Starting with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS, the series was no longer confined by the characters that came on the disc or cartridge. Now, DLC characters were a possibility, meaning a huge roster of characters could get even huger. In turn, that also meant fans now started hoping against hope that, post-launch, their favorite game characters could still join the franchise.
The DLC characters added to the series so far include (or will soon include) Banjo and Kazooie, Bayonetta, Cloud, Corrin, the Hero, Joker, Piranha Plant, Roy, and Ryu. Out of all these characters, the one to fill me with the most hype and surprise is probably… Cloud? Yeah, probably Cloud, even though Final Fantasy VII will never rank among my favorites in the series. It was just really extraordinary to me to see him appear in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS, and it proved once and for all that anyone could wind up in Smash.
For me, the kicker is that I almost never buy DLC of any kind for any game. I buy a base game, enjoy it, and move on. But when it comes to Smash, even though I honestly barely play it these days, I buy every DLC character, and I preordered the Fighters Pass with the game long before Ultimate released. So I’m really excited to get my hands on the Hero tonight.
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