Master Chief will not appear in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, according to 'Halo' dev team.
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In a matter of hours, Nintendo Star Smash director Masahiro Sakurai will announce the final fighter for the Nintendo Switch game. On the eve of the announcement, speculation reached an all-time high, but one potential fighter has apparently been revealed: the Master Chief will not appear in the game. Junyszek played along with a viral tweet claiming that the last fighter in Smash Bros. Ultimate would be a character in the last game played by users. " and then went on to say "(aka it won't happen, but it will be sick)."
This news is sure to disappoint many Halo fans! The character is easily one of the biggest icons in gaming, and even though he's never appeared in a Nintendo game, this would make him perfect for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Some fans weren't sure if they should trust Junyszek, and some even questioned whether the community manager would know this information. Junyszek said 343 Industries will be watching closely when it comes to collaborations and will definitely be aware of Microsoft and Nintendo's Master Chief program.
We've been doing crossover games (Sea of Thieves, Fortnite, etc.). Through partnerships like this, the two teams (us and them) work closely together to ensure that crossover games fit naturally in their worlds while remaining true to the original and respectful of the design, Junyszek replied.
Microsoft currently has two fighters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: Banjo & Kazooie and Steve. when it comes to characters from companies other than Nintendo, there are multiple publishers with three representatives, including Capcom and Square Enix. a different Microsoft character could make the cut (Doom Slayer has long been rumors), or it could come from a different publisher altogether. Fans will just have to watch tomorrow's demo to find out who the final characters will be!
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As he has said in the past, this DLC character will be the last character to be added to the game, and there will be no more content updates in the future for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The mega fighting crossover launched in December 2018 with 69 characters, and has since received two season passes that have added 11 more characters. In total, there are more than 30 franchises represented, from both Nintendo and third parties.
One more day until the last DLC fighter for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is announced.— 桜井 政博 / Masahiro Sakurai (@Sora_Sakurai) October 4, 2021
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Who will be the 82nd fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate?
The Kingdom Hearts protagonist would be one of the most prestigious additions to the crossover, winning the favor of thousands of fans. It would be a culmination, close the game in a big way, it is very popular and it would be very easy to make a moveset full of possibilities. And they've collaborated with Square Enix before.
It would be practically impossible to obtain licenses for Disney worlds and characters , so the representation of Kingdom Hearts would be lame. Also, another swordsman?
He is a Western character, and there are very few Smash characters from games that do not come from Japan (four: Diddy, King K. Rool, Banjo and Steve from Minecraft). There have been rumors, but taken by the tweezers.
In favor: Having an icon like the Halo saga in Smash would further round out the selection as a tribute to the history of video games . Nintendo and Microsoft have been flirting a lot (two Smash characters, Banjo and Steve, are from Microsoft, albeit indirectly).
It could even be leveraged by Microsoft to help promote Halo Infinite, and the entire Xbox brand, in Japan, a market in which they have never taken off. To be able to recreate "Haloid", a Samus against Master Chief, would be a dream, and it could have very interesting movements.
Against: Western character, and unpopular with Japanese players. Aesthetically it does not match much with the world of Samash (although that is not usually a problem). It would be hard to imagine him jumping at the speed at which Smash moves... but hey, there's Snake too.Pro: It has been one of the most popular requests in recent years, and even Bethesda has talked about the possibility. The entire DOOM saga is on Switch, and that it's now from Microsoft shouldn't pose a problem. Unlike other shooters, he's a very agile character. And they could take advantage of the meme that joins DOOM Slayer with Cinnamon...