Mario Galaxy’s Rosalina enters the fray in Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart 8

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Nintendo shared some new information for Super Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS and Mario Kart 8 during this morning’s Nintendo Direct. Princess Rosalina, who was first introduced in Super Mario Galaxy in 2007, will now be a playable character in both of Nintendo’s upcoming multiplayer titles.

Rosalina’s appearance marks the fourth new character to be added to the Smash Bros. roster, followed by Mega Man, Animal Crossing’s Villager, and the Wii Fit Trainer. In addition to Rosalina joining the cast of Super Smash Bros., she will also make a return to the Mario Kart franchise, alongside baby versions of several Mario characters. Unfortunately, no information on a solid release date for Super Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS or Mario Kart 8 were announced during today’s Nintendo Direct.

You can check out both trailer reveals of Rosalina in Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart 8 above and below respectively. Enjoy.

Harrison Milfeld is a writer, editor, and freelance journalist from Missouri. Ever since he could walk, Harrison has been an avid fan of the world of Nintendo. For years, he has purchased every one of the company's subsequent products (yes, including the Virtual Boy and eReader). It wasn't until he was a young teen when he bought a PS2 that he began to embrace cross-console relations, a decision he doesn't regret. When he's not gaming, Harrison is looking to break into the magazine journalism industry and realize his dream of becoming a features reporter.