Nintendo might not want to make Master Chief a part of the Super Smash Bros. franchise, but thanks to a modder we can now see what that scenario would look like.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the biggest installment in the franchise to date. More characters and more stages than ever before, and they still keep coming. Earlier this year, Persona's Joker was revealed to be the first DLC character for Ultimate. At E3, the next two were revealed. Hero from Dragon Quest, and Banjo-Kazooie.
Banjo-Kazooie joining the battle came as a pretty big surprise to most. The bear-bird duo is the property of Microsoft, so to see them show up in a game that's exclusive to the Nintendo Switch is quite something. With two DLC characters left to be revealed, Ultimate players are now more hopeful than ever that Halo's Master Chief might join the battle.
The trouble is, if the leaks detailing who might be coming to Ultimate next are anything to go by, there will be no Master Chief any time soon. That's likely why modder Demonslayerx8 has taken matters into his own hands, reports Game Rant. The modder has added Master Chief to Ultimate and as you can see from the clip below, they have done a pretty good job.
Now, don't be put off by the fact that the battle is between Dark Samus and "Snake." What the modder has effectively done is create a Master Chief skin for Snake. That does mean the Halo hero has the Metal Gear Solid protagonist's move set, but we can see why they chose Snake. His move set is by far the closest to what Nintendo would likely put together for Master Chief should he ever join the battle.
Other than the move set, we're big fans of the Master Chief mod. As mods go, it looks incredibly impressive and detailed and runs extremely smoothly. Now we want to know whether this is the closest we will ever get to Master Chief being a part of Ultimate. Banjo-Kazooie has shown that Microsoft-exclusive characters can make the leap, now all we can do is wait.