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After Little Mac‘s fisticuffs last week, today has brought news that Diddy Kong has rejoined the Super Smash Bros. character roster.

Announced to coincide with the western launch of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, accompanying screenshots show that the energetic member of the Kong family continues to wield his trusty Peanut Popgun, with the Rocketbarrel Boost remaining as his recovery move to steer him clear of any tricky situations.

“Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is out now in Europe and North America! … and to celebrate, Diddy Kong joins the battle!,” Sakurai wrote on Miiverse. “We’ve increased Diddy Kong’s flexibility this time. This picture shows how far his punches stretch during his strong side attack.”

Super Smash Bros. releases on Wii U and 3DS in 2014.

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Alex Seedhouse

After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.