• Nintendo has confirmed that the next Super Smash Bros. 4 DLC character is Cloud Strife.

Nintendo has confirmed that the next Super Smash Bros. 4 DLC character is Cloud Strife. (Photo : Image Credit: Polygon)

The famous brawler game "Super Smash Bros 4" from Nintendo has seen avid fans waiting in great expectation for the looming DLC. As a result, there have been increased rumors revolving around the characters to feature in the upcoming game.

According to Parent Herald, "Final Fantasy VII" lead character Cloud Strife is storming into the game. In the latest trailer, Cloud Strife has displayed multiple abilities including his popular "Omnislash" limit break and an Odin Summon. Furthermore, the character is rumored to come with the Midgar stage.

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The inclusion of Cloud Strife into "Super Smash Bros 4" came as a surprise to many fans since the character has never been seen in any Nintendo game before. However, some elements of "Final Fantasy" have been perceived in diverse Nintendo systems.

Cloud strife is the Buster sword wielder who effectively utilizes the Ultima Weapon in "Final Fantasy VII." In addition, avid fans remember Cloud as a childhood friend to Tifa Lockhart and eternal enemy to Sephiroth, the one-winged angel. The characters are common figures in different games and spin-offs like "Ehrgeiz: God Bless the Ring" and "Dissidia" among others.

Nintendo's confirmation of the spike-haired character did not come without excitement. In the reveal trailer, "FFVII" main protagonist is portrayed to come with two different costumes: a simple design from "Final Fantasy VII" and an intricate design from "Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children."

In addition to Cloud, the game will feature updates meant to strike a balance for both casual and advanced gamers, according to Day Herald. The next DLC will as well see Chocobo costumes for Mii fighters coming to the brawler.

Although recent reports that half-genie WayForward Technologies' Shantae and Yacht Club's Shovel Knight will come to the game have died, Nintendo has remained mum concerning the issue. Fans should wait for official confirmation from the game developer to know the way forward on these two characters.

The wait may not be long since Nintendo of America's Damon Baker, senior manager of licensing and marketing, recently said that an announcement is imminent.

Here is a clip displaying Cloud Strife and his strategies on "Super Smash Bros 4."