Super Smash Bros. fulfills fantasies with Cloud Strife

Today's Nintendo Direct concluded with a Super Smash Bros. announcement that nobody saw coming. At all.

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Today's Nintendo Direct concluded with a Super Smash Bros. reveal that nobody saw coming. Cloud, the iconic hero from Final Fantasy VII, is the latest combatant to hit Nintendo's fighter. He comes with his massive sword and his Limit Bursts to deliver massive punishment to foes.

The trailer also came with a new stage based on Midgar, which features a number of Final Fantasy characters and monsters. Finally, Cloud unleashed his wrath with his Omnislash Final Smash.

But readers may be asking themselves, "Wait, what about the Smash Bros. Fighter Ballot results?" Well, Nintendo ended the announcement by revealing that a special broadcast would air in December, which is likely where the answers will come.

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    November 12, 2015 2:48 PM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Super Smash Bros. fulfills fantasies with Cloud Strife

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      November 12, 2015 2:58 PM

      Omg that looks awesome. Sad it took this long to see cloud /summons in hd on a Nintendo system before a Sony system. Haha

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      November 12, 2015 3:01 PM

      Does that mean a Cloud Amiibo!!!?? Sold!!!!

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      November 12, 2015 3:02 PM

      Never would have expected this.

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        November 12, 2015 4:31 PM

        Sakurai again giving what nobody expects but everyone wants

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      November 12, 2015 4:03 PM

      Was that game ever on a Nintendo system?

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        November 12, 2015 4:20 PM

        According to this, original playstation, Windows, ios, and ps4.

        Why basically a Sony character for smash?

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Final_Fantasy_VII

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        November 12, 2015 4:22 PM

        I'd go as far to say that I don't think that character has even made a cameo on a Nintendo platform. At least none that I know of.

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          November 12, 2015 4:59 PM

          Theatre Rhythm and the Kingdom Hearts games on the 3ds.

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            November 12, 2015 7:45 PM

            Makes sense it'd be on the one Nintendo platform I've never owned.

            I think this would be a great opportunity for Nintendo to take the FF7 remake and make it an exclusive to their console. Looking at the WiiU there are some of the best versions of Nintendo's titles, and folks aren't all that interested. I can only interrupt that as people aren't interested in Nintendo games. At least not enough to buy their console. I think they need something not only different, but something that remains relatively mainstream.

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              November 12, 2015 7:46 PM

              The 3DS and WiiU that is. I've never owned either of those machines.

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              November 12, 2015 8:28 PM

              No way it becomes an exclusive, but I could see maybe a special edition for the NX.

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                November 13, 2015 3:59 AM

                I agree it won't, but Nintendo has enough money that they could afford to do something like that, and it's those kinds of moves I think they need to make if they want to position themselves as a competitor in the new console space.

                That, and a rethink of their online components.

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              November 12, 2015 9:52 PM

              FF7 is already "first on PS4", for whatever that ends up meaning. I suspect it'll mean a PC release, and who knows, depending on tech specs, NX. I doubt it'll go near XBO.

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                November 13, 2015 4:00 AM

                "First on PS4" Sounds a whole lot like what's going on with the new Tomb Raider game.

                There's no reason it can't be on the XBO.

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                  November 13, 2015 4:33 AM

                  No reason it *can't*, but given the conspicuous absence of even a single XBO announcement out of SE when they've been announcing all these PS4 games is a pretty strong sign.

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      November 12, 2015 4:09 PM

      HOLY SHIT