Though Smash fans are still anxiously awaiting the launch of Banjo and Kazooie, new evidence is fueling speculation about the identity of the following downloadable character. Spotted earlier today, a Nintendo UK page for Character Pack 4 includes copyright information for the SNK Corporation. SNK is a Japanese developer known for titles such as Metal Slug and The King of Fighters, so there are a few franchises a character could come from.
Assuming the new character is indeed from SNK, there are a few choices that would work well. Given that Street Fighter has representation via Ken and Ryu, I think the most fitting choice would be a The King of Fighters character. Mai vote goes to Mai Shiranui, but Terry Bogard would be a good choice too. Of course, Nintendo could always go another direction with it instead. Maybe something from a non-fighting game such as Metal Slug?
Though SNK seems like a strange company to include on the surface, there’s no doubt that they’ve contributed a lot to the games industry. In that respect, SNK would be a great developer to pick a fighter from. Would you like to see a DLC fighter from SNK? If so, who would you like to see join the Smash roster?