Really, it was only a matter of time until Nintendo announced a new Super Smash Bros. for the Switch but now that it’s been confirmed for 2018, we can’t help but get excited by the possibilities. Sure, we know that there will be the usual gameplay tweaks and an avalanche of different gameplay modes, but it’s the potential for new characters we’re most looking forward to and for the Switch version, it truly feels like the sky’s the limit when it comes to roster additions.
Although 2008’s Super Smash Bros. Brawl gave us some surprise playable characters such as Sonic the Hedgehog and Solid Snake, the third=party character floodgates weren’t truly opened until the Wii U/3DS editions. With characters such Final Fantasy VII’s Cloud Strife, Street Fighter’s Ryu, and even Bayonetta herself now part of Super Smash Bros. canon (if the series can even be said to have an official canon), Nintendo has fully embraced the idea of bringing in characters it didn’t have a hand in creating and the possibilities feel almost endless at this point. With that in mind, here are 20 characters we would love to see added to the roster on Nintendo Switch!
20. Spring Man/Ribbon Girl -ARMS
When it comes to new Nintendo characters to add to Super Smash Bros. on Switch, it would come as a shock if at least one character from the 2017 brawler ARMS didn’t make the cut. While ARMS is a much different kind of fighting game than Smash Bros. — featuring a behind-the-shoulder third-person style — its cast of colorful characters seem ready-made to for a crossover into other Nintendo properties, particularly Smash Bros.
The central gameplay mechanic of ARMS — boxing style combat featuring wacky extendable, well … arms — would give the characters a unique feel in Smash Bros, and would be the series equivalent to Dhalsim from Street Fighter. While any of ARMS’ 15 combatants would make for a great addition, it would make the most sense to include Spring Man and Ribbon Girl, the franchise’s unofficial male and female mascots. That being said, we wouldn’t be opposed to good gooey boy Helix making an appearance too!