The rumours are already starting to circulate around Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's next set of DLC fighters (do they ever stop?), and this time Crash Bandicoot is the talk of the town.
This supposed 'leak' comes from a Twitter user going by the name @MandyCanNot, a seemingly new face in the ever-growing rumour scene who first posted on the platform in October last year. Back then, they correctly suggested that Byleth would be the game's fifth DLC fighter ahead of time, before noting that Crash would be fighter number six in another message on the very same day.
Combining the accuracy of the first post and perhaps the confidence of the second has now caused fans and several news outlets to take notice. On 20th January, just a couple of days ago, @MandyCanNot said that they still believe Crash Bandicoot to be the sixth fighter, noting that they won't be sharing any more on the topic until the character is officially unveiled.
Now, as always, we urge you to take this information with a huge pinch of salt; for all we know, accurately predicting Byleth could well have just been a lucky guess. Incidentally, we did mention the possibility of Crash being in the next Fighters Pass in a recent video.
So, do you believe the rumour? Think it's just a load of nonsense? Share your thoughts with us below.
Super Crash Bros. Ultimate...
You guys should have a spoiler filter or something for these rumors incase they’re true.
A safe bet, I'd say
It'd be great if that's true. While I'm not much for his games, the Bandicoot is a gaming icon and would fit it well with modern Smash. They could unveil him alongside a brand new, multiplatform Crash Bandicoot game.
Please stop giving these so-called leakers attention, press, and coverage.
Now that's a character deserving to be in Smash if it's true we only need Rayman and Bomberman
I can do the leak job game.we will have a new mario by the end of the year.and in the next 5 years we will have a new console. Imagine if these people/fake leakers actually put time in on a real job.
I was actually gonna try to do the insane by avoiding all information about Smash fighters until the end of December 2021 and then get them all at once and be surprised when I go to look at the character select screen, but that's not gonna be possible is it?
Unless I just...cut myself off from the internet.
It seems more like a prediction than a leak, but we'll have to wait and see. Personaly I like the idea of Crash joining Smash, since he is a videogame icon.
I don't believe someone just because he guessed something right, it takes more than that to convince me
So my childhood game character/hero might be in the game?! Im willing to bet his ultimate is gonna be something with his fruit bazooka.
Crash 1 and Crash 2 both broke records as the highest selling western titles in Japan.
All 3 Crash games sold over 1 million copies each over there.
Bionic Commando is character 6. That guy doesn’t know what he’s talking about.
First sentence got me excited as hell
Then I read "According To Byleth Leaker"
Someone leaked Byleth ahead of time? I guess nobody took that one seriously because I haven’t heard anybody talk about that one honestly. And here he is. But I’ll believe it when I see it. Would be nice to have Crash though.
I'd be down with this however I think Nintendo and Microsoft should keep working with Rare and get us some Conker.
Crash would be a great choice! It will be nice to have some more 'mascot' characters rather than the sword fighters we currently have.
Now let's hope Sega have pulled their finger out and allowed Alex Kidd and Wonderboy in his Dragon incarnation from WB3:TDT to enter the fight.
Then Capcom need to bring in Amaterasu and Viewtiful Joe.
Last on that list should be Captain N whose purchase unlocks the TV show outfits for Link and Zelda and an 'Excuuse me Princess' taunt for Link.
PLEASE STOP SPOILING THIS FOR US FOR GODS SAKE.
here’s how you can get on nintendo life:
step 1 - set your twitter account to private
step 2 - type out individual tweets for every possibility you can think of
step 3 - wait for a direct
step 4 - delete every tweet that didn’t predict the next direct accurately
step 5 - use a sockpuppet or friend to post the remaining tweets on popular discord servers
step 6 - you get thousands of followers and journalists writing about your “leak.” well done
This and banjo are my only purchases. Taking some of my monies
That would be a good choice, and we could certainly use another cartoon mascot type character to help balance out the variety. I figure with another 6 slots to fill, at least three will be spiky haired anime characters with giant cyber swords, so it'll be a welcome addition.
I just wonder what his moves will be apart from a spin. With a key move of a jump-on-head attack, they'll need something else to flesh him out.
"Hey guys, I made a good gue- PREDIC- LEAK, YEAH LEAK, of byleth in smash, and i have information from my sources that crash bandicoot is in smash. How do I know this you ask? Uhhh my sources. Yeah, please give me attention and follows and likes"
I really doubt it will be Crash Bandicoot
It's infinite monkeys on infinite typewriters.
Fake leaks are so many, especially those who are only text, that eventually, when the next reveal comes, some fake leaks will guess stuff correctly while still being fake.
This isn't the first time where a reveal was made, people went back to random leaks that are text only because the newest character was in it, and people just believe the rest of the leak or the rest of the stuff leaked by the same person is also true.
Probably fake, but as long as it's not Geno I'm fine lol
I mean to be fair, it's not like guessing Byleth was a long shot. We saw Corrin get added into Smash4, and Fates/Birthright weren't nearly as big of a hit as Three Houses is, and continues to be. Maybe if there were a couple other predictions they nailed down there would be a little more heft behind their words.
@SpacedDuck You mean a new Conker? That'd seem unlikely, they sorta tried to revive him with project spark and that failed, and chris seavour (i.e conker himself, the guy you NEED to make a conker game) is busy making games under his own indie company atm.
I'm just hoping we can get rare replay or at very least banjo kazooie onto the switch.
I thought this was the nintendo and nintendo relevant news/reviews site?Stop doing leak news and do not attract the right attention to them.Also Bylet was more or less predictable that he would come to the game.So therefore, he does not know and leak this information.
Eh, this wouldn't be bad, but Spyro is a much better character than Crash.
@LUIGITORNADO But how would they get their rage clicks?
It'd be awesome!
This pack should include:
Anyone from Nintendo (maybe Isaac, maybe Jin from Xeno2, maybe Dixie Kong, maybe Geno from Mario RPG, I dunno)
@RetiredR Just because it's a rumor doesn't mean it isn't true. Whoever manages the titling of these articles should not only be aware of this, but should also be aware that there are people who don't want to be spoiled.
Sorry, but predicting Byleth is not as tangible as predicting, say, Terry or even Banjo.
Besides, ugh, that potential 2-year timeframe just makes me not want to care anymore.
"said that they still believe Crash Bandicoot to be the sixth fighter, noting that they won't be sharing any more on the topic until the character is officially unveiled."
This, to me, implies a variety of outcomes:
1. It might not be anything, but a guess.
2. It might be a guess, with legit information to back up the guess.
3. It could be someone who knows factually that the character is the next dlc, but they do not know more about the character moveset/stage/music/etc. This could be because the character dlc is still being developed, and the person can't know anything more at the moment, or the leaker is no longer close enough to the development of the dlc to factually say anything else.
4. It could also be that these "leaks" are intentional, and they are meant to guage consumer interest, so they will, or won't release certain characters. I know Sakurai said the FP characters are already chosen, but he could just be saying that to avoid being spammed, and harrassed, and/or to limit the rumors. Remember, hyped rumors can sometimes be more wanted, than the actual dlc for a game. If rumors are kept to a minimum, theoretically there will be less moaning over what we actually get, compared to what was rumored that was popular.
If guessing Byleth correctly is a reliable leak, I'm a pro leaker because I predicted Ice Climbers in the next game after 3DS/Wii U.
Now Crash is someone I can get behind! A true gaming icon, I'm so tired of all these random anime characters. Wish I could hide fighters from the roster selection screen.
Does this “leaker” have any other credentials? Or did he just make a coincidental lucky guess about Byleth?
I can think of one funny Brit that would be happy to have Cash Banooca in Smash.
You know, I'm suddenly okay with this. If Sakurai is thinking "represent the major parts of the world," well, Japan and North America are well covered, Bayonetta was touted as Europe's favorite, and Terry/SNK informally represented the South American fighting game scene. Shantae could cover a large region (sort of nebulous, might need another fighter) and Crash covers Australia. Ice Climbers cover Antarctica LOL
you guys like this type of thing? Here: two characters of the second pack are nintendo characters, one from square-enix, my prediction.
It doesn't take a genius to predict that Byleth would be fighter 5🙄
@DLevene17 Yep was thinking the same thing anyone could take a shot in the wind that Byleth could be a potential fighter, now if they get Crash accurate as well then it might lend some more credence in their leak potential.
I’d be happy if true. Cranky Kong after that, please. I want that cane-fighting, pogo-stick bouncing grump in the game. He’s the original DK, after all, and the franchise deserves more representation.
Crash in Smash has been speculated even before the Fighter Pass 1 announcement. To me it's not a leak and more just some rumor and speculation, take it with a grain of salt.
Also most people who knew Sakurai taste already knew Byleth was coming sooner or later be it Fighter Pass 1 or 2. Every new Fire Emblem game mean a new smash character even if it's as DLC.
Where are the soul caliber fighters?
@RupeeClock if the guy predicted byleth I would be inclined to believe him.
Why? A prediction is not the same as having insider knowledge.
Byleth is an educated guess anyone could've made based on previous DLC characters in the series, such as how Corrin was the final DLC fighter for Smash Bros for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.
Getting one guess correct doesn't confirm anything or give credence to later guess work.
I'm all for Crash joining Smash. Whether this leak is real or not, is obviously a different story.
@RupeeClock What a sad thing to complain about. Not all "news" has to appeal to you personally. Leakers are a huge part of being a Nintendo fan at this point.
At the end of the day, if this turns out to be true, then it was quite obviously worth reporting, and if it turns out to be false, then nobody is harmed or spoiled. Either way, this is completely harmless and provides some interesting discussion when official news is slow.
Also, Nintendo fans are into it and it brings traffic. Nintendolife are a business. They will never stop reporting on stuff like this and it's stupid to expect it
Now that we know, Nintendo will not make it happen anymore. They'll probably just prove us wrong by giving us another Fire Emblem character again. Disappointing indeed.
That would have been more of a corker then Byleth. Looking back at the pass, it was hugely Japan-focused (Persona, Dragon quest, Fatal fury, Fire emblem). Only Banjo was western. I wonder how "willing" Nintendo is of adding more western characters. Probably not.
That don't seem like a leak at all... that seems more like a wild guess. I'm pretty sure that Byleth "leak" was just a lucky guess and people are dumbfounded enough to believe this person supposed "leaks" just cause he/she got it right the first time.
Would rather see Sly, Ratchet, or Jak. Maybe one of them and the rest costumes.
@Henmii I thought Fatal Fury was Western as well.
Never heard about this! Guess they're not as well known. Would have saved a big disappointment about the end of Fighters Pass1 and built a lot of excitement for Fighters Pass 2, though! Hope this one is better.
Which Fire Emblem game was Crash Bandicoot in?
Toomany characters. Stop making them.
@PorllM So we shouldn't expect Nintendo Life to be considerate of people who don't want to be spoiled?
This guy also said that there would be no Smash reveal at the game awards. That doesn't make him fully credible though
@FNL Demon Souls
@PBandSmelly Calm down. The guy is more than likely faking it anyway
@RupeeClock Sure it could easily be a guess. More often than not "leakers" are no more than lucky guessers. I just am inclined to believe him or her because no one else was predicting Byleth. It was Arle, Sora, Kos-Mos, Crash, Steve, Doomguy and Master Chief from pretty much every other "leaker". I could be totally wrong but for what it's worth i believe this leaker is actually valid.
I'm not holding my breath, but I would love to see Crash and Spyro
What is it about Smash rumors that get people all worked up, lol.
But in all seriousness, I was never a big Crash fan. But looking at it from an objective gamer standpoint, it would make total sense....if true.
Given how it seems most characters cross-promoted some other games, I think this means a major Crash announcement is coming for the Switch.
I'm not here to ask you to stop reporting rumors because you obviously won't, but I also don't have a personal problem with rumors in general, I can get why you'd post them here.
The thing I cannot get behind, though, is the fact that people have been asking for years to be able to not be spoiled by your incredible un-subtle headlines; is it so hard to comply and make your readers happier?
What if I didn't want to know this? It could've been a surprise but NOPE, you throw it on the front page so as soon as I open the site it's there, right in my face, whether I want it or not.
The thing is you'll find dozens of comments asking the same thing under each and every "rumor article", but you certainly seem to not care.
P.S.: this applies to all of NL, of course, not just you personally.
Who remembers that commercial where crash was outside of NOA shouting at them with a megaphone?
This is one fighter we actually want not like byleth
@Trajan Thatd be a great way to announce Crash if it does end up happening. Instead of throwing the guy in the mascot suit out they hand him the Smash envelope.
@mother_brain_85 True, so prepare for the big reveal of DLC Fighter 6 to be ...
Mirtmeep, some random sword-fighter from the soon-to-be-announced Fire Emblem 15.
@TheRealKyleHyde Here's some spiritual Reddit Gold sir
Omg yes I would love this to be true Crash has been one of my childhood games...
That modern Crash render is so gross looking, if it ends up being true I hope they use his classy PS1 look.
I just want a Hollow Knight rep. Anything else at this point is less exciting because even tho Crash is iconic to the playstation, Cloud is the better Sony rep considering that FF games are still relevant while Crash isn't as much. His remakes are doing good but no new games. Characters like Doom guy also seem so out of place and everything else suggested by folks is real bottom of the barrel stuff. The creme de la creme are already in Smash Brothers. I kind of wish Sakurai was working on a new mode instead of stuffing the roster as much.
Crash would be so lame as a character. All he does in games is spin and jump. We already got someone that does that in a different way. Forcing Sakurai to make up moves for him.
@StephanDLW Im no professional when it comes to game sales but isnt Banjo Kazooie very obscure in Japan too?
@graysoncharles im not blind. It’s all over the headline 😶
Haven't bought any of the DLC fighters so far but Crash might change that for me. Would love a Tekken character, Master Chief, Geralt and maybe Tails from the Sonic games. That's my dream list.
Just like they forced him to make up moves for Fox and Captain Falcon in the original. It was a disaster and the game sank into obscurity. Characters from different series fighting each other was always a silly idea anyway.
If Crash is the first fighter then I'll buy the entire pass
@thaimbomb looks to me like you haven't played a Crash game other than the first
@AstralSoul Such a shame. I wish Sony did more with those characters.
@StephanDLW banjo is unpopular in their home country. Your logic makes no sense
@kenyowa agreed geno is so overrated and hardly anyone I know who wants him has actually played mario rpg
@RupeeClock you don’t like leaks that you buddy but some people actually want to know or guess what character are coming up to see if they should save up or not
I also want an Mii Fighter costume of Crash that looks like the mascot from his old commercials.
"Crash, there's a guy in your teeth."
@PickledKong64 I'm a huge Geno fan. He's my top pick, but if he becomes a full-face Mii Gunner costume instead and a new song, sobeit.
Never played the original versions, but I fell in love with the N Sane Trilogy on the switch. He’s my most wanted character after Waluigi!
Crash is definitely not the next character. I don’t see him going at all. Sure his biggest games are on switch and they sold good but he is not in. If they were going for him he would have made the original fighter pass.
I still think Dante is probably going to have one of the slots.
Yeah why not. His moveset seems almost obvious.
Well at least he would fit well in my opinion. I actually know who he is for crying out loud. No idea who Byleth is. Still hoping for Shadow the hedgehog!
Please let this be true. I want to have every big mascot character in this game. We have Mario, Donkey Kong, Kirby, Mega Man, Pacman, Banjo-Kazooie and if this is true also pretty soon Crash Bandicoot. The nly ones who are missing would be Spyro and Rayman.
If this had been one of the first 5 I would've bought the fighters pass. Too bad.
@TheDragonDAFan yes but this doesn’t relate to spoilers at all. You can be spoiled for story beats, characters and locations in a game. You can’t be spoiled for the advertisement for a game. That’s absurd
Crash would be a perfect fit. I could see that happening for sure. Mayhaps this also paves the way for Spyro? That would be a pretty cool character to have as well. Spyro versus Riley? Or Spyro versus any Pokemon? Sounds pretty cool to me.
Guys, please don't spoil/leak on the front page of the site, just do it in the actual story once it has been clicked into. I know it gets you more clicks for the story, but I really would have wanted this to be a surprise. I know it's a rumour, etc - but still it is a bit annoying.
@StephanDLW Crash was huge in japan. i have no idea what you are talking about. Back in the day it was awarded gaming prize for selling over 500,000 units and that was a huge success. Japan loved crash and they still do now. So it would be a great addition
@BarefootBowser considering at one point crash was even more popular then mario and sonic and even though it lasted for a bit of time crash is huge regardless or not you like him. And the comparisons to sonic. while being inspired by sonic they are so different in terms of characters. i never liked sonic i felt like he tried to be like mario but hey each to their own
MonkeyBall - could use all the minigames for it's moveset and the different monkeys inside for skins.
Bomberman - upgraded from an assist
Those are my top 4 right now. I'd be more than happy with Dante and a Monster Hunter for the others though. Ideally though the other two would be more Nintendo characters like Dillon, Paper Mario, Mallo or a Sin & Punishment representative (to bring that franchise to attention more). But I would not be sad with all third party.
@StephanDLW maybe now but back then boy was he popular. when platforming mascots were an actual thing. but that should be left in the past. i know sonic was more popular here in the u.s then he was in japan
@StephanDLW Banjo Kazooie is not a Japan seller
This cannot be real. Simply because Both Crash (and spyro if any of your smash bros. Junkies want him in smash as well) are Sony IPs only so I am gonna call BS on this rumor. And NO, just because the N sane troligy is ported on the switch, it doesn't count. Same with the game boy ports where they crossover with spyro. So for anyone to say this character is gonna be in smash without showing evidence or proof to even back up these so call rumors are so full of it!
Someone guessed right....... So they are a leaker now
Wow round of applause
OH PLEASE let this be true!! I really want Crash Bandicoot!
@Chriswolf90 You get the award for the dumbest thing I've read today.
ANYONE could have guessed Byleth.
We ALL suspected Nintendo would sneak in a Three Houses character eventually, we just didn't expect it to be on the first Fighter Pass. (which were previously all 3rd party characters from historic/iconic game series that had yet to be represented in Smash)
Just like we're all pretty sure there's going to be a Sword/Shield Pokémon in Fighter Pass 2, but it would be surprising if they were the first character on the pass.
That being said, I certainly hope for Crash; he's arguably the most iconic mascot of a great era of gaming that so many gamers have fond memories of.
If only Vivendi/Activision had given him to great developers and kept up the quality of his games after Naughty Dog moved on, he would likely be nearly as popular as Mario today.
I have a suspicion that Sakurai/Nintendo closed out the first Fighter Pass with the obligatory Fire Emblem character in order to save the mind-blowing character for the first slot in Fighter Pass 2, to garner excitement for the pass, just like Joker in the previous pass.
The 3 characters I still WANT:
Crash Bandicoot (icon of an era)
Doomguy (the Doom series is the Super Mario Bros. of the FPS genre, too historically important to leave out of Smash)
Geno (personal favorite, requested for years, Sakurai wanted him in too)
I would be happy with any other characters for the other 3 slots but these are the ones I SPECIFICALLY still want in.
Everyone sign this
hmm, I am not sure.
i don't think Byleth was a lucky guess.
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