As a series, Super Smash Bros. is known for introducing characters to influence attention toward other franchises. This trend also extends to established but somewhat dormant game series as well. Following a jam-packed Nintendo Direct presentation, here are my top five picks for characters that must be included in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Isaac (Golden Sun)
Golden Sun is a beloved Nintendo RPG series from the Game Boy Advance era. Isaac is an adept, or someone that can harness special abilities using “psynergy,” and djinn. This can enable the fighter to be adaptable to any situation with whirlwinds, ice pillars, remote pushes or pulls, and sword slashes. Isaac would be a fantastic addition to the already staggering roster included in the latest Smash Bros. installment due out at the end of this year. His inclusion could also be a great way to increase interest in the Golden Sun franchise and urge a new title in the series on Switch.
Konami appears to have a solid relationship with Nintendo these days. Snake will be returning to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and Simon and Richter Belmont were revealed to be included as well from Castlevania. Another great Konami franchise that could be represented well in the next brawler is Suikoden. It’s another revered RPG series that deserves more recognition, and what better way to do that than include the first game’s protagonist, Tir?
Incineroar (Pokémon Sun & Moon)
Pokémon continues to be a worldwide phenomenon, so it’s no wonder the franchise is prominently featured in the Smash Bros. series. Each installment has introduced a new Pokémon to the mix, and Incineroar is the perfect match for Ultimate. The character resembles a pro wrestler and is big and beefy to boot, which could help counteract the massive King K. Rool in December’s release.
Lash (Advance Wars series)
Advance Wars is known for its strategic gameplay, not for its fighters. Not that there aren’t some characters that couldn’t fit the bill (looking at you, Max). I chose a unique character to add to the SSBU roster, Lash. The young evil genius is obsessed with creating contraptions and weaponry to decimate her foes. This backstory could lend itself to a very interesting moveset with her calling in minions to attack or using a myriad of inventions to win the battle. Lash could also increase attention on the Wars series, and hopefully earn us another installment in the franchise.
Meat Boy (Super Meat Boy)
Shovel Knight has already been confirmed as an assist trophy, which is slightly disappointing. I would like to have some indie game representation in Ultimate as a fully fleshed-out fighter. Meat Boy, the star of the rage-inducing indie title Super Meat Boy, would be a great fit. With a new game in the franchise heading to the Nintendo Switch, what better way to add another unique character to Smash Bros. while also hyping up Meat Boy’s next adventure?
Let’s hear your dream roster for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Those are my Super Smash Bros. Ultimate dream-team picks! What do you think? Would you be excited to see any or all of these characters in the next game? Who are you hoping to see revealed before the game launches on December 7, 2018?
In the meantime, check out the exciting Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Nintendo Direct here:
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