20 New Smash Bros. Characters We Want to See on Nintendo …
February 3, 2017 - Super Smash Bros
No matter how many Nintendo characters get crushed into Smash Bros., it usually never feels like enough.
And while a recover of downloadable, appendage characters for a many new entries in a series, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS, has prolonged ended, rumors have been swirling around a Internet-osphere about a Smash Bros. pier for a Nintendo Switch. With that, a probability for new Smash. characters is renewed.
And that means it’s open deteriorate on speculating that characters could make a cut. Who will it be this time? Will it usually be returning veterans, or will code new characters get their spin to fight? And even if Smash Bros. doesn’t finish adult removing ported over to Switch, another Smash diversion will come out eventually, and that diversion is going to need some new characters. So yes, we have a few suggestions.
At this point, are there any new characters even still left? Oh, there’s plenty. Hold on to your Mario hats, given here’s 20 that merit a possibility to duke it out with Nintendo’s all-stars.
20. Ridley — Metroid
This has left on prolonged enough. The draconic nemesis of annuity hunter Samus Aran keeps removing a missile and display adult in Smash Bros. usually in non-playable form. Even worse, Metroid as a array still usually has one impression — dual if we count both versions of Samus, we theory — in a Smash Bros. representation. Ridley’s time is long, prolonged overdue. Enough of a excuses. Make it occur Sakurai.
19. Isaac — Golden Sun
Isaac was enclosed in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, where a Psynergy-wielding skilful of Golden Sun celebrity seemed as an support trophy. But for some reason all mentions of Golden Sun, trophies included, were nude from a many new Smash Bros. games. It’s time to pierce Isaac behind as playable character. Robin’s inclusion on a register has already shown that magic-based characters can work in Smash, and it’s time for Isaac to shine.
18. Inklings — Splatoon
Of all a characters on a list, Nintendo competence face a biggest fan rebel if a Inklings from Splatoon don’t make a multi-colored dash into Smash. They were already combined in Super Smash Bros. 3DS/Wii U as costumes, and are also display adult in a Switch’s Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Edition, so this one is flattering many as tighten to a ringer for inclusion as they come.
17. Pokemon Sun/Moon Rep — Pokemon Sun/Moon
Pokemon is already holding adult a lot of slots on a Smash Bros. roster, nonetheless it wouldn’t be a warn to see a new ‘mon from a many new games make a jump to a arena. My vote? we indeed favourite how they rubbed a Pokemon Trainer in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, so regulating Lillie could work, with her being means to stagger by a Alola starters.
16. Andy — Advance Wars
Like Golden Sun, Advance Wars is another Game Boy Advance-era pretension that can’t seem to mangle out of second-fiddle support prize status. Given we haven’t seen a new Advance Wars diversion in some time, Andy competence be a prolonged shot, nonetheless if Smash is going to embody 50 million Fire Emblem characters, it should give during slightest a small adore to one of Intelligent System’s other series, shouldn’t it?
15. Mallo — Pushmo/Crashmo
The lovable and cuddly Sumo-wrestler from Pushmo, we was a bit astounded that Mallo wasn’t enclosed in Smash Bros. after his fibre of new games. Just given he starred in a nonplus diversion doesn’t meant he can’t chuck down with a best of them. Plus, he’s already dressed for a occasion.
14. Dillon — Dillon’s Rolling Western
The cowboy-hat wearing armadillo was another one of Nintendo’s eShop creations for a 3DS. His diversion was a lot of fun, and he even showed adult in a many new Smash as an support trophy. But now it’s time for this ‘dillo to hurl his approach adult to a container on a impression preference screen.
13. Morphing Link — The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask
I get it. We already have a few versions of Link in Smash Bros., nonetheless Zelda is one of Nintendo’s biggest franchises, and there’s a cold approach for them to use Link that could give us 3 playable characters, not usually one. Bring in Link from Majora’s Mask, and let him switch between wearable masks. Goron Link, Zora Link, and Deku Link could all afterwards be playable. And given we usually saw a 3D re-release of Majora’s Mask, it could make clarity for them to revisit Link in such a conform again.
12. Midna (riding wolf Link) — The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Midna is, hands down, one of a best characters in a whole Zelda canon. She showed adult in Hyrule Warriors, nonetheless it’s time for a incomparable purpose for a jaunty Twilight Princess. Smash has had quadrupeds before (don’t forget about Ivysaur!), so putting Midna on a behind of Wolf Link with her engorgement of hair-based powers could work. And like Majora’s Mask, we also usually got a HD chronicle of Twilight Princess, so she’s still uninformed in player’s minds.
11. Captain Rainbow — Captain Rainbow
Most people might have never listened of Captain Rainbow, and for good reason: His usually game, a predictably named Captain Rainbow, was never expelled in a States. I’ve wanted to play it for years, and this Wii-era favourite needs a bit some-more attention. Will it happen? Probably not. But it would be waggish to see.
10. Dixie Kong — Donkey Kong Country
Donkey and Diddy tend to get all a attention, nonetheless a pink-cap wearing gorilla deserves some adore of her own. She did uncover adult recently in Donkey Kong Country Returns: Tropical Freeze, and it’s time for her to also join a child Kongs in Smash. And Smash needs some-more womanlike playable characters, anyway.
9. King K. Rool — Donkey Kong Country
And vocalization of Donkey Kong Country…don’t worry K. Rool fans, we didn’t forget you. The immorality crocodile nemesis of a strange SNES Donkey Kong Country games did conduct to make an coming in Smash Bros., nonetheless as a costume. That’s usually simply not adequate for a aristocrat condense bandit condense immorality doctor.
8. Banjo-Kazooie — Banjo-Kazooie
OK. It’s time to speak third-party shop, now. With characters like Cloud and Sonic display up, a past dual Smash Bros. games have introduced new characters from companies other than Nintendo. Cloud was a large get, there’s no doubt about that, nonetheless fans of a Nintendo 64 epoch all too fondly are still watchful for a certain bear and bird that Microsoft now owns. Microsoft sounds on house with a idea. Your pierce Nintendo. Let’s pierce Banjo behind home.
7. Rayman — Rayman
Ubisoft’s Rayman did make an coming in Smash Bros., nonetheless usually as a trophy. Maybe Nintendo wasn’t means to come to terms with Ubisoft to get a arms-less inhabitant playable in a game, nonetheless he’s another third-party impression that could see himself promoted to a entirely playable container on a roster.
6. Monster Hunter repute — Monster Hunter
Capcom’s Ryu done his Smash entrance in a many new Smash Bros., and there were a few Monster Hunter desirous costumes that done their approach into a game, as well. But Monster Hunter has given a lot of support to Nintendo lately, and the, well, beast sport array is some-more than estimable of inclusion.
5. Geno — Super Mario RPG
Like K. Rool, Geno is another oft-requested impression that was enclosed as a dress in a many new Smash Bros. But will it overpower Geno fans? Probably not. Square-Enix was already concerned with Cloud fasten a fray, so there’s no reason that a gun-touting impression from Mario’s strange RPG can’t make an appearance, as well.
4. Shovel Knight — Shovel Knight
Ah, a small blue horseman with a shovel. Even nonetheless he got his possess amiibo, Shovel Knight didn’t make a cut for Smash Bros. I’ve got to be honest, I’ve been dismissive of of his inclusion in a past, nonetheless after personification Shovel Knight we consider he deserves it. Plus it would also be a good bone to chuck a indie gaming community. For a shovelry!
3. Yooka-Laylee — Yooka-Laylee
For a same reason we was creatively dismissive of Shovel Knight, we consider Smash Bros. has to be clever about including characters that are usually now renouned and ones that haven’t nonetheless proven to have staying power. But we consider there’s an difference to be done for Yooka-Laylee, generally if we can’t ever get Banjo playable.
2. Simon Belmont — Castlevania
He’s usually been sport Dracula given a 80s, nonetheless nonetheless Simon hasn’t managed to mangle into a Smash Bros. arena. Konami did usually pierce Bomberman behind for a Switch, so maybe a association is going to finally let Simon journey in other places, as well.
1. Rusty, — Rusty’s Real-Deal Baseball
Another 3DS eShop title, Rusty is a bushy salesman from Rusty’s Real-Deal Baseball. Nintendo doesn’t have a whole lot in terms of active sports franchises (if we private all a ones with Mario in a title, during least) so Rusty could be a approach for them to chuck some ball into a mix. Or maybe he’ll usually be there to exchange with players over DLC prices.
Willie Clark is a writer, editor, photographer, barrel-rider, arguable dauntless guy, and co-host of a 8 Bit Awesome podcast. You can find his scribings during sites like Polygon, Vice, GamesRadar+, and many other excellent dining establishments.