The new Super Smash Bros for Wii U and 3Ds is set to be one of the year's biggest releases for Nintendo and to help continue pushing the hype train down the track, the Japanese game maker has released some more details about it, including the fact that joining Lucario and Pikachu as playable Pokemon characters, are Charizard and new series addition, Greninja - and neither will require a trainer.
This bumps the number of pokemon in the game to four, bringing the Pokemon series in line with Mario as the most represented of the Nintendo characters under the Smash Bros umbrella.
However, while these characters will feature on both 3DS and Wii U versions, the two games will be quite different. The levels on the handheld version are said to be inspired by handheld games released over the past two decades, whilst the console version will be similarly based around console games.
We also learned that there will be boss fights for players to contend with, but that they can help direct these super powered characters to fight their opponents for them - with enough luck and skill.
One move by Nintendo which will have long time fans and local players excited, is that in offline mode and when playing online against friends, players will be able to customise the movesets of characters, having them perform attacks usually reserved for others. However this feature will be restricted, as playing competitively online with this sort of set up would be nigh-on impossible to balance.
Smash Bros is currently set to release on the 3DS in summer this year and on Wii U sometime in the fall.