Neoseeker : News : Ike drops the mic, rejoins the roster for Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS
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Alex May 23, 14
"I'm actually rather surprised that Ike made the cut this time around. He was a relatively low-tier character in Super Smash Bros. Brawl...Why bring Ike back? Maybe Namco just felt like adding as many characters as possible..."

NO. Sakurai's focus isn't to get rid of low-tier characters, but to get rid of characters that don't bring anything unique to the table. Ike who yes, may be low-tier in brawl, had a very unique playstyle, character persona in the ssb roster, and don't forget the huge fan-base! Bringing him into wii-u gen and reworking him into a more competitive-level playstyle (which is what this super smash bros is going to be) is sakurai's greatest decision yet. And who knows! Also, with Ike entering the wii-u generation, this also may be a good marketing set-up for a Fire Emblem sequel for ike!
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AgatioGanon May 23, 14
I'm surprised he made it too, I thought for sure he would be replaced, they're totally upping t to 3 Fire Emblem characters I think if Ike was able to make it, I woulfd like the 3rd one to be Lucina.

Anyway I'm just glad Ike did return because of the Fire Emblem characters, he's my guy, I love Ike, even more than Roy.
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captain boo May 23, 14
Not all that surprising, I couldn't see Chrom replacing the most popular Fire Emblem Lord there is.
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BlueLore May 23, 14
Not that surprising for me too,but it is good to see him confirmed.
I always said ike will make it into the game.

Now I think that more or less destroys chroms chances,I kinda doubt they'd give us a 3rd blue haired swords man(but who knows?)
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Naming myself just to comment lol May 23, 14
Congrats on being the first english website to post this! I'm indifferent to Ike, but my brother LOVES him. I'm perfectly happy with him so long as he doesn't hurt an FEA character's chances. But when you compare fire emblem to star fox, maybe FE deserves 3 reps...
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bluexy May 23, 14
quote Naming myself just to comment lol
Congrats on being the first english website to post this! I'm indifferent to Ike, but my brother LOVES him. I'm perfectly happy with him so long as he doesn't hurt an FEA character's chances. But when you compare fire emblem to star fox, maybe FE deserves 3 reps...
It's good to stay up past midnight sometimes.
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Orlando May 23, 14
I wouldn't think that tier placement would be a factor Sakurai or Namco consider when choosing who will be in this game and who will not.

Tier lists are made by the competitive community based on multiple factors, for example, tournament results, match-ups, popularity and so on. Tier lists are dependent on how well competitive players use a character based on those factors in a competitive setting. Also, tier lists differ between regions; what is low-tier for North American might be mid-tier for Japan or Europe. If Sakurai or Namco wanted to keep all the top/high tier characters in Smash, then they would have to bring back Meta-Knight, Ice-Climbers, Snake, and Falco (which he might) and cut off the low-tier characters.

However, I don't think that Sakurai would only want to please the competitive side of Smash. Ike is a really popular character for casual players. Furthermore, he is just a very charismatic character overall. I mean who wouldn't want to play a cool guy, in an amazing costume, wielding a big sword. I think the reason for his return was because of how popular he is to the fans so it wasn't a big surprise for me. I'm actually excited to see how he plays in this game and if there are any changes to his gameplay (hopefully a better recovery?)

I still have a strong feeling that there is going to be a third new character from the FE series to make an appearance.
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Kelvin May 23, 14
To be honest, tiers are for queers. It's all player skills.
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Milennin May 23, 14
Hell yeah.
Loved Ike in Brawl. His animations and hit sounds (and his yelling) made him the most fun to play as.

"Aether!! HRAAAARGHHH!!"
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Krystal Dark May 23, 14
"Prepare yourself!"

Is it me or does Ike look slightly more 'buff' in this one?
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Gotenks May 23, 14
quote KrystalDark
Is it me or does Ike look slightly more 'buff' in this one?
He does take on his Radiant Dawn look in this game and he was more buff in Radiant Dawn than he was in Path of Radiance, which was what he took on as appearance in Brawl.
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Lonewolf89 May 23, 14
Yes Ike best character in the game ever going R*** bitches with that beast yeah!!! }
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Xeros the Slayer May 23, 14
Awwww yeah, Guts-Ike.
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Lil YoshiXD May 23, 14
WHY AM I ONLY BEING NOTIFIED OF THIS NOW!?!?

OMG IKE IS BACK AND WE ARE GETTING MEGAMAN!!!

SMAASSH 4 HYPE!!!!!
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