I don't think that raises or lowers your selection at all
Nintendo choosing probably means they are going to go for characters that ppl want but are related to IPs they themselves want to push.
i actually think that lowers the 3rd party output.
But of course it will be fun to see who they actually do decide on.
Having anyone of these characters does benefit them atleast, as they all have some type of games on a Nintendo system. Plus I can't think of that many other first parties characters that seems appropriate
I dunno, i cant say I agree. Characters for new games coming out makes sense. Like FE , but characters like Joker make zero sense.
Another thing is that there is so much interest already in the game that Nintendo will probably feel its better to 'market' their upcoming games. Like, if you have a DQ rep, does that really make the game buyable for a whole new segment of ppl? im going to say not so much