Waluigi Is An Assist Trophy In The Next Super Smash Bros.

By Spencer . February 26, 2014 . 11:29pm

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Luigi’s rival is in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. game, but he isn’t a playable character. Director Masahiro Sakurai announced Waluigi will be an assist trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Waluigi will be joined by other character assist trophies like Ashley from the WarioWare series and Starfy.

 

The game is slated for release in 2014.


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  • Crevox

    I’m sure this will make some people unhappy.

    Anyway, here’s his quote:
    Pic of the day. Once again, Waluigi’s Assist Trophy joins the collection!! …Which also means he’s not a playable character. Just because you try hard doesn’t mean you’ll make it into the battle.

    • Ixbran

      What a trollish way to introduce him as an assist trophy, I cant stop grinning.

      • MaskedHero99

        Hahah I learned what troll mes today and thats funny

    • Shippoyasha

      Yep. I freaking hate this. I love playing as Waluigi in Mario Sports games and he needs to be featured more as a unique character.

      This almost seems mean spirited now with so many assists in preview screens. It’s starting to sour me on the entire idea of assist trophies.

      • TheGioG

        Assist trophies like Mother Brain? Pretty damn cool.
        Assist trophies like Skull Kid and Ashley? Still neat choices, yet they could have brought something interesting to the table as playable characters.

      • hazelnut1112

        Won’t happen unless we get something like Super Wario Bros.

      • Armane

        I’d much rather Daisy as a Mario Sports rep.

    • hazelnut1112

      That last sentence cracks me up every time.

    • Göran Isacson

      Ha ha I am loving it. Can’t say I get the “try hard”, like… what part of Waluigi has ever been about “effort”?

    • Eder García

      it’s official. Sakurai has mastered the secret art of trolling

      • Ben Sylvia

        It’s only now official?
        Thought it was official after all the other times he’s subtly trolled people who want X character in.

        Like when the Pyrosphere was first shown, vague comments about Samus’ nemesis may appear.

        This man could be a god of trolling.

  • Megaoverlord12

    I’m sorry but… ah… Waluigi’s hand… Ugh

    • Ixbran

      No point in giving him normal, non fisted hands if he isn’t going to use them for anything other than swinging around a tennis racket.

      • Megaoverlord12

        I know but it just looks… bad.

    • https://twitter.com/Onyzora Ony

      They seems to have used the old mesh and updated only his head :o

  • Andrew A

    SAKURAAAAAAI!

  • TheGioG

    Sakurai, please. Don’t confine Isaac and Lyn to assist trophy slots (They are capable of so much more). That would just be toying with our hearts…

    • Ben Sylvia

      I agree, Isaac could be interesting with some of the skills from GS. But there are other FE characters I’d like to see playable more than Lyn. Ephraim for a lance wielder instead of another sword user, or any magic user. Smash needs some ranged characters :(

      • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

        Why not just have Chrom be a Lancer, who has falchion as back up, we get either Sveta from Golden Sun as an assist trophy or maybe Tiki from Fire Emblem who comes and transforms into a dragon and proceeds to leaved the field #rekt. Then we can have felix and matthew be costumes for Issac. Put in Alex as an Assist trophy and give us an Axe user from FE maybe Gerome or Vaike. I’d also like the Hooded MU from FE be playable.

        Then we get Bayonetta as a playable transforming character and Wonder Juan Double Zeds

        • Ben Sylvia

          While it would be a nice change if Chrom wielded a lance, I’m sure Sakurai will stick him with his signature weapon. Maybe the lance for one or two specials to differentiate him from the other sword lords.

          I would praise Sakurai as a god if he put Gerome or Vaike in as playable, but I doubt anyone who isn’t a lord, significant to the plot, or a main antagonist has a chance of being playable. So most likely axe man is Hector.

          Tiki is my first choice for an Awakening assist trophy. XD

    • hazelnut1112

      The difference between Waluigi and Isaac is that Isaac is more of an actual protagonist of an established franchise with two games. While Waluigi is just a side character that only shows up in Spinoff series.

      • Rasputing

        Three games. The original, Lost Age, Dark Dawn

        • hazelnut1112

          Dark Dawn never happened.

    • NintendoPSXTheSecond

      I want Shulk, am I alone in this venture?

    • ZEROthefirst

      As much as I love Mega Man, if Isaac makes it outside of assist trophy I’m going to absolutely no life main him lol

  • NeptuniasBeard

    I’m sure this will be devastating to all of Waluigi’s fan

    • MaskedHero99

      Is thr any

      • Crevox

        Well, if you look at a forum like GameFAQs, quite a few people are distraught by this news. Some are even wishing very ill things upon Sakurai for posting this, in combination with his comment that came with the post.

        I don’t really want to go deeper on what they’re saying, as some of it is… really really bad, very immature, and inappropriate. Let’s just say they are not happy.

        • Thatguy

          as some of it is… really really bad, very immature, and inappropriate.

          It’s a Gamefaq. What did you expect from them?

      • J_Joestar

        i’m sure pretty much every character has some fans.

  • Nanaki

    Anyone else notice Mario in that screenshot?

    • Namuro

      Shhh…! He’s trying to hide!

  • http://people.ign.com/rob1610 rob1610

    Damn! I like Waluigi and would love to see him playable. But at the same time, I don’t want too many Mario characters and they already have 5 in it: Mario, Luigi, Peach, Rosalina and Bowser.

    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

      Yoshi too and Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong

      • http://people.ign.com/rob1610 rob1610

        I didn’t mention them because while Yoshi and Donkey Kong can be considered part of the Mario universe, they also have their own games. That and Diddy Kong is just DK’s partner in Mario games.

  • TheSegaMan

    I just want new fighters. It would be even better if they were third party fighters.

    • MaskedHero99

      Whats thrid party exactly mean

      • Namuro

        Characters that aren’t from Nintendo; like Rockman, and Sonic, for example.

        Since Bandai Namco is also on board in the development, a lot of people are expecting characters from games like The Tales of series, Tekken, etc. to show up as well.

        • MaskedHero99

          Then whats second party

          • hazelnut1112

            Second party would be a studio not fully acquired by Nintendo but at the same time only makes games exclusive for that publisher.
            Retro used to be a third party developer until Nintendo went out and fully bought them and now they became first party.

          • Guest

            It’s a colloquial term, I think it could be applied to Bayonetta, for example.

            But in reality there are only first and third party. If we take Nintendo, their First Party characters would be Mario, Link, Samus, Kyle Hyde, Wonder-Red, etc.; Third Party characters would be every other character that was in someway on a Nintendo console, then we would have Professor Layton, Phoenix Wright, Pacman, Sonic, Klonoa, Derek Stiles, etc. and yes, Yoshimitsu and Jin.

        • MaskedHero99

          Yoshimtisu from tekken or jin

          • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

            No

          • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

            How about Klonoa?^_^

          • Spirit Macardi

            THIS! THIS! THIS! THIS! THIS! THIS! THIS! THIS! THIS! THIS! THIS! THIS! THIS! THIS! THIS! THIS! THIS! THIS! THIS! THIS!

          • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

            How about Jack Frost :P

          • http://Tree.com/ Busterblader

            HE’D BE PERFECT FOR THIS GAME!!!!

    • subsamuel01

      I wouldn’t mind more third parties, Megaman and Sega were great selections, hopefully we get a few more. Always nice having new characters.

    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

      Jack frost deserves to be in Smash :P

  • Rohan Viajar

    release for 2014, and yet no full roster yet?
    I know I’m kinda impatient, but I’m getting so anxious already.

    JUST GIVE ME THE DANG NAMES T___T

    • J_Joestar

      it is better to slowly leak it and have you keep coming back than to reveal it all at once, have everyone talk about it a lot for a week, then remain relatively silent until release.

      • Rohan Viajar

        That makes sense.

  • Tonton Ramos

    BAH! Put Daisy in Smash Bros as Assist Trophy as well!

  • anthony apduhan

    Great now Wario is all alone and sad again…

    • hazelnut1112

      Not unless someone from WarioWare makes it as a playable character. I prefer Jimmy T or Mona.

      • AuraGuyChris

        Or Ashley…

        Oh wait.

  • Ixbran

    This is all I have to say on the matter.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3UZbYf9tA8

  • Atmey

    Damn I wanted to spend more Waluigi quality time.

  • MaskedHero99

    THANK GOD .I thought I was a character revile when I clicked this link. This guy would be terrible to add to the cast

  • Ben Sylvia

    Yeah, only the REALLY delusional fans of Waluigi thought he had a chance. He’s only ever been in sports/racing/party/dancing games people! He has nothing to base a moveset on aside from being a generic sports character! And there are other characters more qualified for that I’m sure!

    People need to be realistic in their character hopes. Like everyone thinking Shadow has a shot. He has the the same chance as evey other Sonic and Sega owned character.

    So with that rant over, let’s bet on who might get confirmed tomorrow. Here’s to ice climbers or Falco.

  • Chaos_Knight

    Butthurt Waluigi fans. Buttburt Waluigi fans everywhere.

    I’m laughing.

    • 4shiki

      Their tears are delicious!

      • Sakurazaki

        They fill my goblet with whine!

        (jk, it sucks D:)

  • MrJechgo

    Now to shut Waluigi fans who wanted him as a PC… Seriously, that got on everyone’s nerves…

  • subsamuel01

    It’s actually good that he’s not playable, the Mario franchise already has 5 fighters.

  • http://www.shonengamez.com/ GameEmpireHD (Kaitou)

    Waluigi didn’t deserved to be in the game as a player anyway. Come at me.

  • Guest

    The call that never came for Waluigi…

    http://i.imgur.com/D0Owe2f.jpg

    • PreyMantis

      TT_TT
      That’s just disheartening to see…

  • Hinataharem

    Wawawawawawa

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    Waluiiigi Time……T_T

  • Yan Zhao

    Thank god he’s not a character. He’d just be a waste of a slot like Wario was in Brawl. Give us more characters we care about like Fire Emblem characters.

  • Prinny Dood

    I want shadow the hedgehog dood!

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      Put Prinny Dood.^_^

      • Prinny Dood

        Oh help no dood! One throw and instant K.O dood

        • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

          What are u talking dood? Don’t u have ultimate scarf here? U can even steal Super Luigi scarf lol.^_^

          • Prinny Dood

            Your re right dood! Thanks dood!

  • http://Tree.com/ Busterblader

    Please please please sakurai I’m begging you please put Felix in this game and if you don’t put him in at least put Isaac in and give him a Felix costume I’m begging you please hear my cries!

  • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

    A second party would be Genius Sonority for instance

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