Banjo-Kazooie announced for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Danzflor

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I don't care anymore, if this is a celebration of mascots, so be it. Put in:

- Crash
- Spyro
- Gex
- Bubsy
- Conker
- Ratchet & Clank
- Sly Cooper
- Jak & Daxter
- Parappa
- Sackboy
If you think about it, Sakurai and Co. are pretty much giving us every single most realistic requested characters ever. We got Ridley, we got K.Rool, we got Banjo. I have no idea who might the 4th DLC newcomer could be, but at this point I could lock that prediction that the 5th one is finnaly gonna be Geno. I mean, we already have more than one Capcom and Konami representatives in it, why the hell not? The sky is the limit. The 4th one now could be any of your list.
 
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jrDev

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Late to reply but OMG! Reggie was right! We would never see whoever they are working with for Smash characters! This is unprecedented. That trailer is pure nostalgia joy!
 

Conrad Link

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So glad I didn't get that Banjo Totaku figure now (luckily it wasn't on special along with the others when I saw them the other day haha). Now I can just wait for the Amiibo! :D

Banjo is easily my fav DLC guy so far, I like DQ and I'm happy its now represented in Smash, but don't have as much personal connection to the characters - and Joker is just meh.
 

cloudyboy

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just graduated university today, and now Banjo, this day can't get any better! Make it quite amazing to see him again, since I used to play this so often when I was in Elementary school!
 

Neiteio

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It's hard to think of another character that could be added that brings people together quite like Banjo & Kazooie.
 

DonMigs85

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You know, I hope Rayman still makes it in eventually, considering how supportive Ubisoft has always been and their collaborations with Nintendo
 

Durden

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It’s really impressive how well their designs have held up. They look fucking excellent, have held up better than other Rare designs. Makes the Nuts & Bolts redesign all the weirder (and I’m cool with that game).
 

Kcannon

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If you think about it, Sakurai and Co. are pretty much giving us every single most realistic requested characters ever. We got Ridley, we got K.Rool, we got Banjo. I have no idea who might the 4th DLC newcomer could be, but at this point I could lock that prediction that the 5th one is finnaly gonna be Geno. I mean, we already have more than one Capcom and Konami representatives in it, why the hell not? The sky is the limit. The 4th one now could be any of your list.
The problem with Geno is that he's already from a represented series, and has a spirit.

Which means they have the rights to use Geno, yet deliberately decided to not turn him into a fighter.

Plus, following the Mii Costume theory, we're unlikely to get another Square rep anyway. He has a lot stacked against him, more than anyone else.
 

Danzflor

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The problem with Geno is that he's already from a represented series, and has a spirit.

Which means they have the rights to use Geno, yet deliberately decided to not turn him into a fighter.
Tha's why in another thread asked about the Spirit theory. For me, Rayman seems like a great pick, but he's already a sticker...
 

rAndom

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It's hard to think of another character that could be added that brings people together quite like Banjo & Kazooie.
Banjo pretty much brings the final closure to fans who wanted their deeply-rooted classic characters to be in Smash. Ridley, Simon, K. Rool, Banjo... everybody is truly here now.
 

Danzflor

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That's pretty much my two dream additions as well.

I expect at least one of those to happen...Ultimate is goaling a lot of high demand characters.

The ONE high demand character that would legit surprise me to happen is Goku.
The only reason i don't think Goku will be in Smash ever is because he must be really expensive to get a hold off the rights, no to mention the gigantic creative control their copyright holders have over everything he's in (to mind comes the FighterZ mess with the whole tournaments and streaming issues. Imagine that happening to Smash) . I don't see Nintendo even trying to deal with that kind of stuff. Geno and Chrono are both Square-Enix representatives, so it could be a bit overkill to have them both, I think that, since Sakurai is fullfilling the fans requests, Geno has more chances to be in it.
 

carlosrox

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This was fantastic and I wasn't expecting it to get me the way it did.

I thought I might not care if Banjo got in but this reveal made me realize I was dead wrong.

I loved all the nods to Rare.
 

TheDinoman

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The problem with Geno is that he's already from a represented series, and has a spirit.

Which means they have the rights to use Geno, yet deliberately decided to not turn him into a fighter.

Plus, following the Mii Costume theory, we're unlikely to get another Square rep anyway. He has a lot stacked against him, more than anyone else.
Geno's kind of the weakest link of these popular "never ever" characters anyway.

K. Rool and Ridley are both the most reoccuring antagonists of two prolific and long running Nintendo series, while B&K are the stars of beloved N64 games that sold millions back in the day. Geno's just a supporting character that was only featured in one Mario RPG spinoff (albeit one that's fondly remembered) from over two decades ago. It's honestly a miracle he's even repped in Smash at all.

I do think he should of been an assist trophy, at least.
 

carlosrox

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The last two WTFs possible would basically be down to Master Chief or Goku. I would be down for both.

Aside from those two there are still a ton of old school gaming icons to appear in Smash like

Goemon
Bonk
Master Higgins
Billy and Jimmy
Ryu Hayabusa
Monster Boy?
FF4 and FF6 characters
Strider
Altered Beast
Golden Axe chars
Resident Evil chars
Tekken chars
Battletoads?
Tails

and more. Still plenty of characters that could appear in Smash.
 

Big One

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Crash and Spyro are actually probably more popular than Banjo as well so I could see them being the next steps up.
 

TheDinoman

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Crash and Spyro are actually probably more popular than Banjo as well so I could see them being the next steps up.
Crash is plausible, but I feel like Spyro is a no go considering how unpopular his games were in Japan, no thanks to how horrific their versions were in comparison to the west's.


IIRC Spyro 3 didn't even release there
 

Ryce

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Yeah, I just realized. How the hell is Rayman not in there yet?
Rayman is super obscure in Japan, where his games barely sell a few thousand units. I think Western guests will continue to be a rare occurrence going forward, so they'll really need to shine to be considered for Smash. Banjo's been highly requested for decades, his games did pretty well in Japan, and his games were published by Nintendo. He stands out to me in a way that few other Western characters do.
 

Suburban Thug

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I just want to say that was one of the greatest trailers I've seen in a while - definitely faked me out at first! Glad they gave a nod to the fans there.
 

DatManOvaDer

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If we somehow got a Sony rep, I’d be sad as hell cause I know it wouldn’t be Kat lol. It’d be someone like Kratos which is kind of boring. Ratchet or Jak would be cool to see though.
 

Big One

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Kratos would have a sick af moveset thiugh he'd be unique with those chain sword things he used to use.
 

Watchtower

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Rayman is super obscure in Japan, where his games barely sell a few thousand units. I think Western guests will continue to be a rare occurrence going forward, so they'll really need to shine to be considered for Smash. Banjo's been highly requested for decades, his games did pretty well in Japan, and his games were published by Nintendo. He stands out to me in a way that few other Western characters do.
Rayman borderline doesn't exist in Japan, that's probably why.

.....So how has Doom fared in Japan, then? 😂