So far, three of the DLC characters from Fighter’s Pass Vol. 2 have been revealed for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on the Nintendo Switch. In the two years since the game’s release, many fantasies have been made to find out how Nintendo chooses the game’s DLC fighter, but Vol. 2 has proven that it’s pretty hard to guess which one can make the cut. A number of these theories have been revealed over the past year, and it’s making fans realize how difficult it is to find director Masahiro Sakurai’s plans for the game!
One fantasy theory that persisted online is that third parties would not receive more DLC warriors. The Super Smash Bros. series has expanded over the previous few contributions to include third-party fighters, but Nintendo has been careful about how many characters to add from outside publishers. Both Microsoft and Square Enix got DLC fighters in Ultimate, in the form of Banjo-Kazooie and Steve for the former, and Hero and Sephiroth for the latter. Sephiroth̵
Another fantasy theory debunked by Fighter’s Pass Vol. 2 was that the presence of a Spirit in the game meant that the character would not appear as a playable fighter. The first fighter revealed for this DLC set was Min Min, a character that debuted in ARMS. My Min had previously appeared as a spirit in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, but continued to be a full-fledged fighter, giving hope to other characters currently in the game such as the Spirits.
While Spirits can no longer be seen as a way to celebrate playable warriors, it seems that Mii Fighter costumes are still an indication of characters who will not do so in the game via DLC. ComicBook.com predicted that Geno would not cut Fighter’s Pass Vol. 2 after the revelation that Sephiroth would be included in the game. A few days after this article was released, Nintendo unveiled a Mii Fighter skin for the character. King K. Rool is a playable character who first appeared as a Mii Fighter skin, but who was inside Super Smash Bros. for Wii U / 3DS. The character made the cut in the following game, proving that there is (possibly) hope for those who were added as Mii Fighter skins.
One theory that has not yet been disproved is the Amiibo theory. Fans have used the release dates for Amiibo characters based on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate to guess correctly when the majority of the DLC warriors would be revealed. The theory is not foolproof, but it works quite accurately. Readers can find out more about it here.
At the end of the day, it seems that Nintendo and Masahiro Sakurai will always call as they feel is right for the game, no matter what fans think will be the case. It’s fun to speculate and make these kinds of theories, but at the end of the day it seems like the game’s DLC warriors are much harder to guess than anyone had expected!
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