Nintendo set the gaming world on fire when it announced the company would be taking suggestions on what game characters should be added to Super Smash Bros. as DLC.
From Metal Gear Solid's Solid Snake to Goku from Dragonball Z, fans used the opportunity to make their voices heard. But what about Ryu from Capcom's Street Fighter series?
It may not just be wishful thinking. One Reddit user seems to have uncovered evidence in the latest patch for Super Smash Bros. 3DS that points toward two previously unannounced fighters joining the game's roster, one of them Capcom's posterboy.
Reddit user shinyquagsire23 dove deep into the code of the latest Super Smash Bros. update to uncover the files. Patch 1.06 states it adjusts the game's balance as well as adds new functionality for purchasing DLC in the game.
But when shinyquagsire23 started uncrypting some of the files contained in the patch, they found files that were more than a little out of the ordinary. One file is the victory theme music for Lucas, which Nintendo announced earlier this month would be returning to Super Smash Bros. this summer as DLC. It's the other files that are truly surprising.
Reddit user shinyquagsire23 seems to have unearthed the "victory" screen music for Street Fighter's Ryu as well as the Fire Emblem character Roy. Another file includes stage music taken straight out of Street Fighter II, seeming to indicate a Street Fighter themed battleground.
Could all this be true? It's a possibility. Street Fighter II was one of the most popular fighting games on the Super Nintendo and saw multiple releases on the platform. We've already seen that companies, like Namco and Sega, are more than willing to let their iconic characters fight alongside Mario and Link, and Capcom is likely no different.
Roy was last seen in Super Smash Bros. Melee on the Gamecube. His return would be surprising only in that the new Super Smash Bros. already features four Fire Emblem characters. The addition of another seems like overkill, but it is still a possibility. You can check out all the unearthed music files in the video below.
As The Geek Critique points out in their video, none of the music files seem to be modified or remixed in any way. That may or may not mean anything of consequence. Fighters will often have their core themes or songs remixed for the game, but not always. The Sonic and Mega Man stages in Super Smash Bros. both include original tracks from their respective games.
The inclusion of the music for Lucas does seem to grant all of this an aura of plausibility. Until we hear something official from Nintendo, however, best take this rumor with a grain of salt.