5 new potential character slots found in Super Smash Bros. 3DS files, more stage slots also discovered

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • April 19, 2015 at 2:48 p.m. PDT

Earlier this week, we heard rumblings of potential future appearances by Street Fighter's Ryu and Fire Emblem's Roy in Super Smash Bros. 4 based on some background music sound files found in the 3DS version of the game after the latest update dropped. While these files are in no way a confirmation that these two fighters will be featured in the game as DLC, some recent developments have indeed thickened the plot.


Reddit user shinyquagsire23 continues to mine the 3DS version's data, and in doing so, has discovered what appears to be five additional character slots after Mewtwo -- the first Super Smash Bros. 4 DLC fighter. These slots are currently labeled "Mario" as a placeholder, however, this may indicate that Nintendo plans to add even more playable fighters to the game.


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We already know that one slot is going to Lucas, the second DLC fighter officially announced by Nintendo, but the remaining four slots are still a mystery. Current speculation dictates that Ryu and Roy will take up two of those slots, and the remaining two slots will go to those who receive the most votes from the Super Smash Bros. Fighter Ballot that opened up recently.

But wait, there's more!
An alteration to the stage table was also discovered in the Super Smash Bros. 3DS files. As it turns out, the number of additional stage slots has been changed from 4 to 14.

Considering that each stage has an Omega version -- an alternate version that transforms the stage into a flat platform for players to do battle upon -- this could mean that there will be seven new stages on the horizon. With the recently discovered background music files for Roy and Ryu, additional stages definitely seem possible.

Still, this is all merely speculation. As always, we'll have to wait for official word from Nintendo before we can know for certain. Having said that, this new information is definitely something to think about.

Source: PushDustIn. Via Nintendo Everything. Contributions to this story made by EventHubs' own MajinTenshinhan.
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