Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will get Steve as the 2nd DLC character. However, fans had already submitted a petition long ago to stop Nintendo.
Steve’s inclusion in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is ultimately rather controversial with mixed reactions among the fan. This is not the first time he was rumored in the game, but it goes all the way back to the Nintendo Wii U version of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
One of the fans made an online petition back when Super Smash Bros. 4 was coming to the Nintendo Wii U. The strong-worded petition gave several reasons why they didn’t want Steve to be added to Super Smash Bros.
To whom it may concern at Nintendo:
We, the undersigned, are loyal fans and patrons of your company and the Super Smash Bros. franchise. We are people of all different walks of life, with unique personalities and goals and aspirations.
However, Smash brings us as a diverse group together. And this is why we strongly protest the possibility of Steve from Minecraft being included in Super Smash Brothers for Wii U and 3DS (hereafter “Smash 4.”)
Smash fans all across the world were incredibly hyped when Nintendo of America’s senior manager of licensing and marketing, Damon Baker, revealed that a major announcement of some kind would be coming Monday, December 7, 2015. Speculation ran wild and the hope was that an announcement would be made regarding the date of the promised Smash Direct.
But those hopes and dreams were swiftly and suddenly dashed when it was revealed that Minecraft Wii U was the major announcement of the day. Many such fans, including myself, were incredibly salty about this bait and switch troll tactic. Instead of simply teasing Minecraft Wii U, Nintendo put out this incredibly vague bait during a tense time wherein a good portion of the fanbase is eagerly awaiting news of the Smash direct.
Please understand: we are not bashing Minecraft Wii U or calling for its removal. We simply wish to prevent the travesty of Steve joining Smash 4. Since Minecraft Wii U was announced, the prospects of Steve joining Smash have increased exponentially, and we wish to avert this cancer from ever occurring.
Now that Steve is announced for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, it is fun to look back at how the community was behaving over the prospect of Steve joining the game as a fighter.