We are finally almost to the release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and apparently there has been a leak with several new characters spotted in what appears to be some promotional art for the game.
Appearing first on 4chan, a user shared a wide image with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s roster stretched out across the artwork. The images and a video were reportedly shared to the original uploader’s Snapchat, before being taken down, with the camera quickly panning across the artwork, but the scenes from the video were stitched together in the bottom-most image to show what the full lineup supposedly looks like.
There were several new silhouettes spotted within the lineup artwork, and the image shows where 4chan users outlined the characters to show who is who. The full, uncropped image can be seen here with eight different fighters outlined. This is believed to be seen:
- Shadow the Hedgehog – Sonic the Hedgehog
- Banjo-Kazooie – Banjo-Kazooie
- Isaac – Golden Sun
- KOS-MOS – Xenoblade
- Ken – Street Fighter
- Mach Rider – Mach Rider
- Geno – Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
- Chorus Kids – Rhythm Heaven
Banjo-Kazooie has been a common request and rumor for another fighter – and others simply make sense, such as Shadow the Hedgehog. Nintendo has been revealing Echo Fighters for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, characters that essentially operate with the same moveset as their normal counterparts but look different, for example Samus and Dark Samus. Shadow the Hedgehog is already, in essence, an Echo version of Sonic, so it’s not hard to imagine that he’d be added as an Echo Fighter.
The leak should still be regarded as a rumor at this time though, at least until the full roster is officially revealed.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is scheduled to release for the Nintendo Switch on December 7, 2018.