Just a month after Cloud Strife was announced for Super Smash Bros. for the 3DS and WiiU, another surprising and exciting news comes from Masahiro Sakurai himself: Bayonetta is also joining Smash!
Sakurai recalled the result of the Super Smash Bros. Fighter Ballot, revealing that the angel-hunting witch Bayonetta is among the top five characters US players want to play as in Smash. She is also Europe's most requested character, and among all the realizable characters, she is the overall number one choice of players worldwide.
A blockbuster announcement from Nintendo just came out: Cloud Strife will join Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and WiiU!
Nintendo hosted a character poll where gamers could put in a vote for whichever character they would want to appear as the next DLC character in the game.The poll closed in October 3, and from all the fan nominations, the developers ultimately chose the protagonist of Final Fantasy VII, who will now officially join the roster despite debuting on the Sony PlayStation.
This makes Cloud the sixth guest character to appear in the Smash series, following Solid Snake (in Super Smash Bros. Brawl), Sonic the Hedgehog, Rockman, Pac-Man and Ryu. His addition also makes Square Enix the fifth third-party collaborator to join the series after Konami, Capcom, Sega and Bandai Namco.