Though it hasn’t been officially announced yet, we all know Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo Switch is in development. Whether it be an enhanced port of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U or a new installment altogether, the Switch entry is bound to have new characters added to the fray. Here are five characters I want Nintendo to bring to Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo Switch.
Splatoon is Nintendo’s newest major franchise, and what better way to promote the blossoming IP than to put the main characters in Smash Bros.? The Inklings could have a vast array of attacks, and would likely be a long range characters. Given the vibrant colors in Splatoon, the different outfits the characters could boast would be great as well. All in all, I think Nintendo would be foolish not to add Inklings as playable characters in the next Smash Bros.
Such wonderfully iconic characters like Banjo-Kazooie would be an incredible addition to Smash. Though the Banjo-Kazooie franchise is pretty much dead, the characters still have a chance to see the spotlight, thanks to Nintendo. Not only would the nostalgia be there, but Banjo-Kazooie could bring some killer attacks, too. If handled right, the characters could operate like a better Duck Hunt Dog from Super Smash Bros. Wii U; the Duck Hunt representative was added to Smash simply for the nostalgia, whereas Banjo-Kazooie could be a legitimate main to dedicated Smash players.
Super BomberMan R sets the stage for Bomberman to make his debut in the next Super Smash Bros. title. The character is nostalgic, yet has a modern flare that could definitely appeal to younger audiences. I see Bomberman as being a close range fighter that can also strike from across the map. The character could have a great selection of attacks and specials and would undoubtedly be fun to use. We know Konami is being friendly with Nintendo again, which leads me to believe that this new character could become a reality.
ARMS is Nintendo’s latest IP. The title sold over a million units and has a dedicated fanbase akin to that of Splatoon. Needless to say, the game is maintaining a small, but steady, user base; Spring Man’s entry into Smash Bros. would definitely bring the ARMS audience to Nintendo’s core fighting game. The character would be incredibly simple and stylized similar to that of Little Mac in Super Smash Bros. Wii U. Overall, I just feel this addition makes sense and would provide a great outlet for cross-promotion from Nintendo.
Yeah, it probably won’t happen. But that won’t stop me from clamoring for Crash Bandicoot to be added to the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo Switch roster. The character is so iconic and would be just so damn fun to fight as. There are so many retro video game icons that could be potentially added to this game, but Crash Bandicoot is truly at the top of the list. The character was such a brilliantly executed “anti-Mario” back in the late 1990s, and seeing the two characters in Smash would excite me as a retro gamer.
Ultimately, there are a ton of new characters I want to see in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo Switch, but these five just tend to rank higher on the list. This new Smash Bros. entry has potential to be the best one in the series, and part of that comes with new features. Fans are used to characters like Mega Man, Pac-Man, and Bayonetta, and are eager to play as new, excited characters from third-party franchises and new Nintendo IP.
What new characters do you want to see in Super Smash Bros. on Switch? Comment below, let me know!