Sakurai Reveals Takamaru Was Almost Playable in Super Smash Bros.

Mewtwo DLC “nearly finished” as well!

By Marc Deschamps. Posted 03/23/2015 07:00 2 Comments     ShareThis

With the release of Super Smash Bros. on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, years of speculation in regards to the active roster finally came to an end. Well, in most cases, at least. Developer Masahiro Sakurai usually keeps a tight lip on which characters missed the cut, but recently revealed one character that nearly made the roster!

Takamaru, the protagonist from Mysterious Murasame Castle on NES, was considered as a playable character. The team decided against the character early in the development process, as it was believed he wouldn’t be familiar enough to most fans. Instead, the character appeared in the game as an assist trophy. While Mysterious Murasame Castle is a bit more obscure compared to Nintendo’s other franchises, Takamaru has appeared twice on Wii U already. The original game is available on the Virtual Console, and Takamaru’s Ninja Castle was one of the solo attractions in Wii U launch title Nintendo Land.

That wasn’t the only information Sakurai provided on the titles, however. Sakurai also gave an update on the upcoming Mewtwo DLC for Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. The developer revealed that the DLC is “nearly finished,” meaning that fans should be able to play as the Super Smash Bros. Melee veteran in the very near future!

Would you have liked to see Takamaru appear in the latest Super Smash Bros. titles? As always, let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

Source: Nintendo Everything

2 Responses to “Sakurai Reveals Takamaru Was Almost Playable in Super Smash Bros.

  • 81 points
    Anthony Pelone says...

    While I’m saddened Takamaru didn’t make the cut, I’m tickled that Sakurai was aware of all the insane Miiverse suggestions (Goku and SpongeBob).

    And yay Mewtwo!

  • 1379 points
    xeacons says...

    It’s spin-offs lke SSB that we get to know obscure characters. Up until the VC release of Earthbound, Smash was the only place I knew Ness. I hadn’t ever really got into Fire Emblem until recently either. And don’t get me started on Captain Falcon. I’m actually interested in this Muresame Castle game now.

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