It was revealed by game director Sakurai today that WarioWare’s Ashley would join the ever-growing roster of assist trophies in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS. Ashley, a young witch who generally appears with her devil friend Red, has been a staple of the WarioWare series ever since WarioWare: Touched! in 2004. She’s not the best spellcaster and doesn’t have too many friends, but perhaps she’ll still come in handy in the midst of battle. Regardless, it’s neat to see Nintendo dig into original characters from lesser known series like WarioWare.
WarioWare was last alluded to via its stage in Super Smash Bros. Brawl where, ironically, Ashley’s theme song was the background music.
Check out the first screenshot of her in-game below: