On Thursday, October 1st at 7:00am PT, Nintendo will be revealing the next DLC fighter to join the Super Smash. Bros Ultimate roster. As stated in the official announcement Tweet by Nintendo of America, Director Masahiro Sakurai will give a brief message after the three-minute video presentation revealing the new character.
The new character joining the Smash Ultimate roster tomorrow will be the 77th character that is playable in Nintendo's blockbuster crossover party fighter as well as the 2nd character to be part of Fighter's Pass Volume 2 after Min Min from ARMS, who was released on June 29th, 2020.
No information as to who the new fighter is has been teased or leaked yet, but as per usual, the community's requests and hopes for Geno, an ally of Mario's in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, remains at the top of the most wanted list for new fighters in Smash. Other community members are looking for more of a crossover in the form of Phoenix Wright or Kingdom Hearts protagonist Sora.
Others think that a character from the Resident Evil franchise could join the Super Smash Bros Ultimate fray, and even the eponymous protagonist of the Crash Bandicoot franchise has been theorized following the release of Banjo-Kazooie as part of the Fighter's Pass Volume 1.
More cynical parts of the community theorize that the new character is another Fire Emblem character disdainfully due to the similarities in style, appearance and general approach to combat amongst the eight franchise characters already in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. It's impossible for Nintendo to please everyone with a single new DLC fighter, but a more obscure fan favorite would certainly be the most well-received following tomorrow's reveal.
UPDATE 10/1: Minecraft Steve, the default male avatar of Minecraft, has been added to the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster. An additional presentation that will go in-depth on Minecraft Steve as a Smash character will happen on Friday, 10/3.
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