Marth joins New Super Smash Bros.
posted on 11.07.13 at 06:17 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Fire Emblem star confirmed for sequel.

A new challenger has been confirmed for the new Super Smash Bros.

An update on the game’s website today reveals Marth, of Fire Emblem fame, will return in the upcoming Wii U and 3DS brawler.

Visit his character page here.

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  • ChipSaku Ukaspihc

    This Marth look like Marth+Ike. TwT

  • shogunknight

    I wonder how large the roster will be.

  • MrKappa

    Was a little worried Mr. Fire Emblem wouldn’t make it but it seems I was worried over nothing.

  • BushyEyebrows

    Great! Now to see if Chrom shows up as well…

  • JuhRo

    Yes. Main character has been confirmed.

  • Elvick

    Were Ice Climbers confirmed yet?

  • True Gamer


  • Raiu

    That’s fine and all….

    But where’s my Ike!? I can’t kick butts without him…

  • $30632660

    Sigh, another character that I don’t care about, I’d rather it was Krom(?) or Ike, even though I don’t like him either.

    I always forget that it doesn’t matter what the fans who are going to spend 60 bucks on this game want, it has always been about what Sakurai wants.

    Gotta keep that Nintendo Stubborn, Stuck in the Past, but Nintendo refused to change tradition going strong I guess.

    Might as well stop acting like there’s going to be any more actual new characters and just announce the rest of the old characters that was already in Brawl except Snake.

    I can’t even get excited for character announcements or the game itself anymore ;/

    • Lelouch Vi Britannia

      That is true about Nintendo they are more stuck in the Past than SONY, and Microsoft combined. I love Nintendo but this whole stuck in the past thing is why i went to the other systems instead.

    • Claude

      This is a strange meltdown, because there isn’t anything about Marth being in that game that stops any other character from existing. I guess some people just like to wallow in their own fabricated despair. Marth is in a Smash Bros game. Nintendo is ruining gaming.

      • $30632660

        Wii Fit Trainer, Megaman, and the Villager was announced at and around E3. What happened afterwards? Old characters like Toon Link, Peach, Olimar, etc were announced as if they were supposed to be real exciting announcements.

        The only recent new thing besides stages was a new Clone character, the male Wii Fit Trainer.

        Sakurai already confirmed not to expect a whole lot of new characters, but why give people false hope for actual new characters if all you’re going to do is annouce old ones?

        Nintendo isn’t ruining gaming, they’re just stuck in their ways a little too much. They refuse to follow standards like voice chat in online multiplayer games. I feel like unless Nintendo makes it a standard they will refuse to add it to their own devices.

        • British_Otaku

          Many of those characters were announced next to game releases or anniversaries, including Luigi regardless of him being in every game yet. Everyone is going to get spotlight as if they are surprising.

          Expect the future announcements to be slowly and intentionally paced, it isn’t that Nintendo isn’t showing much as much as Nintendo doesn’t want to show much… Or is that the same thing… >_>

          Nintendo had voice chat in 2006 (Metroid Prime Hunters) and I think all of the Pokemon games since they had a mic (from Diamond and Pearl to X and Y) have it as well. I suppose it isn’t that frequent, but it’s there.

        • Claude

          New characters are revealed at major events. This game is still a year out and you’re seriously complaining that they haven’t blown their load with every new character already? They didn’t even reveal all the new characters in Brawl before it hit shelves, who on EARTH expects to know all the newcomers a year before the game is out?

          All the veterans were revealed through daily pics thrown up on the Miiverse like an afterthought with absolutely no fanfare. How does Marth showing up on the site overnight translate to “real exciting announcements,” and why shouldn’t people be excited about their favorites returning? Are the developers supposed to pretend like Marth isn’t in the game to spare your wacky feelings?

          Are you schizophrenic? Serious question. I’ve seen several comments from you on here about how Masahiro Sakurai is out to get you based on character choice. Facts and logic dictate that the characters that get in and the amount of them is based on time, budget, and fan consideration. Marth is not in the game to spite you. Sakurai does not know that you exist and cannot be out to get you by definition. There has not been an SSB game to date that featured Marth and no other FE characters…but considering that you couldn’t even spell Chrom’s name right, I highly doubt you were holding out for him.

          • $30632660

            I’m sorry someone pissed in your cereal, I really am.

            No one said anything about revealing all the new characters before the game is out, if there are any other ones at all.

            Anyone can be excited for whatever old character they want, I won’t pretend that I’m excited for an old character, ever.

            The reason I put a question mark next to the name was because I was aware that I may have spelled the name wrong, doesn’t mean I don’t like the character lol. I’m don’t hope and pray for a character I like to make it into a Smash game anymore, I stopped doing that when Snake was announced to be in Brawl.

            Don’t toss around “facts” like you know what goes through Sakurai’s head. He doesn’t give a shit about fan consideration because “facts” and logic tells you that people are tired of clone characters yet they continue to be in the game.

            Even when Sakurai gave a bullshit reason for why there won’t be a story mode in the game, it was not about fan consideration, he was just mad that people posted the cutscenes on youtube like every other game.

            So much damage control because one person doesn’t like the Brawl expansion pack that is Super Smash Bros U/3DS, too much fanboyism for me.

            • Claude

              I love it. Your bitter tears are my bidet.

              No one cares if you’re not excited for old characters. It’s a new game, it’s kind of necessary to reveal who is actually playable. Newcomers show up at events, veterans appear sporadically on the website or around relevant game releases. There is no conspiracy here. There is nothing to meltdown about. Deal with it or be quiet.

              Adding “if there are any other ones at all” to the end of your sentence is you admitting that they revealed every new character already. Yes, there are a total of 3 new characters in the game, and they were all revealed at E3 this year, for a game that’s not coming out until next year. What an intelligent, educated deduction.

              Putting facts in quotes like budget, time, and consideration doesn’t play a part in game development kind of confirms that are schizophrenic. You don’t know what goes through Sakurai’s head anymore than anyone else. The problem is that you are the one painting elaborate pictures of him laughing maniacally while scratching off characters and features you personally wanted.

              It is especially amusing that you are pulling nonsense out of thin air and contradicting yourself. Sakurai never said there wasn’t a story mode – he said there wasn’t going to be another Subspace Emissary mode, which was the weakest link in Brawl. I do like that you’re claiming SSB4 is a Brawl “expansion” while simultaneously whining about them not copy-pasting the SSE mode over into. Of course, we all knew you were full of shit since nobody has played the game.

              Or in other words:

              • $30632660

                You seem to care enough to make an essay devoted to me about complaining about me complaining.

                Funny how I’ve never mentioned wanting a character, saying I’d rather have Ike or Chrom instead of Marth is not the same as those characters being someone I’d actually want to join the roster.

                Newcomers only show up at events? LMFAO Ike was announced on the Smash Dojo. Stop acting like you know what you’re talking about and just admit that you’re one of the same Nintendo Fanboys that damage controls constantly and can’t stand it when someone has something negative to say about Nintendo.

                Btw, the Subspace Emissary was the story mode, try harder pumpkin and the Stage creator was worse than Subspace.


                • Zero

                  Can we please just drop this and move on? Thanks..

                  • $30632660

                    Oh it’s okay don’t worry, there’s nothing that person can say after being exposed for not knowing what the hell it was talking about.

                    That’s why you see all the downvotes, #exposed..

              • AdamBoy64

                Nothing to add to this discussion, but wanted to say –
                Classic Paper Mario. Golden.

              • Zero

                Can we please just drop this and move on? Thanks.

                • Claude

                  I’m not sure what there is to move on to. Marth is in the game and he will be awesome. The problem is the paranoid commentary that ranges from delusional to blatant lies. Someone claiming *repeatedly* in the same article that Sakurai is ruining the game to spite them, that there will never be another new character announced, and other bizarre rantings backed up by concern trolling are going to raise brows and draw responses eventually.

                  And ROFFLE, somebody downvoted you for some wacky reason.

                  • Zero

                    I just don’t see the point in both of you continuing the discussion. You don’t agree, that’s fine, no big deal, why not just move on?

        • Budgiecat

          Whats wrong with adding new characters

          • $30632660

            I want new characters to be added, I just refuse to hold my breath hoping that they will be.

            And I mean actual new characters, not clones.

  • Zechs

    Was really hoping for Chrom/Lucina. :|

    • fireemblembeast

      Relax, there’s still lots of time for an announcement! :D
      With FE13’s success, I would have a hard time believing that they wouldn’t.

  • EX+

    This guy was my main in Brawl… but damn, I hope they change his moveset, even if just a little.
    Not that it was bad, I just want a new way to fight with Marth.
    I’m also quite bummed that they didn’t change Link’s moveset.
    I know it’s a lot of work for Sakurai, but you’d think that one of the biggest Wii U games would have higher production values.

    • Claude

      Changing movesets in a fighting game has nothing to do with production values and everything to do with what does and doesn’t make sense. If all you want is a tweaked Marth, you should be rooting for Roy’s return.

    • $30632660

      None of the old characters announced so far have changed movesets. With every announcement this game is starting to sound more like an expansion to Brawl than anything.

      • British_Otaku

        Have you looked at Pit or Bowser at all?
        Both of them have clearly been changed up a ton. Pit has a new forward B (a fiery uppercut), down B (a shield on both sides like a reflector) and up B (he soars suddenly rather than hovering around, at least from the ground). While Bowser seems to have a new forward A (a dropkick) and such.

        Even if nothing was changed from what we can see (expect odd moves to be changed up that we haven’t seen), there would be subtle new properties to attacks and the engine itself would have enough changes that you can consider it a different game. Just like people who liked Melee, don’t necessarily like Brawl and despite it looking like an expansion from a distance.

  • Leon_Tekashi

    I have no problems with Marth but there’s two people missing…Oh yeah, that’s right.

    Roy’s our boy! Roy’s our boy!!Ike.jpg

    We like Ike! We like Ike!

    But something tells me Chrom/Lucina is going to make it in somehow.

    • $30632660

      As much as I’d want him in, Roy is never coming back because Sakurai loves Marth and Marth is more fabulous.

  • RmanX1000

    I loves me some Marth but where are the new characters? We’re almost at what? 20 total characters? And only 3 are new.

    • Budgiecat

      Needs Xenoblade, Pandora’s Tower, The Last Story, Captain Rainbow, Another Code R, The Wonderful101, Bayonetta, Reginliev

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  • Azure

    Please add Golden Sun characters..

  • PrinceHeir


  • Gilgamesh2025

    Phew! Thank goodness my main character will return in the new SSB!