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Why Incineroar Was Put Into Super Smash Bros Ultimate

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Who was the last roster pick for Super Smash Bros Ultimate? Why were they put in?

The main roster for the upcoming Super Smash Bros Ultimate has been revealed. While DLC characters are coming, they’ll arrive later. One of the final additions to the game turns out to have been Incineroar from the Pokemon Sun and Moon games. According to Masahrio Sakurai in his Famitsu series, he actually waited quite a while before adding in the Pokemon:

When planning began around December of 2015, I had resolved that I had to have all kinds of fighters in the game. Generally, though, I can’t really add a character from a game that hasn’t come out yet to the roster… So, I left one character frame open for Pokémon, and after Pokémon: Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon came out I took another look at it. That resulted in Incineroar being chosen. I wanted to try making a pro-wrestler type character at least once! Incineroar is voiced by the late Mr. Unshō Ishizuka – of Professor. Oak fame – who passed away back in August; he had recorded new lines just for this game. May he rest in peace.

Ultimate will arrive on Nintendo Switch on December 7th.