It’s been almost two weeks since the Nintendo Direct which served to dish out information about Super Smash Bros. as we get closer to the Wii U version’s impending launch date. The 35-minute long video covered 50 facts about the game; however, much like the event stages in Super Smash Bros. Melee, there was a special 51st fact included at the end of the video.
The confirmation of the future inclusion of Mewtwo as a playable character in both Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is very good news for anyone hoping that Nintendo would expand the Smash Bros. roster with downloadable content. After spending the previous console generation shying away from creating DLC for its first party titles, it seems Nintendo’s finally giving it a try with the Wii U.
Many speculated that Smash Bros. would see new characters added via DLC packs after Nintendo announced that six new characters would be coming to Mario Kart 8. The first pack, a Legend of Zelda themed pack launching this month, includes three new characters, eight tracks and four vehicles. Another pack is scheduled for next May, and it contains just as many additional goodies. At $11.99 when bought together, both packs cost less than a single Call of Duty map pack, but add as much as 50% of the game’s original content.
Mewtwo will likely pave the way for Smash Bros. to receive more content in the form of DLC packs; new stages and items are almost a certainty now.
Nintendo’s choosing of Mewtwo is interesting — considering that he was in Super Smash Bros. Melee but dropped from Super Smash Bros. Brawl‘s roster. Lucario tried to fill the void that Mewtwo left in Brawl, but despite sharing some similar moves, he wasn’t quite the same. Nintendo already brought Dr. Mario back for the latest roster, so there’s hope for other characters who didn’t make the cut like Snake and the Ice Climbers…if Sakurai can get them to work on the 3DS.
Mewtwo will be released next spring for both versions of Smash Bros. for free for anyone who owns a copy of each version of Smash. Nintendo has yet to say how much he’ll cost (or if he’ll even be available) for those who only own one Smash Bros. title.
Whether you plan on playing as him or not, Mewtwo’s reentry into Smash Bros. definitely implies that there will be more DLC in the future. This time around, players won’t have to wait another seven years to see if their favorite character will make it in.
Who else do you think Nintendo will add? What will Mewtwo’s Final Smash be? Take a guess in the comments.