Now that Persona 5's Joker is in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, fans of the crossover fighting game are looking forward to its next DLC character. Nintendo has been tight-lipped about the next DLC character coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, but some fans think they may have discovered who it is - and if the theory is correct, this character has been hiding in the base game in plain sight.
It's recently been discovered by eagle-eyed Super Smash Bros. Ultimate players that Rayman is encased in ice on the Battlefield stage. This revelation has led some to speculate that Rayman could very well become one of the next Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC characters, though we must stress that we have seen no evidence supporting that theory, and in fact, there's more evidence that Rayman won't be added to the roster of playable fighters.
One reason why Rayman won't be coming to the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster is that he already exists in the game in other capacities. Rayman is a spirit that players can collect in the game, and so it would be somewhat redundant for him to be a playable character as well instead of giving that distinction to a character that isn't in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate at all.
Please click the image below for a closer look at Rayman trapped in ice in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate:
There's even more evidence that Rayman won't be the next Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC character, despite his bizarre cameo on the Battlefield stage. For one, it's been confirmed that Rayman was in the Battlefield stage ice since launch, and so if his appearance was meant to tease a future Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC reveal, it stands to reason that it would have happened by now. Secondly, the Super Smash Bros. series has often put weird textures on objects, and these textures haven't teased new characters in the past.
Of course, it's entirely possible that Rayman could wind up as a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC character. Basically any video game character is a possibility, as we learned when Cloud Strife came to Super Smash Bros., and plus, Rayman publisher Ubisoft already has a strong relationship with Nintendo.
While this new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Rayman discovery is interesting, it really isn't convincing one way or another. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fans will just have to wait for Nintendo itself to announce the next DLC fighter, which could happen as early as E3 2019 next month.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is out now, exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.
Source: Nintendo Life