Minecraft's Steve Was Codenamed "Pickel" During Smash Bros. Fighter Development 1

Minecraft’s Steve Was Codenamed “Pickel” During Smash Bros. Fighter Development

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai has to be ultra-careful whenever he’s working on a new DLC fighter in order to avoid giving away any hints ahead of the character’s official reveal.

It’s also why each character in development has a special codename. As you might recall, Joker was “Jack” and Hero was “Brave”. This ended up being enough for some fans to work out what might be on the way ahead of schedule.

In the case of Minecraft’s Steve – his internal codename was Pickel. As noted by PushDustIn, this is most likely based on the Japanese word for pickaxe – a tool Steve and other Minecraft characters use to mine ore and mineral blocks.

While we haven’t seen Steve with any pickles, he has been making headlines since his arrival yesterday for holding his meat.

What do you think of Steve’s internal codename? If we had known about it at the time of the character’s development, do you think Minecraft would have been an obvious guess? Share your thoughts below.