We were almost totally surprised to find out that Nintendo had rolled out an all new Kirby Fighters game on Wednesday as the Super Smash Bros.-like action of Kirby Fighters 2 is now officially available to anyone with a Switch.
There’s plenty now to explore when it comes to this new fighter but our attention is simultaneously called back to Kirby creator, Masahiro Sakurai’s, current endeavor, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, as one particular character in KF2, Bandana Waddle Dee, is being speculated for incoming Smash DLC.
The Kirby franchise currently owns three of SSBU’s roster spots as Meta Knight, King Dedede, and Kirby himself are all playable. Though it’s somewhat difficult to come up with the precise “why” for the following, the Smash community has long been speculating and somewhat hopeful that developers would add Bandana Waddle Dee into the fray as well.
The fact that a particular character appears relatively high on the communal wish list by no means gets them a fast pass into the game, but fans have reason to believe that we’ll both know the next Smash Ultimate character’s identity and be able to play them by October 4, which is no less than 9 days away.
The pattern that’s piquing interests surrounds the practices of Japanese 7-11 Smash Bros. ads that have preceded previous DLC announcements for the game. Multiple times in the past these kinds of ads have popped up and brand new Smash DLC content was revealed before the ads were taken down. This is where we get the October 4 date, as the current ad is slated to be up until then.
If Nintendo is planning on giving Bandana Waddle Dee fans what they’re hoping for, then they’ve put themselves in prime position for some crossover marketing and cross promotion as a BWD reveal for Smash in the next few days would be surely underscored with the current momentum coming from Kirby Fighters 2’s sudden release.
The second Kirby Fighters title sees players take control of Kirby or his co-stars to duke it out in a two dimensional platform setting. Unlike Smash, characters have life bars and are knocked out once their health reaches zero.
With the use of items, the platform arenas for battle, and the very inclusion of Kirby himself, it’s not hard at all to see just how similar this fighter is to Super Smash Bros. One would imagine there might even be some time saving benefits at play should developers be reusing assets for the same character across both titles.
We’ll be watching and waiting over the next nine days to see if any of this speculation comes to fruition, but in the meantime you can check out the exciting Kirby Fighters 2 action right here. Please let us know how likely you think Bandana Waddle Dee is for Ultimate in the comments below.
Kirby, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Nintendo Switch, Downloadable content
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