My uncle’s real estate agent’s son’s pet pelican’s drug dealer’s aunt’s dentist’s nephew’s 6th grade teacher who works for Nintendo sent me this inside leak. He claims he was at Sakurai’s Bar Mitzvah the other day and approached Sakurai about the leaks. Sakurai wasn’t very happy, but still decided to show him a screenshot of the new final roster for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U / 3DS. As you can see, the roster size has been cut down significantly as punishment for Smash fans leaking info nobody was supposed to know. This just goes to show you should think about the dev’s feelings before leaking their game online.
Today marks the 7th anniversary of the dedication of Gerhard Richter’s “Cathedral Window” in Cologne, comprised of 11,500 squares of glass in 72 colors.
I guess if Squirtle + Ivy somehow get into Smash Bros I’d be okay with cutting them from my Pokkén roster instead of the Hitmons, my reasoning for including them was that I’m assuming they won’t return to Smash Bros. With Doc coming back, it does seem likely that Mewtwo will too, which is why I cut it from my roster, since honestly, he’s Smash Bros territory. If it wasn’t in Melee there wouldn’t be anywhere near the amount of incessant clamoring we have for ‘em now. Same reason I didn’t have jiggz in, shes a part of the Smash Bros crew (and she is so well suited to that game, but not quite so much for a more traditional fighter.)
Ivysaur, Charizard, Squirtle, Pikachu, Meowth, Machamp, Gengar, Feraligatr, Slowking, Hitmontop, Blaziken, Gardevoir, Mawile, Zangoose, Seviper, Absol, Lati@s, Empoleon, Vespiquen, Lucario, Electivire, Serperior, Audino, Zoroark, Keldeo, Chesnaut, Floette, Aegislash, Sylveon, Hawlucha
31 characters, 3 cut from last list. I left this at 31 instead of 30 since the Lati twins would probably be at least a little clone-ish, so they wouldn’t require the full amount of work that two unique characters would. But HOLY HELL this was a tough decision.
I cut Ledian because I’d imagine it being a fast-moving fighter, which we already sorta have in a few other fighters, like Meowth, Zoroark, and Zangoose, which I felt were more important.
Cutting two of the Hitmons was a VERY tough decision, but ultimately I chose to do that because they both had fighters that would be somewhat similar to them, and the roster was a bit over-saturated with gen-wunners. Chan was in the same boat as Ledian, while Lee’s kicking ability is already there to some extent in Blaziken. Honestly there’s plenty of room for these two to be way more unique than that but I gotta cut SOMEONE, arrrgh
(I guess I could have cut Seviper and Zangoose with Serperior and Meow/Zoro already there, but I REALLY wanted them in because they have the whole rivalry thing going and are much more developed as characters than the Hitmon duo. On top of that the only poison rep we have is Gengar, where the whole poison aspect would be overshadowed by ghost powers most likely, and Seviper would cover more physical poison attacks as well. Plus I like these two more, so there :P)
On another note, I might get a post of this roster up with images.
34 characters, 3 cut from last list, Infernape replaced with Empoleon. It’s getting really tough deciding who to cut now…
Ivysaur, Charizard, Squirtle, Pikachu, Meowth, Machamp, Gengar, Hitmonlee, Hitmonchan, Ditto, Feraligatr, Ledian, Slowking, Hitmontop, Blaziken, Gardevoir, Mawile, Zangoose, Seviper, Absol, Lati@s, Infernape, Vespiquen, Lucario, Electivire, Serperior, Audino, Throh, Sawk, Zoroark, Keldeo, Chesnaut, Floette, Aegislash, Sylveon, Hawlucha
37 characters, 7 cut from last list. Gonna cut this list further to get a more realistic roster.
Seeing as Tekken 6 has 40 characters I’d imagine Pokken would have less, plus a bunch of fighters with unique body types (which is really crucial if it’s going to be a Pokémon game) would take a bit more time and effort, so I’ll try and get this list to around 30 ultimately. It’s getting very tough to decide who I’d cut, I can’t imagine how stressful this would be for someone actually making the decisions for any fighting game roster