Yes, you read that title right. Final Fantasy’s Cloud Strife will be coming to Super Smash Bros. I’ll give you a moment to collect your hype and thoughts…
Nintendo decided to drop a bomb on all of us at the very end of the November 12th Nintendo Direct, by showing off the newest character to come beat up colorful mascots. Cloud Strife, specifically the Final Fantasy VII version, will be joining the list of playable fighters sometime in the near the future. Showing off a wealth of moves and even a costume based on the Advent Children; Cloud Strife looks like a force to be reckoned with. Featuring his signature Omnislash and Limit Break; Cloud appears to be an incredibly aggressive character. We also got a glimpse at the new level coming to Super Smash Bros. that is set in Midgar and features a lot of stage hazards.
A Chocobo costume was also revealed for Mii Fighters, but no date has been given on any of this new content. One this for sure is there will be a Cloud Strife amiibo and it will probably be the fastest selling one to date. Seriously if they make this thing a retail location exclusive the price for his amiibo is going to be insane… It’s no surprise though that Cloud Strife was added to the list, as Nintendo has had a long standing history with both the franchise and developers Square Enix. The interesting fact is that Final Fantasy VII was never released onto a Nintendo platform, but this could hopefully pave the way for future Final Fantasy related content for Nintendo. Honestly, I’d just settle for another Super Mario RPG and call it even Square Enix.
In the meantime make sure you watch the trailer above to sate some of your hype, as December is going to be an all Super Smash Bros. focused Nintendo Direct. There is no word if Cloud Strife is the ballot winner, but we will probably learn more next month. Make sure to check back here for all the latest news on Super Smash Bros.
A recent graduate of Arcadia University, Collin MacGregor is a freelance video editor and writer. He covers video games, television, and film for The Nerd Stash. Collin currently is the head film/television reviewer for the site.