On April 1st 2015, during the Nintendo Direct, we received some very important Smash Brothers information. First of all, we were given a release date for the 1st DLC ( Downloadable Content) character Mewtwo, as well as info that the next DLC character will be Lucas, making a return from Brawl.
The most important piece of news, however, was the revelation of the Smash Bros. Fighter Ballot. The ballot is exactly what it sounds like; anybody can go through the ballot and vote for any character they have ever wanted to be in Smash. The final day for voting will be October 3rd, 2015, and the winner of the ballot will be the next Smash DLC character.
Currently, the votes are high for Snake (from the Metal Gear Solid series), King K Rool (from Donkey Kong), and Banjo & Kazooie (from Banjo-Kazooie). Personally, I have voted for Wonder Red, from the WiiU game Wonderful 101, and I suggest you do the same if you are on the ropes as to who you think you should vote for. The link for voting will be provided here.
Things to consider as far as who to vote for Smash…
1.) The character will more than likely be someone who is close to Nintendo. Characters such as Master Chief from the Halo series would not play well do to Microsoft copyrights and the competitive nature between the Microsoft Xbox and the Nintendo consoles.
2.) The character will get an amiibo, which is a small figure which connects with the WiiU tablet and provides special benefits for games where the certain amiibo is related. Whoever gets in Smash will get an amiibo, so that amiibo will have to be usable in more than just one game.
3.) Try to take the voting seriously. Obviously names like Captain Jack Sparrow won’t make it in Smash, so don’t waste votes for fruitless endeavors.
Who are you voting for Smash and why? Leave a comment about who you want to see.