Cloud Cover

I feel like I should make a weather forecaster joke here. Something along the lines of: “Cloudy skies ahead”, or “scattered Clouds are forecast”. But I digress.

Nintendo recently released a trailer showing off the latest fighter coming to Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. Cloud Strife, the moody, Buster-sword wielding hero of Final Fantasy VII will soon be squaring off against Nintendo’s icons.

At present, only a trailer showing off Cloud is available, without indication towards price or release date. Regardless, the trailer shows off the two costumes for Cloud, namely his FFVII outfit, and his Advent Children outfit. No word on whether or not he will be playable in his cross-dressing outfit yet, but I’m also hoping he gets a low-polygon costume to make him look exactly like he did in FFVII. The trailer is also packed with references to scenes from FFVII. I counted 3, see if you can do better.

Cloud now joins the ranks of PlayStation icons that have been in the Smash roster; a distinction shared with Solid Snake, and it will be interesting to see if this means a Cloud Amiibo is on the way. Super Smash Bros. can be played on the Wii U, or the 3DS, and we liked it quite a bit in our NAG Magazine review.

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