Rumor: Is Palutena, Goddess of Light, the next Super Smash Bros. Wii U / 3DS combatant? Screenshots show possible leak at a new playable character

Posted by Nicholas 'MajinTenshinhan' Taylor • January 22, 2014 at 11:02 a.m. PST

To start off, we'd like to stress very heavily that as of now, this is nothing more than a rumor. Earlier this morning, two screenshots were leaked onto online Smash Bros. forums, and they have been dissected non-stop ever since.

Without anybody being able to find any correlation between this model of Palutena and prior models of her (from Super Smash Bros. Brawl cutscenes and Kid Icarus: Uprising), this is looking more and more to be the real deal.

In an extra twist, you might notice in the second picture that Palutena has a power star from Mario attached to her belt, lending even more credence to this being a new model made for Nintendo's all-star crossover fight fest.

It's hard to say if it's true or not as of yet, but we know which way we're leaning. Hit the jump to check out the two alleged 3DS screenshots of Palutena, Goddess of Light from the Kid Icarus series.

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Time will tell if these pictures hold any truth, but one thing is very clear in this writer's mind — if this turns out to be fake, it's the most well-made I've ever seen and this guy deserves a job at Nintendo.
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