Super Smash Bros for 3DS and Wii U Gets Diddy Kong as 24th Playable Character

Upcoming 3DS and Wii U title Super Smash Bros 4 had already received 23 playable characters when another one was announced today.

Diddy Kong, who is Donkey Kong’s sidekick chimp, will be returning to the Super Smash Bros for 3DS and Wii U.

Since Diddy Kong is actually a character from the Donkey Kong series, the Smash Bros website tells us to read up on the description of the character from the official page of Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze:

This Dinky Kong bombards targets with a high-powered barrage of monkey nuts from his Peanut Popgun. Not only that, his Barrel Jet can help him hover briefly – perfect for getting a little extra length on those jumps!

The announcement of Diddy Kong’s arrival to Super Smash Bros for 3DS and Wii U was matched with the release of Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze in North America and Europe.

Diddy Kong has previously been a part of Nintendo’s mascot fighting game series. We first saw him in Super Smash Bros. Brawl for Wii where his peanut popgun had made him quite a popular choice among the players.

We hope game director Masahiro Sakurai makes sure to bring him armed with the famous monkey-nut throwing gun.

Super Smash Bros for 3DS and Wii U has received a little less hype, but the game puts together characters like Zelda, Sonic the Hedgehog, Mario, Donkey Kong, Mega Man and Pikachu; that surely makes the game worth your time right?

No specific release date has been shared for Super Smash Bros for 3DS and Wii U but it is expected to come out this year.