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Normally I wouldn't consider this necessary but given recent trends, I feel the need say that some of us still want Nintendo characters.
So many people seem so focused on Third Party characters and so dismissive of first party characters. Smash is like family to me and has been a part of me for so long. I love Smash because it's a Nintendo crossover, Nintendo has been there for me at my lowest lows and highest high, it's the only systems I own and the only one I ever felt the need to own.
But to see people claim that Nintendo has been squeezed dry of characters is painful and a flat out lie.
People say Smash has become a gaming in general crossover, and if that's true and third parties aren't just guests, they we've lost something really special to me. What happened to our Nintendo crossover? What series is there now to hope for all my favourite Nintendo characters to appear in.
Mario Kart introduced guests, but it never lost its identity as Mario Kart. For it to become Nintendo kart would dash the hopes of newer Mario characters to join a kart roster.
Look I'm fine with introducing more third party characters, but I don't want to abandon the first party characters in the process and I don't think that's too much to ask. Best of both worlds is to continue introducing both.
As for characters I'd want? Well all of the following I'd be much more excited in seeing than the vast majority of third party characters
Rex and Pyra
Baby Mario (I actually really want him a lot)
Pretty much any of the Xenoblade party members (so happy that game is getting remade)
Anything Rhythm Heaven
Parabo and Satebo
Ect ect ect
What are some first party characters you want?