Next Super Smash Bros. Character to Be Revealed This Week


by in Fighting Game News | Jan, 14th 2020

This Thursday is going to be a massive day for the Super Smash Bros community. Masahiro Sakurai normally teases the new Super Smash Bros character during a Nintendo Direct. Then we see the full Super Smash Bros Ultimate DLC character breakdown during a later livestream.

However, Sakurai-san decided to do things a little bit different this time. On January 16th, we’ll see “Mr. Sakurai Presents,” a likely 30-35-minute livestream on Nintendo’s YouTube channel that will detail this next character for Super Smash Bros.

But Who??

This is the first reveal of a Super Smash Bros Ultimate DLC character this way. So, it’s either a huge character, or they want to make a different approach. I like this way more. It gets people riled up and hyped for who it could be.

Of course, leak/spoiler sites always have something they “know” it will be: Geno, Master Chief, Doom Guy, “leaks” like that. We have no idea who the new Super Smash Bros Ultimate DLC character will be. Nintendo’s kept this seriously under wraps, and I appreciate that. For new characters, I love seeing the reveal the same time as everyone else.

Do I have guesses or people I think it could be? Well, of course, I do! We already have plenty of Sword-users in the game, but with Fire Emblem: Three Houses, there’s a blue-haired protagonist that hasn’t joined the game yet in the Fire Emblem franchise. Byleth could be our next heroic character.

Out of the leaks, rumored or otherwise, the one I want the most is Geno. Super Mario RPG is a classic, one of the few great classics that have no real representative in Super Smash Bros Mario, Peach and Bowser. They don’t count. They have tons of other games they appeared in. Geno is special and unique. This of course means, we’ll probably get Mallow instead.

While we have no idea who it will be, at 9 AM EST (6 AM PST) on Thursday, we’ll see who the next Super Smash Bros Ultimate DLC character will be. It should take about 35 minutes. If it’s anything like the previous ones, we’re going to learn a lot about how the character plays, functions and perhaps best of all, the music tracks they come with.

This wait has been intense, but it’s going to be worth it, I’m sure of it.

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