It may well be over two years old at this point, but there are still three more fighters yet to be revealed for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. As you'll know if you've so much as glanced at the internet before, rumours and speculation surrounding certain potential characters are always doing the rounds, but one character that keeps popping up – perhaps out of fan desire more than anything – is Halo's Master Chief.
A few years ago, the idea of Master Chief joining a Nintendo game would have been laughed out of the conversation immediately, but with Nintendo and Microsoft's relationship getting ever stronger recently, and with Ultimate receiving a hugely diverse roster of characters from across the industry, it can no longer be written off.
Interestingly, it turns out that former Halo composer Martin O'Donnell would snap up the chance to work on music for the character should Nintendo want to work with him – Banjo-Kazooie composer Grant Kirkhope was drafted in to create new music for Smash Ultimate, so this definitely isn't out of the question.
Of course, we're all getting ahead of ourselves here – there's no way of knowing whether Master Chief will even be included in the game in the future – but here's what O'Donnell had to say on the matter in conversation with the Kiwi Talkz podcast:
"I'd love to be asked...
"That'd be great. I haven't been asked by Microsoft to do anything in the last decade or so, so I'd be surprised because Microsoft, of course, still owns the IP and they for some reason have not asked me to do anything so...
"But if Nintendo asked me that'd be great, I'd love to do that."
O'Donnell has previously stated that as a fan of the series, he'd also love to work on a Zelda game one day, so perhaps this could all be a match made in Heaven?
Would you like to see Master Chief in Smash? Do you think it'll happen, or do you think Nintendo will stick to its own characters going forward? Let us know in the comments below.