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Grumblevolcano

I think 1 character may get announced before launch (maybe even the day before at The Game Awards), currently the only way to buy the fighters pass is the digital bundle of Smash Ultimate + Fighters Pass + Piranha Plant code. If you want to buy the physical version of the base game, you can't buy the Fighters Pass until December 7th.

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IceClimbers

@Grumblevolcano I wouldn't expect the first one until the spring Direct in March/April. The fighters pass not being available separately from the digital bundle until launch doesn't mean anything and is pretty standard.

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DarthNocturnal

Unless the selection process involved building prototypes of the characters Nintendo asked for, and said prototypes can be polished enough for public viewing in about a month... yeah, we aren't seeing anything 'till the new year.

Piranha Plant looked fairly complete, and he's still probably a month or two (if not more) out from launch.

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Morpheel

It doesn't matter how complete a character is or not.

They need to pace the dlc so the game stays relevant for a long while.

For all we know the characters could all be finished in a single month.

Yeah I don’t know either.

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link3710

@Yosheel That's highly unlikely at best. Sakurai has gone into great detail about the character creation process, and how long various parts take. Assuming these are all uniques (we know they aren't echoes, but theoretically we could see some semiclones), We won't see the first post-Pirahnha Plant character until at least April. No way that they'd be done in a month, the balancing process alone takes longer than that.

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ReaderRagfish

I've already preordered mine physical.

Still waiting for Atlus to make Snowboard Kids 3

AlohaPizzaJack

@MrBeanCartoonFan oh. There really was one. Anyway. That’s 99.99% in the realm of Mr Bean not being in a Smash Game. Sorry, but I’m sure you knew that.
Can’t stop you from enjoying him in other media, though! And you could always try to make a Mii Fighter look like him

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DarkRula

I'm pretty sure there's a lot of Mr. Bean Miis around. Just won't sound like him.
A theoretical Mr. Bean would have a lot to draw from, but I'd really want his Final Smash to be his Mini and the blue Reliant driving in from opposite ends and crashing into each other which would crush any fighters caught between them.

As ever I'm going digital with this one. I'll be maining the overpowered pink blob until I get all fighters [well, depending on how they're unlocked I might just have to settle for most], then testing everyone else out to choose a secondary and some tertiaries. I need a refresh.

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Elvie

@HobbitGamer He probably shouldn't have been put in as a fighter but there's no changing that now. The funny thing is I have actually tried to think of move set for him in the Blue Falcon that replaces his other specials (except Falcon Punch since it's so iconic that it became apart of the F-Zero series).

My point is that characters who actually have a decent amount of material to work with, like Ganondorf or Luigi, should get attacks based on this rather than filling them in with Smash exclusive moves.

On a related note, I think new attacks for other characters should be provided to them as well, especially the ones who have moves that are practically created for Smash but are loosely based upon an aspect of their games such as Pac-Man with his Fruit attacks. The developers could have used Pac-Man World attacks instead of using trampolines from an entirely different Namco game (Mappy).

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DarthNocturnal

Thinking back on Ganondorf's appearances, I don't think he has too much more to work with...

In OoT, he had the lightning ball as part of the “Dead Man's Volley“, but that hardly fits with a slow-but-strong close range fighter. Same goes for his larger ball of magic that just makes him an easy target for a Light Arrow.

Beyond that... maybe give him the Trident? Granted, it was Phantom Ganon that used one in OoT, while Ganon-not-dorf is it's primary user in the series. At best, he could just do a stab with a slow startup as opposed to a punch, I guess.

It's also been established that he is perfectly capable of laying the smackdown with his bare hands and feet. And I'm not talking about Smash.

Beyond that, we'd be looking into moves inspired by Ganon (aka beast form). But we already have him turning into Ganon as a Final Smash. Otherwise, he was usually known for teleporting, throwing a trident at you, and summoning fire bats. Maybe the odd generic magic fireball.

As for Luigi... the man is a walking punchline. Green Missile looks funny.

Pac-Man was clearly intended to be an homage to retro Namco arcade titles. Which is fitting, given that he's the most famous character of all of them. Kind like how Duck Hunt is the most well-known NES Zapper game character (well, characters), but they incorporate other NES Zapper game characters and items into their attacks.

Now, if they ever add Isaac or Matthew, and make all his moves centered on the giant magic hands from the field Psynergy spells... we have a problem.

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ValhallaOutcast

couldnt be more hyped for a game, never played a Smash game yet I am hyped to play this

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AlohaPizzaJack

@ValhallaOutcast If you’re already excited for it, I seriously doubt you’ll be let down! And you’re jumping in with all this content available

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Morpheel

I honestly doubt they’ll even try to.

I can see the next game cutting down on the content. Maybe even being a sort of reboot.

The fans will hate it, but it will give them space to improve again in the future.

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Saego

@Elvie I think Pac Man stands for the relationship between Nintendo and Bandai Namco (Namco Bandai?) and is a celebration for everything Bandai.

Don't forget that every character has to be balanced too.

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ReaderRagfish

Only 4 more weeks!

Still waiting for Atlus to make Snowboard Kids 3

DarthNocturnal

5 weeks too many!

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Elvie

@Saego I guess I'm just in the minority of people who don't want Pac-Man to be a Namco representative to the point that classic Namco elements make up his move set. I

t's probably because I got attached to a move set I came up with over a decade ago by doing a drawing of Pac-Man and Mr. Game & Watch some time after Brawl came out.

Elvie

Elvie

In the final Smash Direct, Sakurai says the Spirits system allows to "simulate otherwise impossible battles" with examples in the video like Roy causing the stage to spout fire with the Eliwood Spirit or Falco using strong winds by equipping the Loftwing Spirit.

Is he still talking about the Spirit Battles/Spirit Board that replace the Event Matches or is he talking about Spirits Mode in general because from what I've seen so far, the Spirits either enhance your physical attributes or provide special skills like a lighter jump or having a bob-omb equipped which makes me think he is talking about the former?

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Elvie

Morpheel

The spirit battles will simulate characters, battles, and events from other games.

That's what he meant.

Yeah I don’t know either.

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