Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada is uncertain
about including Tekken characters in the next Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS. He isn’t sure it’s what Smash Bros. fans want. But, hey! I’m a Smash Bros. fan, and I know what I want.
That means it’s time to take a look at seven characters that would make the next Super Smash Bros. game a memorable advancement, no matter how unlikely it might be.
You might remember him from: Dragon Ball Z
Namco currently holds the rights to the Dragon Ball video game adaptations. Namco Bandai is also co-developing Super Smash Bros. with Nintendo. BAM! Make it happen.
Aside from being a kick-ass fighter, rubbish driver, and all-round nice guy, Goku would suit the hectic style of Super Smash Bros. He’s also had a successful video game career with Nintendo since the NES days, even if his more popular games have been on handhelds instead of home consoles.
I’m not sure how the flying would work, and what other licensing requirements would been to be fulfilled, but those are all minor details. If you only bring one character with you, Namco, make it Goku.
You might remember him from: Animal Crossing
Any man (raccoon dog thing, whatever) that wears nothing but an apron, sells you a house with an increasing mortgage, runs the only permanent shop in town and dabbles in the lucrative turnip market must know how to fight.
Tom Nook has made several appearances in the Super Smash Bros. franchise to date, but never as an active fighter. His time is now.
You might remember him from: Sonic
This is what Smash Bros, and every brawler, has been missing: a fat white man with a giant moustache. How Robotnik would fight is up for debate, but the man is a genius with an arsenal of cool gadgets at his disposal to get his rounded-physique into a more forward motion.
Not only would it be hilarious, a mad scientist with 20 years of gaming pedigree opens up a world of new possibilities for the series. Plus, we can’t have Sonic again without a viable antagonist, can we?
Leon S. Kennedy
You might remember him from: Resident Evil 4
Leon S. Kennedy has to be the coolest guy going around. He might be my secret man crush, but that’s played no part in his appearing on this prestigious list...
Okay, maybe a small part, but there’s no denying his Nintendo heritage. Resident Evil 4 was a defining moment of last generation as a GameCube exclusive. Leon needs to return to an iconic Nintendo game, with a starring role in the next Super Smash Bros.
You might remember him from: Croc
Somebody please bring Croc back! He would be a fantastic addition to Super Smash Bros., because, well, it’s Croc! He’s got the moves, he’s got the style, and he would genuinely bring something unique to the gameplay.
The wide-eyed crocodile has appeared on numerous platforms, and needn’t limit his availability to Smash Bros. I would be a happy man to see him spring up in Smash Bros. and PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale.
You might remember him from: Metroid
Super Smash Bros. is lacking two things: Metroid characters and a big-ass dragon-like creator. The inclusion of Ridley would solve both of those gripes. Ridley has been around since the first Metroid game on SNES, but is perhaps better know as Meta Ridley from 2003’s Metroid Prime.
There’s no denying Ridley’s heritage. It’s about time he gets the Super Smash Bros. call up.
You might remember him from: Epic Mickey
Disney Epic Mickey 2 might be diversifying onto other platforms, but that doesn’t stop the original being one of the most iconic third party exclusives on the Wii. Nintendo and Disney have a long history of working together. What better way to reaffirm that partnership than Disney’s mascot appearing alongside a legion of Nintendo’s?
By Ben Salter - Bio
Who do you want to see in the next Super Smash Bros game?