When Super Smash Bros: Brawl was released, it featured Snake and Sonic who were outside of Nintendo's stable of characters. Snake went on to be one of the better characters in the game with tools such as "Snake dashing," a strong projectile with some really good knockout power. Sonic, however, found himself near the bottom of the charts with a pretty weak arsenal of weapons.
Maybe in the new Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Dankey Kang and Princess Zordo (thanks Jeopardy) will be better characters. The new verison of Smash will also feature Pac-man. I can't wait to see what kind of tools Namco's mascot has at his disposable.
Curious to see who will be joining the battle arena? Prima Games discusses the potential of newcomers Pacman, Sonic, and Megaman.