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Botw is extremely popular, and we won't get a 3d Zelda yo replace it as the hot new thing for like half a decade.I disagree. At this point, I think Skull Kid is very likely. Unfortunately not Mipha though. Oh well I guess. Hopefully she'll get enough requests so she'll end up as DLC.
not entirely sure skull kid is most requested, and hes not quite a one offAside from Skull Kid being the exception to the rule, I do not think we will ever get a new one-shot Zelda character ever again in future Smash titles.
I think Sakurai will be answering the most requested Zelda newcomer and that will be it for Zelda representation. Things are looking bleak for the possibility of a BOTW newcomer.
I'm not 100% sold on Skull Kid yet (it would be really cool, but we'll just have to wait and see). That being said, while the Moon would make the most sense as a Final Smash, Majora does have three boss fight's worth of content to pull from. I wouldn't rule him out just yet.Mipha has always been among my most wanted Newcomers for Smash Bros Ultimate. And I think there is still a chance, don't lose hope yet!
Surprisingly none of the champions appear in any form in Smash Bros Ultimate, not as an assist trophy, not in the background of the BotW-stage, not as part of Links Ultrasmash and not as part of Links Moveset. I find it kind of weird that Link doesn't have Revali's Gale as his Up-Special or Daruks Shield as his Shield / or as a new counter move. And all 4 champions shooting beams was the most logical Ultrasmash-prediction (since other characters like Shulk, Pokemon Trainer or Megaman have comparable Ultrasmashes), yet it still didn't happen.
Zelda Breath of the Wild was such a huge success and I don't think the Old Man will be the only BotW character representation in the game (besides Link).
Also if 103 stages (the number was emphasized twice by Sakurai) is actually the final stage of numbers, this means we will most likely only get newcomers from already existing franchises, which boosts the chances of Mipha. Zelda definitely deserves a newcomer and while Skull Kid seems likely, I wouldn't rule out the possibility of the champions being in Smash. (What would Skull Kid's Ultrasmash be? The most logical explanation is the moon, however now the moon is an assist trophy. Furthermore, the Skull Kid most likely wasn't that prominent in the Smash Bros Ballot because he was already an assist Trophy in Smash 4 and therefore not as many people voted for him).
Due to the huge importance of Breath of the Wild I think Mipha would be a great addition to the roster. She also has much more moveset potential than Skull Kid. I even think we might see all 4 champions in Smash (sharing one character slot) - similarily to the Pokemon Trainer you can switch between these 4 characters. If only one of those champions makes the cut, I want to see Mipha, however I don't think it is as likely as all 4 characters being in Smash.
Also the theme of the champions hasn't been shown yet - I hope and think they will include a champion's theme Medley. My dream scenario would be a reveal trailer (in similar fashion to the high quality cutscenes from the Champion's Ballad BotW DLC) with all 4 champions revealed one after another accompanied by their respective champion themes and voiced conversations (for instance Revali bragging: "It's time to leave this land and to show the whole world who the best archer on this world is" Mipha talking to Link: "We promised, after everything has settled in Hyrule time together, we would spend some time together - even if this means I have to follow you to the battlefield" - this would be the hypest thing ever.
"Revali's Gale swirls up the competition", "Daruk is ready to roll into Smash", "Urbosa's Fury electrifies the battlefield", "Mipha graces the roster"
I agree with you on this, I don’t see us getting a Zelda newcomer tbh.I'm not 100% sold on Skull Kid yet (it would be really cool, but we'll just have to wait and see). That being said, while the Moon would make the most sense as a Final Smash, Majora does have three boss fight's worth of content to pull from. I wouldn't rule him out just yet.
As far as the Champions go, I'd love to live in a world where all four are in Smash (just so everyone has their favorite available) but that's an unrealistic expectation (I'd love to be proven wrong, haha). However, from what I've seen online, Mipha seems to be the go-to for a favorite Champion, so if one of them were to make it into Smash, I'm confident that it'd be Mipha.
And it is suspect that none of the Champions have shown up yet. I would've pegged Urbosa or Revali as ideal Assist Trophy material, and yet all four are still nowhere to be seen.
How about his fish husband?So I am a huge Zelda fan and will cheer for any Zelda newcomer, but how can you have BOTW Link without his fish wife?
Also Zoras are a pretty prominent race of Zelda so I feel like they deserve a rep.
I really hope she will get in as DLC as I don't see base roster as a option, however I would love to be wrong about that.
Beat me to it I see lmfaoHow would you guys react if Sakurai pulled a fast one on us and put in Sidon?
Theirs no zoras domainOkay, so this is your prime example of pitiful strawgrasping, but there's three things I wanted to point out.
(1) I believe Mipha was the only Champion not seen as a spirit. As a matter fact, we saw artwork of Revali, Daruk, Urbosa (twice), a Gaurdian, and a Bokoblin, but oddly enough, not Mipha. While I do think she'll be a Spirit and that this is just a weird coincidence, at least we can argue that there's currently nothing in the game that directly indicates she can't be DLC.
(2) Skull Kid is out of the running, alongside Midna, Pig Ganon, Tingle, and Ghirahim. If we're to assume Spirits don't disconfirm a character, that pretty much leaves us with the Champions, Impa, and Toon Zelda/Tetra as the remaining choices for a Zelda rep, should we be fortunate enough to get one as DLC.
(3) There's a rumor that Sakurai mentioned in the Japanese Direct that the DLC characters are actually planned newcomers who didn't quite make the base game. Grain of salt, but if this is true, a Champion might have a decent shot here. BotW's development was announced in 2013, long before work on Ultimate began, so there's a chance Sakurai might have originally planned for a character from BotW being playable. Might not be as unlikely as you think, as Su/Mo (Incineroar) debuted only three and a half months before BotW.
A single game getting multiple stages has happened several times before. In Melee, both SM64 and EarthBound got two new stages (and SM64 technically already had a stage in the original Smash, so Melee brought up the total to three SM64 stages). In Smash 4, X/Y and KI:U also got two new stages.Mipha not showing up in the game at all was suspicious for me as well. However, we already have a Breath of the Wild stage. Do you really think we would get a second one? I highly doubt it, unfortunately
Yeah I agree, botw sold more than oot, having two botw stages is not weird at all.A single game getting multiple stages has happened several times before. In Melee, both SM64 and EarthBound got two new stages (and SM64 technically already had a stage in the original Smash, so Melee brought up the total to three SM64 stages). In Smash 4, X/Y and KI:U also got two new stages.
I'd say it's not impossible, especially with a game as popular as BotW.
I'm hopeful too, but let's not get ahead of ourselves just yet. Having all the Champions except Mipha as Spirits would extremely suspicious.Over 500 known Spirits so far and still no sign of Mipha. All other Champions (Revali, Daruk and Urbosa) are spirits, additionally also the following Zelda characters are spirits: Bokoblin (Botw), Demise (SS), Groose (SS), Tetra (WW), Skull Kid (MM), Tingle (MM), Midna (TP), Zant (TP), Darknut (TP), Medli (WW), Ruto (OoT), Impa (OoT):
Basically all of the requested potential Zelda-Newcomers are already spirits - well all except for one, Mipha. This plus the fact that Nintendo chose the characters and surely wants to push newer games… the more I think about it, the more my hope rises she might actually one of the 5 DLC-characters. A new Zelda character is long overdue and I think Nintendo might have suggested at least one Zelda chracter. Imo out of all Zelda characters Mipha currently has the best chance of getting in. Just imagine how beautiful a Zora's Domain stage could be. Or a Vah Ruta stage.
Makes sense, but I'm not sure if enough time has passed for any DLC character to be shown off at TGA. It's only been two weeks since the Direct, and Sakurai said DLC development hadn't started yet.So here is a thought I had:
The Game Awards are in 3 weeks and I think there is the possibilty that a new Smash fighter will be revealed. People were speculating the first DLC fighter will be a Square Enix rep and might be presented at The Game Awards. However, what if this first character isn't a square rep. We all know that Zelda Breath of the Wild won the GotY reward last year and for sure will be mentioned in some way this year as well. Zelda Breath of the Wild (GotY winner) is even nominated this year as "Favourite Moment of the Year 2017". If Mipha really was a DLC-figher, wouldn't this be the perfect opportunity to reveal her? The game is still fresh and on everyone's lips, I really hope she might get revealed at The Game Awards..