Despite the absence of additional character confirmations in recent weeks, the community surrounding Super Smash Bros. has been buzzing with excitement about what the final games on Wii U and 3DS may hold. After unleashing a Super Smash Bros. dedicated Nintendo Direct on fans, gamers have been debating what other combatants may be joining the fray, and today an existing character has gained a new form.
After his initial reveal at E3 2013, eventually resulting in meme infamy, The Villager from Animal Crossing has more than proven himself as a worthy adversary against the likes of Mario and Samus Aran. One aspect of the character that has been continuously brought up by gamers, however, is that it can appear as either a boy or a girl. Knowing this, series creator Masahiro Sakurai confirmed that Super Smash Bros. players will be able to choose between a male and female version of the character.
Sakurai himself revealed the information in the latest MiiVerse post.
“Pic of the day. You can choose to play as the girl villager too!! How lovely.”
Similarly to the previously announced Male Wii Fit Trainer, users will be able to choose which version of The Villager they want by selecting an alternate costume. Nintendo went one step further though, by showcasing some of the different looks that will be available for both genders — much like what’s available in the game that this protagonist originates from.
It appears that the various appearances will be selectable as alt. colors on the character select screen, which demonstrates that a lot of effort has been put into making the character as true to its roots as possible. This could mean big things for previously announced veterans and newcomers in terms of the potential for even more alternate costumes, but only time will tell what Sakurai and his team have in store.
This news only adds to the excitement surrounding the new Super Smash Bros. games, and the tournament scheduled to commence during E3 will only build the hype even further. Suffice to say, gamers have a lot to look forward to later this year, so stay tuned to Game Rant for more details on the games as they arrive.
Super Smash Bros. for 3DS is scheduled to hit in Summer 2014, while the Wii U version will land at some point in Winter 2014.
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