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Byleth joins the Smash team as the fifth DLC character on 28 January!

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I actually just tuned in halfway through the stream and saw two Marths. I was like huh, did the character get announced already? Then I looked closer, turns out it was Byleth...

Kinda weird that they're breaking their third party character streak with this. I think Byleth is an okay addition, but probably would've been better for the second DLC pack. I also hate sword characters with a passion. Why always swords? Get some axes and spears in there or something. It's FE after all.

Anyway, at the very least I'm glad it's not Dante or some other character I don't give a toss about. Terry was bad enough. At least I know who Byleth is, having actually played the game.
 
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kunonabi

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I had a feeling it might be a first party character with the lack of build up and the announcement being dumped in January but this is about as big of a letdown as they could have managed.
 
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Even the stage is underwhelming. We go from king of fighters awesome new wall mechanic to stage morphing around 4 different walk offs that most everybody hates.

at least castle siege had 3 drastically different layouts...
 
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Nikana

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Am I crazy or do I remember Nintendo saying each character in the Fighters Pass was supposed to bring in a new IP?
 
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Everything would have been better than Dante, so I'm happy. Byleth was one of my predictions, too. And I'm glad fem Byleth has her sexy stockings.

6 more characters is awesome, too, and ofc I had to instantly do my updated predictions for Fighter Pass #2.


;D
 
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Fire Emblem needs to fuck off.

Sword Guy Seventeen? Come on. Someone just DMed me on FB and I said "Literally who?"
Yea they could have at least added some lance/dagger/axe character instead. The FE sword meme is absolutely real. Regardless, this is an awful pick, IMO. I'd have rather seen Geno, Shantae, Dante, or almost anyone else than another Fire Emblem sword.
 

Sp3eD

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I didn’t see it the first time I looked, that screen said fighter pass 2 will be out by dec 31 2021.

2 years...a little long there when 6 characters came out in one year, but I guess the team is already on other projects....
 

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Can always ban FE characters locally, at least.

Can Nintendo just put all these into a Smash spin-off?
 
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iconmaster

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Out of the Fighters Pass 5, the only characters we play are Joker and Terry. Should've just bought them individually, though I probably would've bought Banjo too just because.

Edit: I acknowledge that it's always nice to get more stages, though.
 
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I'm cool with all of that except Goku, please don't bring him into this. I've had enough of people begging for him to get in
- represents all anime games
- represents Bandai Namco
- has been in more games than most Smash Fighter
- Goku is *the* ultimate fighter. It makes sense for him to want to fight the strongest game heroes.

Nobody knows, but imo there's a lot that'd made sense to have him in Smash. Public reaction would be mega hype imo.
 

H@3@ld23

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Smash fans being salty, why i'm not surprised?

We've got characters in this season pass you'd have never expected, out of 5 characters of the first pass, Nintendo only got 1, let them have it!

They were even too generous with the previous picks when you think about it: Nintendo got nothing from promoting Banjo that way for Microsoft, commercially speaking that move was kinda dumb, but they made it due to fans demand.

It's like we have now almost 100 characters in a fighting game, that is the largest roster ever and no fighting game would beat that anytime soon cause balancing such a large roster is a nightmare, and yet fans are not happy lol
 
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Byleth having multiple weapons is pretty great and different than the other FE chars at least
I agree. It's what saves him. Honestly, the issue isn't the sword but rather that we have four characters that quite literally all play the same as they are based on Marth. If it weren't for that, the perception wouldn't be as negative.
 

H@3@ld23

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Saving YAFES (Yet Another Fire Emblem Swordie) for the final hurrah was a bad play. Should have stuck this Marth clone somewhere in the middle.
It was a super low key announcement though, not as the final announcement of a Direct or at E3.

So i feel like Smash fans would have been mad regardless of where you put it cause they always come up with some nonsense dream character like Grinch or Goku.
 
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mcjmetroid

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*fart noise*

As I said in the other thread I think this was hardly the original plan. When they decided on the next pack they obviously held some content back I'd say.

I love Fire Emblem: three houses but I'm seriously not excited for this.

Is anyone? It's clear that this is filler content. You could almost make this a marth skin to be honest.
 
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This whole stream was next tier Sakurai trolling:

“Nobody, not even Nintendo will expect what character is about to be announced.”

“Too many swordfighters, huh?”

“This is 17 in binary”

“I’m not sure if I really think of Smash as JUST a fighting game.”
 
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