It looks like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's upcoming DLC characters will be delayed. That said, whenever the first character in the second wave of DLC fighters comes to the Nintendo Switch, it probably won't be Tracer from Overwatch. In fact, it looks the poster girl for the team-based hero-shooter isn't coming to the game at all, or at least that's what recent statements from the game's creative director Masahiro Sakurai have left some thinking. In a new Famitsu column, Sakurai revealed that he hasn't been playing much Overwatch.
As you may know, Sakurai usually plays the games from which he's drawing characters from in order to better understand the character and how to put them into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. In other words, if he's not currently playing any Overwatch, this seems to confirm that -- at the very least -- Tracer is not the game's next DLC fighter.
Interestingly, in addition to many new and classic games, Sakurai has apparently been playing lots of Apex Legends, which he's been enjoying. Naturally, some Super Smash Bros. fans now think this means there's a chance an Apex Legends character could be coming to the game in the future.
There is also an interview between Sakurai and Yamamoto Saho (she is a Manga artist).
Sakurai reads manga before he goes to sleep.
Sakurai enjoys playing APEX Legends. Is playing a lot of new and classic games in general.
He hasn't played that much Overwatch online.— PushDustIn (@PushDustIn) March 19, 2020
Of course, all of this speculation should be taken with a grain of salt, because that's all it is. However, it is speculation that has been making the rounds within the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate community lately, which is hungry for more DLC information.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is available on the Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo Switch only. For more news, media, rumors, and leaks on the best-selling and critically-acclaimed platform fighter, be sure to take a second and peruse all of our past and recent coverage of game by clicking right here. Meanwhile, as always, feel free to drop a comment or two with your thoughts or, alternatively, hit me up on Twitter @Tyler_Fischer_ and let me know over there. What character do you want to see added to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate next?
Did you know ComicBook.com has a Pokemon podcast? That's right folks, A Wild Podcast Has Appeared is available every Thursday bringing you the best breakdowns of the week's biggest news from Jim Viscardi, Megan Peters & Christian Hoffer. Catch the newest episode right here or subscribe on iTunes today!
Disclosure: ComicBook is owned by CBS Interactive, a division of ViacomCBS.