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

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Well well, so not only is Tecmo Koei is developing Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3, but also helping development with FE Three Houses. Interesting...
Tecmo Koei has a crazy close relationship with Nintendo.

They have worked with more Nintendo IPs then any other third party I can think of:

Pokemon (Pokemon Conquest)
Zelda (Hyrule Warriors)
Fire Emblem (Fire Emblem Heroes)
Metriod (Metroid: Other M)

Plus they co-own Fatal Frame with Nintendo.

They will EVENTUALLY get a rep in Smash, no doubt. The only question is if it's for this round of DLC or not.
 
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So hang on, lemme ask here: after research into Koei Tecmo properties, would Ryu Hayabusa represent both Dead or Alive and Ninja Gaiden? Or would he represent just Ninja Gaiden?
 
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So hang on, lemme ask here: after research into Koei Tecmo properties, would Ryu Hayabusa represent both Dead or Alive and Ninja Gaiden? Or would he represent just Ninja Gaiden?
He'd definitely be labeled as a Ninja Gaiden rep, and the bulk of the moveset would be based on those two trilogies, but I would be surprised if he didn't come with DoA Spirits, songs, and maybe a few moves from there.
 

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So hang on, lemme ask here: after research into Koei Tecmo properties, would Ryu Hayabusa represent both Dead or Alive and Ninja Gaiden? Or would he represent just Ninja Gaiden?
DoA is(sort of) a spinoff of Ninja Gaiden due to the cast of both games crossing over several times before and it all happening in the same world.

He'd most likely just rep NG though, while borrowing some of his DoA moves. think of it like how Mario, DKC and WarioWare take place in the same world.
 
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Yeah, I would imagine most of his move set would revolve around the classic games, with only a few things referencing the modern game (izuna drop!) and very few things referencing DoA specifically (although if he received an Assist Trophy it would likely be one of the DoA girls that also occasionally appears in Ninja Gaiden. Kasumi, maybe.)
 

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Dead or Alive is chronologically a sequel franchise to the OG Ninja Gaiden Trilogy I believe. While the modern Trilogy is meant to be a Prequel to the OG Trilogy. Or something like that. I've always found that interesting.

It also doesn't make a damn lick of sense since Ayane appears in Ninja Gaiden 2004 but who cares really.
 
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I'm really digging what they did to Hayabusa's costume in Dead or Alive. The armored up look has always been a favorite of mine.

Also, I noticed something random recently. I used to always refer to Ryu Hayabusa as Ryu. Forever. Then Ryu got revealed for Smash Bros. And I immediately shifted my language to calling him Hayabusa. Kinda odd how Smash influenced me in that way but it's a cool bit of trivia.
 

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I'm really digging what they did to Hayabusa's costume in Dead or Alive. The armored up look has always been a favorite of mine.

Also, I noticed something random recently. I used to always refer to Ryu Hayabusa as Ryu. Forever. Then Ryu got revealed for Smash Bros. And I immediately shifted my language to calling him Hayabusa. Kinda odd how Smash influenced me in that way but it's a cool bit of trivia.
Speaking of which, I do wondered that during the time of the datamine of Roy and Ryu (even before the whole leak from June of 2015) I wondered if people debated on which Ryu Smash is going to add, either Ryu from “Street Fighter” or Ryu from “Ninja Gaiden”
 
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Speaking of which, I do wondered that during the time of the datamine of Roy and Ryu (even before the whole leak from June of 2015) I wondered if people debated on which Ryu Smash is going to add, either Ryu from “Street Fighter” or Ryu from “Ninja Gaiden”
I think the name Ryu automatically brings up SF Ryu for most people. Whereas Ryu H., or Hayabusa, bring up our guy.
 

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Speaking of which, I do wondered that during the time of the datamine of Roy and Ryu (even before the whole leak from June of 2015) I wondered if people debated on which Ryu Smash is going to add, either Ryu from “Street Fighter” or Ryu from “Ninja Gaiden”
That probably would've been a debate if the Street Fighter Victory theme didn't get leaked right alongside him. I even asked that at one point and everyone was like that'd be cool, but it's Street Fighter Ryu because of the Victory Music.
 

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Something came up in my head and I wondered if all the fighters pass are just 3rd party characters with one 1st party character, just like with Smash 4 with Cloud, Ryu (Street Fighter), and Bayonetta, the only newcomer who’s a 1st party character is of course Corrin
 
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Something came up in my head and I wondered if all the fighters pass are just 3rd party characters with one 1st party character, just like with Smash 4 with Cloud, Ryu (Street Fighter), and Bayonetta, the only newcomer who’s a 1st party character is of course Corrin
I hope so. 3rd party picks are a lot more interesting at this point.
 

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That probably would've been a debate if the Street Fighter Victory theme didn't get leaked right alongside him. I even asked that at one point and everyone was like that'd be cool, but it's Street Fighter Ryu because of the Victory Music.
Plus if Ryu (Ninja Gaiden) were leaked alongside Roy at the time, the file for the victory fanfare would’ve said “NG_Ryu” or something like that
 

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To me, Ryu will always be the blue guy in the old NES games. I have no problem with his Dead or Alive apperances or the new series it's just not what I grew up with.

Ideally, they'd do with him what they did with Cloud and Bayonetta, old costume and new costume, however if you made me pick I'd go with the old blues.

based on just the blue suits, I did a set of alternate color outfits for the guy.
 
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I also grew up with the old suit, but I still find the old suit to be incredibly bland and find his newer falcon armor to have far more character to it and prefer it greatly, even though I have no attachment to the new franchise or DoA.
 

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I hope so. 3rd party picks are a lot more interesting at this point.
I also have another two theories for the Fighters Pass, one is the Fighters Pass will probably be a balance between first and third party where we have two first party characters and two third party characters or screw it, all of the Fighters Pass characters are third party characters.
 

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I am positive that the only first party that has a shot is Bandana Dee, which is good for third party supporters.
 

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Speaking of which, I do wondered that during the time of the datamine of Roy and Ryu (even before the whole leak from June of 2015) I wondered if people debated on which Ryu Smash is going to add, either Ryu from “Street Fighter” or Ryu from “Ninja Gaiden”
When Ryu was datamined his victory music was found, so there was no debate. Same with Roy.

Oh, someone else already said this.

Yay Hayabusa, I guess.
 
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I've heard the NAME Style Savvy, I just don't know anything about the game. From the name I'm guessing it's some kind of fashion game. Though it could be about skateboarding for all I know.

I also wasn't asking to. Just providing evidence, admittedly anecdotal, of it's obscurity.
 
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Someone in the Banjo thread said Team Ninja confirmed that they have no involvement in regards to Smash Ultimate's DLC.

I'm taking it with a grain of salt considering there's no sources to back up this claim, but if anyone has any, please share them.


I didn't want to bring this up on the Banjo thread itself cause that topic is more for this thread than it is the other.
 

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What if the 2D Ninja Gaiden games and the Megaman series had a baby (and this baby was raised by Shovel Knight) ?


It's only a trailer and i'm already sold to the idea, i.e. shut up and take my money.
I am also excited to try it, yeah.
 
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