If you’ve been following our Super Smash Bros. news updates recently, you likely heard about the leaked images of Palutena from Kid Icarus: Uprising as a playable character. The two realistic looking images were from the Nintendo 3DS version and were never dismissed by Masahiro Sakurai as he usually does with rumors. Last week he seemed to troll the fans within a day or so after with an image of a stage on the 3DS version with the game’s villain Viridi in the background.
Today, he took that a step further with an image from a stage on the Wii U, that features a statue of Palutena with the following caption on Miiverse.
Pic of the day. You can find this statue of the Goddess of Light in one of the stages. She’s watching over the arena.
Two Kid Icarus themed stages announced within a week seems just a little suspicious. Also, we already learned recently that they are able to replace characters that are part of a stage with someone else if they are in battle. Could this be leading to a Palutena reveal or were the leaked images all a sham and this is just coincidence? It’s about time for a Nintendo Direct soon, so hopefully we will find out in the near future.