The addition of new figures to the ever-expanding, ever-growing, still massive list of warriors in Super Smash Bros . The franchise has finally included a sign many people probably not expected to see make cut: King K. Rool from Donkey Kong Country franchise. The big fool made the debut under a Nintendo Direct stream, where he was introduced by picking out Kirby's arch nemesis, King Dedede. His appearance took a lot of surprise, and even the original creator of the character chimated in to talk about what he thought of King K. Rool who made his big bad debut in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for Nintendo Switch.
According to Nintendo Life, the creator of King K. Rool, formerly rare designer Steve Mayles, was actually shocked by his inclusion in the game, but thought he was so cool anyway …
The article notes that Mayles actually had no idea that Rool himself should be in the coming Super Smash Bros. Ultimate . The designer had originally moved to work on Yooka-Laylee on Playtonic Games, which was originally crowdfunded for home consoles and PC. So Mayles was not consulted with how to design Rool for the Nintendo Switch game.
Mayles and the rest of Rare came up with King K. Rool back in the mid 1990s when the original Donkey Kong Country released for SNES. The 2D platform used sprites based on 3D models that were screened for Nintendo's 16-bit console.
Despite the fact that Mayles was surprised at Rol's inclusion in the game, he did not rule out the possibility that he was aware of King K. Rool also appeared like a Mii costume, so he was hoping that Rool would appear at some capacity in Super Smash Bros . Mayles also expressed a slight disappointment for not being taken to work with Nintendo to make the grade, but he was still excited about Rol's incorporation into the ever-growing list of warriors.
Rool relates to a number of other figures, both Native to Nintendo's own IP – as Ness from Earthbound or Link from The legend of Zelda – and characters that are not native to Nintendo's features – such as Solid Snake from Metal Gear Solid and Mega Man from Capcom's Mega Man Series.
You can look to dive into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate from December 7, 2018 for Nintendo Switch.