5 Character's We'd Love to See Revealed for Super Smash Bros. on Monday
For the first time in franchise history, fans have been given notice that a new challenger will be unveiled for Super Smash Bros. on Monday, June 14, 2014 at 7 a.m. PT. That's right, a brand new character will be unveiled in just a few days time, and while adding another fighter to the forthcoming fighting games is far from a bad thing, fans the world over have already begun speculating about just who the new addition will be.
Some gamers have already begun rallying behind a number of highly requested heroes and villains currently residing under Nintendo's ownership, but with so many possibilities it's hard to determine what Masahiro Sakurai (the creator of Super Smash Bros.) has planned for the masses. Taking all the hype into consideration, we've taken the liberty of compiling a list of five characters that we'd love to see be waiting for fans at the end of Nintendo's ongoing countdown timer.
What fighters would get us the most hyped for the inevitable arrival of Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and 3DS? Read on to find out.
Originating from the often overlooked Golden Sun franchise, Isaac is a character that's been highly requested ever since Super Smash Bros. Brawl first arrived.
While the character did appear as an Assist Trophy in that aforementioned game, the confirmation of Little Mac as a playable character has made clear that Sakurai is more than willing to promote those characters to a playable status.
There's still hope and an ample amount of support for this blonde-haired protagonist, and few would be disappointed if Isaac finally joined the battle.
Making his debut in Xenoblade Chronicles on the Wii, Shulk has proven that he is very much a man of the people. After Nintendo initially refused to release the Monolith Soft developed title in North America, gamers rallied behind a movement known as Operation Rainfall in order to convince the Big N to release Shulk's game — as well as two others.
The movement ended as a rousing success and Xenoblade Chronicles made its way to into the hands of the Western masses via a limited release with GameStop.
Shulk has always been the underdog, but his resounding popularity is one of the only reasons why the Xenoblade series is not only relevant in North America but will receiving another installment on Wii U. Suffice to say, we'd be down for a Monado Monday.
King K. Rool
Feared by many on Kong Island, King K. Rool hasn't been a relevant name or face in the franchise for several years. After Retro took over the Donkey Kong Country series, the developer has opted to create original villains instead of rely on the Kremlings that had plagued the Kong family for countless years before — leaving the leader of the vicious reptiles to wither on the vine.
Despite K. Rool's absence in the past few installments of the core DKC series, demand for his inclusion in Super Smash Bros. has only become stronger over time.
Given the overweight crocodile's current demand and overwhelming potential for a unique move set, there'd be plenty of Smashers amped to rule with King K. Rool.
It's been far too long since we've heard the over-excited Smash announcer say Mewtwo's name sans mods, and it's about damn time we hear it again. Beloved by a majority of the community, Mewtwo's absence in Brawl left any gamers dumbfounded and agitated.
While many hold Lucario responsible for replacing the legendary Pokemon, fans have been nothing short of adamant about seeing the return of Mewtwo in the years following the release of the last Super Smash Bros. title.
We've already talked about why we want to see Pokemon's prolific clone make its return to the Smash scene in a playable capacity, and we honestly expect that the Pocket Monster will. That said, there's only one character at this point that could make a bigger splash than the highly requested Physic-type...
After hinting that Ridley would be reduced to a stage hazard in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, there's no question that the character's playable reveal would send shockwaves throughout the community.
Infamously debunked by gamers as being "too big," this flying space dragon is one of the few reoccurring characters from the Metroid series that would actually make sense as a playable representative in the new games.
Regardless of what some gamers say, Ridley is a perfect candidate for the fan-favorite fighting series and his announcement this Monday would be something that no one saw coming.
Thus ends our list of the five characters we're hoping the newly established timer counts down to, although we'll admit that there are plenty more we'd also like to see.
Still, we think we've compiled a list of potential combatants that would be more than enough to get fans stoked for the arrival of the new Super Smash titles on both the Wii U and 3DS.
Considering that Sakurai is behind the forthcoming reveal, it's possible that none of these characters will be announced — or even included in the final games. With that in mind, which character do you think be announced this Monday? Be sure to let us know in the comments below.
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