Hideki Kamiya of PlatinumGames, famed Japanese director behind games like Devil May Cry, Okami, and Bayonetta, has already gotten a bit of Smash Bros. representation from the Umbran witch. She was introduced as DLC in the last Super Smash Bros. game and is part of the base roster in Ultimate, but Kamiya was seemingly looking for more.
The tweet, which has now been deleted after harassment, had Kamiya asking which of his characters fans would most like to see in Smash. The options were Dante from Devil May Cry, Amaterasu from Okami, Wonder Red from Wonderful 101, and Viewtiful Joe. Kamiya took the poll down after a few hours after some racist responses to the tweet.
While the DLC for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has already been decided, Kamiya might be lobbying for placement in a second character pass or perhaps the DLC choice is an action game character from Capcom they haven’t quite nailed down yet with Wonder Red as an added possibility. Kamiya could also have just been polling for his own amusement.
My choice for character would have been an option not listed: Leon Kennedy, who first appeared in the Kamiya-directed Resident Evil 2. He’s also on our list of dream DLC announcements for Smash Bros. Ultimate. My second choice would be Wonder Red, as all the other options have already been in crossover fighting games.
What about you?