Marvel VP says he can imagine Hawkeye 'standing next to Link' in Super Smash Bros.


With Marvel and Nintendo teaming up for Ultimate Alliance 3, it isn't off the table

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order, a game that uses the Marvel license and is developed by Koei Tecmo, is being published by Nintendo. Marvel has also been keen to inject their IP into gaming cameos like The Avengers and Thanos in Fortnite. So is a Marvel character appearing in a Super Smash Bros. iteration completely out of the conversation? Probably not. Marvel Games VP Bill Roseman doesn't think it's out of line either.

Speaking to Game Informer (the conversation begins around 1:45:08), he notes that he can imagine a world where Hawkeye is "standing next to Link, both shooting some arrows." He says that he's not the person that makes those decisions, but muses on it anyway, stating that there are some projects Marvel Games is "dying" to work with, and that it's a two-way street (some reach out to Marvel, and Marvel reaches out in turn).

It's not a confirmation or even a tease, but it's yet another display of interest in a vast sea of it. Nintendo is getting back on its feet again following its fumble with the Wii U, and everyone wants a piece (remember when Blizzard said they wouldn't mind seeing Diablo in Smash?). Ultimate Alliance 3 as a Switch exclusive is pretty huge, especially when it's directly following up the massive box-office force that is Avengers: Endgame.

There's potential here for a continued partnership, Smash or not.

GI Show [YouTube via Nintendo Life]

You are logged out. Login | Sign up



Chris Carter
Chris CarterReviews Director, Co-EIC   gamer profile

Chris has been enjoying Destructoid avidly since 2008. He finally decided to take the next step, make an account, and start blogging in January of 2009. Now, he's staff! ------------------- T... more + disclosures



Also on Destructoid: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate   (84)   From our database:

  • The Smash Bros. 'Everyone is Here' mural artist says the idea came from Sakurai - Chris Carter
  • PSA: Today is the last day to redeem your Smash Ultimate Piranha Plant code - Chris Carter
  • Smash Ultimate is getting a Metroid event, and I'll take another retro-themed entry any day now, Nintendo - Chris Carter
  • Nintendo released Banjo Kazooie's new Smash Ultimate theme and it's DAHA-licious - Chris Carter
  • Nintendo is celebrating the Zelda: Link's Awakening remake in Smash Ultimate with new spirits - Chris Carter
  • Banjo and Kazooie are coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate! - Chris Carter
  • Dragon Quest is invading Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - Chris Carter
  • Sakurai says the next Smash Ultimate DLC fighter will be revealed at E3 - Chris Carter
  • 'Hoy there, small fry! Fishy friends are taking over Super Smash Bros. this weekend - Chris Carter
  • More related stories
    Filed under... #Fighting Games #Nintendo #Nintendo Switch #Super Smash Bros.



    You're not expected to always agree, but do please keep cool and never make it personal. Report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community team. Also, on the right side of a comment you can flag nasty comments anonymously (we ban users dishing bad karma). For everything else, contact us!