The Bandicoot Returns (and It's About Time!) Crash's Nitro-Fueled Smash Thread

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What would be more likely, him voicing lines for crash in smash or a new crash game?
It may just be for a new game because I believe the Smash team would just reuse his voice clips, unless there weren't enough to use for all the moves, victories and taunts.
 

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I mean, we have Skylanders, N. Sane Trilogy and Nitro Fueled to pull from. His work in Skylanders is pretty identical to the latter two games, so he has more than enough to work with if they do the "reusing voice clips" route.
 

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While I know this is just the blizzard side and Activision and Blizzard are usually kept secret, the company is still Activision Blizzard at the end of the day. How do you guys think this affects Crash's chances? https://twitter.com/StormYorha/status/1184432105629069313?s=19
It's definitely a gray area. I think Nintendo senses a PR quicksand pit when they see one, and that's what Blizzard is right now. Dunno about Activision.

It's hard to speculate definitively.
 

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It's definitely a gray area. I think Nintendo senses a PR quicksand pit when they see one, and that's what Blizzard is right now. Dunno about Activision.

It's hard to speculate definitively.
Activision is why Blizzard is in the dumps, in my opinion. But your point still stands nonetheless; I just hope it does not affect chances. Crash was developed and created by neither Blizzard or Activision. It would be a shame.
 

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While I know this is just the blizzard side and Activision and Blizzard are usually kept separate, the company is still Activision Blizzard at the end of the day. How do you guys think this affects Crash's chances? https://twitter.com/StormYorha/status/1184432105629069313?s=19
I really don't see it having any effect on Crash's chances mainly because this whole Hong Kong thing is on Blizzard's end. Even if Activision themselves started this whole fiasco, all Nintendo would be doing is just temporarily using one of their characters who happens to be incredibly popular and wasn't even created by them. Worst thing I can see happening if Crash gets revealed are some angry rants on Twitter/Reddit. Aside from that everyone would be fine with Crash's inclusion for the most part.
 

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If a subsidiary is embroiled in scandal, it makes the parent company and other subsidiaries look equally bad. Especially when the one partially owned by Tencent is, in fact, the parent company Activision Blizzard.
 

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Imagine Nintendo having a W.I.P. of Crash complete, only to have it become scrapped. I really hope that doesn't happen.
 

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Imagine Nintendo having a W.I.P. of Crash complete, only to have it become scrapped. I really hope that doesn't happen.
If he's far along in development enough he won't be scrapped, if he's not even started yet though there's a non-zero chance Nintendo would scrap him

This is assuming he's on the list to begin with however
 

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If he's far along in development enough he won't be scrapped, if he's not even started yet though there's a non-zero chance Nintendo would scrap him

This is assuming he's on the list to begin with however
That's true. I'm just concerned that the Blizzard situation will extend much further than it already has.
 

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That's true. I'm just concerned that the Blizzard situation will extend much further than it already has.
Blizzard being a subsidiary of Activision Blizzard automatically makes Activision unremovable from the situation, it's already extended as far as it's going to
 

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I know I'm interrupting this conversation but...
I really REALLY want Yaya Panda from the phone racing games as a playable character in Nitro Fueled.
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Edit: now that I think about it, she could be the main character in a chinese new year grand prix or something.
 
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Still, between the Blizzard situation and now this, I'm pretty sure a lot of people have been turned off of Crash. And that's really the worst part of this.

You know what they say about reputation: lifetime to build, seconds to destroy.
 

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My parents used to play the Crash Bandicoot games on PlayStation before I was born and that series has been my childhood since The Wrath of Cortex (I know, original Naughty Dog games are better).

Hearing those leaks of him coming to Smash (I take a grain of salt though) made me think I'll support this thread.
 
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OH **** HERE WE GO:


I think getting both Ryu and Crash eventually is pretty likely btw.
The question now is, who will come first?

I'm thinking it'll be Ryu Hayabusa as #5 and Crash Bandicoot as the second character of the additional DLC. I think Geno might be the first additional character.
 

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Whoever leaked the Mii costumes leaked them on 7/19/19(I assume from his vid), 2 weeks before Hero's release and like 5-6 weeks before Banjo's release and the actual reveal of the said Mii Costumes, that kinda stands out to me. Sure we didn't a Mallow/Smithy & Chocobo costume but we know Nintendo recently took down 2 Mario RPG tracks not too long ago, like the Sans situation earlier this year. Plus Geno has been a fan favorite for a long time so it would not surprise me to see him become a fighter. Really hoping our boys Crash Bandicoot & Ryu Hayabusa both make it. I think they will.
 

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I honestly think Geno is a guarantee. I'll be very surprised if he does not get in as playable. Sakurai has thought he would be great for Smash since Brawl, so I can't see him not making it. Get HYPED!!!

I don't think Geno will be part of the pass though. He seems like more of a single standalone release.

Crash on the other hand... I can't let myself get too excited. He has always been my most wanted character of all time. The only character that could make me happier than getting King K. RoOl.

Crash Bandicoot would seriously be a dream come true.
 
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Man, I sure hope Crash is in Ultimate. As a gamer who preferred the N64 and Saturn to the PlayStation, I would right a lot of wrongs from the 32/64-bit console wars... :glare:

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As someone who has only played the original Crash Bandicoot via N-Sane trilogy, educate me on how the Bandicoot could work.
 

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As someone who has only played the original Crash Bandicoot via N-Sane trilogy, educate me on how the Bandicoot could work.
My moveset in the OP imo is a good baseline for how Crash would work, I think one other thing to highlight would be his animations. Crash would have very cartoony animations: like Looney Tunes.

Tldr from my moveset in OP, tons of crazy animations and cartoony movements, more of a trap character.


Another idea I had thrown around if I make another moveset would be using Aku Aku as a gimmick, something related to surviving.
 

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Neither will be #5. There's no logical reason for this "leaker" to know about costumes Geno would be coming with before knowing about Terry and #5. The most I'm willing to give this guy credit for is those few mii costumes that actually did happen. The SMRPG/ Chocobo ones and now Crash are most certainly false.
 

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I will say that Crash's chances aren't too affected as he is mostly sold on 90's Nostalgia nostalgia that China doesn't have.
 

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Neither will be #5. There's no logical reason for this "leaker" to know about costumes Geno would be coming with before knowing about Terry and #5. The most I'm willing to give this guy credit for is those few mii costumes that actually did happen. The SMRPG/ Chocobo ones and now Crash are most certainly false.
I don’t really understand what could’ve happened either, but are any of us an expert on how information gets leaked? Maybe they spoke with someone that mostly worked on Mii costumes at first and then got more information as time went on. IDK. Still how do we explain them being correct on Rocket Grunt and freaking Goemon? That’s too good of a guess in my eyes.
 

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I don’t really understand what could’ve happened either, but are any of us an expert on how information gets leaked? Maybe they spoke with someone that mostly worked on Mii costumes at first and then got more information as time went on. IDK. Still how do we explain them being correct on Rocket Grunt and freaking Goemon? That’s too good of a guess in my eyes.
You've completely missed the point. This "leaker" is very clearly hinting at Geno. If Geno isn't #5, that means he would have to know about a post pass character 3 months ago, before they knew about Terry or #5. Keep in mind that 3 months ago, nobody had any clue extra DLC would even be a thing.
It doesn't matter if he got just a couple things right, he completely missed easily the most important mii costume of that batch, and mixed in some **** that shouldn't even be happening according to himself.

I understand exactly the only things that could have happened; he got ahold of a tiny little bit of legitimate information and decided to just mix random stuff in according to trends at the time, or he just completely made a guess. Goemon isn't even that difficult a guess, since Goemon is one of Konami's classic arcade franchises.
 

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You've completely missed the point. This "leaker" is very clearly hinting at Geno. If Geno isn't #5, that means he would have to know about a post pass character 3 months ago, before they knew about Terry or #5. Keep in mind that 3 months ago, nobody had any clue extra DLC would even be a thing.
It doesn't matter if he got just a couple things right, he completely missed easily the most important mii costume of that batch, and mixed in some **** that shouldn't even be happening according to himself.

I understand exactly the only things that could have happened; he got ahold of a tiny little bit of legitimate information and decided to just mix random stuff in according to trends at the time, or he just completely made a guess. Goemon isn't even that difficult a guess, since Goemon is one of Konami's classic arcade franchises.
But that seems a bit odd with the fact that he predicted no Microsoft costumes. If he was trying to fill in holes with popular ideas, I would assume Microsoft stuff would've been noted. Also, while Goemon may have been a possible guess, Team Rocket Grunt seems near impossible.
 

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The "trend" I am alluding to here is Geno.
But that seems a bit odd with the fact that he predicted no Microsoft costumes. If he was trying to fill in holes with popular ideas, I would assume Microsoft stuff would've been noted. Also, while Goemon may have been a possible guess, Team Rocket Grunt seems near impossible.
 

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You've completely missed the point. This "leaker" is very clearly hinting at Geno. If Geno isn't #5, that means he would have to know about a post pass character 3 months ago, before they knew about Terry or #5. Keep in mind that 3 months ago, nobody had any clue extra DLC would even be a thing.
It doesn't matter if he got just a couple things right, he completely missed easily the most important mii costume of that batch, and mixed in some **** that shouldn't even be happening according to himself.

I understand exactly the only things that could have happened; he got ahold of a tiny little bit of legitimate information and decided to just mix random stuff in according to trends at the time, or he just completely made a guess. Goemon isn't even that difficult a guess, since Goemon is one of Konami's classic arcade franchises.
You may very well be right. I just don’t think things are quite that clear cut. Sure, he could’ve guessed those two. It just seems really unlikely that he got both by accident. As for no one knowing that DLC would continue, that’s not entirely true. IAmShifty has a source that told him DLC would last for two years.

https://youtu.be/VcmAVb8sGz0

It’s possible that the leaker had access to this information as well. I could be wrong of course, but I’m not convinced either way.
 
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The "trend" I am alluding to here is Geno.
From what I understand, the leak only has Mallow and Smithy costumes noted. There is clear implication, but Geno is not noted, in contrast to how he made clear declarations for the other characters.
 

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You don't just guess Goemon and Team Rocket grunt mii costumes, nevermind the other stuff he got right. Come on now.
 
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