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“You had a 50/50 chance. You weren’t even close.”*
[Including the Animal Crossing series’ “Villager” in the next Smash Bros. seems perfect, but Daniel Feit argues that Nintendo bungled a key aspect with the character in this reprinted opinion piece.]
I spoke out about this on Twitter, but I want to elaborate on how much it bothers me that Nintendo elected to include a generic male villager from its mega-hit Animal Crossing franchise in the next Smash Bros game.
The first objection is the most obvious: this is a game chock full of male characters. Obviously a fighting game based on a video game company’s legacy is going to skew male; Nintendo doesn’t have a time machine to undo decades of sexist choices. But just look at this list of Smash Bros. characters; you can count the number of women on one hand. This was an easy way to offset that M/F ratio, and Nintendo blew it.
I think it is too soon to say that. As we’ve seen in the past with the Ice Climbers, where cycling through the colors also let you choose the girl, Nintendo could easily have an alternate model for a female villager. This is less probable for the Wii Fit Trainer, whose moves and model are distinctively feminine. In Animal Crossing, however, all that constitutes the female sex is a haircut and dress.
Super Smash Bros Wii U Vs Super Smash Bros Brawl Character Comparison (side by side)
Super smash Bros for Wii U will finally be in HD and characters have been more enhanced and changed since Super Smash Bros Brawl. Samus’ new look is from the Metroid: Other M, Bowser stands up more than Brawl, and some more details have been added to characters. Enjoy the first comparison! Super Smash Bros Wii U will be so awesome to play in HD!
The music is the main theme from Super Smash Bros Brawl.
While Masahiro Sakurai has said these aren’t the final graphics yet, the jump is still fairly striking. Things move more smoothly, visual clarity seems to have been improved, and colors are more vibrant.