Sakurai to announce next Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fighter this Thursday [1/16, 6AM PT]

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Heyrule

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I wouldn't mind Hakurei Reimu being included.

I know it will never happen.
I applaud your cognizance concerning Reimu because I've seen that name come up in a non-ironic way from several posters over the last few weeks...
I mean, I'll take any left-field character choice as long as they're fun. Hell, I looooove Dante and I still hope the lot of us are wrong about him. I love being totally surprised by these things.
 

AlexFlame116

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Honestly imo they should make Waluigi a playable character released the same way they did Piranha Plant. Separate DLC. I know he's a meme but it would be cool to have all four main Mario bros characters together.
 

lvl 99 Pixel

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I don't think Waluigi and Wario are even related? It made a lot of sense to include Wario when hes the star of his own wacky series of games.
Waluigi is that strange lanky guy you get as a ringer for your sports team because you're short a player
 

Naga

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I believe it was already confirmed that Wario and Waluigi are not related at all yeah. Just "bros" in the friend sense.
 

Tregard

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I really don't think Sakurai would allow another dev to even hint at the fighter being revealed, so surely the Dante news is a bit of a false trail.
 

BGBW

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I really don't think Sakurai would allow another dev to even hint at the fighter being revealed, so surely the Dante news is a bit of a false trail.
Plus, Sakurai is a respected fellow of the industry so I don't think another team would want to ruin the surprise knowing it would disappoint him.
 

Thequietone

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I think it's Dante. Only Joker hasn't leaked in advance. Piranha Plant was leaked. Hero was leaked. Banjo was leaked. And Terry was leaked.
 

Daouzin

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Personally I think the Dante hints are international, but to trick everyone. I feel like they will announce Viewtiful Joe if they don't announce Dante.

Not sure how they would structure the announcement, guessing VJ character reveal/trailer. Sylvia Echo Fighter included or alternate. Then explain that Capcom is releasing DMC 3 and VJ1+2 for Switch.

Talk about VJ's moves. End with a sneak peek or silhouette of a new character to be first in the Challenger pack 2.
 

Mark1

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I really don't think Sakurai would allow another dev to even hint at the fighter being revealed, so surely the Dante news is a bit of a false trail.
This. I think it is more of a coincidence than anything.

Which I also like because it adds to the overall speculation over who this 5th fighter ends up being.
 

Heyrule

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I'm sad that it's Nero (and Dante?) instead of a non-sword user non-human character like Crash or whatever.
Yeah I honestly would love a “weird” choice ala Piranha Plant. Despite most wanting Sora, Doomslayer, and Sub-Zero or Scorpion. It’s always fun to have something really out of far left field.
EDIT: Though I wouldn’t assume it’s Dante OP.
 

sleepnaught

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Hope it's not another anime character. Really hope it's a classic Nintendo character or Doom guy or something. Anime Sword fighter #25 would be soooooo boring.
 
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Does Sakurai really have another series he can devote 35 loving minutes to in a Direct? His respect for King of Fighters was well-documented and prolific
 

Wil Grieve

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I’m personally not expecting it. At most a “stay tuned for future details on the next batch of Smash DLC.”

I’d love to be pleasantly surprised though.
I wouldn't be too shocked if right at the end of the stream, Sakurai announces Fighter's Pass 2 and reveals a WIP model or even just a silhouette of a freebie character you get for purchasing the second pass. Someone not very hype on their own, but a sweet deal for free. Someone like Bandana Waddle Dee, or Captain Toad.
 
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