Super Smash Bros 4 Characters: Diddy Kong Announced

Diddy Kong from the famed Donkey Kong Country series was announced to be a playable character for the Super Smash Bros 4 on the Wii U and 3DS earlier this week.

(PHOTO: Youtube Screencap)Super Smash Bros 4 title shot.

In honor of the new game for 3DS Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Smash Bros director Masahiro Sakurai revealed that Diddy Kong would make another appearance in the Nintendo fighting series. He also released a picture of Diddy as his Pic of the Day  in the Miiverse yesterday.

"Pic of the day. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is out now in Europe and North America… And to celebrate, Diddy Kong joins the battle!," he wrote on Miiverse.

New pics from both the Wii U and 3DS versions are posted by the game's director Masahiro Sakurai every day in Nintendo's Miiverse. Two of the most recent ones featured Lucario taking on Marth in battle and a character from Nintendogs sitting in front of a television.

The new Super Smash Bros games were first announced at E3 in 2011. There is no word on an official release date, however, they are expected to launch before the end of this year. Both versions of the game will boast different trophies so players who purchase both will have some variety. The Wii U version will be the fourth official installment in the series following in the footsteps of the original that launched for the Nintendo 64 in 1999.

Super Smash Bros 4 on the Wii U will also feature a revamped version of edge-hogging.

Sakurai released his pic of the day last week that revealed this technique previously found in past iterations of Smash Bros. It involves one player holding onto a ledge so that the other player who is trying to return to the stage after falling off cannot grab it. It will be slightly altered in the Wii U version.