Meat Boy as a Smash Bros. DLC Character Would be "Pretty Amazing"

"Make it happen," developer Team Meat says.

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Super Meat Boy developer Team Meat is calling on fans of the uber-difficult platforming game to write in Meat Boy as the character they'd like to see added to Super Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS through the new fan voting portal opened just last week. Meat Boy, of course, is the slimy slab of meat that's the playable character in Super Meat Boy and the upcoming Super Meat Boy Forever.

That image of Meat Boy in Smash Bros. comes from Mike Cardona on Twitter.

Nintendo's Smash Bros. character voting site opened last week and closes in October 2015. Recently, Xbox boss Phil Spencer said it would be "cool" if Banjo the bear from the Banjo-Kazooie series were added as a DLC fighter. Nintendo hasn't said how it will go about choosing which characters, or characters, will be chosen to come to the game or when players can expect those fighters to be available.

Though future fighters from the Smash Bros. voting site are likely many months away from coming to the game, one new DLC character--Mewtwo--will be available later this month. Beyond that, Nintendo will release another new fighter--Lucas--in June, though pricing has not yet been announced.

Which video game character would you like to see added to Super Smash Bros. as DLC? Let us know in the comments below, and be sure to submit your vote at Nintendo's website here.

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Vitaminbob

would be cool to have him in the game. but i find that people would vote for others.

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lorider25

Little Nemo

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PLUG313

my personal wish list:

BAYONETTA

SHOVEL KNIGHT

RUSTY (SteamWorld Dig)

CHRIS/JILL (Resident Evil Revelations)

and most definitely NOT Meat Boy, maybe if his game had come out on any Nintendo platform at all I'd consider it...

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Xristophoros

this just crossed my mind... they should put the tr0llface meme in smash bros. considering meme run was released on the wii u e shop, it wouldn't be completely out of left field. i will purchase a wii u console if they consider this :D

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soul_cube

If I want to see a new fighter it will be:

1. Knuckles the Echidna

2. Rayman

3. Shantae

4. Shovel Knight

5. Zero (Megaman Zero)

6. Captain Rainbow

7. Wonder Red (Wonderful 101)

8. Black Shadow (F-Zero)

9. Hitmolee or Hitmochan (Pokemon)

10. Brock Lesnar (WWE) cause of Suplex City!!! lol just kidding

Real 10. Crash Bandicoot (Sorry, but nintendo needs to revive this character like they did with Megaman)


Hopefully one of this characters makes it to the roster, except for Lesnar hahaha, but people who vote for anime character like goku, naruto, etc. cmon, don't get me wrong i love this animes, but Nintendo isn't going to put characters that don't look like the right fit for this game. If you want to use those characters just buy Jump Ultimate Stars.


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Xristophoros

<< LINK REMOVED >> shovel knight is a great choice.

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Mister_F15

Look at us. First, we reasonably reject Meat Boy, and then, we start spamming our own most wanted characters again. (I'm also talking about myself)

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Mister_F15

Oh yeah, vote K. Rool, everyone!

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so_hai

This would be better for Team Meat than it would be for Nintendo.

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arcanitejedi

Crash, nights, shovel knight, Conker, Earthworm jim, Rayman, Ristar, Shinobi, Gex, Bomber man, Jax and dexter.

I love meatboy but any of the mentioned characters deserve to be in SSB more than him and most of these guys actually appeared in a Nintendo platform.

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mr_nee

I voted for Nathan Drake, don't care if it's wrong console

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leeko_link

A character which hardly appeared on a Nintendo platform or had any game at all for a Nintendo platform wants to get into Super Smash Bros. Like c'mon, if you want this slab of red meat in a Smash Bros. game, release Super Meat Boy for 3DS and Wii U and if you're lucky enough maybe in five to ten years you'll get your wish. At this point Shovel Knight, Ittle Dew, Professor Layton, Bayonetta, Bomberman, Simon Belmont, and Shantae are much better choice. Heck I would even go for Crash and Spyro, Banjo and Conker, Chris and Leon, Klonoa, Gex, Amaterasu, Sparkster, Goemon, Earthworm Jim, Ristar, Vectorman, the farm kid from Harvest Moon, Viewtiful Joe, Cid, Geno, or even Rayman as well.

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Aelfredus

Meat Boy on Smash Bros? Seriously?

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Poodger

Banjo is a much better choice, and actually makes sense. Meat Boy is a very odd choice, but in a bad way. Doesn't belong in the game.

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Sepewrath

Meh, definitely characters I would much rather see.

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Jinzo_111887

<< LINK REMOVED >> I'd rather have characters from cartoons that either showed during the week days or week ends over Meat Boy.

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ArabrockermanX

If Nintendo would consider dropping the price to $2 per fighter then I'd want a ton of new fighters but as of now I only want a certain few.

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Hagan

K. Rool is the only answer

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Mister_F15

Yes, he is. I already voted for him.

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Stealth____

NINTENDO ALL STARS. Sakurai is going to pick Nintendo newcomers. This is so stupid

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Rovelius

I want Shovel Knight...

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zeldafan195

Maybe they could actually put their games on a Nintendo console before asking for their character to be in a Nintendo game.

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Roler42

<< LINK REMOVED >> Binding of Isaac Rebirth is coming to the Wii U

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zeldafan195

Super Meat Boy never made their console though. A smash character should at least be featured on Nintendo consoles. Personally I think they should be a well established 3rd party character on Nintendo consoles like Sonic. Ones like Snake don't feel like they belong with a Nintendo cast. Snake feels like he belongs in PS All Stars.

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Jinzo_111887

<< LINK REMOVED >> Wasn't there a number of Metal Gear games on Nintendo's systems?

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leeko_link

<< LINK REMOVED >> There was but most were just ports, remakes, and spinoff. Metal Gear on NES was a sloppy port of the MSX version. Snake's Revenge on NES wasn't canon to the original at all, Twin Snakes on GameCube was a remake of the original Metal Gear Solid which appeared for PS1, the Metal Gear Solid game for Game Boy Color was actually a localization of Ghost Babel, a spin-off of the classic Metal Gear games and MGS3 Snake Eater for PS2 was also ported to 3DS. Of all of them, only the NES games were terrible, the rest were decent, at Twin Snakes is better than the original MGS.

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ArabrockermanX

<< LINK REMOVED >> I want Snake back >.>

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Sepewrath

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Why would Nintendo advertise a character that is only appearing in games skipping their hardware? I'm pretty sure you can forget that.

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Jinzo_111887

<< LINK REMOVED >> Metal Gear has been on a number of Nintendo's systems.

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Sepewrath

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Well to be accurate, every Metal Gear game that has appeared on a Nintendo platform has been a port/remake years after the original release. A new Metal Gear game has never been released on a Nintendo platform. And I was specifically making reference to Phantom Pain and Ground Zeroes which are being released on everything under the sun, including last gen consoles and skipping Nintendo's. So they have no reason to advertise Konami's character for them, if I were in their shoes, I damn sure wouldn't.

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Jinzo_111887

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Good point. Why reward someone for betraying you?

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Mraou

Surprised Eddie didn't reference this 2013 snippet: Edmund McMillen "I want Meat Boy to be in Smash Bros. That would be the one reason I'd really want to develop for a Nintendo console."

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misternathan

Crono. CRONO. I mean come on, people.


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Barighm

<< LINK REMOVED >> That would rock, but there are too many other characters from other franchises that have appeared more often and need that representation. FF classes like Paladin and Black Mage should appear (not specific characters) and Castlevania should show up too.

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Metallinatus

As I said before, EVERYBODY is wanting their characters to be in the game now just to generate a Hell lot of more awareness for the character.... -_-

Stick with first party characters, people.... (specially with Lyn).

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ArabrockermanX

<< LINK REMOVED >> I voted for a first party character because I seriously doubt Nintendo is going to pay a royalty on DLC characters...

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Jinzo_111887

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> I voted for Krystal. Staff user adds more variety to the game. I actually found the combo where you spin the staff to hit enemies over the head repeatedly in Star Fox Adventures to be entertaining.

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Mister_F15

I voted for King K. Rool, because the various boss fights against him make for lots of opportunities for a cool moveset.

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Shouoken4Peace

I'm still wrapping my head around Nintendo deciding to have a character write-in ballot rather than offering a list of characters they could actually put in the game and then having people vote for them. It is as though they want people to flirt with impossibilities while they get a little extra buzz from an already great product.

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catsimboy

Hey please put our character in your game despite the fact we cancelled the Wiiware version so this character has absolutely no ties to Nintendo whatsoever. Actually if you look it up in a 2013 interview with Eurogamer it sounds like they would've finished the port if Nintendo promised to put Meat Boy in Smash. McMillen: "I want Meat Boy to be in Smash Bros. That would be the one reason I'd really want to develop for a Nintendo console." Sorry "Team Meat" maybe you should've finished the port if you wanted him in so bad.

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Jinzo_111887

<< LINK REMOVED >> Here's what I think would be a funny reply from Nintendo:

We thought about it, but then we found about Mirage the Evil Incarnate. We're wanting to work out a deal with Disney for a number of their characters to appear in the game including Aladdin, Jasmine, Jafar, and the evil feline sorceress. Sorry. Team Meat, we don't have the resources for those characters and Meat Boy. Besides, Disney's released a lot more games on our systems over the years than you have.

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weskeni20

Can we please have Snake back???

S nake? SNAKEEE? SNAKEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

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leeko_link

<< LINK REMOVED >> Snake was awesome and I honor Kojima for he was the reason third party character even has a chance to appeared in Super Smash Bros. Hopefully he return as future DLC someday.

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Jinzo_111887

<< LINK REMOVED >> Snake ran into Gastly, who used hypnosis to scare him away with a giant mongoose.

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Metallinatus

<< LINK REMOVED >> No, it must be Ellie from The Last Of Us....

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catsimboy

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> You're crazy, it's gotta be Wally the Fenway Park mascot! He has just as much to do with Nintendo as Meat Boy does.

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Mister_F15

No, Sackboy from Little Big Planet, because he's totally not PlayStation's msscot.