- Sep 20, 2018
It does though.but relevance doesnt always matter to smash, i mean would sakurai even know what they were working on back when he was picking the characters for the pass? it would have been sometime last year that the characters were chosen and as i said before it doesnt sound like sakurai knows what goes on at monolith before the official reveal. so odds are that as far as sakurai was aware rex was the most relevant character at the time when he was choosing
Sakurai himself stated that Robin wouldn't have gotten in if another Fire Emblem game had been slated to come out between Ultimate's project plan and release.
Also Nintendo picks the characters and they do know what goes on at Monolith, though I also wouldn't be surprised if Sakurai at least has a vague idea.