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Popular character confirmed for 'Super Smash Bros 4' for Wii U and 3DS

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

Another popular character has been confirmed to appear in "Super Smash Bros 4" for Wii U and 3DS. According to a report from Kotaku on Aug. 22, Ghirahim will be a part of the crossover fighting game. However, he won't be playable, which disappointed many fans who wanted to play as one of the antagonists of "The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword."

Instead, he can be summoned as an assist trophy. Ghirahim is joining a list of "The Legend of Zelda" characters that can be used to help the player who activated the specific item during battle. The other individuals include Midna from "The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess" and Skull Kid from "The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask."

Aside from "Super Smash Bros 4" for Wii U and 3DS, Ghirahim is also appearing in the upcoming Wii U exclusive, "Hyrule Warriors." Fortunately for his fans, the villain can be unlocked as a playable character (as well as several other previously non-playable characters from the popular franchise) for the hack-and-slash action title. Nintendo is planning to release the localized version of "Hyrule Warriors" next month on Sept. 26.

A week later, the same publisher is also releasing "Super Smash Bros 4" for 3DS. Nintendo previously confirmed that the handheld version of the crossover fighting game is coming out first as bug testing the software product takes up a lot of resources. As a result, the development team wanted to push the portable title out before the console iteration.

"Super Smash Bros 4" for Wii U is currently set for a holiday season launch in 2014. Nintendo is going to rely heavily on the console version as the company is also releasing several accessories to go along with the video game. A branded Gamecube controller, a Gamecube adaptor and Amiibo figurines should be launching at the same time as well. A screenshot featuring Ghirahim can be seen near the top of this article (via the Facebook site for the "Super Smash Bros" franchise).