Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Switch)



  • @e_zed_eh_intern Sadly just a hype fan video.



  • @mbun
    A fan video.....for now.



  • @dmcmaster (flash forward to November 2020 Smash Direct) "Faust launches...TUH-day"



  • @e_zed_eh_intern Man, if only. I'm an Axl Low guy personally, but we'd for sure get Sol Badguy and Ky Kiske over him, May, Johnny, Faust, etc. which I'd personally be way less hyped for, but then you also get the incredible Guilty Gear music and a cool stage likely, so I'm still 100% down for it.



  • Remember kids...

    Youtube Video



  • @yoshi Apparently, in Japanese, he actually said Mai was excluded to maintain Cero A rating - per GameXplain.

    Personally, I'm cool with her being cut. She's a boring character to play or watch and the model is pretty much everything I dislike about Japanese games.



  • More details about their decision, the reason is indeed Japan's overzealous age ratings.

    At the end of the day, nothing to get up in arms about, they're freaking background characters, not even assist trophies. If Sakurai didn't mention Mai at all I'm sure 99% of the people watching wouldn't even have noticed she was "missing".



  • Sakurai has more sense than most people these days I gotta say.

    In any case I don't think anybody actually expected Mai to be in the stage for this exact reason. I'm pretty sure he only brought it up since she is an iconic character and her total no-show does kinda stick out like a sore thumb to the fans. And I mean sure the average smash player might not know or care about that kinda thing, but considering Sakurai brought up a Hyper Neo Geo 64 game of all things in his presentation on Terry he knew who the audience was for it.



  • @axel said:

    I'm sure 99% of the people watching wouldn't even have noticed she was "missing".

    I remember people asking for her as a Fighter and hoping it'd be her who got the invitation. Before Sakurai detailed the character, some people were saying they hoped characters including her would be built into Terry like assists. I mean Smash has such wide appeal your comment probably still stands, because so many people are watching period, but the SNK fans definitely would've noticed her absence even if Sakurai didn't mention it. I agree about the part of "who cares? it is just a background cameo" though.

    I'm still laughing to this day when I see art of Smash Mythra, because artists turned around her censorship for Smash into something new to love. She didn't need to be censored either, but reading what you linked makes it easy to understand why it happened.



  • @mbun Yeah my 99% was an exaggeration, my point was more that a lot of the angry internet people complaining about this are only working themselves up purely out of principle, not because their enjoyment of the game will actually be affected by it.

    Just like the people angry at the "missing" Pokemon in Sword and Shield. The game will offer several hundreds of Pokemon but apparently it can't be fun unless they're ALL here. They must have hated Red and Blue with their measly 151 creatures...



  • @axel said:

    my point was more that a lot of the angry internet people complaining about this are only working themselves up purely out of principle

    Sure, but then you got the true fans, who are doing stuff like this now as consolation:
    Youtube Video