With all the big news coming out of Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. Wii U Direct, a lot of excitement is in the air. Yet with all the information that Nintendo dropped during their Nintendo Direct there are even more questions that has Smash players giddy with excitement. One of the biggest mic-drop moments was the news that Mewtwo from the Pokemon series will be available as DLC in the nearby future for both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. This is great news for people wondering how Nintendo will handle DLC down the line, but this also opens discussion for who else can be DLC for the games.
There are plenty of other characters that gamers will want to see appear in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. The hype and surprise does not have to stop with Mewtwo being the only DLC fighter. Popular characters that did not appear as playable fighters, assist trophies, or background hazards now have the potential to be included as playable fighters as DLC. This also means that some fighters from past games could still show up and provide even more craziness to an already massive and hectic game. Here are five characters that we believe have the most potential to appear as new challengers.
Wolf was originally in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as another character to appear from the Star Fox series. Traditionally in the series, there have not been a lot of characters to appear as playable fighters outside of Fox and Falco, who first appeared in Melee. Having Wolf available will add more diversity to the roster and give the Star Fox franchise some more shine in Smash Bros. If Nintendo really wanted to do something unique, they would include a different character from Star Fox like Peppy or Slippy as a neat surprise for gamers. But if we had to choose one with the best chance of showing up, we’d give it to Wolf since he is Fox’s other big rival.
Though the Fire Emblem series has plenty of spotlight in Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U, the popularity of the series has grown exponentially. Roy’s popularity from Melee is definitely impressive and it would be great to see him make a return to the stage. Since there really isn’t any sort of cap to how many characters from a series can appear in the Smash Bros. series, making Roy available will appeal to longtime Super Smash Bros. fans and give another underdog game some extra shine. His moves may be similar to both Marth and Lucinia, but we wouldn’t count Nintendo out in making some interesting changes to make Roy feel unique amongst his Fire Emblem peers.
Earthbound is a series that holds a place close to the hearts of Nintendo fans. Not only is Ness playable in the latest Super Smash Bros. game, but there are a few Earthbound themed stages that players can Smash on. When Lucas was included as a playable fighter in Brawl, it showed that Nintendo was willing to pull deep from its well of characters to make Super Smash Bros. a bigger, more fun game. And since Lucas didn’t make the original cut for the roster, this would be a great opportunity to bring him back into the fray and increase the presence of Earthbound in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U. His absences showed a loss of diversity in the Super Smash Bros. roster.
Having Mega Man appear in Super Smash Bros. is a huge deal for Nintendo fans and fans of the Mega Man series. In a time where Capcom has created a drought of Mega Man related content, it was nice to see a better, grander handling of the blue bomber and his legacy. But this doesn’t have to stop there. The best complimentary character that could possibly be included from the Mega Man series would be none other than Proto-Man. Not only could he sport a new flare and attitude for Super Smash Bros., but also share some similar characteristics to Mega Man. One may believe that any of the robot masters from the Mega Man series would make good inclusions to the roster, but we believe Proto-Man to be the best and most satisfying choice to provide as DLC.
Tails the Fox
Sonic and Mario have had one of the greatest rivalries of all time in the world of video games. His inclusion into Super Smash Bros. Brawl marked a landmark point in the history of video games. Yet something was missing. While Mario has always had his brother Luigi at his side, Sonic has always had his trusted friend Tails the Fox at his. Mario and Luigi have appeared in every Smash Bros. game, at some points being a team in events and other points of the series. For this legendary rivalry to really come full circle, it is about time Sonic had his trusted side-kick to fight alongside him. As a fighter, Tails could use his twin-tails to fly around and maybe even use different gadgets that he is known for making. But most importantly, having Tails as a DLC fighter will give gamers who grew up in the 90s a chance to set up one something we never thought could happen happen. Its time Sonic and Tails took on Mario and Luigi in the biggest tag-team dream match ever.
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