Nintendo Asks ‘Super Smash Bros.’ Fans Who They Want To See As DLC

April 9, 2015 - Super Smash Bros

There’s a lot to unpack from Nintendo’s thank-god-it-wasn’t-an-elaborate-April-Fools-joke Nintendo Direct yesterday, nonetheless a good cube of it was clinging to DLC for final year’s hits, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart 8.

Most notably, Mario Kart 8 is removing a Captain-Falcon-would-approve, hyper-fast 200cc mode which, judging by a trailer, turns a diversion from severe to insane, and adds a aloft ability tip for players fervent for a uninformed set of obstacles to overcome. The refurbish hits Apr 23rd and is free.

Elsewhere, Nintendo is bringing behind Mewtwo and Lucas as Super Smash Bros. fighters in an arriving DLC pack. This is a biggest glance we’ve gotten during Smash Bros. DLC to date, nonetheless a many engaging thought they put onward was not bringing aged fighters back, nonetheless seeking fans who else they’d wish to see join a roster.

Nintendo has set adult a list of sorts that allows players to contention nominations for that impression they wish to see combined to a game. It’s not an central “contest” per se, as Nintendo isn’t earnest that that a impression with a tip array of votes will be added, usually that nominations will be considered. Given that fans could opinion for something that they can’t get the rights to, or 4chan could supply a check to try and get Shrek in a roster, that’s substantially wise.


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But it does uncover that Nintendo can bond with their fans around DLC in a approach that many other gaming companies don’t. Fans get to feel like they’re contributing to a process, even if a preference is eventually Nintendo’s. It’s a win-win for everyone, and it unequivocally is peculiar that one of Nintendo’s biggest strengths in this day and age is to be a publisher removing DLC a many right, many often.

So a doubt remains, who should fans commission as a new further to a Smash Bros. roster? I’ve review a lot of suggestions so far, and here are a few of a best ones.

– Far and away, we see Bayonetta nominated some-more than any other character. With Bayonetta 2, she’s an critical partial of Nintendo’s disdainful choice now. The usually thing station in her approach is Super Smash Bros. being designed to interest to kids, and Bayonetta’s voluptuous costumes/move sets competence have to be toned down a bit if she’s going to join.

– Isaac from Golden Sun competence demeanour like usually another anime impression with a sword, nonetheless he’s got good story with Nintendo and could have an engaging pierce set if put into Smash Bros.

– Team Rocket could work as an Ice Climbers-type twin pairing. Or they could switch in and out between Jesse and James like Zelda/Sheik.

– Banjo-Kazooie, nonetheless I’m not certain Nintendo still has a rights to a characters, given their difficult conditions with Rare. we trust they could make that occur however, and this is an further we was anticipating for behind when Super Smash Bros 64 was a usually diversion int he series.

– Wonder Red from a Wonderful 101 for character points alone.

– King K. Rool, so Donkey Kong finally has his possess nemesis to quarrel given that Zelda has Ganondorf, Mario has Bowser and Kirby has King Dedede.

– Simon Belmont from Castlevania is another tip pick, and his whip-centric gameplay seems like a perfect, singular fighting character for Smash. Licensing could be an emanate here though.

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– Solid Snake, who was in a register final time around, nonetheless fans seem to wish him behind some-more than any other veteran. If not, Raiden could be an equally engaging further from Metal Gear.

– Knuckles, since if we can have Sonic, we should have Knuckles. Sorry Tails, no one is requesting you.

– The Legend of Zelda’s Skull Kid, with a brutal Final Smash of creation a indignant moon pile-up into a whole arena. Worth it for that judgment alone.

– Rayman, that was extrinsic into a diversion around a renouned Photoshop hoax a month or dual ago, nonetheless fans severely wish him on board.

A few peculiar things about a poll. Voting indeed ends in October, so whatever ends adult being a final master list of suggestions competence not even start to be grown until then. we consider they’re still operative on already-set-in-stone DLC until then. Also, it’s somewhat uncanny that out of a really singular questions on a ballot, one of them asks for your gender, and we can’t contention a list though entering it. Perhaps that’s usually for demographic info, nonetheless if so, I’m not certain because they wouldn’t ask age/race questions as well. we consider age would be a some-more engaging last factor, to see who immature fans opinion for compared to comparison Nintendo vets informed with some-more classical characters.

Anyway, this check is open for a good prolonged while, so brainstorm your suggestions and get out a opinion for your favorites. In a finish Nintendo will make their possess call, nonetheless yet again, it’s good to see them doing DLC right in an attention that so mostly gets it wrong.

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