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New IP, New Fighter? ARMS character(s) for Smash discussion

Discussion in 'General Speculation' started by Guybrush20X6, Mar 18, 2017.

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Which character do you want for Smash?

  1. Spring Man

    51 vote(s)
    41.5%
  2. Ribbon Girl

    22 vote(s)
    17.9%
  3. Ninjara

    2 vote(s)
    1.6%
  4. Mechania

    4 vote(s)
    3.3%
  5. Master Mummy

    3 vote(s)
    2.4%
  6. All of the above (as costumes)

    6 vote(s)
    4.9%
  7. Other? (say below)

    1 vote(s)
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  8. Min Min

    16 vote(s)
    13.0%
  9. Helix

    9 vote(s)
    7.3%
  10. Kid Cobra

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    0.0%
  11. Byte & Barq

    1 vote(s)
    0.8%
  12. Twintelle

    8 vote(s)
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  1. Guybrush20X6

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    With the Switch's big public showing we also got a look at a brand new IP. One part Punch Out, one part Wii Boxing and three parts Dhalsim.

    [​IMG]

    It's never to early to speculate after all and Little Mac and Ryu but those "no fighting game characters in Smash" """"rules"""" to bed.

    THE FIGHTERS

    [​IMG]
    SPRING MAN
    He may share names with a Robot Master but this guy is the face of the game. Specifically, the one getting punched in Slo-Mo.

    [​IMG]
    RIBBON GIRL

    The other character shown off at the Debut.

    NINJARA
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    Respect the Chain Glasses

    MECHANICA
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    Nerf this!

    MASTER MUMMY

    --TO COME--
    Fighter details
     
    #1 Guybrush20X6, Mar 18, 2017
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    Easily my most anticipated Switch title and new Smash fighter.
     
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    I'm still sticking with the best girl (Ribbon Girl) as my choice.

    Support.
     
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    It would mostly likely be Spring Man and Ribbon Girl fused together, costumes of eachother or something.

    I would like mah boi Ninjara tho.
     
  5. Guybrush20X6

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    Would you believe how hard it is to find Master Mummy's art?

    Poll added so you can choose your favourite to be in Smash.
     
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    I don't care which it would be
    ARMS looks fun and a character would be fun
     
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    > Ribbon Girl is in the lead

    Good taste.
     
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    Por que no los dos?

    We could always have Spring Man as the main fighter with Ribbon Girl as an alternate.
     
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    Funnily enough, they are both tied.
     
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    I'm pretty sure the girl in the robot is named Mechanica, not Mechania.
     
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    I'm excited for this! I think that Springman w/ Ribbon Girl as alt costumes should work very well!
     
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    Definitely want an arms character.

    I expected spring man to be the most likely.

    But I also never saw Mechanica or Ninjara before today. Or named Ribbon girl.

    I don't know which one I want, I'd need to play Arms and would want the one who feels most natural to my specific play style because that will make it more likely to transfer to smash.
     
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    New trailers that show off each character's abilities and weapons.


     
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    Spring Man is the main one, he's used in promotion and seems to be as much of a "protagonist" as the series is going to get. Those are the characters that get into Smash first, unless the series has a mascot used in promotion even more, which isn't the case this time.

    So... if any, it'll be Spring Man. Which I'm fine with.
     
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    How much you bet Ninjara will be top tier? :troll:
     
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    In Smash with those air dashes combined with his arm range?

    Sure.
     
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    dont support them yet, knowing me i will after i play the game
     
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    If Smash 5/switch has a story mode like that of Brawl, I feel Spring Man and Little Mac would make a very legitimate pairing for the adventure!
     
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    I voted for Ribbon Girl, because if Spring Man gets in he'll have a Ribbon Girl alt and she's the only one I'd play as.
    I certainly see them as being a long range type character with blind spots on their attacks, requiring constant spacing to maximise utility.
     
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    Worth noting that Spring man was first in both the website and in the character introductions.

    It gets more and more clear that Spring man is this games Ryu


    The question is whether it's going to be a Chrom/Robin situation or not.
     
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    I'd be all about that.

    Man I would love a punch out Switch. Spring Man could replace Donkey Kong as the secret fight.

    ...

    So who would make a good secret fight in Arms?
     
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    If Chrom could've provided as much novelty as Spring Man we wouldn't have got Robin. :p
     
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    Harry from Teleroboxer. But he's far too obscure.

    Little Mac can work if they make an Arms-ified version of him to fit in with the other characters.
     
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    I want Harry now. You said it, you can't un say it.

    I loved teleroboxer. It was the reason I wanted the 3ds to have a virtual boy virtual console.
     
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    If only the Virtual Boy's reputation wasn't so terrible. Then VC would have been possible for that platform.

    Honestly, Little Mac makes the most sense as a secret fighter in Arms. The gameplay similarities between the two franchises (Arms and Punch Out) is so uncanny that it would be a waste to have a character that isn't known for boxing.
     
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    Now that I think about it... a new Punch-Out!! game should have Spring Man as a guest opponent. Harry the Teleroboxer, the Urban Champion, Captain Rainbow, and Captain Falcon should get in as guest opponents as well.
     
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    With all this talk of Little Mac it reminded me of some art I saw ages ago and I'm glad to say I tracked it down.

    [​IMG]

    Little Mac with Wireframe ARMS
     
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    Spring Man would, undoubtedly be the character they choose to represent ARMS. Disappointing to me, as I really do like how Mechanica looks (and plays). We don't have enough heavies in Smash, either.

    It's just a bit too early for an ARMS character I think. Visions of the Splatoon support thread from 2014...
    Mii costumes are pretty likely though
     
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    Depends, we don't know what Smash Switch will be. If it's WiiU with extra stuff then yes, if it's built from the ground up then heck no. We're still in uncharted waters here.
     
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    Well that's the thing. I am pretty certain it's built off Smash Wii U. Even if it's not, I don't think it's so far out that they will have time to add an ARMS character unless they really really want to push it.

    Which I kind of doubt, judging from how hard they're pushing it already.
     
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    I voted for Ribbon Girl but the concept of an ARMS character has my support.

    ARMS: Kira Yoshikage Edition when
     
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    An ARMS character would work really well for Smash. If I were to pick one out of those, it would probably go to Spring Man although I would like to see Ribbon Girl as the second.
     
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    ARMS content in Smash would be a great way to help give this new IP some... LEGS.
    For me, I'd be happy with either Spring Man or Ribbon Girl being playable in some form, either now or in the future.
     
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    when you think about it lanky kong from the dk series would be really well suited to arms
     
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    Bunch of French ******** commenting on the official Nintendo Facebook pages and complaining 'bout how this looks terrible and how Nintendo should've dropped a new Smash Bros. from the start instead. -_-

    I'm pretty sure this is a great spiritual successor to Punch-Out! that would give plenty of fun to the old-school gamers in local multiplayer. One of the comments said "huh is Nintendo aware that they've got plenty of old franchises in their cardboax boxes??". Can't disagree there, but c'm'on, this looks like a very promising alternative to Little Mac's game series.
     
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    Honestly, this game just got mixed reception because the concept is weird or it looks too cheap for a full price game in their opinions. We know there will be more modes and characters, but people just aren't patient.

    It's got potential, and I'm looking forward to it. Smash will be on it's way and they'll be coming crawling back once it's officially confirmed.
     
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    Captain Falcon would be ridiculous in Punch Out. An AI character who can both dodge and hit faster than the player but occasionally stops in place for literally seconds to charge a super punch while letting you hit him.
     
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    I'm not thrilled with it being $50 or $60 when there's not much content in the game that we know of. I want to know if it's worth $50 or $60.

    As far as I know, there's only 5 playable characters in this fighting game...
     
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    I'm expecting ten or twelve characters at best, the rest being unlockables.

    Maybe up to twenty different arms to use than the ones we've seen. It's the fact that they are being so secretive when Spring had already begun. IMO Bomberman is far more overpriced as a Switch game.
     
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    I've seen a lot of fan concepts for ARMS floating about the net including someone with Lasso arms and one with bungie cords so I'd say there's room for more characters. Unless we get Pink Gold Ribbon Girl
     

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