The most important thing yet to be revealed: did they bring back the Brawl remix of Humoresque of a Little Dog so I can actually play it on the stage with a drugstore?
The canopy will fall if you step Onett.
The blog post number on this one is 147, so right before Ryu. This one was probably planned for today originally, but the one after it and before it were posted early to make up for skipping Isabelle related stuff.
Whatever 143 and 144 are are probably a fighter they didn't wanna do until after Isabelle like maybe? Or maybe they were just skipped, as they sometimes skip numbers. 135 was probably just skipped.
149 | Ryu Memories
148 | Ryu Video
147 | Onett Stage Images
146 | Pikmin Song
145 | Shovel Knight
144 | ???
143 | ???
142 | Bowser Video
141 | Ice Climber Stage
140 | Animal Crossing Song
139 | Toon Link Memories
138 | Toon Link Video
137 | Isabelle Memory
136 | Isabelle Character Video
135 | ???
134 | Isabelle CG Video
133 | Exeggutor Images
132 | Final Destination Images
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I wonder if the secret jelly filled donut is still there
We need to get the normal Onett theme in this game (not mixed with Winters)
Isabelle is on her morning walk through Onett. Reflecting on how crazy last week was, she still can’t believe she got invited to Smash! Still wanting to keep herself busy with work, she’s now cashiering at Onett’s Drug Store.
“Such beautiful flowers! The manager must have planted these over the weekend.” Isabelle said to herself. She whiffed the fresh morning dew eminating from the roses, dandylions, and sun flowers, thoughts drifting to the beautiful meadows and gardens of her hometown. “Surely nothing bad could happen on this wonderful day!”
BLACK SHADOW CRASHES THE PARTY!
Probably one of my favorite stages. I'm never upset when this one comes up, especially when Unfounded Revenge plays. One of the best ways to screw over your opponent on this stage is to use a character with a strong Counter like Marth or Lucina, stand under the red awning on the yellow house and bait your opponent to be in front of you right when a car is coming. Then you counter right before the car hits you. If you successfully counter the car's strike and the counter hits your opponent it's usually an instant KO.
I know I'm 17 years late but I have to say it.
The cars are NOT on the same layer as fighters, they are closer to the screen, so it makes NO sense that they can damage you when passing by. Unless someone is sticking his hand out of the right window to slap people. In that case they are huge dicks.
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I always found the cars funny considering that in EarthBound they just stop immediately if you walk in front of them
I need to know more about turning stage hazards off and how the levels feel after.
There are so many levels, this one included, Gamer being the biggest, that I'd love to play but I'm always way too focused on the stage hazards.
I like Onett, but for me Fourside is the best Earthbound stage. Glad to see both these stages exist in the same game again.
This map might be one of my favourites in Ultimate.
Cause I can get run over by cars.
Oh, hey, bonus post. I’ve always liked all of the Earthbound stages, personally.
But, uh... Porky playable when???
Someone has to check if the jelly-filled donut is still there when Ultimate comes out
One of my favourite walkoffs stages because of the two houses bordering the main field and the car making the sides dangerous to be in. There should be more stages to "mask" their walkoffs like this.
Has there always been a Runaway Five van on this stage?
Let’s play a game called, how many smash fans have played Earthbound.
Ah, the drugstore, Doc's home stage.
I love the music here.
I desperately need to know what the BF and Omega forms of this look like
I remember feeling so cool when i would air dodge the cars
Finally, we have an HD screenshot of this stage. Not 1080p, but I'll take what I can get, you can see the grain of the wood even.
So according to the blog post theory, we get a character tomorrow and another one on Friday, right?
Man, I never liked this stage when I was a kid. I hated beeing ran over by the cars. But this looks beautifull!
"If I hide down here, I'll be safe!" gets hits by car
Comparing the stage to its previous renditions, there has been a bunch of texture changes to the houses in the background. Also it looks like the cave in the background has been replaced by another house.
Has it always been 30%? Those mother fuckers would kill you at 0% if 2 pixels thought they may have hit you in melee.
Onett and Fourside 4 LYFE
Way better then New Poke City and Magicant
The stage looks great, except one bizarre change. The houses in the background used to all be different colors, but now the ones one the left are all yellow/orange, and the ones on the right are all blue.
Here's the Wii U stage for comparison: https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/ssb/images/d/d9/SSBWU_Onett.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20151113184403
the meteorite in the background still bein a sprite i see
with how updated everything else is in this that ONE part looks so out of place rofl
Having only just played through Mother for the first time I finally know what that black van (bus) is.
I always assumed that they were some sort of mafia/gang, like the guys in the melee opening which I now realize were the runaway guys.
I gotta say, considering that it's not one of the "major" series in Smash, the Mother series has really good stage representation. At least one stage from each game, and all of them are pretty varied, and very iconic locations.
the way the flower pot on the right is angled, makes me think that we'll be able to see the rice ball that's been hidden behind it in past games
I wouldn't have known that was a drug store; few...
Is it pronounced "Wun-ette" or "On-ette"?
The best part is: the houses in the background are no longer 2D, they are 3D models now!
when i was little i saw this in brawl and thought the game was cool because le edgy drugs
The stage looks vibrant and awesome now, then the Runaway van looks... the same
I LOVE Earthbound, but tbh I find this stage so incredibly bland. :/
Also, why pick Onett when Earthbound goes to sooo many more crazy and iconic locations, yknow?
i didn't pablo escobar was from Earthbound
Why hasn't this stage gotten any visual improvements. It looks exactly like it did 17 years ago
well that came out of nowhere
How does one get the bee award
Haha get it Vaporeon's the queen bee
local prs. cool.
Pichu is going to like this new ‘rage’ mechanic that’s been added since he left...
Edit: Oh, and Mario still has his neck brace from last comic. Consistency!
There are so many great details in this.
-ZSS and Bayo checking out Simon
-Waluigi looking in through window
-Mario wearing a neck brace
-The band posters in Pichu’s room, I specifically really like “Link-182” lol
I just had to follow up last week's comic since the responses were super nice and wholesome and supportive even though it was a comic about characters dying.
I had to rush this one so it's a little rough around the edges, apologies for that.
Also, I really love the idea of Sakurai running a hostel/daycare for all "his" characters. Maybe I'll make a series.
Thanks for all the kind words. You guys rock :)
Excuse me, but I am currently cackling at the reach of Sakurai’s arm in the first panel.
I like how Waluigi is looking through the window in the first panel.
Aw, it's sweet to see Sakurai comfort Simon
sees hand on simon's left arm
Yo hol up
Sakurai with the Marth grab range
The posters in Pichu's room are absolute genius lmfao
Joltic at the Disco
My fucking sides!
ZSS and Bayo appreciating the Belmont bod.
Pichu should talk with Bayo and see if he can use some of her finisher weapons/equipment.
Simon not wrong that is technically his whip but if we are going to get technical here that Leon whip/wife
Who thought it was going to be Luigi and Peach in a '50 shades of green' scene?
Nice that Waluigi is in the window... Bayo is checking Samus out, and Samus is checking Simon out...
Sakurai's arm is freakishly long in the first panel, it goes all the way behind Simon and grabs his opposite arm.
Sakurai changes his shirt in milliseconds
The middle school S on the door makes this lmao good stuff.
I love how sakurai's shirt design keeps changing
Sakurai, Pichu clearly wants you to call him "Blackrose". Respect that.
WELL THAT ESCALATED QUICKLY
Sakurai’s shirt icons keeps changing and none of them are Fire Emblem or Kid Icarus? Unrealistic.
Great comic as usual!
Is there a collection of all of these comics?
Notice Pichu also has the spikey bands that Bowser wears. A thief and a kink apparently...
Simon's face got me harder than it should have.
Joltic at the discolink-182
Joltic at the disco
Best parts of this comic for me
Technically Richter does have Simon's whip. Lucina also has Chrom's sword. Yay time traveling descendants.
Wow that was unexpected
Also are we going to ignore that Sakurai appears to have eaten the Gum-Gum Fruit and gained extendable limbs - as his arm should not be long enough to reach the other side of Simon in the first panel.
I adore these comics and the details in them, you should make a series
Why is Samus looking at Pikachu like that?
Sakurai with a different shirt every panel 😂. Love the little easter eggs.
I mean, it is the same whip they use throughout the series. Great comic though, I like the band posters in the back
This is genius, and that Pichu is nicely disturbing to look at
YELLOWZARD AND JOLTIC AT THE DISCO ARE GOLD
Wow, keep making these comics, they're amazing.
Don’t think I didn’t notice Waluigi outside the window
You ruined Pichu for me
That sad Simon is actually kinda adorable.
I love how Simon and Richter are like feuding 6 year old brothers
lol reaction faces haha epic!
I NEED TO GET STRONGER!!! NO ONE LOVES MEE!! I JUST WANNA BE A PIKACHU! LOVVEEE MEEEEEE!!!!
1.) Eh, I'm a bit uncomfortable poking fun at the idea of self-harm and I'm sorry to be a buzz kill but I felt compelled to say something as I used to help people get over the soft-drug like dependency on pain endorphins.
2.) Seeing Bayonetta and Samus admiring Simon, I can't help but hope Castlevania follows in the path of Bayonetta and Metroid in surprising us with new games worthy of its "GOAT" lineage instead of dying.
Bayonetta and Samus looking at Simon's exquisite booty is my favorite part.
I imagine making a match where Ridley gets a big mushroom and becomes sort of like his game size. Those sort of leviathan matches would be really cool.
The new Ridley design is so much better than that old one, looks just so damn brutal.
Chew Toy Samus
I used to think subspace Ridley looked cool, now he just looks like a cartoon character.
Subspace wasn't always good, but man did they nail those boss fights. The meta Ridley fight? so awesome.
Big boy hours
This will probably be a stage in Samus's Classic Mode.
"Versus? Giant, Ridley!"
With Classic Mode having set matches this time around I'd be amazed if Samus doesn't at one point fight Giant Ridley.
Ugg, boring boss fight Ridley size.
Gimme a smaller one that doesn't stay put.
Eh, not really accurate. You can see that his hand doesn't even fully fit around Samus's torso in the screenshot, whereas in your mockup it completely englufs it. Also Ridley's torso/limbs were a lot shorter proportionally than this new model.
Calling it now, there is going to be an event where you fight a giant Ridley as Samus and Pikachu.
The greatest smash match needs to be captain olimar with a mini mushroom vs giant Ridley with super mushroom so it will be a true size battle.
Mega mushroom magic
I can't wait till there is a mode with a Mushroom sized Ridley that you have to beat.
Ultimate Ridley does not look good in my opinion
I just started playing subspace emissary. So SPOILERS. (But I just got to him and defeated him already)
IMO they should have just made Ridley big. The game is getting chock full of craziness. Just up his size to a point he can still function on any stage and his model doesn't look so strange (it's very glaring IMO), make him a unique fighter that is too damn big. What's the worst that can happen, he gets banned in meta? Big whoop.
(Not talking OP's picture sized, but double Bowser's maybe) think permanent super mushroom sized.
This right here is why I hate that he's playable.
Fuck this inconsistency.
I guess Alfonzo is in charge of Subspace now
“Can’t let you do that, Star Fox!”
Looks like some kind of wolf
dude, these scare me for some reason
I keep forgetting that since everyone is back, Wolf is back too. I’m so excited to have another Star Fox character to choose from.
Awesome job - he looks downright intimidating. Makes me wish that Nintendo would give Star Fox to a developer willing to take the series in new directions instead of just remaking Star Fox 64 with a new control gimmick constantly.
Man the switch's graphics are crazy! /s
pleased trumpet noises
Playtime's o v e r
Can I make a request for either Krystal or, if you wanna mix things up, King K Rool?
Fox McCloud is ScottishWolf O'Donnell is IrishWhy is Falco Italian? This is a travesty.
I would like to start a motion to make Falco Welsh. He will no longer be Falco Lombardi. He will be Falco Llewellyn.
And I’m back again with an upvote
Yeah, only slightly
why are the spikes/whatever floating tho
wow, that's amazing
Now I seriously want a Star Fox game where the characters all look like realistic animals in space pilot costumes. These are really good, dude.
one of the things that creep me out the most are werewolves, so this is very disturbing to me.
This is pretty damn good. Good job OP.
Can't wait for you to do Leon!
Can you do realistic Pokémon too?
Has a very Mgs feel to it
Imagine these as tattoos!
Is it weird I want a movie like this?
he looks like he needs a drink to wind down after a long day. he deserves it. honestly the goodest boy in smash
Yes this is perfect
I like that Fox and Wolf both have Irish last names.
Alright, now I’m interested in taking up drawing classes to make a hyper-realistic velociraptor Yoshi.
Why are all of these space-canids Irish?
Looks like a stern dad.
DO SLIPPY NEXT IF YOU WANT HELLA KARMA
This looks like Sajin Komamura from Bleach too!
Don corneige or Captain Sajin Komomoru
Once again, absolutely great work! If only there were more Star Fox characters playable this time around.
How do I get a print of this? Love me some Wolf
I never thought about it, but why are Fox and Wolf Irish? And why is Falco Italian (Lombardi is an Italian name)
And why is Slippy's last name toad?
And what's Peppy's last name?
What's the matter?
If you're going to do a bunch of these, do Peppy next.
K it was cool at first but im starting to be haunted by these drawings
Nice portrait of Robb Stark
"Play time's over! Star fox!"
Could you link your other work? I didn’t get to see the first and I’m interested!
Do you have one with all 3 together?
Can we change this subs name to r/smashart at this point?
Damn, this looks amazing in a terrifying way!
Are you going to do more of these? I'd love to see slightly more realistic pokemon!
Are you gonna draw other characters realistically? Like Mario but with a normal human face? I think that’d be super cool. Especially ness and Lucas, I shudder at the thought of realistic Lucas.
I would like to request for my main, also life-like please: pac-man
He kinda' looks like Sir Didymus.
Give the people King DDD
Oof. The late King in the North.
What Kind of pencils do you use?
Obligatory “That ain’t Falco”
Post this to r/furry
Reminds me of the Crack Fox
So, a fursona.
You're mad talented
Looks great, but you’re really pushing the definition of minimalism.
When we gonna get Dark Zero Suit Samus? /s
I love it. I love you.
It sucks, but by no fault of your own. Sakurai is to blame for thinking Samus' other M design should still be the one used in Smash. Goddamn Sakurai.
This I great you should make more!
My favorite trend in this community
Hey guys, I traced over the official renders in vector art! Look how minimalist it is except it isn't and minimalist doesn't just mean lack of soft shading or faces because those are hard
Love dat Notan effect. 😍
Love minimalist art
Samus is so fucking badass. I remember beating Metroid 2 the Return of Samus for the first time on a family trip to Hawaii back when I was a wee laddie. I hope the remaster was as good as the original!
This is cool! Any chance you could make a similar one with fox and falco? I would set that as my background in a heartbeat
Any chance you can make this size wide enough to spread over two monitors? Would love to have this evenly across both my monitors
Yo can you do a Marth Roy version of this???
I'm not a fan of the background, but damn the char models are super good... Think you could toss me some PNGs?
wow this one is really good
I still think that the fact that it somehow starts with the Dojo and the Sm4sh website is complete nonsense. The timelines should start with the intial reveal trailers.
Once again no Daisy/Dark Samus/Chrom on the timeline.
Inkling was revealed in the initial teaser months before ridley
Wow, I didn't realize how long the gap between the Smash 4 announcement and Rosalina's reveal trailer was.
You do realise that we have the stock icons for K. Rool, Simon, and Richter (and Dark Samus and Chrom) already?
If you go to the character list on the website, and order the characters by franchise, their stock icons appear there
Why did you include Richter, but not any of the other Echo Fighters?
Ughhh this graphic still makes me mad.
Scale the timelines so they're proportional to each other. 178 is not 460 days so don't make it seem like it. I get the idea is a percentage, but actual time is much more relevant to the reveal.
Start from initial reveal instead of website launch. Website launch is not an indicator of how long fans waited.
So... We should expect stuff around October? Sweet, perfect timing.
Echo fighters are people too
This needs to be fixed up more, Inkling came out long, long before Ridley
I like the part where OP took literally none of the feedback from when the previous version was posted
Edit - also the compression is fucking awful lmao
but inkling was revealed over a mouth before Riddly along with the reveal of the game egsisting
I figured someone else out there would like to see this too.
Man I'm so excited to play greninja again
What do you mean by "image created"?
These timelines make no sense.
This is cool, but I find myself wishing that the timelines were to scale. They're proportionally to scale right now, but it's hard to get a feel for information revealed vs. number of days remaining.
Why is the P not aligned with the rest of the letters?
Reveals seem to have a two month or sooner interval. If I'm looking at this right, then a Smash direct in October seems plausible?
Can't wait for the NEW UPDATED picture
Any chance anyone has altered this table to have the lines different length to represent the time differences? Itd be interesting to see how frequent the reveals were in previous games to speculate how frequent they could be in ultimate.
Maybe I’m misreading it but am I looking at a timeline for an alternate reality where Brawl wasn’t delayed...?
The other lines include re-reveals like R.O.B. and Lucario, but Ultimate announced every previous character
I have a question: how prevalent was the info coming out of Japan when Brawl launched there early in 2008? Did people import the game at all?
I ask because I would have bet my life the game was a universal release. I firmly remember it coming out in March, and the day before its release I had to go on a 28-day hiking trip for my high school. I remember being so pissed I wouldn’t get to try it. I had my mom buy it and it was sitting there with Easter Candy once I got back. I hadn’t showered in a month, and I still sat down and played for an hour before I did so lol.
But this was 2008. Were there Youtube videos? News articles? I’m just trying to piece together how I could be so excited for a game and not know it was out already somewhere. If this were 2004 I’d get it, but I was very on the internet in 08.
Looks like there’s a trend of a reveal around every two months. Late September or Early November for the next?
Maybe when they reveal the online service a trailer will be at the end?
So based on our current spacing im guessing 4 new nonecho newcomers by launch for a total of 8 nonecho newcomers for ultimate
Palutena announcement also showed off crawling pit, no?
This shit is so helpful and cool
Why'd you leave out echoes but include Richter?Just a small nitpick, amazing timeline! So glad that they didn't torture us this time like sm4sh's 460 days.
I didn't know characters got revealed on launch day
There’s a lot of people complaining about the way this graphic was done.
Pretty much any “better” way you think OP could’ve made this graphic is arbitrary in some way due to the wildly different information reveal schedules of each of the games.
I'm callin it right now. There's gonna be another smash direct in October.
June E3 Nintendo Direct showcasing the game with lots of info, Daisy, and Ridley
2 months later, August 8th Smash Direct with two new fighters and 3 echoes.
2 months after that, Smash Direct is appropriately Halloween themed (October 23rd or 24th, 1 week before Halloween) for showcasing the "Spirits" mode and two puppet-y newcomers Geno and Skullkid. Then maybe edgeboi Shadow and some other features or Echoes.
Then 2 months after that, the game comes out. Possibly with another 50 fact extravaganza a week or so prior.
Honestly I think everyone alive would want at least one of those 4. Great choices.
If we got all 4 of those I would die a happy man.
Literally the last 4 characters we've been asking for since Brawl. Clearly a user of culture. Color it and send it to Sakurai on Twitter.
This is incredible. I wish I could create art half as good as yours. These are my 4 most wanted too! I also want Bandana Waddle Dee and The Chorus Kids.
OOF. This is some official-looking shit. Hope it's not too long before Nintendo realizes they have to hire you.Looking amazing! Can't wait for the final product.
Isaac looks so badass in this as well as the others. Great art!
Post the final product when you finish!
I wish with all my heart that these are the last newcomers, but I feel like one will be left behind...
Good art (and good character choices too!), this is really nice
Is that guy in the pic supposed to be Isaac?
Your skills are fantastic. I really love all your choices (even though I never played Super Mario RPG. I understand the Geno hype!)
Drawing of my next 90% of the Smash Community's most wanted newcomers
I'd really love to see all 4 of these guys, best part also is that all 4 have great Nintendo history and seem likely candidates for inclusion. Hopefully we'll all get our wish & we'll see them!
I think at least one of these will get in.
Not necessarily my most wanted 4, but I'll concede they are the most likely because they make the most amount of sense.
That is badass! Let's hope they all make it
This is my four as well! Exactly spot on. I honestly wouldn't know what to do with myself. I love it.
rare is working on the HD donkey kong 64 right and updated country ports?? rare warez
If Skull Kid makes it in I’ll poop myself. Or Banjo.
Buddy, you hit the nail on the head. These have got to be the next 4.
I may have completely missed the discussion, but has anyone considered the Dragonborn? Skyrim was released on the Switch...sorry for the off topic discussion just had the thought. These are incredible drawings! I think Skull Kid would be dope as hell.
Literally add Impa, and you'd have my entire top 5 most wanted characters left.
These guys + Paper Mario would be my dream roster.
Geno and Skull Kid are my top two wants, this looks great! Here's hoping they all make it in.
The Four Pillars.
Honestly I think these 4 are the big ones left. They seem to be the most talked about characters at this point of the speculation game
This would be the best timeline.
Fantastic. But needs some sora.
I'm sure there have been several dicussions about this before, and I'm not opposed to another Zelda representative, but Skull kid's moveset seems like it'd be hard to pull from the source material, granted I haven't played Majora's Mask before but it seems like all he does is float around a lot 🤔.
Edit: sick art tho! I wouldn't mind all of those characters
But you forgot Rayman :(
Nicely done....Still, very cringey.
Love it! Roster could end there and I'd be set.
Golden Boi for Smash!
I thought this was a cake
Wish I could go to 7-11 to get my games. And a Big Gulp. And some Thai Food from the place next door.
That would be 3 birds with one stone.
Super smash bros: S p e c i a l? Sign me up
I want that key holder / strap
Bruh... I NEED that keychain.
You can do this all over, here in the UK there are Amazon Locker pickup spots pretty much everywhere.
WOAH ARE THOSE SMASH BROS HAND-CUFFS?
wait no just a keychain how would hand-cuffs with the smash logo even work
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