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Megadoomer

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ALL IN ON DANTE?????

I doubt "oracles" is a hint and is more him kidding around but what if it's a character who can see the future or is involved in fortune-telling? It's crazy, this whole shadow-drop thing, is it someone mysterious?? I gotta take time off work to catch this live I'm freaking it!!!
If he does get in, then this video's an entirely appropriate response to this:

 

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i mean it's also entirely possible they just release DMC3 info independently of nintendo like they did for the style switching update
Yeah but what are the odds that the dates coincide together randomly? Sure it's possible but that would be the mother of all coincidences.
I still think Dante is the most likely character at the moment.
 

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What was said back then?
Matt Walker gave out 3 dates to look forward to, one being the direct date.
The VA for the character “V” said he’d love for the character he voiced to get in Smash but admitted it would be Dante who already got in Marvel Vs Capcom and Smash.

You know the lyrics: "The wind blows hard in January"
OUR LAST FIGHT, DO YOU REMEMBruary?
 
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Finally!

Now that we are in the endgame, what are your top predictions?

Dovahkiin
Doom Slayer
Arle Nadja
Travis Touchdown
Lloyd
Dante
 
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Yeah but what are the odds that the dates coincide together randomly? Sure it's possible but that would be the mother of all coincidences.
I still think Dante is the most likely character at the moment.
Well Japanese game companies seem to like announcing things in the middle of the week as opposed to Mondays and Fridays. So the chances are really 1 in 3. Not very extreme odds.
 

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Matt Walker gave out 3 dates to look forward to, one being the direct date.
The VA for the character “V” said he’d love for the character he voiced to get in Smash but admitted it would be Dante who already got in Marvel Vs Capcom and Smash.


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That would be really weird if it's going to be Dante then.
I mean, Dante would fit and I love him, but still.
 

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So to summarise

  • Announcement will be on Thursday
  • The current front runner in rumors is Dante
  • The other characters that have had "hints" are KOS-MOS, Arle Nadja and other Namco characters
  • Serveral Characters have been shot down by leakers but that was so much of a mess that no one can keep track
  • Phoenix Wright is still in the running as far as I know
Though if it was Dante, why were all the leakers so squirrely about it? Was it because one of the devs of DMCV said no and they thought they would look stupid if the said it was Dante?
 

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I know Sakurai's pose isn't a hint but it is definitely taken from the actual video, so I wonder what the context of it could be? I keep thinking of an E (Elma?), a 3 (DMC3? Three Houses?), a superhero pose (Wonder Red?),, or maybe he's simulating hair spikes (Phoenix?). Or maybe the joke about oracles could be relevant?

Or, you know, none of that and it's just Sakurai being cute. I doubt it's a hint at all but it's fun to consider! My big guess is still Dante, but...we REALLY could be seeing anyone from Bill Rizer to Reimu to Billy & Jimmy Lee to Elizabeth Comstock to Kunio-kun to Quote to....anyone!!

I love how it hasn't been leaked, too! I hope we keep it this way.
 
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Why are people still thinking Dante is still in the run

The creator already deconfirmed him


For me if sources are wrong doomguy or Ryu hayabusa or geno

If correct master chief or whoever the puzzle girl papa Genos said
 

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I know Sakurai's pose isn't a hint but it is definitely taken from the actual video, so I wonder what the context of it could be? I keep thinking of an E (Elma?), a 3 (DMC3? Three Houses?), a superhero pose (Wonder Red?),, or maybe he's simulating hair spikes (Phoenix?). Or maybe the joke about oracles could be relevant?

Or, you know, none of that and it's just Sakurai being cute. I doubt it's a hint at all but it's fun to consider! My big guess is still Dante, but...we REALLY could be seeing anyone from Bill Rizer to Reimu to Billy & Jimmy Lee to Elizabeth Comstock to Kunio-kun to Quote to....anyone!!

I love how it hasn't been leaked, too! I hope we keep it this way.
Sakurai: "Feelin cute. Might reveal a smash character later idk"
 
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I know Sakurai's pose isn't a hint but it is definitely taken from the actual video, so I wonder what the context of it could be? I keep thinking of an E (Elma?), a 3 (DMC3? Three Houses?), a superhero pose (Wonder Red?),, or maybe he's simulating hair spikes (Phoenix?). Or maybe the joke about oracles could be relevant?

Or, you know, none of that and it's just Sakurai being cute. I doubt it's a hint at all but it's fun to consider! My big guess is still Dante, but...we REALLY could be seeing anyone from Bill Rizer to Reimu to Billy & Jimmy Lee to Elizabeth Comstock to Kunio-kun to Quote to....anyone!!

I love how it hasn't been leaked, too! I hope we keep it this way.
He could be cheekily referencing Half-Life 3 if the character is Gordon Freeman.
 
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Why are people still thinking Dante is still in the run

The creator already deconfirmed him


For me if sources are wrong doomguy or Ryu hayabusa or geno

If correct master chief or whoever the puzzle girl papa Genos said
He said the character couldn't get in unless Dante had games on the Switch. But now we have Devil May Cry 1, 2 and 3 all going to be on Switch.
 

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Why are people still thinking Dante is still in the run

The creator already deconfirmed him


For me if sources are wrong doomguy or Ryu hayabusa or geno

If correct master chief or whoever the puzzle girl papa Genos said
you mean like how kirkhope deconfirmed banjo?

NDAs are a thing, ya know
 
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Why are people still thinking Dante is still in the run

The creator already deconfirmed him


For me if sources are wrong doomguy or Ryu hayabusa or geno

If correct master chief or whoever the puzzle girl papa Genos said
Slight correction, the producer of DMCV said Dante's out, Hideki Kamiya has said nothing of the sort, though Hideaki Itsuno, the director since 3 has said Dante would need more Nintendo appearances
 
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Oh God, it's happening...

I can't watch. I'm too nervous. We've had so many different names now, it really seems like it could be anyone. I'm not a huge fan of sudden reveals like this - the tension is just overwhelming. The fact that this one hasn't leaked is insane, but I feel like there'll be a decent portion of the fanbase that gets disappointed regardless of who it is. All I know is that there will be salt.

Hopefully he also talks about the post-pass DLC plans as well. I was expecting a double reveal if it was a full direct, but I don't think that "Here's the plan" is beyond possibility, especially if the second reveal is a PP-like one with in-game footage.

Good luck everyone!
 
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