There’s no denying the immense popularity of Nintendo-owned franchises such as Super Mario and The Legend of Zelda. These games have provided gamers with countless hours of joy, and their protagonists, Mario and Link, have become representatives of the entire medium. It therefore comes as no surprise that Super Smash Bros., a game that pits characters from many popular Nintendo games and even a few non-Nintendo games, in all of its crossover glory would become a smash-hit amongst the masses.
The only problem with the Smash Bros. series is that its games only come along once in a console’s lifetime. There have only been three iterations of the series in the past 13 years, so anticipation understandably reaches a boiling point. Nintendo did announce plans to begin development of Wii U and 3DS versions of Super Smash, but only after series creator, Masahiro Sakurai, finished up his work on the soon to be released Kid Icarus: Uprising. That leaves us a few years away from getting our hands on the next game in the series, but at least they will soon be entering the initial stages of development sooner rather than later.
With those facts laid in front of us, it’s now time to begin speculating on which fan-favorite characters will make the cut this time around. There are plenty of characters that fans would love to see in the next set of Super Smash Bros. games, so we’ve taken the liberty of compiling a list based on our judgement and a few suggestions from our readers. Without any further delay, here’s Game Rant‘s Top 10 Nintendo-Owned Newcomers for the Next Smash Bros.