By Will Whitehurst / November 12th, 2015
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!
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