Super Smash Bros 4 to Feature Fire Emblem's Ike as 30th Character

The 30th character to be announced for Super Smash Bros 4 on the 3DS and Wii U was revealed earlier this week to be Fire Emblem's Ike.

The game's director Masahiro Sakurai broke the news on his MiiVerse account.

"Pic of the day. Ike, the swordsman of magnificent strength, joins the battle!! Strike your foes down with his powerful smash attacks," he said.

Ike is the latest addition to the game's line-up that also includes Greninja, Charizard, Sheik, Zero Suit Samus and more.

Super Smash Bros 4 characters leg and arm positions will be mirrored when facing left or right in order to always show their best angle.

Masahiro Sakurai detailed this aspect of the game in the two pics of the day he released earlier this week.

The first of them featured two Marios facing off against one another.

"The leg and arm positions of some characters will automatically be mirrored when facing left or right. Mario, for example, will have his chest shown in the foreground regardless of whether he's facing right or left. This was quite a tedious task, but thanks to it we can show the best features of each character even better," he said.

The second picture featured Kirby and Bowser facing themselves.

"Here's another example: in the previous games, you saw the back of Kirby's head when facing left. Now Kirby looks great from any angle," continued Sakurai.

Nintendo confirmed to IGN last month that the 3DS version of Super Smash Bros will launch sometime in the summer this year. Wii U fans will have to wait until the winter to get their hands on this epic fighting title. Both games will be the first versions of the fighting series for each system.