Nearly lost in the shuffle of all of today's huge Super Smash Bros. announcements during the Nintendo Direct, three returning characters were announced: Yoshi, Sheik, and Zero Suit Samus. Since characters don't change forms any more during battles, this means Sheik and Zero Suit Samus are now independent fighters with full move sets of their own, instead of just being part of Zelda and Regular Samus like they've been in past Smash Bros. games.


Yoshi and Sheik look largely unchanged in appearance from their incarnations in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, aside from some nice aesthetic HD updates. Zero Suit Samus, however, is arguably more sexualised — as per Metroid: Other M — than she was before, with a larger chest and what are presumably mythical Chozo stiletto heels that also serve as jet boots.

Zero Suit Samus

What do you think of the new returning characters? Which Smash Bros. veterans are you still waiting to see in the upcoming game(s)? How will Sheik and Zero Suit Samus flesh out their move sets to compensate for being entirely independent characters for the first time?