Images of playable Palutena in Smash Bros. 3DS emerge, seem possibly legit

Apr 18, 2013
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I know what you're thinking. But we've already checked. The model does NOT appear to be from Kid Icarus Uprising, or the AR Card, or any other known existing source.

SuperSah even combed through every bit of released media we have to make sure that the background and the Mario components have not been ripped from existing screenshots. They appear to be completely original.

Here's the roundup:

The Mario is NOT in any previous screen.
Her model is NOT from KI:U
The Background is 100% original.

I checked this twice through my whole 3DS collection, looking legit.

Try not to hype incase it's a good fake, lol.
If it's a fake, which it might still be, then this is some next level shit. They would have to fake the backgrounds, the Mario model, and the Palutena model with complete verisimilitude. Wouldn't make a thread otherwise.

UPDATE: Sakurai knows. He's trolling with the pic of the day.


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May 24, 2011
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Appears to have been debunked by a fellow at Smashboards.

In the case it's the real deal, I wonder if Sakurai will react and unveil her before planned.

EDIT:

Having just checked the idol in question, it's not. The animation is similar, but her hand is in a completely different position when she stretches out her staff, and the face on the Uprising model is extremely different from her face on the "leak" pictures. Also, her halo in the leak is significantly smaller than the one she has in Uprising.

If it's a fake, it wasn't made by superimposing Uprising models onto Smash 4 material, that much is for sure.
Oh man.

EDIT 2:

GooeyHeat's round-up of posts from the mega Smash thread

Oh man.

EDIT 3:

It seems that the staff is directly based on that of Brawl.
 
May 24, 2012
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We sure it isn't based off the Trophy Model from Brawl? And someone T-Posed the model and rigged it to look like that. Since it kinda reminds me of the Brawl Trophy to me.

Good fake though it if it is.
 
Oct 6, 2013
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This is, like, my most wanted non-impossible newcomer so I'm sorta hoping these aren't fakes but at the same time these things are always fake so I hope they get proven fake soon so I'm less disappointed...
 
Oct 16, 2012
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I am crossing my fingers like you wouldn't fucking believe. Uprising's re-imagining of Palutena is easily one of my favourite Nintendo characters in recent memory and I've been pulling for her in Smash 4 for a while now, and I'm absolutely convinced she has everything she needs to be moveset-complete and distinct. It just... looks real.

Oh man.
 
Jan 7, 2012
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The fact that it's an off-screen shot screams "fake" to me. Those are almost always used by fake leaks to make them seem more realistic and to better hide the Photoshop errors. Besides, I'd imagine whoever was leaking it (if it be a member of the development team, a member of the press or such) would probably have access to actual 3DS capture hardware.
 
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When i first saw this, I thought the best way to tell is to see her face, because it's likely someone using her Brawl model with the really dull face, but no that's definitely different and closer to Uprising.

If it's a fake, it's a pretty damn good one.

Also happy if true
 
Jun 10, 2004
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Looks fake to me.

It actually looks like a white XL now that I compared it to other pictures. Anyone could shop something like this out of already release media of the game and Kid Icarus.
 
Oct 16, 2012
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That looks terribly photoshopped
You'd have to explain yourself further. It's resisted a ton of scrutiny thus far and there's literally nothing that's been dug up yet that it could have been shopped from.

No, really, if you've noticed something, say it. There is a war of hope and skepticism inside of me.
 

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I dunno, there's something real wrong in that pic. And the outline doesn't prove anything, anyone somewhat knowledgeable with Photoshop could just add it.

And who would've taken that pic, huh?

Until it's confirmed by Sakurai himself, I'll consider that a fake.
 
Jun 28, 2006
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I kinda hope it's fake. Not because I don't want Palutena included (I do, quite a lot actually), but because her face looks totally off.

Rather that, or just fix her face.
 
Oct 6, 2012
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Looks fake to me.

It actually looks like a white XL now that I compared it to other pictures. Anyone could shop something like this out of already release media of the game and Kid Icarus.
Looks like a standard white 3DS to me. It's all about the lighting.

If this is a fake, it's an incredibly well done one. People saying it looks "badly Photoshopped" need to explain themselves because if it's a Photoshop job then it's a really damn good one.
 
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Looks like a standard white 3DS to me. It's all about the lighting.

If this is a fake, it's an incredibly well done one. People saying it looks "badly Photoshopped" need to explain themselves because if it's a Photoshop job then it's a really damn good one.
Wouldn't it be pretty easy to photoshop it before hand, and then load up the picture in the 3DS browser/Picture gallery, and take a picture of that?
 
May 24, 2011
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Wouldn't it be pretty easy to photoshop it before hand, and then load up the picture in the 3DS browser, and take a picture of that?
The thing is, what are they photoshopping, if there's no other Palutena model like this in any other appearance of hers? Are we to assume someone took the time to make a model of their own?
 
Apr 28, 2013
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You'd have to explain yourself further. It's resisted a ton of scrutiny thus far and there's literally nothing that's been dug up yet that it could have been shopped from.

No, really, if you've noticed something, say it. There is a war of hope and skepticism inside of me.
There always seems to be a defining black outline around any character in the 3DS version.
 
Oct 6, 2012
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Wouldn't it be pretty easy to photoshop it before hand, and then load up the picture in the 3DS browser, and take a picture of that?
It would be easy yeah, if the Palutena model in the screens was lifted from KI:U or something, but seeing as it's confirmed to be a model nobody has seen before it's a bit different.

I'm not saying it can't be Photoshopped, just that if it was, then it's mighty impressive regardless of how it was done.

Off-topic edit: Holy crap, I'm not a Junior Member any more!