4/16/2015

Smash Bros Rumor: Roy and Ryu as Future DLC?

So, the new patch for Smash Bros went live yesterday, to allow us to use DLC. Some people have found out how to datamine the 3DS version, and went through the files after the patch. There were some new music files added, but four in particular stood out: Victory themes for Lucas (who was confirmed to be DLC back in the Nintendo Direct), Roy from Fire Emblem, and Ryu from Street Fighter, as well as a stage them for Ryu, which is clearly his theme song from Street Fighter II.

Now, these songs are all recycled from previous games (Lucas's and Roy's from Brawl and Wii U/3DS, and both of Ryu's from Street Fighter II), meaning they could be placeholders until official remixes are made. However, some have speculated that these files could have been planted in anticipation of datamining, in hopes of seeing the internet's collective reaction, since it's a tactic that has been used by other gaming companies.

Personally, I wouldn't mind seeing Roy return if he's made more unique, and Ryu would definitely be a welcome addition to any fighting game. Just don't go asking Kyle Hebert (Ryu's voice actor) on his Twitter about this, because even if he has been called in for Smash, there's non-disclosure agreements in place to prevent him from saying anything too soon.

Anyway, that's my thoughts on that. Time to abandon the blog until I feel like posting again.

HBM, signing out.

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