Oh. In that case you are correct. I see zero chances for a Nintendo character to be the fifth.
During the 2018 Game Awards, Reggie stated all fighters in the season pass will be from a series never added to Smash before. (the source of the tweet was deleted)
However post seasonal pass isn't ruled out yet.
Okay, so my theory was right! Cool!
Here comes SNK
Sad that the first Howard in Smash isn't Todd
we been bamboozled
More indie rep stuck as mii costume.
For a second I thought Cuphead was the last character and I got super excited. Mii Costume is still cool, though.
To be honest, it was only a matter of time before we got a FE: Three Houses character. I am rather disappointed it's Byleth though.
To be honest I was expecting Claude.
He would add some much need variety to FE's repertoire.
Eh, if there was one thing we didn't need it was another Fire Emblem character with a sword.... which is exactly why I find it hilarious that it's exactly what we got.
I, for one, am always for more FE, but yeah, another sword was unnecessary. There were 3, equally prominent characters, each wielding an axe, bow, or lance, that would have perfectly viable.
I'm going to start this off by quoting myself
Now that that's out of the way I'll say I'm more than happy with byleth. FE 3houses is a good game and you're only kidding yourself if you thought it would be anyone else. I have no problems with more FE or sword characters. I find it funny that the same people who want Sora are also complaining about too many sword characters.
That being said, Byleth has every one of those weapons, so...
There goes my hopes for Phoenix Wright.
Ya got six more shots, bud. It's like a game of Russian Roulette where the bullet is made of fanboy tears.
In SB, or FE:3H?
Man, I really thought it would be Dante but whatever. Six more shots.Cuphead rep is nice tho, and the Assassins Creed costume was a surprise.
God Sakurai is such a troll i love it. How the hell does someone even learn binary counting?
By taking an IT class. I can count in Binary.
Sakurai is certainly a troll though. Again, Nintendo, the kings if Left Field.
In Smash Bros.
I haven't actually watched the full Direct, so I don't actually know how Byleth plays, but the way I understand it right now is that basically you have four different move sets depending on the weapon.
I don't know if they are each tied to a special move like Link or if you can use each one at will, or if they rotate like Robin. But a major aspect of the character is having all of the weapons from FE:3H.
I've seen the reveal for Byleth, not the full thing, and from what I saw, showed just the sword (which bent for some reason) but, i could be forgetting. If it is, that'll be interesting, but I was kinda hoping for a character with a lance primary weapon.
They show it off when they introduce the female version.
The intro was just a set up for a "too many swordsmen" joke.