So in case you’ve been living in a rock for like, years, Super Smash Bros for the 3DS and the Wii U is coming, and Nintendo finally busted out a trailer for what should be a pretty rocking video game. So, using incomparable research (hint, none) and gutless guessing, I have chosen 5 potential candidates that have a chance of appearing in this game. At some point (sooner rather than later), I will make a prediction on what Fire Emblem characters, stages, potential music remixes, and everything else might possibly be in both games. For now, let’s just have fun and figure out who will represent the 4th generation Smash Bros. game!
There’s a decent chance Ike might not return to Smash Bros 4, if only because his time in the limelight has passed — he was included in Brawl because he just so happened to be the current hero at the time of Brawl’s release, and while he did appear in Awakening, it’s not like he was the main character. But despite that, I think it would be a good opportunity to build off the last console game Fire Emblem was involved in — and that was Radiant Dawn. So with that as a base but with a needed upgrade for Ike’s attire, Ike has a good shot of returning for Smash.
I would have never considered this a possibility if Brawl didn’t have the Pokemon Trainer. Now in Smash Bros 4, we not only have the Villager, but Wii Fit Trainer. So this opens it up for the avatar character from Awakening to make his debut. With the potential for long range and close range attacks, we can have a fit here, whether it’s the male or female avatar.
My gut feeling is that this will be a pair-up between Chrom and Lucina; but considering that I don’t think Marth will be back for this game, it makes sense for Lucina to take that mantle, since she supposedly is “Marth” in Awakening.
Tharja wasn’t even a possibility when Smash Bros 4 was announced, and even during the trailer. But then I see how popular Tharja seems to be, and re-thought it. It seems unlikely considering FE’s history with Smash — but then again, FE’s history with Smash isn’t actually that large. It would be cool if Nintendo broke tradition and selected a non-main character, and a non-sword user.
Finally, if we’re going to be trolls like Sakurai seems to be, then it only makes sense to include a character that’s wormed her way into most of Fire Emblem’s releases: Anna. With her actually being a playable character in Awakening, there’s a base to work off with. Now just add her stealing money from someone, and she will be the best character ever.
So ok, who do you guys have pegged to join Smash Bros? Feel free to share! Next Smash Bros post will probably be predictions on what I think will happen though.