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Nintendo says they hear your requests for Waluigi and Geno in Smash Bros.

Sometimes when it comes to Nintendo, you can feel like your comments and requests fall on deaf ears. Nintendo wants you to know that's not the case when it comes to your cries for Waluigi and Geno to be a part of the Smash Bros. series. In an interview with USGamer, Nintendo's J.C. Rodrigo specifically addressed the requests for Waluigi and Geno to join the playable roster.

I've been hanging around the Smash Bros community. I've been doing a lot of events; anytime you see a Nintendo logo at a tournament, I help with those as well. We know how passionate our fans are. We were thankful and appreciative of all of [the responses]. Surprised? No, not at all. People want their characters; we hear you.

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ridleysaria
Mon Nov 19 18 04:01pm
Rating: 7

I’d have mixed feelings if Waluigi was made playable. I’d like the good fans to get what they want but don’t want the bad Twitter users to get what they want either. Terrible behavior shouldn’t be reinforced.

"We hear you, don’t worry about that! It’s just that we don’t care."

Yet, you did nothing to make them playable

All they can do is relay the feedback to the devs. But since the characters were determined long before the game was announced it's not something they had room for. It'll be something for next time maybe..

(as for Geno, they could have known from previous requests but there might have been complications with Square.. Or maybe they had other reasons...)

ridleysaria
Mon Nov 19 18 04:01pm
Rating: 7

I’d have mixed feelings if Waluigi was made playable. I’d like the good fans to get what they want but don’t want the bad Twitter users to get what they want either. Terrible behavior shouldn’t be reinforced.

It’s too late. It already happened with Ridley

ridleysaria
Mon Nov 19 18 07:12pm
Rating: 1

Were people also sending nasty tweets and images to Sakurai when Ridley didn’t get in to Smash 4?

Sorry Waluigi fans but you guys haven't put in the work us Ridley and K.Rool fans have. We've had to endure 15+ years of begging to get these characters FINALLY in Smash. Geno fans you're almost there...

hawk
Mon Nov 19 18 04:18pm
Rating: 1

I was unexcited about the possibility of K. Rool or Ridley back when people were campaigning to get them into Smash, but both of those characters are so much more deserving--and make much more sense--than Waluigi. I can think of several third-party characters I'd want before him.

I can think of several hundred.

enthropy
Mon Nov 19 18 04:26pm
Rating: 4

I rather have Toad/Toadette really. I wouldn't mind Waluigi either, but Toad(ette) is more deserving IMO.

But then again I'm stoked for Piranha Plant.

'how about Fjorm from Fire Emblem Heroes instead? No? Too bad, she's playable.'

Having Waluigi in Smash is fine but fans need to think bigger. Waluigi's Mansion, Paper Waluigi, Super Waluigi Galaxy; give Waluigi his own game.

You know these characters in Smash wouldn't be so bad, 20 years from now when the franchise has finally hit that bottom of the barrel I'll start Brand Smashers!

It took three games for Ridley to finally be added. Nintendo may be listening, but Nintendo doesn't care. Unless Waluigi and Geno have a game to market, it's highly unlikely that we'll see them any time soon. Odds are the DLC characters will be related to upcoming or recently released Nintendo games. I'll be very surprised if at least one of the DLC characters isn't one of the main Lords of the next FE.

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