New details about Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo Switch should be revealed during Nintendo’s E3 showcase next week, but that hasn’t stopped roster rumors from popping up. According to a supposed leak, the Switch brawler could bring back a third-party character and feature an unlikely series.
Reddit user DasVergeben, who recently claimed that Metroid’s Ridley and Castlevania’s Simon Belmont would be in the upcoming game’s roster, has come forward again to suggest that not only will Metal Gear Solid’s Snake make a comeback, but Minecraft will also be incorporated into the next Super Smash Bros. in some form.
The reintroduction of Snake isn’t too farfetched considering he was a playable character in 2008’s Super Smash Bros. Brawl. DasVergeben also claimed in the Ridley rumor post that all third-party characters from the 3DS and Wii U version of Super Smash Bros. would return, which could mean Nintendo has looked into adding all third-party fighters from previous entries, which would include Snake.
The inclusion of Minecraft is the more questionable claim, though. DasVergeben recently posted on GameFAQs that the Microsoft-owned game would have a presence in the next Nintendo-themed brawler. However, they were unaware if it would be through a playable character or a “stage or an assist trophy.” Minecraft is already available for Switch, which means its not out of the question for Nintendo and Microsoft to work together again through Super Smash Bros., but the lack of detail from the leaker doesn’t help make the rumor seem plausible.
While all alleged leaks and rumors should be taken with a grain of salt, DasVergeben has a varied track record. While they have provided inaccurate leaks in the past, such as Devil May Cry 5 being a part of PlayStation Experience 2017 and Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite getting a slew of X-Men DLC fighters, a few of their leaks have turned out to be real. Not only did DasVergeben accurately leak that the Ninja Turtles would be added to Injustice 2, but they revealed Soul Caliber VI‘s existence before its official announcement. They even claimed a new fighter to the series, Groh, would be introduced in it, which turned out to be true.
Despite the user’s (sometimes) accurate leaks, only Nintendo can confirm which fighters will be a part of the next Super Smash Bros. As previously mentioned, we won’t have to wait too much longer to learn more, though, as the game will be featured at E3. Nintendo is even holding a live tournament during the event, which means we’ll get a much better look at the roster.