A great image has surfaced on the /r/Smashbros subreddit, it showcases to players the first 8 newcomers from each of Nintendo's Smash games.
After the massive reveals of Simon Belmont and King K. Rool for the new upcoming Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, many new players that love both of these characters from their respective games could be joining the Smash scene. After seeing their favorite villain/hero debut to the new game, perhaps some people are wondering where the game first began with these crossovers? and who were the first characters to make the jump?
Thanks to Reddit user DustENation, we have displayed to us the first 8 characters that were newcomers to each of the respective games. We can see from the image, that in the first Super Smash Bros. game Nintendo decided to nail their staple franchise characters before venturing outside of their own line of games.
Then Super Smash Bros. Brawl came around in 2008, this title was the first Smash game to feature third-party characters, the first being Konami's Metal Gear Solid poster boy Solid Snake, and of course Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog. From then on Nintendo realized that fans loved the idea of cross-over characters, and eventuated into cross-overs such as Cloud from Final Fantasy and Simon and Richter Belmont from Konami's Castlevania. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is planned for release on December 7th and will be coming exclusively to the Nintendo Switch.