As was widely expected, Masahiro Sakurai took the opportunity in his video presentation to confirm that Cloud will be available to pick up from Super Smash Bros. "within hours" of the presentation; we suspect many are already waiting impatiently.

In addition to the character there'll be the Midgar stage, which looks like a standout. In it you can collect Summon Materia that summons Gods that can greatly influence the environment, such as cutting the stage in half or bringing down destructive fire. Cloud himself, meanwhile, will have two outfits - one inspired by the original FINAL FANTASY VII game and one from FINAL FANTASY VII: Advent Children. Cloud and Midgar together will cost $5.99 / €5.99 / £5.39 on one platform, or it'll be $6.99 / €6.99 / £6.29 to cover both Wii U and 3DS.

A Mii Fighter Chocobo hat will also be available, for those wanting to go for the full Final Fantasy / Smash Bros. mashup.

So, are you planning to download Cloud?