There's not long now until a Live Nintendo Direct focused on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, which is promising "50 new things" — that alone is leading to all sorts of speculation. When Masahiro Sakurai teases, however, we know that there's reason to take notice.

His latest Miiverse Pic of the Day builds us up with an edited screengrab of a "secret fighter's reveal video", which includes a NES zapper.

Many that have played Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS extensively and unlocked the full roster will have observed that a certain character is yet to be shown in the secrets area of the official website, which will lead to just one conclusion — along with the whopping big hint above. Sakurai-san has been known to throw some curveballs, however, so we'll wait and see whether the inevitable reveal has any extra surprises.

In any case, one of the '50 things' will be a character reveal video, which should prove to be entertaining. Let us know what you think!