The Schoolgirl Famicom Detective, Ayumi Tachibana for Smash Switch (Famicom Detective Club Remakes Coming to the Switch)

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i was think maybe they didnt think there was a market for it or something. we are on different pages
That could be the case. That was the reason Sakurai decided in the end not to add Ayumi to Melee because he feared not many westerners wouldn't recognize her.

But yeah, I never played the Famicom Detective Club games but would love to though. I'll import the remake when it comes out.
 
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Visual novels are still pretty niche outside of Japan, more or less. Heck, the Phoenix Wright series can only manage digital releases in the West right now.

At least PdP finally getting a release after all this time shows that they're willing to relent on their comfort zone a bit.
 
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Visual novels are still pretty niche outside of Japan, more or less. Heck, the Phoenix Wright series can only manage digital releases in the West right now.

At least PdP finally getting a release after all this time shows that they're willing to relent on their comfort zone a bit.
danganronpa and several other VNs have physical releases in the west, and sizeable fanbases. they're not as obscure as you think anymore. YU-NO (a remastered VN originally from the 90's, minus the eroge scenes) is on the eShop and it seems to be a hit. hell, girls' dating sims/otome are promoted like crazy on mobile devices
 
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danganronpa and several other VNs have physical releases in the west, and sizeable fanbases. they're not as obscure as you think anymore. YU-NO (a remastered VN originally from the 90's, minus the eroge scenes) is on the eShop and it seems to be a hit. hell, girls' dating sims/otome are promoted like crazy on mobile devices
Yeah, that is helpful, though we can only wait and see what, if anything, will be done for FDC in regards to this.
 

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It's like I always wonder, considering how popular Smash Bros. is these days, I really feel like the series has just enough (or maybe even MORE than enough) clout to get away with adding 1-2 Japan-prominent characters, with Ayumi and Takamaru fitting that criteria perfectly, what with their being planned for various Smash games and all.
At this point, I feel Smash could add characters from games that died in the concept art stage and still get away with it.
 

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Still hoping the new game gets released in the West.

With the success of Sakura Wars PS4 I do feel positive about It, since It seems the visual novel market is thankfully starting to grow overseas.
There’s also last year’s AI: The Somnium Files which was a phenomenal success. I have it in my Switch digital library but haven’t gotten around to it yet. Will do soon
 
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At this point, I feel Smash could add characters from games that died in the concept art stage and still get away with it.
While Shiek isn't technically a character who died off in the conspect stages, her design from Brawl/Smash 4/Ultimate is a unused conspect design from Twilight Princess. Shiek was originally intended to be in that game.
 

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While Shiek isn't technically a character who died off in the conspect stages, her design from Brawl/Smash 4/Ultimate is a unused conspect design from Twilight Princess. Shiek was originally intended to be in that game.
no she wasnt, her design was made during the development of TP for brawl but she was never intended to be in it. if you look on the dojo youll notice they never said she was meant to be in it, people just assumed but then when hyrule historia came out it revealed that it was made for smash
 
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no she wasnt, her design was made during the development of TP for brawl but she was never intended to be in it. if you look on the dojo youll notice they never said she was meant to be in it, people just assumed but then when hyrule historia came out it revealed that it was made for smash
Okay than. I thought I heard the opposite.
 
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This girl.

She had a trophy in one of the past Smash games.
She starred in some mystery adventure games.

I guess there's some similarity, but not much.
the star of the two another code visual novel games who is also a school girl who helped sole a murder. not just the trophy in brawl but a spirit in ultimate. despite her international release it think shes less known than ayumi
 
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Oh, man! This looks great! Also loving the SSF2 mock-up of Ayumi there.

do you think an argument could be made that ayumi is the spiritual ancestor of ashley mizuik robbins?
Ehh... Spiritual SUCCESSOR, maybe. But I doubt they're related.
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This girl.

She had a trophy in one of the past Smash games.
She starred in some mystery adventure games.

I guess there's some similarity, but not much.
Yeah, Ashley had a trophy in Brawl.

the star of the two another code visual novel games who is also a school girl who helped sole a murder. not just the trophy in brawl but a spirit in ultimate. despite her international release it think shes less known than ayumi
Sadly, yeah. I'd agree that Ashley (despite debuting YEARS after Ayumi) is more obscure than even her. Still, it's nice to see Nintendo acknowledging her via Smash Bros. Still, I wonder if Ashley Mizuki Robbins could work as an AT or playable character in Smash. I mean, we can come up with ideas for Ayumi, so...
 
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Thanks. I couldn't remember where she appeared, only that she had.

Now that I think about it a little bit more, I can easily see Ashley and Ayumi appearing in a game together. The question is, which of the two is the "strange foreign girl."
depends where the game is set

It doesn't help that Cing, the studio who made Ashley Robbins' game has...been bankrupted for years now.
and its sorely missed

Breaks my heart because I adore the Another Code games and the Hotel Dusk games...we really were spoiled with amazing adventure games on the DS.
and to think they were planning to have the two eventually meet

Glad to see that CiNG isn't really forgotten here...
the first support thread i made on this site was for ashley
 
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