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Eh. The Rayman leak has taught me to be careful of assuming based on 'no renders'
Like, I'm not gonna be captain 'Ugh it's obviously not real' but this isn't enough to convince me of anything.
Edited by edvedd on Aug 29th 2018 at 10:01:14 AM
Agreed. I don't think it's real either. This is just one of those that will be hard to dismiss.
Honestly, looking at the girl's pic makes me think that she's Ayumi Tachibana.
I compared the hair between her and Ayumi and looks pretty identical, perhaps even more so than Agnes.
My rule is to assume these sorts of things as fake until proven real.
By which I mean, until the game comes out and these pictures are the character select screen images.
Edited by Enlong on Aug 29th 2018 at 1:22:22 PM
Someone in the 4chan thread pointed out that their backgrounds don't match the CSS, but they do match the boxes around their in-match portraits next to their percents.
Everytime someone says "CSS", my mind jumps to "cascading style sheets", and I wonder why people are talking about the formatting on the website.
Same here, honestly. I was confused about it until you said that, and then remembered "oh right, character select screen."
I linked to this in the main thread already, there's an entire DeviantArt group dedicated to making mockup Smash renders. Good artwork doesn't necessarily mean it's legit. It just means there was more effort put into it than most of the "leaks" floating around.
Edited by SapphireBlue on Aug 29th 2018 at 10:36:29 AM
Oh good, I'm not the only one who thought "cascading style sheets."
Don't really get what makes this leak special enough to warrant a thread like this, since it's very questionable for reasons already mentioned, but I like the idea of just having a "leak thread" in general to discuss them without wasting the main thread's time. (And I suggest calling it that instead of the spoiler thread because "spoiler" implies "legitimate.")
Edited by Berserker88 on Aug 30th 2018 at 2:52:26 AM
Yeah, this thread was originally pitched as a catch-all thread for the 'leaks' after someone claimed to have a copy of the demo all ready for datamining, but since that turned out to be a lie the thread was never made. I do think it's a good idea to have one since I imagine some people would want the game unspoiled heading into it, especially if there's a story mode.
I do think this was a good leak to make the thread on since aside from the leaks that turned out to be right, this is probably the most legit looking leak we've seen yet, and certainly the one with the most effort put into it, what with actually having pictures instead of just text.
Edited by PushoverMediaCritic on Aug 30th 2018 at 2:57:03 AM
I imagine that it's titled "Spoilers" because there's gonna be people who aren't able to get the game on day one and this thread would be used for actual spoilers for while after the game is released.
Edited by MachThreeSlug on Aug 30th 2018 at 7:57:11 PM
If you mean Zipzo, I don't remember the part where he wanted it datamined. I dealt with the fiasco on Smashboards itself. Won't go into details beyond "it was a mess", but he did outright say he cares too much about Nintendo to do that. All he wanted to do was play the demo and answer questions. That's it.
This is blatantly fake. Blurry closeups is just such a fake leak thing.
That one had videos and more. Not even remotely comparable.
Edited by Eldrake on Aug 30th 2018 at 12:52:25 PM
So was the ESRB leak.
None of these guys are Bandana Waddle Dee. 0/10.
Serious talk though, I only recognize Skull Kid, Shadow, Isabelle, and one of the Chorus Kids. And I guess two of those humans are Isaac and Ken?
The only one I have no clue about is the girl. Anyone know her?
Edited by TargetmasterJoe on Aug 30th 2018 at 7:14:00 AM
That's either Agnes Obliege from Bravely Default or an aged up Ashley.
Or Ayumi Tachibana from Famicom Detective Club, and one of the most likely guesses.
Probably Agnes, Chorus Kids, Isaac, Ken, Isabelle, Shadow, Skull Kid, Secret Mystery Character
I haven't seen any guess for the girl that isn't a giant red flag and reason to dismiss the whole thing out of hand
Edited by Hylarn on Aug 30th 2018 at 5:10:53 AM
Well, some users around the web are claiming that she's a photoshopped render of Palutena...and it's better if I don't go any further on the shitshow of countering and proving.
Photoshopped Little Mac all over again. Yay.
Let's see if they're right this time. I'm very skeptical due to the Rayman "leak" that happened ages ago.
Edited by ReynTime250 on Aug 30th 2018 at 12:44:15 PM
I'm not personally convinced right now. It's a list of some of the most commonly speculated and popular characters — Isabelle, Skull Kid, Shadow — coupled with some other more obscure guesses. While it is true that, yeah, maybe the most commonly speculated characters are actually going to get in, it's pretty standard pattern for making a 'leak'.
I am glad, however, to see that my favourite character, question mark / Random, will be making a return.
I feel even if this is fake, now many speculation lists will include Agnes and people acting as if she was such an obvious choice from the start.
And to be honest, I'd be alittle annoyed if Bravely Default got in. Square has many other characters that are more popular and have bigger fan connections.
Yeah, I'm not convinced. Some are pretty standard/common guesses (Ken, Skull Kid, Shadow, Isaac) and going by certain fake Smash 4 "leaks" (remember the Rayman one?) I wouldn't put it past leakers to make new Smash-quality art just for a leak. Also, what's with the secret "mystery character", if you know the characters and the whole roster is revealed before launch why not also show who they are?
Edited by Zanreo on Aug 30th 2018 at 2:12:02 PM
The Bravely Series was above average in terms of sale and a third game for the Switch was heavily teased after Octopath Traveler 's sales were announced. But then again I would find it hard to guess what Agnes' moveset even would be considering that she has no canon job. She could be an echo of Zelda or Robin.
Edited by Kiefen on Aug 30th 2018 at 2:09:47 PM
Yeah, I feel like if SE gets another rep there's a bunch of more likely choices. Like Sora. Or... whoever's a big name from Dragon Quest. Not a character with little personal popularity from a moderately popular Final Fantasy spinoff. Particularly since Ultimate seems to be going for characters that the fans want, not pushing new properties
I'm pretty certain echoes have to be from the same franchise
If that's the case, then echo suggestion would skyrocket.
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