So THIS is how Nintendo plans on getting around the Street Fighter V exclusivity!
As Nintendo’s crossover fighter, Super Smash Fighter, grows from just being a celebration of Nintendo, and to a celebration of gaming at large, the possibilities of further inclusions into the Smash roster grow more and more. Being on the roster of Super Smash Bros. is always a big deal- hence, so many third parties voicing interest in having their characters included in Smash via DLC. And with Nintendo themselves opening the doors to third party characters, the possibilities are now literally infinite.
Which makes this datamine of the files included in Smash Bros. via a recent update so interesting- it appears Nintendo themselves are expanding the roster via first and third party characters. The datamines have revealed files that indicate that Fire Emblem’s Roy and Street Fighter’s Ryu may both be added to the game some time soon, via DLC.
That would certainly be worth seeing- Roy would be the third retired veteran being added back into Smash after Mewtwo and Lucas (Roy was originally in Super Smash Bros. Melee). Ryu on the other hand would be the first instance of a character from a conventional fighting game series being translated to Smash Bros. mechanics.
Will this happen? Nintendo has been very opening about adding more characters into the series, so it’s not totally out of question. We’ll keep you posted.