Pikmin & Olimar Returning as Fighters in Super Smash Bros. 3DS/Wii U

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Announced today over on the Super Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS official website was the return of Pikmin & Olimar, stars of the Pikmin Gamecube franchise and contenders in 2008’s Super Smash Bros. Brawl for the Nintendo Wii. The colorful plant-based squad (and their new respective level) will be playable in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. game for 3DS and Wii U.

Aside from looking really freaking snazzy in HD, Olimar and his little seedlings don’t appear to be teaming up with the new rock or flying Pikmin from the upcoming Pikmin 3, which is a bit odd, given how Masahiro Sakurai and his team tend to update the characters vigorously to match their most recent game franchise outings.

But then again, that might change up Olimar’s fighting dynamic, which is already pretty solid, if not rewarding in its level of challenge to use.

Either way, here’s a handful of gorgeous screenshots to drool over:

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