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Too early to draw conclusions IMO. If anything, it’s probably Corrin getting two amiibo as the female alt is insanely popular. I’m not sure if they would give Alph an amiibo (as much as I’d like that).
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I either messed up the formatting somewhere, or an update broke the functionality. I’ll try to look into it! Ashley seems to make the most sense as a second Wario rep, just because as you mentioned the Mii Fighter costume, the Assist Trophy…she’s also VERY popular in Badge Arcade. I don’t understand the mantality of rather not having the costume, than having it. If I’m not interested in the Mii Costume (which there are plently of), then I just don’t buy it. Spring Man could be very interested, but it might be hard to balance as it’d have to be very week in close range.
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I really agree with this. When doing the Perception of Japanese DLC in Japan (and Redux) I found some characters were slightly more popular than others in various regions. It’s all about hitting a balance for the worldwide audience.
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I’m not sure about Kirby being overepped in Melee is a real quote. I need to check the sources and see if that’s a true statement. I think that belief comes from the NeoGaf post which as we all know, is false. Besides that, yes, distribution is one of the 4 “rules” Sakurai has outright stated.
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I’ve seen this a lot, so I’m going to copy and paste Spazzy’s response as I agree with him: I heard it contains over a 100 levels and a full co-op story mode (most of the digital versions of the game only had vs-multiplayer modes). That’s enough for me, but your mileage will obviously vary. I do think $30-$40 would probably have been a more natural price point, though. It seems less like what I would expect from an eShop title and more like what I would expect from a 3DS title to me, so that pricing structure would make a bit more sense.
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If Nintendo wasn’t working on it, I might be more concerned. However, since it’s a joint project and they got some of the original developers, I have more faith.
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Sakurai wanted a character to represent a new series…probably because by the end of the DLC the roster started to feel a bit…dated (even with the addition of the new DLC). Corrin became that promotional rep. However, like you mention it was Corrin’s unique abilities that drew Sakurai to them.
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Actually the plural of amiibo is amiibo figures.

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This is exactly my personal issue with Impa. Sometimes she plays an important role, sometimes she doesn’t. If I ignore Hyrule Warriors, I can’t really imagine a moveset for her.

 

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I can understand this mindset as well. Right now, since we know Nintendo and old Bomberman staff are working on it, I’m willing to give Super Bomberman R a chance.

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https://youtu.be/qN4w5D2tzME?t=71

This is the timing that Link is talking about.

What do you guys think?

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Yeah, I think Steve would make an ideal indie rep. I just worry about the stuff James and I talked about in the discussion: communication, desire to advertise Japanese games, etc.

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As mentioned above, Steve probably makes the most sense as a indie rep, as Minecraft is a global game…and a very popular one at that. Though, I could see a lot of Smashers being salty about his inclusion.

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8 comments

  1. “I’m not sure about Kirby being overepped in Melee is a real quote.”

    Don’t have a source for it off the top of my head, I could easily be misinformed on that one. I guess I never really questioned it after hearing it so much and it not really seeming like something noteworthy enough to start a rumor about.

  2. That’s good to hear, regarding Bomberman. I’ll probably give it a go when I can get it for about $30. Hopefully Konami can differentiate between consumers rejecting a high price and any supposed disinterest in the series.

  3. If they make two Corrin amiibos, then they should do it for all of the alt characters, and, given the koopalings would be very expensive to do (and buy) individually, it seems unlikely.

    1. Unlikely is an understatement. Not only because all the Koopalings would register as Bowser Jr. (They ARE nothing more than alts in Smash) but all the amiibo would have to be registered under different SKUs, there’s limited shelf space (As it is, my local shops carry mostly Animal Crossing amiibo, and Daisy – unless they have restocks left over.)

      The only exception that we’ve seen is R.O.B., and that’s because R.O.B.’s Famicom colors are its default in the Japanese release of Smash 4 as opposed to the western release. I’d say other character’s alts would’ve been likely had they been instead chosen to represent the character on the CSS as opposed to the ones we’ve seen.

  4. I STILL see Touhou Project being a stronger choice for Indie representation – Sure the general gaming public might not know who Reimu or Marisa or Sakuya or Youmu or Sanae or… Pretty much any Touhou character is, but Touhou Project does have a long history as far as games are concerned and it still kinda ticks all the boxes that was said in the Indie discussion video.

    I do recall the article ‘The case for Reimu Hakurei’ here on the site, and while I’ve yet to recall the contents, Touhou Project does seem to have some sense of ‘games’ coming stateside. I say ‘games’ because none of them are the official games – they seem to be all fangames that got picked up and licensed. I actually own one and pre-ordered another (I even recognize the group working on it.) plus there was the Taiko Drum Master 3DS game in Japan that featured some characters (Also featured Kirby, Youkai Watch, Monster Hunter, and Phoenix Wright as well…) (https://youtu.be/O1ZpNjy3o2o?t=144)

    Who knows… But if I want to place a bet, it’d be with Touhou Project.

  5. “I don’t understand the mantality of rather not having the costume, than having it.”

    To put things simply I think a good comparison would be Street Fighter X Tekken. Mega Man Legends 3 and Mega Man Universe have both been cancelled, and fans are already feeling betrayed by Capcom… so when Bad Box Art Mega Man shows up (yes, I know it was planned before Inafune left), it just seems like it’s spitting in their faces and putting salt in the wound. They would have rather no Mega Man than Bad Box Art Mega Man. Likewise, I would have rather no costume instead of some half-hearted “Well here’s your K. Rool, now stop asking me.”

    I don’t really see how this logic is quite hard to understand. I mean Sakurai himself said if couldn’t use Pac-Man’s classic design he wouldn’t have had him in at all. I think you can understand the reasoning behind that.

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