So, Cloud from Final Fantasy VII
was announced for Smash in today's Nintendo Direct. To be honest, I'm both excited and disappointed. It's nice to see another third party character, but I can't help but feel like a character such as Shantae or Shovel Knight (who have both actually shown up on a Nintendo system before) might have been better.
Not to mention that Shantae has a whole variety of possible movesets.
Still, a new character+stage combo is always good, and more Smash is, well, more Smash. I am still very excited, and since they didn't mention the ballot, I'm assuming we have yet to discover who the winner from that was...
I'll whip up a profile for Cloud once he's actually released.