Japanense Livestream for Nintendo Direct has Super Smash Bros for Wii U as its main game in the description
"After many years of waiting, we are excited to announce news for smash bros. We are finally releasing the alph amiibo, which is a Best Buy exclusive. That is all."
okay now this is actually pretty fucking promising
Please guys don't get your hopes up. I don't want all of your hearts to break if Smash for Switch isn't announced.
Just keep your hype inside for until you see the SHLICE smash opening
Remember people, this is very exciting, but try not to hype yourself up unnecessaaAAAAAAAA
It's about damn time we got an Alph amiibo
EDIT: This may be incorrect, see /u/epicmartin7_ 's comment below.
Copy-pasting my comment on the duplicate thread:
YouTube marks the games in the video automatically- based on the tags, the description, probably the captions, and possibly audio/video key info. You can change it after the fact... I think? It works kind of like an automatic content ID flag, where it's more difficult to get rid of it than to get it in the first place.
Now, all of that SOUNDS like this is confirmed- maybe they tagged the video with Smash Bros, maybe they uploaded the video/captions in advance, etc. But I don't think that's what happened. Instead, look at the Google Translate version of the video description:
We will deliver information on Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Switch, including "Super Mario Odyssey" and software scheduled for release within the year.
YouTube probably looked through the description for something it could use to identify what game was in the video (since it's categorized as Gaming), and saw the phrase "Nintendo 3DS and". The algorithm then looked through its database of games to see what matched that string- in this case, the only match was "Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U" (which is indeed the full name of the game).
(And once the algorithm finds one game, I doubt it looks for another, which is why Mario Odyssey isn't tagged instead)
Soooooo.... it's a mistake. Sorry!
I promise it isn't
A) it's a live stream. No footage has been shown for YouTube to have even accurately made this connection which leads me to
B) the algorithm is kind of inconsistent and probably matched something in the preview screen or description with an older smash video, which means nothing.
That said I really really want this to be true lol
Edit: /u/irene_m beat me to it
Actually, I've been testing a bit and it seems like Livestreams and Videos are their own beast. When I tried to set up a livestream and put Smash Bros. related tags, the game wouldn't be listed. I'd have to input it manually under my own manpower.
If you want to see it more in-depth, you can see it in this twitter thread.
I'm also the one who made the twitter thread as I am from SG btw!
As a little note, I did talk to a streamer who said that algorithms do effect livestreams slightly, but it seems through our tests that its only effect when their live. When dormant only as a scheduled livestream (which is what the Nintendo Direct JP stream is right now) we couldn't get anything to show up unless we manually inputted it.
Now of course, Nintendo could've still made a mistake in listing that, but we'll see soon enough I guess!
That moment when you die off the top mid-sentence.
Can anyone confirm if the last thing they streamed from here was Smash 4? Otherwise this could be legit.
Don't worry, I'm used to get heartbroken (n_n,)
OK THIS IS GETTING A BIT TOO REAL RN
I DON'T WANNA BE FOOLED AGAIN
0_o woah an alph main. I didn't even know people like you existed
"We are pleased to announce the addition of three exclusive Fire Emblem Mii costumes!"
I'm sad they don't update the current versions anymore. But please Sakurai, if this is a port of smash 4 please buff
give roy a ding dong
There are dozens of us! DOZENS!
Last thing was ARMS, looking at the previous streams tab
Pour one out for the homie that got star ko-ed irl
Oh, I assumed he was asking for Bayo buffs.
I'd love an amiibo for my main!
Chill, bruh. As far as they know they're trying to make sure people don't make a mountain out of a mistaken molehill. While I feel like "Nintendo 3DS and" is a bit too broad of a phrase to trigger an auto tag, it is a non-zero chance of that happening. You know, unless the person is lying, but people don't do that on the internet.
It's finally time to buff the puff!
Ohh yeah ganon
"Servers are going down next month. Don't worry, Smash 5 is currently in production and will be released in 2021."
You didn't finish the last sentence but I'm gonna take a guess from your flair you want ganon buffed.
Wireframe Mac amiibo please. Thank you.