According to a recent Nintendo 3DS eShop listing by Nintendo, it looks like Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U will add another Smash veteran to the roster. Wario, the long-time anti-hero of the Super Mario series, seems to be making an appearance in the next Super Smash Bros. title
While this does seem to be a relatively credible source (being the eShop itself), there is always room for error, so do not expect too much until the character is truly revealed. The greedy protagonist of the popular WarioWare series already has a history with the Smash series, first featured in Super Smash Bros. Brawl for the Nintendo Wii as a playable character. With both his classic and biker outfits available, he seemed to hint at the major costume changes that are now available in Super Smash Bros. 3DS/Wii U.
This week, a section on the Nintendo eShop is dedicated to Mario's antagonistic counterpart himself. Here eagle-eyed 3DS owners may spot a curious point of interest - in a section listing games that Wario has appeared in, Super Smash Bros. 3DS is present. Perhaps this could be a simple mistake, or this could be a sign of an announcement to come from Nintendo.
Hopefully some sort of confirmation or clarification will be forthcoming. We can't say we wouldn't get a kick out of playing as Wario again, pulling motorcycles out of thin air and producing fart bombs. The next installment of Super Smash Bros. will hit the Nintendo 3DS on October 3, 2014, and the Wii U sometime during the holiday season.
Super Smash Bros 3DS listed under Wario section in eShop pic.twitter.com/o9FUAg3IVm— Wario64 (@Wario64) July 24, 2014