During this year’s E3, we learned that
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for Nintendo Switch is bringing back every single playable character in franchise history. As if that’s not enough, they’ve also been announcing new characters left and right, including Inkling, Ridley, Simon, King K. Rool, and Isabelle.
The near-constant fighter reveals have been a fun and crazy ride, but it sounds like things are going to be a little quieter on the
Smash front going forward. In his latest Famitsu column. Smash creator Masahiro Sakurai indicated that this breakneck pace of Ultimate character reveals can’t continue forever.
“We announced Isabelle in the Nintendo Direct… however, it would be a mistake to think that the new character announcements will keep going [at this pace] until Smash Bros. releases. We may have been a little trigger-happy so we’ll be living modestly from here on out.”
— Masahiro Sakurai
While Sakurai and his team are slowing down on the character reveals, that doesn’t mean they’re over altogether. There’s still nearly two and a half months left to go, which is plenty of time for another announcement or two. There’s also the possibility of more characters being announced after launch as DLC. Even without additional characters, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate already has the largest roster in franchise history, and it’s not even close.