A Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fan from New Zealand actually got a response from Nintendo about getting Rayman added as a DLC fighter by sending an actual letter to the company’s US headquarters.
It’s rare to see Nintendo ever interact with fans on social media, especially when those fans ask for warriors for Smash Bros. It turns out, though, that the trick to getting your voice heard can come down to dropping twitter and slipping into Nintendo DMs the old-fashioned way.
As far back as December 2020, Twitter user CallMeKorora sent photos of the physical letter she sent to Nintendo.
Basically, the letter went into detail about why Ubisoft̵
Had to write a letter for homework, take a wild guess what I was doing about it! pic.twitter.com/NIjZ13v78i
– Korora! 🐧 🐧 / ♣ 🐧🏝 / 🆖 (@CallMeKorora) December 21, 2020
She also made some good points about how Rayman could work as a fighter and how fans of his game are “extremely passionate.”
A few months later, Nintendo reacted a lot to her surprise with a letter of its own and addressed its proposal.
In your letter, you mentioned that you would like to see Rayman added to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. We have some of the most devoted, enthusiastic fans of any game developer, ”Nintendo said. “I’m more than happy to send your suggestion for the game to other departments here at Nintendo so they can see your suggestion too!”
THEY ANSWER TODAY! pic.twitter.com/ht4X6EnMOa
– Korora! 🐧 🐧 / ♣ 🐧🏝 / 🆖 (@CallMeKorora) March 31, 2021
The response went on to indicate how the letter motivates the company to continue to release high quality games and produce better products. They also sent CallMeKorora a couple of Nintendo-themed bookmarks featuring Samus and Peach.
Unfortunately, the letter did not really elaborate on seeing Rayman included in Smash Ultimate. With only two DLC slots in Fighters Pass Volume 2, it’s unclear whether the Ubisoft hero evolves from a Spirit to a full character.
That said, Ubisoft itself seems to want Rayman added to the game. Back in 2020, after Byleth completed the first Fighters Pass, they used their Ubisoft Club app to hint a bit about the character’s possible inclusion in the second.
Although Rayman does not make it to Ultimate, of course, there is always a chance that he cuts every time the next Smash game is released. We just have to see what the future brings and whether CallMeKorora can get its wish.