Vote 2020 graphic
Everything you need to know about and expect during
the most important election of our lifetimes

A Few Alt-Reality Takes On Smash's Latest Character Reveal

Illustration for article titled A Few Alt-Reality Takes On iSmash/is Latest Character Reveal
Screenshot: Nintendo

Last week, Nintendo revealed that Steve Minecraft of Minecraft fame will be the next character added to the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster. As is often the case, some folks were excited, some weren’t.

Advertisement

More importantly, eagle-eyed Twitter users noticed a particularly memeable moment in the reveal trailer, wherein Steve crashes through a cave wall and intimidates Mario (pictured above). There sure is a lot of space on the left there... say, for someone to edit in an entirely different fighting game character?

I mean, what’s more intimidating than Akuma’s Raging Demon?

Advertisement

And lord knows Spencer’s Bionic Arm has decimated many a Marvel vs. Capcom 3 opponent.

I’d probably have the same reaction if I was on the receiving end of a Doctor Doom footdive.

Advertisement

Under Night In-Birth’s Merkava just wants a hug... probably.

Advertisement

Fireballs aren’t gonna help you against Akatsuki Blitzkampf bruiser Blitztank...

Advertisement

...or the dimension-hopping shenanigans of Guilty Gear wildcard Faust, either.

Advertisement

Even Bardock from Dragon Ball FighterZ got in on the action.

Advertisement

Hisui was beating people down with chairs in Melty Blood long before Aerith used furniture as a weapon in Final Fantasy VII Remake.

Advertisement

In what probably constitutes the most obscure reference in this blog, someone utilized an oddly menacing Beatrice animation from the Umineko-based fighting game series Ougon Musou Kyoku.

Advertisement

And while Kiryu isn’t in a fighting game (yet—here’s looking at you Virtua Fighter), I couldn’t resist including his joyous stride in this roundup.

Advertisement

Look, you might not be excited about Steve Minecraft joining Super Smash Bros. Ultimate; heck, I would have picked No More Heroes protagonist Travis Touchdown rather than relegating him to a Mii costume myself. But the existence of image editing means you can create a parallel universe in which the Smash roster caters entirely to your own strange interests. Have at it!

Staff Writer, Kotaku

Share This Story

Get our newsletter

DISCUSSION

A minute ago I hadn’t even thought of Kiryu in Smash Bros.. Now I want it almost as much as I want Trump to die of covid.