The lights are on
Nintendo revealed that Sonic the Hedgehog will be making another Smash Bros. stop as a returning combatant. His appearance marks the second time he's been in the fighting-game series, starting with 2008's Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
Sega's hero will be in both the Wii U and 3DS versions of the game, so nobody will be left behind. If you didn't play Brawl, Sonic is a speedy fellow, able to zoom around unsuspecting enemies and knock them senseless with his speed dash. We don't know what new abilities he'll bring this time around, if any, but the screens in the gallery below might get your imaginations going.
Take a look at our earlier Smash Bros. preview, which features another returning character, Toon Link.
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What!? Sonic in a Nintendo game? What has happened?
I need this game for my 3DS now.
Lol, greeeaaaat, now my Sonic-loving buddies will be able to troll me with that unbelievably annoying taunt..."YOU'RE TOO SLOW!"
In all honesty, saw this coming. I think discluding Sonic would have been a death sentence for this game, considering how many Sonic fans there are.
That's a second character reveal in less than a month...dare I expect another one within a similar time frame?!
I liked how Sonic played in Brawl. Glad he's staying in for the next version.
Mario VS. Mega Man VS. Sonic is a go!!!!!
I guess this shouldn't surprise me, but it sort of does. Whatever, I'm really glad he's back!
Eh...I love Sonic but many of his games and (for me) his appearance in Brawl have been underwhelming to say the least. The only time I used him was when I wanted to give a less skilled friend or family member a fighting chance.
Sigh! Sonic is back into a game which is not made for him. Now if the levels were bigger and Sonic slowed down a bit or given new abilities that will not cause him to fly off cliffs. Then it may work.