Could we someday see Doom's main character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate? Bethesda says they have discussed Smash with Nintendo

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • September 13, 2018 at 1:33 p.m. PDT

With the release date of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate quickly approaching, Western video game developers appear to have taken an interest in the massive crossover title with perhaps the hopes of some of their characters will one day make it in.

We previously reported that Activision Blizzard's Pete Stilwell stated that he'd like to see Diablo added to Super Smash Bros. the most out of all of their characters which is an interesting route to take when they've got colorful heroes from Overwatch and the like. Now it looks like it's Bethesda's turn.

Pete Hines from the publisher / developer of titles like Doom, The Elder Scrolls, Wolfenstein and The Evil Within recently joined Metro for an interview where they discussed Bethesda's love of single-player games, the Nintendo Switch, the possibility of future Nintendo exclusives and even Super Smash Bros. among other topics.

To cap off their interview, Hines is asked if they have spoken to Nintendo about Super Smash Bros. to which he simply replies, "oh yeah." It's certainly not much to go on, so it's not likely we'll see Doom Slayer or a Hell stage in Smash any time soon — though what a world that would be.

Nintendo's platform fighter has focused solely on Japanese IP with some exceptions coming from some Western designs for characters like Diddy Kong and King K. Rool from the Donkey Kong Country games though we have yet to see a wholly Western property represented by a playable character — Shovel Knight does appear though only as a guest character.

You can check out Metro's full interview with Pete Hines here, and let us know in the comments if there's a Bethesda character you'd like to see appear in Smash Bros. or any Western gaming franchise like Crash Bandicoot or Shantae.

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