As we eagerly await Joker’s arrival in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, fans continue to speculate about who the rest of the Fighter’s Pass characters might be. Master Chief? That’s very little chance of that, but someone over at Halo HQ seems hopeful.
So, April Fools' Day has come and gone. Did you get caught by some of the internet’s usual silliness? Don’t feel bad. It happens to the best of us. Do you know what didn’t happen on April Fools', though? Persona 5’s Joker did not suddenly arrive in Smash Ultimate.
Yes, it was a super long shot, but what with his being a Joker and all, some players dared to half-hope it might happen. Nevertheless, here we are, Joker-less, with just a vague by the end of April release date to go on (and a supposed leak of his official render in the game, after a Best Buy blunder). Stay strong, Persona fans, your hero is coming.
In the meantime, the speculation-o-matic has been working overdrive, as everyone throws their two cents in on the who else is going to be DLC topic. However, then again, what else is new? The community has been doing that ever since the Fighter’s Pass (and DLC packs generally) were first announced.
Fan suggestions and possibilities have ranged from the fairly likely (Spyro, Crash Bandicoot, Banjo-Kazooie), to the more outlandish, to the totally and absolutely never going to happen. Who does the Halo PR team want to join the fray in Ultimate? None other than Master Chief.
The Twitter Gaming account recently asked that same old question again: If you could bring any character in to Smash, who would it be? There’s nothing particularly new and exciting about this question, or most of the replies, but 343 Industries’ official Twitter made an exception. Here’s what they said:
No words, but it says it all. Now, wouldn’t that be a turn up for the books? Yes, Nintendo and Microsoft are getting along very well of late (Cuphead is on its way to the Switch this month, a move Nintendo attributed to their "friends at Microsoft"), but is this another long shot that’s just too darn long?
Who knows? A new female Spartan named "Nicole" was created by Team Ninja just for the Dead or Alive series, so maybe the concept isn’t that wild after all. Maybe we'll one day see Master Chief join Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.