Marth, the knight from Fire Emblem, has been confirmed as part of the Smash Bros roster for Wii U and 3DS.
When Super Smash Bros Melee released in 2001, it included two sword-fighters that most American gamers were not familiar with. Since Fire Emblem was an obscure Japanese strategy RPG series at the time, players didn't really know who this "Marth" guy was. The series has gained some recognition since then, though, so of course he's coming back for the Wii U and 3DS iteration of Super Smash Bros.
Nintendo posted a batch of screenshots of the blue-haired knight on its official site, with a bit of Miiverse confirmation from director Masahiro Sakurai to boot. You can check out the screens to see Marth wailing on various adorable Nintendo characters with a sword, and apparently charming Princess Peach. Mario is not going to be happy.
Steve Watts' youthful memories are are a blur of pixels, princesses, castles, and Mega Busters. After writing about games as a pastime for years, he got his first shot at a paid gig at 1UP. He's freelanced for several sites since then, and found a friendly home at Shacknews. His editorial duties include news, reviews, features, and lunatic ravings. He lives in the Baltimore-Washington area with his shockingly understanding wife.
Man, lots of good memories from early 00's fighting my friend's Marth.