Yesterday Nintendo surprised fans of the insanely popular Super Smash Bros. Ultimate by revealing that the next series to cross over into the fighting game would be Steve, Alex, Zombie, and Enderman from the best-selling Minecraft series.
Not too many details about these new fighters were revealed, but Super Smash Bros. series creator Masahiro Sakurai reassured players that more information will be shared tomorrow, where fans expect to see more of these Minecraft characters in action, and probably get an official release date.
Minecraft fans had been wanting to see the series joining Super Smash Bros. for quite a long time, and it appears that it wasn't only them who had been waiting for this to happen, as new information reveals that Mojang and Nintendo had been talking about this crossover for a while.
This information actually comes from Mojang Co-founder and former Production Director for Minecraft Daniel Kaplan, as spotted by Kinda Funny Games co-host Imran Khan, who reveals that talks started at least five years ago, although he isn't sure when implementation actually started.
Kaplan left the company in August of 2017, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was not announced until August of 2018. With Minecraft being the best-selling game in the world and Super Smash Bros. being the biggest crossover video game series in history, it was only a matter of time until both series crossed over, and fans of both series are still head over heels after yesterday's announcement.
Masahiro Sakurai previously revealed that more information will be shared on Saturday the 3rd of October. at 7:30 AM PDT / 10:30 AM EDT, so fans will have to patiently wait until tomorrow to know more about Minecraft's Steve, Alex, Zombie, and Enderman.
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