The mayor of smashville: Villager discussion

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#1
ok so heres a thread for discussing the villager in smash 5 so you know changes youd like and what you think the chanves of returning etc




personally id like to see their look updated to match the more recent look in, new leaf, happy home designer, amiibo festival and pocket camp







er anyone know of smaller versions of those images i can use
 
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Here's some smaller images for ya~

Just quote me then click them for the links.
There are 2 things I want from Villager in the next Smash: the gorgeous girl Villager New Leaf design right here, and an umbrella twirl up tilt that was one of the few animations they could have pulled directly from the game. Like, why is it forward tilt? where did this stick come from? how do you miss such an easy attack to rip from the game? I guess we'll never know.
 

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Here's some smaller images for ya~

Just quote me then click them for the links.
There are 2 things I want from Villager in the next Smash: the gorgeous girl Villager New Leaf design right here, and an umbrella twirl up tilt that was one of the few animations they could have pulled directly from the game. Like, why is it forward tilt? where did this stick come from? how do you miss such an easy attack to rip from the game? I guess we'll never know.
thank you, very helpful
 

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You know, it would be cool if you use the isabelle amiibo and you could unlock an isabelle skin for the villager.
And the same with the other animal crossing amiibos, being able to unlock alts, so instead of playing as the villager, you play as the animals.
And if the cards amiiibos works too, being able to pkay as your favorite neighbour would be awesome.
A man can dream... a man can dream...
 

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personally id like to see their look updated to match the more recent look in, new leaf, happy home designer, amiibo festival and pocket camp
I'd prefer to see Villager keep his normal smash look and use those for alts.
 

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I think Villager is very likely coming back. He’s currently the only rep of one of Nintendo’s most popular series, and he’s generally well-liked by players!

Regarding appearance changes - I’m not sure if I’d prefer the taller characters from New Leaf. They’re the most recent version, but the shorter ones are used in the first three games, whereas the tall ones are still only in one. It wouldn’t bother me if they changed them, but I think I’d prefer if they stayed shorter - Smash is the only game in recent years where they use the short Villagers! I’d love to see them add all of the faces and outfits added in New Leaf, though.
 
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I think they meant the body proportions of New Leaf onwards as opposed to the look itself. It's pretty likely we'll get the designs from Mario Kart as the new defaults, but the original designs could definitely work as alts.
thats exactly what i meant, the taller look they made for introduction of trousers
 
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I expect to see his ^B changed. The Balloons have very little to do with the actual gameplay of Animal Crossing- in fact they have almost nothing to do with what the balloons do in AC.

The move is more of a cute nod to Balloon Fighter, and now that Iwata has passed, I actually count Balloon Fighter among the most likely of character inclusions.
 

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It seems the possibility of updating veterans is the one thing that's worrying me the most about this Smash. First BotW Link, now New Leaf Villager. Villager's current proportions are best left as is. It's how the character started out, and it's how I feel he should stay.
 
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Here are some Villager official Artwork from New Leaf. I love the first one and the third
I really hope they go for this level of variety in Smash Switch. They could even go all out and add full matching outfits like the Zap costumes or the witch one. If Lip doesn't get in then I'll accept her through a Villager alt too.
 

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Honestly, the Villager could be the whole cast of animal crossing characters.
You have an isabelle amiibo? you use it in the game and...


Bam! you unlock an isabelle alt. skin for the villager
You don't have an isabelle amiibo but you have an amiibo card of your favorite neighbour, Peanut? you use it in smash switch and...

bam! you unlock her as an alt skin for the villager.
That way you can have the whole cast of animal crossing characters.
And the reason why I said having them as unlockable amiibo skins instead of having them already by default is because that may be a little too chaotic, and because Nintendo would have an excuse to sell more animal crossing amiibo cards.
This is just a silly idea that I thought.
 
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They should put in a second villager with a different moveset---like having the slingshot work like it's supposed to (like an up smash that goes full screen); incorporating the fishing rod (could be a tether recovery, or a Scorpion-style command throw as a side special); taunts based of the emotion faces (like the shock face); or have Pocket work like Peach's Turnip Pull. All of that would be way more interesting than trying to hamfist Nook or Isabelle in, who have lack an established base of maneuvers to draw from like a Villager.

In fact, just make a classic Villager (appears pre-New Leaf) and a modern Villager (New Leaf and beyond) like Link and Young/Toon Link. That would satisfy me completely if they don't muck up the movesets.

And give them all golden tools for Christ's sake.
 
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I expect to see his ^B changed. The Balloons have very little to do with the actual gameplay of Animal Crossing- in fact they have almost nothing to do with what the balloons do in AC.
I disliked the irrelevance of the balloons, but real talk, I loved how "broken" they were. Villagers' godly recovery made them feel like Jigglypuff, except they rarely die.

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I'd prefer to see Villager keep his normal smash look and use those for alts.
I will say this, the Villager needs the New Leaf look.

Though that would sadly make them a bigger target in battle.
It seems the possibility of updating veterans is the one thing that's worrying me the most about this Smash. First BotW Link, now New Leaf Villager. Villager's current proportions are best left as is. It's how the character started out, and it's how I feel he should stay.
The BOTW update is no different from the Twilight Princess update.

However, I believe that the New Leaf proportions should be acknowledged. I think the best solution is two distinct Villagers: pre-New Leaf (classic), and New Leaf and beyond. I don't like the New Leaf look so I'd prefer having what I know and love available.

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thank you sakurai for staying in the past with the villagers design while updating other characters

oh well
I was hoping so badly for the improved New Leaf designs. The Villagers in Mario Kart 8 are SO cute. Oh well, at least they are back in Smash 4.5
 
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I was hoping so badly for the improved New Leaf designs. The Villagers in Mario Kart 8 are SO cute. Oh well, at least they are back in Smash 4.5
This is not "Smash 4.5" - Bill Trinen confirmed the game was built from the ground up; furthermore Sakurai considers Smash 3DS and Wii U as Smash 4 and 5. This is Smash 6.
 

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This is not "Smash 4.5" - Bill Trinen confirmed the game was built from the ground up; furthermore Sakurai considers Smash 3DS and Wii U as Smash 4 and 5. This is Smash 6.
They did not build a game this big in HD from the ground up in more or less 3 years. No one from Nintendo would say the game was built on top of Smash Wii U, even if it was, because that would be admitting this isn't entirely a brand new game.

But believe in whatever you want. Doesn't matter to me.
 
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They did not build a game this big in HD from the ground up in more or less 3 years. No one from Nintendo would say the game was built on top of Smash Wii U, even if it was, because that would be admitting this isn't entirely a brand new game.

But believe in whatever you want. Doesn't matter to me.
Yeah, the game's characters and stages are tweaked but the actual engine is completely unique.
 

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As someone who works with games herself, I know one or two things. I also know game developers don't always tell the true when marketing their games. If the truth might compromise sales, you hide it.

But again, believe in unicorns, if you want.

Back to Villager, I would have loved a slightly faster grab animation.
 

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ZeRo has some positive things to say about our boy from playing him in exhibition matches. Looks like the greater movespeed and reduced landing lag is going to make him really fun to play and hard to deal with.

 

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Do you guys think his new jab finisher is a buff or nerf? I kinda like the way it worked in 4 where it just keeps pummeling and pummeling and wears down your shield surprisingly quickly. At least, that's what I remembered in Ranai vs Zero's first set together.
 
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