Sakurai says you should watch Smash Bros.’ final character reveal ‘even if you don’t play’

Andodalf

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Captain Toad Nintendo GIF by Paul Robertson


I feel the final character of what is presumably the largest Smash roster for the foreseeable future should end on a Mario character in a closing the circle kind of way. And what better choice than the only one of the most iconic members of the series not yet included? And in his most badass version to boot. Yes, I know Captain Toad doesn’t jump but that’s hardly the first liberty they’ve taken with Smash.

Having that said, that probably won’t be the case given Sakurai’s comments. For third party options, I’d love Rayman, Chun-Li (don’t give a shit if that would mean three SF characters, I like my SF), or Travis from No More Heroes. But again, doubt that’ll happen based on these comments.

"one of the most iconic members"


Waluigi
 

Doom85

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"one of the most iconic members"


Waluigi

I like Waluigi and he should be included as well, but Toad is obviously more iconic than him. He’s had more playable appearances in games (even a solo game with Captain Toad) and was even one of the main characters listed for the Mario movie. You ask a random person to list off Mario characters it’s very likely Toad will be mentioned but Waluigi is less likely. He’s not even had his own game yet, yet Wario has had a ton so there’s even far more people who remember Wario over Waluigi.
 
Can't imagine why someone that doesn't play want to watch the 800th character reveal. Maybe he's making a new game with that character?
To me it sounds like it's going to be a really important character that will break barriers like Master Chief, Ellie, Cratos or Goku. Maybe even Nintendo execs like Iwata, Miyamoto, Reggie or even Samurai himself lol.
 
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DadEggs

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man these extra characters really jumped the shark.

their final one better bring it back home to OG nintendo franchises.
 
Doom guy or Sakurai himself right? like it has to be Doom guy right?!


The only one worthy of the last character spot....
Wasn't he the one who put the hit on the dude who created the Gameboy or am I thinking of someone else at Nintendo?
 
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Coolwhhip

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To me it sounds like it's going to be a really important character that will break barriers like Master Chief, Ellie, Cratos or Goku. Maybe even Nintendo execs like Iwata, Miyamoto, Reggie or even Samurai himself lol.

Sakurai himself wouldnt surprise me, he seems. vain enough.
 

Speedwagon

Michelangelo painted the Sistine Chapel. Yabuki turned off voice chat in Mario Kart races. True artists of their time.
He also recommended people watch the TGS 2021 Game Awards and all he did was show off Mario Kart Live Home Circuit... So don't get your hopes up.
 
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EverydayBeast

thinks Halo Infinite is a new graphical benchmark
Terrific for Smash fans kinda wish they’d give a Sony or Cartoon Network character a chance.
 

Neff

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It’s gonna be some normie bullshit like Fortnite isn’t it?

He said it'll be a 'character you might not recognise', presumably for the benefit of the younger generation, so I think we can rule modern games out.

It's gonna be someone really retro and confuse the shit out of anyone under 30.

Terrific for Smash fans kinda wish they’d give a Sony or Cartoon Network character a chance.

Sakurai only has two rules-

1. Character has to have been initially created as a game character
2. Character has to have starred on a Nintendo platform

So that doesn't leave much opportunity for your criteria.
 
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ape2man

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Doom guy or Sakurai himself right? like it has to be Doom guy right?!



Wasn't he the one who put the hit on the dude who created the Gameboy or am I thinking of someone else at Nintendo?
Wait what? the president of nintendo put a hit on the creator of the gameboy?
 

Cutty Flam

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From the looks of it, Master Chief

With the way Microsoft is buying, there’s no way they’d lose out on the opportunity to put MASTER CHIEF in the game right before Halo: Infinite drops. Last character too, definitely sounds like something Microsoft would have set plans aside for. We already got Banjo-Kazooie a couple years ago so why not?
 

Bragr

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Considering Halo comes out soon, I think Chief is possible. I know a lot of devs would love to get their character into Smash, because Nintendo treats them so faithfully. I remember the Overwatch guys wanted Tracer in Smash. Crash or Spyro or some Sony character would be cool.
 

carlosrox

Banned
Wait what the hell does that mean?

He's recommending it to all gamers?



Is it possible he could announce he's gonna work on a multiplatform game next or something? I doubt Nintendo would want that but Sakurai definitely operates differently than the rest of Nintendo. Technically he is a third party isn't he?
 
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He said it'll be a 'character you might not recognise', presumably for the benefit of the younger generation, so I think we can rule modern games out.

It's gonna be someone really retro and confuse the shit out of anyone under 30.



Sakurai only has two rules-

1. Character has to have been initially created as a game character
2. Character has to have starred on a Nintendo platform

So that doesn't leave much opportunity for your criteria.
Sora it is
 

StreetsofBeige

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They're putting X factos in NFL? Just for HUT?
X-factors are special moves each star player is designated with. Doesn't sound like for HUT only.

 

Bakkus

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They put so much into this game. It’s hard to imagine how they could possibly make another one for a long long time.
Thank goodness for that. I can't wait for Sakurai to finally be free to do what he wants. Most of Ultimate has done little else than tarnishing the legacy of the franchise. KI:U Switch remaster next, please!
 

tkscz

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Come on Leon. Only RE character to have all the games he's been in on a Nintendo console (sans RE2:Remake, but the OG RE2 is on the N64). Plus an exclusive RE on the gameboy starred Leon.
 
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