Nintendo shocked the world when Cloud Strife was announced as an upcoming character for the company’s incredibly popular game, “Super Smash Bros.,” for the Wii U and 3DS. While the character’s release date and price haven’t been revealed yet, new screenshots of the character have been released, courtesy of European Nintendo Twitter.

The images showcase some of the moves that the former member of SOLDIER has in his arsenal, including the ability to use summon material and attack the opponent with devastating elemental magic. Cloud also uses a technique where each slash marks the opponent with a Japanese letter, which was also shown in the character’s debut trailer.

An article from Nintendo Life also mentioned an image that shows off the new Midgard stage, which was also showcased in the character’s debut trailer. This was the first town that players visited in “Final Fantasy VII,” and the stage is clearly a tribute to the legendary roleplaying game (RPG), which many fans received well.

More news about Cloud Strife and other possible characters will be announced during a special Nintendo Direct presentation in December, which will be focused on “Super Smash Bros.” This will supposedly be the last Nintendo Direct event about the popular fighting game, so there’s a good chance that Cloud and the other announced characters would be part of the last batch of DLC for the game.

“Super Smash Bros.” already has a number of guest stars in the game, including Ryu from “Street Fighter” and Pac-Man. This is in addition to the number of Nintendo characters already in the game, including Mario, Diddy Kong and Pikachu, among others.

Including Cloud Strife in the game shows how popular the “Super Smash Bros.” series has become. It also helps that Square Enix recently announced a “Final Fantasy VII” remake, which will be coming to the PS4 first and possibly other consoles afterward.

Fans interested in the fighter and using the classic “Final Fantasy” character can pick up “Super Smash Bros.” for the 3DS and Wii U. Other fans can look forward to the December Nintendo Direct, which will feature plenty of content related to “Smash Bros.”

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Super Smash Bros. - Cloud Storms into Battle! (Credit: YouTube/Super Smash Bros.)