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Take this with a grain of salt, but "related to Nintendo, but not directly" sounds an awful lot like Phoenix doesn't it?
That's interesting. I definitely wouldn't consider Dante to fit that description.

So that's potentially my one prediction for tomorrow gone out the window...
 
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I honestly have no idea on who FP5 could be. I don't think it's Dante because everyone seems to be thinking that the tweet that got posted on the Devils May Cry seems to be pointing at Dante getting revealed, but that doesn't make sense honestly. If Dante does get revealed tomorrow on the 16th, then wouldn't that mean that the Twitter page broke the NDA?
 

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That news about DMC3 are about... DMC3... not Smash Ultimate.
When have some coincidental news from another random game ever affected Smash Bros?
It's always the same thing. Overwatch port announced... OMG TRACE CONFIRMED. Sakura Wars releasing on the same date as the game awards. OMG SAKURA CONFIRMED.
VR Half Life spin off (totally unrelated to anything) announced. OMG GORDON CONFIRMED.

Do people that say this ever hear themselves?
Unrelated games's news / release dates mean absolutely nothing.
 
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Yeah, just a funny coincidence tbh, I don't think that works against Dantes chances either (although as some have said before that comment Itsuno made last year might imply he wasn't negotiated for the fighters pass timespan), but it's far from a hint to him coming next. It's just neat DMC3 port is getting some more premium treatment compared to the other 2 games thus far.
 

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Take this with a grain of salt, but "related to Nintendo, but not directly" sounds an awful lot like Phoenix doesn't it?
I was thinking about characters that fit this description. I'm kinda taking this to mean "character that's almost seen as a Nintendo character or strongly tied to Nintendo".

Phoenix Wright (I've always thought he feels like a Nintendo character, as much as possible without actually being one anyway)
Professor Layton (similar to Phoenix)
Crono (He first appeared on the Snes right?, I think a lot of people tie him to Nintendo)
Cooking Mama (she fits the bill, personally I can't see it but who knows?)
Travis Touchdown (I think his games have been exclusive to Nintendo consoles, I'm not 100% sure)

Some I'm not sure about:

Arle Nadja (like someone mentioned I've always thought puyo puyo was always multiplatform)
Monster Hunter (I know Monster Hunter is a big deal in Japan, but I don't know whether it's seen as a franchise with strong ties to Nintendo?)

Oddball pick:

The Denpa Men (I actually thought this was a Nintendo franchise, but I assume it isn't since these games have no presence in Smash whatsoever)

Not that I expect The Denpa Men, but can you imagine if Sakurai did include a character like that?
 
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I honestly have no idea on who FP5 could be. I don't think it's Dante because everyone seems to be thinking that the tweet that got posted on the Devils May Cry seems to be pointing at Dante getting revealed, but that doesn't make sense honestly. If Dante does get revealed tomorrow on the 16th, then wouldn't that mean that the Twitter page broke the NDA?
Obviously nope.
If Dante is really FP5 and the date DMC twitter account teased was for Smash that would be known by Nintendo, of course. Not saying is what will happen in a few hours, tho. In other words, all of this would be planned by Nintendo and Capcom, which is why I don't think Dante is the next character because it sounds a bit far fetched for me.
 
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Obviously nope.
If Dante is really FP5 and the date DMC twitter account teased was for Smash that would be known by Nintendo, of course. Not saying is what will happen in a few hours, tho. In other words, all of this would be planned by Nintendo and Capcom, which is why I don't think Dante is the next character because it sounds a bit far fetched for me.
Plus wouldn't it have made more sense to reveal Dante at TGA instead of a normal direct? Especially since Devil May Cry 5 also had an award there.
 
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Travis Touchdown (I think his games have been exclusive to Nintendo consoles, I'm not 100% sure)

Arle Nadja (like someone mentioned I've always thought puyo puyo was always multiplatform)
Monster Hunter (I know Monster Hunter is a big deal in Japan, but I don't know whether it's seen as a franchise with strong ties to Nintendo?)
For Travis, I believe he's been 100% exclusive to Nintendo. Aside from some weird mobile spinoff. Though according to the insider's comment, he states that they could be relevant with or without Nintendo. So I'm not sure it really matches Travis.

I'd classify Arle as a Sega girl and not really tied to Nintendo. Though there are a few Puyo games released on Nintendo consoles.

Monster Hunter is a bit weird as they started on the Playstation ecosystem and slowly gravitated towards Nintendo. Considering we already got MH representation in smash, I'd put that on the "likely, but I wouldn't bet on it" category.
 
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For Travis, I believe he's been 100% exclusive to Nintendo. Aside from some weird mobile spinoff. Though according to the insider's comment, he states that they could be relevant with or without Nintendo. So I'm not sure it really matches Travis.
NMH1 got a remake for PS3 and I forget if 360 too, Travis Strikes Back recently got a PC port iirc.
Crono (He first appeared on the Snes right?, I think a lot of people tie him to Nintendo)
Don't give me hope In all seriousness with how much CT has been ported to other systems and Cross never ever being released on anything that's not a PS as far as I know, I dunno how much you can associate the character or IP with Nintendo anymore. That, and after Hero, I just can't see Crono happening anymore given how many similar beats they hit.
 
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It's worth noting that Hero's Paradise was not handled by Grasshopper and is generally a pretty poor port, and TSA was an afterthought especially since the main game had plenty of Nintendo promotion and content in it.

NMH2 is still exclusive and NMH3 seems the same. Travis is a Nintendo-adjacent character, just like Layton or Phoenix.
 
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I honestly don't have high hopes for Phoenix tomorrow. Not because of that Dante tweet (I don't really believe in that anyway), I just got a bad feeling for some reason.
 
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Despite that though, I'm very scared right now.
Yeah, you're right, there's more DLC after this pass so I shouldn't lose hope so fast. I'm just gonna say that I'm 80% sure Phoenix isn't FP5 and is instead post-pass DLC.

So what time is the direct for you guys? I don't want to miss it live, but I have to be awake at 6 A.M.
It's airing at 3 PM for me. Don't have work atm so I'm kinda lucky.
 

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I'm not really feelin' Phoenix for tomorrow, either. That being said, I am still confident in his chances of being added period, and I hope his Nintendo-adjacent nature will give him the advantage over other potential Capcom reps in the future.

Really thinking it's Travis, personally, and I'd be pretty down for that. Shame he probably won't be quite as vulgar and absurd as in his games, but they'll capture the essence, and he's got a lightsaber without even needing a beam sword. What more could you ask?
 

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I'm not really feelin' Phoenix for tomorrow, either. That being said, I am still confident in his chances of being added period, and I hope his Nintendo-adjacent nature will give him the advantage over other potential Capcom reps in the future.

Really thinking it's Travis, personally, and I'd be pretty down for that. Shame he probably won't be quite as vulgar and absurd as in his games, but they'll capture the essence, and he's got a lightsaber without even needing a beam sword. What more could you ask?
I want to believe so badly in Travis. I've wanted him since Brawl, he's my biggest nostalgia pick and I adore his series. He'd be a blast and even imagining him being added especially with a cool CG trailer makes me tear up. I may want Phoenix as much on a good day but Travis just has me by the heart.

That said, I'm actually thinking Professor Layton. I may not love him as much as Phoenix but I think us puzzle and adventure game fans should stick together. My gut feeling says him or Doomguy. I'm with all of you in that I don't think Phoenix is coming but he absolutely could post-pass.

Want: Travis, Phoenix, Arle Nadja
Gut feeling: Layton, Doomguy, Farmer (Story of Seasons)

All in all, not a bad six. And we could still get totally blindsided.

Just completed the second case of Dual Destinies, that was quite fun. I'm really liking the new features and mechanics.
Oh, and Athena is cool!
You're about to hit one of my favorite cases as well as one amazing stretch of the game in general! Enjoy!
 
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Just completed the second case of Dual Destinies, that was quite fun. I'm really liking the new features and mechanics.
Oh, and Athena is cool!
I can't explain why but out of all three of the protagonists' expressions, I like Athena's the most. Maybe it's cause it originated from that game and wasn't remade like the other two.
 

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That said, I'm actually thinking Professor Layton. I may not love him as much as Phoenix but I think us puzzle and adventure game fans should stick together. My gut feeling says him or Doomguy. I'm with all of you in that I don't think Phoenix is coming but he absolutely could post-pass.
My struggle with this is that I never really got around to playing Professor Layton's games, so while I respect the series a lot, and obviously our fandoms are close-knit, Layton would sort of feel like a deathblow for Phoenix - I can't imagine 0 puzzly-visual-novel-type characters getting in before, and Sakurai suddenly deciding two should be DLC, after all.

It's unfortunate, though - I have nothing against characters like Dante or Layton, who are cool in their own right, but they feel like one-or-the-other contenders with pretty much the only character I want, long-term.
 
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My struggle with this is that I never really got around to playing Professor Layton's games, so while I respect the series a lot, and obviously our fandoms are close-knit, Layton would sort of feel like a deathblow for Phoenix - I can't imagine 0 puzzly-visual-novel-type characters getting in before, and Sakurai suddenly deciding two should be DLC, after all.

It's unfortunate, though - I have nothing against characters like Dante or Layton, who are cool in their own right, but they feel like one-or-the-other contenders with pretty much the only character I want, long-term.
Gotta disagree here. Between Wright, Layton, and Dante, I don't think any of these characters getting in first would be a deathblow for the others.

There's only two ways I see any of these characters being knocked out of the running for good...
  1. The Spirit Board Event treatment (which there's some scary precedent for since, you know... Resident Evil)
  2. The Mii Fighter costume treatment (such as Phoenix Wright getting in and coming with a Dante Swordfighter costume)
 

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Gotta disagree here. Between Wright, Layton, and Dante, I don't think any of these characters getting in first would be a deathblow for the others.

There's only two ways I see any of these characters being knocked out of the running for good...
  1. The Spirit Board Event treatment (which there's some scary precedent for since, you know... Resident Evil)
  2. The Mii Fighter costume treatment (such as Phoenix Wright getting in and coming with a Dante Swordfighter costume)
Oof, I can only imagine what the reaction will be if we get a Dante mii costume... If that happens, I'm really sorry Dante bois.
 
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You're about to hit one of my favorite cases as well as one amazing stretch of the game in general! Enjoy!
I will :)

I can't explain why but out of all three of the protagonists' expressions, I like Athena's the most. Maybe it's cause it originated from that game and wasn't remade like the other two.
Yeah I can see that. I thought the same about the animations and I guess the reason is precisely what you say.
 
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It probably doesn't mean anything, but it's interesting that Sakurai did tweet this upcoming announcement in english as well, I think he only did that with Banjo before? Again, nothing of significant value, but still.
 

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It probably doesn't mean anything, but it's interesting that Sakurai did tweet this upcoming announcement in english as well, I think he only did that with Banjo before? Again, nothing of significant value, but still.
The last time Sakurai tweeted in English, he was telling people to shut the **** up about character requests.
 

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It probably doesn't mean anything, but it's interesting that Sakurai did tweet this upcoming announcement in english as well, I think he only did that with Banjo before? Again, nothing of significant value, but still.
Yeah, I noticed that, too. Wasn't even his warning that the Terry video being so long didn't mean he was announcing a lot in Japanese only?

He's probably just making sure everyone can get in on the fun of guessing, really. But on the off-chance it means anything, I'm curious what, since the only thing you could possibly read into it is that it's a Western-relevant character. If you combine that with the "Nintendo-adjacent" hint from Zippo (which should be taken with a grain of salt, but y'know)... who could that be? Shantae? That'd be a heck of a character to prove Spirits don't deconfirm.
 
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The last time Sakurai tweeted in English, he was telling people to shut the **** up about character requests.
last time he tweeted a character announcement in english =/= last time he tweeted in english
Yeah, I noticed that, too. Wasn't even his warning that the Terry video being so long didn't mean he was announcing a lot in Japanese only?

He's probably just making sure everyone can get in on the fun of guessing, really. But on the off-chance it means anything, I'm curious what, since the only thing you could possibly read into it is that it's a Western-relevant character. If you combine that with the "Nintendo-adjacent" hint from Zippo (which should be taken with a grain of salt, but y'know)... who could that be? Shantae? That'd be a heck of a character to prove Spirits don't deconfirm.
again, I don't think it means anything, some are jumping onto "it's a character cattered for the west!" bandwagon, it's just a curious change and coincidence with Banjos announcement.
 

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Yeah, I really don't think people who are on that bandwagon have thought it through, anyway. If it was a character specifically catered to the West, I feel like they'd have just announced it at TGAs. It was obviously possible to do so, if the character's so far along now that he can do a full gameplay demo.
 
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I said this in the newcomer thread but I'll say it here.

A 35 minute long presentation seems odd to me. Hero and Banjo's were to around 21-25 minutes long and still had time for small updates and Mii costumes. Terry followed the same formula and was only longer because he had a lot of additional content to bring and his history was discussed a bit more than the others. I think we'll either get at the very least more information for dlc after FP5 or a character that will need some extra time to be explained but not as much as Terry.
 
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