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Upcoming Smash Ultimate DLC fighter apparently "leaked"

by Michael Gwilliam
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A new rumor has circulated regarding the identity of an upcoming Smash Ultimate DLC character as part of Fighters Pass Volume 2.

According to a new report by VGCultureHQ, Bigby Wolf from Telltale’s The Wolf Among Us will be a future DLC character.

The rumor first began after dubious leaker Marcus Sellars claimed on Twitter that Bigby Wolf would be joining the roster as one of the characters in Fighters Pass Volume 2.

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A report claims Bigby Wolf will join the Smash roster.

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While this claim by itself may not have been reliable, VGCultureHQ Editor-In-Chief Morgan Lewis backed it up. “Here at VGCultureHQ, we can confirm that yes, Bigby Wolf is indeed joining the roster and will be one of the latter releases on the fighter pass,” he reported.

That said, it’s unclear if this reveal will be directly after the ARMS character is released or sometime in the future, with five spots still remaining in the pass.

Dexerto has been unable to verify this report, but it does seem questionable given series creator Masahiro Sakurai’s comments on characters who are not originally from video games.

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Technically, The Wolf Among Us is based on the Fables comic book series. On September 12, 2019, at the Japan Game Awards, Sakurai explained why certain characters won’t make it to Smash.

“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,” he stated.

If Bigby Wolf was in fact added to Smash, this would be the first time a non-video game character joined the roster and would contradict Sakurai’s comments.

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Will Bigby Wolf actually be part of Fighters Pass Volume 2?

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With the first Fighters Pass Volume 2 character slot going to ARMS, one has to wonder just who will be next. Major franchises such as Crash Bandicoot, Devil May Cry, and Halo have been top contenders for a character to appear in the second pass given their status as long-standing third-party franchises.

The Wolf Among Us is certainly out of left field. We’ll just have to wait and see if this leak ends up being real, but with the pass not concluding until 2021, we may be waiting for quite some time.