Nintendo has revealed that King Dedede, the arch rival of Kirby, will be returning as a playable character in the fourth Super Smash Bros. game.

Dedede's first playable appearance in the series was in the third game, Wii title Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Rated by Smash Bros tournament players as an upper mid-tier character, Dedede's weight made him one of the best defensive characters in Brawl and one of the hardest in the game to knock out of the stage.

Dedede is only the latest in a number of returning characters who have been confirmed since the game's original reveal. Others include Luigi, Captain Olimar, Sonic, Princess Peach and Toon Link.

New characters will be making their Smash Bros debuts too. This Super Smash Bros trailer revealed Capcom's Mega Man and Animal Crossing's villager will be playable for the first time in the series, while Wii Fit Trainer was confirmed shortly afterwards.

Most recently, it was announced that Rosalina and Luma from Super Mario Galaxy will also feature for the first time.

Super Smash Bros. will launch on both Wii U and 3DS in 2014.