Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is headed to Nintendo Switch with the biggest selection of playable fighters in franchise history. If the roster of over 70 fighters available at launch isn’t enough for you, Nintendo has already confirmed that they’re planning five more fighters as DLC (plus Piranha Plant). Fans across the globe are excitedly making predictions about the future fighters, but if you’ve been bombarding Sakurai’s social media channels with suggestions, you’re barking up the wrong tree.
The Smash creator has been absolutely flooded by suggestions from fans since the latest Nintendo Direct, but to no avail. As it turns out, the DLC characters have already been decided. Additionally, it wasn’t Sakurai calling the shots on the final roster this time. Instead, Nintendo selected the upcoming characters and passed their wishes on to Sakurai.
Sakurai explained all of this in a pair of tweets. While he thanks fans for their passion and understands their desire to see certain characters in the game, he also requests that fans stay on topic when posting to his Twitter. I can’t blame the guy! Constantly being questioned about something you’re not in control of must be exhausting.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s DLC line-up is now complete. This time the selection was made entirely by Nintendo. I decide if we can create a fighter based on their selection, then come up with the plan.
— 桜井 政博 (@Sora_Sakurai) November 6, 2018