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Marth Returns in Super Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS

by Justin Berube - November 7, 2013, 7:54 am EST
Total comments: 15 Source: (Official Smash Bros. Site), http://www.smashbros.com/us/characters/marth.html

The sword-wielding prince from Fire Emblem is back.

Marth will be retuning as a playable character in the next installments of the Super Smash Bros. series releasing on Wii U and 3DS in 2014.

This information comes from the official Super Smash Bros. site where Marth was shown in several screenshots and was given his own character profile. While hard to tell from these screens, it appears as though Marth will be keeping several of his moves from the previous Smash Bros. games, most notably his counter attack.

Talkback

Mop it upNovember 07, 2013

No surprise here.

TurdFurgyNovember 07, 2013

Man, that thing on his head looks dumb.

KITT 10KNovember 07, 2013

He looks like a girl in that picture.

the asylumNovember 07, 2013

How entirely unsurprising

At least it isn't another clone

LucarioNovember 07, 2013

A would have liked chrom...

SundoulosNovember 08, 2013

I would have thought that Chrom and Lucina would have made more sense.  It would have been a good opportunity to get another female protagonist in the game.

KhushrenadaNovember 08, 2013

Quote from: KITT

He looks like a girl in that picture.

He always has. Does no one remember wedding Marth from Melee?

broodwarsNovember 08, 2013

Meh. There are at least half a dozen Fire Emblem characters I'd take over Marth (a character that really only matters in Japan), and chances are good that one of those will be taking Ike/Roy's spot in an upcoming announcement.

AdrockNovember 08, 2013

Marth makes the most sense for the series. There's a reasonable chance "Marth" from Awakening makes an appearance. Even though Ike was obscenely powerful in Brawl and cause for much cursing on my part, I'd like to see him in the new games. I'd like to see Roy again too, but my understanding is that he's not a very popular character among FE fans. Whatever, fire.

azekeNovember 08, 2013

This glorious cape makes me hope someone, somewhere will make a good Superman game:
https://d3esbfg30x759i.cloudfront.net/ss/zlCfzRLm1Ng-q3jTE8

Pixelated PixiesNovember 08, 2013

On a semi-related note, has anyone else seen the online documentary 'The Smash Brothers'? It concerns the competitive Smash scene in the USA. It was really very engrossing. I enjoyed it so much I watched all 9 parts in one day. I highly recommend it.

azekeNovember 08, 2013

Quote from: Pixelated

On a semi-related note, has anyone else seen the online documentary 'The Smash Brothers'? It concerns the competitive Smash scene in the USA. It was really very engrossing. I enjoyed it so much I watched all 9 parts in one day. I highly recommend it.

Yep.

I can't play Smash games and yet i still enjoyed it. Basically spend my entire workday watching it.

SupaKirbNovember 08, 2013

I'm kinda really confused by this choice... I was really banking on "Marth" from awakening to join the Smash Bros. family. In addition to Chrom... who I'm not counting out just yet.. because we still have that other character from the series to wait on. So Chrom being in the game COULD still happen. I'd be very surprised if it didn't actually, but we are dealing with Nintendo here... All this being said, those two characters were extremely interesting in the last game of the Fire Emblem series. (My first game of the series) It just makes sense to include the latest characters of a game to represent the franchise. They SHOULD be in these games. It's almost like they don't trust in their product enough or something, and I can't understand why. Awakening sold wonderfully, and is a system seller in my opinion, just as much as Pokemon or Mario.

Pixelated PixiesNovember 08, 2013

Quote from: azeke

I can't play Smash games and yet i still enjoyed it. Basically spend my entire workday watching it.


Ha! Nice!

My Smash play is also very rudimentary; luckily the most interesting sections of that documentary focus on the people and how their personalities and characteristics reveal themselves through their style of play.

This scene for instance really sums it up well.

http://youtu.be/VnwezquMfyA?t=15m12s

It really was a complete surprise to me how interesting I found this film to be.

Luigi DudeNovember 08, 2013

Quote from: SupaKirb

I'm kinda really confused by this choice... I was really banking on "Marth" from awakening to join the Smash Bros. family. In addition to Chrom... who I'm not counting out just yet.. because we still have that other character from the series to wait on. So Chrom being in the game COULD still happen. I'd be very surprised if it didn't actually, but we are dealing with Nintendo here... All this being said, those two characters were extremely interesting in the last game of the Fire Emblem series. (My first game of the series) It just makes sense to include the latest characters of a game to represent the franchise. They SHOULD be in these games. It's almost like they don't trust in their product enough or something, and I can't understand why. Awakening sold wonderfully, and is a system seller in my opinion, just as much as Pokemon or Mario.

The game is still a year away from release.  Ike wasn't revealed for Brawl until August 2007, back when the game was still planned for a December release.  If Chrom gets revealed it's not going to happen until a few months before the games release, or it might not be until after the games release if Chrom's a hidden character and Sakurai wants to keep him a secret with the other hidden characters.

Plus Marth being revealed doesn't stop Lucina from still being in the game.  Do I need to remind people of last weeks update?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v287/luigidude/daily-2_zpsf0a6c686.jpg

Lucina could easily be an alternate skin for Marth, considering her look and design isn't that hard to make change around Marth's character model.  Plus from the E3 trailer we know the Wii Fit Trainer has a female voice, meaning the male Wii Fit Trainer will have a male voice, so changing Marths voice to Lucina's is possible for the skin as well.

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