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Fire Emblem's Ike joins the Super Smash Bros. roster on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS

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Ike, a reoccurring character in Intelligent Systems' Fire Emblem role-playing game series, will join the cast of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, according to an update on the series' official website. 

Ike served as the protagonist in the 2005 GameCube installment Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance and as one of two main characters in the 2007 Wii game Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. He also appeared as a downloadable character in the most recent game, Fire Emblem: Awakening, which was released in 2013 outside of Japan. 

Ike's Super Smash Bros. incarnation will be based on his Radiant Dawn manifestation. He'll join a cast of characters that includes Princess Zelda, Punch-Out's Little Mac and Sonic the Hedgehog.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is scheduled for a summer 2014 release, while Super Smash Bros. for Wii U will be released this winter. Earlier this week, managing director of Nintendo France Seaphan Bole revealed that the Wii U version will use Skylanders-like near-filed communication (NFC) technology, which Nintendo will show off at E3 next month. You can check out the E3 2013 debut trailer for Super Smash Bros. below.