Is the internet reading too much of things again? Quite possible but there are some wrinkles
The game’s creator has no interest in teasing their fans more than Ed Boon does in Mortal Kombat, but Masahiro Sakurai and Nintendo are known from time to time to give little hints about what̵7;s to come. next to the Super Smash Bros. games.
Although Minecraft Steve has not been in the hands of players for a week at Smash Ultimate, internet sleuths are keen to dig into one of Sakurai’s latest posts that seem to stand out from the rest more than eye contact.
A few days ago the director of Smash shared what appeared to be one of his daily developer screenshots, giving fans a bit behind the scenes view the dev version of Smash Ultimate, but many believe there is more to it.
The image in question features two Timer items side by side with a purple effect on the back of them even though they are the ones on the watches that captured everyone’s interest.
Both Timers show a different time when converted to a standard clock with the left showing 12:14 while the right is set at 10:30.
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Obviously, this has led some fans to believe that these are the dates / times we can see the next DLC revealed for Ultimate if converted to dates December 14 and October 30.
That particular theory doesn’t appear to hold a lot of water, however, considering we got a Smash announcement this month for Steve, so they probably won’t show another one right away. There is a three-month gap between Min Min and Steve reveals.
A different perspective on what the times might mean has also been Crash Bandicoot fans hoping for his inclusion, and the evidence is pretty strong than anything else.
Crash Bandicoot 4: About About Time released recently as the first brand new series over a decade earlier this month, which of course has a huge focus on time and the multiverse, even with a particular piece caught the sharp eyes of the players.
Doctor Nefarious Tropy is back as one of the protagonists of Crash 4 with a new version twisted in gender itself.
What is most interesting is that both doctors have clocks on their heads that seem to show the same time as Sakurai timers taught by VARMANi and others.
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It could be just a nod that Sakurai has / is playing some Crash 4 recently or it could just be a coincidence depending on how you look at it.
Crash Bandicoot is one of the most sought after fighters on Smash’s list today, especially after he returned to the N-Sane Trilogy, so it will not exactly appear in the left field if it ends up being true.
Chrono Trigger fans also raised their eyebrows at the photo considering the heavy focus of the game on time travel and that the background is similar to the effect used to continue or return to the timeline even if this is normal effect used for timers.
Before Byleth revealed at the start of this year, Nintendo shared an image of Sakurai holding three fingers in an atypical pose that also sent speculation to the super test to find out what the numbers might mean.
Sakurai himself ended up explaining his numbers to Byleth’s breakdown where he revealed that the director was counting using the binary method which everyone thought was a trio actually being 17 for the number of titles in the Fire Emblem franchise .
If Nintendo continues the timeline of releases for Fighter Pass Vol. 2 they have already done for Min Min and Steve, we may not see the next character until January 2021 with four more deadlines.
After reviewing the evidence for yourself, let us know if you think this is a coded clue or if Sakurai is just trying to show something like Timer hands that will actually move the change to Ultimate.