I'm not too sure, but I think they were originally secret characters.
Byleth, Edelgard, Claude and Dimitri now available for summoning.
New gameplay screenshots as well.
You can even play as Miraitowa, the Olympics' mascot.
Makes you wonder if the Fedal rivalry will still be on display next year, sixteen years in the making.
The game has an internal countdown to the actual Olympics.
Judd. The avatar of neutrality.
Marina. The goddess. Vote Team Order.
Pearl. Chaos. Don't vote for her.
That moment when you find yourself having to vote with the Telephone...
Obviously DJ Octavio (& Lil' Judd) are siding with Chaos.
Even Agent 8 knows Marina is where it's at.
Splatoon 2 single-player hero sides with Pearl.
OG Splatoon characters know what's up in pledging their support for Marina.
Iso Padre supports Pearl.
Octarians on Team Order.
Chairman Rose and Oleana.
The Ghost-type Gym Leader, fought only in Pokémon Shield.
The Fighting-type Gym Leader, faced only in Pokémon Sword.
Leon won the Championship in his first-ever Gym Challenge—without being defeated in battle a single time.