Sorry, This Iconic Fighter Definitely Isn't Joining 'Smash Bros. Ultimate'

You can rule this video game character out... for now.


Nintendo and Ubisoft have been getting along pretty well recently, so it seemed like a safe bet that Rayman might make an appearance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Unfortunately, it looks like that’s not the case. The iconic armless video game hero was recently announced as an addition to a Nintendo Switch fighting game… but it isn’t Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Instead, it looks like Rayman is headed to Brawlhalla, a free-to-play fighting game from developer Blue Mammoth Games. The news doesn’t come as a huge surprise. After all, Ubisoft recently acquired Blue Mammoth so it makes sense that the company would use one of its most famous characters to boost the Smash competitor. Still, this should sting a bit for anyone hoping to see Rayman duke it out with Mario, Zelda, and Donkey Kong.

Brawlhalla launches for Nintendo Switch on November 6. The game includes a large roster of characters, offering over 40 different fighters. There’s local multiplayer, an online mode, and a single-player option. Blue Mammoth also boasts that the game’s roster will continue to expand, so you can expect to see even more character additions moving forward. (Rabbids, anyone?)

Meanwhile, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is set to launch later this year as a Nintendo Switch exclusive. The series features its largest roster yet, bringing back every old character and adding a handful of new ones including Ridley, Simon Belmont, and King K. Rool, along with a handful of new “Echo” fighters.

With several months to go, there’s still time for Nintendo to announce even more new roster additions. One popular guess is Isabelle from the company’s own Animal Crossing series. When it comes to third-party additions there are also a few rumors floating around, including Travis Touchdown from No More Heroes.

One thing seems pretty sure though, we won’t be seeing Rayman in Super Smash Bros. anytime soon.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate launches December 7 for Nintendo Switch.

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