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In Image 1, Sakurai is holding up 3 fingers.— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) January 14, 2020
In image 2, Suda 51 is pictured with Sakurai and is holding up 3 fingers.
Travis Touchdown confirmed for Smash! pic.twitter.com/uTIy5FYW6i
Yeah, I don't dislike Byleth as much as some (still disappointed though.), and I don't think Byleth does anything to Travis' chances, but my take away was that a Travis trailer should've been the one to use a "too many swordsman" joke. It still could but now it'd be redundant.I don't think words can properly convey how much I wanted to hear "Too many swordfighters? She must mean me!" yesterday.
If anything, I think Byleth might improve Travis' likelihood somewhat. I already compared Travis to Bayonetta. Byleth seems to be a promotional pick for the DLC, possibly the first one if Hero doesn't count. This goes to show that Nintendo is willing to have at least a few new characters represented just to promote something they want to sell. Now say it with me: Who has a new game on the horizon that could stand to make some good sales, is being backed by Nintendo, and would have all eyes on it if it's title character finds his way into the biggest fighting game ever?Hey if it helps, we know now that characters with a modern resurgence aren't totally off the table and that Nintendo definitely wants to get theirs even in a pass full of first parties. With NMH3 being backed by Nintendo hard, even used as their big Game Awards trailer, I think we could definitely see him happening.
There are of course, the usual Mii costume and Spirits worries, but until those happen Travis is going to be my number one wish for volume 2 until the bitter end.
(For the record, I am really happy about Byleth and I think the humorous nature of their trailer bodes well for us because it shows that Nintendo isn't afraid to get self-referential. As a 3H fan I was rolling with laughter the whole way through, it was very funny and clever.)
A stage from NMH3 might be the best option to promote his upcoming game, if there's a notable set piece that will be important to the game, maybe the alien ship but I worry that could make the stage too similar to Star Fox stages like Corneria or Orbital Gate Assault. Otherwise there's lots of cool set pieces in NMH 1 or 2, but none that are more important than others in most cases. I always just imagined a stage warping stage titled "Santa Destroy" That starts in the Motel Hero parking lot, then shifts to other places, but there's so many cool areas it'd be hard to pick just 3 or 4 of them. If I had to take a Stab at it, maybe parking lot > Shinobu's NMH1 fight location in the abandoned school building > The desert where you fight Jeane, complete with Dark Star's dragon in the background boxing you into a circular arena > Jaspar Batt's office. Maybe replace the dessert with Guan's supermarket rooftop where you fought Margaret, so it's 2 for 2 with location from NMH1 and 2, the motel of course being a link to both games, as well as 3.I have a good feeling he'll show up in some form in this next fighters pass. Whether it's a spirit board, mii costume, or (please...) a full blown character with stage and super rad music...that remains to be seen.
But hey, I'm pretty hopeful, so who knows?
Also, just imaging what stage he could bring (maybe something from NMH3?!) or Mii costume (maybe ask Capcom for some Killer7 love?) just leaves the possibilities wide open!
parking lot > Shinobu's NMH1 fight location in the abandoned school building > The desert where you fight Jeane, complete with Dark Star's dragon in the background boxing you into a circular arena > Jaspar Batt's office
Maybe that's fair, it's true none of those locations are intrinsically related, but I was trying to think about memorable set pieces in the series since, outside of the motel, there aren't a whole lot of memorable locations that are seen constantly throughout and are any more important than any other set pieces. I do like your idea of the businesses, maybe flipping from the motel, to Beef Head videos, to Thunder Ryu's dojo, to the alley with the Russian bar, or something. Alternately since all of the boss stages are more or less given equal billing, I considered maybe they could somehow make a stage that has a lot of NMH boss set pieces, but it randomly picks four for each match, or just randomly flips through them so long as the match goes on, that way each battle on the stage is unique. Imagine starting every match at the Motel, but at any moment you could be transported to Death Metal's mansion, the Santa Destroy stadium (on the field or in the basement, although maybe not the basement cause wow that fight was disturbing.), the school building, the movie studio, the beach, speed city, the prison island, Guans, the housing complexes with Alice Twilight, Jaspar's Office, and any others I missed that might be cool. I tried to cut out any boring/redundant/hard to make into a stage morph areas, namely a lot of desserts, empty roads, etc., but otherwise it would totally be in line for mad man Sakurai to sort of pull a Mario Maker stage with a NMH stage to have something like 16 unique locales that the stage shifts through randomly, reminding the fans of the fights had in those places.
Reading that gave me traumatic flashbacks to the windows.
My concern is that none of those places are really related to each other. (aside from the motel and Jasper Batt's office, which are across the street from each other, from what I recall) I think the No More Heroes motel would work fine on its own, though if they made it a mobile stage, maybe it could travel between various stores/businesses throughout Santa Destroy?
The more I think of a potential NMH stage, I go back to the Motel No More Heroes, where I imagine a ground level in the parking lot, but you can also run up and fight on the flight of stairs, and run along and fight on the upper level where Travis apartment is. Maybe let people jump around on the roof too and add some obstacles in the parking lot like a car or two or a vending machine you could jump on so the stage isn't too boring.With the news drought, I've been thinking about Travis quite a bit. I really hope he gets in, and a lot of people in the main speculation thread think he has a shot, especially with his 2020 circumstances, as pointed out a few posts ago.
Stage wise, I thnk they should go with the Motel, or the Parking Lot. They're the two most recurring locations. If it's the Parking Lot, I could see the gimmick being that you can't get out of bounds through the roof, or something akin to Terry's arena where you need to smash the roof to get out. The NMH series is so horizontal with little to no vertical movements, so that's be quite fitting.
Ability-wise, I think the luchador grabs is a good idea. The rest can be mostly sword based (since Travis Strikes Back is outside the main line he's known for). I wonder how they'll incorporate the stances/battery? I could see his moves being a tad stronger than other swordfighters, at the cost of him "slowly" regenerating battery by reloading akin to Inkling. It could also be his down B like Limit Break on Cloud. Stances are trickier, I guess they'll just show up as weaker/stronger moves, like how Byleth changes weapons for some of them.
Anyways, the reveal ideas above were great too, I could really picture them fully. I hope they go with something like that, even addressing his swordfighting status. Although if they decide to go for his twin katana loadout, that would be original enough and maybe people wouldn't complain as much...
Then please! Allow me to enlighten you.I'd love to participate, but I never learned how those threads work.
A bit, but maybe I'll pop over there to see how it's done firsthand. Thank you for the explanation though.Then please! Allow me to enlighten you.
You have two percent scores: one for Chance and one for Want. For each score, you must give at least two conplete sentances explaining your reasoning for said score. If you lack knowledge on the character/concept, you can abstain. Also, if you group multiple topics under a single score, you must increase the amount of sentences accordingly (i.e. if you give two characters the same Want score, you have to have at least four complete sentences). After your rating, you can nominate a character/concept to be rated. By default, you only have five noms a day. However, you can try and predict the collective Chance score of the character/concept being rated next. If you get the closest prediction, you get additional noms depending on how close you were.
Does that help any?
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We may already have an idea what his appearance in this game will look like based on some concept art that was posted on the internet years ago. I even talked about it in this thread a bit on an earlier page. Still I won't spill if you'd rather find out for yourself, plus the story may have changed from concept phases and for all we know they won't go with the initially reveal direction, or maybe they won't use Destroyman at all.I'm wondering if/how they're going to incorporate Bad Girl and Bad Man into this game, since the game leading up to this was about Bad Man bringing Bad Girl back from the dead.
I'm also wondering when the inevitable Destroyman boss fight is going to show up, where he's somehow going to have survived exploding, been abducted by aliens, and have the top half (top quarter? Seeing as half of it was robotic) of his body placed on top of a giant mechanical super-spider, or his brain has been put inside of Dracula's body, or something equally ridiculous.
While I haven't played Killer 7, Dan Smith from that game wants Travis dead, based on the intro to Travis Strikes Again, so maybe he'll show up?
No clue, but there does seem to be a metaverse with at least some of Suda's games now (although Silver Case, 25th Ward and Flower, Sun and Rain will likely remain in a video game for simplicity's sake), so we might see slightly stronger crossover elements.While I haven't played Killer 7, Dan Smith from that game wants Travis dead, based on the intro to Travis Strikes Again, so maybe he'll show up?
Only problem is I don't think that song originated from a video game, so rights might get tricky and Sakurai might not consider the track just by proxy of it being a non video game originated track. Which does suck since if I had it my way and Travis gets into smash Genki Rockets Heavenly Star would 100% get a Smash remix.Damn just listening to some of the new tracks, imagine this type of music in smash if they brough him in with tracks of the new game, lol
This is supposedly a boss theme.