Epitome of Surviving Horror: Leon for Smash Switch

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Horror isn't completely absent from Smash. Fatal Frame has an assist trophy and a handful of spirits, so Sakurai isn't totally turned off from the idea of Smash having content from horror games.
True, but you don’t see any of the ghosts unfortunately. It is a bit reassuring though. RE protags don’t necessarily do horrific things. The horrific things are the monsters, and what they do to the protags. As long as they tone down the monsters I feel like they can pull it off.
 

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Me too. That's part of what worries me as well. Maybe Sakurai doesn't think horror belongs in Smash. It would explain such a notable absence of the franchise.
I don't see the absense of Horror as a specifically intended idea.
Sure, maybe Sakurai was never inspired.
Or maybe his high work ethic just required a list of characters from Nintendo: for him to concretely decide to sit down and attempt to make character work, rather than wait for inspiration to hit while working on dozens of other tasks.
 
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I'm surprised that this thread have only 3 pages of discussion. I think Leon have more chances of being in than others realised. His franchises his from Capcom and considering how many franchises Capcom already have in Smash, there's no way they will not accept having another one in Ultimate. Also Resident evil is getting a lot of games on switch. Resident evil is also one of the biggest Japanese franchises not already in smash now that we have Dragon quest. Leon could also represent a genre of game that his not already in smash (survival horror) and his franchises his closer to Nintendo than some people realise because of some Nintendo exclusives like Resident evil 4 and both Revelations. He's not a lock, but he have a lot of things for him.

His biggest competition would be either Phoenix Wright or Doomguy, because I doubt they would put two Capcom characters or two fighters based around guns in the fighter pass.
 

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Hey guys, count me in as a supporter! I wasn't always for Leon being added, as I felt he couldn't really bring much to the table, but after finally giving in due to an extremely long time of slowly warming up to him, I really saw what actually be done with him/a resident evil character! I feel like I like Jill a tiny bit more than him, but he's definitely a very close second now. I even managed to draft up a moveset for him!

Leon Kennedy Moveset.jpg


Feel free to use it in the OP if you would like, as well as add me to the list of supporters, if there is one!

EDIT: The image was too large to render propperly on smashboards, so here's a link to the full image in the correct resolution! https://www.flickr.com/photos/184893183@N07/48869063077/in/dateposted-public/
 
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Hey guys, count me in as a supporter! I wasn't always for Leon being added, as I felt he couldn't really bring much to the table, but after finally giving in due to an extremely long time of slowly warming up to him, I really saw what actually be done with him/a resident evil character! I feel like I like Jill a tiny bit more than him, but he's definitely a very close second now. I even managed to draft up a moveset for him!

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Feel free to use it in the OP if you would like, as well as add me to the list of supporters, if there is one!
Moveset looks cool but it's hard to read some of the smaller text. Do you have a high resolution version?
 

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Moveset looks cool but it's hard to read some of the smaller text. Do you have a high resolution version?
Thanks! I'll see what I can do, but I'm honestly not sure. Smashboards is notorious for destroying images, which is especially evident, because the resolution for that image is NORMALLY the highest you can go for most websites. I'll try and find a link to a different website though, hopefully that will work.

EDIT: linked the original moveset post to the image on Flickr!
 
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Oh yeah, sign me up as a supporter! Though I’ve only played a little bit of the Resident Evil games, I always thought Leon looked like one of the coolest characters Capcom has made. I don’t know if he’s the fifth character in the Pass, but I do think his chances are grossly underrated.
 
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With the Game awards coming soon, I think Leon would be the perfect Smash announcement for the last character of the fighter pass. Because the Game awards is an event that everyone watch (not just Nintendo fan like a Nintendo direct but every gamer), if they want to announce a fighter at this event they need something that will appeal to a wide public. I think this is why last year they announced Joker, a character from a game exclusive to Sony console (and that most Persona game are Sony exclusives).

Leon has a very big story with Nintendo, but Resident evil overall is also strongly associated with Playstation. Also Resident evil 2 is nominated for GOTY and other categories. I really think that Leon would be not only a perfect ending for the fighter pass, but a perfect Game awards announcement.
 

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With the Game awards coming soon, I think Leon would be the perfect Smash announcement for the last character of the fighter pass. Because the Game awards is an event that everyone watch (not just Nintendo fan like a Nintendo direct but every gamer), if they want to announce a fighter at this event they need something that will appeal to a wide public. I think this is why last year they announced Joker, a character from a game exclusive to Sony console (and that most Persona game are Sony exclusives).

Leon has a very big story with Nintendo, but Resident evil overall is also strongly associated with Playstation. Also Resident evil 2 is nominated for GOTY and other categories. I really think that Leon would be not only a perfect ending for the fighter pass, but a perfect Game awards announcement.
I think so too as well. At this point I think Resident Evil is the strongest contender to end the pass.
 
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Well, this is honestly a shock to me, I thought the odds for RE were really good.

Here's hoping RE2 scores big at TGA to make up for it, already voted for it as GOTY.
 

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Leon's voice actor from the original RE2 has passed away. Rest in peace.

 
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Hey everyone, back again with a slight reworking of my original Leon moveset! Now that Min min is here, what does everyone think of Leon's chances of becoming playable, despite being a spirit? Do post-launch spirits still get the shaft, or are all spirits free game now?

Leon Moveset.jpg


Just like the first version, here's a link to the image elsewhere, so that you can see a higher resolution of it! (though even then you may need to download it from there in order to see some of the finest print...): https://www.flickr.com/photos/184893183@N07/50059703627/in/dateposted-public/

Thanks!
 
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