Offensive Stereotype to Be Removed from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Nintendo Japan held a livestream today which focused on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, during which viewers saw that one of Mr. Game & Watch’s in-game attacks has the character transform into the silhouette of what is intended to be a Native American, identified by several features including a feather on his head.

Naturally, this sparked some controversy, and Nintendo has reached a decision to remove the offensive portrayal in a future update.

Nintendo of America has already released an official statement regarding the situation, thanks to the folks over at Source Gaming:

“Nintendo has been planning to distribute an update for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate that removes the feather from the silhouette of Mr. Game & Watch. The original game on which this depiction of the character is based was released more than three decades ago and does not represent our company values today.

We sincerely apologize that this change was not noticed in our marketing material and are continuing our work to make Super Smash Bros. Ultimate an experience that is both welcoming and fun for everyone.”

We applaud the inclusivity of Nintendo and their quick response to the situation.


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Micah has been playing games since his first pong machine, and has been writing for as long as he could grip a pencil and not drool on the paper. So, for about a week.

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