Since it was officially unveiled at E3 2013 with a fairly modest roster, Masahiro Sakurai and his team have been gradually expanding the number of playable characters in the new Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS and, by extension, building hype. Today it's been announced that Marth will be joining the ranks once again, which is great news for fans of the Fire Emblem franchise and those that like a bit of swordplay.

As usual the announcement is accompanied by plenty of screenshots, so check them all out below and let us know whether you're keen to gear up with Marth in the upcoming Wii U and 3DS releases.