E3 2018: 5 New Characters That Should Join 'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate'
Okay, so I know Nintendo said not to expect a bunch of new characters from the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster back at E3 2018, but we all know that’s a bluff, right? The company still has six months before the game actually launches, which is plenty of time for a few more surprises. And after that there’s always downloadable content (gotta earn those coins somehow, Nintendo).
So with that in mind, here are five more characters that I’d love to see join the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster, all of which were featured in big announcements during E3 2018 earlier this month.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Put Fortnite in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Specifically, Nintendo should add the generic character (the one that comes in multiple races and genders) into the game.
As a Fortnite fighter, you could attack with a pickaxe, along with some of the game’s many other weapons (anything from the popular rocket launcher to wackier options like the Boogie Bomb). Of course, you’ll also be able to build various forts, adding an interesting new dimension to any match, and maybe the Final Smash could summon the Fortnite storm that pushes players to the center of the map.
Ellie (The Last of Us Part II)
Developer Naughty Dog’s brutally realistic video game violence might not be a perfect match for Nintendo’s cartoony brawler, but there’s still a way to make this work.
The upcoming The Last of Us Part II** is set to focus on Ellie, who mostly played the role of sidekick in the original game. This time she has a variety of weapons at her disposal, including a bow and arrow that could translate easily into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*. For a final smash, Ellie could even unleash a horde of zombies against her opponents.
I’m not sure Disney will ever let any of its characters show up in a Nintendo game, but this mashup is too good to ignore. The upcoming Spider-Man for PS4 looks absolutely incredible, and I’d love to see some of that web-slinging action translate over to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
It’s pretty easy to imagine Peter Parker (or maybe even Miles Morales) swinging around a classic Smash Bros. stage while shooting his webs at Mario or Link. For a Final Smash, he could even transform into that amped-up suit with mechanical spider legs that we saw in Avengers: Infinity War.
Jade (Beyond Good and Evil 2)
Beyond Good and Evil 2 may be one of the most hyped video games of E3 2018, but we still have no idea when it will actually release. In the meantime, maybe Nintendo can help build some of that hype (and secure a Switch launch for the game) by bringing the series’ original protagonist to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Jade might be a photojournalist by trade, but she’s also a skilled fighter. She’s a martial arts expert trained in using Daï-jo (a special combat stick), and also gets “Gyrodisk launcher” in the game to shoot pink disks at her enemies.
She’s pretty stealthy too, which could translate into some interesting Smash abilities. For her Final Smash, Jade could harness her ability to revive other people, which would be particularly useful in team battles.
V (Cyberpunk 2077)
We don’t know a lot about Cyberpunk 2077, but it already looks pretty awesome. The new game, developed by the same studio behind Witcher 3, is set in a dystopian future where human can upgrade themselves using cyberware technology.
V, the customizable main character, is capable of unlocking a bunch of different abilities that could translate well into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. That includes arm blades for climbing walls, homing bullets, and some sort of wall-penetrating weapons. With all that gear, V could be a real powerhouse in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and a great way to build hype for Cyberpunk 2077 at the same time.