Three days ago, Nintendo announced plans to open character suggestions for Super Smash Bros. DLC to the public with the official “Fighter Ballot.” Naturally, characters owned by Nintendo have the highest chance of making it into the game, as they wouldn’t require Nintendo to negotiate any external licensing agreements with other companies—but a recent post by the official Super Smash Bros. Facebook page led some people to believe that third-party characters aren’t eligible for DLC at all.
It turns out those inferences were false. A Nintendo of America representative received an email from a fan and replied with the following, according to My Nintendo News.
“I can certainly understand your interest in if third-party characters are eligible for the Smash Bros. Fighter Ballot. I want to assure you that you are able to submit any video-game character for this ballot. While we are unable to guarantee your suggested character will become a Super Smash Bros. Fighter, rest assured, we do take all feedback into consideration.” —
Representative for Nintendo of America
Fans of Rayman, Snake, Banjo-Kazooie, Shovel Knight, or any host of other characters can rest easy.