January 2020 Nintendo Direct: There’s still wish for ‘Smash Ultimate’ DLC

This week, fans of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate went haywire after Nintendo announced a Direct for Jan 9, 2020 will concentration exclusively on Pokémon. Eager to learn a temperament of a fifth impression for Ultimate’s DLC Fighters Pass, fans were livid when they schooled Nintendo will sojourn quiet, for now.

But brawlers need not despair: The temperament of a fifth appendage Smash Bros. Ultimate impression will be denounced in due time, and progressing than we competence think.

First, it should be remarkable that Pokémon-focused Directs do not keep ubiquitous Nintendo Directs from happening. In fact, historically, Pokémon Directs mostly precede Nintendo Directs, where other Nintendo games get time to uncover off new content. There are no decisive patterns for how Nintendo schedules a opposite Directs, though whenever a Pokémon Direct takes place, a ubiquitous Nintendo Direct will infrequently follow a few weeks later.

For example: In 2016, Nintendo streamed a Pokémon Direct (showcasing Sun and Moon and Pokémon Go) on Feb 26. Less than a week after on Mar 3, Nintendo streamed a ubiquitous Direct showcasing new Wii U and 3DS games and updates. Just final year in 2019, Nintendo streamed a Pokémon Direct on Jun 5. E3 took place usually days later, where Nintendo aired a ubiquitous Direct on Jun 11.

Secondly, a puzzling “Challenger Pack 5,” that will enclose a new character, their stage, and some of their game’s music, is already accessible to squeeze and will be combined to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate by Februrary 29, 2020. (Happy Leap Year!)

I know a wait is agonizing, though Feb 29 is not distant away; usually a small over a month. Most importantly, Nintendo has never suggested a essence of DLC on a day a DLC is combined to a game. There is always copiousness of allege notice, generally for new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate characters, so design a exhibit to occur any notation now.

Just not on Jan 9.

Banjo and Kazooie were one of ‘Smash’ fandom’s many renouned dream characters. In 2019, a million wishes came loyal when Banjo and Kazooie were combined as “Challenger Pack 3” DLC for ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.’

So, who will a Smash Bros. Ultimate Challenge Pack 5 DLC contain?

Ah, a almighty question. “Who will Nintendo supplement to Super Smash Bros.?” is like seeking “When will Bitcoin arise again?” No one knows, it’s all a furious mass theory that we feverishly Google to close adult that partial of a mind that usually won’t cease.

Smash Bros. fans constantly seem to ask a few favorites. One of a many manifest “wishlist” characters is Geno, a suggestion who inhabited a bombard of a fondle wooden doll and seemed as an fan to Mario in a 1996 Super NES diversion Super Mario RPG. The game, itself a cult title, was Geno’s usually vital appearance, lending Geno a certain kind of recognition among hardcore Nintendo fans. Despite Geno’s inclusion in a array relegated to a wearable dress for Mii fighters in 2015, fans haven’t let go of wanting to play as Geno.

Another renouned choice seems to be Sora, a protagonist of a Kingdom Hearts games. As a wielder of a Keyblade, Sora seems processed for Smash Bros., even if fans seem assured that Disney stands in a approach of that dream apropos reality. Truth is, no one unequivocally knows for sure.

Other names you’ll find mentioned on video diversion forums and Reddit are:

  • Doomslayer (of a DOOM series)
  • KOS-MOS (the protagonist of Xenosaga)
  • Dante (the über-cool demon hunter of Devil May Cry)
  • Phoenix Wright (of a renouned Ace Attorney account games)
  • Crash Bandicoot (of his starring games)
  • Lloyd Irving (star of a renouned 2003 installment Tales diversion Tales of Symphonia on a Nintendo GameCube)
  • Master Chief (of a best-selling Xbox shooters, Halo)
  • Ryu Hayabusa (of a infamously formidable Ninja Gaiden games)

In a loyal “believe it not” scenario, executive Masahiro Sakurai once alluded to wanting James Bond in a most progressing entrance of Super Smash Bros. (due to a recognition and stress of GoldenEye on a Nintendo 64). But for many apparent reasons including, though not singular to, the character’s film rights and likeness, James Bond has never assimilated in on Nintendo’s fighting game.

Travis Touchdown, a Johnny Knoxville lookalike from a cult No More Heroes games, was mentioned in a indeterminate “leak.” Much as we wish to trust it, it’s not advisable to take it as fact.


“Challenger Pack 5” is approaching to recover for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on or before Feb 29.

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