Super Smash Bros Waluigi Fan Outcry Acknowledged By Nintendo
The title most Nintendo Switch owners are likely looking forward to this year is Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. However, much of the online discourse and conversation that emerged in response to the looks at the game given by Nintendo so far has obsessed over Nintendo’s failure to introduce Waluigi as a fighter.
Super Smash fans are well known for their passionate declarations for the series, unfortunately to the extent where some will utilize bomb threats, but most seem to consist of well-intentioned memes and tweets. Now, Nintendo has finally acknowledged the Waluigi fan outcry, but it may not come in the full capacity that these fans wanted.
Canadian website Okay, Cool recently posted an interview with Nintendo of Canada PR representative Andrew Collins. The conversation centered around Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and the topic of fan reactions to Waluigi being excluded as a fighter was brought up. When asked about the passionate responses fans sent towards Nintendo, Collins had this to say:
I think it’s great when something builds naturally because, you know, as a marketer, when you have something that goes viral like that it’s brilliant. You can’t buy that. You can’t create it. And when the fans do something like that, it’s amazing. But it’s so good to see from a passionate side of things. And let’s face it, it’s funny.”
Collins does not mention whether or not all of this vocal activism from fans has tipped the needle in favor of Waluigi being added to the Ultimate roster at a later date. Still, this is the most official acknowledgement from Nintendo of fans’ desire to see Waluigi be more than an assist trophy. Hopefully, one day, we do see the purple-hatted tennis partner of Wario grace Final Destination and face off against Master Hand himself.
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A royally radical and totally tubular 90s kid, Cory has a passion for all things nerdy, particularly gaming and nostalgia. While an accountant by day, he strives to be as creative and humorous as possible in his free time, be it here writing on Don't Feed the Gamers, or making dumb satirical posts on his Twitter, Youtube, Facebook and Instagram accounts.