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Masahiro Sakurai: Smash Ultimate DLC Line-Up Complete; Decided By Nintendo

Remember: aside from Piranha Plant, that’s five characters.
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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.

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…

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!

Anthony Pelone
Eating, breathing and living video games on a daily basis, Anthony is particularly fond of the Nintendo variety, but is by no means a console warrior. Somewhere in the midst of his obsession with cat pictures, he finds the time to pen about his favorite hobby. Having previously written for over three sites, Anthony remains dedicated to spreading the gospel of EarthBound.

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