Official Newcomer/DLC Speculation Discussion

Thoughts on Byleth?

  • YAY

    Votes: 186 30.6%
  • NAY

    Votes: 89 14.6%
  • MEH

    Votes: 95 15.6%
  • 6 MORE CHARACTERS!!

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Lenidem

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Sadly Skull Kid is already an assist trophy though.... I really don't think assist trophy promotions will happen in the same game (maybe in the sequel).

I prefer E. Gadd over King Boo as well... in fact E. Gadd never gets enough love.
I don't believe it will happen either. But it should. :)

And E. Gadd for Mario Kart!!
 

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Top one definitely.


I got a question for you all, what do you think of the possibility of four echo fighters being sold separate from the pass to square out the roster. This would also perfectly square out the stacked echoes roster
Well it depends on who these characters are, how different they are from their counterparts, and what their price is.
 

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Top one definitely.


I got a question for you all, what do you think of the possibility of four echo fighters being sold separate from the pass to square out the roster. This would also perfectly square out the stacked echoes roster
I would love that because of the perfect square. Stacked or not, it would look perfect!

Maybe we will get our echoes pass. Would also explain why it takes much longer this time. They still take time to make!
 
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Top one definitely.


I got a question for you all, what do you think of the possibility of four echo fighters being sold separate from the pass to square out the roster. This would also perfectly square out the stacked echoes roster
That wouldn't be a bad idea my Hope's are to round out the roster of characters my ideas are for mostly females
Jeanne Impa Ms.Pacman etc
 

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Top one definitely.


I got a question for you all, what do you think of the possibility of four echo fighters being sold separate from the pass to square out the roster. This would also perfectly square out the stacked echoes roster
In terms of likelihood no it isn’t happening imo but would I like it to happen yes.
 

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I know that a lot of people are going to disagree with me on this, but I don't think a Sword/Shield rep is happening. The Sword/Shield spirit event happened in November, around the time where Nintendo would presumably finalize Fighter Pass 2. If there was a Sword/Shield DLC fighter, I don't think they would have released the spirit event.
 

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Firebrand (Demons Crest): A weird pick but having him represent demons crest and constantly switch between all the different forms he has for different moves seems like a fun idea to me. Didn't make it for the same reason as before, but also because I feel like he'd be a hated inclusion in... yet another fighting game.
****, I never thought on this, but I would love to see Firebrand, SNES was basically my childhood and I played a **** ton of SNES games, loved Demon Crest, the bosses, the graphics, the soundtrack!
Thanks, now I have to add Firebrand to my most wanted...
 

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I know that a lot of people are going to disagree with me on this, but I don't think a Sword/Shield rep is happening. The Sword/Shield spirit event happened in November, around the time where Nintendo would presumably finalize Fighter Pass 2. If there was a Sword/Shield DLC fighter, I don't think they would have released the spirit event.
i'm shocked at the amount of people that were even saying that a gen 8 pokemon was coming. the SwSh spirit event should have been a killing blow to anyone from gen 8 but the smash fanbase always rallies to the safest choice when sakurai blindsides us i guess.
 

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I did.
But Mario is missing a ton of major characters.
Toad, Toadette, Waluigi, Paper Mario, King Boo, and of course Geno.
Paper Mario is not a character!!

BotW2 needs to have a flashback sequence where we see Impa from 100 years ago, and she's still a badass ninja.

Classic Ganon is a no brainer but for some reason both the developers and the fanbase don't seem to consider it as a serious option, sadly.
Because Ganondorf is already a PC and Ganon is already a boss. MOST people don't actually want 3 versions of the same character.

I got a question for you all, what do you think of the possibility of four echo fighters being sold separate from the pass to square out the roster.
I think it exists.

****, I never thought on this, but I would love to see Firebrand, SNES was basically my childhood and I played a **** ton of SNES games, loved Demon Crest, the bosses, the graphics, the soundtrack!
Thanks, now I have to add Firebrand to my most wanted...
I ALSO want Firebrand in but...not before Arthur.
 
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I know that a lot of people are going to disagree with me on this, but I don't think a Sword/Shield rep is happening. The Sword/Shield spirit event happened in November, around the time where Nintendo would presumably finalize Fighter Pass 2. If there was a Sword/Shield DLC fighter, I don't think they would have released the spirit event.
If Gen 8 Starters aren't among those Spirits then they're still in the running. You'd make a point if they were.
 

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I think Doomguy has been largely overhyped by this fanbase, and one of the major evidences for his inclusion, Bethesda talking with Nintendo, clearly didn't yield anything. I don't understand why something so old would cause anything now.
There was that infamous cacomallow mii costume leak. People believe this is legit because it was not possible with current mod tech. But some claimed they managed to mimic it. There was precedent where mii costume leak was proven true. But I wouldn't be surprised if Doom Slayer gets Mii treatment. Assassin's Creed and Cuphead got Mii treatment, and they are far more popular than Doom.
 

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There was that infamous cacomallow mii costume leak. People believe this is legit because it was not possible with current mod tech. But some claimed they managed to mimic it. There was precedent where mii costume leak was proven true. But I wouldn't be surprised if Doom Slayer gets Mii treatment. Assassin's Creed and Cuphead got Mii treatment, and they are far more popular than Doom.
I feel like if we were to get a Bethesda rep it would sooner be Dovahkiin as Skyrim is the ONLY Western game to get a perfect score in Famitsu and it’s overall a worldwide phenomenon
 

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I know that a lot of people are going to disagree with me on this, but I don't think a Sword/Shield rep is happening. The Sword/Shield spirit event happened in November, around the time where Nintendo would presumably finalize Fighter Pass 2. If there was a Sword/Shield DLC fighter, I don't think they would have released the spirit event.
That does significantly hinder the chances of a sword and shield rep but I’m only thinking one is likely for hope for the best, expect the worst kinda thing. Maybe they could use Urshifu instead as that didn’t necessarily exist in the vanilla version and therefore maybe they’ll see it has potential to add more spirits instead of ones that a Pokemon like rillaboom would bring along
 
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Well it depends on who these characters are, how different they are from their counterparts, and what their price is.
Quite honestly I would hope they are all Chroms and not Dark Pits. :p
If Gen 8 Starters aren't among those Spirits then they're still in the running. You'd make a point if they were.
Even then I consider Pokémon the exception to the rule as let's face it Nintendo would definitely push for a Gen 8 mon. :p It can be any of the starters, though I am expecting Rillaboom.
 
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Even then I consider Pokémon the exception to the rule as let's face it Nintendo would definitely push for a Gen 8 mon. :p It can be any of the starters, though I am expecting Rillaboom.
Especially given Pokemon's popularity.
No, just the three first stages.
Along with that, there were Morpeko, Zacian&Zamazenta, and Corviknight.
Then the final evolution starters are still in the running.
 
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Especially given Pokemon's popularity.

Then the final evolution starters are still in the running.
If any Galar Pokémon were still in the running, why would they give four spirits out in the spirit event?
 

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I feel like if we were to get a Bethesda rep it would sooner be Dovahkiin as Skyrim is the ONLY Western game to get a perfect score in Famitsu and it’s overall a worldwide phenomenon
Someone will bring Banjo as counter argument. "Minecraft is waaaay more popular yet Banjo got in before Steve!!" But, at least Banjo sold like 46k in Japan iirc. Halo at its peak sold like 11k in Japan. It's pretty impressive, considering Xbox presence in Japan. Doom doesn't have such luxury. I think Doom circle is really within Smash bubble or other bubble.
"Mah legacy and influence! Sakurai said John Carmek is the father of FPS!!" Wolfenstein paved way for Doom. And Sakurai actually singled out and praised Half Life 2 along with Halo 2 unlike Doom. This argument really gets on my nerve. It's so overrated.
 

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Someone will bring Banjo as counter argument. "Minecraft is waaaay more popular yet Banjo got in before Steve!!" But, at least Banjo sold like 46k in Japan iirc. Halo at its peak sold like 11k in Japan. It's pretty impressive, considering Xbox presence in Japan. Doom doesn't have such luxury. I think Doom circle is really within Smash bubble or other bubble.
"Mah legacy and influence! Sakurai said John Carmek is the father of FPS!!" Wolfenstein paved way for Doom. And Sakurai actually singled out and praised Half Life 2 along with Halo 2 unlike Doom. This argument really gets on my nerve. It's so overrated.
Meanwhile my dream is Vault Boy but that’s a snowball’s chance in hell as the only Fallout game on Switch atm is Fallout Shelter
 

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Because it was none of the starters especially the final evolutions. If they were Spirits then I'd agree.
That's not what I'm asking.

Why would they give out ANY Sword and Shield spirits if each DLC Character comes with a spirit board?
 
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I'm honestly at this point thinking Chief is more likely anyways. Not only his popularity and being the Mario of Microsoft but also Nintendo's great relationship with them. I can see them also letting them use him.
 

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Ok, what do you guys think about Assist trophy promotions? What are the chances that we'll get at least one? I don't expect them to make the 2nd pass all promotions but it would be nice to promote 1 or 2 Assists into actual fighters.
 

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Someone will bring Banjo as counter argument. "Minecraft is waaaay more popular yet Banjo got in before Steve!!" But, at least Banjo sold like 46k in Japan iirc. Halo at its peak sold like 11k in Japan. It's pretty impressive, considering Xbox presence in Japan.
Actually, wrong on both accounts.

https://sites.google.com/site/gamedatalibrary/

Search for both games, and you'll see that the original Banjo-Kazooie actually sold 400k in Japan. As for Halo, the highest selling game there is Halo 3, at about 100k. So there's that.
 
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Ok, what do you guys think about Assist trophy promotions? What are the chances that we'll get at least one? I don't expect them to make the 2nd pass all promotions but it would be nice to promote 1 or 2 Assists into actual fighters.
None because that would require completely rewriting the base game by removing Assist Trophies. That's just not going to happen and doesn't make sense. Characters like Waluigi, Shadow, Skull Kid are all Assist Trophy characters that are not going to graduate into playable characters in Ultimate. There is no good reason for the developers to do all that extra work when they could make something entirely new that doesn't require adjusting the base game.
 
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