While there is some controversy surrounding Nintendo’s approach to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the game is still set to be one of Nintendo’s largest games in terms of both content and sales. Moreover, the latest Smash game could be one of the best-selling games of 2018, though it does have to compete with popular titles like Spider-Man and the Red Dead Redemption 2.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has, by far, the largest roster out of any of the other Super Smash Bros. to come before. Containing 74 playable characters, Ultimate has 16 more options for players than the previous installment for the Wii U and 3DS did, and Nintendo has not shied away from showcasing each and every character in some way or form. In the latest Nintendo Direct, the last two characters to join the other 72, Ken and Incineroar, were revealed along with numerous modes, systems, and features in the newest installment to the Super Smash Bros. franchise. While fans have been speculating and suggesting the new characters that should be added as DLC, it seems that Super Smash Bros. Creator Masahiro Sakurai has already chosen the full DLC lineup, and clearly stated that he does not want to hear any more suggestions from fans.
It’s great to dream about your favorite character joining the battle and I appreciate your passion, but please try to stay on topic when replying to tweets and refrain from flooding us, and other users, with requests when we’re not specifically asking for feedback. Thank you!
— 桜井 政博 (@Sora_Sakurai) November 7, 2018
Although many fans have viewed Nintendo’s latest character reveals as fairly lackluster and ordinary, it seems as if Sakurai has chosen some exciting characters as DLC, and hopefully a few surprises as well. Regardless of what secret characters are hidden up Nintendo’s sleeves, players will have more than enough playable options.
Nintendo’s plans for Ultimate‘s single-player mode look and sound promising, but as with all Super Smash Bros. games, the multiplayer aspect has the largest appeal. Ultimate looks to carry on and improve on the franchise’s legacy with new features such as GSP (Global Smash Power) rankings, Elite Battles, and ‘Smash Tags’, which will be collected from the losers by the victor of each match. Although these are not game-changing improvements, they should certainly help to improve the Super Smash Bros. experience, and that is all fans could really ask for.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate releases on December 7, 2018, exclusively for Nintendo Switch.