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Is Doom Slayer really coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate?

Published: 20/Jun/2019 11:57 Updated: 20/Jun/2019 12:24

by David Purcell


Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fans might have been given the biggest teaser yet about the next addition to the game, with Doom’s most iconic unnamed character being tipped to enter the arena. 

Nintendo have assembled what’s widely regarded as one of the deepest and comprehensive fighting rosters in the genre’s history, but there’s no doubt that fans would like to see further additions in the future. 

However, not many would have expected the Doom Slayer to appear in pole position given that Banjo-Kazooie was announced at E3, on June 11. Yet, here we are, and the hints are strong.

NintendoBanjo and Kazooie have already been confirmed for Smash, but will Doom Slayer be the next addition?

During an interview with the Metro newspaper in the UK, Bethesda’s Pete Hines confirmed that the developer had contacted Nintendo about Smash Bros opportunities. 

“We’re always having conversations with [Nintendo], but again those conversations wouldn’t necessarily take place with me,” the company’s vice president of PR and marketing revealed. “They’d take place with a dev to say ‘We have an idea for a this or a that and we wanna do a game that is a crossover with the Switch’.” 

While the details aren’t too specific at this stage, there appears to be an intention between both parties to make a crossover happen, which was further backed up by comments from former Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime. 

“I personally have not been involved in those discussions [about getting a third-party character in Super Smash Bros.], but as I have talked with Mr. Sakurai and others in the development area I’ve never heard of a story where we’ve been turned down as we pursued a particular character,” the former chief told The Hollywood Reporter. 

NintendoDoom Slayer could be joining an already stacked Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster.

Whether or not a crossover will eventually take place is unclear, but there’s certainly been ongoing discussions from both camps about the idea of a crossover. With it being the 25th anniversary of Doom, Hines teased Nintendo fans that something is coming up.

“Yeah, this is the 25th anniversary of Doom. I mean, it was not the first first-person shooter, that goes to Wolfenstein which is also an ID [Software] game,” said during the E3 Nintendo Power podcast, as seen below. 

“But, Doom is definitely the one that made it massively popular and widened the appeal of it, so it’s pretty cool to be in the midst of shipping a new Doom game while we’re also in the 25th anniversary.

(Doom discussion starts at 38:45 in the video below)

“We’ve got a lot of stuff planned at QuakeCon and, who knows, maybe some more surprises for Nintendo fans on the way,” he added, ramping up speculation that a collaboration is in the works. 

While Bethesda has many games and characters to offer Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster, Doom Slayer looks to be an early frontrunner. Only time will tell if they can pull it off. 


Smash Ultimate DLC fighter potentially revealed amid accurate leaks

Published: 30/Oct/2020 19:40

by Michael Gwilliam


A post from back in June that included a series of leaks such as a possible Super Smash Bros Ultimate DLC fighter has resurfaced after several things ended up being accurate.

In June 2020, an anonymous poster on 4chan claimed that Nintendo had been in talks with Falcom and NIS about a year prior. It stated that Trails of Cold Steel 3 and 4 were coming to the system, which had already been confirmed prior to the post.

However, it also claimed that Trails to Zero and Trails to Azure would be “announced soon.” On October 29, it was announced that the two titles would indeed be coming to Switch.

The leak also stated that Ys IX: Monstrum Nox would be coming to the West. This was only revealed on August 28, well after the post was made.

4chan Smash Bros leak
The leaker has a good track record.

Smash x Trials of Cold Steel?

Given how accurate the leak seems to be, it makes the possibility of Trials of Cold Steel Smash content look a lot more credible.

According to the leaker, “discussions were made around adding a character to Smash Ultimate” and those talks seemed to go over extremely well.

As for who the character will be, the leaker said it’s likely “pic related” or an adult Rean Schwarzer from Trials of Cold Steel. The picture accompanying the post is of Adol Christin from the Ys Games.

Adol Christin in Ys
Could Adol Christin really be coming to Smash?

Additionally, they said there would be a Trails of Cold Steel spirit event, but the source didn’t specify if it would be tied to a fighter or not.

Of course, take all of this with a grain of salt, as just because a few things may have been right, it doesn’t mean everything will be. So, the Smash leaks may not in fact come true, but enough was accurate that it’s definitely worth acknowledging.

Fighters Pass Volume 2 in Smash Ultimate
There are four slots left in Fighters Pass Volume 2.

It’s also possible that this just ends up being a Mii Fighter outfit and not a fully playable character – something that we’ll have to monitor in the future.

There are still four characters to come in Fighters Pass Volume 2 and it’s really anyone’s guess who they will be. With the likes of Minecraft Steve now in the fight, anyone seems to be on the table.