E3 2014: Palutena to Descend From the Heavens to Join Super Smash Bros.

Divine Intervention

Kid Icarus fans will be delighted to learn that Palutena, the Goddess of Light from the classic Nintendo series, will be making a playable appearance in the upcoming Super Smash Bros games for Wii U and 3DS.

Showcased during Nintendo's Digital Event, gameplay footage revealed the divine being's impressive move set. The footage itself was bookended by fully voiced, animated clips featuring the original voice actors for Pit and Palutena from Kid Icarus: Uprising. At the end of the presentation, Dark Pit made a brief appearance, and while it wasn't outright confirmed, it did hint that he too might feature in the line-up as an individual character.

This isn't the first time that Palutena has appeared in a Super Smash Bros. game; she also appeared as a part of Pit's Final Smash attack in 2008's Super Smash Bros. Brawl for Wii.