Meta Knight was a somewhat divisive character in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, as he was so proficient in aerial combat, and so deadly with very little effort, that he was actually banned from competitive tournaments. A favourite of button mashers not actually sure of what they're doing, his absence so far from the new Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and 3DS will have some cheering and others bemoaning the potential loss.

The roster for the new games has already reached an impressive size, however, with various new characters and Miis also entering the battle. Masahiro Sakurai's latest Pic of the Day shows how Mii customisation will go beyond move sets across the three classes — Brawler, Gunner, Swordfighter — but also affect outfits. We're sure this'll be a popular feature, with the examples below being rather cool.

Pic of the day. "Hello! I'm Samus, the intergalactic bounty hunter!" "And I am Meta Knight, joining the battle!!"

Mii Outfits

We're running out of time for new character reveals due to the arrival of the 3DS entry on 3rd October; whether Sakurai-san is teasing that Meta Knight may still make the cut in his message, or gently taunting fans that are hoping for an arrival that will never come, is entirely up for debate.

Do you like the look of these Mii outfits, and would you welcome the inclusion of Meta Knight in the new games? Let us know.