Rayman will be a trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and for Nintendo 3DS, today’s Miiverse update reveals.
“In order to make Rayman’s trophy, we asked Ubisoft to share their references,” director Masahiro Sakurai said. “We were expecting to receive 2D drawing references for Rayman, but to our surprise, they sent us data of a brand new 3D model that they rendered for this game!! And that was how this trophy was created. It takes a lot of work creating each model, so it’s wonderful that the creators contributed their own efforts!!”
Rayman’s inclusion is a bit out of the left field, considering he’s a third-party character and has no prior representation in the Super Smash Bros. series.
A new character will be announced at 10:00 a.m. ET today. Our source, which leaked Gematsu every new character so far with the exception of Rosalina, has told us it will be Shulk from Xenoblade Chronicles.