Super Smash Bros. rumours abound: new characters incoming! [Update]

Update: It seems that Nintendo’s recent alignment with SEGA for a few Sonic games went unnoticed to us. We fully expect Sonic to be a playable character in the next Super Smash Bros. games, alongside Tails, Knuckles, and of course, Dr. Robotnik. Original story below.

The latest rumours from the Nintendo camp have to do with one of the most long-awaited revivals in recent history. Of course, we’re talking about non other than Super Smash Bros.

The last entry in the series was Super Smash Bros. Brawl, released over five years ago for Nintendo’s then-popular Wii. Since the Wii U’s launch last November, not to mention the console’s inability to live up to the Wii’s name or sales records, gamers have been clamouring for their killer app.

Well, rumours are that Nintendo will be pulling the curtain up on at least a few of the characters to be featured in the new game which was already announced a few years back at E3 2011.

An amazing concept render from Preet Design.
An amazing concept render from Preet Design.

According to TSSZ News, Nintendo will show off a “pretty shocking teaser” for Smash Bros. on Wii U and 3DS. The game will reportedly be different in each version as well as have mechanics different from the first games in the series.

The characters also lining up in the rumour mill are Little Mac, Takamaru, Tom Nook, Palutena, Dark Pit, and Bayonetta.

All these characters make perfect sense given that they’ve each had a role in a Nintendo game that’s released in the last year or two. Of course, that also makes them easy to pick out of a lineup if you’re going to come up with a fake rumour, but let’s pretend it’s true and we’ll really be able to play as Dark Pit.

Nintendo will likely hold off until E3 for another Nintendo Direct presentation, so we’re not really holding our breaths for anything in the next two weeks, but we still want to know what you want to see in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS. Let us know in the comments below and on Facebook and Twitter!