Official Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct Thread - 8.8.2018

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Welcome to the Official Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct thread! Feel free to discuss any and all things related to the upcoming Direct including reactions, predictions, or overall hype! Just remember to keep it civil and hype responsibly!

Streams and updates will be added as they become available.
Official Nintendo Direct Livestream:
 
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We are gonna get at least one completely new character. I really want King K. Rool lol, even tho my only exposure to him was through Super Mario Sluggers on the Wii. We will also see some new echo fighters for sure. Maybe Shadow and Ken? Also i'm hyped asf to see some new type of story mode. Even if it isn't as grand as Subspace.
 

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I can't help but go into this Direct with high expectations. They've shown us so ****ing much about this game already, what else could they have to show that warrants an entire Direct dedicated to nothing but Smash?
 

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I suddenly had the idea of tomorrow's newcomer being a Fire Emble rep and all my hype disappeared for a bit. I truuuly hope that they announce a newcomer for a new or underrepresented series.
 

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This is gonna be a good direct. Can't wait to see all the disconfirmations.
 

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I went with my gut last time and accurately predicted tit was gonna be called Ultimate, so this time I will do the same and say that K Rool or Geno will be revealed. Why them? No idea. Just my gut feeling.
 

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I suddenly had the idea of tomorrow's newcomer being a Fire Emble rep and all my hype disappeared for a bit. I truuuly hope that they announce a newcomer for a new or underrepresented series.
I seriously doubt we'll be getting anymore FE newcomers - even Sakurai admitted there might be too many. And even if we did, they'll have to be really unique in either concept or playstyle to justify it.
 

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I'm just curious what the Direct theme will be. I mean, last time we had the 'Everone is here!' thematic, before that we had the '50 Fact Extravaganza'.

I'd like a 'They are everywhere!' theme, for stages.
(Yes, I know Bill said not every stage will return.)
 

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I suddenly had the idea of tomorrow's newcomer being a Fire Emble rep and all my hype disappeared for a bit. I truuuly hope that they announce a newcomer for a new or underrepresented series.
Meanwhile a new Fire Emblem character would be one of the few things left that'd really excite me, depending on who it is, haha.
 

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My expectations for tomorrow character wise are one or both of Elma and/or Bandana Dee. Maybe one or two echoes, I’m guessing Chrom and/or Isabelle.
 

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I dunno why but I've got a gut feeling that we'll get more than one character and one of them will be someone who nobody is expecting. I just find the prospect of learning about more newcomers exciting as we'll finally have more of an idea on how Sakurai's picking them this time around.

EDIT - Think I double posted on accident due to less than stellar internet. Apologies.
 
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My prediction:

- Game's intro starts off direct.
- Sakurai talks about characters that didn't get talked about at E3. (Options include: :ultbowserjr::ultcorrin::ultdiddy::ultdoc::ultduckhunt::ultgreninja::ultjigglypuff::ultlucario::ultluigi::ultlucina::ultmetaknight::ultmewtwo::ultpeach::ultdaisy::ultsheik::ultdarkpit::ultridley::ultrosalina::ultroy::ulttoonlink::ultwario:)
- More stages revealed (New Donk City, Jungle Japes, Halberd, Palutena's Temple are my guesses). Stage list revealed on website after direct. Hazard toggle demonstrated.
- New items shown off, alongside new ATs and PokeBalls. Item section opens on Website.
- Modes shown off: Classic, All-Star, Stadium, Special Smash
- New mode shown off
- Demo will be available for download for local play after presentation. Online play "Test Smash" dates will be shown off. Build is a modified demo (Bayo nerfs, 3 more characters included in Demo).
- New character trailer, showing off Dixie as an echo (Dixie Whirls In!?), Gangplank Galleon stage and King K. Rool (K. Rool Serves a Royal Pain).
 

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For the record, due to the site's less than stellar performance, we'll merge double posts as is. It's very difficult to work with right now. No worries. We got you covered~
 

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Going in prepared for a worst-case scenario. Helps prevent too much disappointment. Ever since Cloud's reveal, I don't really get excited for Smash presentations. Mostly tense.

I do want to see more stages and learn what single player modes they have to offer, though.
 

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My prediction:

- Game's intro starts off direct.
- Sakurai talks about characters that didn't get talked about at E3. (Options include: :ultbowserjr::ultcorrin::ultdiddy::ultdoc::ultduckhunt::ultgreninja::ultjigglypuff::ultlucario::ultluigi::ultlucina::ultmetaknight::ultmewtwo::ultpeach::ultdaisy::ultsheik::ultdarkpit::ultridley::ultrosalina::ultroy::ulttoonlink::ultwario:)
- More stages revealed (New Donk City, Jungle Japes, Halberd, Palutena's Temple are my guesses). Stage list revealed on website after direct. Hazard toggle demonstrated.
- New items shown off, alongside new ATs and PokeBalls. Item section opens on Website.
- Modes shown off: Classic, All-Star, Stadium, Special Smash
- New mode shown off
- Demo will be available for download for local play after presentation. Online play "Test Smash" dates will be shown off. Build is a modified demo (Bayo nerfs, 3 more characters included in Demo).
- New character trailer, showing off Dixie as an echo (Dixie Whirls In!?), Gangplank Galleon stage and King K. Rool (K. Rool Serves a Royal Pain).
Pittoo/Lucina/Daisy and Ridley have already been talked about (and Ridley has had over a month of gameplay videos made for him)
 

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My prediction:

- Game's intro starts off direct.
- Sakurai talks about characters that didn't get talked about at E3. (Options include: :ultbowserjr::ultcorrin::ultdiddy::ultdoc::ultduckhunt::ultgreninja::ultjigglypuff::ultlucario::ultluigi::ultlucina::ultmetaknight::ultmewtwo::ultpeach::ultdaisy::ultsheik::ultdarkpit::ultridley::ultrosalina::ultroy::ulttoonlink::ultwario:)
- More stages revealed (New Donk City, Jungle Japes, Halberd, Palutena's Temple are my guesses). Stage list revealed on website after direct. Hazard toggle demonstrated.
- New items shown off, alongside new ATs and PokeBalls. Item section opens on Website.
- Modes shown off: Classic, All-Star, Stadium, Special Smash
- New mode shown off
- Demo will be available for download for local play after presentation. Online play "Test Smash" dates will be shown off. Build is a modified demo (Bayo nerfs, 3 more characters included in Demo).
- New character trailer, showing off Dixie as an echo (Dixie Whirls In!?), Gangplank Galleon stage and King K. Rool (K. Rool Serves a Royal Pain).
Just noticed you listed the 14 characters who weren't talked about at E3 EXCEPT my boi!!!
 

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I'm predicting Dixie as an echo fighter of Diddy to start the Smash discussion and King K. Rool makes his long awaited arrival to end the direct. With the relatively recent release of Tropical Freeze on the Switch I think it makes sense to focus on Donkey Kong, maybe try to boost a few sales of the game/franchise now.
With the game still 4 months out I feel like any announcement about a single player story mode won't happen just yet. I think the focus will be more on the gameplay and returning character movesets. Not everyone has played the demos or searched youtube for footage so I could see a focus on game mechanics. I think we'll get some more confirmed returning stages and definitely some new stages. That's one thing that seems very absent thus far, new stages. We do have the Moray towers for Inkling and Great Plateau Tower for the Zelda series. Maybe we'll get a peak at New Donk City. But there's still the past several years of games that could get some representation. Franchises like Fire Emblem, Pokemon, Xenoblade could get a new stage to represent the franchise. With all the Mario characters and Mario sports games I wouldn't be shocked to see another Mario stage (but not based off of Mario Odyssey). With Mario Aces so recent I'm leaning towards a Mario Tennis stage.
But I just wanted to get my predictions in b4 tomo. =P
 

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I'm expecting one newcomer only to be shown in the Direct tomorrow and my guts says Rayman. I believe the bigger focus will be on online and other single player modes. Though I'd love to be wrong and we see multiple characters. :p
 
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