Published: Thu, November 08, 2018
IT | By Lester Massey

Nintendo To Delete Racist Caricature From 'Super Smash Bros Ultimate'

Nintendo To Delete Racist Caricature From 'Super Smash Bros Ultimate'

Ultimate showed Mr Game & Watch don an insensitive Native American sprite. "Ultimate an experience that is both welcoming and fun for everyone", Nintendo apologises that this change slipped by in its marketing material and plans to change it ahead of its 7th December release.

Mr. Game & Watch is an amalgam of characters from the Game & Watch games, a line of handheld electronic games produced by Nintendo from 1980 to 1991. The game in question is Super Smash Bros.

The original game is of course reflective of a different time when racist depictions of "American Indians" were considered socially acceptable in mainstream arenas.

Original: Best Buy's Nintendo Switch Kiosks will soon have a playable demo of 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. In response to Nintendo's statement, one Twitter user said, "Oh my God". 2002's Game & Watch Gallery 4 included the Fire Attack game, which again featured Mr.


Sakurai also made a separate tweet asking politely for the internet not to dogpile his team with requests, stating that he appreciates the fanbase's passion but would like people to not flood him with requests unless they specifically ask for it.

During Nintendo's Japanese livestream of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate that removes the feather from the silhouette of Mr. "Game & Watch", a Nintendo spokesperson told Eurogamer today.

The initial change saw the feather removed from the character's hair, a change that will be similarly implemented before Super Smash Bros.

On Monday, Sakurai confirmed in a tweet that the Smash Bros. Ultimate game that were unveiled internationally.

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