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Nintendo must have had a blast with their most recent character reveal video for the highly anticipated next entry in the Super Smash Bros. franchise. Generally they reveal a new character video during a Nintendo Direct, or show off multiple newcomers at big events like E3. This time they decided to tease us by announcing a new character video almost a week in advance, with plenty of misdirection throughout.

The day before the announcement Sakurai‘s daily screenshot was a trophy of Ubisoft‘s Rayman, which raised speculation that perhaps he, or another Ubisoft big might make it in.

Even more suspicious, however, was the fact that a Xenoblade Chronicles developer retweeted Nintendo’s tweet regarding the upcoming video announcement. Apparently, history tells us that when a Xenoblade developer retweets another company’s project, it is because they are involved somehow. This made the internet explode with speculation that Xeno’s main protagonist Shulk was surely going to be announced as a new character, adding another IP to Smash’s list of all-stars.

Then Nintendo was all LOLNOPE and announced two more Fire Emblem characters, Robin and Lucina, along with recurring fan favorite, Captain Falcon. He will show you his moves alongside the newcomers in the video and screengrabs below.

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9ytrX0wweA

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Super Smash Bros. for 3DS releases October 3 this year, with the Wii U version following around the holidays.

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