Two Fire Emblem Characters Join Super Smash Bros.

Monday, July 14th, 2014

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The latest Super Smash Bros. character reveal, live-streamed this morning, showcased a face who was bound to return—Captain Falcon—as well as two new to the series. Gamers who know their history might remember that Marth and Roy were in Melee, and brought interest in Fire Emblem to the West. But many were expecting Chrom, the main character from the latest installment Fire Emblem: Awakening, to join the roster.

Super Smash Bros. - Captain Falcon

Glad to see this face make a return, though.

As it turns out, he has not yet been confirmed, but did make an appearance at the end of the trailer. The bigger news, however, is that not one, but two other representatives from Fire Emblem: Awakening were revealed to appear in the game. The trailer opened with a duel between Lucina, the princess who disguises herself as Marth early on in Awakening, and Captain Falcon, and the cutscene looked straight out of Awakening proper.

Super Smash Bros. - Lucina

Yup, she does.

Then came an unexpected new face to the Super Smash Bros. stable: Robin, also known as the avatar from Awakening. One can play as either the male or female version of Robin. As in Awakening, this character is quite versatile, breaking the sword-only character stereotype brought on by previous Fire Emblem characters in Super Smash Bros.

Super Smash Bros. - Robin

Well, well, well…

With Marth and Ike returning, and Lucina and Robin joining the Super Smash Bros. roster, there are now a record four characters from the Fire Emblem series making an appearance in this iteration. And I can’t wait to try the latter two out.

Were you surprised by Lucina and Robin’s reveal? How about Captain Falcon’s grand reappearance? Finally, now that Sakurai is, in his own words, “nearing the bottom of the stash” as far as new characters are concerned, who do you think is next? Let us know in the comments! And for those craving more Smash news, check out our own Josh Speer’s Smashing Saturdays editorial series!

Super Smash Bros. for 3DS is coming to the West on October 3rd (October 4th for Australia), with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U following this holiday season.

About Will Whitehurst

Will joined the Operation Rainfall Campaign soon after news broke of that infamous French interview about Xenoblade. Subsequently, he got actively involved and became a staff member in July/August 2011. He is currently the head of the Japanese translation team, and loves to play, discuss, debate and learn more about games. Will gravitates towards unconventional action games and RPGs, but plays pretty much anything except Madden. He is also currently attending college, honing his Japanese skills and preparing for medical school. (Coincidentally, Trauma Center is one of his favorite game series of all time.)

  • Draco Breach

    A little premature on Captain Falcon there. The Smash Bros Dojo is a little slow (understatement), but his picture is in the roster.

  • Vinicius

    I always wanted a Mage to be playable, and Robin plays exactly like I wanted the mage to play, of course the Mage I wanted playbale was Soren, but Robin is cool to.

  • Justin Patterson

    No way guys. Lucina looks way more like a Marth Alt than a new character. I could be proven wrong, but I strongly believe she will be an alternate costume for Marth.

    • Guest

      Do alternate costumes get this kind of attention?
      I think not.

    • ScienceNonfiction

      She does have her own page on the official site… but yeah, she does look really similar to Marth. Kind of disappointing really, since (I thought) they said there weren’t going to be any clone characters this time around. But I guess we’ll see when the game actually comes out.

  • ScienceNonfiction

    Well. Did not see that coming.

  • TrueWiiMaster

    Lucina’s great and all, but I would have preferred Chrom. After all, he and Robin were the main characters of Awakening. I wonder if they went with Lucina just to add a female sword-user.

    Either way, the announcement was awesome, and it was made more awesome by the fact that I just beat Awakening on Saturday.

    • Justin Graham

      If they went with Chrom, then the question would have become, “Why both Ike and Chrom?”

    • TrueWiiMaster

      Since they went with Lucina, the question many have been asking is “why both Marth and Lucina?”

    • Justin Graham

      Well, the easy answer there is female representation. Lucina effectively fights exactly like her father anyway, so it doesn’t really change anything for it to be her instead of Chrom.

    • Xan

      Plus, some people – like yours truly – actually want to see Lucina in the game, even if she were a clone.

    • TrueWiiMaster

      That’s what I said in my original comment. It seems they chose her over Chrom, one of the main characters, simply for her gender.

    • Justin Graham

      Lucina is also a major character in the game, even if she isn’t one of the two leads.

    • TrueWiiMaster

      I’m not saying she isn’t. I’m just saying that Chrom is one of the lead characters, and Lucina’s gender might be why they chose to put her in the game instead of him.

  • multibottler0cket

    I didn’t expect Robin but it really makes sense. Chrom is cool and all but with Marth and Ike already there it would have been too similar. I wanted a female FE character and another weapon type, and I got both, so I’m happy. Though I wanted a spear character, but whatever 😛

  • Jeremy Collum

    I love the introductions of both Lucina and Robin! I was really hoping that FE:A would get some attention in the Smash Brothers game and I think this is just great! Here’s hoping Chrom will also be playable but if he isn’t I’ll just make a Mii of him and add him to the game. This game is shaping up to be awesome!