Diddy Kong

Diddy Kong Returning to Super Smash Bros for Wii U/3DS

The official Super Smash Bros website has confirmed that Diddy Kong is the latest returning entrant in Super Smash Bros for Wii U and 3DS. Diddy Kong made his playable character debut in Super Smash Bros Brawl, with his partner Donkey Kong being one of the original twelve playable characters in the first game.

Diddy Kong made his video game debut in the critically acclaimed game Donkey Kong Country for the Super Nintendo, and has since appeared in over a dozen Nintendo games. He was originally a remodel of Donkey Kong Jr., but was renamed due to the extreme change in design. Once Diddy Kong was created, Donkey Kong Jr. fell into relative obscurity, getting little more than a cameo or a reference in video games nowadays.

With Diddy Kong and Donkey Kong both returning to the latest installment of Super Smash Bros, another Kong joining them is always possible.

The last returning character announced was Lucario, and the last new character announced was Little Mac. It’s always possible that another Kong could be announced, though nothing is currently official. Super Smash Bros for Wii U and 3DS is scheduled to be released sometime in 2014.