SSB4 News: Character Rumors (confirmed as fake)
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at 6:04 AM on Saturday May 26, 2012
Boy, I'm glad I added the "possibly" to the title "SSB4 NEWS: Characters confirmed (possibly) by Sakurai himself!" Meah, moving on.
2 days ago, a smash bros. fan named Killer Chris wanted to let Masahiro Sakurai, the creator of the Super Smash Bros. series, who is developing two new smash bros games (one on the Wii U, one on the 3DS) of a few characters he wanted. Like a typical fan, he wrote something on Sakurai's twitter. Here is what he wrote:
For those of you who can't read Japanese, this says"Be sure to include Geno from Super Mario RPG, Isaac from Golden Sun and Mega Man."
This was delivered to Sakurai. Then, something happened. Something huge.
Sakurai responded with the following message in response to this.
So, let us translate this, and we get...
2 out of 3 you say=??? WOAW! ACTUAL NEWS REGARDING SMASH WII U/3DS!
This merely confirms that 2 out of 3 of them are... something. Probably in the game, whether as playable or non-playable characters. That's what I assume at least. So let's assume I am right.
While this could mean Isaac is merely an Assist Trophy character again like he is in Brawl, this definitely would confirm that either Mega Man, Geno, or both are playable. Both characters are owned by 3rd party companies.
Mega Man is owned by Capcom of course.
Geno, while only appearing in Mario games (as a playable character in "Super Mario RPG" and a cameo in "Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga"), is owned by Square Enix, which (then as Square Soft) created him as part of Super Mario RPG.
I don't see a reason Nintendo would get both of those characters for cameos, especially Mega Man.
Here's another picture of Sakurai's twitter account to confirm this was actually on it:
And to makes things odder, about 30 minutes afterwards, Sakurai DELETED THE POST! Does this make it... a cover up=???
This reminds me all too well of this video
, originally released on Nintendo's Japanese site as a quick look into Brawl's sticker system a few weeks before Brawl came out. If you look at the bottom character icons, you will notice a few previously characters that weren't revealed: Ness (then previously thought to be cut), Jigglypuff, and Lucario (obviously a newcomer). This video was later removed by Nintendo for this accidental leak.
However, this comment was clearly done on purpose. And it clearly has an intent. An intent we can't be sure of... yet.
IGN or anyone working with or related to IGN, if for some reason unknown to me you are reading this, please e-mail interview Sakurai ASAP like you have done in the recent past! The same goes for other gaming media site if they could get such an interview or answer. Possibly even something from Nintendo themselves at this moment would be fine. Here is a link to the original thread from Nsider.
So... if this is real... what do you guys think=???
- Could Sakurai be toying with us, making stuff up=???
- Could this be advertisement=???
- Could this be a way to get everyone all hyped up for E3=???
- Could this mean we are getting a trailer at E3 or sometime soon for Smash Wii U and/or Smash 3DS=???
- Could Sakurai's twitter have been hacked=???
Something tells me we'll know... BY OR AT E3 2012! All I know is... I'm excited now!
Also, be sure to follow Masahiro Sakurai on Twitter (in case of any more huge news). Click here for a link to it.