“Ike, the swordsman of magnificent strength, joins the battle!!”

Ike has been a fan favorite in the Super Smash Bros. series since he was unveiled in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Masahiro Sakurai has revealed on Miiverse that he is to return in Super Smash Bros. 4 with his iconic and very powerful Smash Attacks.

“Ike, the swordsman of magnificent strength, joins the battle!! Strike your foes down with his powerful smash attacks.”

Sakurai also reassures players about the usage of Ike:

“For this game, Ike’s design is based on the hero that appears in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. His sword deals heavy damage in Smash Bros., so this design suits him very well!”

“His sword deals heavy damage in Smash Bros., so this design suits him very well! Rest assured, he can use Aether as well.”

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Additional screenshots of Ike can be found on the official Super Smash Bros. Website.

Who else would you like to see return from Brawl and be playable in Super Smash Bros. 4?