Nintendo’s inclusion of Pac-Man, Sonic, Mega Man, and Ryu in Super Smash Bros. For 3DS/Wii U has already made the fighting game THE destination for players looking to settle their “my favorite character can beat up your favorite character” arguments. But today’s announcement is probably going to shatter the Internet’s collective mind…
Final Fantasy VII‘s Cloud Strife will soon be added to the game as a playable character.
Cloud’s addition to Super Smash Bros. For 3DS/Wii U was announced today as part of Nintendo’s most recent Nintendo Direct presentation. It’s currently unknown when Cloud will approach the battlefield, but Nintendo will upload a special “Smash Broadcast” sometime in December with more details on the character and his Midgar Stage. Hopefully, Nintendo will announce a release date then. For now, you can get a sneak peak at the swashbuckling Cloud in the Nintendo Direct video embedded above.
And don’t forget, Nintendo previously committed to producing Amiibo figures for every Smash Bros. character, including those available exclusively as downloadable content. So an Amiibo figure of Cloud is likely in the works and will presumably be revealed soon.