Sakurai wanted Geno in Super Smash Bros.

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Sakurai wanted Geno in Super Smash Bros.

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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Mon Feb 22, 2016 6:11 am

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To say that I was disappointed when that extremely brief Geno tease during December’sSuper Smash Bros.-centered Nintendo Direct ended up being a reveal for a Mii Fighter Geno costume would be a massive understatement, and I’m not the only one. Buzz over the Super Mario RPG breakout character’s possible inclusion in the Smash roster has been going for years, and news of the Smash Ballot’s power to make the fans’ wishes a reality only seemed to bring that dream closer.

Well, prepare to bust out the tissue boxes again, because it turns out Smash Bros. project director Masahiro Sakurai himself was in our corner. In an interview with Nintendo Dream (thanks to Source Gaming for the full translation), Sakurai revealed that he thought Geno would have been a perfect fit for the mascot mash-up fighter, recognizing the fan outcry and wanting to give them what they wanted.

“He has a gun for a hand, and I think he fits in really well with Smash,” he said. “DuringBrawl, I thought it would be great if I could add him, but in the end it didn’t become a reality.

“He’s very popular. When talking about older characters, Geno always gets a lot of requests. He didn’t appear as a fighter, but I was able to achieve something kind of close to that as a Mii Costume.”

Sakurai shared his thoughts on much of the post-release content added to Super Smash Bros. in the interview, also touching on the Inkling costumes, creating the stages for the game’s non-Nintendo guest stars, and more.

What’s doubly heartbreaking about this development is that, should another Smash Bros.title enter development, Sakurai’s publicly stated his doubt that he would participate in it. We can only hope that whoever steps up to the plate shares his love of possessed, wish-powered puppets.
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Post by Valigarmander » Mon Feb 22, 2016 6:13 am

There's always hope for SSB5. :bouncy:

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Post by Marilink » Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:00 am

ooooooooooOOOOOOOH

we were so close
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Post by CaptHayfever » Mon Feb 22, 2016 12:33 pm

SQUEEEEEEENIIIIIIIIX!!!!!
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Post by New! Tazy Ten » Mon Feb 22, 2016 1:32 pm

That is interesting.

Though it's just par for the course when it comes to SMRPG. Square Enix has no reason to reference it since it's all Mario, and Nintendo can't do anything with it without Square Enix's permission.

I guess SSB5 is always a possibility.

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Post by Antisocial » Mon Feb 22, 2016 2:01 pm

I can't handle the irony of Square being okay with handing over their precious Final Fantasy properties yet a relatively low-key character like Geno is off the table.

Why do they hate Super Mario RPG so much?

And how come nobody gives a **** about Mallow? : (

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Post by Random User » Mon Feb 22, 2016 5:41 pm

I think I mentioned this before, but it is my theory that Nintendo went to Square asking if they could use Geno, and Square was like "eeeh, you can make a costume for him, but only if you put Cloud in the game to advertise our way cooler FFVII remake that won't be on your system."

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Post by X-3 » Mon Feb 22, 2016 6:18 pm

Well, at least you have his costume available for when you play as Mia Gunner.

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Post by Marilink » Mon Feb 22, 2016 6:44 pm

fam we were so close
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Post by DarkZero » Mon Feb 22, 2016 6:46 pm

I remember there being a leak that Geno was in development for Project M. That might have been fake though.
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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:34 pm

I bet you anything there would have been a SMRPG2 if Geno got in. After Marth and Roy were in SSB they released Fire Emblem games here from the garnered interest, something similar may have occurred...

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Post by е и ժ е я » Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:23 pm

I really dislike Miis overall and getting lame costumes for them is pretty much worse than getting nothing at all IMO. I feel like they just churn out an awful 3 polygon texture hack and figure we're all taken care of.
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Post by spooky scary bearatons » Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:24 pm

king k rool deserved it more

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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:28 pm

[QUOTE="spooky scary bearatons, post: 1587304, member: 30168"]king k rool deserved it more

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Post by spooky scary bearatons » Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:29 pm

at least we got a costume for mii brawler who isnt horrible like mii gunner
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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:42 pm

miis are all equally trash

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Post by X-3 » Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:54 am

[QUOTE="I REALLY HATE POKEMON!, post: 1587299, member: 18119"]I bet you anything there would have been a SMRPG2 if Geno got in. After Marth and Roy were in SSB they released Fire Emblem games here from the garnered interest, something similar may have occurred...[/QUOTE]

SMRPG2 came out years ago.

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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:56 am

[QUOTE="X-3, post: 1587316, member: 27765"]SMRPG2 came out years ago.[/QUOTE]

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