It turns out that the Rayman DLC "leak" was an elaborate hoax put together by YouTuber Artsy Omni. He's since released the above video detailing how he went about the process and it provides fans with an ample amount of insight into how hoaxes of this calibre can be made. Despite convincing many that Rayman would was indeed the real deal, there's no question how talented this man is.
One of the biggest games that arrived last year was Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. The pair of titles crammed an absurd number of iconic video game mascots into a single game in order for them to duke it out across a number of different in-game battlegrounds, and the end result was one of our favorite titles of 2014. While the roster for the fighting game is the largest in the franchise's history, some gamers were left hoping for more playable fighters.
Now alleged photos (and even a video for a short time before it was taken down) featuring Ubisoft's limbless hero Rayman as a new fighter have emerged and they appear to be make quite a convincing argument. Initially emerging on 4Chan, the images and corresponding video that have "leaked" are either legit or a very convincing work. Since the aforementioned online community originally leaked images and gameplay of the entire Super Smash Bros. roster, we figured it would be a fun thing for our readers to see and generate their own verdict on.
The images in question show off the already confirmed upcoming, downloadable fighter Mewtwo from Pokemon, as well as what appears to be an in-game shop where players can presumably purchase additional content for real-world money. If that's the case, then Rayman (if he is indeed joining the roster) could very well only be the tip of the iceberg in terms of add-on combatants. The floodgates would also open to additional stages, trophies, modes and more – something that few diehard fans would be against.
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Rayman initially surprised fans when he appeared in Super Smash Bros. as a trophy. Since the inclusion of a third-party character is a bit of a rare occurrence – with Mega Man, Pac-Man and Sonic rounding out the guest roster in the latest entries – fans were left wondering if Ubisoft's cutesy protagonist was originally suppose to be a controllable newcomer before being shafted to the role of a trophy.
Again, we urge readers to take all of these screenshots with a dump truck's worth of salt, but they are interesting nonetheless. Now, the only real question we have is whether or not Rayman will receive an amiibo figure? Better yet, how would that even work given his lack of limbs? Perhaps we'll never know if these turn out to be fake.
What would you think of Rayman joining Super Smash Bros. as a playable fighter? What other characters would you like to see be added to the game as DLC? Get at us in the comments.