Thursday, October 07, 2021

Some Fans Think 'Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl' Dev Teased Goku DLC

A Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl developer suggests third-party characters could come to the game when asked about potential Goku DLC.

Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl is out now, giving players the chance to face off as a variety of characters from Nickelodeon TV shows in a Super Smash Bros.-style setting. And like Super Smash Bros., it seems Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl will be expanding its roster through DLC characters. There are plenty of Nickelodeon characters that could make the cut for Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl DLC, but it seems that non-Nickelodeon characters could also be on the table.

In an interview hosted by professional Super Smash Bros. Melee player Hungrybox, Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl developer Thaddeus Crews was asked if non-Nickelodeon characters could come to the game as DLC, with Goku from Dragon Ball Z given as a specific example. Crews responded by saying that third-party characters weren't something that the developers considered at all "initially," suggesting that this is something that is now a possibility. Ultimately, Crews declined to elaborate further on Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl DLC characters or future plans for the game.

Now, it's entirely possible that Crews was just referring to the possibility of third-party characters coming to Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl and wasn't meaning to tease anything about Goku specifically. In fact, that seems to be what he suggested in a followup post on the game's Discord without outright denying the possibility of Goku DLC, as seen in a separate screenshot. Regardless, it seems many fans would be excited to see Goku fight the likes of SpongeBob SquarePants and Nigel Thornberry.

Goku has been one of the most highly-requested DLC characters for Super Smash Bros. over the years, but Nintendo has made it clear that it wants its crossover fighting game to only feature video game characters. Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl doesn't have that restriction, and while Goku is not a Nickelodeon character, the anime series Dragon Ball Z Kai has aired on Nickelodeon's Nicktoons network in the past. There have been all kinds of crazy, unexpected guest characters in fighting games over the years, so it's certainly not outside the realm of possibility that Goku DLC comes to Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl, even if it's not being worked on at this time.

Of course, it's best for fans to keep their expectations in check. Again, it seems most likely that Crews was not meaning to tease Goku DLC at all, and was instead just referring to third-party characters coming to the Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl roster in a general sense.

It should also be mentioned that Goku wasn't featured in the Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl DLC leak that cropped up recently, which could be a good sign that he won't actually make it into the game. The potential Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl DLC characters that were leaked include Garfield, Shredder from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Jimmy Neutron and Cindy Vortex from The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, Plankton, Mr. Krabs and Squidward from SpongeBob SquarePants, Tommy Pickles from Rugrats, Vlad Plasmius from Danny Phantom, Prince Zuko from Avatar: The Last Airbender, and finally Rocko from Rocko's Modern Life. None of those characters have actually been confirmed for Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl either, though.

Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl is out now for PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X. To find out more about the game, click here.

Original source: Game Rant; Lead image: Shacknews.

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