Although Banjo-Kazooie is already in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, fans are hoping Microsoft and Nintendo find a way to get Master Chief into the game.
With Smash Ultimate, Nintendo pulled out all of the stops for what fighters will be playable in the game.
Everyone that appeared in previous games – 64, Melee, Brawl, and 4 – reappears in Ultimate, but Nintendo didn't stop there.
There are so many characters in the game now that pretty much nothing is off the table when it comes to the DLC fighters. We still don't know who the fifth character will be, but a reveal is certainly on the way.
With Banjo-Kazooie arriving earlier in this pack, it's probably safe to rule out another Microsoft character, but that hasn't stopped fans from hoping it is.
Twitter user MemoryNova took the extra step and created what would be Master Chief's victory pose. He shoots off a clip from his assault rifle, reloads, just before right into the camera with a glimmer of light in his visor.
Shooting his gun like that might be a bit much, but the basic premise is there and we could easily picture him in there through the help of this creation. All that's missing is a mockup of his moveset, but it's clear the rifle would be a big part of it based on this pose.
Master Chief's Smash Bros. Victory Animation pic.twitter.com/b0hWFTSWX9
— Nova (@MemoryNova) January 5, 2020
The identity of the next fighter remains a mystery but there's surely a Nintendo Direct on the horizon where we will find out who this person is.
Just because this first DLC pack is about to wrap up doesn't mean another won't be on the way right after.
Smash Ultimate is one of the most popular games on the Switch and there's no shortage of what fighters could come to the game.
In fact, we'd be pretty surprised if this Fighters Pass ends up being the only one. While the roster is massive, there's still plenty of room to grow and fans would love to spend some extra money to get even more characters.
Microsoft and Nintendo have shown a willingness to work together in the past so perhaps they could keep it going and cut another deal to get Master Chief in Smash.