[UPDATE] Nintendo UK Lists Fourth Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighter as Trademark of SNK
It seems that a SNK character could be on the way as the next Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC fighter, according to Nintendo UK.
PushDustIn from Twitter found a bit of interesting news, especially for fans invested in the next Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC fighter. Apparently the official Nintendo UK site has the following text on the fourth DLC character’s page as: “©SNK CORPORATION ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.”
Here are some screenshots of the actual page, in case the page is taken down or edited at some point:
This leaves the natural question of which SNK character would most likely be featured in the fighting game. Their most well-known properties include King of Fighters, Metal Slug, and Samurai Shodown. Of the three Samurai Shodown has the best chance of being featured, as the most recent title will be releasing for Nintendo Switch and promoting it through Ultimate would be great advertising. Although personally I wouldn’t say no to any character from King of Fighters.
Update: While nothing conclusive has been released as of now, it looks as if this leak could be caused by a mix-up. As Reddit user KING K. ROOL GET points out, the fourth DLC character for SNK Heroines on Switch has the same trademark and file size as the one listed for Ultimate:
We’ll keep an eye out for things but it’s possible we won’t have our dreams of classic SNK characters filled in the near future.
Samurai Shodown is available now for PS4, Xbox One, and PC and will release for Nintendo Switch in Japan on December 12, 2019. The Nintendo Switch port should be arriving just in time to feature all five DLC characters that are releasing between now and then.
Late last month Dragon Quest‘s Hero released as the latest DLC fighter for the title. Nintendo released a new 22 minute video featuring Ultimate designer and director Masahiro Sakurai as he delved into into the moveset of Hero.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate now holds the record for the highest peak viewership for any game in EVO history. According to esports expert Rod BreslauIt, it had over 279,000 viewers on Twitch at its peak. It had the most competitors registered and headlined the entire tournament.
And in other great news, The University of California, Irvine has announced a pilot scholarship for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate players during their 2019-2020 school year. This has been made possible thanks to a $50,000 donation from Street Media, which publishes LA Weekly and Irvine Weekly.
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