Rayman Is A Trophy In Super Smash Bros.

By Ishaan . July 13, 2014 . 11:40pm

This is a surprise. Director Masahiro Sakurai has revealed that Rayman is a trophy in the new Super Smash Bros. game. Sakurai announced the trophy via a post on Miiverse.

 

“In order to make Rayman’s trophy, we asked Ubisoft to share their references,” Sakurai writes.

 

“We were expecting to receive 2D drawing references for Rayman, but to our surprise, they sent us data of a brand new 3D model that they rendered for this game!! And that was how this trophy was created. It takes a lot of work creating each model, so it’s wonderful that the creators contributed their own efforts!!”

 

Tomorrow at 7 am PST, Nintendo will also reveal a new playable character for the game, via its official website.


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  • zferolie

    I have no idea what is even going on anymore…

  • jugss

    Oh no I don’t want him to be the character to be revealed tonight. I’d take Snake over him. I thought Ubisoft hates WiiU? So why give them a trophy spot? Shulk or Chrom pls!!!! Ezio is a better rep for Ubisoft than that creature.

  • admiral_slakoth

    looks like some hideous severed muppet guy-thing.

    • TeddyAltman

      You don’t know who Rayman is??? BRUH.

      • admiral_slakoth

        i do, but look at him. he didn’t look THAT bad in legends/origins.

  • Justin Graham

    Sakurai isn’t the troll we need, but the one we deserve.

    • God

      He is the troll we deserve, but not the one we need right now. So we will hate him, beacuse he can take it. Beacuse he’s not our troll. He is a silent mocker. A hype destroyer. A Meta Knight.

      http://s.quickmeme.com/img/6d/6dee8b5abfb1526e9f58fe47f80ccbca2ea050636185b49e2258c431a1ad2e12.jpg

      • David García Abril

        One little suggestion:

        Change “a Troll Knight” for “a Meta Knight”.

        That will mess people up. :D

        • God

          I’ll abide only beacuse your image reminds me of the incredible hapiness i’m feeling right now.

  • Carlos Luis Ayala

    :’(

  • Namuro

    Looks like he’s falling asleep. LOL

    “Heya guys! I’m Raymaaaaaaaaaannnnnn………..Z…ZZZ…

  • That Wrestling Guy

    Maybe this is like Sakurai’s tribute to Megaman, which means Rayman’s as dead as Megaman. That’s sad. What game with the word “man” will be buried next?

    • Adrian Duran

      Bomberman

      • That Wrestling Guy

        Oh yeah… lol What’s next?

        • Namuro

          Okkusenman!

          Hmm… How about Bravoman?

    • Mecha_the_Hedgehog

      Rayman is dead? I thought he got a new game like not even a year ago.

      • That Wrestling Guy

        Yeah, but it’s not Rayman 4.

        • Ethan_Twain

          Oh come on. By that logic Zelda’s been dead for decades because we’re still waiting on Zelda 3. Super Mario also for that matter. No Super Mario Bros 4? Mario is dead!

          Rayman 2D sidescrollers still come out every so often, are still coming from the same director that made the originals, and are still high quality. By ANY reasonable metric Rayman is not dead.

  • God

    As if Sakurai’s trolling wasn’t enough, the model Ubisoft sent just screams “U Mad Bro?”.

  • Zero_Destiny

    Whoah! :O

    This just makes my inner child really happy, honestly.

  • Mecha_the_Hedgehog

    We already got Pac-Man, Sonic, and Mega Man so i doubt they would get any more third party characters but it makes me wonder if this mean we might get assist trophies from more third parties then just Sega, Namco and Capcom.. That would be cool just think a giant celebration of not just Nintendo but videogames in general.

    • Ben Sylvia

      I am now hoping we get Shantae and Jack Frost from Shin Megami Tensei as Assists.

      • DragKudo

        Jack Frost needs to be a playable character

        • NeoStrayCat

          Plok needs to be a playable character. >_>

      • http://Tree.com/ Busterblader

        Shantae needs to be a playable character

      • Codename: D.A.V.I.D.

        Characters trophies from franchises that are usual on Nintendo consoles, nice. Some kind of appearance from series like Mutant Mudds, Shantae, Gunman Clive or Shovel Knight.

  • Hedgey

    http://puu.sh/aayGW.jpg
    Rayman you are drunk go home

  • Shippoyasha

    Oh great, Sakurai.

    Now I want Rayman playable.

  • Ecchitori-san

    Crash Bandicoot..

  • Guest

    DO SOMETHING IWATA!….

    • That guy

      Ok friend.

      “Please understand, this is what happens when you betray Nintendo.

      • Thatguy

        Rayman betrayed THE Nintendo family…

  • Suicunesol

    I haven’t played a Rayman game in many years. But I remember waaay back when I saw someone playing the first Rayman in the middle of class in 1995 when I was in second grade. It was my first exposure to video games and Rayman looked like a really memorable character because of his absence of limbs. To think he’s in SSB now… and I didn’t even think Rayman had much of a history on Nintendo platforms.

    • malek86

      People get too hung up about Legends, even though the situation around it was completely understandable for Ubisoft.

      But they forget that Rayman 2, one of the most acclaimed platformers of its time, debuted on the Nintendo 64 before all other platforms. It was also ported for the DS and 3DS as a launch title. Rayman 3 was also released for the Gamecube and GBA one month before the PS2 and Xbox. And if we wanna get technical, the Rabbids game (which at the time still had Rayman as main character) was one of the highlight Wii launch titles.

      The only game Nintendo didn’t get was the first one, but if you consider that the setting and style was completely different, and that Rayman 2 acted as a sort of “reboot”, it’s not really that important. (and the game did eventually arrive on GBA, where it was a showcase title)

      So yeah, Rayman actually has more of a history on Nintendo platforms than any other.

      • JMTHEFOX

        The first game actually had a GBA port though.

        • malek86

          Yeah, I had forgot about that. It also arrived on DSiWare later.

  • NeptuniasBeard

    I can’t wait to read the description on this one:

    This is the Rayman from the time he wound up on an island of marijuana and proceeded to trip all of the balls

  • NeoStrayCat

    Rayman? I’d rather have “Plok” instead. >_>

    And yes, I know how Rayman is looking right now all derpy and stuff.

    • GameTaco

      Detaching limbs before it was cool.

  • PIROS THE 3RD

    Plot Twist: The character revealed in five hours is not Rayman, Shulk, or Ridley. It’s Kite from the .hack series. If that ends up being the case, I’m getting Super Smash 4 for 3DS and Wii U for sure.

    • http://Tree.com/ Busterblader

      I’d buy every version of this game if that’s the case every version from every region

      • PIROS THE 3RD

        Oh, and a Piros the 3rd Assist Trophy that rarely appears and does nothing but dance in the background and override whatever music is playing with one of his theme songs. And when you do get him, you unlock moar .hack Secret Characters…after fighting them first.

        Also with Atoli and Alkaid Assist Trophies, because they are the best G.U. girls.

        Also also with Skeith as a boss.

        Also also ALSO, they should go ahead and cram every bit of .hack they can into this game.

        • http://Tree.com/ Busterblader

          Maybe that would actually get .hack some daylight

      • http://s1.zetaboards.com/Espada_of_Alexandria/index/ konpon568

        GO FOR BOTH PHYSICAL AND DIGITAL!!!

  • Krisi92

    Goemon probably won’t be playable, but we at least need a trophy of him…

  • Hagaren

    Dammit, I wanted him to be playable…. Oh well, nice to actually see him in the game, though. But what’s with the derp/drunk face?
    C’mon Travis Touchdown for today’s reveal!

    • Johnathan Lenig-Lopez

      Why wouldn’t he be playable? I think this is an early reveal that he is, given how odd it’d be for another company to be put in the game exclusively as a trophy. Also, they mentioned how they got “Data of a brand new model rendered for this game”. To me, that sounds like Ubisoft was prepping a playable character.

      • Hagaren

        I would be extremely happy if he were. He’s my no.1 most wanted character in the game right now. We’ll know in an hour. Fingers crossed!

  • s07195

    Or maybe this is just advertising for the Wii U version of the new Rayman game. Smash Bros does have a history of exposing players to other franchises, you know.
    I wouldn’t think too much of it, though tonight could prove me wrong.

  • JustJam

    Still curious to see if Bomberman will be included here.

  • Beta

    As an assist trophy, great! But Rayman as a character, imo, would just be… nothing to write him about for me. I would prefer these characters any time:
    1) Professor Layton
    2) Chrom
    3) Wonder Red/Blue
    4) Maybe Bomberman or Sora/Riku from KH (I know it’s impossible, but yeah XD)

    Oh, and add Megaman.EXE as a costume change for Megaman and that
    would make SSB4 as perfect as SSB can get. Like, really, in my eyes, it
    would beat any past or future installments as they just CAN’T top that
    for me X3

    • The Watcher

      Not going to happen.

      • Beta

        As if I didn’t know that. Let a man dream! XD

    • James Robert Thompson

      KH is never happening, if SE got a rep it’d be from Dragon Quest… probably Slime.

      • Beta

        Yeah, and I think neither can Bomberman with Hudson’s buy-out. But at least the other 3 has at least 1% chance happening X3

        • Spirit Macardi

          Well, technically Bomberman could happen if Konami hadn’t completely forgotten that they now own all of Hudson’s IPs.

    • CartmanKusanagi

      Don’t forget X, too!

  • Göran Isacson

    Quite surprising, considering how… let us say, “frosty” Ubisofts relationship with Nintendo seems to be as of late. Oh well, Rayman’s a pretty cool dude. This is alright.

    • AuraGuyChris

      Michel Ancel has the good relationship with Nintendo and thus he has a say in the matter with his creation Rayman.

      It’s his company that keeps making boneheaded decisions.

    • SakuStar Light

      i don’t see what you mean, i mean didn’t the latest rayman have a mario and luigi theme costume in it?

      • Göran Isacson

        True, but Rayman Legends was also delayed for six months, and Ubisoft has not been doing Nintendo many favors lately. ACIV for WiiU did not have some of the DLC that is available for the other consoles, games are delayed and they’ve apparently finished a game for the WIi u but won’t release it until the console have sold more than it currently has. Like I said, “frosty” relations.

        • SakuStar Light

          but if you do ur history ubi has been with nintendo since the N64-rayman 2 great escape, GCN-rayman 3/arena, wii-rayman rabbi, wii u rayman-new 2D version.

          • Göran Isacson

            True. But the Ubi that was aren’t the Ubi which is. Like you say, the only games that stand out on the Wii were the Rabbid games who were far easier to produce than the games for other platforms, and Wii U, as I said, came out WAY later than it did for the other consoles. Ubis big money these days are on other platforms, so they treat Nintendo far more frugal these days.

  • Andrés González

    Rayman?, really?, better have the L shape block from Tetris.

  • Jettythesunfish

    I saw this on the site and thought I was still dreaming. Glad to see I wasn’t.

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/BaoZakeruga BaoZakeruga

    Rayman is hella faded

  • Strawberry Starlet

    THE CHARACTER REVEAL TODAY IS MY LIFE.

  • idrawrobots

    I hope Watchdogs gets an trophy too.

    • Spirit Macardi

      It will, but only after the trophy’s been made available for months on other consoles.

    • CartmanKusanagi

      I don’t know about that… But I’d love for Michael DeSanta, Trevor Phillips, and Franklin Clinton to have trophies. (Who cares if GTA V isn’t on Wii U)

  • Codename: D.A.V.I.D.

    Well… This is sure something…

    Good news is that this opens the possibility to see some kind of Shin Megami Tensei, Professor Layton or Ace Attorney representation; among others.

  • triablos

    Rayman looks high as fuck lol. Hopefully in future smashes he’ll be in as a 3rd party competitor.

    • SlickRoach

      He’s been hanging with Snoop Dogg lately after their commercial so naturally he has easy access to the good stuff.

      • Snorlaxation

        Hey man, it’s Rayman!
        Legalize it

        (I’m sorry, I don’t even know …)

  • Kornelious

    That……Unexpected, but he fits in! :D

  • Kroz

    At this point smash is just “video games the video game”.

    …and I am okay with this.

  • SetzerGabbiani

    Flynn or Jack Frost in one of his incarnations…Frost Ace or Demonee-ho..maybe a Felyne…Klonoa..Ringabel…I mean, since we’re just throwing character trophies out there now.

  • Raltrios

    First thought: “He looks totally stoned.”

  • Nobody

    Not worth an announcement. In fact, it ruins the surprise.

  • Seth Rich

    Yeah, I’m kind of surprised they revealed it at all. Maybe this is their way of explaining why Rayman didn’t get in. He got stoned with his pal Globox and wasn’t able to perform for the smash bros auditions. Either that or Smash is just a great way to advertise other franchises now. Happy to see him though.

  • Γεώργιος Αρχαιοκαπηλίδης

    Rayman as a trophy? Why? His francise not that important in gaming history like Sonic, Metal Gear Solid and Pac-Man.

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