Mario Strikers: Battle League kicks off on the Nintendo Switch today and unsurprisingly players are already on the hunt for any evidence of future characters. A new video on the GameXplain YouTube channel suggests Shy Guy could be a future character in some way or form, based on a finding within the game's credits.
You see, the entire voice cast is seemingly revealed here, and tacked on at the very end is Nintendo Treehouse's senior director of localisation, Nate Bihldorff - also known as the voice of Shy Guy. Every other voice on the list - from Charles Martinet (the voice of Mario and more) to Kazumi Totaka (Yoshi) - all appear to have a playable character assigned to their name except for Nate.
While Shy Guy appear in the new entry as crowd members, according to the source they don't make any noticeable noises in the game. While it could mean something more is on the way, Nintendo Life video producer Felix Sanchez has noted how there are certain levels within the game where the Shy Guy can be heard - which may be why Nate is credited.
Keep in mind, this is just speculation on GameXplain's end. Of course, Nintendo has also promised post-launch content for the game and a datamine has hinted at 10 additional characters. If Shy Guy appeared as on-field characters in the new Mario Strikers, it wouldn't be the first time. Shy Guy previously featured in the 2007 Wii release Mario Strikers Charged as sidekicks.
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