Nintendo President Satoru Iwata confirmed during the Nintendo Direct this morning that Mario's age old rival, Sonic the Hedgehog, will be jumping into the ring in Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS.

Sonic the Hedgehog joins Mega Man as the second guest character from a third party company, and he is the 17th character overall.

Both the Blue Blur and the Blue Bomber will be starring in their first game together. Two of Mario's earliest and fiercest rivals are more than a welcome addition to the game, and it might be too much blue for the plumber to handle.

Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS will be available in 2014.