Well that happened….Steve from the world’s best-selling game, Minecraft has joined Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Naturally, Swedish studio, Mojang released a statement on the inclusion.
Mojang AB is now part of the many 3rd party company credits for Smash along with SNK, Mircrosoft, Square-Enix, Atlus, and many more. Per Landin of Mojang released this statement on the Minecraft website news blog:
“Is this really happening? Do your eyes play tricks on you? After pinching myself about 74 times, I can safely confirm that it hurt. This is neither a dream, nor an extremely belated April Fools’ joke – Minecraft will be joining the cast of the critically acclaimed Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for the Nintendo Switch. In an upcoming Challenger Pack, Alex and Steve – along with other fellow mobs such as the Enderman and the zombie – will duke it out in a blocky brawl with Mario, Kirby, and many other characters from the game worlds you know and love.
As most of us here at Mojang Studios are busy screaming our lungs out in pure joy, our Chief Creative Officer, Jens ‘Jeb’ Bergensten offered a few words on this surreal, yet magical milestone. ‘Bringing Minecraft to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the result of an amazing collaboration with Nintendo” said Jeb. “As fans of the series and avid players at our studios, we couldn’t be more excited to see Minecraft join Smash’s already legendary lineup of characters.'”
Steve marks the second Microsoft fighter to be in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as Mojang and Minecraft are owned by Microsoft. Of course, the Microsoft-owned Banjo-Kazooie joined Smash last year.
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Dave’s first Nintendo platform was the GameCube when he was age 7; however, he was introduced to Nintendo through Duck Hunt on NES.