Travis Touchdown will soon be added to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, though not in the way many players would’ve hoped for. The character from the No More Heroes games will join the Smash Bros. franchise as a fighter via a Mii Costume for the Mii Swordfighter. He’ll be sporting his signature style including the aviators, perfectly in-place hair, and the rest of his ensemble, but the fact that he’s just a Mii costume doesn’t bode well for the possibility of him becoming a full-fledged DLC fighter.
The Travis DLC was revealed towards the end of the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate presentation that was centered around the Minecraft content coming to the game soon. Travis will be joined by Gil from The Tower of Druaga, Bomberman from the fan-favorite classic, and three more Minecraft outfits as Mii Fighter costumes on October 13th. You can see him and the others in action in the trailer below.
After the announcement, No More Heroes series creator Goicha Suda who’s better known as Suda51 online relayed the news on social media. Not long afterwards, he retweeted a tweet from IGN’s Brian Altano that said Travis “deserved better than a Mii Fighter costume.” Suda attached only a “thumbs up” emoji to the quoted tweet which indicated he probably has more to say about the announcement.
Perhaps he’ll say more about it later, but regardless of when or if that’ll happen, fans of Super Smash Bros. and No More Heroes have been voicing their opinions in his place. While Travis technically being in Smash is good news, many have agreed they would’ve rather seen him be added as a standalone fighter. Having a character added to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a Spirit, Trophy, or something like a Mii Fighter is often seen as a disqualifier for their DLC fighter possibilities, so things aren’t looking good for Travis if you’re one of the ones wishing he was a fully realized fighter.
The responses to the announcement came quickly, and you can see several of the different reactions below to get a feel for what people think of the news. You’ll be able to pick up Travis and the other Mii Fighter costumes on October 13th for $0.75 each along with the Minecraft DLC that adds Steve, Alex, and more. The Minecraft content will be a standalone purchase and will be available automatically for those who purchased the Fighters Pass Vol. 2.
Travis Fans Everywhere
Travis Touchdown fans rn, myself included pic.twitter.com/W4a6KkN3WM— 🎃IntroSpooktive🎃 (@IntroSpecktive) October 3, 2020
Holding Back the Tears
Me buying the Travis mii costume day 1 pic.twitter.com/LHZO8iVBlT— 🌟Ravanne Roo of th old Toad🌟 (@TheFamiIyGuy) October 3, 2020
travis touchdown being told he can only come to smash as a mii costume pic.twitter.com/tiZODprmol— Luke, But Spooky 💀 (@BraveheartZXR) October 3, 2020
Learning to Live With It
travis fans picking that mii costume knowing they gotta live w that shit now pic.twitter.com/OzF0CXW6si— cj (@cjafterdark) October 3, 2020
Making Sure It's the Right Travis
me searching through the rip Travis tweets to make sure its not travis scott 🌵 pic.twitter.com/590vsSi16J— déjà voltti (@jayvoltti) October 3, 2020
Travis Gets the News
Travis touchdown on his way to Sakurai’s house after being a Mii costume pic.twitter.com/qqJF20tQPy— Jaboc (@Jabokchoy) October 3, 2020
Don't let anyone say Travis Touchdown wouldn't have been good Smash material. You don't trend being a nobody pic.twitter.com/NVWqQuYCQA— Bring Peanut Butter (@Dreamboum) October 3, 2020
When the Deconfirm Hits
me and everyone after travis mii costume deconfirmed travis pic.twitter.com/9l5iuraHsK— KazuniArts (Comms Closed! 0/3) (@kazuniarts) October 3, 2020
F for Travis
Can we get an F in the comments for Travis Touchdown's chances of being a DLC character in Smash Ultimate? RIP Travis 4 Smash, you lived for a long time, but I guess you'll have a second chance, another day. pic.twitter.com/Xf81Vunsr3— Plush Andru #Sora4Smash (@PlushAndru) October 3, 2020
Maybe There's Hope?
I don't mean to create false hope but, man, throwing Travis Touchdown in as a costume, making everything think he's deconfirmed, only to troll us and make him a playable fighter anyway later on would be such a Suda51 thing to do.
Just speculation! pic.twitter.com/AyxeFm35Rw— AntDude (@antdude92) October 3, 2020