It shouldn’t be any surprise, then, that people would be speculating on what the new champions will be. And thanks to some new Data Miners, we have a new list of possible newcomers, which range from the expected to the downright baffling. But then again, if Bayonetta could make it in Smash, nothing’s really off the table anymore, now is it?
The dataminer in question, one jam1garner, has put forward the following four names:
- Erdrick, the main character from Dragon Quest
- Steve, the default name for the player’s avatar in Minecraft
- Ryu Hayabusa, of Ninja Gaiden fame
- And the Doomguy.
The latter two, though, are where things get interesting, but a little harder to believe. Ninja Gaiden did have its start on Nintendo, and the 30-year anniversary is coming up, but it’s gone in a very different direction since those ancient days and it’s been a while since we’ve seen it with Nintendo. Doom Guy, on the other hand… well… the reason that’s a little sketchy is pretty obvious. But then again, Doom Eternal is coming to the Switch as well, and if Bayonetta can do it…
…Well, let’s just say I really look forward to seeing how they plan to announce it, if it does actually happen.
But that’s a pretty big if. Remember, fans love speculating and lying about Smash games, so take this with as much salt as you can stomach.