Hello, ONTD gamers! As many know, we are less than 5 days away from the release of potential game of the year
that will still end up losing to some trite mobile game. Yes, I’m still bitter about Breath of the Wild
, Super Smash Brothers Ultimate! While the game currently has an astronomical amount of characters, Nintendo has already announced 5 characters coming to the game in 2019 as Downloadable Content characters. Note that this does not count Piranha Plant, since Piranha Plant is free, provided you meet the criteria Nintendo stated upon announcement.
Of course, the gaming community is always pondering who will come to Smash Brothers in the future… so why should I be any different?
When I think of characters that need to come to Smash Brothers, I tend to focus on two important aspects:
1) Are they a first party character? I don’t like to play the 3rd party game… although one character on this list is 3rd party, but IDGAF, because that character is a GOAT candidate.
2) Are they female? I want more female characters in Smash. Fan-canoning the genders of the Pokemon and Yoshi isn’t enough for me.
So, let’s start the completely uninformed but hopeful guesses! #1 Waluigi Why Waluigi Will Be In Smash:
At this point, the crowd support for Waluigi being a playable character in Smash is almost too strong to ignore. Granted, I’m of the belief that most people want that to happen because they want to be trolls, but the noise is there. I do think that, if Waluigi does end up becoming playable, Sakurai’s going to troll the masses back and make him a Dan Hibiki-esque character who is not going to be effective, but he’ll probably still be there. Why Waluigi Won’t Be In Smash:
There’s not really any precedence for a character being an Assist Trophy, which is what Waluigi is currently confirmed to be, and then becoming a playable character in the same iteration of a Smash game, so that’s a minor hurdle that they would need to deal with. Most importantly, however, is the fact that Waluigi has never been in any game other than Mario Sports titles and other such spin off games. Waluigi does not have gameplay quirks that are strongly identified and iconic, like a Fireball, etc. Smash isn’t above clones… though we often wish they were… so it’s possible he could just be a Luigi-clone, or even a Wario-clone, but having a clone behind the DLC paywall is kind of bad precedence. Odds of Waluigi Actually Being In Smash?:
Honestly, pretty damned good. That’s why I put him at Number 1. I’d say like 75%, minimum.( Collapse ) So, ONTD, are you excited for Smash Ultimate? Is ONTD going to have Smash tourneys? Who do you want to see as the DLC characters? Discuss!
Source: My brain, my photobucket and google.