Terry unlikely to come to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate before Nov. 17

Terry Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 7-Eleven ad Nov. 17

Advertisements at 7-Eleven in Japan have become a bizarre way to know when a new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate character is coming. Basically, there is a specific ad placed in a certain section of Japanese 7-Eleven stores. When the Hero and Banjo-Kazooie respectively were about to release for Smash, these (then) upcoming characters received space in the 7-Eleven ad. Thus, if Terry Bogard were to appear in the newest ad, it would be a strong indication he is about to release for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate… but he has not appeared in the new ad. Following this logic, it is unlikely Terry will join the game before the next ad goes up, which is Nov. 17.

This runs far contrary to rumors that Terry would launch at the beginning of this month, rumors that I honestly thought were absurd and far-fetched. But on the other hand, we can’t treat an ad at a convenience store as irrefutable evidence of a release date either. Regardless, we know for sure Terry is coming this month, and we’ll certainly be thankful for him at Thanksgiving time.

Terry Bogard may not be making fans in the United States go berserk like maybe Banjo did, but Latin America is reportedly more than making up for that with how excited its fans are, so it’s nice that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate truly caters to a global fanbase.


John Friscia
Head Copy Editor for Enthusiast Gaming, Managing Editor at The Escapist. I'm a writer who loves Super Nintendo and Japanese role-playing games to an impractical degree. I really miss living in South Korea. And I'm developing the game Boss Saga!