Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC: 8 Rumoured Characters You Need To Know About

3. Steve - Minecraft

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As widespread and accessible as the air we breathe, it's a miracle Minecraft hasn't already wormed its way into Smash Bros. After all, Mojang's blocky universe is already available on Switch - with its own exclusive Mario-themed content, no less - and with Nintendo and Microsoft's aforementioned friendship continuing to hold, the marriage makes this hopeful, in particular, a safe bet.

If the supposed leak from Japanese message board 5Channel is to be believed, Nintendo had originally planned for the series' Steve character to be in for Ultimate's launch, though was later cut and postponed until an announcement at E3 2019 in order to promote the upcoming Minecraft Dungeons. Alex - Steve's female counterpart - and Halo's Master Chief are purportedly planned as palette swaps, the latter of which would likely rule out a proper appearance by John-117 himself.

Is the rumour credible? Well, the same poster also claimed that Atlus' Persona 5 R would be announced and released within 2019, a bold claim near-immediately canonized when the developer released a genuine teaser for the mysterious title, so take that as you will.


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