Goku Voice Actor Answers ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Rumor
Dragon Ball‘s mightiest fighter Goku (don’t tell Vegeta) has been actively scratching a crossover itch as of late, with official collaborations materializing between the likes of Shonen Jump characters and footwear company Adidas. With this year’s unveiling of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, fans have seen fit to add the brawling Nintendo franchise to that growing list, a clamoring dub distributer Funimation has only further fueled.
With all that said, er, written, the campaign to add a certain Saiyan challenger has never beared substantial fruit, with little to suggest it could actually come to pass. With the debut of new Ultimate showcase, rumors have yet again proposed Goku’s instant transmission into the Super Smash Bros. roster. However, the character’s English voice actor Sean Schemmel was quick to deny knowledge of such plans on Twitter, also expressing his “perplexed” demeanor regarding the potential role.
I have not recorded nor have I been approached by anyone from Nintendo or otherwise to record for this game. I am equally perplexed.
— Sean Schemmel (@SeanSchemmel) August 9, 2018
A decided shutdown of Goku rumors is likely not pleasing for fans to learn, especially as the Dragon Ball fighter is widely considered a popular third-party addition. In terms of versatility, the character would seem to be a pretty ideal candidate for Smash, as he sports a considerable array of visually impressive attacks. While Schemmel confirms his lack of current involvement in the approaching title, there’s still every chance that could change sometime down the line. Until then, fans’ only hope might be to assemble the wish-granting Dragon Balls.
What do you think? Are you upset Super Smash Bros. hasn’t recognized the might of Son Goku, or do you feel the character is way too powerful to fairly hang with the rest of the roster? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more from the realm of fighting games, check out these next few news stories:
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