Elma for Smash Ultimate: Show us light for now, show a sign for where we can go...! (Byleth broke 3rd party pattern! 6 MORE CHARACTERS!)

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You sure it's down since September? Gamexplain just reported now that the website is mysteriously missing in the same video as the one reporting about new Super Nintendo World informations.
Yes, I'm sure.

How the hell does this keep getting spread, the site has been down since SEPTEMBER, seriously people.
https://web.archive.org/web/2019*/pikmin3.nintendo.com

Also the Japanese website is still up
https://www.nintendo.co.jp/wiiu/ac3j/
They reported unverified information. Great journalistic technique, guys.
 

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Hey so

I HEARD SOMEONE FROM MONOLITH SOFT RETWEETED THE ANNOUNCEMENT??

CAN ANYONE CONFIRM???
I'm looking at the japanese twitter account right now but there is nothing.

Even if they retweeted it, that doesn't have to mean anything. They did that in the past already, if i remember.
 

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How long after the tweet of the Nov 1 direct was posted did Soraya Saga retweet it? (That was where the Rex costume was shown, fyi) maybe give it a couple hours first

maybe even keep an eye out for any statements from Caitlin Glass... or even Hiroyuki Sawano...
 

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Heres to hoping Elma is character 5. Whoever it is it seems like they aren't being linked to a game announcement so that may well be a point in her favour as XCX on Switch is most likely a ways out. If it's not her then this isn't over by a long shot. For all we know Nintendo are saving 1st party characters for an expansion down the line.

If character 5 doesn't put the mecha figure speculation to rest I'm not sure what I'll think.
 
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So Zippo on resetera, who supposedly has insider info and has recently said FP5 is for sure NOT Dante, Arle or KOS-MOS, has said this too:

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Take with a grain of salt but...

https://www.resetera.com/threads/su...same-old-debates.164679/page-15#post-28243324

the post, earlier pages have Zippo saying “not KOS-MOS/Arle/Dante”
It's also worth noting that Zippo has clarified that he's guessing and speculating, though he's doing so with some info. Do not take what he says as gospel either way.

I actually find it really refreshing that he's clarified that he is guessing based on things he may know.
 

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It's also worth noting that Zippo has clarified that he's guessing and speculating, though he's doing so with some info. Do not take what he says as gospel either way.

I actually find it really refreshing that he's clarified that he is guessing based on things he may know.
He says “kinda sorta first party” and “not Edelgard”

monolith can be considered “kinda sorta first party” as it originally belonged to Bandai Namco
 

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Just bothered doing the time zone calculations and the reveal happens at 1AM on my birthday. I can't believe it, Elma Xenoblade as my own birthday present. I'm throwing a party, all Elma people are invited.
That’s a “popping the biggest bottles” phrase if I’ve ever heard one. Please don’t call it too soon, tears will be shed if you do.
 

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So I was just ironing the creases out of my tinfoil hat and a crazy idea just came to mind. Is it possible that the reason they've waited this long to do an Astral Chain spirit event is because they had an idea for one of the spirit battles that required a character that wasn't out earlier. You know, a fast character with a mixture of melee weapon attacks and gunplay to represent the female hero of Astral Chain? Just a thought :o

Edit: Actually the second I posted that I remembered the neer use DLC content in spirit events, oh well!
 
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So I was just ironing the creases out of my tinfoil hat and a crazy idea just came to mind. Is it possible that the reason they've waited this long to do an Astral Chain spirit event is because they had an idea for one of the spirit battles that required a character that wasn't out earlier. You know, a fast character with a mixture of melee weapon attacks and gunplay to represent the female hero of Astral Chain? Just a thought :o

Edit: Actually the second I posted that I remembered the neer use DLC content in spirit events, oh well!
FP5 could have a similar aesthetic as Astral Chain though... and who do we know best fits that bill...?

also i thik they use dlc stages in events...? im not sure
 
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Well, on the note of some last-minute tinfoil hat theories. You know how Sakurai made an English tweet about the announcement, saying something like "what oracle can predict the fighter"? Well, which character is known for having visions of the future? And what series is he from?
 

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Well, on the note of some last-minute tinfoil hat theories. You know how Sakurai made an English tweet about the announcement, saying something like "what oracle can predict the fighter"? Well, which character is known for having visions of the future? And what series is he from?
....oh

AND SHULK AND ELMA MET IN XC2 IF YOU BOUGHT THE EXPANSION PASS.

Is dream of everyone to see Shulk and Elma in same place together.
 

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Well, on the note of some last-minute tinfoil hat theories. You know how Sakurai made an English tweet about the announcement, saying something like "what oracle can predict the fighter"? Well, which character is known for having visions of the future? And what series is he from?
Don't do that. Don't give me hope.
 

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Well, on the note of some last-minute tinfoil hat theories. You know how Sakurai made an English tweet about the announcement, saying something like "what oracle can predict the fighter"? Well, which character is known for having visions of the future? And what series is he from?
I wouldn't read too much into that; I could just as easily use it to claim that Futaba from Persona 5 is the fifth Fighters Pass character because her code name is Oracle.
 
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