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King Dedede Announced for Super Smash Bros on Wii U and 3DS

by Ron Duwell | January 10, 2014January 10, 2014 6:30 am PST

Nintendo has announced another character for its upcoming Super Smash Bros Wii U and 3DS fighting game.

King Dedede, Kirby’s primary antagonist and selfish self-appointed King of Dreamland, will be joining Bowser and Donkey Kong as the heavy weights on the roster. His announcement makes him the 21st character to make the squad, a list which rapidly feels like it’s filling up.

This roster choice is the first one in a while that I feel uninspired about.

I’m not the biggest fan of King Dedede, but Kirby is still a popular series, and it needed more representation in the game. While he has always been a B-Level villain in the Nintendo universe, I have to admit that Sakurai’s design for him looks nice. Zelda and Peach seem to agree, even though the Wii Fit Trainer isn’t having any of it. I would rather have had Meta Knight if we needed more Kirby characters.

Or, better yet, I would have preferred Wario if we needed another heavy villain. Still, what’s done is done and King Dedede is your 21st man. Take him or leave him.


Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...