Nintendo has, at long last, revealed something fans have been clamoring for: the date for the announcement of the next DLC character for “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.” The much-anticipated addition to the game’s stacked roster will be unveiled in a video presentation set to begin on Thursday at 10 a.m. EDT.

Ever since the announcement – and subsequent delay due to COVID-19 – that “Ultimate” would be getting another round of six DLC characters, fan speculation and wishing have run rampant. This was in no small part due to the lack of oft-requested characters offered in the first round of seven new fighters.

As soon as the reveal date was set on Wednesday, speculation took over on social media, with many names trending on Twitter because of it. Here’s a rundown of some of the big names that fans want to see.

Sora: The protagonist of the beloved “Kingdom Hearts” series has been at the top of many fans’ lists for “Smash Bros.” for years. While largely associated with PlayStation, the series has in the past made its way to Nintendo handhelds on multiple occasions, including “Chain of Memories” for the GBA and “Dream Drop Distance” for the 3DS.

Crash Bandicoot: Speaking of PlayStation icons, fans are also clamoring to see the cartoon marsupial once synonymous with the brand make his debut in the Nintendo-centric crossover. Recently, “Crash: The N-Sane Trilogy” has made its way to the Switch, and Crash games have intermittently appeared on Nintendo systems since the early 2000s.

Dante: The sword-swinging hero of the “Devil May Cry” action franchise would join Bayonetta and Solid Snake as representatives of M-rated series in the family-friendly world of “Smash Bros.” Dante has made his way to Nintendo systems even less than Sora and Crash, only recently showing up on the Switch in a remastered collection of his first three PS2 games.

Geno: Considerably less mainstream than the other options is Geno, a fan-favorite Mario supporting character who debuted in SNES classic, “Super Mario RPG” and has made only a smattering of cameo appearances since. Geno actually appears in “Ultimate” already, but only as a Spirit power-up.

Travis Touchdown: Why only be M-rated or a cult favorite, when you could be both? Travis Touchdown of the outlandishly violent “No More Heroes” series has become a beloved figure to hardcore fans after his three and counting appearances on Nintendo consoles. The first entry debuted on the Wii in 2007, and the next game, “No More Heroes III,” is set to release for the Switch in 2021.

SuperSmashBros_WiiU The Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster keeps growing Photo: Courtesy/Nintendo