Posted on November 07 2018 by Euan Crombie
Director of the Smash Bros. series, Masahiro Sakurai, has announced that all five DLC characters coming to Ultimate have already been finalized. In a series of tweets, Sakurai states that Nintendo chose the additional characters themselves, and Sakurai’s team simply planned around these decisions.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s DLC line-up is now complete. This time the selection was made entirely by Nintendo. I decide if we can create a fighter based on their selection, then come up with the plan.
— 桜井 政博 (@Sora_Sakurai) November 6, 2018
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— 桜井 政博 (@Sora_Sakurai) November 7, 2018
This is in contrast to the final piece of content for Super Smash Bros. for 3DS/WiiU, which featured a fan ballot to decide the final addition to the roster, a competition which ultimately saw Bayonetta added to the game. The fact that Nintendo themselves have chosen all five characters could suggest that third-party and more imaginative suggestions could be out of luck, but nothing has been confirmed.
During the Direct last week, Sakurai revealed the final two additions to the Ultimate roster, Ken and Incineroar, a single player story mode, World of Light, and DLC details, including a pre-order bonus, Pirhana Plant.
What do you think of this news? Are you disappointed that fans won’t have a say in the final roster? Who do you hope makes it into the game? Do you think, like we all do deep down, that Pirhana Plant is the perfect addition to the series? Let us know in the comments below!