While it should hardly come as a surprise, Masahiro Sakurai has confirmed on Twitter. that the DLC line-up for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has been finalized.

According to Sakurai, the DLC characters were selected entirely by Nintendo at large, and after determining whether said characters would work as fighters he worked with them to come up with plans. Because the characters are chosen directly by the Big N, rather than Sakurai’s own picks or via fan ballot, we can probably expect to see more characters in the line of promotional big names than fan favorites. It’s unclear whether Piranha Plant was also a request from Nintendo (though given just how weird of a choice it is, I’m inclined to believe Sakurai snuck it in as a personal pick.)

Sakurai also made a separate tweet asking politely for the internet not to dogpile his team with requests, stating that he appreciates the fanbase’s passion but would like people to not flood him with requests unless they specifically ask for it. His wording also implies that the five characters in the Fighter’s Pass may be the only ones added as DLC, as he states the entire line-up is complete. So it would probably be best to curb expectations moving forward.

What DLC characters do you think will be added? Let us know in the comments.

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A writer and Nintendo fan based in Seattle, Washington. When not working for NinWire, she can be found eating pasta, writing stories, and wondering about when Mother 3 is finally going to get an official localization.

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