Hey guys, Bulba here and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is less than two months away. With this being the “ultimate” Smash game, it isn’t improbable to wonder what could be next. So, what could possibly come after Smash Bros. Ultimate? After all, Mr. Sakurai did say he would make more Smash games if the audience will be there which they will be. There are a few things that have popped into my mind over the past few days.
Firstly is a media crossover. With this take on a Smash game there could be characters from anime, cartoons, comics, books, movies, etc. This seems like the logical step after bringing the biggest gaming icons to Smash wit very few left to spare, the amount of popular video game characters are getting very limited. Sure we could get a few more video game characters but it wouldn’t be the focus of this next game. Characters I would love to see include Steven Universe, Star Butterfly, Hanazuki, Natsu (Fairy Tail), Goku, Naruto, Spiderman, Iron Man and Mickey Mouse, though getting some of those Disney licenses may be tough to get a hold of. Not to mention by the time this game would be made characters like Hanazuki would still be too small and Fairy Tail will be over, but we will have to wait and see.
The next idea which I would be 100% ok with is Ultimate being ported every single console generation with new content. New content would include new stages, new story content, new modes, new assist trophies, ten or less new fighters and a few new echoes thrown in. Perhaps characters which were assist trophies will become playable such as Bomberman, Zero and Shovel Knight. Also there are quite a few characters who seemingly have missed the spotlight and have heavily been requested such as Bandana Waddle Dee, Isaac, Banjo/Kazooie, Skull Kid and Rayman. Another idea I had for this is that previous echoes could become completely newcomers such as Dark Samus or Chrom. Overall I like this idea and it would be a lot less stressful for Mr. Sakurai.
My final idea was just a regular sequel. It would look different (and run on a different engine), have enough new characters, have a completely new story, enough new and improved modes, etc. Honestly by the time the Nintendo Switch’s lifespan is over Mr. Sakurai may be a bit too old, but may be this would be the perfect opportunity to teach somebody else to be the director of the following Smash. Of course it wouldn’t be a new Smash without fan service so many fan requests would become new fighters.
Thank you so much for reading, what do you think the next Smash game after Ultimate? Let me know on Twitter or in the comments below! As a reminder, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be launching on Nintendo Switch on December 7th, 2018 and a bundle will be released in November. See you soon, and thank you for one hundred followers on Twitter!
(Header Image from Bandai Namco and Funimation on Twitter, I did not create the splash screen)