Masahiro Sakurai has confirmed that six more DLC fighters are on their way to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in the coming year, leaving people’s imaginations humming over who could be included next even if reality tells them otherwise. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of six characters fans want to be the next Smash DLC fighters (and six they’re more likely to get).
Who Smash Fans Want: Geno
It’s been a bit since an obscure character was added to the Smash roster, and few would fit that requirement – or be as highly requested – as Geno.
One of Mario’s companions from Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, Geno is a celestial entity sent down to Mario’s planet in order to restore balance. He’s speedy and can hit hard, but being that he’s trapped in a toy, he crumples pretty quickly from continued attacks and damage.
While this may not sound like the best build for a brawler fighting game, it would make for an interesting break from other character designs.
Whereas King K. Rool and Bowser offer higher attack in exchange for speed, Geno could be a character that hits like a truck in exchange for getting knocked back hard from most any hit.
Plus, with Final Fantasy VII’s Cloud included in the roster already, there’s at least the chance that dealing with the biggest hurdle to his inclusion – that being licensing issues with Square Enix – could be overcome, giving fans one of their most highly requested characters.
Who Fans Will Get: Lon’qu
However, there’s another obscure character that’s more likely to be included first: Lon’qu, the soft-spoken mercenary from Fire Emblem Awakening.
A samurai sword wielder who prioritizes action over talk, he’s one of the stronger allies players can have at their disposal in his game. Every other attack from him tends to be a critical, and even when confronted with his worst fear – talking to the opposite sex – he braves any challenge to grant his master’s wishes.
However, unlike some other characters from the franchise, he hasn’t gotten as much love in the form of crossovers, ready availability in other spin-off titles and so on.
With his inclusion, Smash would gain some variety to its current roster of Fire Emblem characters. He could act as a slow, but heavy-hitting character who takes more damage from female characters, giving a little nod to his quirks in Awakening.