They are already the most represented third party in Smash, but there is no shortage of your favorite Sega franchise to choose from
With the advent of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC, I decided to launch this new series of articles, which analyzes every third company currently present with playable characters in Super Smash Bros.
We will take a look at what characters are currently in the game, how long they are in the series and what other interesting awards in particular companies.
Then it's time to take a look at what other franchises available may be suitable for Super Smash Bros. or simply match the criteria important for the history of games or specific genres.
There are currently five third-party companies that have playable representation in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and we will review them one by one.
After the Persona Joker has already been revealed as the first DLC character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, it may seem unlikely that Sega will get another character, but you never know what will happen in a rumble like Smash.
Let's go straight away and let's see what more Sega has to offer in the Super Smash Bros series.
Sega originally became part of the Super Smash Bros. family. in 2008 in the game Super Smash Bros. Brawl, when Sonic the Hedgehog joined the fight, which means that the epic console games from the 90s could finally be visualized thanks to the proper fight between Sonic and Mario.
They were more rooted in Smash's story when the final character of Super Smash Bros 4 was unveiled as Bayonetta, a character whose games are often published by Nintendo, although the character and franchise belong exclusively to Sega.
Even before entering the upcoming DLC for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, an interesting curiosity is that as the only returning third person from Brawl, Sonic received a new stage in Super Smash Bros. 4, and both of these franchise scenes are back in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
What's more, Sonic also got the second trophy from Assist Trophy from Knuckles the Echidna in this game by joining Shadow the Hedgehog, who was the Trophy Assist from Brawl.
With this and Bayonetta in the Umbra Clock Tower stage, it leaves Sega as the most represented third page in stages, and because we know that the Joker created by Atlos at Atlus (with Atlus owned by Sega) appears as DLC, their advantage goes to growing even more.
Another statistic to be noted is that Sega is the only third party that has the opportunity to add a new series to Smash in every game since they were included, from Sonic the Hedgehog in Brawl, Bayonetta in Smash 4 and Persona in Ultimate.
This can be a shock to many readers because it is quite possible that many of you have no idea what Puyo Puyo is, but the fact is that when it comes to sales, it is Sega's second largest franchise game after Sonic the Hedgehog.
He also has an exceptional distinction, being one of those really interesting things – representing the genre to which Smash Bros. He barely has any representation unless you count Doctor Mario, who's a little bit of a strech, since Mario is in a white coat.
See, Puyo Puyo is a competitive logic game that has remained popular in many iterations. The newest large version is the Puyo Puyo Tetris Switch version, where it passes through the more well-known Tetris series.
Puyo Puyo is huge in Japan and has been operating since 1991. Considering the great success of Sega as an arcade company in Japan, you can find it in many salons if you want a fierce battleship with a live opponent.
As for the characters, Puyo Puyo has a lot, and the most famous is Arle Nadja, a young girl with magical powers (pictured with brown hair on the above banner). Combining a story that is a character with elements of a puzzle Puyo Puyo can be quite an exciting move, and let's be honest … It would be very unexpected, as we expected.
This part is a bit stretched because of the arguments I raised about Devil May Cry in an earlier Capcom entry, namely that the Yakuza was never on Nintendo equipment.
This greatly affects her potential chances, but with a clear statement that they bring unexpected bonuses that you would not expect to find in Super Smash Bros. Reggie, it seems that all bets are out of the table and even on a franchise basis. so it can be open to speculation.
Over the past decade, the Yakuza series has been one of the longest-lasting intellectual property available for Sega, regularly receiving new games and having regular fans around the world who love games and always ask for more.
For me personally, a very realistic way in which he portrays the dingy underbelly of Japanese criminal life, mixed with complete absurdity in many aspects, makes it a very charming series, which is hard to forget.
We have heard so many shouts for Kazuma Kiryu, the main character of the franchise, to join the Tekken series. We have seen that it will not solve, or not yet, so it is the perfect moment to send the series straight to the total fight, which is Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
One thing is very clear in Super Smash Bros. – Virtua Fighter is very much appreciated. Not only did the series receive a few Mia costumes in Super Smash Bros. 4, but this time we got the main character Akira Yuki as an assisting trophy.
The big reason for this is probably the emphasis in Super Smash Bros. to focus on the history of games and to celebrate the story of the game, and Virtua Fighter was a game that introduced combat games to the 3D world, even though Tekken was overshadowed by popularity and sales. a long time ago.
Given the lucrative work relationship between Nintendo and Sega, as well as the obvious love for the series and what it means for the game as a whole, Virtua Fighter is not so crazy of choice for the debut of Super Smash Bros.
The biggest obstacle is of course the fact that currently it is not a very active series with the latest major version of the game from the series Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown, debuting in 2010.
As for the characters, it's hard to imagine anyone other than Akira Yuki, the main character of the series … Though, honestly, they could better keep it in their polygonal model if they were to turn it on, because unknown players might mistake it for Ryu.
It is difficult to determine exactly what criteria Nintendo or their partners take, assessing what to put in the DLC, but Nintendo certainly has no obligation to market other companies' games, so if their eyes are set to a specific franchise, they will probably be press it. Regardless of whether they are eyes specifically related to Virtua Fighter, it is a completely different matter.
In this series of articles from the Sega series, I had difficulty choosing between the three that you see in the text, and Hatsune Miku, a Vocaloid sensation that has kidnapped the world and is in fact a Sega character.
In the end, I decided to avoid Miku, because it is not seen as a game, per se, although it also appears in games, and that Sega seems quite reluctant to include it in other company crossovers, such as Sonic and Sega. All-Star Racing, which made me feel that they probably do not connect it as well with games as with their regular franchises.
Are there any other Sega franchises that you would like to see to become part of the Super Smash Bros. family? Do you disagree with any of my arguments? Please inform us in the comments.
Thank you for reading this story and I hope you enjoyed it. We are waiting for the four remaining parts of this series of articles to be published in the coming days.