Images have surfaced via NeoGaf which suggest that Palutena from Kid Icarus: Uprising has been leaked as the next character in the next Super Smash Bros. game which is currently in development for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.
These images show what appears to be an in-game model of Palutena on the 3DS version of Super Smash Bros., complete with the black outlines offered by that toon-shaded look which Nintendo are going for on the 3DS version of the game.
Eagle-eyed fans have tried to debunk the images, but after combing the known sources of 3D models and images of Palutena, the model seen in these images doesn’t appear to be taken from Kid Icarus: Uprising or from her appearance on a 3DS AR card.
We’re treating this as a rumour for now, due to the lengths to which some people are prepared to go to create a good hoax. What do you think? Are these fake? Would you want to see Palutena in the next Super Smash Bros. game? Let us know what you think in the comments below.