spinning in a large loop. This has turned into a highly technical and effective move.”



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  • Tom

    It’s like a casting ceremony of a frikkin’ reality show. Introducing the characters one by one. When will the game come out?

    • Chris Evan Jonance Ingeniero

      … you shitting me or is this the 1st time you read game news… they have already announced the date for the release and i will not copy paste it for you… GOOGLE IT before complaining

    • colorblindnightmare

      Seriously dude. What chris said. Welcome to the internet.

    • BlinkingRune

      It launches October 3rd! So not very long from now. c:

    • British_Otaku

      Just a month from now, September 13th in Japan.
      My Japanese 3DS is ready to download.

      • 하세요

        Yeah I’m gonna download too. Sites are trying to charge like, $70+ and shipping. I’ll spend the solid $50 in the eShop, thank you.

      • Namuro

        So you’re going to get the Japanese version, then?

        There’s like, no restriction on the server like Monster Hunter, right? Because I’m still thinking whether I should get the JP or the EU one, in which case, I might just go ahead and grab the JP one.

    • FivePointedTheStar

      You make it sound like character reveals never happen this way.

  • SuperSailorV

    No… NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Agito

    huh. meta knight is wearing metal gloves now. I don’t know what sakurai was thinking when he made that decision

    edit: if you look at his left shoulder pad you can also see his logo.

    • Namuro

      I think the logo has been on him since Brawl.

      I really like his gauntlets, though! They’re essential items for true knights!

      • Agito

        I don’t remember the logo being there. Atleast not on the shoulder pads.

        And that comment on the gloves was made because i forgot he was a knight! That’s like not remembering mario being a plumber. I kinda feel ashamed for not being able to see that sooner XD

        But i do hope those gloves become a staple of his now. They really fit him well.

        • Namuro

          Here’s a picture of him from Smashpedia

          He still has the normal gloves in the old one, and the logo is on the shoulder pad as well, but not that visible.

          I had to look it up, just to compare any changes to his new looks, too!

          • Agito

            Huh. I never knew that. But that might be because i have only been using his alt costume(the black/vampire one). Or the fact that the logo doesn’t really pop up as much compared to the rest of the outfit.

  • One down, another 50 million characters for people to complain about to go…

  • anthony apduhan

    So this is your Gamescom reveal? There better be more later on…

    • I don’t think Nintendo are doing anything at Gamescom. This is just so happens to be a reveal they had scheduled for the same week.

      • anthony apduhan

        At the very least they did something during Gamescom week :)

      • Nintendo haven’t uploaded anything as far as I can tell, but I think this is their answer to Gamescom.

        • Hound

          Oh gawd.. Those lame comments sonic makes in Sonic Boom..

  • Nagi

    jiggly plz :X

  • Vash bane

    …last pic Kirby has blue hair. lol

    • Namuro

      More like green?

      • Terraforce77

        It’s his Palutena Copy Ability. It’s been shown off like 5 times now.

        • Namuro

          I know. :D

          You should be telling Vash bane, bro.

  • AsianDude2o9

    hmm i wonder if there gonna do another character reveal on thursday since hyrule warriors come out in japan

    • anthony apduhan

      I hope for Ganondorf Hyrule Warriors version…

      • Princess_Eevee9

        Yes plz. Why stop there though? Hoping for all their alts.

      • Internet is Crash

        SJ3 Ganondorf with Genki Dama here we come

  • Jeremy Noble

    The Struggle is real. It sounds like they got rid of his vaccum, so progress?

  • Anthony L.

    I think Klonoa needs to join in from the Namco side.

    • HarakiriKami

      No. Jack Frost

    • AuraGuyChris

      Sadly, if Sonic or Mega Man didn’t get reps, I’m not so optimistic about Pac-Man’s side.

  • colorblindnightmare

    I always thought Sakurai was more of a “In the name of the moon” kinda guy.

    All jokes aside I know this will make a few people I know happy and others will be in endless despair

  • Dudemeister

    Hey look, the third, fourth, and sixth image looks what seems to be chips on Meta Knight’s right shoulder pad, yet in all the other images of him don’t. Battle damage on character models confirmed?

    • Namuro

      Nope, you can see the chips in other images, too.

      Extra details like that are really nice!

      • Heisst

        It’s not in the image where he poses with Ike and Marth.

        • Namuro

          It could be an alternate costume, then. There’s the default “brand spanking new” armor, and the “tiny, little scratch-damaged shoulder pad” armor. LOL

  • Namuro

    Oh, I love the extra detail like the gauntlets. He didn’t always have those on, right?

  • Eriol

    Dat Axew

    • AuraGuyChris

      Is not anime Iris’s Axew. Thank the heavens.

  • 3PointDecoupage

    I wish they left him out. Hes

    • Bakuryukun

      Or they could just keep him and make him not OP.

      • 3PointDecoupage

        Ehh. I’m not a fan.

    • Elliot Roman

      Cuz you know, there’s no such thing as a balance update. If you played the demo you see that a lot of characters have been changed. I’m sure meta knight will have changed too

  • pokeroi

    Well now you said that it was a funny tease, but last time you called it a troll.

    • triablos

      Oh boo hoo lol

    • Symbol de Au

      Cuz people were complaining about his word choice last time.

  • Kroz

    glad to have you back meta knight

  • ForteWily

    The terror returns…

  • Desk

    he better be poo

  • ZEROthefirst

    As long as he’s not broken again then I couldn’t care less.

  • Princess_Eevee9

    Last pic screams Puffballs unite. And score it has Garchomp, Hydreigon, and Axew!

    • AuraGuyChris

      And Dragonite, but you can only see its belly…

      Oh, wait. That’s Drasna’s chamber.

      • Princess_Eevee9

        Oh wow can’t believe I missed that. Probably cause I was staring at Palutena Kirby and MetaKnight cuteness.

    • HarakiriKami

      ridley confurmed

      • Princess_Eevee9

        To big. Xd

  • Akemi Homura

    Mitten Gauntlets? Mitten Gauntlets!

  • chroma816

    I definitely hope they balanced him a bit, the way they did it with Pit.

  • Jason

    Please don’t give him that stupid tornado neutral B move

    • HarakiriKami

      Why you scared, punk?

  • Devinja

    I like the metal gauntlets he has now.

  • Strain42

    Loreal joke about Kirby with Palutena hair…because he’s worth it.

  • I hope they change his final smash to that sick Super Mach Tornado from SuperStarUltra

    • HarakiriKami

      Nope its the same

  • Yan Zhao

    I’m not holding my breath, but I hope Sakurai does a better job at balancing him this time.

    • doubleO7

      I think it’s safe to say he will be. They have more than three as many people working on balancing this time around, and for longer than they did with Brawl.

    • AuraGuyChris

      Well, gliding has been removed from Meta Knight. That was kind of too drastic, but…yes.

  • 하세요

    No one? I have to be that person? Comon now.

    • RagingTiger44

      This is hilarious!! Why have I not heard of this!!

  • J_Joestar

    I wish i had the photoshop skills to put the “Menacing!” SFX from Jojo on to this image…

    • Namuro

      Here ya go, old-timer.

      • J_Joestar


  • Spirit Macardi

    I honestly don’t mind if Meta Knight is still OP or not; balance has never been a big deal for me, since Smash has always been about fun first and foremost. I’m not into stats/tiers and all that other metagame BS.

    All I want is Eric Stuart as his voice x3

    • BlackC#Bro

      Metaknight is so overpowered that it if you play with anybody who knows how to use him, he will win 100% of the time even if it’s 3 v 1 and items are on and damage for him is set to 300% and you all start at 0.

      He was that broken.

      • Spirit Macardi


        Good thing I don’t care about tournament play.

        • 하세요

          It’s pretty obvious in casual play, too. I don’t even participate in tournaments but it doesn’t take a genius to see how stupid his frame data is ._.’

          Ignoring tournament play doesn’t just magically make his attack frames fair.

          • HarakiriKami

            Well Meta Knight is basically a melee character in brawl. Brawl’s engine is slow and you’re supposed to play more defensively. Lots of offensive play is hobbled by the speed of the game. Its also way more floaty as they pulled a 180 from the

            So you know what that means? You cant knock metaknight out because his recovery is insane, he can glide, and the game is really floaty. Plus his offensive ability is crazy in this defensively minded game

            Even so there’s things that are far more broken than meta knight in that game.

            Ever heard M2K complain about the Ice Climbers?

        • BlackC#Bro

          It has nothing to do with tournament play, he will win ALL play always 100% of the time.

          • HarakiriKami

            You’ve proved to be casual scum just griping about your win loss ratio.

            Go back to FD you tryhard.

          • Sentinel

            Funny, I always seem to beat him when my cousin uses him against me. My Pit beats his Meta Knight every time.

      • HarakiriKami

        I think you dont pay attention to tournament play

    • KoRLumen

      Its as if you’re implying that people who care about tiers and the metagame can’t have fun!

      • Spirit Macardi

        I said that I’m personally not into it. I know some people find it fun, but they certainly don’t do a good job of projecting that when they’re asking to turn off items and only play on Final Destination… Essentially removing everything that makes Smash different from other fighting games.

  • Jesse Torres

    Finally my favorite character is back. Definitely using him.

  • SlickRoach

    I hope he’s nerfed severely or super gimped other than the lack of glide, like reduce his number of jumps.

    • TheBlackRabbit

      nah i think he can stay strong just not broke is all.

      • mike dickson

        no he needs nerf gun to the face

        • TheBlackRabbit


          • mike dickson

            Wow dude why so butthurt he needs to be Nerf to balance the game u face facts man he’s just to strong

          • TheBlackRabbit

            i said don’t murder him. Nerf are ok. Just dont murder him.

        • HarakiriKami

          Nope. He’s stronger now.

          Just cant stay in the air forever.

          Little Mac can take him.

          • mike dickson

            Ah no meta knight could beat Mac in the AIR and keep him in the AIR any day of the week everybody loves aerial meta knight

          • HarakiriKami

            Meta Knight cant stay in the air that long.

          • mike dickson

            If u time yourself perfectly with every jump yeah u can or if play PM on turbe mode his neutral B will leave him in the air for awhile but PM doesn’t count

          • HarakiriKami

            You cant play like that in Smash 4. The animations and lag on moves are different

          • mike dickson

            No there not different the games speed is almost identical to PM and most characters have the same animations from brawl

          • HarakiriKami

            The game itself is different.

            Physics, engine speed, animation start up and lag

  • Seth Rich

    Oh man….That Roster is almost up! Popo! Nana! Stop snacking on Klondike bars and get back in there! Who else will play mediator if Meta Knight and Lucario get into a fight on a mountain peak. It’s not safe!!!!!!

    • Sentinel

      They’re the veteran that I’m most looking forward to. I’ll be sad if they’re not in.

      • Seth Rich

        Yeah, I have a bad feeling they may not make it. I can see Ness getting in, but I’m unsure about the rest. Ice Climbers are my favorite too.

  • Mugiwara

    I follow a simple rule “If it’s in the game, it’s to use”.

  • HarakiriKami

    Alright we’re at the 39 characters mark. 8 more veterans to go

    • AuraGuyChris

      37. Not 39.

      Unless you counted Mr. G&W and someone else.

      • HarakiriKami

        No Im talking revealed characters.

        It was 34/35 when Ike was revealed. Since then we’ve gotten the captain,robin, lucina and meta knight

        • chosen105

          Dont forget Chrom :)

          • 하세요

            Uh, he’s just part of a Final Smash. He’s not part of the roster at all.

          • HarakiriKami

            This game probably has 49 characters with 50 slots

  • Kornelious

    …..Guess I better prepare my anus then X(

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