'Super Smash Bros 4': Captain Falcon, Lucina and Robin join Wii U and 3DS character list; release date, rumors

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Nintendo has revealed three familiar names joining the character list of Super Smash Bros 4 Wii U and 3DS – Captain Falcon, Lucina and Robin. The company also makes clear that the game won't feature Chrom as a playable character, rejecting rumors.

Captain Falcon hails from the F-Zero series, while Lucina and Robin both originate from "Fire Emblem: Awakening."

The F-Zero games, which feature the protagonist racer, bounty hunter and mascot, Captain Falcon, hasn't had a follow-up game for a while. This is unfortunate, since the series also generated other racers like "Daytona USA" and the Wipeout games.

Thanks to his presence in Super Smash Bros 4, Captain Falcon is guaranteed to increase his popularity among players.

Meanwhile, Lucina and Robin coming to Super Smash Bros 4 is also great addition for the game's fans.

Lucina is the future daughter of Chrom, the Fire Emblem games' protagonist and most powerful character. Her mother could be either Sully, Olivia, Maribelle, Sumia or the Avatar. She is good at sword fighting, and sometimes pretends to be the Hero-King Marth.

The Avatar's default name is Robin. However, there is as of yet no certainty of the Avatar's actual gender, whether it's a male or female, and game creator Masahiro Sakurai goes beyond what Super Smash Bros 4 players expect in bringing Robin into the game.

With Robin, players have the option to play as either a male or a female. The trailer shows Robin has some magic specialties.

Rayman from Ubisoft, will also appear in Super Smash Bros 4 though not as a playable character.

There are no details of Rayman's role yet, either he appears as a cameo or as an assist trophy. However, rumors say that Ubisoft has sent a Rayman 3D model trophy to Nintendo.

The Super Smash Bros 4 release date for the 3DS is due on October 3 while the Wii U version is to be released during the 2014 holiday season.

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