Nintendo revealed a few days ago the identity of the last character to join the Super Smash Bros. roster. Ultimate. At the same time, the Kyoto firm has reduced to nothing the hopes of the players who demanded the presence of Goku in the game. The hero of Dragon Ball will therefore not be able to face Mario. However, it is not completely excluded that he will soon compete against SpongeBob SquarePants.
UThe developer of Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl suggests that it is not excluded that Goku will join the roster of the game. YouTube channel Hungrybox recently spoke with Thaddeus Crews, character designer and game programmer. Among the topics discussed during this conversation was that of additional characters.
When asked if there was a possibility of Goku joining the game’s roster, the developer responded in a relatively unexpected way:
I’m ready to play around with this question a bit because this topic is a sticker in our Discord. This is an interesting question because it is not something that we initially considered. Or something that we thought was even potentially on the table. At all. But… As for the DLC or any plans to come… (Thaddeus Crews makes the gesture of the zipper on the mouth.)
The video shows that the programmer is clearly thinking about how to phrase his answer. He doesn’t want to say too much or get into trouble. If he does not confirm anything, his response clearly shows that Goku’s case was addressed internally.
Goku in Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl, a heresy?
At first glance, Goku has absolutely nothing to do in a game like Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl. Dragon Ball is not a Nickelodeon license. The game can however open up to guest characters like the Super Smash Bros. series. the fact. Additionally, Dragon Ball Z Kai aired in the United States on Nicktoons, a Nickelodeon channel. The link can therefore be made in this way.
Even if the game’s studios and publishers are keen to add Goku to the game, there is no guarantee that they will manage to do so. For example, they have to come to an agreement with Shueisha. And pay the sum necessary to obtain the rights of use of the famous manga / anime hero. Right now, the only Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl DLC characters announced are from the Nickelodeon series.
To conclude, remember that Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl is a crossover fighting game between characters from licenses such as SpongeBob SquarePants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, La Famille Delajungle, Rugrats or Michat-Michien. The digital version of the game has been available on PS5, Xbox Series X | S, PS4, Xbox One, Switch and PC since October 5. The physical version will be released on all of these platforms, except PC, on November 9th.
What do you say about these statements from the developer? Do you think Goku could end up in Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl? If it was added to the game, would it make you want to play it? Give us your opinion in the comments below.