Legendary game designer and director Masahiro Sakurai considered Geno, a character from Super Mario RPG, as a playable fighter in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.
The April 2016 issue of monthly Japanese magazine Nintendo Dream (ニンテンドードリーム) features an in-depth interview with Super Smash Bros. series creator Masahiro Sakurai. According to Source Gaming, a reliable source who often translates Japanese language video game news, Sakurai reveals that he had plans to add Geno as a playable fighter in the latest installments of Super Smash Bros.
Sakurai says Geno is one of the more popular among older video game characters, further explaining that Geno “would fit into [Super] Smash Bros. really well.”
Geno is a powerful doll who uses his arm guns to fire projectiles at his adversaries. He made his debut appearance in 1996 SNES title Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars and, ever since, has commanded a loyal following among Nintendo fans.
But while Super Smash Bros. fanatics never saw the wooden hero join the fray in any of the Smash Bros. games, Sakurai did add an optional downloadable Mii Fighter costume for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS — as part of the Wave 5 DLC content — which includes a Geno Hat and Outfit for Mii Gunners.
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