Leading up to No More Heroes 3’s upcoming launch, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is getting some NMH spirits this weekend.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is finally reaching the end of its developer support. This comes following SSB creator Sakurai’s announcement that there’s only a single fighter left for SSBU. As were previous cases, this meant leaving a community of fans speculating hard on who will be making as an addition to the game’s overall roster. Sometimes, to the agreement of a majority. Although, without any actual bearing to the outcome, at times. To date, it is still a mystery who would be the brawler title’s final fighter.
But while the developers are busy cooking up a final combatant to SSBU, spirits are making their way to the game. More specifically, this weekend, on August 27, 2021. Their entry of which should give some spice to the game while the player base awaits a new fighter to play with. In particular, spirits coming from the No More Heroes franchise, in anticipation of the third mainline entry’s release.
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To those who have yet to experience Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the game features unlockable spirits, which function as power-ups to players. Alternatively, spirits play significant role as a collectible that sees players doing spirit board quests to get more spirits. Although most spirits are available to the game permanently, some make their way via timed presence. Eventually, also, becoming lasting fixtures in the game. The former of which will apply with this week’s spirits, but with the likelihood of the latter subsequently.
Possible Final DLC Fighter
But as to why spirits and not the final DLC character, many are probably wondering. It’s important to note that the No More Heroes franchise isn’t necessarily fresh to Super Smash Bros. Ultimately. NMH protagonist Travis Touchdown is kind of already in-game, albeit as a Mii character. To make his way again into the game as yet another playable would be to break a trend. It would also be a major first (and last) to the game, if it does ever happen.
While there may be fan demand for Travis becoming the final DLC fighter, leaving him out of the picture paves way for other plausible options. As it appears, there’s also a good demand for the likes of Crash Bandicoot, Waluigi, and Master Chief. Each of which makes a good selection given their prominence and perceived SSB-level combat ability.
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