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Sonic the Hedgehog Playable in Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS

by Alex Culafi - October 1, 2013, 7:14 am EDT
Total comments: 8

The blue blur is back!

Sonic the Hedgehog is a playable character in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS, as reported by the latest Nintendo Direct.

Sonic was originally a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.


KhushrenadaOctober 01, 2013

Awesome. I'd still like to see a Sega/Nintendo brawler someday.

AdrockOctober 01, 2013

Sexiness. I'm glad Sonic wasn't a one-off guest character like almost (possibly all) cameos in fighting games. Here's hoping Snake comes back. Still, I really can't wait to play Sonic vs. Mega Man, no longer only in my dreams.

CaterkillerMatthew Osborne, Contributing WriterOctober 01, 2013

I knew Sonic would be back! Glad to have him confirmed so early, though. I wonder if anything special will be shown when Lost World releases? No way Sega gets a second rep like Tails.

motangOctober 01, 2013

I wonder if they will add Beyonetta or any of the Wonderful 101 characters in...

IssunZXOctober 01, 2013

Sonic was pretty much the one character I was hoping to come back when Mega Man showed his face back at E3. While I didn't totally doubt he'd return, given Nintendo and SEGA being buds nowadays and SEGA and Capcom forming a friendship (the Archie comics crossover was their idea, after all), it's always nice to get a confirmation.

Now that Sonic's back, I'm a little more interested in what newcomers Nintendo has planned instead of just returning fighters.

Spak-SpangOctober 02, 2013

I hope they update Sonic to have some different type of moves.  I thought Sonic was an awesome addition, but I also felt that he played rather bland.  The problem is, I have no idea what they could add for Sonic.  Maybe they can give him a werewolf transformation (joking)

Now I nope they give us Tails.  I would rather love to see Sonic's Luigi in this game...the funny thing is Tails would almost be more interesting to play as...since he evolved and had a few games with different play styles.

CaterkillerMatthew Osborne, Contributing WriterOctober 03, 2013

Sonic has the same moves but it already looks like he can combo better. Now that he isn't a late addition I guarantee a buff. Even with just a bit more KO and priority power Sonic will be a monster.

I don't know if any of you have ever played a person who knows Sonic in and out like some gaming master but it is scary as hell. I literally could not touch the guy who went by the name 2quick. I mean he was all over the place like a Sonic cartoon and I could barely land a hit and DK is supposed to have a decent match up with him.

I saw people try to play Sonic like other characters but Sonic should be played like Sonic, keep running and never stop. Run through and run away. It's pretty impressive.

CaterkillerMatthew Osborne, Contributing WriterOctober 03, 2013

Here watch this video. It gives a good idea of how mobile and over whelming Sonic can be.


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