It has been an interesting start to the month for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, with a slew of leaks and predictions flooding the news, all concerning future fighters possibly joining the game. Nintendo has confirmed who will be joining the roster next, but the fighter after that is rumored to be from SNK. Turns out, this may be true, and now we might know the identity of which character it will be.
There are certainly a wide array of fighters from SNK to choose from, but according to leaker Sabi, the next DLC character will be none other than Terry Bogard from Fatal Fury. Sabi has spilled the beans on more than one occasion--especially when it comes to Nintendo news--so it is worth hearing them out. Still, though, until the information is confirmed by Nintendo, any leak should be taken with a grain of salt.
The inclusion of Terry Bogard in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will either delight fans of the SNK franchise or frustrate those who were hoping for someone not as... expected. Terry has been the longtime poster boy for many of the company's fighting games, which makes him the obvious choice. There are many different characters from many different SNK games that could have made it into the title instead; everything from Samurai Showdown to King of Fighters. In fact, we put together a short list of SNK characters that could fill the role if Terry doesn't wind up being Nintendo's pick.
This is the just the tip of the iceburg for leaks, however. There are still some fighter slots open and dozens of rumors have been floating around on who will fill them. The protagonist from Undertale has been a popular choice, as has Ryu Hayabusa from the Ninja Gaiden series. But there is only one character that has been officially confirmed by Nintendo. It was revealed at E3 2019 that Banjo-Kazooie will be the next to join Super Smash Brothers Ultimate. When that will be is still in question. They had been originally slated for this Fall, but a recent in-store advertisement in Japan suggests Banjo-Kazooie could release sooner than expected.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is available now exclusively on Nintendo Switch.