Top 10 Third-Party Characters that Could Appear in the New ‘Super Smash Bros.’

Published 2 years ago by , Updated July 10th, 2012 at 2:26 pm,

Super Smash Bros 4 Third Party Characters

The atmosphere surrounding the launch of a new Super Smash Bros. game is palpable. The franchise only rears its head once every console generation, so gamers with all preferences appreciate the phenomena surrounding each installment. With the Wii U on the horizon, the wait for the next Super Smash Bros. (while still a long one) is slowly growing shorter by the day, and the finished product should be nothing less than stellar.

It was recently announced that due to the combined scale of the 3DS and Wii U iterations, Nintendo had called in reinforcements to aid with the projects. Namco Bandai is co-developing the new Super Smash Bros. games alongside series creator Masahiro Sakurai and his team at Project Sora. Now that development is official underway, speculation will begin to grow, and there’s nothing more speculated upon than the playable roster of characters.

We’ve already given you our wish list of top 10 Nintendo-owned newcomers for Super Smash Bros. 4, and now we’ve compiled another top 10 comprised solely on potential third-party character additions. Assuming that Sonic the Hedgehog and Solid Snake will be returning, which are pretty safe assumptions, they’ve been left off of this list. I’ve also left off the names of characters that, while potentially great additions, just aren’t likely to appear – because they’re owned by the direct competition (i.e. Banjo and Kazooie).

Now, let’s begin.

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TAGS: 3DS, Namco Bandai, Nintendo, Project Sora, Super Smash Bros., Wii U

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  1. Isaac from Golden Sun is still my #1 even though you mentioned it. I mean come on! I wanna see a Ragnarok in SB, Chrono from Chrono Trigger, Knuckles, Lance and Bill from Contra, OR one of my favorites… a Red Wizard from Gauntlet, then you could totally add in a voice to say RED WIZARD NEEDS FOOD! when his % gets too high!

  2. I want Shadow the Hedgehog!! >:(

  3. I honestly would like NiGHTS to make an appearance, though Bomberman is awesome, too. Yeah, NiGHTS’s last game was kind of lacking, but this could be a good point to make a come-back.
    Maybe some more forms for Kirby, maybe Ball Kirby as an alternate costume or character (considering having no limbs)?

  4. Dude. Bionic Commando.

    Also, Shadow is the worst Sonic character next to Silver, I hope I never see him again.

  5. I see Mega Man here, so I’m happy. :p

  6. Y NO HANK WIMBLETON!

  7. Ryu has absaloutly no right of being in a game anymore

  8. Adam Jensen! He’s Square Enix, so, why not?
    “I’ve been made into a cartoon. I never asked for this.”

  9. Sweet Lord what about Pokemon!!!??

    • Uh, you forget that this is the 3rd party characters list. Pokemon is first party.

  10. Rayman & Bomberman, yesss. Those are the only ones on the list I approve of, really.

  11. if these guys are in it…….im buying

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