Nintendo President Saturo Iwata announced during a Nintendo Direct broadcast Tuesday that Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS will bring back Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog as a guest character.
Sonic first made his appearance in the series with Super Smash Bros. Brawl on the Wii where he also brought the Green Hill Zone stage to the game. Both are returning for the upcoming Wii U and Nintendo 3DS rendition of the series where Sonic will still likely have the superior overall speed.
He had the fastest dash speed in Brawl with the sixth fastest air speed combined with strong ground attacks. Those that prefer an offensive route to fights found quite a bit to like with Sega's blue blur once unlocked.
Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS is currently in development at series creator Sora Ltd with help from Namco Bandai. It is expected to be released sometime in 2014.
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