The next Super Smash Bros game is over the horizon for Nintendo fans who own a Wii U and 3DS system. Things are a little bit different this time since Nintendo is co-developing the game with Namco Bandai in hopes of bringing a fresh new experience to fans of the series. Yet a hot topic of debate is the cast of characters that will make it into Masahiro Sakurai's next installment into the Nintendo brawler. While many gamers may have tons of dream matches they would love to see, reality may have a different outcome on things for Nintendo's all-star brawler. Check out our list of ten characters that have a shot at making the cut into the next Super Smash Bros game for Wii U and 3DS.
Now before we jump into the list of all-stars, let's clear a few things up before the flames burn bright in the comments section. None of the characters on this list have been officially confirmed by Nintendo or Masahiro Sakurai to be in the next Super Smash Bros game. Everything on this list is solely based on opinion and interpretation of facts about past entries in the series and other Nintendo games. While some characters may not be featured on the list, that does not mean they may never make it into the actual game.
There are also a few bits of criteria that were used to decide all of the characters that make it on this list. This is to keep things in order and make sense of which characters actually have a strong chance of being playable in the game. First off, this is a Nintendo game. Characters that haven't been on a Nintendo platform at least once will not show up on this list (sorry Square Enix fans). In addition, only video game characters were considered, even though cross-overs through media would be incredibly awesome. And finally, characters that have already been in past games won't show up on here since more than likely they will appear again, even though some characters from Brawl may be taken out in favor of new faces.
Alright, now that THAT is out of the way, on to the list....
Chrom – Fire Emblem Awakening
With the success of Fire Emblem Awakening on the 3DS, Chrom seems to be an ideal character to make it into the next game. Since a new character from the Fire Emblem franchise has appeared in both Melee and Brawl, the following entry should follow suit by having Chrom representing Fire Emblem in the next Super Smash Bros. As a character, Chrom can sport many of the moves he used in the cutscenes and battles seen in Awakening on 3DS, while also having a few new tricks to add to the mix. It would be a shame if Chrom didn't make the cut after having one of the best games released on 3DS.
Travis Touchdown – No More Heroes
While a super violent and mature rated series of games, No More Heroes has always been a cult hit exclusive to the original Nintendo Wii. And while the original game was ported to the PlayStation 3, with subpar results, the series' creator Suda 51 has always had a strong loyalty to Nintendo consoles with No More Heroes. In the past, Suda 51 has stated that a newer entry into the saga will only happen when the next Nintendo console was released. With the Wii U out now, as well as hints and rumblings about No More Heroes 3, this presents a golden opportunity to showcase another exclusive third party character that will appear on a Nintendo platform. As a character, Travis Touchdown sports a personality and fighting style that is vastly different from most of the cast in all of the Smash Bros games. Armed with a beam katana and the ability to transform into a wild tiger, Travis can make a great addition to the overall roster of Nintendo all-stars. Even though aspects of his personality may have to be toned down for a game like Smash Bros, such as the excessive cursing, he can still appear as a tough guy that can go toe-to-toe with the best that Smash Bros has to offer.