Shantae, the Half Genie Protector of Scuttle Town! (A Switch To A New WayForward)

Do you think shantae can make it?

  • Yes, as a fighter

  • Yes, as a assist trophy

  • No, not as a assist trophy

  • No, not at all


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grizby2

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looks like we got joker. so this was nintendos first pick eh?

looks to me that they're gonna pick characters that they simply think look cool. none of this cooperate "they need to make money out of a deal" nonsense. as far as I know, Nintendo aint getting much out of including a persona character into smash bros. I really hope a certain indie girl is on their list <3
 

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Persona wasn't my first pick for potential DLC characters, and I am pleasantly surprised. I hope this leads to Persona 5 coming to the Switch.

My Season Pass purchase already feels worth it. Going to lengths this extreme means Sakurai and Nintendo are doing it for the art, and they're breaking boundaries I never thought possible. My hope for Shantae has just tripled.
 

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Just woke up and saw the news. didnt see it coming. funny and original jokes aside my stance on joker is the same as k rool: dont know much to care about him, but i know people wanted him in, so im happy theyre happy.
 
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As the guy who's the most likely to post Joker memes around this board...

I have no regrets with this announcement. Not a single one.

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looks like we got joker. so this was nintendos first pick eh?

looks to me that they're gonna pick characters that they simply think look cool. none of this cooperate "they need to make money out of a deal" nonsense. as far as I know, Nintendo aint getting much out of including a persona character into smash bros. I really hope a certain indie girl is on their list <3
I'm glad they got good taste in Persona characters, at the very least. Logic would normally dictate that they go after the most well-known ones (P3 and P4 leads), but went for the pick that fans agree would fit.

While I'm still unsure as to what direction the DLC period will take, the fact that big-name icons aren't the be-all end-all of third party picks is reassuring. If a guy who uses a persona is seen as realisable, that paints a rather interesting picture for what's coming next in terms of overall additions, first-party or not. Though I still hope the next person is a first-party, to try and balance things a little.
 
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I dont know how I feel about Joker.... This might be the first time where I don't buy the season pass. Hopefully something else can wow me to get the pass.
Huh, well i never expected that. Anyway, I guess I don't need to get the fighter pass now.
If having characters you really like is a requirement for you to buy them, I don't see how one would even consider getting the pass.
 

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Never paid much attention to Persona. When I first saw gameplay of...uhh... whichever one it was, it seemed like a kind of futuristic-esque anime-styled hack and slash near some kind of college campus/University etc. Foggy memory of it.

Curious to see how he plays, though.

I guess Nintendo picked only 3rd party reps? Or maybe just him. And apparently Reggie said there would be multiple waves of DLC? I don't recall hearing that, but I hope it's true, especially if Shantae isn't in the remaining four.
 
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Just got the game. The fights are sooo smooth ! I never enjoyed a smash game more than this one... Now I need to unlock Daisy, Bayo and Chrom... And Shantae's spirit. Her absence as a fighter still makes this game seem like it's lacking a little somethign in my heart...

As for Joker, I barely know his series but I'm very hyped regardless. He seems like such a cool character and I'm glad to see such series being represented !
 

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Morning peeps.

Limited Run for Pirate's Curse is already sold out in just 4 minutes...Wow. I knew these sort of things went fast, but that's still a lot faster than I expected. Though I suppose I should have expected as much given that it's limited runs of fan favorite games after all.
 

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When Reggie said that these characters will be new to the series
Shantae is a spirit and she’s not new anymore

Should we be worried?

Edit: nvm he was talking about fighters not other representation so her chances are still up there
 
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Morning peeps.

Limited Run for Pirate's Curse is already sold out in just 4 minutes...Wow. I knew these sort of things went fast, but that's still a lot faster than I expected. Though I suppose I should have expected as much given that it's limited runs of fan favorite games after all.
All of Limited Run's releases, are sold out way too fast...
 

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Well heads up to anyone still looking to get the Collector's Edition or Pirate's Booty Bundle of Pirate's Curse. More will be available for pre-order in roughly 6 hours. So if you missed it this morning you've got another chance to get it at 6PM EST/ 3PM PST/ 11PM GMT

The regular physical copy is still readily available for the time being.

If you've already got a Limited Run account (if not then I suggest making one if you really want to get hold of a copy before they sell out again), I suggest logging in 15-20 minutes early and going directly to the product page for whatever version of PC you want. Refresh the page when there's 1-2 seconds left and immediately add it to your cart the second the page loads up again.

If you set up a shipping address before hand then even better, it makes for a faster checkout just in case. I managed to luck out by doing so.
 
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Well heads up to anyone still looking to get the Collector's Edition or Pirate's Booty Bundle of Pirate's Curse. More will be available for pre-order in roughly 6 hours. So if you missed it this morning you've got another chance to get it at 6PM EST/ 3PM PST/ 11PM GMT

The regular physical copy is still readily available for the time being.
I don't think I'm gonna be able to get it, then... :(
 

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I'd say Reggi's statement of "New series unexpected choices boosts Shantae's chances. To take a huge negative and invert it, everywhere on the internet what are most people saying even now and ever since she got discussion for Smash, "she has NO chance". People will NOT expect her.
 
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Surprised by the joker announcement. Reallly cool, tho not one of my faves.
Hope everyone enjoys the game :)

I think the interesting choice for a character can give some chance to characters like shantae too :)
The Sylux boards have mentioned how revealing Joker the way they did was a smart move for getting that ''wow'' factor to the gaming community at large. With that in mind does anyone think Shantae would fit better with a direct's target audience?
 

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The Sylux boards have mentioned how revealing Joker the way they did was a smart move for getting that ''wow'' factor to the gaming community at large. With that in mind does anyone think Shantae would fit better with a direct's target audience?
Maybe in another Nindies direct? Though not a lot of people usually watches that one compared to the usual.
 

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Something about Reggie's saying at the Game Awards.

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He actually just said characters new to the series, not that they would be from new games/franchises.

https://smashboards.com/threads/newcomer-speculation-discussion.453424/page-105#post-22812616

He could've simply meant "no echoes" if he actually said "entirely new" (from what I've seen people say) or characters that feel new/new movesets.

Or it was just human error and he meant no veterans, because the game's selling point slipped his mind.
 
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If having characters you really like is a requirement for you to buy them, I don't see how one would even consider getting the pass.
I mean, I'm sure there will be lots of people who are really excited about all the characters picked for the dlc, but my tastes are a bit more discerning. I haven't played any of the persona or SMT games, and like Cloud I don;t believe Joker has payed his Nintendo Dues to earn the right, but that's only me.

Here's hoping the next announcement is far more appealing to my personal tastes.
 

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Another thing from the internet about Persona 5's impact in Smash Ultimate

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These folks need to wake up and face the facts that he's a pipe dream that's not coming.

There are certain rules I feel Sakurai will not break, that being included those not originating from video games.

Cause I feel that would destroy Smash Bros being a celebration of this specific medium as a whole.
 
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These folks need to wake up and face the facts that he's a pipe dream that's not coming.

There are certain rules I feel Sakurai will not break, that being included those not originating from video games.

Cause I feel that would destroy Smash Bros being a celebration of this specific medium as a whole.
Yeah, if non video game characters become an option, then where do you stop? Sure some people would say Goku is deserving, but What about Batman? Or the Ninja Turtles? Or freakin' Jackie Chan?! I mean, there are just so many people/properties that would need to be considered if that rule were eliminated.
 

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Another thing from the internet about Persona 5's impact in Smash Ultimate

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Sakurai even said no manga/anime characters
I'd say Reggi's statement of "New series unexpected choices boosts Shantae's chances. To take a huge negative and invert it, everywhere on the internet what are most people saying even now and ever since she got discussion for Smash, "she has NO chance". People will NOT expect her.
Imagine the amount of salt gamefaqs would produce.
 
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Sakurai even said no manga/anime characters
But they just added Jojo into Smash.
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In all seriousness Smash is a game celebrating video games and their characters. If you want a fighting game for Manga and Anime just play Jump Force that game has it's own mega crossover but nobody seems to care and just wants Smash representation.

Just let each media have their own areas to shine instead of having them bleed into each other
 
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