Yep, that big “leak” claiming Isaac, Shadow, Banjo, and others were coming was a super duper hoax. It’s further confirmed by the fact that Isaac from Golden Sun and Shadow from the Sonic series are officially assist trophies in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, as revealed at today’s final Nintendo Direct for the game.
Joining Shadow and Isaac are Thwomp, Dr. Wily from Mega Man, “Flies & Hand” from Mario Paint, Tiki, Vince from Art Academy, Guile from Street Fighter, and (a big freakin’ surprise!) Akira from Virtual Fighter. There are 59 assist trophies in this game — that’s more than the total amount of Pokémon in the game, according to Sakurai. Not bad, not bad at all. This game is looking more ultimate all the time.