Today, Masahiro Sakurai has revealed another returning veteran character for Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U. Lucario — the Fighting/Steel type Pokémon who made its debut as a fighter in Super Smash Bros. Brawl — will return for the upcoming Nintendo mascot-packed brawler.

Many who feared that Lucario may face the chopping block to make room for other characters will be relieved to see the aura-wielding Pokémon in its furry glory on the official Smash Bros. website.

On Miiverse, Mr. Sakurai had this to say about the return of Lucario:

The heroic Aura Pokémon, Lucario, joins the battle!! We've increased the influence of Aura this time, so a damaged Lucario is truly a force to be reckoned with.

Lucario joined the battle for the first time in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, which was released six years ago. The production staff of Brawl worked really hard to expand the character roster--without their efforts, Lucario probably never would have joined the battle.

Not only does Lucario return to Smash Bros., but the well-known Pokémon brings with it revamped Aura attacks. Are you pleased with the return of this Brawl veteran?