In an out-of-the-blue tweet, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai has announced the game’s DLC roster has been finalized. Surprisingly, said tweet was published in both Japanese and English, and we’ve provided the latter for you below.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s DLC line-up is now complete. This time the selection was made entirely by Nintendo. I decide if we can create a fighter based on their selection, then come up with the plan.
— 桜井 政博 (@Sora_Sakurai) November 6, 2018
To everyone’s surprise, Mr. Sakurai didn’t propose the last five characters; instead, that honor went to The Big N itself. While Sakurai had the final call regarding their selection, Nintendo likely perceives this DLC as prime marketing material for their upcoming Switch titles; in other words, yes, we may very well be getting yet another Fire Emblem character from the upcoming Three Houses.
Considering such a scenario, we imagine Nintendo would prioritize their own characters over further third-party characters, so if you’re still hoping for Banjo-Kazooie and Mario RPG‘s Geno, it may be best to abandon all hope. What, no, I don’t have anything in my eyes…
It’s great to dream about your favorite character joining the battle and I appreciate your passion, but please try to stay on topic when replying to tweets and refrain from flooding us, and other users, with requests when we're not specifically asking for feedback. Thank you!
— 桜井 政博 (@Sora_Sakurai) November 7, 2018
Regardless, as Sakurai points out above, this means character requests are no longer in the cards, so you may want to refrain from spamming his Twitter posts with Sora and Captain Toad requests. (By the way, some trivia: the above tweet was only posted in English. Let’s not have Sakurai pull a Hideki Kamiya, shall we?)
What do you think of Nintendo taking the reigns for Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC? Let us know in the comments below!