"Justice Always Triumphs." - Ryu Hayabusa for Smash Switch! (Ninja Gaiden/Dead or Alive)

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He is probably the last classic NES era character I would expect to be in Smash, either as DLC or in the base roster for the next game. I support.
Well, there's still Billy Lee (with Jimmy Lee as alt or Echo) and Bill Rizer (with Lance Bean as alt or Echo) and Arthur. Oh, and Takamaru and Mike Jones.
 

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So I tried out Ninja Gaiden because it was on NES Online and it's pretty good, if a little dated. I'm very much savestate spamming to get by, and I'm proud of it, but the game is worth it. Even with my paltry experience, I support.

I think it'd be hilarious if the victory jingle was the death theme from the original game, but I think I should ask bigger Ninja Gaiden fans: what would the victory jingle be for Ryu (H.) if he got in?
 
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So I tried out Ninja Gaiden because it was on NES Online and it's pretty good, if a little dated. I'm very much savestate spamming to get by, and I'm proud of it, but the game is worth it. Even with my paltry experience, I support.

I think it'd be hilarious if the victory jingle was the death theme from the original game, but I think I should ask bigger Ninja Gaiden fans: what would the victory jingle be for Ryu (H.) if he got in?
I would unironically love it if his victory jingle was the death jingle.
 

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I should never leave this place for so long again. Interesting to see a bit more activity. My support has not left at all, and that's how it should stay.

Also, can we agree this would be a perfect track to add in Smash, no matter what for?


I could see him being a blend of his retro and later appearances. Like, he still uses his Dragon Sword, but can also even perhaps make use of certain items, such as the throwing star or fire wheel. But he could also use fighting techniques such as the Izuna Drop from DoA, as that can inspire his close-up game.

If there's anything from the reboot that could work too (aside from alts), I would love to hear about it. Seriously, I could see him getting the Cloud treatment in terms of alts, though. Captures both generations, don't you think?
 
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So I tried out Ninja Gaiden because it was on NES Online and it's pretty good, if a little dated. I'm very much savestate spamming to get by, and I'm proud of it, but the game is worth it. Even with my paltry experience, I support.

I think it'd be hilarious if the victory jingle was the death theme from the original game, but I think I should ask bigger Ninja Gaiden fans: what would the victory jingle be for Ryu (H.) if he got in?
I legit think the death theme should be it. After all, what theme has any Ninja Gaiden player heard more than that?
 
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I should never leave this place for so long again. Interesting to see a bit more activity. My support has not left at all, and that's how it should stay.

Also, can we agree this would be a perfect track to add in Smash, no matter what for?


I could see him being a blend of his retro and later appearances. Like, he still uses his Dragon Sword, but can also even perhaps make use of certain items, such as the throwing star or fire wheel. But he could also use fighting techniques such as the Izuna Drop from DoA, as that can inspire his close-up game.

If there's anything from the reboot that could work too (aside from alts), I would love to hear about it. Seriously, I could see him getting the Cloud treatment in terms of alts, though. Captures both generations, don't you think?
Tecmo has had no problem letting both designs coexist. So I wouldn't see that as a problem here.
 

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Oh yes Im getting my boy Ryu in smash ultimate he's my dream character similar how I feel about Rayman oh well I love Koei Tecmo games and Koei have a great relationship with Nintendo during the Wii U era and Switch with Fire Emblem Warriors. The main reason why Im hype because we're getting Ninja character in smash honestly Ninja's are cooler than Samurai's well I've been over Takamaru de confirmation yup Im over it. We finally got a cat character in smash its Ninja Time.
 

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Well, I suppose Ninja Gaiden is one of the games available to play on that NES streaming application that's on the Switch. I think Hayabusa would be an excellent choice; I'd be appreciative as one of the ones that played Dead Or Alive Dimensions on the 3DS. And just like with Solid Snake, they could name the character the last part of the name: 'Hayabusa'. That, or name it the full name of 'Ryu Hayabusa' like Dead Or Alive does. I don't think it'd be too difficult to differentiate the character from Street Fighter Ryu in my opinion.

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Ryu is probably the codifying example of Video Game ninjas. While Shinobi was the first gaming ninja, Ryu is arguably the most influential and expanded what Shinobi had already established.

I strongly believe that Hayabusa will make it as DLC. Yuri from Fatal Frame is an Assist Trophy, and the Fatal Frame series is owned by Koei Tecmo. Adding to this, Hayabusa isn't shown to be a Spirit in the game, and considering the good relationship between Nintendo and Tecmo, Ryu's chances are not bad. In fact, aside from being a defining ninja, Ryu can utilize various other items he uses throughout his series and even borrow a few moves from the Dead or Alive series. His inclusion might make the chances of Kasumi appearing in Smash possible, though I'm thinking she would be saved for a sequel instead.

Also, should have stated to get my name added to the support list. Thanks.
 

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Put me up in that Support list!
Ryu Hayabusa is basically in the same case of Simon Belmont. A franchise with plenty of early history with Nintendo that has died down over the years. It will be great to see him in Smash.
Besides, we already have a Techmo related franchise in Smash, Fatal Frame, having spirits and an assist trophy!
 
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I think I might make another video addressing the situation on if this Rumor is true or not.
If you want the whole 'history' of this rumor, here's the post that first brought it to our attention and here's another development concerning the rumor's origin and legitimacy. Also, Vergeben briefly commented about it. It's not much but it's all the info we have about it (as far as i know).

It's likely a fake but it doesn't hurt to keep an eye on it just in case it suddenly gains in credibility.

In any case, Ryu Hayabusa could very well be one of the DLC characters regardless of the '5chan leak' veracity.

If he gets in his reveal trailer NEEDS to replicate the iconic Ninja Gaiden NES intro. Maybe with Sheik or Greninja as a partner.
Now you're just raising my hopes to ridiculously high levels! Damn you!
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Even if the rumour is fake, I think it was a good thing for both the Hayabusa and Doomguy support base. It's got a lot of people talking about the prospect of them being in the game. I'm willing to bet they'll be popular 3rd party requests from now on.
After this leak was shown. Twitter was pretty supportive of the idea of Hayabusa in Smash. There were definitely naysayers mind you, but even just putting the idea in people's minds helps a lot.

Just look at Erdrick. It's funny when PushDustin did his poll back in the Smash 4 DLC days regarding Japan's wants, no one brought up Dragon Quest. And Japan is the one that religiously loves that series. Suddenly there's a rumor that a DQ character is coming and now everyone (in the western world) is vouching for Erdrick.
 
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Posted the Updated news about Ryu Hayabusa supposedly being DLC for Smash Ultimate, Hope you all enjoy this video.

Thank You!
A Updated video about the Ryu Hayabusa RUMOR
As far as i know, the info in the 5chan rumor doesn't come from datamining (as you state here in you video)...

Also i can't find where Jam1garner claimed that Hayabusa is coming to Smash Ultimate (i know he's a dataminer but is it only his opinion or is it based on datamined info?)

Look, i share your enthusiasm about the prospect of Hayabusa being DLC but you need to provide proofs for your claims or else it just looks like you're trying to spread misinformation to falsely boost Hayabusa's chances. It could be just an honest mistake tho or i could be the one who is misinformed. I would very much like to know more about your sources of info.
 
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Although while Ryu Hayabusa may be my requested character, it's rather best to use the classic Ryu than the modern one because the modern Ninja Gaiden is of course bloody and violent.
I think he'd get the Bayonetta/Wario/Cloud treatment if he gets in. I can see four alts being his classic NES design and the other for being his modern one.
 
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