The post-launch roster for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has been decided, according to game director Masahiro Sakurai, and it sounds like that list of new fighters has been picked by Nintendo alone.
“Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s DLC line-up is now complete,” Sakurai said on his Twitter account — a rare instance of the game designer tweeting in English. “This time the selection was made entirely by Nintendo. I decide if we can create a fighter based on their selection, then come up with the plan.”
Sakurai announced last week during a Nintendo Direct presentation that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will get five fighter packs as downloadable content. Each pack will contain one new character, a new stage and new music.
During development of the previous Smash Bros. game, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo took requests from players about which fighters they’d like to see come to that game. The Smash Bros. Fighter Ballot ran in 2015, and it doesn’t sound like the company will follow suit for the Nintendo Switch sequel.
Oh, and please don’t tweet such suggestions directly to Sakurai.
“It’s great to dream about your favorite character joining the battle and I appreciate your passion, but please try to stay on topic when replying to tweets and refrain from flooding us, and other users, with requests when we’re not specifically asking for feedback,” he added on Twitter. “Thank you!”
Nintendo and Sakurai confirmed the final launch-day roster for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate last week, revealing the last two fighters — Ken from Street Fighter and Incineroar from Pokémon — as well as a pre-order bonus fighter, Piranha Plant from Super Mario Bros.