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oniyide said:

@ bolded honestly id say the odds are pretty good, doesnt matter if it skips Ninty consoles as im sure a lot of gamers or at least enough are multiplat owners anyway. Hell its probably been like that since SOny got on the scene which by coincidence is when MGS got big. pretty sure most N64, GC and even WIi owners had another console where they would play MGS to their content. As for Ninty themselves? fair enough, it wouldnt make sense to approach him especially since they didnt intially, he did. He just didnt do it this time, probably cause he's busy with 5

I never meant to isuniate that Snake belonged more than Mega Man, hell no that makes no sense. BUt I do believe that Snake was more hyped...maybe hyped is a strong word, maybe shock as people didnt see that coming. Mega Man was well received didnt say otherwise, but IMHO the shock factor wasnt there like it was with Snake. Probably cause Mega Man does make more sense. I dont know the game itself seems to be the least hyped Smash ive seen. Again ill stress ive never thought Snake should have priority or is more important, i didnt even like the guy in smash and hes my 3rd fav video game character period. I wont go so far to say it would be negative I dont think people are that petty, they will just ignore him if he was in it which i dont think he is anyway.

As for Simon, well thats kind of my point not since SNES has he been seen. That was years I think it would be in Ninty's best interest to get a character that was more relevant. Alucard is more relevant as the game he starred in was THE most popular game in the franchise. Thats not opinion, SOTN is the best selling one and ironically its the one that theyve been trying to remake for years on GBA/DS they havent tried to make a original Castlevania in the original style in who knows how long. NOW they could get one of the more recent characters from the DS games. I think Soma? could work

Well, it's hard to say how many multiplatform owners are out there, and from those how many are Metal Gear fans... All I can say here is that, it doesn't help. So I'm inclined to believe the odds are not that good when compared to the other franchises that do get regular representation. But as I said before, it's not just about raw popularity. Even if the overall popularity of Metal Gear compensates the lack of releases on Nintendo platforms, you still have to wonder whether he's the best fit for the series and its fans, as a 3rd party character. My answer, you already know...

Snake was probably more of a shock than Mega Man, sure. But don't forget that Brawl was the first Smash to include 3rd party characters, so that alone was a surprise on its own... By the time the upcoming Smash was announced, a ton of gamers had already expressed their desire to see many 3rd party characters, and Mega Man was one of the most requested ones. In fact, if I remember correctly, there were some comments regarding his potential inclusion in Brawl by Inafune and Sakurai... He was an obvious choice, and therefore somewhat expected, but that's just a testament of how much people wanted him in and how well he fits there. As a Mega Man fan myself, I can't stress that enough...

Regarding Simon, he did appear on other games after SNES, like Castlevania The Adventure: Rebirth and Judgment. There's also a few cameos here and there I believe... It's not much, but it's something that keeps him from being forgotten. I'm aware that SotN is the most popular 2D Castlevania, but that wasn't on a Nintendo platform, so the impact is not as much among Nintendo fans. And that was by far his game... Now, Soma Cruz... I don't know... Nintendo fans might be more familiar with him than Alucard, but I think he's still less popular than either him or Simon overall. After all, he's only in 2 games, and didn't even get into Judgment... Another fundamental thing to keep in mind here is that Simon is the original protagonist of the franchise, and a Belmont. That has to count...