She should have been released yesterday, since Smashwiki has all info on her already.
Now that I think about it, I feel like I wouldn't like using Min Min. The stretchy she is reminds me of Dhalsim. Thankfully, she's not as slow as him.
By the way, to those wanting a Xenoblade character, there's still hope. Neither Xenoblade* nor ARMS got any reps at first because Sakurai saw them too late, and could only include them via Mii costumes.
*I meant a new Xenoblade character, I didn't forget about Shulk.
Did they mention anything...
You're saying exactly what I thought about Ryu being leaked for Smash. I clinged to the hope that it was going to be Ryu from Breath of Fire, but no, it was Mr. Crossover himself.
Yes, but that would be the third fire starter in the game, which is something tiring for me.
Well, Bulbasaur was not considered at all if I recall correctly (the one that was considered-but-cut was Blastoise). They chose Ivysaur because they wanted a fast but weak fighter (Squirtle), a medium one (Ivysaur) and a strong but slow one (Charizard). At least that's what I gather from...
I guess do you visit Legends of Localization, too, right? Because I remember that Mato did an article on reactions on Little Mac.
On-Topic: Also, they have rejected at least one or two characters because they were not known enough outside Japan (and possibly not even there): Takamaru from "The...
Not exactly, considering how the people in Japan reacted to Banjo in the same people in the west reacted to Hero ("Banjo who?"). In fact, a commenter pointed out that both of them being revealed at the same time might have been done to please both sides.
As far as I know, all of them are popular (except possibly Ivysaur due to being a middle evolution), otherwise they wouldn't be in the game.
Remember that they did talks, but nothing came out of them, so don't hold your breath.
Wasn't that one girl whose name I don't remember the other likely candidate? It wouldn't be that weird to me, considering that in the Capcom crossovers they decided to add Morrigan in almost every single one instead of the supposed protagonist of Darkstalkers, Donovan* (who outside of cameos is...
There's also the fact if they don't, aside from having to cheapen the price of the pack, I don't see a Doom stage using the miscellaneous Nintendo music. Can you imagine fighting in hell with Style Savvy's theme playing in the background?
I don't think they would add a character from a new series without music at all (and it would be a massive rip-off). Also, like @Tactician Karina mentioned and I linked, the negotiations went nowhere and the season 2 pass has all the characters picked already.