There have been many suggestions as to who should join the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate party—including a few made by us. However, one that consistently comes up from fans is “Doomguy,” the protagonist from Id Software’s Doom games. It’s apparently not just the fans either, as the developers have recently gone on record to say they wouldn’t mind seeing him show up as well.
Marty Stratton, the studio’s executive producer, recently spoke to Metro about all things Doom Eternal. But then the subject of Smash and Doomguy came up, and he admitted that suggestions were made. “We’ve asked them,” he said, referring to “them” as Nintendo.
“We’ve had… I don’t even know who talked to who, but we’ve bantered with them,” Stratton said. “We have a great relationship with them through bringing Doom 2016 to Switch and that kind of stuff. So we have great people over there but it’s one of those things where it’s like, ‘Wouldn’t it be cool?’ But it’s never gone anywhere serious, so we’ll see.”
One particular barrier might be the carnage that comes from the Doom games, as that wouldn’t exactly be a complete fit for the Teen-rated Smash games. The character himself would be an interesting combatant, and a demon would make for a fun (if somewhat chaotic) Final smash, even if it doesn’t end up getting destroyed.
We’ll have to wait and see what game director Masahiro Sakurai and his team have in mind for the game’s second season, which should kick off later this year. “We’re open-minded if they wanna ask,” Stratton said.