It’s no secret that both Donkey Kong and Bowser are appearing in Vicarious Visions’ upcoming Skylander SuperChargers. However, it’s been revealed that the developers had their sights on a number of other Nintendo characters that unfortunately never came to fruition.
One idea was for Princess Peach to become a Warrior Princess, complete with sword. Unsurprisingly, Nintendo didn’t approve of such an idea, stating that this would be out of character for Mario’s dainty little lady. This led to Nintendo stating that, going forward, all Super Mario Bros. hero characters were off limits. A real shame, especially when a developer is trying to attract more female gamers by having strong female protagonists.
Undeterred, the developer proposed Kirby as a potential character, explaining that his ability to suck up enemies and bounce around the screen would be perfect for the Skylanders game. The only problem here was that Kirby is still partly owned by HAL Laboratory, therefore creating a whole world of licensing issues.
Fox McCloud was also a possibility that was toyed with. Once again, however, our favorite furry Arwing pilot didn’t make it in, possibly due to the fact that a certain Star Fox game is about to hit the Wii U and Nintendo want as much focus on its own title rather than a third party.
Skylanders SuperChargers will release on September 20. We will be sure to keep you updated should there be any developments regarding further Nintendo characters appearing in the game after its release.
What are your thoughts on this? Are Nintendo’s reasons for withholding certain characters from the game valid? Sound off in the comments below.
Source: Nintendo Everything