Nintendo revealed King Dedede, ruler of Dream Land and Kirby’s arch-nemesis, as a playable character in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. 4. With mallet in hand, he’s ready to squash that little puff-ball, and take down everyone else while he’s at it. More pictures, including some featuring Link and Zelda, are after the jump.

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Update: An additional screenshot added, plus a quote from series director Masahiro Sakurai. (-Reece)

Super Smash Bros. 4 - King Dedede

Masahiro Sakurai says onย Miiverse:

“Celebrating the launch of Kirby: Triple Deluxe in Japan, King Dedede joins the battle! Check out his evocative facial expressions on the official web site.”

Source: Super Smash Bros.,ย Miiverse
  • Mark Folkert

    Looks like the Wii Fit trainer will help him lose some weight…

  • Daniel Ireland

    Were there really enough people who liked him in Brawl to justify bringing him back? He was easily my least favourite character lol. Oh well… here’s hoping Knuckles makes an appearance (though doubtful). I’d love a slower but more powerful Sonic-type character ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Vladislak

    I love how much more animated his facial expressions seem to be. ๐Ÿ™‚

    He may not have been my main, but he’s such a goofy character that I’m very glad he’s returning.

  • Guest

    He was a PC in Brawl!!