Waluigi Returns as an Assist Trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS

He’s not playable, but he’ll still be joining the brawl!

By Anthony Vigna. Posted 02/27/2014 14:00 6 Comments     ShareThis

Masahiro Sakurai, creator of Super Smash Bros., recently announced on Miiverse that Waluigi will be returning to the fray once more as an Assist Trophy in the upcoming Wii U and 3DS games. Based on the picture he released, Waluigi seems to function in the same way he did in Brawl, as he’s shown holding a tennis racket.

Sadly, this means that he will not be playable, but I’ll still chalk this up as a victory for Waluigi. I’m a firm advocate for using Waluigi more as a character, so seeing him in any form is personally a cause for celebration. The day Nintendo removed him from Mario Kart 7 was a massive catastrophic disaster, so it’s good to see that a crisis was averted with the latest Super Smash Bros. games. Okay, it wasn’t actually that big of a deal, but I’m excited nonetheless! Maybe this will mark the start of the Year of Waluigi. Maybe.

What is your take on Waluigi’s return as an assist trophy? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: Miiverse

6 Responses to “Waluigi Returns as an Assist Trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS”

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    Toadlord says...

    As when he was revealed for brawl, my take is: “They have the character model RIGHT THERE. Let me play as the guy.”

    Some of you may remember that Waluigi was my most wanted character back in Nintendojo’s last poll. Part of this is OCD in just wanting the full four set of plumbers to play as, but I really think they had a good chance to make a unique moveset based off the party and sports games.

    But yes, as Anthony said, it’s great to see Waluigi get more representation. Even if that means he’s stuck playing small roles for now.

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    • 180 points
      Anthony Vigna says...

      I wish Nintendo would break him out of his small roles and let him star in his own game, but I know how incredibly unlikely that would be.

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    • 63 points
      Jake Shapiro says...

      Doesn’t he at least need to appear in a real Mario game before he gets his own game? Right now he exists solely in spinoffs. So I’m okay with him not being a playable character. What would his move set even be? He’d just be a slightly modified Mario/Luigi clone. At least Wario has his own distinctive style in Super Smash Bros.

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        Anthony Vigna says...

        I think the development team would be competent enough to give him a unique moveset. Characters exist in the Smash Bros. universe that didn’t have much to go on either. Just look at Captain Falcon. He’s from a racing game, yet his moveset and overall personality on the battlefield is well known in the fanbase.

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    excaliburguy says...

    And so, the GameFaqs Smash forum was thrown into chaos with the news of Waluigi’s nonplayability. There may have been casualties…

    Seriously, some people were obsessed with Waluigi on GameFaqs.

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    says...

    Actually, Cap’t Falcon was a relative unknown before Smash Bros. 64 outside of the “hardcore” Nintendo universe.

    Now everybody and their grandma knows what a FAL-Con . . . PUNCH!!! is.

    Buddy’s got character. Cap’t Falcon that is. He brings with him the entire universe of F-Zero – and makes that Universe come alive in everything from stages to trophies to items.

    What’s Waluigi got? Is he going to come out with a golf-club or a tennis racket or something? I mean, I’ve never liked Wario or Waluigi. I don’t mean I hate them, but they never drew me into their products/brands/personalities the way other Nintendo icons did, from Super Mario to Fox McCloud.

    Truthfully, I’d be disappointed if Waluigi was in this game. Unless it came with the stretch that they were going to make a really interesting move-set for him that would not only distinguish him from the crowd but make him fun to play. But really . . . what are the chances of that . . . for Waluigi?

    He’s lucky he’s a trophy. His personality, character, and the world’s he exhibits can be adequately displayed with a trophy. He doesn’t have stages, or items, or even a home-world to call his own.

    He tags along on other people’s adventures, and only the ones that don’t matter (and revolve around fun – not rescuing princesses).

    Adding Waluigi would have been the same as adding the Wii-Fit Trainer. It’s a big sign to the world that reads: “We don’t have any more memorable IP’s to mine.”

    Which would bring around the uncomfortable question: “Why didn’t you create some in the past fifteen years?”

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