missed this while watching the direct but pro players have pointed out that the rulesets contain an option to disable the “rage” mechanic, which is huge. for those unfamiliar, this makes every character into a lucario of sorts, where having high damage taken increases knockback on moves. this mechanic is often pointed at as being the main downfall of smash 4, so if competitive play adopts a “rage: off” meta, it would be great, but i’m assuming rage is on by default.
already looks like a way better game than smash 4 though, will definitely be going hard when it first comes out. will be maining pichu, dr mario, young link, pokemon trainer as those ones have a special place in my heart from past games.
can’t imagine what other characters they could possibly introduce, maybe whatever the monster hunter protagonist’s name is, since they showed a monster hunter boss? and speaking of the boss, it seems like the blurred out menu is some sort of subspace (adventure) mode, because why else would you make a boss? just for boss battles gamemode?