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Predict the 5 DLC characters for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

So we know that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be getting 5 DLC fighter packs, they'll be rolling out next year through to February 2020. I thought it would be fun to see if we can predict who the 5 characters will be and we can look back on this when they are announced to see of we got any right. I'll go first, in no particular order:


  • Chun-Li from Street Fighter
  • New Pokemon character from the upcoming main game next year, this to me is nailed on
  • Minecraft character, possibly Steve and Alex as an alternative
  • Skull Kid. Someone from Zelda anyway
  • Banjo Kazooie, you never know, I changed my mind at the last second, from Waluigi to them.

I feel like Ubisoft deserve some recognition for being Nintendo's best 3rd party supporter for the past decade at least. And they've made exclusives. They stood by Nintendo, when most others left during the hard times. I might swap Rayman(with possibly Rabbids support) for Banjo Kazooie.

Though you never know with Sakurai, he's let his personal friendships influence choices in the past, so he could well pick for example another Square Enix character, even though I personally don't believe they deserve any recognition. There's also a possibility of Banjo Kazooie being added. Microsoft getting the bulk of the DLC fee might help persuade them to let it happen. Waluigi and Rayman would be my other 2 wildcards. Waluigi, if people want him that bad, then Sakurai might make them at least pay for all the harassment to get their wish. Or Sakurai could stay local and pick Japanese companies and characters like Geno and Goku. All the characters in SSB are owned by Japanese companies. Sorry, this might seem a bit jumbled, as I changed a vote at the last second.

So who do you think will make the cut? Pick your 5 and place other possibilities below.

Just going to post my wishlist real quick

Louie (Pikmin)
Donkey Kong Jr.
Dixie Kong
Geno
Banjo and Kazooie

Those are my most wanted, but there are still others I'd take. Wario land and Ware could use some characters and I wouldn't mind Poochy or Kamek joining. I'd also like to see Paper Mario, SkullKid and Tingle.

I’m going to go down the angle that the DLC fighters will double as advertisements of upcoming games.

So I think we’ll get....

A Donkey Kong character (If DKCR3 is in the works)
A Metroid (Prime 4) character
A Gen 8 Pokemon

And two more from unannounced games Smile

Currently, I only have two guesses:

1. A character from Fire Emblem: Three Houses (maybe the female that is narrating the trailer)
2. A gen 8. Pokemon

I know people on the internet would rage, but I would be alright with those 2 choices.

As much as I'd like it to be a lesser-known characters like Wonder Red or Saki or Ray MKIII (RIP assist trophy states) I expect Nintendo is going to be going with picks from stuff that made them money.

-Rex from Xenoblade 2
-Alfonse from Fire Emblem Heroes
-Agent 8 from Splatoon 2
-The Prince from Dragalia Lost

IDK who to pick for slot 5. Ryu Hayabusa or Yoshimitsu would be no0brainers due to Nintendo liking their respective parent companies if their names weren't too similar to characters already in the game.

I'm keeping my predictions pretty vague because there's so many factors that could affect who ends up being chosen, but I'm thinking something like this:


  • A Xenoblade 2 character. Maybe Lora, maybe Jin, maybe Mythra/Pyra... but not Rex, because it'd be weird to bundle the season pass with his Mii costume in that case - feels more like a consolation prize imo.
  • A Kirby character. Probably Bandana Dee but Magolor might have a shot as well.
  • A first party from a currently unrepresented series. Fingers crossed for Rhythm Heaven but could just as well be a retro character or even an "oddball" pick in the vein of Wii Fit Trainer.
  • (Or maybe the protagonist from The Last Story 2 if that rumor ends up being true, but that feels like a big "if" at this point.)
  • Someone from Dragon Quest. Erdrick seems like the obvious choice, being more or less the series' "Marth" and in many ways the archetypal JRPG hero. That said I think the protagonists from DQ4, 5 or 8 could also be possible, or even the DQ11 hero in order to promote that game.
  • Another third party... KOS-MOS, Lloyd
  • (or Yuri), Jibanyan, a Dark Souls character, someone from Persona... maybe even Geno. Who knows, but those are who I'd guess to be some of the top contenders.
    Whoever they pick I think they'll most likely be from a Japanese developer, as much as everyone else seems to expect a Microsoft char.

Even if I'm completely wrong I can't wait to find out who they are though! Hopefully they'll at least reveal the first one soon.

Who I want it to be:

- Dixie Kong
- Bandana Dee
- Captain Toad/Toadette
- Sylux
- Dr. Coyle/Twintelle

Who I think it will be:

- Bandana Dee
- Minecraft Steve
- Slime from Dragon Quest
- Fire Emblem 3 Houses rep
- Gen 8 Pokemon.

Twintelle is a good shout. It would promote ARMS and she'd be a female boxing counterpart to Little Mac. And that @$$, expect plenty of screenshots if it happens.

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