Nintendo loves to reveal crazy secrets in their Nintendo Direct conferences, and today was no different. Today during the Nintendo Direct broadcast, Nintendo revealed that Cloud Strife from Final Fantasy VII will be added in as DLC for Super Smash Bros. Among a wealth of information revealed, I think this was the coolest and most exciting piece of news. Although Final Fantasy VII is the only Final Fantasy game I’ve played, I think Cloud is one of the coolest video game characters, and I’ve always wanted to see him in a fighting game. When I was addicted to Sony’s Playstation All-Stars (yes, I was one of the few who enjoyed that game), I always thought that Cloud would be great as DLC, but unfortunately, that game didn’t really have a steady flow of extra characters.
I don’t own a Wii U so I haven’t played much of the new Super Smash Bros game. But, the news of Cloud Strife being added in and the continued support of the game from Nintendo makes me want to purchase a Wii U. The addition of Cloud as a character is a smart move on Nintendo’s part because it shows that they care about making the game more enjoyable by adding characters that fans want, and just from the footage they showed in the trailer (you can catch Cloud at the 42:10 mark in the video), he is going to be an awesome addition to the game. His moveset looks similar to Ike’s, but I think Cloud is going to be much more combo-heavy, and the abilities his sword possesses are really unique. I’m really excited to see what else Nintendo is going to bring to Super Smash Bros, and if they keep doing what they’re doing now, I just might have to start saving up so I can enjoy all of it.
So what do you guys think? Did this news shock you? Excite you? Who would you like to see be added in as a character in Super Smash Bros? Let me know in the comments below!