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SSB4 News: Character Rumors (confirmed as fake)
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.

Comments

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Gardex wrote at 6:15 AM on May 26, 2012 :
Well Isaac is a given. It's a franchise that still doesn't have a character in the roster.

Megaman and Geno are two of the most requested characters as well, so this isn't super surprising. Still really cool.
I find it strange that Sakurai would randomly reply to a message like that and give away information.
Johnknight1 wrote at 6:22 AM on May 26, 2012 :
That last part is the strange part Gardex. I think Sakurai wouldn't do this rogue. This makes no sense to do it like this. I think this was done with a clear purpose-to hype the hell out of the two games by giving us a typical "answer that isn't a answer but is a answer" Sakurai response to a question.

Kinda like how when talking about Lucas' moveset Sakurai mentioned (on the Dojo) "There’s a character named Ness who has appeared in the Smash Bros. series up until now, and Lucas is very similar."

Here's a link to that: http://www.smashbros.com/en_us/characters/lucas.html

Most everyone thought this confirmed Ness wouldn't be playable in Brawl (myself included), but in actuality, Ness and Lucas were both playable in Brawl.

This whole thing smells fishy to me... but I like it. Mega Man is my most wanted smash bros potential newcomer, and I'm a big fan of Super Mario RPG and Golden Sun. Needless to say, I'm conflicted, confused, and my mind is blown.

Quite frankly, why Sakurai would pick one random fan's comment to answer is beyond me. Perhaps it was because Sakurai could answer it cryptically. The man always seemed to be an unsolved puzzle that keeps evolving.
Johnknight1 wrote at 6:28 AM on May 26, 2012 :
Oh, and that is Sakurai's twitter for anyone doubting it. I've been following him on Twitter for over half a year. He posts a lot of random answers to random stuff, and has never brought up Smash Wii U or 3DS on it, other than when he started development and in his title. He does, however:
-Answer questions about Kid Icarus: Uprising, his latest game.
-Do gaming mini-rant stuff, like defend Street Fighter IV.
-Show off all the free games he gets (he got a few from Kojima and Miyamoto themselves).
-Talk about some of the things he sees, such as the recent solar eclipse (which was awesome by the way).
-Showing off his ridiculous video game collection. He has probably hundreds of Virtual Console titles.

And stuff like that. Sakurai chose the "perfect" time to not just talk about Smash Wii U and 3DS (for the first time on Twitter), but bring attention to them.

I expect this to be on most, if not all of the major video game outlet sites within the next 24 hours. This could ultimately mean we could get a trailer or something huge at E3 involving a new smash. HYPE!!! :D
KillerCRS wrote at 6:32 AM on May 26, 2012 :
Thanks for putting this up here.
Keitaro wrote at 7:23 AM on May 26, 2012 :
Holy ****!!!
ccst wrote at 7:36 AM on May 26, 2012 :
Sakurai's interesting...
Kai wrote at 8:23 AM on May 26, 2012 :
I really don't understand why people would want Geno, he's lame and only ever had one appearance in a game.
Zodi wrote at 8:38 AM on May 26, 2012 :
Geno wud def be High-Tier
Looking forward to E3 more now, hopefully they'll release some info about the game
Carls493 wrote at 9:28 AM on May 26, 2012 :
Geno and Mega Man will possibly "replace" Snake and Sonic at this point. If that's the case then I'll be okay with it. They still fit my criteria of having 3rd-party characters in the game, and Square Enix could possibly end up with more of its own original characters this way.

Still, although I like him, sometimes I think Geno gets overhyped too much, kinda like Zero in Mega Man X or Sephiroth in Final Fantasy VII. Nintendo could've teamed with SE again to make more games with him in it to justify the hype a bit more. If he does show up in this game, he could end up getting the same treatment Pit got afterwards.
WEDGE wrote at 10:19 AM on May 26, 2012 :
It's really fat Mega Man from SFxT.
Rayquaza07 wrote at 10:28 AM on May 26, 2012 :
isaac and megaman i think

geno i just cant see being a char (cuz he was in 1 game as a side char)
Carls493 wrote at 10:31 AM on May 26, 2012 :
WEDGE wrote at 10:19 AM on May 26, 2012 :
It's really fat Mega Man from SFxT.

idk about that. The fat, manly one did blend into SFxT a bit better, though. And a true Mega Man (X) did finally show up in Project X Zone.

Maybe that means Capcom is changing up how they handle him again.
juice.Zucco wrote at 11:02 AM on May 26, 2012 :
Rayquaza07 wrote at 10:28 AM on May 26, 2012 :
isaac and megaman i think

geno i just cant see being a char (cuz he was in 1 game as a side char)

how is geno a side character? wtf.
Almo wrote at 11:12 AM on May 26, 2012 :
Geno

#sidecharacter4life
Coolwhip wrote at 11:13 AM on May 26, 2012 :
I wouldn't be shock to see isaac in smash 4 because he is an assist trophy after all.
Pretty much how i knew pit was gonna be in brawl WAYY before the game came out.

I would also like to see saki (from sin & punishment), megaman, geno & quote (from cave story)
Help Me Eirin wrote at 11:18 AM on May 26, 2012 :
Kai wrote at 5:23 AM on May 26, 2012 :
I really don't understand why people would want Geno, he's lame and only ever had one appearance in a game.
EazyDI wrote at 11:29 AM on May 26, 2012 :
Now Rayquaza has other people thinking Geno is a side character. Geno was one of the main characters in the game he was playable in, not a side character. Anyway, my thoughts on this are Isaac and Geno, for obvious reasons. Also, Geno hasn't ever made on appearance in a game, he has only made one appearance as a playable character.
Rayquaza07 wrote at 11:32 AM on May 26, 2012 :
I played the crystal shards

he is a side char loool


you can play as bowser peach mario the cloud and geno how is he not a side character
wWw Dazwa wrote at 11:33 AM on May 26, 2012 :
token dazwa comment requesting only cooking mama and shulk
LEGOF wrote at 11:33 AM on May 26, 2012 :
Kai wrote at 7:23 AM on May 26, 2012 :
I really don't understand why people would want Geno, he's lame and only ever had one appearance in a game.

My thoughts exactly. I preferred Bowser anyways.
EazyDI wrote at 11:36 AM on May 26, 2012 :
one*
Karaoke Man wrote at 11:36 AM on May 26, 2012 :
Capcom has shafted Megaman in the passed 4+ games, so I wouldn't be surprised if he was just playin'. lol
Almo wrote at 11:36 AM on May 26, 2012 :
I hope Geno isn't in Smash 4 just to piss everyone off in the same way that fat Mega Man made it into SFxT. **** would be hilarious.
EazyDI wrote at 11:37 AM on May 26, 2012 :
Rayquaza, if he's a side character, who ISN'T a side character?
EazyDI wrote at 11:37 AM on May 26, 2012 :
Rayquaza, if he's a side character, who ISN'T a side character?
Almo wrote at 11:37 AM on May 26, 2012 :
Actually make him an assist trophy. That would be better.
Rayquaza07 wrote at 11:40 AM on May 26, 2012 :
Mario Peach and Bowser and Smithy are the main characters

even Booster(wario) was more important imo lol
Soren9 wrote at 11:49 AM on May 26, 2012 :
issac being in it isn't to much of a shock.

good find though
t1mmy wrote at 11:54 AM on May 26, 2012 :
Bad Box Art Megaman for SSB4.
Eternal Mangekyo Zebra wrote at 11:55 AM on May 26, 2012 :
Sora for SSB4 :D
Eternal Mangekyo Zebra wrote at 11:55 AM on May 26, 2012 :
And naruto he's been in nintendo games :)
dabuz the horrible wrote at 11:57 AM on May 26, 2012 :
Where is Krystaaaaaal? Also, Emperor Bulbax for SSB4
Carls493 wrote at 12:02 PM on May 26, 2012 :
The Great Ninja War of Zebras wrote at 11:55 AM on May 26, 2012 :
And naruto he's been in nintendo games :)

But he's not a video game character, Zebra. He's an anime character that has his own games.

Sora's viable, though.
Kai wrote at 12:04 PM on May 26, 2012 :
EazyDI wrote at 4:29 PM on May 26, 2012 :
Now Rayquaza has other people thinking Geno is a side character. Geno was one of the main characters in the game he was playable in, not a side character. Anyway, my thoughts on this are Isaac and Geno, for obvious reasons. Also, Geno hasn't ever made on appearance in a game, he has only made one appearance as a playable character.

"one of the main characters" in a game starring mario?
yup, ok
t0mmy wrote at 12:05 PM on May 26, 2012 :
I hope they keep the SFxT glitch in for Smash Bros. when they bring Old Box Art Mega Man into the brawl.
Whipped Cream wrote at 12:16 PM on May 26, 2012 :
why isn't paper mario hyped enough
{EBK} Birdy wrote at 12:17 PM on May 26, 2012 :
We want Bomberman!
-zac- wrote at 12:34 PM on May 26, 2012 :
What is Geno? A puppet
Pokedude wrote at 12:39 PM on May 26, 2012 :
They better ad Isaac!:D
IntelliHeath wrote at 12:44 PM on May 26, 2012 :
My spider sense tingled. I noticed one odd thing on the picture.

If Sakurai actually replied, then the word, "expand" shouldn't be there. It should have "View conversation."
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