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NEW OWNERSHIP, REVAMPING FOR POTENTIAL DLC

Now that the Genetic Pokemon has opened the flood gates let's start listing any upcoming games that could tie in to any DLC characters. Sakurai stated that series "without a future" would not get character focus so let's look to the future to see and potential characters. We'll start with November 2014 and go from there. Any potential characters they could tie into will be put in brackets next to it. Help me build this new list. If you want the old list, look below.

2014
November

November 7th- Ultimate NES Remix (Ice Climbers [Hope into one hand...])
November 11th- Sonic Boom (Second Sonic Character)
November 13th- Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Obvious)
November 21st- Super Smash Bros for Wii U Releases in America
November 21st- Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire (Gen 3 Pokemon)

December
December 5th- Super Smash Bros for Wii U Releases in Europe

2015
February
February 12th- Kirby Rainbow Curse (Bandana Dee)
February 13th- Majora's Mask 3D (Young Link)
Spring
March 18th- CODENAME S.T.E.A.M. (Lincoln, the entirety of American literature)
April 15th-:mewtwopm: Mewtwo released (X&Y tie-in/Melee fan nostalgia)


Summer
May- Splatoon (Inkling)
June 26th- Yoshi's Wolly World (Prince Fluff, Wool Yoshi)

Fall/Autumn

[B[Winter[/B]

Unkown
Zelda WiiU (Impa, Tetra)
Star Fox U (Wolf, Krystal)



[COLLAPSE="Pre-Release Timeline"]

It appears characters are being released to coincide with their respective game releases. Here is a list of all the character confirmations so far and upcoming major releases for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. There are three more timelines on bottom of this OP.

CONTENTS
  • Main timeline
    The main timeline is for veterans and confirmed new-comers only. Any upcoming game releases/anniversaries taking in place after Smash Bros for 3DS's Japanese launch date are not included (When will a character be revealed, is the main subject of this thread, after all, and we'll know all characters by then with Smash Bros for 3DS in Japan).
  • Post-launch timeline under "unannounced SECRET FIGHTERS" spoiler section
    For veterans, if confirmed getting cut/not returning. Don't lose your hopes, they might be revealed post-launch via DLC!
  • "For new-comers" spoiler section
    For unconfirmed new-comers. The timeline in there is very special, as it lists trailers first, then list game releases/anniversaries under them. We have yet to see any new-comer revealed without a trailer.
  • "Bad dates" spoiler section
    It contains all previous dates that we consider to be farfetched for a character reveal, and didn't even revealed for it. It was meant for researching purpose only. Future games and anniversaries will go to "bad dates" spoiler as well when all of respective veterans are confirmed.
Anniversary will use its earliest date rather than three separated dates by three major regions. Metroid: Zero Mission is an exception as it appears that the 2nd region's anniversary was on the same day as the respective veteran's reveal and I only want to point that out just in case, even if it's just a pure coincidence.

KEY
??
= Revealed out of the blue
?! = Revealed for special reason
!! = New character
v /^ = Supporting character's reveal in later/earlier date
v /^ = Farfetched support (in next/prev month)
Date = Character revealed
Date = Golden opportunity (usually reveal multiple characters)
Date = Great opportunity (usually a single reveal with trailer)
Bad anniversary = Not rounded to 5, hardly mean anything for character's reveal
Date /Achievement = Subject to change
Weekend = No Dojo update
Game = Spin-off games (Nobody ever revealed for it)

STATISTIC
Revealed with trailer: 1Mo, 4Tu, 2We, 1Th, 0Fr
Revealed on Game release/anniversary: 0Mo, 0Tu, 0We, 3Th, 4Fr
Random reveal: 0Mo, 0Tu, 1We, 1Th, 1Fr
Opportunity missed: 3 games, 1 (Pokemon) movie, 1 game not on Nintendo system, ALL spin-off games, 4 anniversaries

2011
October 21 - Nintendo Direct
December 27 - Nintendo Direct (67 days)

2012
February 22 - Nintendo Direct (67 days)
April 21 - Nintendo Direct (59 days)
June 5-7 - E3 (What the heck?)
June 21 - Nintendo Direct (62 days)
August 29 - Nintendo Direct (69 days)
October 25 - Nintendo Direct (57 days)
December 5 - Nintendo Direct (41 days SHORTEST!)

Pre-E3 2013
February 14 - Nintendo Direct (71 days LONGEST!)
April 17 - Nintendo Direct (62 days)

Post-E3 2013
- - - - JUNE (30) - - - -
JUNE 11 - Nintendo Direct @ E3 :4mario: :4dk: :4link: :4samus: :4kirby: :4fox: :4pikachu: :4pit: :4bowser: :4villager:!! :4megaman:!! :4wiifit:!! [Official website] (Smash Bros for Wii U and 3DS announced, 45 days since last Nintendo Direct)
July 19 - New Super Luigi U [Digital] (JP)
July 20 - New Super Luigi U [Digital] (NA/EU)


- - - - JULY (31) - - - -
July 12 - Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (EU) v
JULY 12 12AM PT :4olimar:
[Miiverse] (31 days)
July 13 - Pikmin 3 (JP) ^
July 13 - Pokemon the Movie: Genesect and the Legend Awakened
July 13 - New Super Luigi U (JP) v
July 18 - Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (JP) v
July 18 - Pokemon the First Movie 15th Anniversary
July 26 - Pikmin 3 (EU) ^
July 26 - New Super Luigi U (EU) v

- - - - AUGUST (31) - - - -
August 4 - Pikmin 3 (NA) ^
AUGUST 7 7AM PT - Nintendo Direct :4luigi:
[Miiverse] (26 days, 57 days since Nintendo Direct @ E3)
August 11 - Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (NA) ^
August 25 - New Super Luigi U (NA) ^

- - - - SEPTEMBER (30) - - - -
SEPTEMBER 12 12AM PT :4peach: [Miiverse] (36 days)
SEPTEMBER 13 - Super Mario Bros 29th Anniversary ^ Although one day apart, the Peach's reveal has been on the same day for 16 hours in Japan.
September 20 - Zelda: The Wind Waker HD [Digital] (NA) v
SEPTEMBER 26 12AM PT - Zelda: The Wind Waker HD (JP)
:4tlink:
[Miiverse] (14 days)

- - - - October (31) - - - -
OCTOBER 1 7AM PT - Nintendo Direct :4sonic: [Miiverse] (5 days SHORTEST REVEAL DROUGHT!, 55 days since last Nintendo Direct)
October 4 - Zelda: The Wind Waker HD (NA/EU) ^
October 12 - Pokémon X & Y
October 18 - Sonic Lost World (EU) ^
October 24 - Sonic Lost World (JP) ^
October 25 - Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures [Wii U] (NA)
October 29 - Sonic Lost World (NA) ^

- - - - November (30) - - - -
November 5 - Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures [3DS] (NA)
NOVEMBER 7 12AM PT :4marth:?? [Miiverse] Since there were no more possible game releases/anniversaries for a while, this reveal likely be considered as filler. (37 days)
November 21 - Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time 15th Anniversary
November 21 - Super Mario 3D World (JP) v
November 22 - Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (NA/EU) v
November 22 - Super Mario 3D World (NA) v

- - - - December (31) - - - -
DECEMBER 18 6AM PT - Nintendo Direct :rosalina:!! [Miiverse] (41 days, 68 days since last Nintendo Direct)
DECEMBER 26 12AM PT - Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (JP) :4zelda: [Miiverse] (8 days)

Pre-E3 2014
- - - - January (31) - - - -
JANUARY 10 12AM PT :4dedede: [Miiverse] (15 days)
January 11 - Kirby: Triple Deluxe (JP) ^
January 21 - Super Smash Bros. 15th Anniversary v
January 21 - Wario Land 20th Anniversary
JANUARY 31 12AM PT - Super Smash Bros. Brawl 6th Anniversary :4lucario:?! Check Miiverse to find out why -> [Miiverse] (21 days)

- - - - February (28) - - - -
February - PUNCH OUT!! 30th Anniversary
February 9 - Metroid: Zero Mission 10th Anniversary (NA)
February 13 - Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (JP) v
FEBRUARY 13 2PM PT - Nintendo Direct
:4littlemac:!!
[Miiverse] (13 days, 58 days since last Nintendo Direct)
FEBRUARY 21 12AM PT - Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (NA/EU) :4diddy:?! [Miiverse] His reveal on game's international release date was more of the fact that its Japan's release date was on the same day as Nintendo Direct where reserved for Little Mac with a trailer. (8 days)

- - - - March (31) - - - - ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED! The month of no character reveal
March 5 - Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures [Wii U] (EU)
March 5 - Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures [3DS] (EU)

March 14 - Yoshi's New Island (NA/EU) v
March 18 - Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (NA)
March 20 - Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (JP/EU)

March 20 - Pokemon Battle Trozei v

- - - - April (30) - - - -
April 8 - Metroid: Zero Mission 10th Anniversary (EU) <- Probably just coincide.
APRIL 8 3PM PT - Super Smash Bros. Direct :4zss: :4sheik:?! :4yoshi: :4charizard: :4greninja:!! [Miiverse] Sheik was revealed likely because they revealed the other transformation characters. (46 days LONGEST REVEAL DROUGHT!, 53 days since last Nintendo Direct)
April 18 - Tomodachi Life (JP)

- - - - May (31) - - - -
May 2 - Kirby: Triple Deluxe (NA)
May 16 - Kirby: Triple Deluxe (EU)

MAY 23 12AM PT :4myfriends:?? [Miiverse] Marth-esque reveal. (45 days)
May 27 - Metroid: Zero Mission 10th Anniversary (JP) ^

Post-E3 2014
- - - - June (30) - - - -
June 6 - Tomodachi Life (NA/EU) v
JUNE 10 9AM PT - Digital Event @ E3
:4mii:!! :4palutena:!! [Miiverse] (18 days, 63 days since Super Smash Bros. Direct)
JUNE 10 7PM PT - Smash Bros Q&A :4pacman:!! [Miiverse] (same day)
June 19 - Pokemon Art Academy (JP)
June 19 - Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures [3DS] (JP) ^
June 25 - Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures [Wii U] (JP) ^

- - - - July (31) - - - -
July 4 - Pokemon Art Academy (EU)
July 14 - F-Zero X 16th Anniversary
JULY 14 7AM PT - Stand-alone Super Smash Bros. trailer
:4robinm:!! :4lucina:!! :4falcon: [Miiverse] While Fire Emblem characters have a tendency to reveal at random times, Sakurai probably wanted to throw Captain Falcon in and use his 2nd game's anniversary for this trailer. It isn't possible for Captain Falcon to reveal on his first game's anniversary because it's on November. (34 days)
July 23 - Kirby Fighters Z and DeDeDe’s Drum Dash Z (JP)
July 24 - Yoshi's New Island (JP)
July 27 - Mother 25th Anniversary


- - - - August (31) - - - -
August 11 [This Miiverse post is relevant] v (2 days ahead)
AUGUST 13 12AM PT :4metaknight:?? [Miiverse] Rather than revealed for games/anniversaries, it was presumably to mark the beginning of the final month before Smash Bros for 3DS is out in Japan. (30 days)
August 14 - Hyrule Warriors (JP)
August 27 - Mother 2 (EarthBound) 20th Anniversary (JP)

AUGUST 29 4AM PT - Nintendo 3DS Direct (JP) :4shulk:!! [Miiverse] Revealed along with newly announced Xenoblade Chronicles for Nintendo 3DS. This marks the halfway of the final month to Smash Bros for 3DS (16 days)
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- - - - September (30) - - - -
SEPTEMBER 13 - Super Smash Bros. for 3DS (JP) [Japanese website] September 12 8AM for those who live in Pacific Time. (15 days since August 29)
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:4megaman: :4wiifit: :4olimar: :4luigi: :4peach: :4marth: :4tlink: :4sonic: :rosalina: :4zelda:
:4dedede: :4lucario: :4littlemac: :4diddy: :4zss: :4sheik: :4yoshi: :4charizard: :4greninja: :4myfriends:
:4mii: :4palutena: :4pacman: :4robinm: :4falcon: :4metaknight: :4shulk:

SECRET FIGHTER (1)
:4lucina:

Also check in the next spoiler section below for more secret fighters and possible post-launch reveals.
SECRET FIGHTERS (+11, 12 in total)
:4ness: :4jigglypuff: :4ganondorf: :4falco: :4gw: :4wario2: :4rob: :4drmario: :4bowserjr: :4dhd:
:4darkpit:

TWO-TIME VETERAN CUT (1)
:popo:
BRAWL VETERAN CUT (5)
:wolf: :lucas: :snake: :ivysaur: :squirtle:
NOT RETURNING (4)
:mewtwomelee: :pichumelee: :roymelee: :younglinkmelee:

/!\ Post-launch reveal AKA DLC? /!\

- - - - October (31) - - - -
October - Nintendo Direct
OCTOBER 3 - Super Smash Bros. for 3DS (NA/EU) [North America website] / [Europe website] ^
October 12 - Pokemon X and Y 1st Anniversary :ivysaur: :squirtle: :mewtwomelee:
October 24 - Pokemon Art Academy (NA) :ivysaur: :squirtle: :mewtwomelee: :pichumelee:

- - - - November (31) - - - -
November 21 - Pokemon Gold/Silver 15th Anniversary :pichumelee:
November 21 - Super Smash Bros. Melee 13th Anniversary :pichumelee: :roymelee: :younglinkmelee: :mewtwomelee:
NOVEMBER 1-28 ("Holiday 2014", generally sweet spot between Halloween and Black Friday) - Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (NA/JP) Probably November 21 as it's on Friday like most Nintendo games and it's a week before Black Friday.

- - - - December (31) - - - -
DECEMBER 21-31 ("Winter 2014") - Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (EU)

2015
2015 - Star Fox [Wii U] :wolf:
Timeline for potential new-comers. If a new-comer is confirmed I will move the line out of this spoiler section to the main timeline. When the trailer (Sakurai has said that new-comers will only reveal with trailers) has passed the dates pertaining to it will be deleted altogether rather than going to the "bad dates" section. The dates of their last opportunity will be moved to "Opportunity missed" below in this spoiler section.

LAUNCH TRAILERS?
August 31 - Metroid: Other M 4th Anniversary RIDLEY
September 23 - Star Fox Adventures 12th Anniversary KRYSTAL
October 24 - Kirby's Return to Dreamland 3rd Anniversary BANDANA DEE
October 28 - Golden Sun: Dark Age 4th Anniversary ISAAC
November 11 - Paper Mario: Sticker Star 2nd Anniversary PAPER MARIO
November 18 - Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword 3rd Anniversary IMPA
November 20 - Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest 19th Anniversary DIXIE KONG
November 21 - Donkey Kong Country 20th Anniversary KING K. ROOL
November 21 - Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire SCEPTILE
November 22 - Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! 18th Anniversary DIXIE KONG

/!\ Final opportunity MISSED! /!\
July 19 - Super Mario Sunshine 8th Anniversary BOWSER JR.
August 3 - Rhythm Tengoku 8th Anniversary CHORUS MEN

Expect them to be revealed randomly or not featured in trailers (SECRET FIGHTER) or won't make it to Smash bros!
2013
- - - - June (30) - - - -
June 11 PT - Mega Man 2 (Rockman 2) [VC release] (WW)
June 11 PT - Mega Man 3 [VC release] (INT)
June 11 PT - Mega Man 4 [VC release] (INT)

- - - - July (30) - - - -
July 7 - Metal Gear 26th Anniversary
July 9 - Donkey Kong 32th Anniversary
July 13 - Pokemon the Movie: Genesect and the Legend Awakened 1st Anniversary
July 24 - Mario & Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move (JP)
July 26 - R.O.B. 28th Anniversary
July 27 - Mother 24th Anniversary
July 27 - Dr. Mario 23th Anniversary

- - - - August (31) - - - -
August 6 - Metroid 27th Anniversary
August 15 - Yoshi's Island 18th Anniversary
August 27 - Mother 2 (EarthBound) 19th Anniversary (JP)

- - - - September (30) - - - -

- - - - October (31) - - - -
OCTOBER 31 - Wii Fit U [Digital] (JP) :4wiifit: MALE variant [Miiverse]

- - - - November (30) - - - -
November 1 - Wii Fit U [Digital] (NA/EU) ^
November 8 - Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games (EU)
November 15 - Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games (NA)
November 21 - F-Zero 23th Anniversary
November 21 - Pokemon Gold/Silver 14th Anniversary
November 21 - Super Smash Bros. Melee 12th Anniversary
November 22 - Mario Party: Island Tour (NA)

- - - - December (31) - - - -
December 5 - Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games (JP)
December 13 - Wii Fit U (EU)
December 18 - NES Remix (NA/EU)
December 19 - NES Remix (JP)

2014
- - - - January (31) - - - -
January 10 - Wii Fit U (NA)
January 17 - Mario Party: Island Tour (EU)
January 30 - Ice Climber 29th Anniversary

- - - - February (28) - - - -
February 1 - Wii Fit U (JP)
February 21 - Star Fox 21st Anniversary
February 21 - Legend of Zelda 28th Anniversary
February 27 - Pokemon 18th Anniversary

- - - - March (31) - - - -
March 20 - Mario Party: Island Tour (JP)
March 21 - WarioWare 11th Anniversary
March 28 - Game & Wario 1st Anniversary

- - - - April (30) - - - -
April 3 - Metroid Fusion [VC release] (NA) v
April 19 - Fire Emblem: Awakening 2nd Anniversary
April 20 - Mother 3 22nd Anniversary
April 20 - Fire Emblem 24nd Anniversary
April 24 - Yoshi's Island [VC release] (NA) ^
April 24 - NES Remix 2 (JP)
April 25 - NES Remix 2 (NA/EU)
April 27 - Kirby 22nd Anniversary
April 27 - Star Fox 64 17th Anniversary
April 28 - Game & Watch "Ball" 23rd Anniversary

- - - - May (31) - - - -
May 1 - Mario Golf: World Tour (JP)
May 2 - Mario Golf: World Tour (NA/EU)
MAY 16 :4villager: FEMALE variant [Miiverse]
May 22 - Pac-Man 34th Anniversary
May 29 - Mario Kart 8 (JP)
May 30 - Mario Kart 8 (NA/EU)

- - - - June (30) - - - -
June 5 - EarthBound (Mother 2) 19th Anniversary (NA)
June 10 - Xenoblade Chronicles 4th Anniversary
June 11 - Pac-Land [VC Release] (NA/JP) ^
June 12 - Pac-Land [VC Release] (EU) ^
June 16 - Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time 3D 3rd Anniversary

- - - - July (31) - - - -
July 7 - Metal Gear 27th Anniversary
July 9 - Donkey Kong 33th Anniversary
July 14 - Star Fox 64 3D 3rd Anniversary
July 18 - Pokemon the First Movie 16th Anniversary
July 24 - Wario Land: Shake It! 6th Anniversary
July 26 - R.O.B. 29th Anniversary
July 27 - Dr. Mario 24th Anniversary

- - - - August (31) - - - -
August 6 - Metroid 28th Anniversary
August 15 - Yoshi's Island 19th Anniversary

- - - - September (30) - - - -
September 19 - Hyrule Warriors (EU)
September 26 - Hyrule Warriors (NA)

- - - - October (31) - - - -
October 1 (First day of "Q4") - Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal (JP)
October 1 (First day of "Q4") - Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric (JP)
October 3 - Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 2 [Wii U] (EU)
October 3 - Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 2 [3DS] (EU)
October 14 - Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 2 [Wii U] (NA)
October 14 - Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 2 [3DS] (NA)

- - - - November (31) - - - -
November 11 - Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal (NA)
November 18 - Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric (NA)
November 21 - Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time 16th Anniversary
November 21 - Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal (EU)
November 21 - Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric (EU)
November 21 - F-Zero 24th Anniversary
November 21 - Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire (NA/JP)
November 28 - Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire (EU)

- - - - December (31) - - - -
December 19 - Kid Icarus 28th Anniversary
December 31 (Last day of "Q4") - Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal (JP)
December 31 (Last day of "Q4") - Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric (JP)

2015
June 30 ("First half of 2015") - Mario Maker
June 30 ("First half of 2015") - Yoshi's Woolly World
2015 - Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
2015 - Legend of Zelda [Wii U]
2015 - Mario Party 10
2015 - Xenoblade Chronicles X
 
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So this means the possible characters we could get tomorrow (if we get one) are:
Little Mac
Captain Falcon
A Zelda character (most likely Zelda, or maybe Ghirahim)
A New Mario character (maybe Bowser Jr. or Rosalina)
Hopefully we'll get a newcomer since we haven't had one since E3.
 

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I think you should add anniversaries as well just to cover all bases and account for characters without an upcoming game.
 
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Yoshi's New Island Release Date March/14/2014. NA

Bayonetta 2-.Release Date May/1/2014.NA

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JANUARY 10 - KING DEDEDE REVEALED
January 11 - Kirby: Triple Deluxe (JP)

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February 7 - Bravely Default: Flying Fairy (NA)
February 13 - Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (JP)
February 21 - Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (NA)
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March 7 - Pacman & The Ghosty Adventures (EU)
March 14 - Yoshi's New Island (NA)
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April Mario Kart 8 - UK has identified April 25th) http://mynintendonews.com/2013/10/29/mario-kart-8-release-date-identified-as-april-25th-2014-by-uk-retailer/
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May Bayonetta 2-.Release Date May/1/2014.NA
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June - E3
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spring 2014 - Mario Kart 8
 
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I would also consider anniversaries. It might be a good idea to check up on the anniversaries of the following characters and franchises:

Ice Climbers
Mr Game and Watch
Captain Falcon/F-Zero
Mother/Lucas/Ness
R.O.B.
Little Mac
Takamaru

Or any retro for that matter. Also, looking up anniversaries of the represented franchises couldn't hurt. I wouldn't be surprised if we saw a newcomer revealed on one of them.
 
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Ice Climbers anniversary January 30, 1985.
Mr Game and Watch Ball (1980)
Melee anniversary
November 21, 2001

December 3, 2001

May 24, 2002

May 31, 2002

Captain Falcon/F-Zero anniversary

November 21, 1990

/
August 13, 1991

June 4, 1992


Mother/Lucas/Ness anniversary Family Computer

    • JP July 27, 1989
Game Boy Advance



    • JP June 20, 2003
R.O.B. anniversary

    • JP July 26, 1985



    • NA October 18, 1985



    • EU September 1, 198


Little Mac anniversary
October 1987

November 21, 1987

December 15, 1987

Takamaru anniversary


    • JP April 14, 1986
GBA



    • JP August 10, 2004
VC



    • JP August 19, 2008
 
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Finally, a concise list of release dates with anniversaries and special occasions provided!

At this time, Diddy Kong and Yoshi have the most forseeable chance of reveal with Tropical Freeze and New Island respectively. This follows the suit of Olimar, Toon Link, Zelda, and King Dedede.
 
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There is still word of the potential direct this week or by the end of the month, but eh... We'll see. I can certainly see Ice Climbers being revealed on their anniversary however, since there aren't many other appropriate chances to show them off.
 

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Don't you think it's a good idea to add Yoshi's New Island's Japanese summer release? It's (sadly) more likely that Yoshi will be revealed during that time, as opposed to his game's release outside of Japan. Then again, with no other notable release in March, there's still a chance he'll be shown then (unless Pac-Man makes it in of course, then he may be shown in March, though I don't think Sakurai cares much about EU releases regarding reveals).
 

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If Sakurai decides to unveil Yoshi alongside New Island's Japanese release in the summer, then in March he may just show of somebody like Lucas or the Ice Climbers, basically just characters who haven't got any upcoming releases.
 

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If Sakurai decides to unveil Yoshi alongside New Island's Japanese release in the summer, then in March he may just show of somebody like Lucas or the Ice Climbers, basically just characters who haven't got any upcoming releases.
Maybe Wario, since March is the birthday of the Warioware series?
 

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Hey! Great thread

It's a little disappointing to see how few character reveals actually tie up with significant release dates. Three total of the nine post-E3 updates. Guess all we can do is sit and wait.
 

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Well I guess anniversaries are a thing, if not certain.

Diddy on the 13th is the one everyoen has their eyes on.
 

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Here's another anniversary for ya. April 28th was the release of the original Game & Watch Ball game
 
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