UK news publication The Metro recently chatted with Doom Eternal director Marty Stratton about the upcoming gore fest and the conversation got onto Super Smash Bros Ultimate. As you may have seen on social media there have been numerous requests for Doom slayer to appear in the game to some fans annoyance. Mr. Strattton said it was briefly discussed with someone at Nintendo, but it never went anywhere. Here’s his full comments:
GC: What about the rumours of Doom Slayer being in Smash Bros.? [This was a couple of days before the Byleth announcement – GC] Do you think it could ever happen?
MS: I don’t know. We’ve asked them.
GC: You asked them?
GC: Well, that’s how Solid Snake got in it. Would they discount it just because of the gore and violence though?
MS: I dunno. You would honestly have to ask them. We’ve never been approached and said, ‘Hey can Doomguy be in Smash Bros.?’ But we’re open-minded if they wanna ask. But we hear it all the time [from fans]. Who would say no? [laughs]
GC: But you did ask them?
MS: We’ve had… I don’t even know who talked to who, but we’ve bantered with them. We have a great relationship with them through bringing Doom 2016 to Switch and that kind of stuff. So we have great people over there but it’s one of those things where it’s like, ‘Wouldn’t it be cool?’ But it’s never gone anywhere serious, so we’ll see.
Thanks to ps4switchmasterrace for the news tip!