My mind immediately sprung to Inkling when I read all the info Jaidyn posted. It just makes so much sense to me in my head, even though I can't exactly pinpoint why. It just...feels right. (but I'm also secretly hoping for Bandana Dee >_<)
We know that we're going to get at least two characters, as Sakurai mentioned that there's going to be "only several more characters". That's all we know, though him saying 'only' implies we're probably not getting a lot more. I think 3 or maybe 4 are a good guess, but I really can't see him doing more than that. That's just a guess of mine, though. Also, thanks for voting for Shantae! <3
Shantae and the Pirate's Curse is getting a Release in Japan this November - physical even! Hopefully, the West has a chance to get one too sometime. (and I hope that the 3DS Themes will see a release in Europe someday :I )
Eh, I kind of doubt it. Sakurai said that from now on, it will be all about Fanservice - Most of those characters don't seem to be wanted at all except maybe Bayonetta. I could see maybe her get in, but even that doesn't seem too likely. Simply having another Namco/Sega Rep just for the sake of having a Namco/Sega Rep seems like a waste.
I gotta say though, him still being on third place despite other characters having almost three more months to gather votes (since I highly assume Roy votes stopped after him being released) is pretty dang impressive. Sadly, most of the top votes I'm indifferent to at best. That said, I'd be really, REALLY happy with Bandana/Waddle Dee though, I love the Little guy, and I'm sure a spearfighter like him would bring a great moveset to the table, so yeah, I hope he makes it. (Shantae is still my absolute top choice, but y'know, rather obscure n stuff.)
Posted this in the statuses earlier, but I might as well also post it in here. Sourcegaming.info dug through tons of Forums, Twitter, Blogs and Miiverse to try and get a grasp of which characters are wanted the most.
http://www.sourcegaming.info/2015/09/13/japantopdlcpt2/#more-2482 Keep in mind that this doesn't have to be necessarily accurate, as there is a difference between a big fandom and a loud one. Still, I found this to be really interesting and worth posting.
I highly doubt that. Their entire E3 focused on games coming out late 2015/early 2016, if they would've even planned to release the game in that timeframe, I doubt they would've left such a major announcement out. If I had to guess, it's probably a Launch game (or at least Launch window) game for the NX. The whole announcement seems so bizzare to me - just randomly name dropping the game as an announcement, pretty much going "Oh yeah, we're working on Pikmin 4, by the way" is so weird. But hey, I'm glad it's coming.
Meanwhile, Capcom finally opened their mouth and said that there are no plans for DGS in the West. http://gonintendo.com/stories/241782-capcom-france-rep-says-the-great-ace-atttorney-isn-t-getting-loca At this point, not surprising, but still massively disappointing.
What makes it even more suspicious: Smash U and 3DS are updating at roughly the same time this time around. There were only two times (edit: correction: 3, see down below) this happened before: When Mewtwo was added and when Lucas/Ryu/Roy were added. It's still possible that nothing will happen (Nintendo has been weirdly quiet, they usually go all out when something new is coming to Smash), but after we got this Scenario two times and two (edit: three) times something BIG happened, I don't blame anyone for getting excited. Edit: Okay, there was a third time this happened in the middle of July, where they added some Mii costumes and two classic stages and lots of balancing to the 3DS Version and the tourney mode and YouTube upload Feature along with the 3DS stuff for Wii U, my bad. Still a big update, even though no new characters were involved. Edit 2: Okay, I'm bored, so I figured I'd make a list to elaborate on what Athena and I already mentioned: SSB 3DS Maintenance on October 27th: Balancing Adjustments live on same daySSB 3DS Maintenance on November 18th: Balancing and Bug Fixing live on the same daySSB 3DS & U Maintenance on April 15th: Mewtwo added (and the Ryu/Roy Files), along with Mii costumes, a share mode on U and a balancing updateSSB 3DS & U Maintenance on June 14th: Ryu, Roy and Lucas added, along with Mii costumes and new stages, Mii Costumes and MusicSSB U Maintenance on July 3rd: Minor Non-Gameplay adjustmentsSSB 3DS & U Maintenance on July 13th/14th: Most likely preparations for the big Update on July 30th with more stages, a tourney mode, Mii costumes and Youtube upload featureExcept for one maintenance that seemingly did nothing, every single maintenance did at least some balancing, with most other updates being preparations for big updates. So yeah, while there is no guarantee that something will happen, there has been a pretty reliable pattern in the past, so I don't think it's out there when People simply assume that this pattern will continue.
So...this is interesting. There's a german retailer who also lists the Amiibo and mentions specific features. Since they are so specific and the event where they might be announced is in an hour, I'll put them in spoiler tags now, just in case.
Source: http://www.4u2play.de/trendartikel/amiibo/zubehoer/amiibo-shovel-knight/425662 Sooooo... yeah. If the retailer didnt make that up, there's A LOT coming to the Nintendo versions. I hope this turns out to be true. Regardless, we'll probably find out soon enough if all that stuff really is true. Can't wait!
Exactly, that's why I said it's just a guess of mine, I was just speculating. The confidence Nintendo Life has with this rumor makes me think the retailers really listed it as a Smash Amiibo specifically, but again, that is just a guess. Sorry if I sounded like I knew more than I did.