Crash 4 developers ‘would love’ to see Crash Bandicoot join Smash Ultimate
Crash Bandicoot is one of the fan favorite characters to complete Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass Volume 2, and now the developers of Crash 4 have commented on that possibility.
Ever since third-party video game characters started appearing in Smash Back with Sonic and Solid Snake, fans have wondered if they would ever get the chance to see Crash do battle with the game’s other greats.
Now, after years of speculation and fan demand, with the last Smash game’s tagline being “everyone’s here,” it looks like it’s time for Crash to finally join the roster.
In an interview with Nintendo Life, Toys for Bob Creative producer Lou Studdert was asked about Crash 4, the game ported to Switch and the possibility of Crash making an appearance in Smash.
“We all dream of this day, don’t we ?! Studdert replied. “If I had an influence, I would surely like to see that too.”
It’s not surprising to see developers wanting their characters to appear in Smash. As Dexerto covered, many developers across all kinds of game genres have wanted to see their characters appear in Nintendo’s flagship fighter. This includes Overwatch, Doom, Devil May Cry, Hades, Ninja Gaiden, and even Halo to name a few.
In fact, the only developer who seemed against the idea was Yakuza creator Toshihiro Nagoshi who was opposed to seeing Kazuma Kiryu join a fighting game like Smash or Tekken.
Unfortunately, Studdert’s comments don’t really change Crash’s position as the developer added that seeing the Bandicoot join Smash Ultimate was “something that wasn’t up to me!”
It’s possible that Studdert really knows if Crash will be a DLC and is just playing a shy role, but it’s also entirely possible that he really doesn’t.
Of course, the best case for Crash right now is a leaked document detailing a “five-year plan” for the character that included his addition to Smash in 2021.
As E3 approaches, this might be the best time for Activision’s character to finally be revealed. It’s unclear if the two remaining DLC fighters will be featured there, but Nintendo has made a double reveal at the event in the past.
We’ll have to wait and see what the future holds, but it won’t be too long. E3 is just a month away and kicks off on June 12, 2021.