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Empty spaces on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's 'everyone is here' banner won't reveal the roster count

Characters get moved aside to make room for future newcomers

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • August 11, 2018 at 6:31 a.m. PDT • Comments: 24

Last Wednesday, Nintendo released a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct that was packed with new information. During the presentation, Castlevania's Simon Belmont and Donkey Kong Country's King K. Rool were revealed as playable fighters.

In addition to this, Masahiro Sakurai also revealed Richter Belmont, Chrom, and Dark Samus as Echo Fighters. They are echoes of Simon Belmont, a mixture of Roy and Ike, and Samus respectively.

A total of five new characters was added to the already massive roster for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. If we were to count Echo Fighters separately and Pokémon Trainer's three Pokémon as just one character, then we'd have a current total of 71 selectable combatants.

After these five new characters were revealed, we saw a cool animation that placed them on the "everyone is here" banner. Believe it or not, every fighter is being added to this artwork.

Many have been wondering if the spaces that the new combatants now occupy were always there. Could we study the banner in search of more additional space to get an idea of the final roster count?

Evidently, characters are actually being moved around and possibly resized in order to make the necessary room. In other words, studying the banner may not lead to any logical conclusions about any future newcomers.

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