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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: 10 new DLC characters coming soon

Published: 25/Mar/2019 11:20 Updated: 25/Mar/2019 12:06

by David Purcell

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Nintendo might have already built what’s widely thought of as the most broad and complete fighting roster for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, but there could soon be up to 10 more characters added to the game. 

While many fans would have only been expecting a further five playable characters to be added to the title, a new data mine has uncovered a number of new character slots that are yet to be filled. 

This may open up the opportunity of up to ten new characters landing on the Nintendo Switch game in the near future – if newly leaked information is to be believed. 

NintendoPiranha Plant took up one of the leaked 16 slots in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

16 character slots were revealed by Twitter user @_Mizumi, who shared a link to a number of relevant data files on March 12, claiming that the empty spaces were added to the game for the World of Light adventure mode. 

Since then, one of the dummy slots was filled by Piranha Plant when it was introduced in February and five more characters are expected to be added with the upcoming Fighters Pass – leaving ten new roster voids to be filled. 

Of course, fans have already touted a number of characters they would like to see added to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate since the game released in December 2018, including Waluigi from the Super Mario series. 

There’s been no official confirmation of any new fighters as of yet. However, files found in this data mine might keep the hopes of some fans alive that they will be able to battle with some more of their favourite characters in the Smash arena sometime soon. 

With the roster already stacked, players will be looking forward to see which characters are selected for remaining slots. 

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New Smash Ultimate fighter theory rules out fan-favorites as next DLC

Published: 25/Nov/2020 19:11 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 19:17

by Michael Gwilliam

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A new theory in the Super Smash Bros Ultimate community suggests that the next DLC character won’t be one of the popular favorites for Fighters Pass Volume 2.

The theory has to do with the latest tournament event announced by Nintendo. As revealed on November 24, the upcoming tournament will only feature fighters who have a form of headwear such as a hat or helmet.

Normally these events come and go with fans not really reading too much into them, but there is a good chance that Nintendo would want a new fighter to partake in an event such as this.

Basically, if the next DLC fighter was going to be a character such as Doom Slayer, Geno or Ryu Hayabusa, they would have qualified for this event. As such, it would have made more sense to save this tournament until after they released.

Over on the popular forum Smashboards, fans started speculating what this could mean for future DLC.

“The tourney suggests that the next fighter does NOT have a hat, since they cannot be included,” wrote user Aerospherology.

“Considering Mega Man is also there, this includes helmets too,” another pointed out.

Megaman attacks in Smash
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The headgear event includes helmets such as Megaman’s.

User pupNapoleon further noted that this would rule out Master Chief, Doom Guy, Excite Biker, Balloon Fighter and Mach Rider.

Furthermore, when considering full hoods, Mortal Kombat’s Scorpion and Ninja Gaiden’s Ryu Hayabusa get deconfirmed.

Smash Ultimate DLC fighters spots
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There are still four more DLC spots left.

While the odds seem to definitely be against Geno for now, on the bright side, this could be a good sign for a fighter such as Crash Bandicoot who has long been rumored for Smash DLC.

Of course, this is still just a theory and it’s more than possible that the next fighter ends up coming with a hat or helmet. Nonetheless, it’s something to consider when thinking about just who the eighth DLC character to join the Smash Ultimate roster will actually be.