Sakurai considered Geno for Super Smash Bros. Brawl/4

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http://nintendoeverything.com/sakurai-considered-geno-for-smash-bros/

Sakurai states that he wanted Geno to be a playable fighter in Brawl, and apparently Wii U/3DS as well. He also acknowledged that Geno is popular, especially when talking about old characters.
Source Gaming is reporting this as well.

http://www.sourcegaming.info/2016/02/20/discussion-sakurais-post-dlc/

Well, I'll be.

I always did like Geno as a character, but I just thought he'd be a strange inclusion, due to the fact that he's a one-off character from a Mario spinoff game from years ago. Most of the third parties in Smash tend to be worldwide gaming icons...but then again I suppose Bayonetta shows that not every third party needs to be super famous, so eh.
 
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Smash 5 to feature Geno and James Bond. But no Ridley.


Honestly, whenever I see a character costume or an assist trophy, I wonder if Sakurai hasn't considered them as a playable rep. There are a number of cases where we know he has.
 
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Probably what got the Cloud talk started ...

"I want geno"
"no ... here is lightning !"
"ok, cloud then"

I would still have liked a Chocobo Black Mage more as a representation of Final Fantasy
 
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Smash 5 to feature Geno and James Bond. But no Ridley.


Honestly, whenever I see a character costume or an assist trophy, I wonder if Sakurai hasn't considered them as a playable rep. There are a number of cases where we know he has.
Sakurai mentioned he actually did briefly consider Takamaru for playable status. Ultimately he backed off from it considering he felt that Takamaru was too obscure.
 
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Probably what got the Cloud talk started ...

"I want geno"
"no ... here is lightning !"
"ok, cloud then"

I would still have liked a Chocobo Black Mage more as a representation of Final Fantasy
LOL at the dialogue
SMRPG does seem to be left in the dark, along with Chrono Trigger
 
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While trying to predict Sakurai's madness is foolish, it's starting to feel like we could guess most of Smash 5's roster by now.

Now I just hope that the NX port gets Geno and Takamaru. Geno in Smash would be one of the best shocking additions they could possibly conceive.
Surely you mean Wolf and Ice Climbers?
 
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Gadzooks! From this moment on there will always be hope! I gave up oh so long ago but if Sakurai wants it then it shake be! Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow but some day.

Now come on Sakurai say something new and hopefull about Ridley that doesn't turn its fans into feeble sea cucumbers.
 
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But Geno got a costume appearance already. That means he can disappear again if the Brawl assist trophies (like Golden Sun's Isaac etc.) are any indication.
 

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Smash 5 to features nobody because Sakurai is probably done directing Smash.

I guess Nintendo could make a sequel without him, but that's generally not their style.
Nintendo's not allergic to money. With or without Sakurai, there will be another Smash game.

As for Geno, it's nice to hear that he was considered. But if it was down to either him or Cloud, Sakurai made the right call.
 
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Nintendo's not allergic to money. With or without Sakurai, there will be another Smash game.
I guess.

Could take a while though when it took 7 years to get one after Brawl.
While trying to predict Sakurai's madness is foolish, it's starting to feel like we could guess most of Smash 5's roster by now.
Based on Smash 4, I expect Dark Kirby, whoever the next two Fire Emblem protagonists are, and Goku. Inkling would be an Assist Trophy.

Actually, based on Smash 4, I wouldn't make any predictions. Stuff like Wii-Fit Trainer, Bayonetta, and Duck Hunt aren't exactly expected.
 
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at some point we need a Smash Bros that has like 40 characters from the most obscure assholes of Nintendo history

featuring Geno, Ricky Winterborn, dude from Super Tennis, Gabby Jay, Doshin the Giant and this guy:

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/s4YYfPjf5tM/hqdefault.jpg[IMG][/QUOTE]
We'd be spoilt for choice, just think of all the contenders with their varying early nineties facial hair.
So many alts.

[quote="Neiteio, post: 196053428"]"I also considered K. Rool," Sakurai said, talking a drag on his cigarette. "But the K. Rool fans weren't passionate enough."[/QUOTE]
This is what happens when you don't follow through on your raving threats of anger.
It rings hollow.
 
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Give Takamaru his own game between now and the new Smash and he'll have a guaranteed spot. Worked for Little Mac.
That's what I was thinking, actually. Though I wonder who would make it. Sakurai? Kamiya/PlatinumGames?

Honestly, if there's a new major DKC game that comes out between Smash 4 and 5 and it features K. Rool and the Kremlings as the main antagonists again, I can definitely see him being included.
 
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That's what I was thinking, actually. Though I wonder who would make it. Sakurai? Kamiya/PlatinumGames?

Honestly, if there's a new major DKC game that comes out between Smash 4 and 5 and it features K. Rool and the Kremlings as the main antagonists again, I can definitely see him being included.
I don't know about that, Tropical Freeze sure as heck didn't help Dixie Kong

/still salty
 
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Honestly, if there's a new major DKC game that comes out between Smash 4 and 5 and it features K. Rool and the Kremlings as the main antagonists again, I can definitely see him being included.
Considering two new DKC games between Smash 3 and 4 didn't amount to anything, I doubt it.
 
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didn't work for Golden Sun or Sin & Punishment tho

:(
One thing I think that would give Mysterious Murasame Castle over those games is that it was initially developed in-house by Nintendo EAD.

Sakurai has never really put many second party based IPs in Smash as playable characters. There's only about four of them, those being Pokemon, Kirby, Fire Emblem and Mother, and they're either A. popular, successful and long running and/or B. have some sort of connection to Sakurai/HAL Labs.

At the very least, as long as this hypothetical Murasame reboot was decently successful as PO!! Wii was, I'm sure Takamaru would be included.
 
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Uh, wow. As if we needed more reason to believe anything was possible for this series now.

didn't work for Golden Sun or Sin & Punishment tho

:(
I'm actually pleasantly surprised that Saki of all characters stuck around as an assist trophy.

But yeah, now that you mention it, SSB4 has literally no acknowledgement of Star Successor, does it? Even Dark Dawn at least got a music track. Weird.