Rate Their Chances- Smash Ultimate Day 330 - Adeleine (Kirby)

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Dragonite kicks Scorpion off the Top 7, landing in that coveted seventh spot.
Isn't Dragonite deconfirmed? He was already shown to be on the Kalos Pokemon League stage. Why would we bother rating him?

Wonder Red
Chance - 5%
We're at the tail end of newcomers and his game flopped and his popularity isn't nearly at Ridley, Simon, King K Rool levels. Rating characters is getting less interesting as the spots dwindle and most options have been covered.
Want - 50%
He'd stand out. He'd be alright. Not really for him though either.

Noms 10x Gardevoir (cause leak)
 
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Chance: 5%
Unfortunately, his game bombed. While he does have a decent sized fanbase, it's probably not big enough to get him into Smash.
Want: 65%
He seems like he would be pretty fun to play as.

Two announcers prediction: 0.1%
Noms: Nathan Drake x10
 
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Isn't Dragonite deconfirmed? He was already shown to be on the Kalos Pokemon League stage. Why would we bother rating him?
Well, he is only a background element, so there may still be a chance, but it’s a valid point. I’d like to hear what people have to say about this. Personally I’m not against rating these characters, due to the technical (yet minuscule) possibility of them being Alfonzo’d.

TCT~Phantom TCT~Phantom what’s your take on this?
 
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Wonder Red

Chance: 15%
The Wonderful 101 looks poised to be yet another one-shot title. There's no fair reason for this; it just wasn't exceptional enough to remain remembered. The numerous smattering of trophies it got in Smash 4 was probably the best Smash was going to give it, considering that Smash 4 was Wonder Red's best time to get in- not only does it predate Smash 4's release, but Sakurai was negotiating with PlatinumGames anyway to get Bayonetta! Then again, The Wonderful 101 only came out a single year before Smash 4 did, which is a timeframe that's proven multiple times before to be too tight for Smash to squeeze a character out with, unless you're Pokemon or Fire Emblem.

Bayonetta's continued presence affirms that Wonder Red still has an open line to Smash. But like most one-shots, it didn't make enough of an impact to give a reason to really remember it, besides whatever its cult followers might argue.

Want: 10%
Maybe in a more generous roster, sure. But we've got enough characters trailing behind for a lack of recency and impact. While there's nothing really wrong (anymore) with getting Wonder Red ahead of others, he's essentially yet another addition to the pool of characters who were only ever going to shine on the year they released, each clamoring for that fate-changing Smash bump for less than selfless reasons.


Prediction
Female Announcer: 25%

Nominations
Guzma x10
 
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Wonder Red

Chance: 10%
Like everyone said here, his game was a flop. I really don't think he's gonna get in, unless Sakurai approached Platinum Games, which is highly unlikely at this point.

Want: 40%
While I would want him in the game, there are other characters that I want in Smash more than him. Still, I wouldn't mind if he got in somehow, even as DLC.

Nominations:
Heihachi Mishima x10
 

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Well, he is only a background element, so there may still be a chance, but it’s a valid point. I’d like to hear what people have to say about this. Personally I’m not against rating these characters, due to the technical (yet minuscule) possibility of them being Alfonzo’d.

TCT~Phantom TCT~Phantom what’s your take on this?
Dragonite is dead imo. Makes no sense to rate it, let’s face it it was going to get single digits anyway.

Wonder Red

5% chance

If for some reason we are going by past smash convention and repping the Wii U era (which aside from Inklings the evidence is against it), Wonder Red is one of the four characters that make sense, alongside Dixie, Rayman, and Elma. Unfortunately for him, fanservice is the name of the game and here he falters. Maybe once a W101 port comes to switch he has more evidence to support him, but he’s pretty unlikely.

50% Want

I’m torn, on one hand W101 is great. However, if he gets in, characters I want more wont. With roster space tighter, I have to ask myself do I really want him?

Nominating Ninten x 10

Also, speaking of stuff gone, I am taking out the Kamek and Canon Voice lines. Whether we should do two more days in their place or not debate today.

Day over, rate Concept:Female announcer and predict Saber from Fate/Stay Night.
 

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Female announcer

Chance: 1%
With all the other content being added I just can't see Sakurai going out of his way to add this.

Want: 15%
I'm fine with the current announcer. If we get a female one I won't complain, but there are definitely other things with higher priorities.

Nominations:
Terry Bogard x10
 

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We already have an announcer

Want: Abstain
To be honest, i don't really care about announcers, they could give me a beaver, i would be fine with it. But hey, if people want it, let's do this.
 
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Female announcer

Chance: 1%
Honestly if we were going to have one it would probably be confirmed by now. And I also haven't really seen anybody asking for one either.

Want: 50%
Wouldn't mind, wouldn't care. I'm not crazy on diversity in my Nintendo games.

Literally who: 2.14%

Punch Out newcomer x10
 
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Female Announcer

Chance: 0% - Yeah, it's not going to happen. No reason that they'd get a new announcer when we already have one. Is it possible for a future installment, sure, but they aren't going to hire a new announcer just for the sake of having a male and a female.

Want: 0% - No need for it, would rather they put resources elsewhere.

Nominations: All to Deconfirmed Character DLC
 

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Female Announcer want: 10%

I feel like female announcers work better in anime fighting games. I don't imagine a female announcer bringing the kind of gravitas to the announcing as male announcers have brought in past games.

Nominations:

FE Spear User x5
 
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Here's the updated Nominees list.
Thwomp x226
Linkle x225
Ninten x223
Django x215
Rowlet x210
Reinhardt Gets a Trophy x210
[Rerate] Phoenix Wright x200

200 - 151

Ray x198
Concept: Hanafuda Character x192
Balloon Fighter x190
DeMille x188
Papyrus x175
Louie x160
Concept: All-Star Versus x158
Tsubasa Oribe x155
Snip & Clip (Snipperclips) x155
Fire Emblem Three Houses Protagonist x155

150 - 101

Concept: Octopath Traveller Character x150
Concept: Fire Emblem Spear User x148
Concept: More than five unique newcomers (excl. Ridley/Daisy/Inkling) x145
Concept: Disconfirmed Characters as DLC x145
Terry Bogard x137
Stage: Poke Floats x130
Barbara x122
Klonoa x117
Pokemon Trainer (Gen 2) x114
Item: Beast Ball x112
2B x111
Neptune (Hyperdimension Neptunia) x110
Raiden x105
Susie x104
Daroach x102

100 - 51

Concept: Pikmin Newcomer x100
Tora & Poppi x97
Concept: Ken Masters alt Costume for Ryu x96
Viewtiful Joe x95
Medusa x95
Gooey x94
Ken Masters x90
Edelgard x85
Concept: Only 4-6 newcomers for base roster x85
Fjorm x80
Heihachi x80
Rick/Cool/Kine x79
Veronica x73
Yu Narakumi x71
Item: Breidablik x65
Zeraora (Pokemon) x64
Toon Zelda x64
Endou Mamoru x62
9-Volt x62
Project Zero/Fatal Frame Protagonist x62
Concept: Historical Character x62
Slime x58
Frank West x55
Concept: Shin Megami Tensei Character x55
Concept: Wars Characters x53

50 - 25

Takumi (Fire Emblem) x50
Chorus Kids x50
No More Stages x50
Nathan Drake x50
Tapu Koko x45
[Rerate] Spyro x45
Rhythm Girl x40
Concept: Metroidvania-like Adventure Mode x40
Stage: Ultra Space x35
Assist Trophy: Chun-Li x35
Concept: Punch Out Newcomer x35
Jin Kazama x30
Dovahkiin x30
Magolor x30
Dixie Kong & Kiddy Kong x25
Blacephalon (Pokemon) x25

Under 25

Adeleine x24
Master Chief x20
Concept: Break the Targets & Board the Platforms stage builder x20
[Rerate] Concept: Zelda newcomer x20
Gardevoir x20
Sub-Zero x17
Earthworm Jim x15
Concept: Modern Kirby Stage (Post Kirby Air Ride) x15
Concept: Custom Moves return x15
Concept: Custom Alternate Colors x15
Alexandra Roivas x10
Sans as a boss character x10
Ryuhi (Flying Dragon) x10
Metal Sonic x10
Dr. Lobe (Big Brain Academy) x10
Cross (Xenoblade Chronicles X) x10
Break the Targets x10
[Rerate] Shadow the Hedgehog x10
[Rerate] Dixie Kong x10
[Rerate] Isabelle x10
Black Knight as a boss character x10
Guzma x10
Volleyball Girl (NES Volleyball) x8
Stage: Gyromite Stage x5
Nia x5
Concept: Xenoblade newcomer x5
Concept: Valve Newcomer x5
Concept: SR388 Stage x5
Concept: Playable Indie Character x5
Blaze the Cat x5
Alm x5
[Rerate] Octolings x5
[Rerate] Gengar x5
Yandere Chan (Yandere Simulator) x5
King Hippo x4
Donbe and Hikari (Shin Onigashima) x4
Diskun x1
New additions are Guzma, Yandere Chan from Yandere Simulator, and Fire Emblem's Black Knight as a boss character

TCT~Phantom TCT~Phantom Is it safe to remove Dragonite from the Nominees list? Also for what to do with Kamek and Canon voices, maybe we could push the current schedule forward so that way we could get to that proposed fixed schedule you presented a few days ago sooner.

Edit: As requested by TCT, Dragonite is officially out of the running. List updated to reflect change.

I also got through with the satisfactions ratings of the revealed characters from the direct.
Simon Belmont - 84.59%
Richter Belmont - 74.61%
Chrom - 63.66%
Dark Samus - 71.20%
King K. Rool - 94.82%
 
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Here's the updated Nominees list.
Dragonite x237*
Thwomp x226
Linkle x225
Ninten x223
Django x215
Rowlet x210
Reinhardt Gets a Trophy x210
[Rerate] Phoenix Wright x200

200 - 151

Ray x198
Concept: Hanafuda Character x192
Balloon Fighter x190
DeMille x188
Papyrus x175
Louie x160
Concept: All-Star Versus x158
Tsubasa Oribe x155
Snip & Clip (Snipperclips) x155
Fire Emblem Three Houses Protagonist x155

150 - 101

Concept: Octopath Traveller Character x150
Concept: Fire Emblem Spear User x148
Concept: More than five unique newcomers (excl. Ridley/Daisy/Inkling) x145
Concept: Disconfirmed Characters as DLC x145
Terry Bogard x137
Stage: Poke Floats x130
Barbara x122
Klonoa x117
Pokemon Trainer (Gen 2) x114
Item: Beast Ball x112
2B x111
Neptune (Hyperdimension Neptunia) x110
Raiden x105
Susie x104
Daroach x102

100 - 51

Concept: Pikmin Newcomer x100
Tora & Poppi x97
Concept: Ken Masters alt Costume for Ryu x96
Viewtiful Joe x95
Medusa x95
Gooey x94
Ken Masters x90
Edelgard x85
Concept: Only 4-6 newcomers for base roster x85
Fjorm x80
Heihachi x80
Rick/Cool/Kine x79
Veronica x73
Yu Narakumi x71
Item: Breidablik x65
Zeraora (Pokemon) x64
Toon Zelda x64
Endou Mamoru x62
9-Volt x62
Project Zero/Fatal Frame Protagonist x62
Concept: Historical Character x62
Slime x58
Frank West x55
Concept: Shin Megami Tensei Character x55
Concept: Wars Characters x53

50 - 25

Takumi (Fire Emblem) x50
Chorus Kids x50
No More Stages x50
Nathan Drake x50
Tapu Koko x45
[Rerate] Spyro x45
Rhythm Girl x40
Concept: Metroidvania-like Adventure Mode x40
Stage: Ultra Space x35
Assist Trophy: Chun-Li x35
Concept: Punch Out Newcomer x35
Jin Kazama x30
Dovahkiin x30
Magolor x30
Dixie Kong & Kiddy Kong x25
Blacephalon (Pokemon) x25

Under 25

Adeleine x24
Master Chief x20
Concept: Break the Targets & Board the Platforms stage builder x20
[Rerate] Concept: Zelda newcomer x20
Gardevoir x20
Sub-Zero x17
Earthworm Jim x15
Concept: Modern Kirby Stage (Post Kirby Air Ride) x15
Concept: Custom Moves return x15
Concept: Custom Alternate Colors x15
Alexandra Roivas x10
Sans as a boss character x10
Ryuhi (Flying Dragon) x10
Metal Sonic x10
Dr. Lobe (Big Brain Academy) x10
Cross (Xenoblade Chronicles X) x10
Break the Targets x10
[Rerate] Shadow the Hedgehog x10
[Rerate] Dixie Kong x10
[Rerate] Isabelle x10
Black Knight as a boss character x10
Guzma x10
Volleyball Girl (NES Volleyball) x8
Stage: Gyromite Stage x5
Nia x5
Concept: Xenoblade newcomer x5
Concept: Valve Newcomer x5
Concept: SR388 Stage x5
Concept: Playable Indie Character x5
Blaze the Cat x5
Alm x5
[Rerate] Octolings x5
[Rerate] Gengar x5
Yandere Chan (Yandere Simulator) x5
King Hippo x4
Donbe and Hikari (Shin Onigashima) x4
Diskun x1
New additions are Guzma, Yandere Chan from Yandere Simulator, and Fire Emblem's Black Knight as a boss character

TCT~Phantom TCT~Phantom Is it safe to remove Dragonite from the Nominees list? Also for what to do with Kamek and Canon voices, maybe we could push the current schedule forward so that way we could get to that proposed fixed schedule you presented a few days ago sooner.

I also got through with the satisfactions ratings of the revealed characters from the direct.
Simon Belmont - 84.59%
Richter Belmont - 74.61%
Chrom - 63.66%
Dark Samus - 71.20%
King K. Rool - 94.82%
Kill Dragonite. I find it deconfirmed and let’s face it it was going to get scores like 1% Chance and 14% Want, waste of a day for a character that isn’t even meme tier funny.
 
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Female announcer

Chance: 0%
Xander Mobus is male.

Want: Abstain

Reinhardt trophy x5
I require proof. This could be a Lady Gaga question where we need Profesor Oak to get the true information for us.

Female Announcer
Chance - ???% till the evidence is showcased in regards to Oaks findings on this Mr. or Ms. Xander Mobus. (0%)

Want - 0% - Don't discuss this too loudly or for too long or else the SJW army will show up from Overwatch and begin depleting the brain cells of the fanbase. Nerf Bayonetta? Is it cause she is a strong independent woman?!?! Can a girl not be stronger than the boys?!? Peach is your favorite character? Why cause she lives up to every stereotype and has made men judge women not living to her standard? Women come in all types and forms and should be respected. Peach is a disgrace and needs deleted though! There are more male character that female characters, this is highly sexist and unfair to the female players!!! This game needs to be brought to 50/50 or more females than males to be right.

Please no.

Other than that, I don't mind a female announcer, but I feel she'd need to be like the Announcer from TF2. I don' want a robotic girl or anime girl. I'd want the blood thirsty middle aged to elderly woman telling Mario to fireball Link in the face point blank. But we'd probably get someone like DVA's voicing and my ears would die every time she opened her mouth.

Noms 10x Gardevoir
 
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Don’t be political here this is RTC. We only attack people for having different smash opinions.

Female announcer

5% chance

Tbh it could happen, it would be unprecedented but it could happen. I feel the biggest reason why is to spice things up, hearing a different voice as an option.
70% want

No strong feelings but slightly in favor. I like the idea of alternative announcers that I can toggle on.

Nominating Ninten x 10
 
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Female announcer

Double zeroes

I don’t see them springing extra cash for a feature nobody seems to care about. The option to change the voice of the announcer would probably be less used than even coin mode. Besides, Xander Mobus’ voice is pretty iconic imo.

Saber prediction: .1%
Tomorrow’s not gonna be a good day. Here’s hoping I don’t offend anyone.

Nominating NintenX10
 

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Female Announcer

Chance: 0%
Want: Abstain

So... Mistress Hand? The announcers of past Smash games also served as the voice of Master Hand and Crazy Hand. So far, Xander Mobus confirmed he's back, and nothing has been said about a second announcer unless it's revealed in a later info dump. But because there's never been a second announcer before, I'm skeptical Ultimate would just break that precedent.

Nomination
Black Knight as a boss character x10
 

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People are downplaying the chances of a female announcer too quickly. I can see it as a possibility, given that Sakurai is going above and beyond to give us as many gameplay options as possible. We might see announcers from all Smash games return for Ultimate, alongside an announcer specifically made for this game. Although, I feel the chances of Ultimate’s new announcer being female are pretty low. It feels more likely that a male announcer would come narrate for Ultimate. But, if there were more options, I guess a female announcer is possible.

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Female Announcer

Chance-

0%

There's no real reason for this to happen. If they had a female announcer, it'd be revealed at launch.

Want-

5%

I think the current voice is fine

Nominating: Pikmin Newcomer x 10
 

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Days are way too inconsistent.

Female Announcer
Chance: 0% -
We already have an announcer.
Want: 0% - Xander Mobus has an epic voice that fits way too well.

Prediction: Saber
Chance: 3.21%
Want: 12.11%


Literally who?

Nominations
Frank West x5
 

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Female Announcer

Chance: 0%
Most video games in general don't even have multiple announcers, much less fighting games. The only game I'm aware of that does this is BlazBlue, where the characters became alternate announcers.

Want: 55%
By itself, I have no strong feelings one way or another, it'd be nice. But the character announcer thing I mentioned would be fun.

Nomination:
Viridi x 5 until she's scheduled in

Prediction Abstain
 

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Brief thing I wanna do before structured days that I want yall opinion on.

A realistic prediction of unique newcomers and echos. Like exactly how many do you expect. I feel contextualizing that would be interesting for upcoming days. Thoughts?
 

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Brief thing I wanna do before structured days that I want yall opinion on.

A realistic prediction of unique newcomers and echos. Like exactly how many do you expect. I feel contextualizing that would be interesting for upcoming days. Thoughts?
For uniques, around 4~8 newcomers. Smash64 gave us 12, with arguably 2 clones, so they might give us 6 or 8 more just to match.

For echoes, I think 4 more is the upper limit, with 2,3 being more likely. So 1~4 more echoes.
 

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Another Announcer

Chance: 0%
Want: 0%

Why? We already have an announcer, and he's fine. And why is this up for rating when we have the announcer confirmed, when we cut 'DK/Diddy/Rool canon voices' which is also confirmed not to occur?

I prefer fighting games with the gravitas of a male announcer anyway. Female announcers are great for story-based mythos, but even then a contralto is more impressive (see Galadriel intro-ing LotR). Can you imagine someone like Wendee Lee's Xianghua announcing? I'd turn it off.

There is so much they could spent their money and cartridge space on rather than rerecording all of the announcer's lines. Giving the Dorf a unique victory theme like all the other villains for one.

Nom: Dovahkiin x10
 
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Female Announcer

Chance- 0.1%
We have Xander Mobus gracing us with his beautiful voice for this version. I also just dont see a demand or need to hire another announcer.

Want-0%
Meh. Again, we already have Xander, and I really like his voice.
I believe we will get 6 more unique newcomers and 6 more echoes.

2B X 5
 

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Female Announcer

Chance - 0% - I don't think we will get another announcer, let alone a female one. It's a lot of voice work, and most people are ambivalent on getting a new one. Xander's got a good gig going, as far as I can tell everybody's already happy just having him.

Want - 50% - No opinion. Don't care either way.


Prediction

Saber - 0.35% - Not really. I need to double check which platforms she was on.


Nominatons

Nihilego X10
 

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Female announcer:

Chance: 50%: Don't really have much to offer here, and since this feels like a yes or no type deal I'm gonna say it's got a coin flip shot at it since I haven't heard anything to prove or disprove it yet

Want: 50%: Why not I guess. Probably won't even notice if there is or isn't one after a few months of playing the game.

Nomination:
Nathan Drake x5
Scorpion x5
 

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Female Announcer Chance: 2%

I wouldn't call it impossible, but it is still extremely unlikely.I don't see any reason why we'd suddenly have multiple announcers in this game, or why they'd find it necessary to give us an option for different announcers. One is all that's necessary.

Want: Abstain

I'm not exactly against it, but I don't exactly want it, either. Xander Mobus has done a great job, once again. I'm more than happy with just that.

Saber Prediction: 3.17%

Fate seems to be pretty popular in Japan, and Grand Order got localized just last year, didn't it? Yeah, I've got some familiarity with Fate, but no experience playing it. I don't think this is a series with much likelihood to see anything in Smash, let alone a newcomer, and I certainly don't expect this score to be anywhere near high here. Color me surprised if anyone has come up with strong, valid reasons to the contrary.

Nominations: Papyrus x5
 
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Female announcer

First of all, I'd like to point out that there is a reason you might expect a female announcer to be more likely than you might be thinking: there are a lot of announcers for the game, so Xander Mobus is not the only announcer. In Smash 4, there was a separate announcer for English/Japanese, French, Spanish, Italian and German. It's possible they will add more languages, like Portuguese or Korean, or less likely, use a different voice for English outside North America (UK, Ireland, Australia), etc. So, while we know Mobus is returning, but there are still several opportunities for there to be a female announcer even without adding a male/female announcer toggle. I'm not sure how many other announcers we've heard...

Anyway, this wouldn't that interesting of a concept, but seeing how whiny some people are getting over the idea makes me think maybe it is a good one. Like, I wouldn't think that a female Smash announcer would bother people so much, but apparently it does. If you really think it's not something that matters and it shouldn't matter... you should be rating it "neutral" for want. Clearly it does matter to many of you.

Anyway, they are putting in a fair amount of details like this, and they've made some choices to increase female representation: default Inkling is female, Daisy and Dark Samus* added, female Pokemon Trainer, female Pikachu skins. They could do it, but I don't think there's nearly as much demand for it as compared to female playable characters.

*The official site uses "it" for Dark Samus, but as a clone of a female character, I'd say DS is more female than male anyway...

Also I don't know why people think a female announcer would have to be high pitched/girly. There are a lot of directions you could go. Someone with a voice like Jessica Walter (Mallory Archer from Archer, Lucille Bluth from Arrested Development) would be pretty cool, for example.

Another option they could've considered is, for characters that it fits for (like Pokemon, Mario, FE characters, WFT, etc.) have them say their own names. They already have the voice actors doing lines for them, it would add on another second of recorded material...

Female announcer chance: 10%
Probably not going to happen, but I wouldn't be super surprised if it did.

Bump that chance up quite a bit if we're counting a female announcer in any language. That'd probably be more like a 20% chance.

Female announcer want: 60%
It's not high on my list of things, but I'd try it out. Certainly possible I'd like it better than the male voice. Xander Mobus is fine but I'm not attached to him either. Either way the announcer doesn't matter that much to me as long as they're not irritating. If they switched to Gilbert Gottfried maybe we'd have a problem...

Dunno why so many are giving 0s for want. Like you actively despise the idea for some reason. Is it going to shrink your testicles that much if a woman announces the game? If it's as irrelevant as you say, you should be rating it that way.

And justifying that on the basis of it being a waste of resources. For one... how much do you think a voice actor costs to do literally a few minutes worth of recorded material? Do you think they had to pay really big bucks to Xander Mobus, a 22-year-old nobody in 2014? This would be a tiny fraction of the budget of the game. And how much memory do you think it takes to have like 2 minutes of audio? This is a game with 800 songs and 100+ stages but you're worried about the memory requirements of another announcer? Adding another announcer isn't going to affect anything.

If gameplay is all you care about, then you should consider the effort on trophies and multitudes of Mii costumes and things like that to be a far bigger waste. I'd much rather have had them put the small amount of resources for a female announcer than waste time developing Smash Tour.
 
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Gerrothorax

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This gets a zero because we already know it's not happening. Xander is already confirmed to return, and there's no reason to bring him back if you're just going to replace him with someone else.
Want: 0%
Who cares?
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Dunno why so many are giving 0s for want. Like you actively despise the idea for some reason. Is it going to shrink your testicles that much if a woman announces the game? If it's as irrelevant as you say, you should be rating it that way.
I rated 0 want because I don’t really care, nor do I think anyone would care enough to use the toggle, so it’s sort of a waste. I don’t actively despise the idea though, you should remember some people rate using different scales.
 

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I rated 0 want because I don’t really care, nor do I think anyone would care enough to use the toggle, so it’s sort of a waste. I don’t actively despise the idea though, you should remember some people rate using different scales.
Eh, I wasn't calling out a specific person. You're not the only one, and some others were a lot more negative in their comments.

It would be a tiny fraction of the effort spent on the game, so it's pretty irrelevant as far as a "waste". They go through the effort of having different announcers for different games even though only a few of the names are different and they don't even change most of the pronunciations that much - they recorded 5 people saying "Falco" and "Pit" basically identically. I don't think they really need to go to the effort, but some people would appreciate it (some would really appreciate it) and everyone else won't care or just see it as evidence of how thorough they are and how many little details they work on. The people who would actively be mad aren't worth catering to - they'll always find something to complain about if the game doesn't 100% cater to them.
 
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we are kind of reaching the end of development here I don't see any valid point of adding another announcer. sure other games like dota do it. but I don't see it happening now and this game isn't a live service.

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Highly unlikely, a lot isms needed for recordings and it sounds like they're reusing a lot of Xander's clips anyway
Want abstain
I'll just say I like it when the announcer is Master Hand, and the Master Hand is male


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Female Announcer

Chance: 0%
As far as I know, every Smash Bros. games up to now only had one announcer, so it's highly unlikely that they would add a second one in Ultimate.

Want: 10%
I actually wouldn't mind at all if they used a female announcer for once, but since Xander Mobus is confirmed to be the announcer of Ultimate, I just don't see it anymore.

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