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The image above is the talk of the town with Smash Bros. fans today. As you can see, it supposedly leaks a handful of characters for Smash Bros. Ultimate. The thing is, is this leak believable?
The image itself has all the hallmarks of your classic internet fake. It's ridiculously blurry first off, which always seems to be the case with leaks. On top of that, the characters included in the leak are absolutely crazy. We're talking about some major dream characters here. Banjo-Kazooie AND Geno will be playable? I mean, it seems like it's just too good to be true, no matter how bad we want it to be.
Here's the thing, though. The person behind the leak has been confirmed as an employee tied to Bandai Namco. Nintendo is working with Bandai Namco on Smash Bros. Ultimate. In that sense, there's a slight case to be made for this leak being real. Obviously that person is going to end up fired if this leak is legit, and would someone really risk their job to leak these characters, yet not make sure their name wasn't tied to the leak?
I want this to be real, but I'm thinking it's fake for now. Which side of the fence are you on?