Sakurai Confirms That New Additions To Smash Bros Weren’t Part Of The User Ballot

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.”

Thanks, B97


    1. Good, I was hoping I wasnt the only one who thought that….

      Several could be twenty, thirty.. Wtf knows..

  1. Man those ideas from the komments above me are horrible.
    King K. Rool for Smash

    1. >>>Atleast we mentioned villains, I’ve had enough of useless heroes>>>

  2. ‘Only several’ seems like a bad translation to me. I think they are only going to add 2 more, given the amount of space left on the select screeen.

    1. If you honestly believe that then sure. Sakurai can’t be trusted with his words. He can say “2 more” but it actually means “7 more” and he’ll find some way to modify it to fit

    2. They ran out of space in the stage select screen so they added a arrow to a second page. They could just do that with the 3DS version. The Wii U version looks like it has space

      1. Or just resize the icons, like they did with the Wii U version’s character select screen.

  3. “Only several”
    but I’m content as long as King K. Rool is one of those “several”

    1. Disgusting. Another Mario kharacter? And it’s Mario himself…..?

      1. I would have voted Paper Mario in a heart beat, but DR. Mario ruined everything. At the very least P Mario would have actually been unique and not a lame clone.

  4. Banjo Kazooie is a long shot, but they’ll bring more hype than any other character.

  5. I kinda want another Mother character, but since we got Lucas its probably not likely.
    So I voted for King Hippo from Punch Out. I’d like to see some of the franchises who have only one character rep- like Punch Out, Xenoblade, Pikmin, etc- to get another rep as DLC.

  6. Honestly I don’t really think we need more characters. There’s over 50 way more then enough. I wish they would allow mii players online that would be fun or maybe a mode to pit you and your amiibo against someone elses team. Or even a mode where u can fight with different equipment

  7. I’m fine with any of the following:
    Young Link
    Pichu (I’m serious)
    Ice Climbers
    Banjo and Kazooie
    King K. Rool

    I’ve never played Golden Sun, but Isaac seems pretty cool, too.

  8. Oh shit. So that means there’s still more characters coming? Insane! XD

    I’m still praying for Krystal, K. Rool, Dixie, Paper Mario and DARK SAMUS TO BE OFFICIAL.

  9. Amazing ! I thought Ryu and Roy (our boy) were two of the “Ballot winners” but I was proven wrong (not that I mind though~)

    So, any hopes for Shantae or Geno ? :D

  10. I hope Geno, Bayonetta and Banjo&Kazooie(final smash: Jinjonator) make it to be DLC.

    More Mii classes would be good too, but i do not think that will happen :/

  11. There will be no Geno. There will will be no Shovel Knight. There will be no K. Rool. “From now until the end, it is going to be fan service.” Sakurai’s hinting that he’s going to add all his waifus to the game.

    1. Shovel Knight doesn’t deserve to be in smash regardless if his game was good or not. He’s nowhere near classic status and you have to have some sort of classic status to fit in.

    2. If that’s the case, then it shall be a fight to guess who are Sakurai’s waifus ;)

      I even bet Palutena was one of them–

  12. I hope everyone is ready for Wolf, K. Rool, and Isacc.

    I’m still holding out hope for the Ice Climbers in some form. Whether they keep their original format or become “Ice Climber”.

  13. I would really want to vote for Corrin/Kamui, but he has little ballot support in the West and his slot was arguably stolen by Roy (Meaning no more room for extra Fire Emblem reps). He might as well be the new “Ephraim/Lyn” and get the Assist trophy treatment in Smash 5.

  14. Here’s my list:
    2-The Monster Hunter (Using Insect Glaive)
    4- Simon Belmont

    1. I love you picked someone from Monster Hunter. However, I think the better more playable pick would be the Felynes. This would open up their weapon arsenal entirely more so than a normal MH “avatar” would. Especially if people out there don’t like the Insect Glaive.

  15. Aeron from Pandora’s Tower
    Zael from The Last Story
    Lin from Advance Wars: Days of Ruin
    Shanoa from Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia
    Simon Belmont from Castlevania
    Issac from Golden Sun
    Impa from Hyrule Warriors
    Fiora from Xenoblade Chronicles
    Selvaria from Valkyria Chronicles
    Vyse from Skies of Arcadia
    Lightning from Final Fantasy XIII

  16. My list (and yes it includes non-Nintendo characters because they said ANY game character can be suggested but it doesn’t mean they’ll do it)

    -Krystal from Star Fox
    -King K. Rool
    -Sylux from Metroid Prime Hunters (and Metroid needs another goddamn Smash rep anyway)
    -Quote from Cave Story
    -Peacock from Skullgirls
    -Ray 01 from Custom Robo
    -Ice Climber(s) (idc how they come back, they just need to- Smash feels incomplete without them now)
    -Black Shadow from F-Zero

    I’m glad to know those last 3 weren’t part of the ballot results so these others still have a chance.

  17. Now that I’ve been playing Earthbound Beginnings, I kinda wish that Ninten was added to Smash Bros. Even though he’s basically a clone of Ness.

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