Diddy Kong will be a playable character in the new Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, and director Masahiro Sakurai says that his flexibility and reach have been increased for the new game, as illustrated in the screenshot below.
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.