Cloud Storms Into Battle in Super Smash Bros.

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

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Super Smash Bros. - Cloud Strife reveal

I agree.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U are getting a new character, but this time, he’s not what one would expect. The Buster Sword wielder himself, Cloud Strife, straight out of Final Fantasy VII, is the latest third-party representative in the fourth Super Smash Bros. installment. Cloud marks the first time a character from Square Enix has appeared in a Smash title. Yet, unlike other third-party characters in the Super Smash Bros. series, Cloud has not previously appeared in a game by himself on a Nintendo console (he has appeared in Theatrhythm and Kingdom Hearts on Nintendo systems, though). This caps off what has already looked to be a great year for Final Fantasy VII fans, as that game is getting an HD remake soon as well.

In addition, Omnislash, which appears to be Cloud’s Final Smash, was shown, along with a special Shinra stage and Mii Chocobo costumes. You can check out Cloud’s Super Smash Bros. reveal trailer below.

There will also be a Super Smash Bros. “Special Broadcast” coming in December 2015. More information on that is forthcoming.

Are you excited for Cloud’s Super Smash Bros. debut? Do you think this lends some truth to those “Final Fantasy VII HD on NX” conspiracy theories going around elsewhere? Let us know in the comments!

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.)




  • Gemnist

    Wow. I’m just… shocked. The main reason is probably that FF VII never saw a Nintendo console release.

    Hmm…. I wonder if we’ll get a Sephiroth assist trophy who goes Aerith on us….

  • Josh S.

    I’m torn. On one hand, I’m super excited for another new player. On the other, I am not sure how well Cloud will mesh with the Smash universe. Plus, we have plenty of sword wielders. Just hope he plays really different from the other pointy players. Least he has a projectile, which is cool. Also, his stage looks awesome. Now to cross my fingers for a Moogle costume…