Rumor: First Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC character of the Fighters Pass will be a Square Enix representative

Steve from Minecraft might also be part of the DLC lineup

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • November 23, 2018 at 7:29 p.m. PST

Now that we know Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's entire base roster and character select screen, everyone has begun to speculate on the five characters that will be downloadable via the Fighters Pass. Piranha Plant is an entirely separate entity that will be available to those that pre-order the game.

According to Masahiro Sakurai himself, the five mysterious DLC fighters have already been decided upon by Nintendo. It doesn't appear as though there will be a ballot in which fans will be able to submit their requests this time around.

Vergeben, a notable leaker for a number of fighting games including Super Smash Bros., recently revealed some information regarding the first DLC character after Piranha Plant. This individual was correct in guessing the appearance of characters like Snake, Ridley, Simon Belmont, Isabelle, and Ken Masters.

Most notably, Vergeben claimed that the Grinch leak was fake due to the fact that Isaac would show up as an Assist Trophy in the next Smash Direct that aired on November 1st. This information supposedly came from his sources. While many were disappointed at Isaac's exclusion from the roster once again, this turned out to be true.

You might recall that Vergeben at one point stated that Square Enix would get a second representative in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Surprisingly, we haven't seen any sign of this with the confirmation that Ken and Incineroar are the last two newcomers.

Not only is Vergeben sticking to this statement, he is now outright stating that this mysterious Square Enix representative will be the first DLC character of the Fighters Pass. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like Vergeben has any plans to reveal the name of the combatant due to how Square Enix's reputation with regards to how they deal with leaks.

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Supposedly, multiple names have been fed to different portions of Square Enix's company to see what leaks to the public. Apparently, Vergeben has heard as many as seven different names. Three of them are apparently recurring.

Here's a list of Square Enix's intellectual properties:

Square Enix IPs

• 7th Saga
• ActRaiser
• Arkanoid

• Battle Gear
• Battlestations
• Birdie King

• Bubble Bobble
• Bravely
• Bushido Blade

• Championship Manager
• Chaos Heat
• Chaos Rings

• Chase
• Chocobo
• Chrono

• Cleopatra Fortune
• Conflict
• Darius

• Densha de Go
• Deus Ex
• Dragon Quest

• Drakengard
• Dungeon Siege
• E. V. O.

• Eclipse
• Elevator Action
• Fear Effect

• Fighting Force
• Final Fantasy
• Fortune Street

• Front Mission
• Gangsters
• Gex

• Groove Coaster
• Gunslinger Stratos
• Hanjuku Hero

• Hat Trick Hero
• Heimdall
• Just Cause

• KiKi KaiKai
• Kingdom Hearts (with Disney)
• Legacy of Kain

• Life Is Strange
• Lufia
• Mana

• Mini Ninjas
• Musashi
• Ogre

• Pandemonium
• Parasite Eve
• Power Blade

• Psychic Force
• Qix
• Rakugaki Ōkoku

• Ray
• SaGa
• Shellshock

• Sonic Blast Man
• Space Invaders
• Speed Race

• Star Ocean
• Supreme Commander
• Thief

• Thunderhawk
• Tobal
• Tomb Raider

• Urban Chaos
• Valkyrie Profile
• Wonder Project

Of course, this doesn't include Super Mario RPG which was developed by Square Enix and published by Nintendo. Although the possessed wooden doll has only appeared in one game (excluding a cameo appearance), he was popular enough to win our recent most wanted DLC poll.

It's also worth noting that Vergeben has previously declared that Minecraft would have content present in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The franchise would either get an Assist Trophy, a stage, or a character slot.

At this point, we already know about all 59 Assist Trophies and 103 stages that will be present in the base game. In other words, we know that there is no Minecraft Assist Trophy or stage.

Could Steve from Minecraft be joining the roster as part of the Fighters Pass? Given, Vergeben isn't an official source so anything he says has to be taken with a grain of salt — even if his track record for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has been fairly accurate.

If Minecraft content is being developed for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, this could offer a possible explanation as to why the Minecraft PR felt the need to answer the seemingly random question about the possibility of Steve getting into Smash Bros.

There's no doubt that Minecraft is a very popular series as it has sold over 154 million copies — the second highest next to Tetris, which is a series that has also yet to get a roster representative.

Notably though, Minecraft is owned by Microsoft. While some might be against the inclusion of Steve as a playable character, this could open the door for Banjo and Kazooie too.

Every combatant for the Fighters Pass will come with a stage and music. It has been estimated that all five characters will be released by February 2020.

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