Since 1999, Super Smash Bros. has been a hallmark of Nintendo gaming and the competitive video game circuit. And as result, the series has racked up a serious character list over the years. Now, with the upcoming release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for the Nintendo Switch, gamers will finally have the opportunity to play as every character to ever appear in a Super Smash Bros. game.
That announcement came courtesy of the game’s director, Masahiro Sakura, on Tuesday. This is cool because classic characters like Captain Falcon, Link, and Mario are shoe-ins, but we can finally watch them go toe-to-toe with the likes of Megaman and Sonic the Hedgehog. While in the past they may have appeared alongside each other in some capacity, this is the first time they’ll be part of the same game right out of the gate. And by the looks of it, you won’t have to spend a lot of money on DLC’s or expansion packs to play as the characters.
While Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has a lot to offer in the character department, unfortunately, a certain fan favorite didn’t make the cut. And the internet is pissed. Waluigi, the meme, the legend, the creep-stache clad brother of Wario won’t be included, at least not initially. Still, no promises have been broken. Despite having earned his stripes as a playable character in all the recent Mario Party or Mario Kart games, Waluigi has actually never shown up in a Super Smash title before.
That said, the game doesn’t drop until December so there is still plenty of time for surprise reveals. Plus, if the internet can rally and get “Orange Shirt Kid’s ” dance moves into Fortnite, they can surely push arguably the most iconic video game company in the world to include a beloved character in one of their biggest releases, right?