|Appearances in SSB games||Super Smash Bros. for Wii U & 3DS|
Cloud makes his return in Ultra Smash Bros. IV after SSB for Wii U/3DS as a DLC veteran. He's been confirmed as the 4rth DLC character at the first wave of DLC's alongside with Corrin and Bayonetta. He's also part of the 3rd party group such as Namco's Pac-Man, Capcom's Mega Man and Ryu, Konami's Bomberman (early Hudson Soft) and Snake, Taito's Bub and SEGA's Sonic and Bayonetta.
Cloud's tier list place ranked in the 3rd place (S) for his strong knockback and his impressive movement speed, which it makes an excellent character to play in the tournaments and it makes the second best downloadable 3rd party character in the game behind Bayonetta, behind Bayonetta and after Captain Falcon. He mantains his position as a top tier character since Smash 4. His Limit Break has is the most effective way to finish opponents during a battle. He's also a great character to perform meteor characters off the stage alongside with Ganondorf due to his moveset that most of his aerials has ability to spike. Desprise his recovery, Cloud can't only reach vertically at highest possible than horizontally. Also his Limit Break stops earlier than in the previous game cause for his extreme knockback and speed. However, Cloud's matchup overall seems to be excellent.