Will More Characters Be Announced For Super Smash Brothers Ultimate?

Rachel Mii | DoubleJump.comHappy Tuesday!

We’ve got a few months before the release of Super Smash Brothers Ultimate which means there’s a lot of time to speculate more about this anticipated game.

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When the teaser for a new Smash Brothers game came along, everyone erupted into the hype. Blogs and websites everywhere were posting lists and polls of who they wanted to see in the latest Smash game.

So when the roster was announced at this year’s E3, I’ll admit I was surprised to see very little new characters.

Was I disappointed? No, not at all. Believe me, I’m stoked to play as Young Link again. He was my all-time favorite back in the day. Revisiting old characters is just as good as trying out new characters.

Like I said though, I was still surprised to see very little new characters added. The newest we got were the Echo characters.

However, Nintendo Life interviewed Bill Trinen and asked about more characters in Smash. His answer?

“We can answer that when we get closer to December.”

So… we have well over 60 characters for Super Smash Brothers Ultimate. Will there be more announced down the road?

I was also surprised they announced everyone at once, especially when they usually keep up speculating until the release – or they leak characters slowly before the launch date.

Maybe Nintendo has more up their sleeve. Or maybe I’m reading too much into things.

What do you think about this? Do you hope more new characters are added to the roster? Let me know in the comments below!

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10 thoughts on “Will More Characters Be Announced For Super Smash Brothers Ultimate?

  1. I’ve seen so much character speculation online, and it seems that the popular opinion is that there will be more characters revealed before the release of the game. I think that makes sense, but some people are thinking there will be almost as many as in Melee – like a dozen new characters or something – and I honestly don’t see that happening. However, I don’t think what we’ve seen will be the only characters in the game, as the rebranding of clones as Echo Fighters suggests that there’s gonna be more than three of those!

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    • I definitely feel like there will be more echo characters down the line. I don’t understand why they would announce so little characters. Also, they already have over 60 characters on the roster, so I can’t imagine they’ll add more either… then again, they’ve been making huge games for the Switch and SSBU is supposedly going to be 16GB. So, who knows what Nintendo will do?

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      • Ultimately (ha!), we still have 20-ish weeks left before the game comes out, with blog updates multiple times a week, so there’s no telling what they’re gonna hit us with in the meantime!

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      • (I appreciate the pun, lol.) That’s true, you’re right. But also, that’s weird to think we still have 20 weeks… it seems so far away and then right around the corner. I can’t believe we’re almost into August. I don’t know where 2018 went…

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  2. I’m hearing if anyone is added it’ll be more 3rd party characters. I’ve been hearing rumors of Simon Belmont from Castlevania as a front runner. Crash Bandicoot and Spyro I’m rooting for. (Hopefully Activision agrees.) And I have a feeling they change their minds and just add Waluigi. 😁

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