Elma for Smash Ultimate: Don't worry about the future, it's alright!

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If that hint is for Smash (which might also just be for Animal Crossing Switch, since a new installment is long overdue), there are (most likley) three possibility:
-Isabelle, altough I don't see them reveal just an echo tomorrow.
-The Gen VII rep which could either be Inceneroar, Tapu Koko etc. etc since they all are animals per se.
-The Full Metal Jaguar.

I can't see anyone else for that hint. No Isaac, no Geno, no Skull Kid, no Karate Joe. Just those three.
 
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Vergeben said isabelle would be an echo and Incineroar is most likely the Pokemon rep for Smash. Very likely they could be revealed this direct. We'll see.
i'm going to keep a close eye if that outcomes happens.
for personal reasons. but i feel these combo reveals would be very perfect and coincidental

there's so many mixed up rumors all over the place, and there was that one Evade Dashing rumor that came up.
looks like the BF-variant of Final Destination
 

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i'm going to keep a close eye if that outcomes happens.
for personal reasons. but i feel these combo reveals would be very perfect and coincidental

there's so many mixed up rumors all over the place, and there was that one Evade Dashing rumor that came up.
looks like the BF-variant of Final Destination
Vergeben might be right, but those characters might not be revealed in today's Direct (as he pointed out on gamefaqs).

About that leak...it looks fake to me. There is no way Wavedashing is back since there is lag when performing that move (so it is basically useless, as been reported by Melee players who played the demo), and the writing in the image is just too long, while in all official Smash showcase has always been a single simple line.
Also it doesn't make sense to dedicate a segment on professional Smash on a 35 minutes GENERAL Direct, where the audience is mostly casual players or even not interested in Smash.

On another note, Youtuber Delzethin in with us!
https://twitter.com/Delzethin/status/1039995977191575552?s=09
 
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I'm gonna be honest I'm really scared right now :( this is the moment for the reveal if its ever gonna happen. But I feel a slight optimism going in for some reason lets do this.

Hoi! Sorry to barge in :)

Only 14 hours before the direct! I come from the Skull Kid and Geno thread to wish you guys:



I hope you get to have Elma in smash!

Cheers.
Wish all the best the same way :)
 

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Didn’t someone mention that NoA has been tweeting about Shulk and Fiora being DLC Blades in XB2 despite them being in the game for months? And perhaps they could post about Elma as a Blade today, along with....???

hmmmmMMMMMM

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OMG YOU MIGHT BE ONTO SOMETHING

if a tweet comes out before the direct i'm backing on her being in this Direct
 
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We shouldn't count Elma out not even if she doesn't show in this Direct. Remember when people dismissed Shulk because "no way they would reveal him near the end of the hype cycle".

I will cont her out only when Sakurai will say that he had revealed everyone, and she isn't there. Or if she is an AT, which by this points seems very unlikely.
 

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Didn’t someone mention that NoA has been tweeting about Shulk and Fiora being DLC Blades in XB2 despite them being in the game for months? And perhaps they could post about Elma as a Blade today, along with....???

hmmmmMMMMMM

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Even then, I think that they could do it after the direct. It would help the general audience learn more about her and market her well. I could see them saying something like "The newest fighter in the Super Smash Brothers series, Elma, also makes an appearance in Xenoblade Chronicles 2 as a DLC blade. Earn her as a blade before you play Smash to get to know her!". Seems like a good enough blurb to get people interested.
 
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Regardless of what happens, I’m confident that Elma will be in Smash eventually. She’s only getting more and more popular each passing day, slowly but surely, and a XCX port and sequel on the Switch guarantees that her future will be alive and well.
 
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well that was....unexpected. I don't think anyone pegged Isabelle as a unique fighter and I doubt she did that well in the smash balllot soooooo

I guess this is good news, at least we know the Smash Ballot isn't the be all end all of character choices. I'm just happy that I can realize my inner dream of beating up Ridley with Isabelle. Also I don't know if I'd call Isabelle a semi clone. She seemed to only share one attack.

Edit: disregard the last, she appears to be a semi clone based on her short video.
 
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not talking smash that direct was horrible
I actually though the opposite. Luigi's Mansion 3, ports of Final Fantasy, Animal Crossing, Yoshi, Daemon X Machina...all great stuff for me!

But Isabelle as a semi clone...is kinda of meh to be honest. Even the trailer was very slow.

But still Elma isn't out of the run, so let's not lose hope my friends!
 

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Very bad direct.

Elma's not out of the running, but her chances drop. This is more evidence that Verg's sources are correct. He said Isabelle would be playable. He also said a gen 7 rep and a square rep would be playable.

So unless they reveal more than 2 unique characters between now and the release date, it's likely those two are the last non echo characters getting in.
 

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Well, I was kind of expecting no X news since Torna is literally right around the corner, and they probably don't want to distract from that. The best time for anything X related, including Elma in Smash, will be after Torna is out and they don't have to worry about trying to sell it anymore.

In the meantime. I'll gladly take Luigi's Mansion 3, FF9, and that Beat 'em Up pack, thank you very much.
 

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Very bad direct.

Elma's not out of the running, but her chances drop. This is more evidence that Verg's sources are correct. He said Isabelle would be playable. He also said a gen 7 rep and a square rep would be playable.

So unless they reveal more than 2 unique characters between now and the release date, it's likely those two are the last non echo characters getting in.
Granted verg has sketchy sources, just because one thing came true doesn't necessarily mean everything he claims will be. Also, there could be more he doesn't know about.
 
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Elma's not out of the running, but her chances drop. This is more evidence that Verg's sources are correct. He said Isabelle would be playable. He also said a gen 7 rep and a square rep would be playable.

So unless they reveal more than 2 unique characters between now and the release date, it's likely those two are the last non echo characters getting in.
Let's not lose our heads, though. Shulk was also announced pretty close to the game's release, so I really don't think that this has to mean anything.
 

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After this direct, I'm starting to lose hope for elma :(
May be it's just a secondary effect after this trailer that was underwhelming for me. One of the worst if not the worst for me (sm4sh trailers included).

Congrats to the isabelle fans. She made it in.
 
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