Now which of the original brawlers from Super Smash Bros. on Nintendo 64 hasn't been seen yet in all this talk about the upcoming games? Relax, today's Smash Bros. flavored edition of Nintendo Direct finally confirms Yoshi for the new 3DS and Wii U releases, now due this summer and winter, respectively.
What was the holdup anyway? In Masahiro Sakurai style, he explains that Nintendo and Namco Bandai wanted to take the time to tweak Yoshi so that the lean green egg laying machine carries himself with a more noble posture and gait- oh alright, he stands more upright this time around. No Yoshi brawler need live under the shadow of being viewed as a loyal steed for Mushroom Kingdom plumbers again!
Edit: This post originally contained mention of Zero Suit Samus and Sheik being made separate characters for the upcoming game. Due to the new screens made available, this has since been spun off into its own article here. And no, we did not forget about Greninja.