They were base game, not paid dlc.
So it's only a shill if it's dlc? How does that work. I really don't understand this fanbase wide meltdown. As someone who lost my **** with hype when Byleth was announced, I agree Byleth was a shameless shill. And as someone who quickly dropped ARMS and regretted buying it, this is absolutely not a shill pick. It deserves the spot.This for sure. I have had a feeling for awhile that CacoMallow is pointing to Doomguy *NOT* getting in and Geno will be. Cacodemon could fit in any non-SE pack. Mallow would have to come with an SE character (unless SE wants to not be a diva), and who else would Mallow come with besides Geno? If Geno wasn't getting in, I don't see why any other SMRPG content would suddenly.
Again, base vs extra DLC you have to pay for.
Eh. Ribbon Girl isn't on the box but she's just as much of a main character as he is.
I'm still thinking it's a multi-character reveal, either echoes or Bowser Jr/Hero-esque. Whoever mentioned the Ness thing really changed my mind on that.