Recently, Metro published an extensive interview with Doom Eternal‘s director Marty Stratton where they asked him numerous questions about the upcoming title, including whether or not the Doom Slayer could eventually come to Super Smash Bros.
According to Stratton, there have apparently been a few back and forth discussions about the possibility of including the Doom Slayer in Smash, but it has “never gone anywhere serious”. That said, the team is quite open to the idea, especially if Nintendo is the one asking.
You can check out exactly what Stratton had to say about the matter below, or read the full Metro article here.
What about the rumours of Doom Slayer being in Smash Bros.? [This was a couple of days before the Byleth announcement] Do you think it could ever happen?
MS: I don’t know. We’ve asked them.
You asked them?
Well, that’s how Solid Snake got in it. Would they discount it just because of the gore and violence though?
MS: I dunno. You would honestly have to ask them. We’ve never been approached and said, ‘Hey can Doomguy be in Smash Bros.?’ But we’re open-minded if they wanna ask. But we hear it all the time [from fans]. Who would say no? [laughs]
But you did ask them?
MS: We’ve had… I don’t even know who talked to who, but we’ve bantered with them. 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.
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