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Cloud Strife is Coming to Super Smash Bros.

Nintendo has confirmed that Cloud Strife, of Final Fantasy VII fame, is making an appearance in Super Smash Bros.

Featured above, you can view Cloud’s debut trailer for the Nintendo-dominant fighting game.

Alongside Cloud being added to the game is a new level, the iconic city of Midgar:

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You can find the first screenshots for Cloud, below:

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Nintendo also confirmed a “Super Smash Bros. Special Broadcast” that will air in December.

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91 comments
  1. WB1c_Marathon
    WB1c_Marathon
    November 12, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    I can’t even right now.

  2. Dewey Defeats Truman
    Dewey Defeats Truman
    November 12, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    This is the most shock and amazement I’ve felt since Sony’s E3 conference.

    Man I never saw that coming. Even with 3rd parties I thought at best we’d get Wolf for smash this direct.

  3. Siveon
    Siveon
    November 12, 2015 at 5:52 pm

    I don’t even know what’s going on anymore. Next we’ll have Goku and by then I’ll officially just give up on logical thought.

  4. bdp
    bdp
    November 12, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    FF7 remake confirmed for Wii U/NX?

  5. WB1c_Marathon
    WB1c_Marathon
    November 12, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    I’m not gonna lie and say I’m not somewhat hyped, I just don’t get why they didn’t choose a protag from a FF that debuted on a Nintendo console. It’s amusing in a way.

  6. Alexis Nascimento-Lajoie
    Alexis Nascimento-Lajoie
    November 12, 2015 at 5:55 pm

    Jesus christ I’m back in 2006, only this time it’s real.

  7. disqus_6DwfESMiOF
    disqus_6DwfESMiOF
    November 12, 2015 at 5:55 pm

    That was out of nowhere! Extremely excited to play as Cloud! I’ll bet during that December Smash thing they will reveal the character that won the Smash Poll.

  8. Fenrir007
    Fenrir007
    November 12, 2015 at 5:55 pm

    Game’s ruined. He is the Broly of Smash Bros. Everyone will play him online, forever.

  9. Yuen
    Yuen
    November 12, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    Careful what you say…

  10. Fenrir007
    Fenrir007
    November 12, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    Maybe Goku… and Superman.

  11. Siveon
    Siveon
    November 12, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    Funny thing about the December announcement…announcement. They played the Brawl theme. Calling it: Campaign is gonna be made with the other characters revealed.

    That would really just blow my goddamn mind.

    (Or Shantae, that’ll be cool too.)

  12. Carbon Based Killer Bee
    Carbon Based Killer Bee
    November 12, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    Between this and Linkle, I’m vibrating in my seat this very moment. Very happy.

  13. Doc Hammer
    Doc Hammer
    November 12, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    Will your atoms split apart if they confirm her for Smash too?

  14. Domhnall
    Domhnall
    November 12, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    Why not a Final Fantasy character that was actually on a Nintendo console?

  15. PleaseHelpMe
    PleaseHelpMe
    November 12, 2015 at 6:07 pm

    Why? It would make a lot more sense if Terra or Cecil got put into Smash Bros but Cloud? FF7 has never been released on a Nintendo console lol. Whatever still cool I guess

  16. NuclearCherries
    NuclearCherries
    November 12, 2015 at 6:11 pm

    Ah yes, put in the character from the game that killed the N64.

    Brilliant move, Nintendo.

  17. deadeye
    deadeye
    November 12, 2015 at 6:12 pm

    Pretty simple answer. Cloud has popularity. The others don’t.

  18. BattlerArisato
    BattlerArisato
    November 12, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    I believe Chrono is more popular and fits better than Cloud, this is just plain bad fanservice, next thing we will see is Goku.

  19. dogmentation
    dogmentation
    November 12, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    Puzzle & Dragons already lets you put those 2 on the same team as Cloud, Eva-01, Kenshiro, and Hello Kitty.

  20. deadeye
    deadeye
    November 12, 2015 at 6:20 pm

    If they put Chrono in, I’d fully expect half the responses to be “Who?”

  21. goodbyejojo
    goodbyejojo
    November 12, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    what a slap in the face to sony

  22. sanic
    sanic
    November 12, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    uh okay? How about bringing back snake?

  23. BattlerArisato
    BattlerArisato
    November 12, 2015 at 6:44 pm

    he was asked on the ballot and I’m pretty sure the smash community asked for him more than Cloud.
    This is just a character to appeal “normies” (sorry but I see no other way to say it)

  24. Nagato
    Nagato
    November 12, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    Made even more ironic by the fact that Sony couldn’t secure Cloud for PSABR.

    Or even Lightning, for that matter.

  25. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    November 12, 2015 at 7:01 pm

    Would you wanna deal with Konami?

  26. Carbon Based Killer Bee
    Carbon Based Killer Bee
    November 12, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    I’ll go fucking nuclear – in the best of ways.

  27. Tyrannikos
    Tyrannikos
    November 12, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    What in the actual fuck? There were MANY other choices that would have been better. Bayonetta? Shovel Knight? Wonder Red? Shit, I could go on.

  28. ivanchu77
    ivanchu77
    November 12, 2015 at 7:14 pm

    Sorry bro, but these characters are nowhere near as iconic as cloud

  29. deadeye
    deadeye
    November 12, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    “Normies” are the majority. That’s just how it is.

    No way in hell would I believe that Chrono was voted for more than Cloud was.

  30. sanic
    sanic
    November 12, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    What’s the problem not like they’re making any games with him.

  31. West
    West
    November 12, 2015 at 7:29 pm

    Gordon Freeman in Smash Bros. to be announced in December.
    (Kidding.)

  32. Otaku DJK1NG (YouTube)
    Otaku DJK1NG (YouTube)
    November 12, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    FFVII started deployment in 1994 on SNES it was moved to N64 later. But because of the lack of space on cartridges. Square Enix moved it to the PS1 CDi. Which offered much much more space for it.

    Go do some research folks.

  33. Thanatos2k
    Thanatos2k
    November 12, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    lol what

  34. Dewey Defeats Truman
    Dewey Defeats Truman
    November 12, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    Chrono, more popular than Cloud? You’re kidding right?

    I mean even if you aren’t a huge FF7 fan you can’t deny that Cloud is easily one of the most popular video game characters ever.To this day you could go ask random people on the street to name a video game character and you’d probably get at least one Cloud.

  35. Thanatos2k
    Thanatos2k
    November 12, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    Square is remaking Final Fantasy 7. They want it fresh in everyone consciousness. Hence Cloud.

  36. Thanatos2k
    Thanatos2k
    November 12, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    We’ve never seen Crono in 3D. Cloud has appeared in many games already so they have his look and moves down.

  37. Thanatos2k
    Thanatos2k
    November 12, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    I would ask the Smash community who they want and then ignore anything they say.

  38. InfectedAI
    InfectedAI
    November 12, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    Shantae please! No way they’re adding a campaign this late in. I’d love to play as my favorite Half-Genie though.

  39. InfectedAI
    InfectedAI
    November 12, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    Along with a Half-Life 2: Episode 3 announcement to build hype for Half-Life 3 Prologue: Episode 1.

  40. InfectedAI
    InfectedAI
    November 12, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    Maybe not, but unlike Could they’ve actually appeared on a Nintendo system.

  41. Richard Miller
    Richard Miller
    November 12, 2015 at 8:02 pm

    You never know. Nintendo did say that they was a fan of Steam.

  42. Richard Miller
    Richard Miller
    November 12, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    I didn’t see this coming.

  43. Noctah
    Noctah
    November 12, 2015 at 8:08 pm

    Meh. I don’t care about a character appearing or not on a Nintendo system. I just want it to be a cool character, that makes the game more fun.

  44. DariusQ
    DariusQ
    November 12, 2015 at 8:27 pm

    That’s fine, but please don’t tell me this is what won the fan vote. That would just be too sad.

  45. BurntToShreds
    BurntToShreds
    November 12, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    Is it too late to ask for Klonoa from Namco if they’re going all out with it like this?

  46. flashn00b
    flashn00b
    November 12, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    Because Final Fantasy has much more mainstream games on Nintendo systems than Castlevania, right?

    …Wake me up when the inevitable Master Chief announcement happens.

  47. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    November 12, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    Gordon Freeman is busy being dead, it’ll be Scout.

  48. LaserCatsAreAwesome
    LaserCatsAreAwesome
    November 12, 2015 at 9:22 pm

    Guess he was dropping the mic there to give it to a conartist.

  49. Tyrannikos
    Tyrannikos
    November 12, 2015 at 9:29 pm

    Oh, you use how iconic a character is as a supporting argument. How about Roy then? He’s only iconic because he was put into Smash in the first place. Nobody gave a shit about him outside of Japan.

    The characters I named are less iconic than Cloud, and yet they still make more sense than him. Weird how that works.

  50. Fenrir007
    Fenrir007
    November 12, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    You answered your own question. How could you possibly balance someone as badass as Sabin in this game?

  51. Fenrir007
    Fenrir007
    November 12, 2015 at 9:52 pm

    I’m surprised they didn’t announced Sephiroth, too. Or maybe they will announce both separately for maximum fanwank.

  52. Raziel Barkrai
    Raziel Barkrai
    November 12, 2015 at 10:31 pm

    Wonder Red is never going to be in this game isn’t he? It wouldn’t surprise me if Goku or Sora get in next.

  53. Envy Noson
    Envy Noson
    November 12, 2015 at 11:40 pm

    what’s next, Goku?

  54. Stilzkin
    Stilzkin
    November 13, 2015 at 1:33 am

    I heard people say the same about Little Mac, Ryu etc.

  55. SoccerStar9001
    SoccerStar9001
    November 13, 2015 at 4:23 am

    Exclusive to wii u ^w^

  56. arkhangelsk44
    arkhangelsk44
    November 13, 2015 at 6:32 am

    Cloud’s existence in SSB4 is just there to promote the character’s future game (FFVII HD Remake) just like Snake in SSBB for MGS 4. Plus, Square Enix said that FFVII HD Remake will come first to the Playstation 4 so it might be ported to PC as an enhanced port to appease the Master Race, ported to XBOX ONE because this along with PC is a Microsoft product so why not and a unique port for the Nintendo NX. It’s possible.

  57. LaserCatsAreAwesome
    LaserCatsAreAwesome
    November 13, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    Only if Goku has a sword uppercut for Up B otherwise the chances of slim.

  58. flashn00b
    flashn00b
    November 13, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    No, because Master Chief’s more popular

  59. Radiovid
    Radiovid
    November 13, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    The comment was that it was never RELEASED on Nintendo consoles, not that it was never developed for them. Your trivia fact changes nothing.

  60. Otaku DJK1NG (YouTube)
    Otaku DJK1NG (YouTube)
    November 13, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    doesn’t matter what the comment said.
    There are countless other excuses people come up with such as
    “FFVII has nothing to do with Nintendo” which is false.
    “Cloud never appeared in a game on a Nintendo platform” which is false.
    I can go on.

  61. Thanatos2k
    Thanatos2k
    November 13, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    He’s almost assuredly gonna be an assist trophy or something.

  62. Thanatos2k
    Thanatos2k
    November 13, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    Thanks, now I’m mad again. THANKS.

  63. Raziel Barkrai
    Raziel Barkrai
    November 13, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    People complained about Little Mac? He gets shit on all the time because it’s easy to send him off the stage.

  64. snugdarkly
    snugdarkly
    November 13, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    What? Wouldn’t this be a good thing to Sony? After all it’s promoting a ps4 game.

  65. BaronKrause
    BaronKrause
    November 14, 2015 at 1:02 am

    Probably because when they introduced the character they didn’t want most people running to Google to find out who it is.

  66. Jesus Zamora
    Jesus Zamora
    November 14, 2015 at 1:06 am

    Can’t get FFVII remake, but can get a cameo in a party game!

    Always the bridesmade, Nintendo?

  67. Jesus Zamora
    Jesus Zamora
    November 14, 2015 at 1:08 am

    Is the remake going to be on the Wii U? I highly doubt it. Hell, I’m not even sure Square will give an NX version a shot. Third parties have made it pretty clear that collabs and cameos are as close as they’re getting to Nintendo hardware.

  68. Fenrir007
    Fenrir007
    November 14, 2015 at 2:22 am

    >assist trophy

    Oh man, I can already hear the collective cries of the fujoshis.

  69. Fenrir007
    Fenrir007
    November 14, 2015 at 2:23 am

    This is Cloud, though. Extreme fanboism surrounds this character.

  70. Stilzkin
    Stilzkin
    November 14, 2015 at 5:50 am

    Stop bullying my Smash husbando

  71. goodbyejojo
    goodbyejojo
    November 14, 2015 at 6:41 am

    cloud was probably the most requested character in ps allstars

  72. NathanEH
    NathanEH
    November 14, 2015 at 11:41 am

    I wholeheartedly agree that plenty of other characters deserve Smash Brothers more than Cloud and I would have preferred half of that list over him, but I gotta point out that for whatever it’s worth Cloud did appear in Kingdom Hearts – Chain of Memories for Game Boy Advance.

  73. snugdarkly
    snugdarkly
    November 14, 2015 at 3:50 pm

    Oh I see.

  74. Rashaan Butler
    Rashaan Butler
    November 15, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    Sakurai has said that they won’t put in characters that did not debut in a video game, so Goku is a no-go. Sure, he’s had games based on his series, but he does not originate from one.

  75. InkBrush
    InkBrush
    November 15, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    I don’t mind people pissing on SONY for not taking the chance for that
    since now they obviously didn’t gave two shits about PSASBR and saw it
    as just a cheap cash in while giving the PSASBR fans a big fuck you when
    they let SuperBot go, because it was a failure in SONY’s eyes.

  76. TsukuyomiMagi99
    TsukuyomiMagi99
    November 16, 2015 at 10:27 am

    Okay. This is starting to get absurd. What’s next Dante from DmC? Kenshiro from Fist of the North Star? I don’t mind a few guest characters but holy shit.

  77. TsukuyomiMagi99
    TsukuyomiMagi99
    November 16, 2015 at 10:31 am

    Sabin’s cool. But Shadow is the badass ninja of FF!

  78. TsukuyomiMagi99
    TsukuyomiMagi99
    November 16, 2015 at 10:33 am

    Her milkshake brings all the boys to the yard lol

  79. TsukuyomiMagi99
    TsukuyomiMagi99
    November 16, 2015 at 10:35 am

    He could use his nimbus cloud.

  80. Thanatos2k
    Thanatos2k
    November 16, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    Doesn’t matter. They know people who play the Wii U own other consoles.

  81. Kuzotalis
    Kuzotalis
    November 20, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    Yeah FFVII was originally going to be on a Nintendo console, but i can care less on what they say.

  82. Kuzotalis
    Kuzotalis
    November 20, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    Totally doubtful, Square-Enix had no plans for that, not now, not yet, not ever.

    Also, i rather keep FFVII-R on PS4 than anything.

  83. Kuzotalis
    Kuzotalis
    November 20, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    There’s no confirmation that it would be, people like you liked to speculate that it could possibly on other consoles. And besides, i rather have them to pull a trick move that it would be on PS4 only and not anywhere else, than just it.

  84. bdp
    bdp
    November 21, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    I was half joking but there’s still the fact that every character in smash has been in a game on a nintendo platform other than smash.

  85. Jettythesunfish
    Jettythesunfish
    November 24, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    As if people didn’t do that for the Ice Climbers back in Melee?

  86. Malcolm_Ecks
    Malcolm_Ecks
    November 26, 2015 at 8:23 am

    FF7 was going to be on the SNES, but then the PS came out with, you know, modern tech for the time.

  87. Malcolm_Ecks
    Malcolm_Ecks
    November 26, 2015 at 8:23 am

    Well yeah, not as many Wii U’s sold out there.