Leaked Footage Confirms Ryu, Roy for Super Smash Bros.

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It seems like the pre-E3 2015 leaks just keep on coming.

Now we’ve learned that Street Fighter’s Ryu and Nintendo’s own Roy have been confirmed as downloadable content for Super Smash Bros., if these leaked videos are anything to go by.


Unlike previous supposed leaks, these two have actual footage of the fighters duking it out, and are definitely more convincing.

A Reddit user is claiming that these are real, and that Japanese users had gotten a patch early, and are currently utilizing the characters and new content. We were unable to confirm this at the time of publication.

For now, classify this as a rumor, but it’s definitely quite believable – we’ll find out during Nintendo’s E3 press conference, which goes down next week on June 16th, at 9 AM, PDT.

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  1. TurtleBisquick
    June 13, 2015 at 9:52 am

    If you’re going to classify it as a “rumor”, you shouldn’t put “confirm” in your article title. Better fakes are made today than official trailers. Be a bit more wary on this. I mean, it’d be great if it were true, but if Reddit is your only source it’s basically a “my dad works at nintendo” deal.

    Don’t wanna see you guys get clickbaity while E3 is going.

  2. Loli-Nox-Tan
    June 13, 2015 at 9:52 am

    Roy’s our boy. Tbh I can’t wait to try out Ryu

  3. yukitron
    June 13, 2015 at 10:12 am

    I made some kind of noise when I saw this. Ryu will be my new main.

  4. Audie Bakerson
    Audie Bakerson
    June 13, 2015 at 10:43 am

    Ryu’s fine (and pretty much confirmed at this point anyways because Street Fighter songs were in the Mewtwo patch), but ughhh on Roy.

    Nobody who has played Roy’s game gives a shit about Roy. He’s a terrible character in stats and personality.

  5. Dr. Evil's Brother's Evil Twin
    Dr. Evil's Brother's Evil Twin
    June 13, 2015 at 10:47 am

    Ugh. Not another Fire Emblem character. Also why Ryu? There are characters way more deserving of a spot than these 2.

  6. Siveon
    June 13, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    But, I like Roy in FE6. His stats are pretty below par for a Lord character but he’s still alright. I used him all the time in Melee too, the fire effects were always so flashy and fun.

    Shit, don’t project your Roy hate meng.

  7. Siveon
    June 13, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    Ryu and Roy? Damn this is way better than Brawl, for real.

    If only we could get Ice Climbers and Snake next…then, then Brawl would have no purpose.

  8. Cred
    June 13, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    reintroducing Roy would only take adding fire damage to a modified marth model and changing the sweetspot, so he’s almost a free addition on their part

    way to cheap out Nintendo, remember when Sakurai said no more clone?
    I want to come up with a street fighter joke now that we’re also getting Ryu, because it almost seems like street fighter now that we have the same character with 3 variations of it.

    maybe next character should be another marth but this time in a pink outfit instead since we already got the younger female marth and the red marth

    BUT having this confirmed via a leak is better than waiting all day for the special smash event only to see the hypetrain crash and burn when the big news turns out to be just Roy and Ryu

  9. Cred
    June 13, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    not enough marths we need more
    ice marth
    thunder marths
    maybe a marth that has his sweetspot on the back of the sword too and a marth with the sweetspot on the hilt

  10. Thanatos2k
    June 13, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    This is an awfully shady rumor. A simple phone call to someone in Japan can confirm or deny it.

  11. Thanatos2k
    June 13, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    “remember when Sakurai said no more clone?”

    Remember when Sakurai said no paid DLC? Sakurai lies about a lot of things.

  12. Dewey Defeats Truman
    Dewey Defeats Truman
    June 13, 2015 at 2:48 pm

    I’m glad Roy’s returning (though I hope he’s either sufficiently different this time compared to melee or at a lower price than say Mewtwo is) but while I’m sure Ryu will be fun it just kinda rubs me the wrong way. I don’t know, it’s probably just because I’m a huge sega guy and it feels like it’s getting the shaft compared to the other two third parties. Or maybe it’s just because I’m more of a Ken guy.

  13. Dewey Defeats Truman
    Dewey Defeats Truman
    June 13, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    I would lose my mind if Snake was revealed. He’s the only real thing that feels like it’s missing from Brawl (I miss Ice Climbers in a way but to be frank it’s not like I ever used them anyway.)

  14. Raziel Barkrai
    Raziel Barkrai
    June 13, 2015 at 9:59 pm

    Come on, Roy? Can’t there at least be a FF character that doesn’t use a sword? And why can’t Wonder Red be a playable character?