One last time for wild speculation
In less than 24 hours, we’ll know who the final downloadable addition to the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster is. The absolutely massive platform fighter will have its last fighter revealed on Oct. 5, but before then, let’s take the chance to take a few more shots at who will make it in.
The stream goes live on Oct. 5 at 7 a.m. PT / 10 a.m. ET, over on the Nintendo YouTube channel. It will be roughly 40 minutes long, and alongside the last fighter, Director Masahiro Sakurai will also reveal the final Mii Fighter costumes as well.
As Nintendo notes in the video’s description, this is the final presentation for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The game launched right at the end of 2018, and has since rolled out a lot of DLC fighters, ranging from Persona 5‘s Joker to Banjo-Kazooie, the Hero from Dragon Quest, and Tekken‘s Kazuya Mishima. It’s a big party, with every Smash fighter so far included, and even more get added over time.
One more day until the last DLC fighter for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is announced.Whether you're a Smash Bros. player or simply love games, make sure to tune in!https://t.co/gV1B8eYROw
— 桜井 政博 / Masahiro Sakurai (@Sora_Sakurai) October 4, 2021
Of course, for every character that makes it into Smash, there are plenty of fans who grow despondent over their favorite not making the cut. Whether they wield a key, a pair of swords, a Battle Rifle, or simply a “wah,” everyone has a favorite to make the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate lineup. And now, only one last fighter spot for Smash Ultimate remains.
With that, it means we’ve only got one chance left to wildly and irrationally speculate about which famous (or infamous) character from video game history may get immortalized in the Smash lineup. Will it be a Pokemon? A Nintendo character? A guest? Or even Sakurai himself? Here are our takes on who would really make a splash as the last addition toe the lineup.
Eric — The Hunter (Monster Hunter)
Dragon Quest got its Hero, and Animal Crossing got its Villager. It’s time for Monster Hunter to get its Hunter in the game. Now, I know that Monster Hunter stuff is already in Smash Ultimate, but I think the series has enough Nintendo history to merit inclusion in the big party.
The Hunter could easily be a character like Byleth, able to use a wealth of different weapons for each direction and special. And Hunters have no shortage of sick weapons, from the Insect Glaive to the Heavy Bowgun. Even Dual Blades would be sick. I’ve long believed that Monster Hunter would get a rep in Smash eventually, and now for my last slot, I have to keep the faith that the Hunter is the last Smash Ultimate fighter. A dark horse candidate for a big surprise, though? Crono from Chrono Trigger.
CJ Andriessen — Stanley the Bugman
I’m writing this on my phone, so I’ll keep it brief. It’s time Nintendo remind everyone of its greatest hero by adding Stanley the Bugman to Smash.
Look him up.
Noelle — Waluigi
As someone who doesn’t really play fighting games, I don’t know much about Smash Ultimate. I am, however, well versed in memes, and which means I know just how badly the Smash community wants to see Luigi’s long-legged counterpart on the roster.
I have no idea what his attacks or anything would be like, but as someone whose friends are really invested in seeing this happen, I would be over the moon by association. Considering it’s the last fighter to be added, I think Nintendo could really win some brownie points with the community for this one. Seems like a no-brainer to me.
Jordan — Voldo (or anyone from Soulcalibur, really)
The final character is the friends we made along the way.
So many boxes were ticked with this game. If the last Smash Ultimate fighter is from a series I don’t vibe with, someone who’s been hiding in plain sight all along, or something completely unconventional that came to Sakurai in a dream — whatever the case may be, it’s been a wild ride, and it’ll be nice to have closure. Let this man take a break!
I’ve got a real guess and a fun guess. For the former, I’m saying Zagreus from Hades; lots of possibilities with his weapons. For the latter, I’m going with my man Voldo.
If I’m making a wishful pick — a one-in-a-million shot that defied corporate expectations and just felt weirdly right — I would turn to the Soulcalibur series. Having Link as a guest character in Soulcalibur II was awesome back in the day; now it’s time for Nintendo to return the favor in Smash Ultimate. Honestly, I’d be down for any of ’em. But the masked, wriggling, chaotic energy of Voldo is immediately where my mind goes.
Those are our guesses, but what about yours? Leave ’em below and who knows? If you get it right, you can have—at the very least—eternal Destructoid comment section bragging rights.