'Super Smash Bros 4' Confirmed Characters: Lady Palutena From 'Kid Icarus' Joins As Playable Fighter, Shows Off Her Abilities In Gameplay Clip [VIDEO]

By Matthew Buzzi , Updated Jun 10, 2014 01:30 PM EDT
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Before wrapping up its E3 Digital Event, Nintendo had one more detail to reveal about Super Smash Bros. in the form of a new playable character.

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Lady Palutena from the Kid Icarus series is joining the fray, showing off a bevy of powerful moves. Nintendo led into the reveal with an entertaining animated clash between Link and Pit, before Palutena took over to fight for herself.

In Kid Icarus, Lady Palutena is a goddess who oversees Pit's adventures, and she will bring her array of powers such as reflect, angelic missile, black hole, mega laser, super speed, and more to the battle.

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These were all demonstrated with gameplay footage, which can be seen in the live event video below, which you can rewind and watch. The animated Link and Pit battle can be seen at 1 hour and 24 minute mark in the video if you want to jump ahead, which leads into Palutena's debut.

Nintendo also showed off another new playable character, the Mii. Your very own Mii face can be placed on the body of one of three Mii fighter bodies: the Brawler, Gunner, or Swordfighter.

Each character type fights differently, and you can actually choose which special attacks to take into battle from 36 different options, letting you create a customized character for the first time. It's an interesting way to incorporate Miis into the series, something the team wanted to do before, but didn't feel they had the right system to incorporate them.

They also included the long-awaited release date for the 3DS version of the game, which will launch ahead of the Wii U edition. Super Smash Bros For 3DS will be available on October 3, with the console title set to launch during the holiday season.

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