>Who will the final fighter be?
I personally want Doomguy/Doom Slayer as the final fighter for FP2 as well as a surprise extra single fighter who's a long time request Nintendo character as a final farewell to Ultimate but I'm keeping my expectation in check as usual
Realistically? It's a total mystery. There's nothing that is going for or against any character other than any game that got a spirit event and/or mii costume during FP2 & FP1.
You already got you fighting game character in FP2 and I doubt that there's going to be another one. As for the Mortal Kombat rep? It's going to have to be Liu Kang since he was the winner of the Mortal Kombat tournament in MK1 and Sakurai loves to do characters who are canonically the protagonist of the first game in a fighting game i.e. Terry in the first Fatal Fury.
>Where does Smash go after this?
Personally, just make Smash Ultimate again but bigger as in more characters in the base game, more stages, more third party newcomers in the base game, PROPER FIRE EMBLEM REPRESENTATION THAT AREN'T SWORDLORDS OF THE NEWEST FIRE EMBLEM GAME THAT ARE ONLY THERE TO SHILL FOR SAID NEW FIRE EMBLEM GAME
, bring back some if not most of the past gameplay modes (i.e. Smash run, an adventure mode like the one in Melee along side a new adventure mode from whatever the new Smash's adventure mode will be.), and a functional online mode* (*the last part won't happen ever)
. Gameplay wise? They will "refine" it as in change as little as possible that it doesn't make a difference.
>Sakurai has said he wants to move on, and let someone else take over the franchise after this.
>implying that Sakurai won't stick around to make sure that his biases are still around