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New RPG character confirmed in 'Super Smash Bros 4' for Wii U and 3DS

Ike in 'Super Smash Bros 4' for Wii U and 3DS
Ike in 'Super Smash Bros 4' for Wii U and 3DS
Photo courtesy of Nintendo, used with permission

A new RPG character has been confirmed in "Super Smash Bros 4" for Wii U and 3DS. According to a report from Polygon on May 23, Nintendo officially announced that Ike will be returning to the crossover fighting series. The commander was previously featured in the 2008 Nintendo Wii game, "Super Smash Bros Brawl."

Ike came from the "Fire Emblem" strategy role-playing series. He first appeared as the main character in "Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance," which came out for the Nintendo Gamecube in 2005. He also co-starred in the follow-up that came out two years later for the Nintendo Wii, "Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn."

In the previous fighting game, Ike uses his powerful giant sword. However, he is not as quick as most other characters due to the extra weight of his weapon. As a result, the fighter is not the most popular choice when it comes to picking the best individual for competitive tournaments. It appears that the developers are keeping Ike mostly intact in the upcoming video game. You can find an image of the commander from the official Facebook page of the series with the photo embedded near the top side of this article.

Aside from Ike, Nintendo previously confirmed that Marth is also returning in "Super Smash Bros 4" for Wii U and 3DS. On the other hand, the company has not yet disclosed whether or not Roy, who has only appeared in "Super Smash Bros Melee" so far, will be brought back for the fourth main installment. 30 characters have been announced so far for the upcoming title.

Along with the weekday updates, Nintendo is also holding several big events next month for the video game at E3 2014. The 3DS version of "Super Smash Bros 4" should come out shortly afterwards with a planned summer release. The Wii U iteration won't be coming out at the same time as it is currently set for a winter launch.