Goku & Iron Man won't join Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, says director

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's director has said that Goku and Iron Man won't be making the DLC cut.

Jak Connor
Published Mon, Sep 16 2019 1:09 AM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Since the first iteration of Super Smash Bros., crazed fans have been pleading with Nintendo to add their favourite characters into the franchise as fighters. Today we can confirm that two iconic fan favourites won't be getting in.

Goku & Iron Man won't join Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, says director |

During the 2019 Tokyo Game Show, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai discussed more DLC characters to be thrown into the mix. He directly mentioned Dragon Ball's poster boy Goku and Marvel's Iron Man, and before you get your hopes up he didn't mention them in a positive way.

"I get all these kinds of requests from abroad like 'Where is my [beloved] Iron Man?' or 'where is my beloved Goku?'However, basically (Smash) will only have content from video games in it." Since the characters that are introduced into Smash are chosen directly by Nintendo, Sakurai say that their main focus is to add more on characters from well-known game franchises, ruling out T.V shows or movies.

Sakurai has further said in his book 2015-19 Thoughts on Masahiro Sakurai's Games that he "doesn't think characters like Iron Man and Goku will happen."

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Jak's love for technology, and, more specifically, PC gaming, began at 10 years old. It was the day his dad showed him how to play Age of Empires on an old Compaq PC. Ever since that day, Jak fell in love with games and the progression of the technology industry in all its forms. Instead of typical FPS, Jak holds a very special spot in his heart for RTS games.

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