New challenger!

It has been confirmed during today's Japanese Nintendo Direct that Shulk will be joining the roster of Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U and 3DS.

The existence of the character — taken from Xenoblade Chronicles on the Wii — was leaked last week in a set of videos, which were quickly pulled from the web. Nintendo has refused to comment on whether or not the videos are legitimate, but today's confirmation suggests that they are.

Also announced during the Direct was a two-CD soundtrack for the game.