Next 'Smash Ultimate' DLC Character Could Come from an SNK Game

Clues to the next Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC character may have been leaked in a now-deleted listing on the Nintendo UK site.

Screenshots of the listing were discovered by Twitter user PushDustin, and the leak comes at the bottom where the trademark can be found. That's where SNK's trademark appears, heavily hinting that a character from one of the publisher's library of games will be the next Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC.

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Most of the cast of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Nintendo

So the next question is, which SNK character will be included? For those unaware, SNK is well-known for its arcade cabinets in the 90s. Some of its most famous and recognizable games include the run-and-gun Metal Slug, and fighting games King of Fighters and Samurai Shodown.

SNK recently released a new Samurai Shodown earlier this year, and at EVO 2019 announced King of Fighters XV is coming. The company also announced that it will collaborate with Bandai Namco's SoulCalibur VI to bring Haohmaru from Samurai Showdown to the fighting game.

What character will join Smash Ultimate is anyone's guess, but fans can expect Nintendo to announce it during a Nintendo Direct online presentation. We'll update as soon as we learn more.

There have already been three post-launch characters released for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The first was Piranha Plant who was a free download for those who bought and registered their copy of Smash Ultimate in the first two months of release.

Joker from Persona 5 was the first official DLC character announced and released. The character was released in April.

At E3 2019, The Hero from the Dragon Quest series as well as Banjo-Kazooie were announced as the second and third DLC. The Hero was released in July while Banjo-Kazooie has a "Fall 2019" release window.

There is a fifth DLC character for Smash Ultimate planned, but there has been no news on who the fighter or when it will be released.

What do you think of an SNK character joining Smash Ultimate? What is your guess for the fourth DLC character? Let us know in the comments section.

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