Super Smash Bros. For Wii U and 3DS is getting two new playable Pokemon.
Update 2: Added screenshots.
Original Story: Today's Super Smash Bros. For Wii U and 3DS Nintendo direct had a wealth of information on the new titles, but what is, of course, most interesting for long-time fans of the series is the new character reveals. At the very end of the presentation, a familiar face showed up: Charizard. In Brawl, Charizard was a part of the Pokemon Trainer character, but it looks like he will be his own character in the new game, complete with a mega-evolution Smash attack.
And how do you counter a fire Pokemon? With a water Pokemon, of course! Alongside Charizard came the announcement of Pokemon X and Y's Greninja, a water-dark type Pokemon that screams "ninja". Greninja seems to have a very agile movie set, that uses both traditional Pokemon attacks such as water gun, and "ninja" tricks such as smoke bombs. He seems somewhat similar to the previously released Lucario, who was also shown in the video to have a mega-evolution.
As for other returning character news, Yoshi fans can breathe easy, as Nintendo confirmed that the green dinosaur would be returning to the game, and fans that preferred to play as Zero Suit Samus and Sheik rather than regular Samus and Zelda will be please to know that they are, like Charizard, now their own separate characters.
A whole bunch of other Pokemon appeared in the video, although they appeared to simply be the 'mons that would spawn from the Poke-ball item when used in game.
Charizard has been my favorite Pokemon since I was 10 years old, so I am super excited that he's being fleshed out as his own character this time around.