This is a scary thought but I think Ryu Hayabusa is going to be a Mii costume in Smash rather than being an actual character just like Travis Touchdown and Dante. I mean, the Mii Swordfighter already has a shuriken side special lol. I would be shocked if we didn't get any Ninja Gaiden representation in Smash tho.
It makes a lot of sense why Kazuya killed Ganondorf first. He stole Kazuya's favorite word. Ganondorf says "Doriyah!" in his forward smash attack. Kazuya be like "The fuck, you say?" then proceeded to EWGF him.
Remember that time when the DOA cast dressed up as Pirates? Pirate Brad Wong be like : "Where's the X? The treasure should be right here. 10,000 paces east."
Pirate Eliot: "Oh, East? I thought you said Weast."
Nintendo Direct was awesome. Samurai Warriors 5, No More Heroes 3 and Ninja Gaiden Sigma Trilogy all caught my eye. Pyra in Smash is so out of left field lol. No one can figure out the next few fighters now. All the leakers were wrong.
After all these years of training, I have discovered the secret to the Raging Demon technique. First, you must close all the lights. Then you beat the crap out of your opponent. Once done, you turn on the lights. Finally, the most important step - you must pose like a badass.
Apparently Itagaki was interviewed about Hayabusa in Smash and he gave it two thumbs up. Doubt he knows anything substantial but hey I'd be totally down with Hayabusa. Hearing Ryu's determination and The Shooted in the game would be incredible.