Nintendo to remove offensive Native American designs from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Joanna Estrada
November 8, 2018

Ultimate Nintendo Direct, we were given the full roster of fighters that will be available on the game's December 7 launch. Game & Watch's side smash attack, as shown during a Japanese livestream (approximately 3:39:35), shows the character wearing a feather, referencing an offensive caricature of Native Americans. Game & Watch's Native American outfit into a video game. Ultimate which will alter one of Mr.

In a statement issued to Source Gaming, a Nintendo spokesperson said: 'Nintendo has been planning to distribute an update for Super Smash Bros.

In the Super Smash Bros. When he uses it, he transforms into a stereotypical Indian wearing a loincloth and feather, and he attacks with a flaming torch. The move doesn't appear to be in the Western version of the game, meaning someone at Nintendo had to have realized the imagery would have been unpalatable to an American audience, at least. 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. Ultimate an experience that is both welcoming and fun for everyone. Thank you. Thank you so much, not only on my behalf- but thank you for helping spread this on behalf of the Native community. What's more is that Nintendo recently revealed that a season pass will bring new characters down the line. Game & Watch fights like a combination of all the different characters. The initial change saw the feather removed from the character's hair, a change that will be similarly implemented before Super Smash Bros.

In the two English language posts on his Twitter, Sakurai confirms that the decision on who the characters will be is made by Nintendo, and then they set to work seeing how to adapt the character to Smash Bros. Ultimate trailer from June.

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