6 Fighters I Would Like to See in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Fighters Pass Vol. 2
With Fighter Pass Vol. 2 announced for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, here are six fighters we would like to see come to its giant roster.
After yesterday’s Direct, it was revealed that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will add six more DLC fighters to its ridiculously large roster. That means when the entirety of the aptly named Fighters Pass Vol. 2 releases, there will be a total of 86 fighters in the popular Nintendo Switch title.
I’ve been mulling over who I would like to see added with that new DLC pack. It took a bit of brainstorming, but I believe I’ve created a pretty solid list of additions. Here are the six characters that I would like to see in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate‘s Fighters Pass Vol. 2.
Doom Guy (DOOM)
This has been one of the more heavily-rumored characters to be added in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and for good reason. Doom Guy, the protagonist of the first-person shooter DOOM, would make an excellent addition, and add some variety to its sword-laden roster.
Like many of the games showcased in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, DOOM is one of the most influential games of all-time. Think of some of the other non-Nintendo characters that have made it to this list. Ryu, Cloud, and Terry Bogard are part of some of the most influential games in their respective genres. Their games are also available on the Nintendo Switch. Doom Guy checks both of those boxes.
If Doom Guy were in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, much of his special attacks would have to be ranged, showcasing the huge arsenal of firearms he has used over the years. The double-barrel shotgun would have to be in there somewhere, but he could also have some close-range attacks. Using the chainsaw for his forward tilt, and that cool looking laser sword for his up tilt would be great. His Ultimate Smash move would have to be the BFG. Similar to Samus, just have a giant green laser shoot across the screen, taking out anyone in its path.
Out of any of the characters in this list, I think this one is the most viable. Which either means I’m a genius or my list is complete garbage.
Master Chief (Halo)
Having a mascot from a different console platform brings the hype more than any other character. Besides Joker’s reveal, which essentially threw out the notion that DLC characters had to be from games on Nintendo’s platform, Banjo-Kazooie making their way to the huge roster was the most excited I was for a Smash Bros. character reveal ever.
Although Banjo’s original home was Nintendo, Rare is now part of Xbox Games Studios and making exclusives for Microsoft’s console. When Banjo was actually revealed, it’s like another layer of rules were thrown out the window. This means, if things work out between Nintendo and another platform holder, characters from Xbox or PlayStation games could make it into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
So, why pick Master Chief? Xbox already has representation with Banjo-Kazooie. Why not a PlayStation character? For me, Banjo-Kazooie was not an Xbox rep; it felt more like a homecoming for that goofy bear and bird because of their history with Nintendo. However, Master Chief is engrained in the Xbox’s legacy. Master Chief is Xbox.
I guess that doesn’t answer the question about PlayStation mascots. In my mind, PlayStation’s “exclusive” characters are kind of boring if you rip them out of the world they came from. Let’s use Nathan Drake from Uncharted as an example. Outside of Nolan North’s amazing performance, Nathan Drake is just some nondescript person who likes treasure hunting. He just doesn’t really scream “PlayStation” to me in the same way that Master Chief does for Xbox.
Honestly, none of PlayStation’s “mascots” do outside of Crash Bandicoot. And even then, everyone’s favorite wumpa fruit-eating marsupial isn’t really exclusive to the PlayStation platform anymore.
Travis Touchdown (No More Heroes)
Truth be told, I don’t really know much about Travis Touchdown, but I do think he fits the bill for a Smash Bros. DLC character. Suda51’s No More Heroes may be beloved, but it is nowhere near the same acclaim as the Super Mario, Final Fantasy, or Dragon Quest series. It isn’t really known to a wider audience, which gives Sakurai an excuse to make a silly explanation of what No More Heroes is.
It should also be noted that the newest entry in Travis Touchdown’s adventure, No More Heroes 3, will be coming to the Nintendo Switch sometime in 2020. That is, if the evil delay monster doesn’t take another life. Having Travis Touchdown for Smash Bros. release next to No More Heroes 3 would be beneficial for both Grasshopper and Nintendo, and would make a lot of sense.
He would essentially be the Terry Bogard for Fighters Pass Vol. 2, which kind of sounds like a knock, but I assure you, I mean that positively. Terry was an unexpected hit with me, and a fighter that I consistently use in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. I think the same can be done with Travis Touchdown.
Scorpion (Mortal Kombat)
I really like the fighting game characters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. I may be terrible with them, but I love using Ryu, Ken, and Terry. But I think there is one influential fighting game not yet represented in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. That game is Mortal Kombat, with Scorpion being the obvious choice.
I think much of his moveset would revolve around his spear, using it as a way to grab enemies and bring them to you. If it were designed a certain way, you could get some dirty kills by spearing them and throwing them off course à la Kirby. His annoying teleport (it has bested me too many times) can also be implemented in some cool ways too.
Out of any fighting game character, Scorpion’s moves could be translated into Smash Bros. in some unique ways that I think would be really fun and unexpected. Maybe even broken. And who doesn’t like broken Smash Bros. characters?
Don’t answer that…
Blizzard Entertainment has had a few of its games ported to the Nintendo Switch. While I think Diablo 3 is the better port (and maybe the best version of that game), Overwatch is a worldwide phenomenon (and recently came out on Switch). With a new sequel coming next year, and if the timing is right, a rep from Blizzard’s team-based shooter would make an interesting addition.
Tracer is the one I chose because she is the face of Overwatch. I mean, she is on the cover after all. But I think any of the characters in Overwatch could make decent Smash Bros. fighters. Wrecking Ball, D.Va, Reinhardt, and Genji would all be really great fighters. But Tracer’s agility, her twin pistols and her ability to teleport would make her a very unique addition to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Yves Guillemot (Ubisoft)
During the Byleth reveal, Altair and Rabbids costumes for the Mii Fighter were revealed. Since then, many have been predicting Rayman’s inclusion in Fighters Pass Vol. 2. But I think there is really only one option that will rightfully represent Ubisoft.
When I went to the Rainbow Six Siege Major in Raleigh, NC last year, I asked what Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot’s Operator ability would be if he were added to the game. Rainbow Six Siege Project Director Alex Karpazis’ answer was perfect. He said, “I can only imagine he presses a button and then a thousand Rabbids just descend on the map.”
This is something that has stuck with me since I did that interview. But I’ve been thinking all wrong. This whole time, I was thinking Guillemot would make a good Rainbow Six Siege Operator. But really, he is the perfect Ubisoft rep for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate‘s Fighters Pass Vol. 2.
Obviously, the Rabbids falling from the sky would be his Ultimate move. The real question is, how would Guillemot’s standard gameplay be. Similar to Pokemon Trainer, what if Guillemot was just the avatar in the background pulling the strings of Ubisoft characters from the company’s history? However, they aren’t current characters; rather, ones from Ubisoft’s repertoire of dead franchises.
Like Pokemon Trainer, I think having three distinct characters will suffice, and I think the choices are obvious: Ed from Tonic Trouble, Buck Bumble from Buck Bumble, and Sam Fisher from Splinter Cell. This would be a perfect way to bring these beloved characters back. Even better, we would get a remix of the Buck Bumble theme. It cannot get better than that!
It really does seem like any video game character can be in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Just about any prediction is viable at this point.
So, who do you want to see in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate‘s Fighters Pass Vol. 2? Tell us in the comments below!