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Sakurai Explains Why Goku or Iron Man will Never be in Super Smash Bros.

Sorry Goku and Iron Man fans. You will not be seeing your favorite characters in Super Smash Bros.
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Super Smash Bros. has always been at the forefront of seeing characters from various franchises crossover to fight one another. The latest entry in the popular Nintendo fighting game series in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has the most extensive roster the franchise has ever seen with characters from a wide range of video games. However, many fans have been calling for the additions of Dragon Ball legend Goku and Marvel figure Iron Man to the game’s roster. This campaign by fans to see these two characters added to the world of Super Smash Bros. recently prompted a response from the series’ Director, Masahiro Sakurai. 

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While speaking at a Japanese Games Awards Show, Sakurai explained why characters like Goku or Iron Man would never be added as fighters to a Super Smash Bros. game. This explanation soon went viral on Twitter thanks to a translation from Smash Bros journalist PushDustIn. 

“Where is my believed Iron Man or where is my beloved Goku? However, basically (Smash) will only have content from video games in it.”

There is no denying that Goku and Iron Man have appeared in a wide array of video games throughout their history as characters. Unfortunately for players who were ere hoping to see these two make their way onto a Super Smash Bros. roster, Sakurai wants characters who are only known for being video game characters. 

Goku rose to popularity as the main character of the legendary Dragon Ball manga and anime series. Iron Man’s popularity has come from being one of the main stars of Marvel Comics. 

There is, however, always a possibility Sakurai could change his mind and allow characters like Goku and Iron Man in Super Smash Bros.

What are thoughts on Sakurai’s reasoning for not including characters like Goku and Iron man? Let us know your thoughts over on Twitter at @primagames!

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Nicholas Barth
Guides Writer Nicholas enjoys helping fellow members of the video game community learn more about their favorite games. First-person shooters and Battle Royale games are what you can usually find Nicholas playing when he isn't writing. We will congratulate you if you can find a bigger Call of Duty fan than Nicholas, who has been playing since he got Call of Duty 2 with his first Xbox 360. [email protected]