Palutena will be a playable character in Super Smash Bros., Nintendo announced this morning at E3. Palutena was part of an animated video that showed Link squaring off against Pit. The video also hinted at Dark Pit being in the game in some form.
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.