Nintendo to Remove Native American References From ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’

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Game & Watch's attacks referenced an offensive depiction of Native Americans. Ultimate in the first place. Mr. And unfortunately, one of the older Game & Watch games (Fire Attack) tasked players with defending an old timey fort while torch-wielding Native Americans - identifiable by the feathers protruding from their heads - crowded in for an attack. Ultimate, and the aforementioned character is Mr.

While it should hardly come as a surprise, Masahiro Sakurai has confirmed on Twitter. that the DLC line-up for Super Smash Bros. With the controversy still fresh, Nintendo has now decided to make a last-minute update to the highly-anticipated fighting game, removing Game & Watch's Native American imagery. Shortly after the live-stream made its rounds on the Internet, some fans were quick to express concerns over what they felt was a racist depiction of Native American culture. "The original game on which this depiction of the character is based was released more than three decades ago and does not represent our company values today".

Nintendo is making a few changes to their Super Smash Bros.

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"We sincerely apologize that this change was not noticed in our marketing material and [we] are continuing to make Super Smash Bros". Thank you. Thank you so much, not only on my behalf- but thank you for helping spread this on behalf of the Native community. Game & Watch seems to only be in the Japanese version of the game. The vintage character hails from Nintendo's pre-NES days, when the company was best known for its handheld LCD video games.

Taking to Twitter, Sakurai wrote: 'Super Smash Bros. Game & Watch's character didn't have this move in previous Smash games, and Nintendo had previously removed it from Fire Attack when the game was ported to Game Boy Advance in 2002 as part of Game & Watch Gallery 4. Ultimate trailer from June.

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