Sakurai Says Even More Characters Are Coming To Smash

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In a recent interview with Famitsu, Smash’s Director Masahiro Sakurai brought up a few interesting points that are worth sharing with the Smash community.

To begin with, the most recent additions found in Lucas, Roy, and Ryu are not results of the recent fan polls that have been taken for suggestion characters. While the voting took place back in April, Lucas, Roy, and Ryu were all in development before the poll began.

Sakurai also said that he plans to add several more characters from here on, however these added characters will only be able to keep coming for as long as Sakurai can hold the development team together to work on Smash.

He also mentioned, like he’s said before, that he wants to make DLC that really caters to fans – thus the use of the fan poll. It’ll be fun to see the winners of the polls in the coming months!

(Thanks to Source Gaming for the translation!)

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  1. VirtualBoyColor
    July 1, 2015 at 9:01 am

    Just when I was forgetting about that poll. I wouldn’t expect to see more non-Nintendo characters being added based on the poll results but I might be wrong.

  2. A9
    July 1, 2015 at 9:45 am

    Would be neat if they gave some insight into the poll, like current top 50 or something but not specifically giving out their standings.

  3. UUUU
    July 1, 2015 at 10:03 am


  4. chaoguy
    July 1, 2015 at 10:36 am

    “-for as long as Sakurai can hold the development team together”
    Sounds very ominous. I know the WiiU is getting canned once NX is out, could that be pressuring the dev team? What’s the context of that quote?

  5. Chris Gregoria
    Chris Gregoria
    July 1, 2015 at 10:58 am

    I think it’s more a matter of keeping the team together before they move on to other games and the like. I mean, it doesn’t make sense to keep an entire team on a game for more than a year or two after its release. Unless it’s an mmo of course.

  6. NuclearCherries
    July 1, 2015 at 11:06 am


  7. Siveon
    July 1, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    Smash 4 ever.

    Also, Shantae, Bayonetta, and Ice Climbers. DO IT.

  8. Dr. Evil's Brother's Evil Twin
    Dr. Evil's Brother's Evil Twin
    July 1, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    No more Fire Emblem characters. Bayonetta, Geno, Protoman, The Squid Kids from Splatoon, Ice climbers, Paper Mario (More hammer oriented and Paper physics so not a clone), King K Rool, Daisy (Sports oriented attacks so not a clone), Impa (Hyrule Warriors verison), and Shantae.

  9. Dr. Evil's Brother's Evil Twin
    Dr. Evil's Brother's Evil Twin
    July 1, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    That kind of annoys me. I bought a Wii U just last Christmas and they are already making a new one…

  10. Siveon
    July 1, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    How to tell if someone is an optimist:


  11. ThePringus
    July 1, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    IC’s never gonna happen though

  12. Cred
    July 1, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    just give us ridley already sakurai

  13. Dr. Evil's Brother's Evil Twin
    Dr. Evil's Brother's Evil Twin
    July 1, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    Yeah well, I know it’s unlikely, but still.

  14. Raziel Barkrai
    Raziel Barkrai
    July 1, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    I just want Wonder Red ;_;

  15. Audie Bakerson
    Audie Bakerson
    July 1, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    Ray or bust.

  16. chaoguy
    July 1, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    There are still some good games for it. I just hope you got it cheap. Besides, a new console takes 1 or 2 years when it’s announced to actually hit shelves (so 2018), plus it’ll take 3 or 4 years to get decent games (2021/2022).

    You’ve got time to enjoy the WiiU. I hope it exceeds your expectations.

  17. MaidKillua
    July 1, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    Bayonetta or Lon’qu are basically the only characters i’ll actually buy since I rarely play Smash anyway

  18. zacksmovies
    July 1, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    I voted for this bat-encircled, trident wielding gentleman.

  19. Eric Dalhoff
    Eric Dalhoff
    July 2, 2015 at 1:27 am

    Sora from Kingdom Hearts. He deserves to be Super Smash Bros. 4​, since he didn’t make the cut to Super Smash Bros. Brawl​. His Final Smash should be either one of the Forms or Trinity Limit. In their Super Smash Bros Brawl list, IGN described Sora as “…the most active and evolved hero on this week’s list.” IGN listed him as a possible character in Super Smash Bros. Brawl; though he was not chosen as the “reader’s choice”.

  20. Demetirus
    July 2, 2015 at 8:13 am

    This. So much this. This would actually get me playing Smash again.

  21. Mark
    July 2, 2015 at 11:21 pm

    I vomited.

  22. Agumon_Ql_Sabio
    July 4, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    Hector, Lyndis, why not Anna?

  23. Anthony Alejo
    Anthony Alejo
    July 26, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    Hopefully Rayman Would Get a Place as DLC in smash!
    Everyone hoaxed and rumored about him in smash, Make it happen Nintendo, and I can die happy :D

  24. StayLegendary
    July 26, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    Give Rayman a chance!
    Ignore the hoaxes of him in the past and give him
    The chance he deserves!
    I can die happy if it comes true..!