With the arrival of Mewtwo in Super Smash Bros. appeasing many longtime followers of the series – not to mention Club Nintendo members that received the character free of charge and prior to its official release – attention has now been put on the future of DLC in the latest entries of the fan-favorite fight series. The recent games on the Wii U and 3DS already have a shared roster that's filled with iconic gaming characters, but the reveal of the returning telekinetic combatant Lucas brought with it news that fans could vote on characters they want added as playable fighters.
During his latest column for Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu, the creator of Super Smash Bros., Masahiro Sakurai, talked more about future downloadable content for the all-star beat 'em up. Without giving away plans for post-Lucas DLC, Sakurai was quick to inform fans that he hopes to bring as much "fun" and presumably requested content to the games as possible.
"It’s a huge undertaking to create a fighter, so I think we can’t make them in large quantities. I’d also like to feel refreshed when the project is over. However, since we have decided to tackle [DLC] once, I’d like to offer as much fun [content] as possible. It will take a while from now, but please look forward to it."
While fans anxiously await more content, it's hard to say which mascots will be added in the future. Spots for Fire Emblem's Roy and Street Fighter's Ryu have allegedly been found within the code of a recent update the games received, which seems like solid evidence to suggest that those two are well into development. Still, there's no telling what the current roster ballot will bring to the table in the future.
With all of that said, gamers are still waiting on a tournament mode and the promised MiiVerse stage, which could hint at additional content outside of fighters. There's no question that a number of beloved stages got the axe in the transition from Brawl, so battlefields like Fountain of Dreams are certainly possible. At this point in time, however, all fans can do is buckle down and wait to see what Nintendo has up its sleeve.
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Super Smash Bros. is currently available on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. Mewtwo is set to arrive for purchase on April 28, while Lucas is currently slated for June.