Just before E3 we were given three new paid downloadable content characters for Super Smash Bros. The characters that were added to the mix were Ryu, Roy and Lucas. Super Smash Bros producer Masahiro Sakurai has confirmed that these additional characters were all in development before the character ballot was created. Sakurai also confirmed that there’s only going to be several more characters added to the roster and that’s it. He finally asks for fans patience.
“There is a fighter ballot on the official Smash for Wii U/3DS website. We’ve received an extremely large number of votes, but of course, Lucas, Roy, and Ryu were in developed even before the ballot was created. I had a grasp on their popularity and demand, though.”
“From now until the end, it is going to be fan service, but I can’t keep the development team together forever, so there’s only going to be several more characters. I also ask for your patience, as we need time to develop more content.”