Smash Bros creator explains why Goku will never be added to the game

Published: 13/Sep/2019 16:05 Updated: 13/Sep/2019 16:59

by Kamil Malinowski


Super Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai recently revealed why Dragon Ball’s Son Goku will never appear in a Smash game.

Smash Bros is a fighting game that brings together characters from multiple game universes and allows them to compete in all-out brawls. The game has seen many updates and over the years, with new DLC’s and game versions bringing more and more fighters. 

The latest version, Super Smash Bros Ultimate, is the most diverse Smash game yet, bringing together characters from old school favorites like Donkey Kong and Star Fox and pitting them against some unique fighters like the dog and duck from Duck Hunt and a Wii Fit Trainer.

NintendoSmash Bros Ultimate is the most unique Smash game yet.

Fans of the game have always wanted their favorite characters to be added to the game and one character that has always been talked about is Goku from Dragon Ball. It makes sense, he’s already a fighter so he’d fit right in and he’s a massive part of Japanese culture, which is where the Smash games originated. 

However, every Goku fan’s dreams have been shattered as the creator of the Smash series confirmed that the Saiyan will never be added to the game, stating that only characters from video games will be added to Smash.

On September 12, Japan’s game awards took place. This is where Sakurai spoke about the future of the Smash series and explained why certain characters won’t be in the game. 

“I get all these kinds of requests from abroad like, where is my beloved Iron Man? Where is my beloved Goku? However, Smash will only have content from video games in it” said the game’s creator. 

This also rules out a lot of potential characters that have appeared in films or TV shows before appearing in a game, however, fans may find solace in the fact that the series will stay true to its video game only origins.


How to get physical Smash Ultimate fighter invitations with My Nintendo

Published: 14/Jan/2021 20:29

by Michael Gwilliam


Smash Ultimate fans wanting to send an iconic invitation to a friend or family member can now get their chance as physical envelopes can now be shipped through My Nintendo.

A common motif in Smash is characters receiving an “invitation” with the game’s logo to indicate they had been chosen to join the star-studded fighting game.

This has been seen in many DLC fighter announcements such as Terry Bogard’s and Min Min’s trailers where multiple characters fight over the invitation with whoever receives it being added to the roster.

As such, the invitations have become an iconic piece of Smash and video game history, which is saying a lot considering they’re just pieces of paper.

Joker holds smash invitation
The Smash invitation has become a series icon.

Be that as it may, fans can now earn these invitations through My Nintendo for 400 Platinum Points. Each set contains three white, green and blue cards, envelopes and stickers with the Smash logo.

In order to get the invitations, you’ll have to follow these steps:

1) Sign in to your Nintendo Account.
2) Redeem your Platinum Points for the item you’d like to get. You will receive a promo code.
3) Select “Access Now” to visit
4) Select “Add to cart.”
5) Enter the code that you received in the pop-up.
6) Complete your transaction and your item will be shipped to you!

physical smash ultimate cards
The cards come in white, blue and green.

Keep in mind, however, that this is a limited-time item so be sure to grab it while you can. Interestingly, the reward code will expire on March 8, 2021.

The expiry is note-worthy as it could be yet another sign pointing towards the release of DLC fighter 9. As Dexerto has previously reported, there are plenty of indicators so far suggesting that the next character will be released in March.

The next wave of amiibo consisting of Byletyh, Terry and Banjo is scheduled for March and in the past, all amiibo releases have coincided with a DLC fighter reveal.

Fighters Pass Volume 2 spots
Who could the final three fighters be?

March is also when the Tales Of Festival will begin, and signs have pointed to a Tales of Symphonia representative potentially being the next DLC fighter, so this is just one other thing to keep in mind.

In any case, be sure to pick up your own Smash invitations so you can invite whoever you want to the game while you still can.