With final DLC characters being locked in for Super Smash Bros., the series’ creator confirms that the fan-favorite Geno was considered for a spot on the game’s roster.

There’s little question that Super Smash Bros. features the best roster of mascots in the history of gaming. Whether pointing to the massive lineup of initial launch characters for the latest games or referring to the DLC addition of Final Fantasy 7‘s Cloud Strife, Nintendo spared no expense in locking up an all-star cast. With that said, there are still some faces that longtime fans have been anxious to see join the fray for quite some time.

One of the more obscure characters that’s gained ample fan support for inclusion is none other than Super Mario RPG‘s Geno, but the one-off side character has always seemed unlikely as a result of being owned by Square Enix. As it turns out, however, not only is it possible that Geno could be added to the game in the future, but he was actually considered for a spot in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and the latest Smash titles for Wii U/3DS.

During a recent interview with Nintendo Dream (as translated by Source Gaming), the creator of Smash Bros., Masahiro Sakurai, admitted that he was aware of the support that Geno had amassed amongst fans. So much so, in fact, that he was considered as a potential playable character. Sadly, this never came to pass, but fans can hear more on the topic in the discussion video below:

Geno did eventually join as a Mii costume in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U, but many were somewhat disheartened by this addition. Fortunately, with reports stating that a new Super Smash Bros. will be launching alongside the Nintendo NX, gamers could finally see the possessed marionette with gun hands joining the fray at some point in the near future. Plus, the fact that Cloud is now part of the roster means that Square Enix would likely be more than willing to contribute the beloved and illusive Nintendo-based mascot.

Even if Geno makes the cut later on, there are still a number of others that gamers would love to see added to Smash. Those decisions will ultimately come down to Sakurai’s personal preference, provided he works on the next iteration, but it’s always nice to hear that the dev has been paying such close attention to the community surrounding the fight franchise. This is also an encouraging sign for those rallying for other obscure characters, and it proves that (once again) anyone can join the fight.

Would you have liked to see Geno join the roster of Smash Bros.? Do you think he’ll join in the future? Get at us in the comments below.

Source: Nintendo Dream (via Source Gaming)