Today during the Nintendo Direct, Satoru Iwata announced that Sonic is the latest character to be joining the Super Smash Bros. roster. New footage of Sonic as a character in the game was released, showing him touching down between Mario and Mega Man battling furiously. This is great news for Sonic fans, who were confident that the Blue Blur would make his return to the series. You can find all the currently released screenshots for Sonic in Super Smash Bros. below. Who are you most excited about being announced next? Let us know in the comments below. local_offer Masahiro Sakurai Nintendo Sonic Super Smash Bros wii u stars Further Reading Nintendo shares up 20% since Switch launch What's your dumbest death in Breath of the Wild? Mario Kart 8 Switch vs Wii U comparison Miyamoto shot down this stamina regen idea for BoTW Nintendo Network maintenance this week Nintendo releases Zelda: Breath of the Wild a Guest Awww yea now just give me Lucario and im all set SonicLucario Awww yea just give me Lucario and im all set Connor Devlin and Ness. Connor Devlin Cool Daniel Gonzalez Big surprise. I think any Nintnendo fan expected to see Sonic again. It’s good to see him back on the roster. gamesplayswill I didn’t! Haha, I thought it’d be a one time thing only. Shows what I know. Lol Daniel Gonzalez I felt it was obvious. Being that Sega and Nintendo are like brothers these days. Mercurio2054 and what about the update? i didn’t see your opinion. Daniel Gonzalez Depends on which one you’re pertaining to? Mercurio2054 sorry, the wii u update. Daniel Gonzalez I think it’s an improvement from what’s listed. I think I like the update allowing you to use a keyboard with the Wii U as well as using a headset with the gamepad. So in my opinion, that’s a step in the right direction. Overall, I’m impressed with the update. System stability being the most important is a plus. So Nintendo gets cool points for it. Hopefully, they can keep this up and get back on track to where they should be. Arthur Jarret I’m sad I can still not use a bluetooth keyboard on it. I’m using my pokemon teaches typing keyboard on PS3 and PC… why isn’t the Nintendo keyboard compatible with Nintendo products (except a DS running PTT)? Ah well, not really bothered with it as the on-screen keyboard is large enough – but still, that the only official nintendo keyboard doesn’t work on the wii U is a bit odd seeing how much other nintendo peripherals are supported. Mercurio2054 like @Daniel Gonzalez say, “they can keep this up and get back on track to where they should be”. i think they will keep working on this. Arthur Jarret So we will finally have picture in picture cross game video chat conferences including screenshare option to show friends a game! (yes, just went totally off-the-rails there… and I don’t care!) insomniac at first i didnt think they would bring him back. but after thinking about it the other day and the three exclusives i kinda figured he would return. hes not on sony or microsoft at all. hes gotta fall in somewhere 🙂 Lusunup Pardon my language but this is fucking awesome!!! Petri They didn’t say, but maybe this is the 3rd exclusive appearance of Sonic? Mercurio2054 i don’t think so insomniac i was surprised when they said that the new Mario and Sonic Olympic game was one of the three too. it has Mario in it and they have always been exclusives. so honestly i wouldn’t be surprised at all if they announced that this was the third. Luis Carlos Pando Childhood’s dream just came true: Mario, Sonic and Mega Man together. <3 Thank you Nintendo!!! uPadWatcher Thanks to all three– Nintendo, SEGA, and Capcom. AkaLink77 Ubisoft has been a great supporter for Nintendo. 😀 SO I GIVE YOU!……. Jacob T. Plante OMG AKA-Link77 it’s me JACOB T. from 3DS!! Remember me!? 😀 AkaLink77 oh gawd… yes i remember you XD Ducked Rayman in Smash Bros =WIN Karim Metwaly Fuck that after the shit ubi soft pulled with the rayman exclusive I dont want to see rayman in smash 4 AkaLink77 i know… that was the only back stab that actually hurt. : / insomniac thats silly. their not a first party company they are 3rd party which means that above all they are a ………BUSINESS the Rayman jump to multi-plat was a very smart business move sorry to say it Arthur Jarret I’m greedy. So I want Konami on-board with the Mystical Ninja – Goemon – too. Great news Sonic returns, though – I loved him, meta knight & wario in the last smash. Logan Wayman The only guy left: Pac-Man. Waluigi Mario, Sonic, Mega Man and WALUIGI!!! Ducked I like playing as you in Mario Party 5. Everyone hates it when I win with him XD Rich Garriques wow this is going to be amazing!!! Ony Sonic to SSB, Wii Karaoké U, the only news for Wii U… come on Nintendo, makes something! I feel like they don’t care. Tails the Foxhound UK Direct? US was pretty full (of stuff we already knew about). Ony Europe Direct, and I meant NEW stuff that we didn’t already knew. insomniac did you not see the new 3D World trailer? there was loads of new stuff in that trailer alone. Ony Yes, but we already knew about 3D World 😐 insomniac yeah but there was so much new stuff in it from powerups to levels it was awesome they cant announce something new every time someone wants something new Ony Yes, indeed. That’s funny how Nin fans downvote everyone that is not happy as they are for some Nintendo announcement. Even if it’s a big Nintendo fanboy comment. Duh. But you’re right, I was extremely pleased by the depth of this game. Still, the Wii U is missing something and I thought they would announce something special this time. insomniac The Big N has alot on its table right now. I think around Q2 2014 we will hear about more stuff. there just so many games in the works now that they risk jeopardizing them if they announce more games this early. Im willing to bet that thats what happened to DKC:TF. announced to early. But i agree that it is missing something, maybe a few things. i.e. GTA V, The Crew, Battlefield, and personally i feel that metroid should have been here before the new Donkey Kong. would have been a better game for Retros first on Wii U. I am still waiting for a Startropics remake. Fingers crossed. Norik So a new Kirby isn’t enough for you? Ony I’m talking about WII U only, damn x_x Guest SONIC IS BACK!!!! FUCK YES!!!!! SUCK IT EVERYONE WHO WANTED HIM GONE! Tails the Foxhound SONIC IS BACK!!! FUCK YES!!!! SUCK IT EVERYONE WHO WANTED HIM GONE! Chronic Gang Oh lordie yes XelaFury Now THE biggest triple threat battle of all time will happen! ameritt The top right picture. Who is that in the top right corner? Nothing they’ve announced yet… XelaFury That’s Luigi, he was already announced to appear in SSB4 back in August. Guest Oops. He was upside down. That was dumb xD ameritt Oops. He was upside down. That was dumb lawl xD Tra Allen For a moment I thought it was wario SuperSmashLinkMo Yes Welcome Back To Super Smash Bros Sonic The Hedgehog They Listen To Me Marcelo Câmara Lucas!! crocodileman94 I doubt Snake will make a comeback though. Why? Because he seems to be more relevant on Playstation than on Nintendo. insomniac since wii yeah SmashFinale Reminder: Metal Gear Solid 3D: Snake Eater. insomniac he said “seems to be more relevant” i wasn’t stating that there were no games just more and better games on other platforms, hints the term “more relevant” Spike Ashford Further Reminder: The only Metal Gear games that have appeared on Nintendo systems – to my knowledge, at least – were the butchered NES ports of the original two, a remake of Metal Gear Solid, and the port of Snake Eater you mentioned. If Snake wants to come back to Smash, Konami better start getting their shit together and start making more Metal Gear games on Nintendo. Metal Gear Solid HD Collection would be a nice place to start. insomniac yeah he has not had much of a presence at all on nintendo platforms Daniel Gonzalez Very true. He’s not that recognized to Nintendo fans. We can all say he at least made an appearance. Arthur Jarret Twin snakes (The MGS remake) was gamecube exclusive, though – and the original metalgear games were classics on MSX and NES. I think he’s a lot more recognized than the ice climbers. Anyway, I hope Konami brings Mystical Ninja to the fray – and announces a new game in the series either on 3DS or Wii U while they’re at it. Ian Settlemyer I’d to see Snake and Tails in the game, too. And I’m very tired of waiting for new characters to be included. Brandon Gardner Dr. Robnotik/ Eggman would be a great surprise Sdudyoy I’d like Tails but I doubt Snake is returning, to me It looks like Megaman is replacing him. Ducked Tails would be awesome! DarkLegacy What about Knuckles or Shadow? Ducked Knuckles and Shadow would be legit! DarkLegacy Really, why’s that? don’t tell me it’s a dick move. lol Ducked No, I’m saying it be legit. You know, awesome, amazing, sweet, cool, spectacular. No sarcasm there lol DarkLegacy I thought you were talking about it being a dick move lol. anyway yep I agree they would be sweet if they were in but one of them could have a chance being playable and that’s either Knuckles or Shadow which I think it’ll be Knuckles Ducked We actually haven’t seen either character in a while DarkLegacy Probably haven’t but the characters we didn’t see in a while, we might see them again Ducked I hope so, I was hoping Sonic Lost World would bring back Knuckles and Shadow, but there focusing more on just Sonic. *sigh* DarkLegacy Well at least we have Tails(I think)and I thought the release was suppose to be 22nd October or is it just me cause I heard the release date was moved up to 29th? CMB Knuckles yes. Shadow no. DarkLegacy I’d have to vote for Knuckles as a playable character since Shadow has been an assist Arthur Jarret Which snake, the one from snake, rattle ‘n roll? Snake plisskin from Escape to LA? The snake from the Wii-Exlusive Deadly Creatures game? Slippa from DKC? Ekans from Pokemon? Tryclyde from Mario USA? Rattly from DKC2? starwars360 Yes!!! MOTHERFUCKER!!!!! FINALLY!!! love you Nintendo and Sega for listen to all of us that begged about Sonic coming in and joins the battle. We have sex party right now!!! God cannot wait for this game so much!!!! Best game of 2014 will be!!!! insomniac you have awful english Josiah Parsons This is gonna make a LOT of people happy. Johny if years back, i told you, that there will be a fighting game with mario, sonic, megaman in it , you’d laugh at me hard…:D NextChannelGames Yay Sonic!! Now for Pac man or Snake! Daniel Gonzalez I think Pac Man would be kinda odd in a Smash game. That’s just me. SmashFinale I hear ya but at the same time i can’t exactly say it would be odd seeing as how there already is both Wii Fit Trainer and Mr. Game and Watch in the games. Daniel Gonzalez Good point. A_7 Any1 noticed the new sonic stage? Petri How many characters these smash bros games usually has? Pikachief A safe bet is around 30. (Its less than the originally wanted due to the 3DS connectivity) IBlock Great! Now all we need is Snake… Daniel Gonzalez I don’t think he’ll be returning. IBlock NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! uPadWatcher The Blue Blur… has returned. Thanks to Nintendo, Sora, Namco-Bandai… and SEGA! Hulkamania YYYYYYYYYYYYYEEEESSSSSSS! Deezy Even I can’t lie about this one. Sonic, Mario, Megaman in SSB this should be the Most Highly Anticipated game ever!!! Oh Yeah, in the next SSB they should add Dante from Devil May Cry Steven They won’t. Dante doesn’t really fit in with the Smash Bros universe, and he’s in PS All-Stars Battle Royal. 😛 Arthur Jarret That’s not really Dante – it’s an imposter. Steven Fair enough. But still 😛 It’s kinda like the concept of adding Goku to SSB. Totally cool, but doesn’t fit in. Sadly Goku would fit better in PSASBR (and it would make that crappy game that much better lol). uPadWatcher Despite the double account issues here, I’m extremely hyped to see Sonic the Hedgehog returning to the roster. This is just one of the many reasons that Super Smash Bros. is gonna be one of the best titles for both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. CEObrainz So it isn’t just me then, I thought I was going crazy…… Jacob T. Plante All we need is Geno & my life will be complete!! 8l Miles “Tails” Prower Yay! My buddy made it into the next installment of smash bros, I hope I make it. 🙂 NkoSekirei they better bring back captain falcon and ganondorf or they ll be hell to pay Miles “Tails” Prower Im sure they’ll bring back captain falcon. Gan might get replaced with Link’s new enemy. Can’t think think of his name, but he was in skyward sword. Mario Ghirahim? Miles “Tails” Prower Yeah! That guy. Thanks 🙂 Mario No problem Tails! Arthur Jarret Hello Mr. Assist trophy! Miles “Tails” Prower Shadow was the only assist trophy. I was just an achievement trophy, but I was the first on to be unlocked! 😀 Arthur Jarret I meant for the new game. On the other hand, you might just be upgraded to sonics up+B rescue move! Miles “Tails” Prower Oh! The new one. I hope I can be Sonic’s up+B rescue. It would make sense because I can appear near Sonic and get him out of trouble, just like the old days. Ahh memories! Arthur Jarret As far as I’m concerned – you’d be great as part of his final smash, too. I’d love a new semi-smash mechanic… which indicate you have to collect three smash orbs to do a final smash with a seperate button, but you can activate it early to get a temporary power-up unique to a character. I don’t think they’d do this, it would feel too much like playstation all-stars with their 3 levels of KO moves. If they did: For mario, it could be a tanooki suit, which replaces all normal moves with stronger tail moves, metal as second level and final smash the invincibility star. For sonic, it could be Sonic & tails mode, dual-attacking, Sonic heroes mode (with Knuckles) as a second level and chaos emeralds as final smash again. As I said, it’d be unlikely – but every smash bros so far has added new move types or new object types… I wonder if this one will do something similar. Miles “Tails” Prower I wouldn’t mind seeing that implemented into the game, but like you said it’s not likely to see it happen, but with Nintendo you never know what will appear in the next game. I really like the dual Idea with Sonic and I wonder if they would let me use any of my gadgets during the dual attack? DarkLegacy Who knows, you might appear as an Assist trophy again Miles “Tails” Prower I’d like to make an appearance again. I would really prefer to join the battle with my buddy Sonic! DarkLegacy Well what if you were a technique so you could help him from falling which is flight rather than spring Miles “Tails” Prower Someone else here on wii u daily said the same thing. 🙂 It would make sense for me to randomly appear than the spring. I mean that’s one thing I’m known for randomly appearing near sonic! 😀 DarkLegacy I’m pretty sure it will be a great rescue technique if he’s falling from a high place and get’s knocked off and you appear and save him from his fall Miles “Tails” Prower Just like in Sonic heroes. I think they should, but would it just be one long flight? Or a certain amount like Kirby? DarkLegacy I’m sure that if you were his rescue technique then they should make it like they did in Sonic Heroes with the flight meter which shows how much time you have left in mid-air with him Miles “Tails” Prower That would be cool. I can fly pretty long! Just not in the video games ^^’ DarkLegacy Don’t worry, if that were to happen they should make the meter really long Miles “Tails” Prower Yeah. After the meter would run out I should be able to slowly descend like Peach’s umbrella. DarkLegacy Yep seems like a better idea and Sonic can always use you whenever he’s falling or knocked off the edge Miles “Tails” Prower Exactly. It all sounds good. Now we just need to see this idea to be actually in the game. Wouldn’t you agree? 🙂 DarkLegacy Yep I would agree. it’s a great idea we’ve came up with so far Miles “Tails” Prower With the 3rd party limit Megan and Sonic are probably the only two to make it in the game. Unless Pac-man gets in from Namco since they are making the game. DarkLegacy I doubt that Pac-man would appear in SSBB and he’d make a good character since he has that Nom Nom technique thing whatever it’s called which I haven’t played a lot of Pac-man since my last time was HS Miles “Tails” Prower The power pellet thing. I think he would make a pretty good character, lots of people don’t want him, but he seems like he has potential. DarkLegacy There are a few who would want him as a character in the upcoming game. plus he might just be good Miles “Tails” Prower Yeah he would be. Im sure they would be able to give him a creative move set, and everyone would like him. DarkLegacy Yeah and all I could do or anyone could do is hope that they read our comments on here and add these in the upcoming SSBB Miles “Tails” Prower That would be pretty cool if they saw our comments and implemented that into the game. DarkLegacy Yep, I was wondering if somebody had there wish list on there comments and Nintendo looked at the comment with it’s list and put it in the game Miles “Tails” Prower I think they just listen to what majority of the fans want and go on from there huh? DarkLegacy I guess so. I haven’t thought of a wish list for this one except for the idea of you being Sonic’s rescue technique but I have on one game which is headed on to another console than this one but fans too want it on the Wii U Miles “Tails” Prower Would that be your game? Kingdom hearts 3? That’s one game I want on the wii u. DarkLegacy Yep good guess. it is said that I have my last battle in here with Xehanort. plus I’m hoping that what I want to return should be in the game and here it is 1: Drive Forms 2: Summons 3: Trinity 4: More worlds like 20 5: Playable characters rather than playing as one pretty much hoping for those to be in KH3. fans thought that I would be in SSBB since Kingdom Hearts has been on Nintendo consoles which was DS and 3DS and I’m hoping my new game gets a chance to go on Wii U Miles “Tails” Prower I hope your new game gets on the wii u too, it would make many fans happy. I this adventure will be your biggest yet! I have to play this one although I never played the first one. It would be nice to play as other characters. Heck I haven’t been playable in a Sonic game in a while now. *sigh* DarkLegacy To be quite honest, I’m looking forward for his new game this month and that game will be good. although now I think my game will have a 2015 release since my company SE are concentrating more on to Final Fantasy XV which should come out next year. anyway after KH3 comes out SE will be working on the series to Kingdom Hearts and one of the series to it will hopefully be on a Nintendo platform like Wii U. although many fans or some fans a couple of years wanted Sonic’s world into my game which would’ve been awesome since Star Wars has or will be put in. anyway I would’ve loved to see your world, it might look better than my world Miles “Tails” Prower Really?! They wanted Sonic’s world in Kingdom hearts? That would be so cool! Man, I’d stay in that world and I think Star wars would be a nice addition to since they can’t do Disney cartoons (the classics at least). Also I’m really looking forward to Sonic’s new game it looks really promising and I think he can redeem himself with this game. I hope he can regain some of his fans back. DarkLegacy Some of the fans yes. I would’ve like to see you and Sonic in there including your friends too and a lot of characters that I’ve not met yet and this includes more Final Fantasy characters too. I am looking forward to playing his new game, it looks really good. by the way some fan made a video about your world that should appear in KH3 along with the characters http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYFCt8SW6S0 Miles “Tails” Prower Well I’m sure if my world is to get included you will meet Sonic,Amy,Knuckles and I for sure. Shadow has many fans so he would a have a good chance in being included. The only one of our friends you would probably not meet would have to be Big the Cat, only because SEGA retired him as a Sonic friend. I wonder what Final Fantasy characters you would or will meet? And I’m really excited for Sonic’s game and Your’s too! 🙂 DarkLegacy Thanks, that means a lot to me 😀 I’m hoping I get a chance to see Noctis from Final Fantasy XV and perhaps more which should include a world from where they are from Miles “Tails” Prower I also like the fan made video too. Everything in it seems like it would actually be included in the game. DarkLegacy Yeah, hopefully that’ll be in there. and I just remembered, I can feel that I’ll be fighting Sephiroth again but I’m hoping they make a Final Mix and fill it with a lot of content like they did with Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix Miles “Tails” Prower Ah Sephiroth that guy gave me trouble, but I manage to pull it off. Im sure SE will make that battle really intense, everyone will be looking forward to it. DarkLegacy I hope it will be an easy battle against him. I’ll be thinking that once everyone plays my game, they would make me collect synthesis material to create Ultima Weapon which is hard for anyone to get and it could be easy for fans to get Joel I still wish Jin Kazama could appear. Guest if snake is announced im going to blow :/ Logan Wayman YEEEAAAAHHHH!!! >fanfares “For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow”< Miles “Tails” Prower This probably will be the best smash bros yet, and thanks to everyone who wants me in smash bros! 😀 Guest Awesome!!! iamserious Best Smash coming next year!!! But i still want cut scenes and story! DragonSilths Is a story, cut scenes are no big deal. Guest Sonic’s return was no surprise. Norik Captain Falcon pls starwars360 I bet he will. Nintendo knew many fans love F-Zero series. 🙂 Damian Waga Nintendo, I swear, if you don’t make a trailer for the game with the ending showing off a battle between the 3 most epic characters in gaming history (maybe another big character like Snake), I will never forgive you. Just show these 3 fighting each other, and you’ve secured the Wii U’s future for the entire gen. Miles “Tails” Prower Rayman would be awesome to see in the next smash. Adrian Brown great news! Adrian Brown It’s great to see Sonic in Smash, I just hope he doesn’t come alone MewThree28 I knew Sonic would be back 🙂 I just hope Game&Watch, Ness, and Falco are announced. But for some reason I think Snake is being cut. Mario Yes! Sonic is back! So get ready world! Because three of the world’s greatest video game icons are gonna clash in the battle of all battles to find out WHO is the true video game king!! Who will win!? Will it be the world’s famous soccer, tennis, golf,Go kart racing,etc… and heroic plumber Mario!? Will it be the fastest thing alive, speed devil and legend of the wind Sonic the hedgehog!? Or will it be the almighty warrior of justice Megaman!? We’ll just have to see in SUPER SMASH BROTHERS 4!!! Mario Even the baddest of trolls can agree that this will be epic! The Libyan I REALLY hope they change his final smash….it made playing against him not fun…. Johnny Be Me Let’s hope that there’s PacMan. If he’s in it’d be safe to assume that he’ll have his new design based on the newest Mario Kart Arcade. starwars360 Will be nice but new look Pac-Man is look weird this why left many gamers don’t like this and this why Pac-Man games that got new look Pac-Man like this is sells badly whole original Pac-Man character in other games usually sells better. Last 2 years Pac-Man game on Xbox Live Arcade is sold well. I will like to see original Pac character rather then modern Pac. 🙂 Arthur Jarret I hate this pac-man look. If he’s in I hope he’s assist trophy only as 2D pixels, where he just runs and KOs whoever he hits. A 1 in 10 chance that he gets a pill and turns huge. starwars360 I bet Captain Falcon, Diddy Kong, one, two or few more Pokemon characters and maybe Dixie Kong joins too. I believe those will returns expect new comer is Dixie Kong. Will be cool to see Dixie Kong using her hair attacks. Lol Bomberman Where you guys expecting Sonic not to make a return? Some people are acting surprised lol. I just hope Sakurai accepts my application, I haven’t heard back from him yet. Guest i figured he would return anyway, but i want to see if they at least Tweaked his moves-set or not ;p TaintedXGamer I figure he would comeback Anyway, I just want to know if they made any changes to his movesets 😛 TaintedXGamer am I’m the only one seeing double? http://prntscr.com/1uusva Guhtere I still want Snake to return.