Was Meta Knight Just Confirmed for Super Smash Bros.?

Super Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai likes to play things close to the chest. Even though he releases a new screenshot of the upcoming fighting games for Wii U and 3DS every week day, he has always been careful not to reveal more than he feels necessary, often leading fans to speculate what certain images mean for the game as a whole. Today’s “Pic of the Day” is Sakurai’s latest deviously vague announcement, as we see two Mii fighters, one wearing Samus’ helmet and the other Metaknight’s mask, with the caption, “Hello! I’m Samus, the intergalactic bounty hunter!” “And I am Meta Knight, joining the battle!!”

Does this mean Meta Knight has “joined the battle” as a playable fighter? Or does this shot merely demonstrate the depth of the Mii fighter customization options announced at E3? As the Kirby series is one of Sakurai’s own creations, I’d wager we’ll see Meta Knight line up alongside Kirby and King Dedede  in the upcoming Super Smash Bros games. But who knows; Sakurai has become a notorious troll. We’ll be waiting with bated breath for more information from the man himself as the games’ release draw closer.