Well one thing's for sure, unless Level-5 managed to get a hold of a publishing partner, we're probably not going to be seeing anything from them outside of Japan for the incoming future...Uh oh
I think if this turns out to be true, Layton's chances diminish significantly.
Of course, if a Level 5 rep had already been started, they're not going to stop making them, so we might get lucky. On the other hand, this could be why we haven't seen anything at all from Level 5 in the game already.
In terms of Smash though, since the pass was already decided since last year, this should hopefully not affect the chances of us seeing a character from them too much, however, if they miss the boat again, then I'd be very concerned of their future chances, unfortunately...