Smash Bros. Fighter Ballot
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Smash Bros Fighter Ballot is an online poll event launched by Nintendo to allow the fans of Super Smash Bros. to nominate a new character for inclusion as downloadable content (DLC) in the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. Since its launch on April 1st, 2015, fans have shared screen shots of their ballot entries for a variety of characters and humorous explanations as to why they should be featured as a DLC character in the game.
On April 1st, 2015, Nintendo Direct introduced two new official DLC characters for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U titles, Mewtwo (Pokemon) and Lucas (Mother), along with the announcement of an online write-in voting event for fans to recommend a new character to be included as a DLC characters in the game. Despite its launch coinciding with April Fool's Day, the poll was soon confirmed as a genuine event by a number of video game news sites. According to Nintendo, the poll will remain open until October 3rd, 2015.
The site simply acts as a questionnaire that asks the user four basic questions: what is their gender, who is the character they are voting for, which game are they from, and what reasons could the user have for voting for said character. Once all of these questions have been filled up, the user may press confirm so their ballot may be accounted for.
On April 3rd, 2015, just two days after the website was released to the public, Game Informer ran an article listing top 10 characters they would vote for using the Smash Bros Fighter Ballot. According to Alexa.com, the Super Smash Bros Ballot site is currently ranked 4,277th globally and 325th in Japan.
In addition, to further improve the chances of a character to be voted into the game, propaganda for certain characters have begun circulating online just as well as the ballot screen caps in question.
 Alexa – Results for Super Smash Bros Ballot
 Digital Trends – Vote for the next Super Smash Bros. fighter and more highlights from Nintendo’s livestream
 Game Informer – 10 Characters We’re Voting For As Super Smash Bros. DLC
 Nintendo – Official Smash Bros. Fighter Ballot
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