Super New Kool rumor
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Push DustinandNew WabiSabijust dropped a bomb on theSmashcommunity and the speculation train is already running at a fever pitch. According to a now-deleted listing on Nintendo UK’s website, the nextSmashDLC carries a copyright from SNK, creators of theNeo Geo consoleand developers ofIkari Warriors,Metal Slug,King of Fighters and other iconic franchises.
It would add up that SNK would eventually get representation inSmash. The company is arguably as historically significant as Sega, Square-Enix, and Konami, especially in the arcade sector, where the were among the world’s most successful publishers throughout the 80s and 90s. That’s why I’m guessing that if the next Smash character is from SNK, it will be Marco fromMetal Slug (with Ralph/Clark fromIkari Warriorsas an alt costume). Terry Bogard, or better yet, a whole 3-way tag team fromKoF,would be a fantastic choice too, but when it comes to representing the kinds of games that are quintessentially SNK, the tank-hopping, cartoon military action of Metal Slug/Ikari Warriors makes more sense.
I also wouldn’t kick Bub and Bob fromBubble Bobbleout of mySmashbed, but since they are owned by Taito, and only licenced to SNK for Neo Geo titles, their chances are slim (for now).
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